Aug. 9, 2017
Guardsmen Aid in Oregon, Montana Wildfire Battles
SALEM, Ore. —
Oregon Army National Guard soldiers continue to support the firefighting efforts at the Whitewater Fire in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area east of Detroit, Ore. and the Montana Army National Guard is providing wildfire support to local authorities near Phillipsburg, Mo.
July 20, 2017
Guard Firefighters Train for Urban Search, Rescue Missions
VOLK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Wis. —
Air and Army National Guard firefighters from across the country came to train at Wisconsin's Regional Emergency All-Climate Training Center -- known as the REACT Center -- during the Patriot North 17 exercise. The REACT Center specializes in providing the training required for a safe and successful response to natural and manmade disasters for both military and civilian responders.
Face of Defense: Air Guardsman Gives Sister Gift of Life
BELLE CHASSE, La. —
Air Force Staff Sgt. Franciscoadan Orellana went through months of testing to donate one of his kidneys to save his sister’s life. The Louisiana Air National Guard member said his military training and mindset is what allowed him to act swiftly and expedite the screening process.
July 14, 2017
New York National Guard Reported for World War I Duty 100 Years Ago
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. —
On July 15, 1917, 24,000 members of the New York National Guard began reporting for duty in what was then known as the World War.
Face of Defense: Soldier Finds Path to Law Enforcement Career
CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. —
As a boy, Army Sgt. Joseph Selchick would dress up for Halloween as either a soldier or a police officer and pretend to save his neighbors from danger. Today, Selchick works in law enforcement as a New York Army National Guard military policeman and as a civilian deputy sheriff.
July 13, 2017
Oklahoma National Guard Hosts 21st Annual Kids Kamp
MANNFORD, Okla. —
Children with parents serving in the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard learned about empathy, resiliency, teamwork and leadership and had fun at this year's Kids Kamp held at Camp Victory in Mannford, Oklahoma.
July 12, 2017
Kentucky Guard Soldiers Complete Record Radio Transmission
FORT KNOX, Ky. —
At a field training area, Army Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, the Adjutant General of Kentucky, picked up the hand microphone of a military radio and spoke into it.
July 7, 2017
National Guard Battles Colorado, Wyoming Wildfires
ARLINGTON, Va. —
As wildfires burned in Colorado and Wyoming, National Guard troops and helicopters joined the battle to assist civilian fire crews.
June 21, 2017
Face of Defense: Guardsman Trains Next Generation of Shooters
CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. —
For New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Michael Kapela, his seventh Adjutant General's Combat Sustainment Training Exercise -- known as the "TAG Match" -- was more meaningful than his first. Training for the match was an opportunity to teach marksmanship skills while learning new tips and techniques from other service members, he explained.
June 20, 2017
National Guard Partnerships Support Eucom Theater Objectives
RIGA, Latvia —
The friendship struck between then-U.S. Army Maj. Greg Vadnais and Latvian Army Capt. Raymonds Graube in 1993 strained conventional logic.