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Jan. 17, 2018

Airmen Brave Mother Nature to Accomplish Maintenance Missions

Aircraft mechanics assigned to the 108th Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, are no strangers to working outdoors in finger-numbing cold or sweltering heat.

Dec. 29, 2017

California Wildfires: State Military Reservists Answer the Call

When the California National Guard was activated to aid fire relief efforts in the southern part of the state, the California State Military Reserve’s Installation Support Command also answered the call.

Dec. 15, 2017

Guardsmen on Firewatch In California Skies

Nine members of the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing have deployed to assist the California Air National Guard’s 163rd Attack Wing in flying the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft that have been helping local authorities fight the massive Thomas Fire in Southern California.

Nov. 29, 2017

New York National Guard Delivers Christmas Trees for Troops

This is the 13th year that the National Guard troops turned out alongside veterans and Patriot Guard Riders to assist in the nationwide Trees for Troops initiative.

Nov. 24, 2017

Face of Defense: Soldier Helps Others in Hurricane Maria’s Aftermath

A Puerto Rico Guardsman is assisting in recovery efforts on the island territory following Hurricane Maria, and with his unit, has assisted in helping rescue more than 300 residents.

Nov. 17, 2017

Air National Guard Strikes Hard at ‘Combat Hammer’ Exercise

Airmen supported and piloted MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles during Operation Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air National Guard that includes the Reaper.

Oct. 19, 2017

Puerto Rican Engineers Depart Kuwait Following Hurricane Maria

Soldiers with the Puerto Rico Army National Guard’s 215th Engineer Company are on their way home after a transfer of authority ceremony conducted with the Army Reserve's 306th Engineer Company from Farmingdale, New York, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

Oct. 18, 2017

Kentucky Air Guardsmen Process 7.2 Million Pounds of Aid in Puerto Rico

Thirty-five members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group returned home after a three-week deployment to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they processed more than 7.2 million pounds of humanitarian aid for recovery operations following Hurricane Maria.

Oct. 18, 2017

Guardsmen Provide Communication Support to Wildfire Evacuees

Airmen from the California National Guard continue to provide cellphone and internet support to people who fled their homes last week as wildfires raged through California's wine country.

Oct. 12, 2017

Guardsman Provides Health Care on the Ground and in the Air

Army Capt. Derek Derkacs was studying to be a registered dietitian, but after a a physician assistant took care of him in an emergency room -- stapling a cut in this head -- he knew he wanted to be a PA as well.

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