April 3, 2017
First Responders Conduct Vigilant Guard 17 Exercise in Georgia
CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta, Ga. —
The state of Georgia hosted a large-scale training exercise designed to test the response to a real-life disaster, with 9,000 military and civilian personnel participating in the Vigilant Guard 17 emergency-response exercise.
March 31, 2017
Military Exercise Provides Medical Care for Kodiak Island Residents
KODIAK ISLAND, Alaska —
The Arctic Care 2017 exercise provides training opportunities for active-duty, Guard and Reserve U.S. military members and Canadian Health service members to prepare for worldwide deployment while supporting the medical needs of all of communities on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
Face of Defense: Service Runs in the Family for Ohio Clan
PORT CLINTON, Ohio —
Military service runs in the family for Army Col. Barbara Herrington-Clemens and her husband, Ken Clemens. Collectively, they and three of their five children have performed more than 120 years of military service and deployed eight times. “It makes me very proud of them," Ken said. "We are very blessed to have our children serving in our military.”
March 28, 2017
Kentucky Guard Women Excel in Previously Male-Dominated Specialties
FRANKFORT, Ky. —
Staff Sgt. Kathleen Braithwaite, a wheeled vehicle mechanic; and Pfc. Meghan Aube, a helicopter mechanic are breaking gender barriers and excelling at their work in the Kentucky Army National Guard.
Face of Defense: Citizen-Soldier Finds Satisfaction in Serving Others
GREENVILLE, S.C. —
Chief Warrant Officer Natalie Miller has found purpose and happiness in life through her passion of flying helicopters. Before joining the South Carolina Army National Guard, Miller served in the Wisconsin Air National Guard as an aircrew life-support equipment tech and she was a UH-60 Black Hawk pilot in the army.
March 27, 2017
Face of Defense: Airman Recalls Volunteer Mission in Ghana
SWANTON, Ohio —
Air Force Senior Airman Courtney Iannucci, an intelligence specialist assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, spent three weeks in Ghana on a volunteer mission to help orphans. She wanted to travel to Africa to experience a new culture that was out of her comfort zone.
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.