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  • Indiana National Guard participates in Cyber Shield 2016

    Apr 29, 2016

    The Indiana National Guard's Computer Network Defense Team participated in their first exercise as a unit during Cyber Shield 2016.

  • Operation Patriot Bandoleer: 1 million miles of real-world training

    Apr 28, 2016

    Gathered in long convoys of military trucks, National Guard units from Nebraska, South Carolina and Pennsylvania thundered through the front gates of Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, North Carolina, from April to May. Their mission, Operation Patriot Bandoleer, was a rare real-world training opportunity for more than 800 National Guard and 500 Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • State Partnership brings long-lasting benefits

    Apr 27, 2016

    Illisky Training Center, Kazakhstan- International exercises provide Servicemembers from many nations the opportunity to experience new cultures, learn from their international counterparts, and broaden their military skills.

  • Realistic challenges highlight New York National Guard Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 27, 2016

    A land navigation course which kicked off in the pre-dawn darkness, and more smoke and explosions during the stress shoot event were among the challenges facing nine New York Army National Guard Soldiers competing in the state's Best Warrior Competition.

  • Texas Guardsman foils terror plot in Denmark; awarded high Danish Defense Medal

    Apr 27, 2016

    "Capt. Grimm provided actionable intelligence about a bomb threat against a school in Denmark," said Col. Steve Warren, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. "The information he provided helped to foil a plot, and resulted in an arrest and a confiscation of explosives. Brad's work likely saved the lives of Danish citizens."

  • Arizona National Guard partners with Ponderosa Fire Advisory Council

    Apr 27, 2016

    Arizona National Guard Soldiers participate in emergency response exercise hosted by the Ponderosa Fire Advisory Council, at Camp Navajo.

  • National Guard Apaches transferred to Oahu

    Apr 27, 2016

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Soldiers and civilians tirelessly worked to move 24 AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters from multiple National Guard units across the United States to Honolulu from Oct. 2015 to April 2016. The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Pacific Command, Army National Guard Bureau personnel and PASHA, a civilian shipping company, combined efforts to transfer these aircraft to active duty Army units as part of the Aviation Restructure Initiative to help cut Army Aviation costs and replace the mission capability of the retired OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Reconnaissance Helicopter.

  • Realistic Challenges Highlight New York National Guard Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 26, 2016

    CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE -- A land navigation course which kicked off in the pre-dawn darkness, and more smoke and explosions during the stress shoot event were among the challenges facing nine New York Army National Guard Soldiers competing in the state's Best Warrior Competition here April 20-24.

  • Arizona man thanks Nevada Guard Soldiers for saving his life

    Apr 26, 2016

    It was a moment that changed Ronaldo De la Ree's life, but for several months he did not know who saved his unconscious body from a fiery car wreck.

  • North Dakota Guard helps outfit national ambulance service in Ghana

    Apr 24, 2016

    The North Dakota National Guard, through its State Partnership Program (SPP), along with U.S. Africa Command last week assisted with the delivery of more than $7,300 in medical supplies to the Ghanaian National Ambulance Service.

  • Search and Rescue Soldiers participate in Balikatan 2016

    Apr 22, 2016

    Balikatan means shoulder to shoulder in the Philippine's. That is the goal, the theme, and the point of a series of annual exercises that where held here during April in the Philippines. Balikatan is a series of preparedness exercises that are staged through-out the country incorporating the Armed Forces of the Philippines, US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and the National Guard.

  • Virgin Island National Guard train at Camp McCain

    Apr 22, 2016

    Camp McCain Training Center welcomes Virgin Island National Guard back for weapons qualification.

  • Texas Guard teams up with other agencies to rescue more than 200 from floods

    Apr 22, 2016

    Texas National Guard members from the 736th Component Repair Company, 36th Infantry Division, pulled 140 people to safety from severe flooding in Houston.

  • National Guard Transportation Soldiers practice close-combat

    Apr 21, 2016

    JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, D.C. (April 16, 2016) - What looked like combat on the battlefield was actually a regular drill weekend of National Guard training. Soldiers from the 547th Transportation Company, or 547th TC, spent a day learning Modern Army Combatives.

  • South Carolina Army National Guard twins look back on historic flood response

    Apr 21, 2016

    Six months after historic flooding devastated parts of South Carolina, many residents are taking time to reflect on the events of those days in early October 2015, while others are still trying to get back to their normal lives. Among those are two South Carolina National Guardsmen, who are South Carolina natives and public servants. The Sirmon twins are just now able to look back on their involvement in the flood response.

  • National Guard soldiers learn mechanic skills at ANAD

    Apr 21, 2016

    This month, 67 soldiers from the 1072nd Maintenance Company in the Michigan National Guard have been training alongside the civilians of Anniston Army Depot. The first two weeks of training were held primarily in the Stryker shops where 31 soldiers were taught to disassemble, troubleshoot and repair Stryker components, including the vehicle's diesel engine.

  • Military lawyers help cyber warriors navigate the 21st century battlefield

    Apr 21, 2016

    The 21st century cyber battlefield continues to rapidly evolve as more military and government agencies partner up to combat potential threats and new challenges, some of w hi, but these emerging alliances do present a new set of challenges, some of which require assistance from an unlikely source: a lawyer.

  • Mississippi Guard members provide unique capabilities to warfighter exercise

    Apr 20, 2016

    The 114th Digital Liaison Detachment, headquartered in Rolling Fork, M.S., played a significant part in the war fighting techniques of the future during a recent training exercise.

  • Alaska National Guard Soldier breaks stereotypes with style

    Apr 19, 2016

    Sgt. Brianna McMillen is a crew chief with 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, and has served five years in the Alaska Army National Guard. The crew chief seat however, takes a backseat to her true passion: break dancing.

  • Texas CERFP trains at Operation Vigilant Guard in Louisiana

    Apr 19, 2016

    Louisiana's Vigilant Guard recently brought Guard members from four states together for an emergency response exercise testing their response times, coordination, and life-saving skills. Texas' 6th CERFP was on site representing the Lone Star State.

  • Army Guard Soldiers win Best Ranger Competition for first time in competition history

    Apr 19, 2016

    Soldiers from the Army National Guard took first place in the grueling Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, the first time in the competition's 33-year history it has been won by an Army Guard team.

  • Michigan field artillery's 'Blackjacks' training in Latvia

    Apr 19, 2016

    The Blackjacks, a self-given nickname for the 119th Field Artillery, Michigan Army National Guard, are participating in exercise Summer Shield XIII for the next two weeks in Latvia.

  • California National Guard and CAL FIRE train for fire season

    Apr 18, 2016

    At the top of a hill overlooking Lake Pardee, two motorcyclists stop to take in the view of the scene below them. Boats float across the water, people fish along the banks, and on the other side of the lake, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter dips a bright orange bucket into the water. The motorcyclists have seen this before -- it's a common site during California's wildfire season.

  • D.C. National Guard Soldiers get ready for National Marksmanship Competition

    Apr 18, 2016

    Steady position, proper aim, breathing, and trigger squeeze describe the four fundamentals of marksmanship. However, it takes a lot more to be competitive in a national tournament. It takes dedication and camaraderie to persevere through the trials of training and competition.

  • Guard, Reserve provide breath of fresh air to USAREUR mission

    Apr 18, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- "The reserve component is like oxygen for what we're trying to do," said U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges. What U.S. Army Europe is trying to do is keep the foothold in Europe strong using the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard as they face a major drawdown that has spread active duty personnel "paper-thin." "We've only got 30,000, we've got to make it look and feel like 300,000," said Hodges. In order to achieve this goal with the loss of thousands of active duty Soldiers in Europe, the Guard and Reserve plays a vital role in the defense of Europe. Without the reserve component, a term including both the National Guard and Army Reserve, the mission in the theater could not be met, said Hodges.

  • Simulated hurricane tests readiness of agencies, service members in Louisiana

    Apr 18, 2016

    The Louisiana National Guard hosted Vigilant Guard 2016, a federally funded exercise to prepare for all-hazards response and emergency operations. The exercise scenario tested the LANG's response to a simulated Category 3 hurricane that made landfall on the Louisiana coast.

  • Guard, Reserve provide breath of fresh air to US Army Europe mission

    Apr 18, 2016

    What U.S. Army Europe is trying to do is keep the foothold in Europe strong using the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard as they face a major drawdown that has spread active duty personnel "paper-thin."

  • Massachusetts National Guard Airmen, Soldiers help safeguard 120th Boston Marathon

    Apr 18, 2016

    Soldiers and Airmen of the Massachusetts National Guard provided support to civil authorities at the iconic race on Monday.

  • Arizona National Guard's top marksmen awarded Governor's Dozen

    Apr 15, 2016

    The Arizona Army National Guard's Small Arms Training Branch hosted the Adjutant General's shooting competition at the Florence Military Reservation, Apr. 7-10.

  • Louisiana National Guard's cyber defense gets tested

    Apr 15, 2016

    The Louisiana National Guard's cyber protection teams, in partnership with state and federal government officials, came together at Louisiana State University's Stephenson Disaster Management Institute in Baton Rouge, to participate in a Vigilant Guard exercise to rehearse and demonstrate the capabilities of maintaining cyber security.

  • National Guard truckers cover 1 million miles for real-world mission

    Apr 15, 2016

    SOUTHPORT, N.C. - As Nebraska Army National Guard troops prepared for a 1,200-mile journey in long-haul trucks, their convoy commander sensed their enthusiasm - and matched it. "I'm a die-hard road tripper," Sgt. 1st Class Adam Borer of the 1057th Transportation Company said after cautioning Soldiers that speed and overconfidence would pose the biggest safety risks during their upcoming excursion.

  • Florida National Guard deploy to Horn of Africa

    Apr 14, 2016

    Tearful eyes and bright smiles filled a hangar for the departure ceremony of the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, known as the Hurricanes.

  • Illinois National Guard joins "the Club" at JRTC

    Apr 14, 2016

    Interoperability is a key component for major training events. For 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), their rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center is highlighted with augmented units from across the 101st formation, multinational partners and National Guard Soldiers.

  • Get your purple on to recognize military children

    Apr 14, 2016

    Friday is Purple Up! day, a time for Americans to show their support for military families.

  • Missouri Guard trains overseas for Saber Junction 16

    Apr 13, 2016

    Missouri Army Guard members are getting a special training opportunity this month with exercise Saber Junction 16 in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • California National Guard Soldier parlays martial arts love into military service

    Apr 13, 2016

    The sun is setting over the horizon as Sgt. Cassandra Peel practices one of her final kicks of the day. Precision. Power. Passion. These words come to mind as she delivers one swift kick after another. It is evident that this woman is in her element.

  • National Guard Soldiers define teamwork during Warrior Challenge

    Apr 12, 2016

    Teamwork: a concept to some, but the vital foundation of success and victory to anyone who has ever worn the U.S. military uniform. From the first day of enlistment until the last bite of the retirement cake, teamwork is fundamental in every facet of military life.

  • New York National Guard leaders to sharpen war-planning skills

    Apr 12, 2016

    Two hundred New York Army National Guard leaders and Soldiers from units across the state head to Fort Polk, Louisiana today for a leader training program to prepare them for the challenges of a large-scale training exercise this summer.

  • First female Soldiers attend South Carolina National Guard combat engineer reclassification course

    Apr 12, 2016

    With combat roles recently being opened to female Soldiers, the South Carolina National Guard currently has the first females to attend a combat military occupational specialty (MOS) course at the Regional Training Institute on McCrady Training Site.

  • Canadians and Arizona National Guard forge lasting partnership

    Apr 11, 2016

    Arizona Army National Guard troops teamed up with Canadian service members in a preparatory training exercise for a future international mission, April 8 - 10.

  • National Guard Soldiers partner with Kosovo Security Force cadets during individual skills training

    Apr 8, 2016

    FERIZAJ, Kosovo — When Multinational Battle Group-East Commander, U.S. Army Col. Ros L. Gammon IV, challenged his Soldiers to help "build the alliance" in Kosovo, the Soldiers didn't take his words lightly.

  • Guard Leaders Share Global Security Cooperation Expertise

    Apr 8, 2016

    Their mission is improving the global security cooperation program joining state National Guards with partner countries in a mutually beneficial association currently supporting 76 countries on four continents.

  • Carter Praises National Guard Bureau Chief Nominee

    Apr 6, 2016

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter today congratulated Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel on his nomination to serve as the next chief of the National Guard Bureau and, if approved by Congress, to receive his fourth star.

  • Army Guardsmen aid family after vehicle rollover accident

    Apr 6, 2016

    Several Oklahoma Army National Guard Soldiers assisted civilians after a rollover vehicle accident on State Highway 152 in Oklahoma City, recently.

  • Defense Department announces pilot tutor program for service members

    Apr 6, 2016

    The Department of Defense Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support announced the launch of a pilot tutoring program that will provide servicemembers with tutoring support at no cost, anytime, anywhere.

  • Guardsman Finds New Calling Through Advocacy

    Apr 6, 2016

    Army Sgt. 1st Class John Thompson sits by his phone, ready to respond at a moment's notice to assist people who've been victimized and are at one of the lowest points in their lives. He's not a police officer or firefighter, but he often finds himself responding at all hours of the night.

  • AZ Guard's best Soldiers put to the test

    Apr 5, 2016

    Arizona Army National Guard Soldiers representing the best from their respective units gathered at Florence Military Reservation April 2-3 to compete to be the best junior enlisted, noncommissioned officer and first sergeant at this year's best warrior competition.

  • Hoosiers, Slovaks trade intelligence best practices

    Apr 5, 2016

    Indiana National Guard members from multiple intelligence units traveled to Slovakia in January as part of the first of many expected meetings to familiarize the Slovak Army with how the Hoosier Guard prepares for intelligence missions.

  • South Carolina National Guard hosts top Colombian army maintenance officer

    Apr 5, 2016

    The Colombian Army's top maintenance officer got a first-hand look at the South Carolina Army National Guard's maintenance facilities during a State Partnership Program engagement March 7-11.

  • Missouri National Guard celebrates 20th anniversary of partnership with Republic of Panama

    Apr 5, 2016

    A delegation of Missouri government leaders and Missouri National Guard officials, led by Gov. Jay Nixon and Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, visited senior government and military officials in the Republic of Panama on a dual-purpose mission last week.

  • Soldiers provide medevac training for Airmen and Canadian Troops

    Apr 5, 2016

    The 40th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers provided medevac training to Airmen and Canadian troops at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.

  • National Guard first female Native American promotion

    Apr 5, 2016

    Brig. Gen. Joane Mathews made history April 4 when she became the Army National Guard's first female Native American general officer.

  • National Guard and State Defense Force participate in Alaska Shield 2016

    Apr 4, 2016

    The exercise included a mock plane crash in the North Slope Borough due to a cyber-attack. Upon request for support from the state, Guardsmen responded by providing transportation, security, shelter and medical support to the simulated plane crash carrying 61 passengers in the vicinity of Barrow.

  • Guard Your Health's #WarriorReady Challenge launches April 1

    Apr 1, 2016

    Guard Your Health, a health and medical readiness campaign for Guard Soldiers and their families, is launching a 30-day #WarriorReady Challenge to make it easy for Soldiers and families to get fit and stay mission ready.

  • Resilient Guard members for a resilient National Guard

    Apr 1, 2016

    National Guard senior leaders are pushing for all Guard members to take mental health just as seriously as they do maintaining physical fitness and mission readiness.

  • Army Guard takes top honors in Army environmental awards program

    Apr 1, 2016

    Efforts to protect the Earth and increase areas for training helped net the West Virginia and Florida Army National Guard top honors in the 2016 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards.

  • VA and S.C. National Guard conduct 50th Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony

    Mar 31, 2016

    ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Department of Veterans Affairs Columbia VA Regional Office, in conjunction with the South Carolina National Guard Service Member and Family Care Directorate, held a United States of America Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Ceremony to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War at the South Carolina Army National Guard Armory in Rock Hill, South Carolina, March 29, 2016.

  • Army debuts new Digital Job Book

    Mar 30, 2016

    The Army's new Digital Job Book that makes it easier for Soldiers and small unit leaders to track training is available on the Army Training Network (ATN) (https://atn.army.mil). The new job book records physical training, weapons qualification, mandatory training, scheduled classes and unit training schedules. It uses data from the Digital Training Management System (DTMS) to replace information recorded on paper job books.

  • Friends that deploy together, stay together

    Mar 30, 2016

    Soldiers who deploy overseas have a unique opportunity to meet and work side-by-side with fellow service members from all over the United States. The California National Guard's 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, currently deployed to the Middle East, is no exception. Men and women from nine different states are attached to the 40th CAB, ranging from pilots, mechanics and fuelers working shifts around the clock to support regional training and stability operations.

  • Texas Guardsmen host high school chemistry field trip

    Mar 30, 2016

    The Texas National Guard's 6th Civil Support Team welcomed students from Hill Country Christian School of Austin to Camp Mabry recently for a special field trip about chemistry in the real world.

  • Army General reflects on the past 40 years of women serving in the military

    Mar 29, 2016

    When Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols looks back at her four decades in the Army, she recalls the incredible service of women and the sacrifices and contributions they made for the nation.

  • 40th CAB and USS Ponce conduct interoperability training exercise

    Mar 29, 2016

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Soldiers of the California Army National Guard's 40th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted an interoperability training exercise aboard the USS Ponce in the Persian Gulf March 13-17.

  • Iowa Army National Guard top Soldiers compete for Best Warrior

    Mar 28, 2016

    Twenty-three Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers from across the state gathered at Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center in Johnston, Iowa for the annual Best Warrior Competition held March 18 -- 20. The competitors, grouped into junior enlisted and Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) categories for the competition, were faced with a variety of challenges that tested their knowledge, skills and mental endurance.

  • New York Army National Guard Cooks compete for top Army cooking honors at Camp Smith

    Mar 28, 2016

    CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.-For 200 New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 369th Sustainment Brigade their meal of roast pork, black-eyed peas, salad, mashed potatoes and angel food cake here on Saturday, March 19 was just a really good lunch at drill.

  • Murphy: Sexual assault, harassment detrimental to combat readiness

    Mar 28, 2016

    Acting Secretary of the Army, Patrick J. Murphy, visited the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Thursday, March 24. Murphy was briefed by senior leaders and spoke with a class of future Victim Advocates (VA) and Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC).

  • Shelter from the Storm

    Mar 28, 2016

    Soldiers must be prepared for any threat they might encounter in the field. With the spring and summer months just around the corner, they can soon expect to see a variety of weather-related risks in their training and operational environments. One of the most common weather events encountered in the field is thunderstorms, which can include hazards such as lightning, tornadoes and flash floods. Let's take a quick look at each one of these hazards individually.

  • Georgia National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team selected for Army pilot program

    Mar 24, 2016

    The Georgia Army National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team has been selected as the first National Guard unit to participate in an Army pilot program to test the Associated Units concept. The 48th IBCT and 3rd Infantry Division will serve as the first associated units to train together and strengthen readiness.

  • Iowa National Guard Soldier competes under guidance of Soldier-father

    Mar 24, 2016

    The 2016 Iowa Best Warrior Competition held at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa, March 18-20 presented a unique opportunity for one Soldier. Spc. Ethan Estabrooks, a crew chief and mechanic with Company C, 2-147th Aviation, Iowa Army National Guard, navigated, engaged and maneuvered through the three-day event with the help of a fellow Soldier who acted as his sponsor and who also happens to be his father.

  • Behind the scenes, Louisiana Guard's commodity distribution plays vital role

    Mar 24, 2016

    In the midst of an emergency, Louisiana National Guard members are easily noticeable rescuing people and protecting property

  • Total Army working together to forge future

    Mar 23, 2016

    The Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve are working together well to assess recommendations from a national commission on the service's future and fully implement the Army's Total Force Policy.

  • West Virginia Army National Guard recognized for conserving natural resources

    Mar 23, 2016

    Limited funding does not limit the success of the West Virginia Army National Guard's natural resource program. Their success has won them the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Natural Resource Conservation and they will represent the Army well at the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards competition later this year.

  • Pilot program links Reserve components with active units for training

    Mar 23, 2016

    Select National Guard and Army Reserve units will soon train more closely with active Soldiers in a program known as "Associated Units."

  • National Guard remains a vital component of the war fight

    Mar 22, 2016

    When Soldiers with the Minnesota Army National Guard's 34th Combat Aviation Brigade departed for a yearlong deployment to Kuwait in May 2014, for many, it wasn't their first deployment.

  • Environmental stewardship, sustainability top focus throughout the Guard

    Mar 22, 2016

    From making use of wind and solar power to incorporating geo-thermal heating and using energy efficient lightbulbs, the National Guard continues to be a leader in conservation and sustainability efforts within the Department of Defense, reducing energy usage and environmental impact while maintaining the ability for Guard members to train, respond at home and deploy worldwide.

  • Women's History Month: Highlighting deployed women making history today

    Mar 22, 2016

    Three months ago, the Army National Guard 40th Combat Aviation Brigade deployed more than 1,700 Soldiers to the Middle East. Though the 40th CAB is headquartered in California, it includes National Guard Soldiers from nine different states and active-duty units from around the country.

  • National Guard strengthen bond with partners

    Mar 21, 2016

    One hundred fifty-five millimeter high explosive rounds rain from the sky, while the sonic boom of the impact follows and the smoke clears from the barrel of a M109A6 howitzer paladin at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from March 10 to 11, 2016.

  • Training in the Heat: Fact and Fiction

    Mar 21, 2016

    The very nature of our profession as Soldiers -- training outdoors, wearing uniforms and carrying equipment -- practically guarantees we will be exposed to heat stress. The latest data from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch indicates that in 2014, more than 200 Soldiers suffered from heat stroke and another 1,200 suffered from other less severe forms of heat illness that required medical attention and led to lost duty time. It may be unrealistic to hope for zero heat illnesses, but through proper training, education and preparation we can minimize the number of Soldiers who suffer from a serious or even fatal heat illness.

  • Engineering Space: New York Army National Guard Troops Maintain Construction Skills at Camp Smith

    Mar 18, 2016

    It looks like an empty building, but it's full of training value for Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 1156th Engineer Company.

  • Pennsylvania Guard trains with Eighth Army

    Mar 17, 2016

    Soldiers with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's 213th Regional Support Group supported Eighth Army for their annual training here March 4-18.

  • Texas Guardsman support Flint water effort

    Mar 17, 2016

    As the Flint Water Crisis enters its third month, one Texas Army National Guardsmen decided to step up and directly help the people most affected with a road trip to Michigan.

  • NCNG: Drafting military talent for civilian employers

    Mar 17, 2016

    The buzzing of hand saws, drills and chatter can be heard at the Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Center where the North Carolina National Guard and Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) worked together to host the 2016 FTCC Draft Day here, March 8, 2016.

  • NY Army National Guard Aircrew, Soldiers train on Helo Evacuation Techniques

    Mar 16, 2016

    New York Army National Guard Pvt. Alexis Nasta spent Saturday, her first drill weekend with 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, dangling two hundred feet above the ground from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.

  • Louisiana Guardsmen assist in assembling emergency levee walls

    Mar 15, 2016

    Louisiana National Guardsmen from the 1022nd Engineer Company and the 844th Engineer Company have been assembling emergency levee walls on the banks of the Ouachita River in Monroe

  • NY National Guard's 'Fighting 69th' leads World's Largest St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Mar 15, 2016

    The New York National Guard's 1st Battalion 69th Infantry--"The Fighting 69th"--will lead the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade for the 165th time on Thursday, March 17.

  • Infantrymen take to the sky during medevac training in Kosovo

    Mar 15, 2016

    U.S. Army Infantrymen are known for their combat prowess. Whether they are kicking in doors or exchanging fire with the enemy, they have the reputation of being trained and proficient warfighters.

  • Louisiana Guard rescue thousands in floods

    Mar 15, 2016

    Louisiana National Guardsmen have rescued more than 4,000 people in the floods that have inundated the state over the past week, a state Guard spokesman said.

  • Nevada National Guard Soldiers sharpen communication skills with Tongan military

    Mar 15, 2016

    Last week, several members of the Nevada National Guard traveled across the globe to interact and exchange techniques for communicating with members of His Majesty's Armed Forces, the Army, Navy and Marines of the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific.

  • Missouri National Guard celebrates 20th anniversary of partnership with Republic of Panama

    Mar 15, 2016

    Missouri government leaders and Missouri National Guard officials, led by Gov. Jay Nixon and Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, visited senior government and military officials in the Republic of Panama on a dual-purpose mission last week.

  • Louisiana Guardsmen expand flood fight to southern part of state

    Mar 14, 2016

  • Gen. Joseph Lengyel, vice chief of National Guard Bureau, visits Guantanamo troops

    Mar 14, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, visited deployed National Guard troops March 5-6, at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • South Carolina National Guard hosts top Colombian army maintenance officer

    Mar 14, 2016

    The Colombian army's top maintenance officer got a first-hand look at the South Carolina Army National Guard's maintenance facilities during a State Partnership Program engagement here, March 7-11.

  • New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing wraps up Antarctic Support Mission

    Mar 11, 2016

    The New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing transported 3,900 people, and carried 4 million pounds of supplies and 1.2 million pounds of fuel to stations around Antarctica during its annual support five- month mission for the National Science Foundation which ended this week.

  • Air Guard leader in New York selected as state's new adjutant general

    Mar 11, 2016

    Maj. Gen. Anthony German, the commander of the New York Air National Guard, and the Assistant Adjutant General of New York, has been selected as the 53rd adjutant general of New York by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

  • Arizona Air Guard member raises her kids and mentors Airmen

    Mar 10, 2016

    Serving in the Air National Guard means something different to everyone. For some, it adds meaning to life. To others, it is a source of honor. For one sheet metal fabrication mechanic assigned to the 161st Air Refueling Wing here, serving provides a sense of purpose outside of normal daily activities.

  • National Guard assists flood fight with high-water rescues

    Mar 10, 2016

    The Louisiana National Guard, as directed by Governor John Bel Edwards, has deployed Soldiers and equipment to Bossier, Webster and Caddo Parishes to assist local agencies in response to significant flooding due to heavy rain in the northwest part of the state, March 9.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldier saves life while on the job as a police officer

    Mar 10, 2016

    Protecting and treating people is all part of Arnold Reyes' life of public service, whether he's working as a Suffolk County Police officer or as a command sergeant major of the New York Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry. So Dec. 19 -- when he and others literally brought a 72-year old woman back to life here -- was just another day for Reyes. "I guess it's just ingrained...helping people," he reflected.

  • Centennial of the Pancho Villa raid on New Mexican town

    Mar 9, 2016

    On March 9, 1916, the pounding of hooves broke the early-morning silence as mounted riders descended on Columbus, New Mexico.

  • Arizona Army Guardsman takes life one buoy at a time

    Mar 8, 2016

    PHOENIX, Ariz. - She has thought through all the logistics. She has rehearsed how to go from a wetsuit to biking apparel as fast as possible, quickly doffing her goggles and donning biking shoes. She has done this over and over. She has rehearsed the lightning fast change of uniform and gear, tweaking her method over four months of intense training that started back in July under the scorching Arizona sun.

  • 'Spring forward' touches Marshall Center worldwide

    Mar 8, 2016

    Groggy Americans in the U.S. will turn their clocks forward one hour at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 13, while those in Europe will still have that extra hour of sleep until 2 a.m. Sunday, March 27, which is Easter Sunday.

  • A family's long journey leads 3 brothers to new heights

    Mar 8, 2016

    Joseph Bui once jumped from a U.S. Army helicopter to a rooftop for an infantry assault during the Vietnam War.