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  • Texas Military Forces perform during World Series

    Oct 25, 2011

    With more than 50,000 people in attendance at Ballpark Stadium in Arlington, Texas and millions more watching at home, members of the Texas Military Forces joined the Texas Rangers in their battle for the Major League Baseball World Series title, Oct. 22 and Oct. 23.

  • Chinook crews fly 'All Night Long'

    Oct 25, 2011

    Chinook helicopters with B Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, flew more than 1,100 hours moving personnel and cargo last month around Iraq and are busy with the drawdown.

  • SMA conducts town hall meeting with Third Army Soldiers

    Oct 24, 2011

    The top noncommissioned officers from the Army, Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard, conducted a town hall meeting with Third Army Soldiers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Oct. 21, 2011.

  • National Guard MEDEVAC team ready for action in Iraq

    Oct 23, 2011

    Every morning flight crews from the South Dakota and Montana Army National Guard, meticulously prepare their Black Hawk helicopters for a mission they hope they will never have to perform.

  • New York Guard MPs visit South African counterparts

    Oct 21, 2011

    Two New Army York National Guard MPs got a first-hand look at how the South African National Defense Force trains its military cops during a two-day visit the South African Military Police School in September.

  • Ceremony kicks off Orient Shield 2011 in Japan

    Oct 20, 2011

    Soldiers from the Texas National Guard joined with soldiers from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force in a ceremony that initiated the annual bi-lateral combined arms training dubbed Orient Shield 2011.

  • U.S., Japanese Soldiers practice squad live fire during Orient Shield

    Oct 20, 2011

    Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment and members of the 1st Division, Eastern Army, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, practiced tactical movement at the squad level as part of Orient Shield 11.

  • Japan, U.S. lift off; sights set on serious training

    Oct 20, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, joined members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force, Eastern Army, 1st Division, 1st Aviation in performing mounted heliborne operations at Kita-Fuji Training Area in Japan, Thursday.

  • Army Guard CSM to deployed troops: Standards to change

    Oct 20, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army National Guard Richard Burch traveled to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, to speak with deployed National Guard Soldiers about upcoming changes in structure and funding, as well as the personal responsibilities inherent in both.

  • 'Ironman' a game-changer on battlefield

    Oct 14, 2011

    After a 2 1/2 hour firefight in Afghanistan Iowa National Guard Solders started wondering how they could carry loads of crew-served weapon ammunition over rough terrain like Jesse Ventura did in the movie "Predator."

  • 116th Soldiers support each other in Army Ten-Miler Shadow Run

    Oct 13, 2011

    Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team participated in the Army Ten-Miler Shadow Run at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2011, and Forward Operating Base Lagman Oct. 9, 2011.

  • Guard, Reserve programs focus on jobs, family support

    Oct 12, 2011

    The Army National Guard and Army Reserve are both committed to building a strong, resilient force through family programs and lowering unemployment, their chiefs said this week.

  • NY Guard Soldiers create massive sandtable of National Training Center

    Oct 11, 2011

    The 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team built a massive sand table of the National Training Center maneuver "box" to allow unit leaders to better understand the areas they'll be dealing with while training here.

  • Guard gunner tops NCOs, MP wins Soldier of Year

    Oct 11, 2011

    A National Guard Paladin gunner from Utah took the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year title and a military policeman from the 10th Mountain Division won Soldier of the Year after a grueling week of competition.

  • Rodriguez stresses importance of the Reserve Component as an operational force

    Oct 10, 2011

    Gen. David Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, highlighted the critical role of Reserve Component Soldiers and units during the keynote address at the Maj. Gen. Robert G. Moorhead Guard/Reserve Breakfast at the 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the United States Army.

  • Army bracing for more budget cuts, AUSA audience told

    Oct 10, 2011

    The potential of DOD facing additional budget cuts of $500-600 billion over the next 10 years keeps him up at night, said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • 'Old Hickory' rises to challenge of moving vehicles, supplies out of Iraq

    Oct 4, 2011

    The Tennessee Army National Guard's 230th Sustainment Brigade has been chosen as one of several units responsible for withdrawing all U.S. Forces from Iraq by the end of this year.

  • Missouri Guardsmen help recover crashed Navy helicopter

    Oct 4, 2011

    Missouri National Guard Soldiers helped recover a Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter that crashed at the Jefferson City airport as it was taking off after refueling.

  • California National Guard Soldiers compete in the 2011 Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 3, 2011

    California National Guard's Best Warrior Competition 2011 kicked into high gear at Camp San Luis Obispo with nine special Soldiers vying for the title of best of the best.

  • Colorado Guard selects top Soldiers

    Oct 3, 2011

    The Colorado Army National Guard began a three-day challenge at Fort Carson Sept. 23, 2011, to determine the state's top Guardsmen.

  • California Guardsmen train Iraqis on HEMTT fuel trucks

    Oct 3, 2011

    American Soldiers here recently conducted a week-long class to train fellow Iraqi Army personnel how to operate heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks in preparation for the upcoming assumption of operations by Iraqi Security Forces at the Camp Taji airfield.

  • Best Warriors battle for top Army titles

    Oct 3, 2011

    Twenty-six motivated Soldiers began their pursuit of prestigious Army titles at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 3, 2011, as they completed the first challenges of the 2011 Best Warrior Competition.

  • First Army shapes full-spectrum simulation exercise

    Sep 29, 2011

    More than 350 Soldiers from the Kansas Army National Guard's 35th Infantry Division headquarters participated in a newly-developed seven-day full-spectrum simulations exercise Sept. 20-26.

  • New Lakota variant packs punch for Guard

    Sep 29, 2011

    Army National Guard pilots from four states are now training on the new Security and Support variant of the Lakota helicopter, equipped with long-range electro-optical sensors and recording devices.

  • Warrior Training Center adds tank instruction

    Sep 28, 2011

    The Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning, Ga., has gotten into the tank business.

  • Indiana Guardsmen participate in Bold Quest

    Sep 27, 2011

    Soldiers from the Indiana National Guard played part in a a joint staff led military coalition combat assessment exercise designed to test the interoperability of target identification systems of 12 NATO member nations to reduce friendly fire incidents.

  • Ghana engineer instructors visit North Dakota

    Sep 27, 2011

    Instructors from the Engineer Training School in Accra, Ghana, visited combat engineer instructors from the North Dakota National Guard as part of a robust partnership between North Dakota and Ghana that began in 2004 as part of the Department of Defense-sponsored State Partnership Program.

  • Community sends off Guardsmen deploying to Kosovo

    Sep 27, 2011

    The North Dakota National Guard's commander-in-chief, elected officials and senior military leaders joined with community members, families and friends of deploying Guardsmen today to wish them well during a formal send-off ceremony.

  • Agribusiness Soldiers focused on Afghanistan mission

    Sep 22, 2011

    Approximately 60 Soldiers from across Illinois, as well as two Soldiers from Michigan and South Dakota, have been deployed to Kunar province since June with the Illinois Army National Guard's 1-14th Agribusiness Development Team.

  • Wildlife study at Guard facility may yield insight into black bear behavior

    Sep 22, 2011

    A wildlife study at the National Guard's training post in north Florida may soon give biologists insight into one of the state's most intriguing inhabitants.

  • Northeastern Army National Guard Soldiers train for Iraq deployment

    Sep 22, 2011

    New York, Connecticut and Maine Army National Guard Soldiers are conducting individual pre-mobilization training tasks that are required before individual deployment overseas.

  • Minnesota National Guard battles Pagami Creek wildfire

    Sep 21, 2011

    Four Minnesota National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters are helping battle a 100,000-acre wildfire.

  • Arizona Guard embarks on resiliency training

    Sep 21, 2011

    The Arizona National Guard is establishing a new standard for its personnel in response to the stresses and strains on service members and their families as a result of serving a nation that has been involved in overseas conflicts for almost a decade.

  • Tanzanian, U.S. Soldiers share more than military skills

    Sep 20, 2011

    The Tanzania People's Defense Force worked around linguistic and cultural barriers to share military police best practices with U.S. service members and civilians.

  • Streamlining Army mobilization process focus of committee visit

    Sep 19, 2011

    Ten general officers, representing the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee, met at First Army Headquarters Sept. 12 to review regulations for reserve-component policies concerning mobilization and demobilization procedures.

  • Extensive training prepares Oregon Guard Soldiers for mobilization

    Sep 19, 2011

    Soldiers of the 1186th Military Police Company, Oregon Army National Guard, are currently in the process of completing pre-mobilization training at the Umatilla Chemical Depot, Hermiston, Ore.

  • Box check returns to company-grade OERs

    Sep 18, 2011

    For company-grade officers, the senior-rater "box check" will soon reappear on officer evaluation reports.

  • Guard gets access to GoArmyEd

    Sep 16, 2011

    Beginning Oct. 1, the Army National Guard will join the active Army and Army Reserve in using GoArmyEd, funded by the Department of the Army, as a central entry point for their educational needs.

  • Fort McCoy mobilization/demobilization chapter winding down

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The departure of the 236th and 1022nd Engineer Companies from Fort McCoy in late September will bring to a close a significant chapter in Fort McCoy's history. The pair of Army National Guard companies -- one from Texas, the other from Louisiana -- will be the last to deploy from Fort McCoy. According to Brad Stewart, director, Directorate Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy, Fort McCoy will conclude its mobilization mission as the Army begins to drawdown its unit requirements in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Mobilization ending at Fort McCoy

    Sep 8, 2011

    As the Army begins to drawdown its unit requirements in Iraq and Afghanistan, Fort McCoy's mobilization mission is ending this month.

  • Overseas training connects active, Reserve Soldiers

    Sep 6, 2011

    Thousands of National Guard and Reserve Soldiers this year experienced overseas deployment training in Europe as a means to prepare for a unit deployment to a command theater operation, a security operation, a forward presence or mission support activities.

  • National Guard helps Vermont recover after hurricane

    Sep 6, 2011

    The National Guard is contributing manpower, equipment and capabilities to help Vermonters in one of Irene's worst-hit states.

  • National Guard Military Police aid, learn from counterparts in Germany

    Sep 2, 2011

    The Overseas Deployment Training program gives Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers an opportunity to train, participate in exercises, and provide support to Soldiers stationed overseas.

  • MRAP teams enable USACE to deliver quality construction

    Sep 1, 2011

    Teams of National Guardsmen and Reservists protect members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who go "outside the wire" to project sites. Without them, the Afghanistan Engineer District-South couldn't carry out its mission to design and build projects that are a critical component of creating the conditions for stability and security in Afghanistan.

  • New York Guard aviators respond to Hurricane Irene

    Sep 1, 2011

    New York Army National Guard Aviation units have logged 150 hours of flight time and transported 60,000 pounds of food and water to isolated mountain towns and central distribution centers as state officials continue to respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

  • New York Army National Guard motor Soldiers aid post-Irene rescues

    Aug 31, 2011

    The Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's Harlem-based 719th Transportation Company moved upstate to the Catskill Mountains following Hurricane Irene's wake to aid residents in small villages hit hard by flooding.

  • First Army provides Guard, Reserve medics realistic training

    Aug 31, 2011

    The most realistic training available for Army National Guard and Army Reserve medics resides at the 24 Medical Simulation Training Centers Army-wide.

  • American Disaster: Training to respond

    Aug 31, 2011

    Federal, state and local disaster responders, with Department of Defense counterparts, are working together here to ensure America has a trained and ready force poised to respond to various natural disasters or terrorist attacks should America face another large-scale terrorist attack.

  • New capabilities enhance Guard response to Hurricane Irene

    Aug 29, 2011

    About 7,675 National Guard troops from 18 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico responded over the weekend to civil authorities tackling Hurricane Irene and its aftermath.

  • Following Irene, New York Guard mission shifts to Catskills

    Aug 29, 2011

    While local governments across New York were assessing the impact of Hurricane Irene, the focus of effort for the New York Army and Air National Guard shifted from Long Island and New York City to the mountain towns in Greene and Schoharie counties.

  • North Carolina Guard, Emergency Management prepare for Hurricane Irene

    Aug 27, 2011

    The North Carolina National Guard has teamed up to support the North Carolina Emergency Management Eastern office in preparing our coast for Hurricane Irene, which makes landfall on the North Carolina coast this weekend.

  • New York Guard troops mobilized to support Hurricane Irene emergency operations

    Aug 27, 2011

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mobilized nearly 2,000 Soldiers and airmen in response to the expected landfall of Hurricane Irene, which has already caused deaths and destruction in other states.

  • Guard supports joint Hurricane Irene response, thousands deploy

    Aug 27, 2011

    National Guard support to the joint response to Hurricane Irene was in full motion today as thousands of soldiers and airmen rolled out in multiple states to support civilian authorities.

  • National Guard responds to Hurricane Irene

    Aug 26, 2011

    As of 11:30 a.m. EST today, the governors of seven states had declared states of emergency, prompting National Guard adjutants general to upgrade Hurricane Condition levels and relocate assets in preparation for Hurricane Irene, Guard officials said today.

  • New York Guard mobilizes hundreds of troops to respond to Hurricane Irene

    Aug 26, 2011

    At the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York Army and Air National Guard mobilized and deployed 900 Soldiers and Airmen to support civil authorities on Long Island, New York City, and the Hudson Valley in response to Hurricane Irene.

  • Cutting-edge medical training facility prepares medics for combat

    Aug 25, 2011

    The Medical Support Training Center located at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana, is one of only 24 of its kind across the globe.

  • Special Forces practice water operations in Gulf of Mexico joint exercise

    Aug 25, 2011

    In the hour or two before dawn when the surf is calm and quiet, the beach in front of the USS Lexington Museum in Corpus Christi, Texas, came alive with service members from the Texas Military Forces, Aug. 20, 2011.

  • National Guard readies for Hurricane Irene

    Aug 24, 2011

    National Guard adjutants general along the East and Gulf coasts are awaiting the potential landfall of Hurricane Irene, and preparing to act if called upon by their governors, National Guard officials said today.

  • Humanitarian effort brings free healthcare to valley

    Aug 23, 2011

    Operation Lone Star, a 13-year annual tradition in southern Texas, began its second week of providing health care services to people living near Laredo and Hebbronville, Texas.

  • Army North leads way during large-scale terrorism response exercise

    Aug 23, 2011

    The Vibrant Response 12 exercise, conducted by U.S. Army North, focuses on the Department of Defense mission to support civil authorities after a disaster.

  • Servicemembers respond to worst-case scenario during 'Vibrant Response' 12 exercise

    Aug 22, 2011

    More than 7,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Department of Defense civilians are descending upon the Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and various surrounding areas in Indiana, to execute DoD support to civil authorities in a consequence management role during the Vibrant Response 12 exercise.

  • Soldiers, vets initially denied Purple Heart for concussive injury may resubmit

    Aug 19, 2011

    Active-duty and reserve-component Soldiers, as well as veterans, who were denied Purple Heart awards for concussive or mild traumatic brain injuries, are encouraged to resubmit documentation for reconsideration of the medal.

  • Suicide awareness video aimed at first-line supervisors

    Aug 19, 2011

    A new suicide prevention awareness video just released by the Army is aimed primarily at both junior leadership and first-line supervisors, to let them know their responsibility to be the first to identify and assist those in need.

  • Army North breaks in new subway rescue training station at MUTC

    Aug 19, 2011

    During the Vibrant Response 12 exercise, conducted by U.S. Army North, service members and local first responders participated in a subway rescue scenario Aug. 17, 2011, for the first time here.

  • Soldiers, HR specialists must understand importance of casualty docs

    Aug 18, 2011

    It is the responsibility of all Soldiers to update their casualty documents and to ensure their intent is annotated properly.

  • Family GAT streamlined, back online

    Aug 17, 2011

    For those Army family members who put off completing the Global Assessment Tool survey due to the sheer number of questions, the folks who run the program listened and brought the number of questions from 260 down to 80.

  • Soldiers battle in Guard Best Warrior Competition

    Aug 10, 2011

    Fourteen Soldiers from across the Army National Guard competed in the 2011 Best Warrior Competition Friday through Monday on Fort Benning, Ga. The winners will go on to vie for the titles of All-Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year later this fall.

  • Therapy dogs help demobilize Soldiers

    Aug 10, 2011

    Four teams of registered therapy dogs and their handlers recently greeted demobilizing Soldiers returning from a 10-month tour in Afghanistan at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

  • Oregon Guard forward observers train with Navy, Air Force

    Aug 9, 2011

    Forward observers with 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment of the Oregon National Guard's 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team put their skills to work in a training event at Gowen Field, Idaho, July 21, 2011.

  • ’Rainbow Hurricane’ prepares troops for disaster response

    Aug 7, 2011

    New York National Guard Soldiers from the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters left their armories from across the state to converge at an empty field Aug. 5, 2011, in an exercise meant to mimic the Guard's hurricane response efforts.

  • Maryland Guard, Australians share laughs, recon tips during Talisman Sabre

    Aug 5, 2011

    American and Australian Soldiers shared tactics and culture during Exercise Talisman Sabre, a joint Australian/American exercise that ran July 11-29, 2011.

  • Quartermasters keep Australian/U.S. exercise supplied

    Aug 3, 2011

    Quartermasters here focused on making sure both U.S. and Australian military personnel got the gear the needed to train with during Talisman Sabre exercises in Australia, July 11-29, 2011.

  • Space systems give Australians, U.S. Soldiers edge in Talisman Sabre

    Aug 3, 2011

    Australians and Americans, including Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers, worked together to integrate space systems in to the Talisman Sabre exercise July 11-29, 2011.

  • McKinley: Guard accessible, fiscally sound operational force

    Aug 2, 2011

    Reserve Component senior leaders met on Capitol Hill, July 27, 2011, to discuss maintaining the Reserves as an operational force and measures to keep it funded in such a capacity.

  • U.S., Australian Soldiers work together to judge Talisman Sabre battles

    Aug 2, 2011

    Because live ammunition is not used in training exercises, umpires are used to judge "battles." These umpires recently determined the outcome of land force, maritime and air operations maneuvers for over 20,000 U.S. and Australian military personnel participating in Talisman Sabre exercises in Australia, July 11-29, 2011.

  • National Guard uses skills in humanitarian mission abroad

    Aug 1, 2011

    More than 20 Soldiers from the South Dakota National Guard's 155th Engineering Company, of Wagner, S.D., arrived in the South American country of Suriname, July 22, 2011, as part of New Horizons 2011.

  • Demobilizing from war: Iowans return home

    Jul 28, 2011

    Before Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers are released from active duty after a deployment they go through a demobilization process during which they are thoroughly screened for medical, dental and behavioral concerns, briefed on their rights and benefits as veterans, and provided assistance on issues ranging from personal to financial.

  • Fresh Minnesota Soldiers, Airmen assist with Minot flood recovery mission

    Jul 26, 2011

    The day the North Dakota State Fair was to begin, Soldiers and Airmen from the North Dakota and Minnesota National Guard were working around the clock to bring the city of Minot back to a sense of normalcy after a historic flood crest on the Souris River.

  • France bestows high honors on National Guard, active-duty Green Berets

    Jul 26, 2011

    One active-duty and five National Guard Special Forces Soldiers were honored with the Croix de la Valeur Militaire in a private ceremony at the French ambassador's residence attended by senior leaders.

  • Detective warns of new designer drug

    Jul 26, 2011

    Bath Salts are the new "designer drug" becoming increasingly popular on the streets and Army law enforcement warns that they're dangerous.

  • Six Soldiers help Team USA win basketball bronze at Military World Games

    Jul 25, 2011

    Air Force Capt. Matthew McCraw scored 34 points and Army 2nd Lt. Paul Nelson added 23 to lead Team USA to an 84-83 victory over South Korea for the bronze medal in men’s basketball at the 5th Counseil International du Sport Militaire Military World Games July 24, 2011.

  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal certified by President Obama

    Jul 22, 2011

    Based on recommendations from military leaders, President Barack Obama has certified to Congress that the U.S. armed forces are prepared for repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.

  • U.S., Ghana partner to teach malaria prevention

    Jul 21, 2011

    A team of U.S. Soldiers from the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, an Army Reserve unit from Connecticut, partnered with Ghana's National Disaster Management Organization during MEDFLAG 11 to implement a malaria outreach program and train disaster volunteers on basic first aid skills.

  • Shinseki: VA task force improves care of women vets

    Jul 20, 2011

    The newly formed VA Task Force on Women Veterans will go a long way in addressing key benefits gaps to female veterans, according to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.

  • Guard continues its long tour in flood fight

    Jul 20, 2011

    As the heat and humidity rise to record levels on day 58 of the central North Dakota flood fight, Guardsmen from North Dakota and Minnesota continue to keep a watchful eye for any dangerous situations in the levees as well as on each other to ensure they don't succumb to heat injuries.

  • Ghana, U.S. medical personnel share knowledge, experience during MEDFLAG 11

    Jul 18, 2011

    The first portion of MEDFLAG 11 has strengthened the relationship between the U.S. and Ghana through five days of collaborative training, during which medical expertise is shared by the joint-team effort to improve medical treatment in their home countries.

  • Services deliver ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal input

    Jul 14, 2011

    All of the services and combatant commands have provided their input to the Defense Department in advance of the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that bans gays from serving openly in the military, a Pentagon spokesman said here today.

  • Former soldier in Saddam's army now U.S. Soldier helping improve Iraq

    Jul 13, 2011

    Sgt. Mahad Ahmed was a member of Saddam's army when the U.S. liberated Iraq. He is now deployed to Iraq as a member of the Texas Army National Guard, helping improve his homeland.

  • Guard, Reserve opportunities for active-duty Soldiers

    Jul 13, 2011

    The Active Guard Reserve program allows Soldiers transitioning off active duty the opportunity to compete for AGR positions closer to home.

  • Army improving UAS effectiveness

    Jul 12, 2011

    More than 400 attendees joined the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Warfighter Forum which ran from June 21-24, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz.

  • Kansas sends 22 additional Soldiers to assist with flood relief operations

    Jul 12, 2011

    Soldiers from the Kansas National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery deployed to Doniphan County, June 28, 20111, to provide security patrols in Elwood, Kan. The tasking came through the Kansas Division of Emergency Management at the request of the mayor of Elwood and county emergency management officials.

  • Army leverages Guard and state-facilities for communication equipment reset

    Jul 8, 2011

    The Army’s Project Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical teamed up with the National Guard and the state of Maine to upgrade key communications equipment.

  • Red Bulls turn over remote Bad Pech

    Jul 7, 2011

    Violence has decreased over the last few months in Bad Pech, one of the most remote outposts in all of northeastern Afghanistan.

  • Soldier in Iraq gets 4th of July call from Secretary of Defense

    Jul 7, 2011

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who was sworn into office Friday, marked the 4th of July holiday by making phone calls to six deployed servicemembers, including an Ohio Army National Guard Soldier in Iraq.

  • National Guard plays role in Arctic operations

    Jul 7, 2011

    The National Guard, working through the Defense Department with multinational forces, is promoting a balanced approach to improve human and environmental security in the Arctic region, Pentagon officials said in a May report to Congress.

  • Military equipment collected as drawdown approaches

    Jul 7, 2011

    As the drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq approaches, the 640th Aviation Support Battalion is collecting and itemizing unused or misplaced military equipment that has accumulated over the eight years the Army has been at Camp Taji. The effort is called Operation Clean Sweep.

  • Overseas deployment training gives reservists opportunity to experience active duty

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Joint Multinational Training Command gives reserve component Soldiers the opportunity to train on their military occupation specialties as part of the overseas deployment training program.

  • Brothers serve combined half century with Iowa National Guard

    Jul 5, 2011

    Fifty years. That’s how long Sgt. 1st Class Tim Fiedler Jr. and his younger brother Staff Sgt. Rich Fiedler, combined have served not just in the Iowa National Guard, but in the same unit, Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment.

  • First Lady visits Vermont National Guard

    Jul 1, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama visited hundreds of members of the Vermont National Guard and their families June 30, 2011, at the VTNG’s Army Aviation Support Facility in South Burlington, to thank military members and their families for their continued hard work.

  • First cavalry scout trainees arrive at Fort Benning armor school

    Jun 30, 2011

    More than 65 recent high school graduates turned Soldiers are the first cavalry scouts to train at the Armor School on Harmony Church.