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  • Kentucky veterinarians extend training in Afghanistan

    Mar 13, 2013

    Members of the veterinary team of Kentucky's Agribusiness Development Team 5 conducted their first joint Veterinary Outreach Program with a Special Forces team in the Maiwand District of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

  • Virtual training puts the 'real' in realistic environment

    Mar 4, 2013

    The Dismounted Soldier Training System and Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 are two virtual training tools that are quickly becoming the norm for Soldiers of the 157th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, in training deploying units at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind.

  • Guardsmen celebrate Texas independence while deployed to Afghanistan

    Mar 4, 2013

    Texas National Guard and coalition forces celebrated 177th anniversary of Texas' independence from Mexico at Multinational Base Tarin Kowt, March 2, 2013.

  • National Guardsmen prep for Gainey Cup

    Feb 27, 2013

    For the first time, the Army has invited Cavalry Scouts from across the nation to showcase their skills and vie for top honors with the Gainey Cup, an inaugural four-day competition, kicking off March 2, 2012.

  • Utah Guard linguists contribute unique skills during African exercises

    Feb 25, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ray Novak, with the 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Georgia Army National Guard, teaches in English, Parker listens, translates the message into French, and mimics the instructor's motions while varying his tone to maintain the audience's interest.

  • Furloughs could affect Guard techs, not active Soldiers

    Feb 25, 2013

    National Guard members nationwide, especially military technicians, could be affected by sequestration and the Defense Department's furlough of civilian employees without pay. Active-duty service members will not be furloughed, but dual-status military technicians of the National Guard are actually civilian employees who wear their uniforms on the job.

  • Afghan Police medic steps up training in Deh Rawud

    Feb 21, 2013

    Afghan Police learn the basics of combat first aid from one of their own at Forward Operating Base Hadrian, Deh Rawud district, Uruzgan province, under watchful eyes of Texas Army National Guard Soldiers, Feb. 13, 2013. During the past two months, 21 policemen in Deh Rawud district have been trained in Combat Life Saver first aid by Soldiers with the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Police Security Force Advisor Team and now one of the Afghan patrolmen has stepped up to train his fellow officers.

  • U.S., African partners ready for Central Accord 13

    Feb 19, 2013

    Months of long-distance planning and meetings evolved in recent weeks into an in-person partnership that will launch Central Accord 13. Activity peaked in Douala, Cameroon, during the past week as American and Cameroonian military partners completed final steps for welcoming about 750 U.S. and Cameroon service members, as well as neighboring country observers, for the Feb. 20 opening ceremony.

  • Utah Guard Soldiers, mountains help prep 704th MI for Afghanistan

    Feb 19, 2013

    In preparation for an upcoming deployment, Soldiers of Alpha Company, 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, traveled to Camp Williams for several weeks of training in the mountains of Utah.

  • National Guard Bureau chief: Sequestration devastating to Guard, DOD

    Feb 15, 2013

    Sequestration and a year-long continuing resolution would significantly hinder the National Guard's ability to protect and defend the homeland, Gen. Frank Grass told the Senate Armed Services Committee, Feb. 12, 2013.

  • U.S. Army Africa sponsors deployment training for Malawi Defence Force

    Feb 15, 2013

    As part of African Deployment Partnership Training, four U.S. Army officers traveled to Salima, Malawi, to conduct convoy training with 32 Malawian Defence Force personnel, from Jan. 21 to Feb. 1, 2013.

  • Soldiers should check tuition assistance status for their schools

    Feb 15, 2013

    Effective March 1, 2013, Soldiers will no longer receive tuition assistance if their college or university has not signed the Defense Department's "Voluntary Education Partnership" Memorandum of Understanding.

  • 'Beyond the Horizon' Yellow Ribbon event assists Soldiers, families with deployment

    Feb 14, 2013

    Soldiers and Airmen from the New Hampshire National Guard scheduled to deploy next month in support of the Beyond the Horizon mission to El Salvador traveled through wintry weather in North Conway, N.H., Feb. 9, 2013, to participate in a pre-deployment event.

  • State Partnership Program helping build relationships in Africa

    Feb 13, 2013

    A novel and flexible program managed by the National Guard is assisting U.S. Army Africa to create and maintain relationships with African partner nations.

  • Missouri Guard engineers to conduct annual training in Guantanamo Bay

    Feb 13, 2013

    A group of Missouri National Guardsmen are scheduled to spend their two weeks of annual training surveying land and designing a layout for a potential migrant camp in February, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • Sequestration could mean training reduction for 80 percent of ground forces

    Feb 13, 2013

    The Army's chief of staff told lawmakers in very clear terms what budget reductions under sequestration would do to Soldiers and Army readiness, on Capitol Hill, Feb. 13, 2013.

  • Same-sex couples can claim new benefits by October

    Feb 12, 2013

    Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced Feb. 11, 2013.

  • New York National Guard Soldier skis, shoots in biathlon competition

    Feb 12, 2013

    You ski as fast as you can over several kilometers of rough terrain with a .22 caliber rifle strapped on your back; then steady that rifle -- controlling your labored breathing and heart rate and shaky legs in mind-numbing cold that freezes your fingers and face. Then you must fire five shots to hit targets the size of 50-cent pieces, 50 meters away.

  • CSA tells senators sequestration would impact readiness

    Feb 12, 2013

    Furloughs, budget cuts and curtailment of training could significantly impact Army readiness if sequestration is allowed to take place March 1, 2013, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told lawmakers Feb. 12, 2013.

  • National Guard troops in New England respond to massive blizzard

    Feb 11, 2013

    Citizen-Soldiers in the Northeast were assisting state authorities Feb. 9, 2013, in the aftermath of Nemo, the giant snowstorm that killed at least five people, left 650,000 without power and resulted in the cancellation of about 5,300 flights.

  • California Guardsman claims top honors at Small Arms Championship

    Feb 11, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Geoffrey Applegate won the overall individual championship, ending the reign of the competition's four-time defending champion and putting an exclamation point on an outstanding two-week run at the U.S. Army Small Arms Championship.

  • Mississippi Guard Soldiers teach Afghan farmers water, soil management

    Feb 8, 2013

    Twenty-nine Afghans representing the Farmers Cooperative program traveled to Qalat, Feb. 4-5, 2013, for a two-day workshop on water and soil conservation management held by the Zabul Agribusiness Development Team.

  • Camp Atterbury JMTC marks 10 years of Soldier training, mobilization

    Feb 6, 2013

    February 2013 marks the 10-year anniversary of Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in Edinburgh, Ind., as a mobilization station in support overseas contingency operations and other missions around the world.

  • NY Guard shares hurricane lessons learned with Israeli Home Front Command

    Feb 4, 2013

    Eight leaders from the Israeli Defense Force learned how the New York National Guard did business during Hurricane Sandy from Guard leaders who oversaw the month-long response operation.

  • 'Providers' team with non-profit to bring Super Bowl pizzas to Afghanistan

    Feb 1, 2013

    Thousands of pizzas were delivered to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 21, 2013, thanks to Pizza 4 Patriots.

  • Virtual trainer saves time, money, increases skills

    Jan 31, 2013

    Gamers fire virtual bullets with hand-held controls from the safety of their homes for entertainment. At Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., service members engage targets with real weapons using similar virtual bullet technology but with a very different purpose in mind.

  • Hawaii Guard assistance team mentors, trains Afghan Uniformed Police

    Jan 28, 2013

    "Hippos" is the name the 11-man Security Forces Assistance Team goes by when rolling off Forward Operating Base Lagman, Afghanistan, for a mission.

  • Medical training prepares Afghan police for sustainability

    Jan 22, 2013

    Afghan Uniformed Police members received training on field medical techniques from Soldiers with Security Force Assistance Team Tombstone at the Spin Boldak District Police Headquarters, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 19, 2013.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers find home, happiness in Afghanistan

    Jan 16, 2013

    Forward Operating Base Mescal has no Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility. It has no Post Exchange, no laundry drop off and no post office. Soldiers stationed here receive mail about once a month and the chow hall offers two choices at every meal: Take it or leave it.

  • Military plays security support role for inauguration

    Jan 15, 2013

    Soldiers from around the nation will provide security assistance to the Secret Service, the FBI, the National Park Police and other law enforcement agencies during the 2013 inauguration event in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.

  • N.Y. Guard continues to provide post-Hurricane Sandy help

    Dec 31, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy is two months over, but as 2013 opens the New York Army National Guard is still engaged in providing assistance to New Yorkers in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island who were affected by the storm.

  • Midwest Guard troops aid states in storm's path

    Dec 28, 2012

    As the Midwest's first big winter storm forced road closures and shuttered schools, National Guard Soldiers were mobilized to assist in Iowa and Wisconsin.

  • 2012: National Guard year-end review

    Dec 28, 2012

    As 2012 comes to a close, the National Guard was kept busy throughout the year with its fair share of natural disasters to contend with including battling raging wildfires, picking up the pieces after multiple tornadoes and evacuating citizens in the wake of two hurricanes.

  • New York Guard expects to provide honors at 10,200 funerals by end of 2012

    Dec 26, 2012

    The New York Army National Guard's Honor Guard will perform about 10,200 military funerals by the time 2012 ends at midnight, Dec. 31.

  • Army's strategic vision plan unveiled

    Dec 26, 2012

    This month the latest U.S. Army Capstone Concept was released, which lays out how the will conduct future planning, organization and operations globally in support of the president's national security objectives.

  • Christmas Eve road march honors troops

    Dec 25, 2012

    Nearly 1,000 New York Army National Guard Soldiers, family members, friends and members of the Glens Falls, N.Y., community turned out Christmas Eve for the 9th annual road march to support the troops.

  • Deployment doesn't slow former National Guard marathon champ

    Dec 23, 2012

    A year-long deployment in Afghanistan hasn't slowed former National Guard Bureau marathon champion Capt. Varinka Barbini Ensminger at all. In fact, the 32-year old from the Kentucky Army Guard is living life at a faster tempo than ever.

  • Division West officers train for Best Ranger competition

    Dec 18, 2012

    First Army, supported by Division West, conducted training Fort Hood, Texas, earlier this month to select a team to represent the command at the upcoming 30th annual Best Ranger Competition.

  • Specialist wins 2012 Operation Rising Star

    Dec 18, 2012

    Georgia Army National Guard Spc. Constance Mack, representing the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., won the 2012 Operation Rising Star military singing contest at Fort Sam Houston Theatre, Dec. 15, 2012.

  • 'Black Scorpions' prepare for mobilization training mission

    Dec 18, 2012

    For Soldiers of the 2-363rd Training Support Battalion "Black Scorpions," 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, from Mesa, Ariz., annual training at McGregor Range, N.M., this year marked the culminating event of months of hard work preparing for a one-year mobilization.

  • Soldier earns Silver Star for valor in Afghanistan as Marine

    Dec 18, 2012

    It's not every day a National Guard sergeant receives a Silver Star for actions performed as a Marine. But that's exactly what happened in Pittsburgh, Dec. 10, 2012.

  • Army North helps prepare future dual-status commanders

    Dec 17, 2012

    Twenty-two National Guard generals and colonels, representing 18 states and the District of Columbia, attended the U.S. Army North-sponsored dual-status commanders' orientation course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dec. 9-13, 2012.

  • National Guard celebrates 376th birthday

    Dec 13, 2012

    The military organization known today as the National Guard came into existence with a direct declaration on Dec. 13, 1636.

  • New York National Guard celebrates National Guard's 376th birthday

    Dec 13, 2012

    The New York National Guard's newest general officer teamed up with its oldest Soldier and one of its youngest, to salute the National Guard's 376th birthday at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2012.

  • Troops at MAPEX prepare to support inauguration

    Dec 13, 2012

    As the nation prepares for another presidential inauguration, Jan. 21, 2013, military services in the National Capital Region are gearing up to provide support to the event, as they have done every year since George Washington took office.

  • U.S., Romanian Soldier team up to rescue Afghan honey bees

    Dec 12, 2012

    When the Mescal Detachment of Agricultural Development Team 4 from Mississippi arrived in Afghanistan, they didn't know they were inheriting beehives from the outgoing Agricultural Development Team, but they found out pretty quickly and they were just in time.

  • National Guard hosts rehearsal for Presidential Inauguration

    Dec 12, 2012

    The District of Columbia National Guard joined hundreds of active-duty and Army Reserve military members, local and federal officials during a two-day inauguration rehearsal at the District of Columbia National Guard Armory this week.

  • Guard wounded warrior, Afghanistan veteran advocates suicide prevention

    Dec 11, 2012

    Twin brothers Earl and Joseph Granville were brothers by blood as well as brothers in arms. They were bunkmates in basic training and deployed twice together overseas. But everything changed after retired Army Staff Sgt. Earl Granville's third deployment with the Pennsylvania National Guard.

  • New York Army National Guard troops help Kuwait missions move forward

    Dec 5, 2012

    They deployed in March and came to call themselves "The New York 39" but the New York Army National Guard Soldiers put their range of skills and experience to work in Kuwait, yielding lasting results for ongoing Army missions in the area.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers start transition home

    Dec 5, 2012

    That's the guidance Col. Geoffrey Slack, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team commander, and other leaders are stressing this holiday season to redeploying National Guard Soldiers. The Soldiers deployed earlier this year to various locations throughout the Middle East.

  • Something for the Joes: Recycling initiative expected to save troops money, reduce dumping

    Nov 29, 2012

    It's said that one man's trash is another's treasure and some South Carolina Army National Guard Soldiers have put that old expression to work with a convenience center.

  • Task Force Centurion helps Afghan training, real-world mission

    Nov 26, 2012

    Dozens of Afghan National Army soldiers stealthily entered the security gates of the coalition ammunition point after a simulated report of an insurgent attack on Camp Phoenix during a training exercise here, Nov. 3, 2012.

  • Guardsmen deployed to respond to Hurricane Sandy get first-hand look at West Point Cadet life

    Nov 20, 2012

    Three New York Army National Guard Soldiers who were part of the state response to Hurricane Sandy's devastation, got a first-hand look at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., as guest of their commander, Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey, Nov. 17, 2012.

  • N.Y. Guard to help Sandy victims over Thanksgiving holiday

    Nov 20, 2012

    As Americans prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, more than 1,100 members of the New York National Guard continue their support to recovery efforts following landfall of Hurricane Sandy or augment New York City law enforcement at transportation centers for the single largest travel day in the nation.

  • Calif. Guard aviators train for Afghanistan mission

    Nov 14, 2012

    The California Army National Guard's Company B, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, one of the oldest Chinook helicopter units in the Army, recently mobilized to Fort Hood, Texas, to prepare for a mission to Afghanistan.

  • Massive logistical effort marks N.Y. Guard response to Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 11, 2012

    Almost 4,000 troops, operating more than 1,300 trucks and Humvees, have delivered 2.5 million emergency meals and 150,000 blankets to storm victims, and fueled more than 13,000 city vehicles, while visiting more than 12,000 homes and apartments to check on residents, since Hurricane Sandy hit the night of Oct. 29, 2012.

  • One Army School System increases training effectiveness, capacity

    Nov 5, 2012

    Army readiness is the key objective of the One Army School System, a system that establishes common standards for individual training and maximizes the opportunities for active duty soldiers to train at Reserve or National Guard courses, and vice versa.

  • Two trainees share MOS, platoon, DNA

    Nov 5, 2012

    Pfc. Austin and Pfc. Zachary Conn have done everything together since the day they were born: Feb. 20, 1993. Nineteen years and four months later they enlisted together in the Army National Guard, and most recently, the pair completed nine weeks of basic training on Sand Hill at Fort Benning, Ga. -- always side by side.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers to assist with election in storm-battered areas

    Nov 5, 2012

    New Yorkers who are still without power in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy will get some help in casting their votes on Election Day from the New York Army National Guard.

  • National Guard relieves suffering after Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 4, 2012

    About 7,000 Guard members are helping people who are living without power while facing low temperatures, and people whose water-ruined possessions are piled at the curb, all while local transportation infrastructure crippled and simply pumping gas can be a day-long chore, in communities worst-hit by Hurricane Sandy.

  • Guardsmen explain MRE-style emergency meals to NYC residents

    Nov 2, 2012

    The thousands of meals being handed out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to New York City residents following Hurricane Sandy are pretty familiar to the New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen distributing the meals.

  • Virginia Guard Soldiers rescue 7 adults, 1 child after Sandy

    Nov 1, 2012

    Virginia National Guard Soldiers trudged through high water and cut trees to clear a path for two rescue missions that transported seven adults and one child to safety at two locations, Oct. 30, 2012, on Cattail Road in the Mears, Va., area.

  • Guard troops save lives in Hurricane Sandy recovery

    Nov 1, 2012

    Since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012, more than 9,100 National Guard troops across 12 states have been assisting with search and rescue operations, food and water distribution, debris removal and providing security and shelter for storm victims.

  • Peer review: Leaders discuss merits

    Oct 31, 2012

    Integrating peer review into the Army's evaluation system was discussed during the Q&A period at the end of the Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare's "Developing Leaders: The Key to Readiness, Sustaining the Profession, and Ensuring our Legacy" forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24, 2012.

  • More than 7,400 National Guard members respond to Hurricane Sandy

    Oct 30, 2012

    More than 7,400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen were mobilized in 11 states to respond to Hurricane Sandy by 4:30 a.m., Oct. 30, 2012, and more were on the way.

  • N.Y. mobilizes more than 2,300 Guardsmen to battle Hurricane Sandy aftermath

    Oct 30, 2012

    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo mobilized more than 2,300 Soldiers and Airmen by Oct. 30, 2012, to assist local communities and first responders for the forecasted storm surge and floods associated with Subtropical Storm Sandy's landfall, Oct. 29.

  • National Guard assists governors of states in Sandy's path

    Oct 29, 2012

    National Guard members are at work in seven states as Hurricane Sandy takes aim at the East Coast.

  • N.Y. Governor calls on Guard to respond to Hurricane Sandy

    Oct 28, 2012

    The New York Army and Air National Guard began deploying 1,175 Soldiers and Airmen to respond to Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 28, 2012, and prepared to call in more troops as the storm moved up the eastern seaboard.

  • National Guard responds to Hurricane Sandy, monitors tsunami

    Oct 28, 2012

    As more governors declared states of emergency in advance of Hurricane Sandy, the National Guard stood ready to respond to the aftermath of the storm.

  • National Guard prepares for Hurricane Sandy; 'perfect storm'

    Oct 26, 2012

    More than 61,000 National Guard personnel along the eastern seaboard are available for duty if and when Hurricane Sandy makes landfall sometime next week, Guard officials said today.

  • Virginia Guard personnel preparing for possible Hurricane Sandy damage

    Oct 26, 2012

    The Virginia National Guard has been authorized to bring up to 300 personnel on state active duty for possible severe-weather recovery operations from Hurricane Sandy.

  • Guard, Reserve to strengthen regional alignments

    Oct 22, 2012

    Gen. David. M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, provided his views on the way ahead for the Guard and Reserve during the Association of the U.S. Army's "MG Robert G. Moorhead Guard/Reserve Breakfast," Oct. 22, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

  • Guardsman teaches teachers in Afghanistan

    Oct 17, 2012

    From a New York classroom to a meeting room in the middle of Afghanistan, Sgt. Andrew Brechko never stops teaching.

  • EOD explodes old munitions in Kosovo

    Oct 16, 2012

    Soldiers from the 217th Explosives Ordnance Disposal Company, California Army National Guard, respond to, evaluate, and dispose of explosives in Kosovo, one of the most heavily mined regions in the world.

  • National Guard diversity council recognized among nation's best

    Oct 16, 2012

    The National Guard Bureau's Joint Diversity Executive Council was recognized as one of the top 25 diversity councils in the country by the Association of Diversity Councils in Arlington, Va., Oct. 4, 2012.

  • 2012 Best Warrior Competition begins at Fort Lee

    Oct 15, 2012

    Twenty-four of the Army's finest warriors converged at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 14, 2012, to engage in a fast-paced and intense battle against themselves and each other as participants of the premier Soldier skills competition.

  • Guard helps Reserve MPs create realistic life-saving training

    Oct 9, 2012

    Army Reserve Soldiers reached out to their National Guard brothers- and sisters-in-arms to execute a Cumulative Training Exercise on Camp Blanding, Fla., that could save lives.

  • 'Lightning' air defenders ready to protect skies over National Capital Region

    Oct 5, 2012

    About 200 Florida Army National Guard Soldiers are now standing watch over the skies of Washington, D.C., and its surrounding area, having recently passed a seven-month training and testing process that has led to their support of Operation Noble Eagle.

  • Joint Task Force - National Capital Region 2013 Presidential Inaugural Staff stands up

    Oct 4, 2012

    The Joint Task Force - National Capital Region 57th Presidential Inaugural Staff began preparations in support of the Presidential Inauguration. The task force is charged with coordinating all military ceremonial support for the inaugural period. As a joint component, it includes members from all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components.

  • Soldiers get 20 days to vote on new PT uniform

    Oct 4, 2012

    Soldiers have until Oct. 29, 2012, to vote on a possible replacement for the current Improved Physical Fitness Uniform.

  • Realistic training ensures deployment readiness for Ky. National Guard

    Oct 1, 2012

    National Guard Soldiers from Kentucky preparing to deploy to Djibouti as Task Force Longrifle gained a sense of the challenges they will soon face when they participated in the realistic training exercise at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuvering Center, Ind.,

  • CSA talks about suicide prevention

    Sep 28, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno opened the service-wide suicide prevention stand down Sept. 27, 2012, morning by announcing that 237 Soldiers have potentially taken their lives so far this year and that the Army will step up its resilience training to combat the problem.

  • SMA on suicide: 'It's okay to seek help'

    Sep 26, 2012

    "It's a source of strength to ask for help and we are all about being strong in the Army," said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, on the eve of the Army-wide suicide stand-down.

  • Westphal: National Guard key component in Army transformation

    Sep 24, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal and Gen. John Vessey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, toured Camp Ripley, Minn., Sept. 22, 2012. The visit was the first for Westphal and gave him time to meet Soldiers and receive a background of the Minnesota National Guard.

  • Army seeks Soldier input with Army Service Uniform survey

    Sep 20, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III is encouraging all active-duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers to take the Army Service Uniform survey to help inform the Army's decisions regarding future uniforms and equipment.

  • SMA tours Fort Sill, talks Army future

    Sep 20, 2012

    The Sergeant Major of the Army visited Fort Sill, Okla., last week, meeting with Soldiers and their families, and observing training on the installation.

  • Division West trains Maine Army National Guard MPs

    Sep 18, 2012

    The 488th Military Police Company of the Maine Army National Guard is here training with Division West's 5th Armored Brigade for its first deployment in the unit's current form, as Soldiers prepare to head to Afghanistan.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers, Airman train for really rainy day in hurricane response drill

    Sep 17, 2012

    Outside it was a sunny, beautiful day, but inside the Glenmore Road Armory, New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from the 42nd Infantry Division and 109th Airlift Wing wrestled with the challenges resulting from a hurricane hitting the Albany, N.Y. area.

  • Fort McCoy ribbon-cutting celebrates construction of its first-ever permanent barracks facility

    Sep 13, 2012

    Fort McCoy's newest barracks is ready to support troops training at the installation following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Sept. 6, 2012.

  • Westphal: Leader development essential to Army of the Future

    Sep 13, 2012

    By the time the students in today's Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education class are leading the Army, the Army of the Future will already be here, the under secretary of the Army said last week.

  • Missouri Guardsmen kick off 'Eastern Accord' in Tanzania

    Sep 12, 2012

    Members from the Missouri Army National Guard's 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and representatives from seven East African countries began at 10-day training exercise in Tanzania, Africa.

  • Grass: National Guard solution to problems in fiscally constrained times

    Sep 12, 2012

    The National Guard is part of the solution to the challenges of a fiscally constrained environment, said the chief of the National Guard Bureau, in Reno, Nev., Sept. 11, 2012, at the 134th General Conference of the National Guard Association of the United States.

  • Suicide prevention: Reaching out a sign of strength

    Sep 12, 2012

    Service members facing behavioral health challenges should feel comfortable asking for help, Defense Department leaders said in Reno, Nev., this week.

  • Post-Sept. 11 mission continues at Fort Hamilton

    Sep 11, 2012

    Eleven years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City and at the Pentagon, Soldiers, Airmen and sea services personnel from the New York National Guard remain on duty to prevent terrorist attacks throughout the city.

  • Ham: Guard essential to Africa partnerships

    Sep 11, 2012

    The National Guard is vital to Africa Command, said the commander of U.S. Africa Command.

  • Odierno: National Guard contributions since 9/11 'critical'

    Sep 11, 2012

    On the eve of today's 11th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the chief of staff of the Army paid tribute to the role of the National Guard in the immediate aftermath and in the years since.

  • Grass becomes 27th chief of National Guard Bureau

    Sep 10, 2012

    Gen. Frank Grass became the 27th chief of the National Guard Bureau in a Pentagon ceremony, Sept. 7, 2012.

  • Army units from across U.S. take part in Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2012

    Sep 7, 2012

    United States Army Soldiers flew thousands of miles from several of the 50 states, including Hawaii, California, Maryland, Alabama and Utah, to support the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance during 2012 Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise in South Korea.

  • N.C. Guard Soldier runs 100 miles in honor of fallen comrades

    Sep 6, 2012

    A lone runner pushed herself through desert heat and dust to finish her 24-hour quest: 100 miles in remembrance of fellow Soldiers who have died in the war on terror.

  • Soldiers search for shipping containers in Afghanistan

    Sep 5, 2012

    Two National Guard Soldiers from the 113th Sustainment Brigade recently deployed to Kuwait, where they received a unique Afghanistan mission -- locate lost shipping containers.

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