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  • 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.

  • For rooftop landings, it's all about balance, New York Soldiers learn

    Mar 8, 2016

    Staff Sgt. Jeff Lentz did something new in his Army National Guard aviation career on Saturday, March 5-- he helped land a CH-47F Chinook helicopter on a building.

  • Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue injured snowmobiler near Seward

    Mar 7, 2016

    Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard's 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued an injured snowmobiler approximately 12 miles north of Seward, Alaska, March 6.

  • Mountain training is rigorous drill for Vermont National Guard troops

    Mar 7, 2016

    Panting and heaving from the exertion of hauling their gear up the mountain for more than a mile, Soldiers commenced setting up tents between two immense, snow-covered peaks. Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), Vermont National Guard Soldiers conducted mountaineering training at Smuggler's Notch in Jeffersonville, Vt., March 6, 2016.

  • The Soldiers behind communication connectivity

    Mar 7, 2016

    One military asset that is generally overlooked when conducting military operations is the 365th Signal Company. They are a group of Soldiers who specialize in providing a secure method of communication between units within the 158th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and outside elements.

  • Three National Guard members competing next week in Army Trials

    Mar 4, 2016

    Three National Guard Soldiers are among the more than 100 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans at Fort Bliss in Texas to train and compete in a series of athletic events including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.

  • Jax the therapy dog touches Airmen's hearts at California's 163rd Ã…ttack Wing

    Mar 3, 2016

    A therapy dog touches the hearts of Airmen as he makes his rounds through the squadron work centers. It is not the typical scene you find at work on military bases although it is a welcomed change at the 163rd Attack Wing. Jax is a German Shepherd who is completing training as a certified therapy dog and belongs to the Wing's Director of Psychological Health (DPH).

  • AMC reaps benefits of National Guard training

    Mar 3, 2016

    SUNNY POINT, N.C. - The U.S. Army Materiel Command is reaping the benefits of Army National Guard training. Sixty members of the North Carolina Army National Guard's 211th Military Police Company supported the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU), Provost Marshall Office by providing physical security and law and order operations at the installation here, Feb. 18 - March 5, 2016.

  • Alaska Air Guard C-17 crews and Guardian Angels train in Hawaii

    Mar 2, 2016

    Nearly 50 members of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing participated in a search and rescue (SAR) exercise in Hawaii from Feb. 16 to 26, strengthening the C-17 Globemaster III's standing in the SAR community, and enhancing coordination between the Wing's Guardian Angels and C-17 operators and maintainers.

  • Soldiers provide medevac training for Airmen and Canadian Troops

    Mar 2, 2016

    The 40th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers provided medevac training to Airmen and Canadian troops at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia on Feb. 18.

  • Connecticut National Guard Soldiers operate to complete retrograde mission in Afghanistan

    Mar 2, 2016

    Six Soldiers from the 1109th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, an Army National Guard unit from Groton, Connecticut, are serving at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan to focus on the retrograde process of aviation parts.

  • Combat medics train for the worst

    Mar 2, 2016

    Five Soldiers carefully patrolled through a cramped compound of wood and tin buildings. The sky was overcast. The sand beneath their feet was as fine as sawdust. As the Soldiers moved, they scanned nearby rooftops and windows for possible threats. All was quiet, for the moment.

  • Women's History Month: Trailblazers in National Guard history

    Mar 2, 2016

    Norma Parsons. Diane Dowd. Leigh Ann Hester. They are just some of the women who have made an indelible mark on National Guard history and paved the way for future generations.

  • Minnesota National Guard promotes its first female general

    Mar 2, 2016

    Minnesota achieved another historical milestone as Brig. Gen. Sandra L. Best was promoted during a ceremony Feb. 25, becoming the first female general in the history of the Minnesota National Guard.

  • New York Air National Guard aids Australian Antarctic researchers

    Mar 1, 2016

    New York Air National Guard Airmen who fly the only ski-equipped aircraft in the American military gave a lift to 35 Australian Antarctic researchers heading back home on Saturday, Feb. 27. Eight members of the 109th Airlift Wing flew one of six LC-130s, which have been based at McMurdo Station, the U.S. Antarctic Program's logistics hub at the southern tip of Ross Island, to the Australian Antarctic Division Davis station, 1,400 miles away on the other side of the continent. The National Science Foundation (NSF) manages the Antarctic Program through which it coordinates all U.S. research on the southernmost continent, makes awards to support the research, and coordinates the infrastructure to facilitate the research.

  • SC National Guard joins Cyber Consortium announcement

    Mar 1, 2016

    Leaders from the University of South Carolina, South Carolina National Guard, local government and agencies, and some of the state's major technology companies joined South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, during the announcement of the creation of the SC Cyber Consortium at a press conference held Feb. 24, at the University of South Carolina's Alumni Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

  • Retired Army nurse praised for stellar military service

    Mar 1, 2016

    After nearly three decades of medical military service in the District of Columbia Army National Guard (DCNG), Lt. Col. Monika R. Graham closed the chapter on a long, storied career of dedicated service and compassion during a retirement ceremony held at the DCNG Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

  • Iowa National Guard facility helps produce next generation of Total Army technicians

    Mar 1, 2016

    For today's Army to grow their next generation of skilled mechanics and diagnosticians, it takes proper training, knowledgeable instructors, certifiable skill sets, and a basic understanding of schematics and technology. That's where the Iowa National Guard's Sustainment Training Center may well play a key role in helping develop those future Total Army technicians.

  • Alliance, endurance on display at Exercise Allied Spirit IV

    Mar 1, 2016

    More than 2,400 service members from seven nations are conducting tactical training in the cold and snowy conditions of Bavaria, Germany, during Exercise Allied Spirit IV.

  • Revolutionizing Intelligence

    Mar 1, 2016

    Closed off from all non-essential personnel in a secured, vault-like work environment known as a Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility, the 204th Intelligence Squadron is a mystery to those outside the squadron.

  • Lifesaver is Guardsman for life: Star recruiter rescues woman from sinking car

    Mar 1, 2016

    We've all seen it before in the movies: A car flies over an embankment, soars through the air and splashes down, leaving the driver only moments to find a way out before sinking to their watery grave. But Sgt. 1st Class Michael G. Long wasn't about to sit back and watch that scene play out when it unfolded before him in real life.

  • On the border: The National Guard mobilizes for war in 1916

    Feb 29, 2016

    The mobilization of National Guard units in response to Pancho Villa's raid on the United States led to the development of a well-trained National Guard force.

  • Through grey German skies 40th Infantry Division shines

    Feb 28, 2016

    Somewhere on a cold field at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard along with their counterparts from the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division are deep in the final stages of their Kosovo pre-deployment training.

  • Army wants more flexibility to activate Guard, Reserve

    Feb 26, 2016

    There are 186,000 Soldiers deployed in 140 countries today, with 25,000 of those being National Guard and Army Reserve. "They're integrated in every mission we execute," Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Daniel B. Allyn told lawmakers, Feb. 26.

  • New York National Guard cavalry troopers and aviators hone skills for Fort Polk

    Feb 23, 2016

    Aircrews from the New York Army National Guard's Company B, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation teamed up for combined training with cavalrymen from Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry to hone skills in aerial insertion and extraction here on Saturday, Feb, 20. Story by Sgt. Jonathan Monfiletto, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, and Staff Sgt. Ryan Campbell, 107th Airlift Wing

  • 'We're all the Army': Guard, Reserve, active leaders brainstorm training opportunities

    Feb 22, 2016

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- "We're all one. We're all the Army." That sentiment, expressed here this weekend by an Army Reserve colonel, reflects the Army's policy of partnering Reserve and National Guard units with their active-duty counterparts, with the goal of sharing information and maximizing training opportunities for all Soldiers, regardless of their Army affiliation. "We need to grow that [partnership] more. We need to enhance that capability more for the future," said Col. Richard Morgan, who lives in Mississippi but commutes to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, for his position as commander of the 301st Maneuver Brigade. "We can utilize each other's strengths to improve our own deficiencies." Morgan and more than 200 other commanders and senior leaders from the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, active Army, U.S. Army Forces Command and First Army met at Fort Knox Feb. 20-21 for the Total Force Fires, Aviation, Support, Surveillance and Signal Conference hosted by First Army. It was the third in a series of four conferences hosted by First Army for the reserve-component leaders of various types of units, beginning with a get-together for the National Guard's brigade combat teams in March 2015.

  • AFRICOM and National Guard leaders gather to discuss State Partnership Program

    Feb 18, 2016

    Senior leaders from United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) and subordinate command United States Army Africa (USARAF) joined the National Guard, hosted by the North Carolina National Guard, to discuss the future of the State Partnership Program in Raleigh, North Carolina, Jan. 26-28, 2016.

  • NY National Guard EOD experts help civilian cops prepare for IED threats

    Feb 17, 2016

    "Move, move, move!" was shouted. Then, "go, go, go!" was echoed in response. Then four police officers dressed in green jumpsuits and body armor - watched by bomb disposal experts from the New York Army National Guard - moved deftly among scattered debris and burned-out cars.

  • Guard deployed as blizzard wallops East Coast

    Jan 25, 2016

    More than 2,200 National Guard personnel, from 11 states and the District of Columbia, assisted first responders and residents beleaguered by Jonas, a massive winter storm that hit the mid-Atlantic, Jan. 22-23.

  • SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

    Jan 21, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.

  • Michigan National Guard activated to support Flint water crisis

    Jan 15, 2016

    Members, assigned to the Michigan National Guard, were formally activated Wednesday by Gov. Rick Snyder to assist in distributing water to the citizens of Flint. The Guard members will be assigned to five water distribution sites at fire stations in Flint and will help distribute water and filters to citizens in need.

  • North Carolina Guard tests storm response

    Jan 12, 2016

    Snow, sleet and ice cover central North Carolina as local authorities call for support. North Carolina Guard leaders in Goldsboro task Soldiers for an early morning mission. A carpenter, several students and medical technicians leave home, put on their uniform and reported for duty. This is a drill - a North Carolina National Guard domestic response drill.

  • Louisiana Guard prepares for winter flooding

    Jan 8, 2016

    The Louisiana National Guard has mobilized more than 70 personnel, with more expected in the coming days, to assist local, parish and state emergency officials in advance of expected river flooding at the request of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

  • Army logistics duo supply excellence

    Jan 4, 2016

    The military logistics business is not for the faint of heart. Supplies and equipment must be received, inventoried, stored, and issued under stringent rules of accountability.

  • Battalion helps hometown weather storm

    Jan 4, 2016

    The 717th Brigade Support Battalion based here is continuing to help its city through winter storm Goliath, which began Dec. 26. The battalion is helping to aid local emergency services and perform tasks to help get life back to normal for area residents.

  • Historic flood levels bring out the National Guard in Missouri, elsewhere

    Dec 31, 2015

    At least 625 National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and airmen are on duty as several southern and central states fought flooding triggered by rain and runoff.

  • New Mexico National Guard transports citizens during blizzard

    Dec 30, 2015

    One of the missions currently being performed by members of the New Mexico National Guard is the transportation of Roswell, New Mexico, citizens in need of dialysis treatments.

  • Buffalo Army National Guard Unit honored for unit video

    Dec 30, 2015

    A video produced by Buffalo's 152nd Engineer Company has been named winner of the New York National Guard's first unit video contest.

  • National Guard responds to call for disaster relief during Winter Storm Goliath

    Dec 30, 2015

    The New Mexico National Guard has been engaged in a state active-duty status since Dec. 26, and will continue to support the local communities affected by the blizzard until relieved of duty by Gov. Susana Martinez.

  • Updated Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report rating forms available online

    Dec 10, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command announced Monday the availability of the DA Form 2166-9 series, the revised Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report, and its activation in the web-based Evaluation Entry System.

  • National Guard leaders announce Health of the Force campaign; call-to-action

    Dec 9, 2015

    The National Guard's top officer recently called upon leadership throughout the Guard, asking that Soldiers and airmen, leaders and peers, to check in with one another during a Health of the Force campaign.

  • National Guard set to activate additional cyber units

    Dec 9, 2015

    As part of ongoing growth of cyber forces throughout the Department of Defense, the National Guard announced plans to activate 13 additional cyber units spread throughout 23 states by the end of fiscal year 2019.

  • Colombian army engineers view South Carolina flood response

    Dec 1, 2015

    Colombian army engineers visited with South Carolina Army National Guard engineers to learn more about the Guard's recent flood response efforts during a subject matter expert exchange, Nov. 15-21.

  • Louisiana National Guard cyber team trains to defend Web

    Nov 23, 2015

    More than 40 Louisiana National Guardsmen with the Cyber Defense Incident Response Team took part in a two-day training event at Louisiana State University's Stephenson Disaster Management Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Nov. 14-15.

  • Army National Guard director: Two weeks annually, weekend per month enough?

    Nov 18, 2015

    Army National Guard troops go on active duty for at least 39 days a year for training and drill - but that may not be enough for the Guard, said its director, who is contemplating the amount of training time needed by Guard Soldiers so that he may provide an answer to the Army's chief of staff.

  • California National Guard Soldier saves 42 people from burning bus

    Nov 5, 2015

    Pfc. Jesse Hernandez doesn't think of himself as a hero, but just about everyone else does, especially 42 people who escaped from a burning charter bus after Hernandez forced open the bus's jammed door.

  • November designated as Month of the Military Family

    Nov 3, 2015

    Since 1993, the month of November has been recognized as Month of the Military Family across the Department of Defense as a way to thank all Family members, who have supported the career of a service member.

  • 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration

    Nov 2, 2015

    Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.

  • New Mexico National Guard airlifts dinosaur fossils

    Oct 30, 2015

    Aviators, infantrymen and transportation Soldiers, assigned to the New Mexico Army National Guard, assisted the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science with extracting fossils of two Pentaceratops dinosaur skulls from the badlands of New Mexico.

  • Dad proud of daughter's choice to play softball for Army

    Oct 29, 2015

    Watching his daughter lead the All-Armed Forces squad to an American Softball Association national championship reassured Al Ortenzo that she had made the right choice by attending West Point.

  • First Army completing 'Bold Shift' transformation

    Oct 29, 2015

    First Army is three years ahead of Department of the Army's schedule for transforming to a focus on pre-mobilization training for the reserve components.

  • North Carolina National Guard engineers aid South Carolina residents

    Oct 14, 2015

    Just a week after historic rainfall caused severe flooding in South Carolina, devastating lives, cities, and infrastructure, the examples witnessed across the state and in Eastover, Oct. 13, are neighbors helping neighbors.

  • Texas National Guard Soldiers receive state, federal Purple Hearts

    Oct 7, 2015

    Four Texas Army National Guard Soldiers, who are recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center here, received both state and federal Purple Heart medals during ceremonies at the Warrior and Family Support Center's Purple Heart Garden.

  • National Guard units in South Carolina deal with flood aftermath

    Oct 7, 2015

    National Guard Soldiers and airmen in South Carolina continue to battle the ravages of historic flooding from Hurricane Joaquin.

  • Perkins provides senior NCOs clarity on future Army

    Oct 5, 2015

    In an age of uncertainty, Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, spent the morning of Sept. 30 providing clarity on the Army's operating concept and the role of the senior noncommissioned officer in mission command.

  • More than 1,300 Guard members respond to flooding throughout East Coast

    Oct 5, 2015

    At least 1,300 members of the South Carolina National Guard were on duty Monday to assist local governments in the wake of the historic flooding that has caused several deaths in the rain-battered state.

  • National Guard continue response as western wildfires increase

    Aug 27, 2015

    More than 2,000 National Guard members are assisting state and local authorities in battling wildfires across five states in the western United States, more than double the number of Guard members, who were assisting last week. It is the largest National Guard response to a natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Guard officials said.

  • Guardsman to get Soldiers Medal for subduing gunman on train

    Aug 26, 2015

    Spc. Aleksander R. Skarlatos, one of three Americans who subdued a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train, will be awarded the Soldiers Medal - the United States Army's highest award for acts of heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.

  • National Guard medic awarded state's top military honor for heroism

    Aug 25, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson was spending a quiet night at her Syracuse home playing video games when the New York Army National Guard medic and Afghan War veteran, heard gunshots coming from the street outside.

  • Active-duty Soldiers to join Guard in battling wildfires

    Aug 20, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter approved the assignment of active-duty Soldiers to assist the National Interagency Fire Center, or NIFC, in battling wildfires in the western states, Aug. 17.

  • Exercise Western Accord 2015 opens

    Jul 21, 2015

    No uniform was the same as the one next to it as more than a dozen nations stood side by side to mark the opening of Western Accord 2015 at Harskamp, in the Netherlands, July 20.

  • Combat engineers play key role in New York Army National Guard Brigade's tactical training

    Jul 15, 2015

    Soldiers, assigned to Company A, 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, from Lockport, New York, are hard at work supporting the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's tactical training during annual training on Fort Drum, New York.

  • Guard battalion assumes command of multinational force in Kosovo

    Jul 7, 2015

    First Combined Arms Battalion, 252nd Armor Regiment Alpha Company, assumed responsibility for the Multinational Battle Group-East Forward Command Post during a transition of authority ceremony at Camp Marechal de Lattre De Tassigny in Kosovo, July 4.

  • Guard battles fires throughout Alaska

    Jul 3, 2015

    Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and aircrews, from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, have been dropping hundreds of buckets of water on fires throughout the state since June 14.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers hone mission command skills

    Jul 2, 2015

    New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Kevin Ferreira maneuvered his computer-generated UH-60 helicopter above the pixelated terrain below. Ferreira, a member of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, spoke through a microphone attached to a virtual reality headset. He and members of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade had a mission to execute: insert two long-range surveillance teams into enemy territory.

  • Alaska Army National Guard Black Hawk crews help fight Alaska fires

    Jun 22, 2015

    Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and aircrews, from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, or 1-207th AVN, continue to conduct water bucket drops in support of recent wildfire suppression efforts in Alaska.

  • Alaska service members depart for peacekeeping exercise in Mongolia

    Jun 17, 2015

    Approximately 80 service members, from the Alaska National Guard, and U.S. Army Alaska's 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, departed here aboard two Alaska Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft bound for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 15.

  • New York Army National Guard aviators, Army Reserve civil affairs Soldiers train together

    Jun 15, 2015

    Soldiers, from the New York Army National Guard's Company A, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment, recently participated in a training exercise with Soldiers from two Army Reserve civil affairs units.

  • Grass: National Guard accessible, operational contributor to Total Force

    Jun 11, 2015

    Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, recently visited leaders and Service members in Belgium, Germany, Egypt, Djibouti, Israel and Kuwait.

  • German army nurses integrate with hospital during exercise

    Jun 2, 2015

    German army nurses are training side by side with the 212th Combat Support Hospital medics and nurses during Exercise Combined Resolve IV. The training, which began May 27, will end June 3.

  • Reel time: Maryland National Guard, Estonian bomb squad partner to save lives

    Jun 2, 2015

    The Maryland National Guard and Estonian Rescue Board have partnered to raise awareness of and educate the public about the unexploded ordnance issue in Estonia.

  • Women Soldiers take on unexpected roles

    May 28, 2015

    You might not expect a local female hair stylist or preschool teacher to be operating or fixing bulldozers, scrapers and dump trucks outside of their job, but for women serving in the South Dakota Army National Guard's 842nd Engineer Company, it is common.

  • Regional humanitarian exercise provides real-world training opportunity

    May 19, 2015

    In an effort to provide engineering and medical assistance to the citizens of El Salvador, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, along with partner nation counterparts, are participating in the U.S. Army South-led Beyond the Horizon humanitarian mission there, until June.

  • Pennsylvania Guard finance Soldiers honored at deployment ceremony

    May 16, 2015

    Approximately 25 Soldiers from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's 828th Finance Management Support Detachment, 28th Finance Management Support Unit, 213th Regional Support Group were honored in a deployment ceremony at the Lebanon Readiness Center today.

  • Soldier's wife named Military Spouse of Year

    May 8, 2015

    Corie Weathers, an Army spouse, was named the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, May 8, which also happens to be Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

  • Guard to align cyber capabilities to FEMA districts

    Apr 29, 2015

    This summer the National Guard will stand up 11 new cyber teams, seven for the Army component and four for the Air Guard, Gen. Frank J. Grass, National Guard Bureau chief, testified before Senate, April 29.

  • National Guard supports 2015 Boston Marathon

    Apr 22, 2015

    Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided approximately 500 Soldiers and Airmen to assist federal, state and local police with public safety and support during the recent 119th Boston Marathon.

  • Zachary Parsons named National Guard Military Child of the Year

    Apr 17, 2015

    The 16-year-old son of an enlisted Missouri National Guardsman became the first National Guard Military Child of the Year at a Thursday evening awards ceremony here.

  • National Guard unit retrogrades aviation equipment worth $260 million

    Apr 14, 2015

    Soldiers, from 1100th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, a Maryland National Guard unit, are nearing the end of a deployment that saw them retrograde 16 airframes and $260 million in Class IX aviation equipment from theater during their nine-month deployment while simultaneously supporting ongoing missions.

  • Clothing repair taught for final time at Quartermaster School

    Apr 9, 2015

    The Quartermaster School's shower, laundry, and clothing repair course recently taught the last lessons of a craft that has been around for thousands of years.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade aviators participate in joint training exercise

    Mar 26, 2015

    Flight crews, from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, and 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, participated recently in a joint offensive exercise with joint terminal attack controllers, from the Air Force's 20th Air Support Operations Squadron, as well as joint forward observers, from 1st and 2nd Brigade Combat Teams, in the restricted training area north of post.

  • Pennsylvania Guard participates in USFK exercise Key Resolve, supports Eighth Army

    Mar 10, 2015

    Soldiers from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's 213th Regional Support Group are joining forces from around the world to participate in Key Resolve 2015.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers train for Guantanamo Bay mission

    Mar 9, 2015

    Fifty-six National Guard Soldiers, from the 42nd Infantry Division, prepared to deploy to the Caribbean by training in sub-zero temperatures and two-foot high snow drifts at the New York National Guard's training camp at Camp Smith Training Site.

  • National Guard responds to snowstorms

    Mar 5, 2015

    More than 400 National Guard troops in six states were assisting authorities during snowstorms in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, according to the National Guard Bureau.

  • Minnesota, Norwegian Service members retrace successful World War II mission

    Feb 27, 2015

    Airmen and Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard participating in the 42nd American - Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange retraced the steps of U.S. and Norwegian special operators 70 years ago who, during the final months of World War II, waged a successful sabotage campaign against German forces occupying Norway.

  • Pennsylvania's 252nd Engineers return home, attend Yellow Ribbon Event

    Feb 17, 2015

    The 252nd Engineer Company, 213th Regional Support Group, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, based out of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, completed a post deployment Yellow Ribbon Event, here, earlier this month.

  • Cast, crew selected for "We Serve" Soldier Show

    Feb 17, 2015

    Following a St. Valentine's matinee of live auditions at the historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre, 18 Soldier-performers, four technicians, three production assistants and two drivers made the cut for the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show, Feb. 14.

  • Massachusetts deploys Guard members to clear snow

    Feb 11, 2015

    About 500 National Guard members have been deployed to assist with snow removal and cleanup efforts for areas of Massachusetts most affected by heavy snowfall from recent winter storms.

  • Mississippi National Guard assists in NATO exercise

    Jan 27, 2015

    Though not on a deployment, some Soldiers of the Mississippi National Guard are far from home. They aren't enduring the hardships of a foreign war and they're not where you would expect to find these so called "weekend warriors."

  • North Dakota aviators support Southwest border mission

    Jan 14, 2015

    A group of about 35 North Dakota National Guard aviators mustered on the southwest border in Texas to support the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's ongoing operations there.

  • Pennsylvania Guard Soldiers Depart for Southwest Border Support Mission

    Jan 6, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Wesley Craig, Pennsylvania Adjutant General, Pennsylvania Guard leadership, friends and family gathered here Monday for a send-off ceremony for nine Soldiers assigned to the 28th Infantry Division, 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, 224th Aviation Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company B, Detachment 1.

  • Changing the game: The 2015 Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2015

    As the players step from the tunnel into the glaring light, they squint, briefly allowing their eyes to adjust. Once they are able, they slowly look around, taking in the sights; the screaming fans, the jumping, yelling cheerleaders, and jumbled mass of steel overhead that is the stadium's dome. This is the 2015 Army All-American Bowl.

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • N.Y. Army National Guard Honor Guard teams to complete 9,600 funerals in 2014

    Dec 22, 2014

    New York Army National Guard Soldiers expect to provide military funeral honors for 9,600 families before 2014 comes to an end, at 11.59 p.m. on Dec. 31.