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N.Y. Army Guard aircrews assist in forest fire fightingOpen in a New Window

ALTONA, N.Y. - New York Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews from 3rd Battalion, 142nd
A New York Army National Guard  UH-60  assigned to 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation, flies over a 526-acre forest fire in Flat Rock State Forest in Altona, N.Y., on July, 13, 2018 during a fire fighting mission.  Two UH-60s  responded to a forest fire that broke out in Altona, N.Y., on July 12 on July 13 and again on July 15.

 

PATRIOT North 18 exercise kicks off at Volk Field, WisconsinOpen in a New Window

VOLK FIELD, Wis. – Natural disasters cause a great amount of devastation each year. They can happen
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Wielock from the 103rd Airlift Wing Civil Engineering Squadron, East Granby, Conn., uses a chainsaw to cut some debris blocking a road during a training scenario for PATRIOT North 18 at Volk Field, Wis., July 15, 2018.

 

Calif. National Guard members train for wildfire battlesOpen in a New Window

CAMP ROBERTS, Calif. — It’s early, but the California Army National Guard's response to the 2018
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David Baldwin, left, adjutant general of the California National Guard, confers with Lt. Col. Jeffrey Corella, commander, 144th Field Artillery Battalion, 100th Troop Command, 40th Infantry Division, and John Winder, military asset coordinator of California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) July 12, 2018, at Camp Roberts, California, where more than 500 Guardsmen are training for ground operations to battle wildfires in the next few days.

 

Colo. Guard helicopter crews return from the Spring FireOpen in a New Window

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The Spring Fire incident commander has released the Colorado National Guard
The 1157th Engineer Company (firefighters) from the Colorado National Guard conduct a training exercise to prepare for any real-world incident at the Spring Creek Fire helipad in Fort Garland, Colo., July 6, 2018.

 

Guard taking steps to defeat ongoing enemy: sexual assaultOpen in a New Window

ARLINGTON, Va. – Recognizing sexual assault as a serious threat to military professionalism and
Seal of the National Guard Bureau

 

Guard Soldiers educate tomorrow’s cyber-security expertsOpen in a New Window

SEATAC, Wash. - A Soldier opens his laptop, and the attack begins. Spc. Sunia Laulile, Alpha
Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Anderson, Joint Force Headquarters, Washington National Guard, advises Cpt. Sameer Puri, 56th Theater Information Operations Group, during the International Collegiate Cyber Defense Invitational, July 6, 2018, at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington. Washington National Guard Soldiers attended the International Collegiate Cyber Defense Invitational to help educate information technology students on their responses to cyber-attacks.

 

Civil engineers complete deployment readiness trainingOpen in a New Window

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – Eighty-four members of the 137th Special Operations Civil
Airman 1st Class Kevin Coulter, a pavement and heavy equipment operator with the 137th Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron (137th SOCES), Oklahoma City, dumps a scoop of dirt from a loader during deployment readiness training at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California, June 26, 2018. The 137th SOCES members train at a regional training site every three years as a part of this deployment readiness training.

 

Army Combat Fitness Test set to become new PT test of recordOpen in a New Window

FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better
Pfc. Alex Colliver, foreground, pulls a 90-pound sled 50 meters that simulates the strength needed in pulling a battle buddy out of harm's way during a pilot for the Army Combat Fitness Test, a six-event assessment designed to reduce injuries and replace the current Army Physical Fitness Test.

 

Army Guard Soldiers to see changes in Tuition Assistance programOpen in a New Window

ARLINGTON, Va. – Changes to the Army National Guard’s Tuition Assistance program are set to go into
GI Bill Manager Sgt. Eric Rasmussen and Federal Tuition Assistance Manager Sgt. 1st Class Teresa Anthony discuss education benefits in the Minnesota National Guard's Education Office in Saint Paul, Minn.

 

Nevada Air National Guard joins firefighting effortOpen in a New Window

RENO, Nev. - The National Interagency Fire Center has requested one C-130 aircraft and aircrew from
A 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard, C-130 aircraft sits on the flight-line July 5, 2018 moments before leaving Reno for Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado to assist federal agencies there with several fires burning in the Centennial State.

 

Colo. National Guard supporting Spring Fire responseOpen in a New Window

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado National Guard members are on duty assisting the Spring Fire incident
Colorado Army National Guardsmen, Private Joshua Breeden, radios higher authorities for an authorization tp pass for a civilian traveling through a road closer. Breeden is a member of Task Force Security assisting Boulder County Sheriff's Office with Cold Springs fire relief efforts in Boulder Colo., July 11, 2016.

 

First combat training capability enhances relationshipsOpen in a New Window

FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Approximately 3,500 Soldiers from the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the
National Guard Soldiers participating in a combat training capability (XCTC) conduct a battery defense, June 13, 2018, at Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Army Guard regional training institutes crucial to growthOpen in a New Window

ARLINGTON, Va. – Ensuring Soldiers receive the training they need is one of the key components of
An instructor with the Idaho Army National Guard’s 204th Regiment (Regional Training Institute), right, looks on as students prepare an M1 Abrams tank for a training evolution at Gowen Field, Idaho. Located in every state and part of the One Army School System, the Army National Guard-run regional training institutes provide training on a variety of subjects ranging from leadership courses needed for promotion to functional training on specific systems, equipment and procedures as well as courses for those transitioning to a new military operational specialty.

 

National Guard getting disaster communications systemOpen in a New Window

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - June marks the start of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, and U.S.
The Army's Project Manager Tactical Network, supported by Communication Electronics Command (CECOM) trainers, provided new equipment training and a leadership demonstration for the Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal (DIRECT) system to the Indiana National Guard 738th Company in Lafayette, Indiana, in January 2018.

 

Soldiers train to detect, defend against electronic warfareOpen in a New Window

CAMP GRAYLING, Mich. - Knowing your location and the location of the enemy is paramount on the
Oscar Hernandez, second from lef), a training specialist from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Agency, guides Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1487th Transportation Company on how to detect electromagnetic interference on an AN/PSN-13 Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) June 23, 2018, during annual training at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in Grayling, Mich. This training provides Soldiers guidance in the event they encounter a contested electronic warfare environment.

 

ARNG 4.0 reflected in Kentucky brigade’s trainingOpen in a New Window

GREENVILLE, Ky.— The National Guard has remained an ever-evolving organization. 1636, 1792, 1861,
Soldiers with the 149th Brigade Support Battalion guide their vehicles to a decontamination site during an exercise at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., June 19, 2018. More than 1,000 Soldiers of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade participated in a modified annual training to test the interoperability of units within the brigade in a fully operational environment.

 

Vt. Guard pilot gets Kolligian Trophy for extraordinary skillOpen in a New Window

WASHINGTON - Lt. Col. Daniel Finnegan, Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Fighter Wing plans
Lt. Col Daniel Finnegan receives the Koren Kolligian Trophy certificate from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., June 25, 2018.

 

Fifteen exceptional employers recognized for top honorOpen in a New Window

WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense announced the 15 recipients of the 2018 Secretary of Defense
Recipients of the Defense Department's Freedom Award were announced June 26, 2018.

 

Alaska Air National Guard rescue crews save injured climberOpen in a New Window

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —An Alaska Air National Guard rescue team saved the life of
A 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk conducts hoist training June 5, 2018, at Eklutna Glacier during a fini flight for Chief Master Sgt. Lance Jordan, command chief master sergeant for the Alaska Air National Guard. A similar helo was involved in the weekend rescue of a critically injured climber.

 

Army to extend 1-station unit training for Infantry SoldiersOpen in a New Window

WASHINGTON - In 2019, the Army will extend one-station unit training for Infantry Soldiers from 14
U.S. Army Infantry Soldiers-in-training assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, begin their first day of Infantry one-station unit training (OSUT) February 10, 2017, on Sand Hill, Fort Benning, Ga. In 2019, the Army will extend one-station unit training for Infantry Soldiers from 14 weeks to 22 weeks.

 

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7/19/2018
Missouri National Guard Association Board of Directors Meeting

8/11/2018 » 8/16/2018
EANGUS 47th Annual National Conference

8/16/2018
Missouri National Guard Association Board of Directors Meeting

8/24/2018 » 8/27/2018
NGAUS 140th General Conference & Exhibition

9/20/2018
Missouri National Guard Association Board of Directors Meeting

"New" Friday Firearm Drawings - First Drawing on June 30, 2017; Concluding Drawing on June 22, 2018