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.
Arizona Guard Airman Relates Leadership Lessons
Arizona Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jonathan Sheaffer wears a fireman’s helmet as a hazardous material technician for the City of Maricopa Fire Medical Department, a coach’s cap as an assistant high school football coach, and a military duty cap as a vehicle maintenance apprentice with the 161st Air Refueling Wing.
April 28, 2017
Red Cell Challenges Cyber Warriors in Multiforce Exercise
CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah —
Air Force Capt. Joshua Montgomery isn’t a criminal, but he plays one as part of his duties. He’s a member of an Air National Guard team that tests cyber defenses.
April 27, 2017
Service Members Help Isolated Alaskan Village
OLD HARBOR, Alaska —
Alaska National Guard soldiers from the 207th Engineer Utility Detachment teamed up with service members from across the Defense Department to participate in an Innovative Readiness Training runway extension project in Old Harbor, Alaska.
April 26, 2017
National Guard More Relevant, Ready to Face New Threats, Chief Says
The National Guard is even more important than in the past, given the uncertain nature of the world today, Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told legislators.
April 12, 2017
Face of Defense: Airman Balances Guard Service, Civilian Job
CHEYENNE, Wyo. —
Air Force Staff Sgt. Rebekah Miller stands in front of the Torrington police department in her police uniform in Torrington, Wyoming. Miller has been with the Wyoming Air National Guard for six years and is serving as a command post specialist. She has also been an officer with the Torrington police department for two years.
March 14, 2017
Guard Members Aid First Responders During East Coast Storm
SANDSTON, Va. —
National Guardsmen were mobilized across the Northeast to help first responders as a spring storm put about 18 million people under a blizzard warning.
Feb. 24, 2017
Guardsmen to Test Space Capsule Recovery Systems
GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. —
Forty-five members of the New York Air National Guard are heading to Hawaii to participate in a joint NASA and Defense Department mission to evaluate recovery techniques and gear that will be used to recover NASA's Orion spacecraft.
Feb. 16, 2017
Louisiana Guard Assists Police in $2 Million Drug Bust
PINEVILLE, La. —
The Louisiana National Guard's Counterdrug Task Force providing an aviation asset in assisting several law enforcement agencies in removing nearly $2 million worth of drugs from the streets of Alexandria, Louisiana, last month.