March 20, 2017
Natural Disaster Response Exercise Vigilant Guard To Begin, Spokesman Says
During the joint natural disaster response exercise Vigilant Guard 2017, the Georgia National Guard and guardsmen from five surrounding states will simulate a hurricane to improve collaborative efforts in the region, a Pentagon spokesman said.
March 13, 2017
New York Guardsman Says Deployments Make Him a Better Doctor
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. —
A kidney specialist and medical director of Bassett Healthcare Center in Cooperstown, N.Y., has experience with ebola and malaria, as well as battlefield medicine, as a result of his other career as a New York Army National Guard doctor.
Feb. 24, 2017
State Partnership Spouses Share Stories of Challenges, Personal Strength
GASTON, S.C. —
Barbara Livingston, the wife of Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., the adjutant general for South Carolina, welcomed two spouses of officers in the Colombian Air Force during a South Carolina National Guard State Partnership Program engagement held at her home.
Feb. 10, 2017
Louisiana Army National Guard Supports Tornado Recovery in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS —
Approximately 100 soldiers from the Louisiana Army National Guard are supporting the New Orleans Police Department, by manning 16 static traffic control points in New Orleans East, following significant damage caused by a tornado.
Face of Defense: Guard Soldier Continues Family’s Service Tradition
RALEIGH, N.C. —
A North Carolina Army National Guard soldier is following a family tradition by serving in the armed forces. Army Capt. Timothy Thomas, who deployed to Iraq in 2009, is the fourth generation of his family to join the military. He proudly continues the tradition that was started by his great-grandfather who served in World War II.
Jan. 20, 2017
Face of Defense: Army NCO Improves Soldier Safety, Howitzer Longevity
FORT MEADE, Md. —
An Illinois Army National Guard sergeant has invented a device for light towed howitzers that improves soldier safety and equipment longevity. The device, also expected to save the Army hundreds of thousands of dollars, is a tool that allows soldiers to remove seized muzzle brakes more easily.
Oct. 27, 2016
Face of Defense: Warrant Officer Blazes Trail in Mississippi Guard
TUPELO, Miss. —
Previously a combat veteran Marine and soldier, this Mississippi Army National Guardsman has another title to add to her list of accomplishments -- female Apache helicopter pilot.
Oct. 26, 2016
Carter Tasks DoD Team With Streamlining Review Process for 13,000 California Guardsmen
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered that procedures be streamlined so California National Guard members who improperly received incentive bonuses as a result of error or through the criminal behavior of others can seek relief.
Oct. 7, 2016
National Guard Ready for Disaster Response Roles in Wake of Hurricane Matthew
More than 6,000 National Guard members are on duty in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina as Hurricane Matthew moves north up the Atlantic Coast.
Sept. 8, 2016
Face of Defense: Texas Air Guardsman Makes Pacific Journey
FORT WORTH, Texas —
Air Force Airman 1st Class John Karley, an aircraft propulsion technician, worked on C-130's for more than two years before actually traveling in one -- on a trip that was also his first voyage overseas.