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  • Nebraska National Guard performs CERFP training exercise

    LINCOLN AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – Fifty-three members of the 155th Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) conducted an exercise Aug. 26-27 to test their ability to move in a convoy and quickly set up and operate a field medical facility. Seven trucks and trailers drove onto a field at the Nebraska Air National
  • Pennsylvania Guard responded in force on 9/11

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – At approximately 10:03 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001, United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field in western Pennsylvania. Within hours, Soldiers and Airmen from the Pennsylvania National Guard were activated as part of the nation's response to the terrorist attacks.For months, the Pennsylvania National Guard played a key role in
  • National Guard members reflect on 9/11 experiences

    ARLINGTON, Va.  – On Sept. 4, 2001, then-Army Staff Sgt. Timothy Redmond was starting his first day as an assistant district attorney in New York City.One week later, recalled the Green Beret with the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, "all hell broke loose."  From his office window, Redmond saw the second plane slam
  • Wisconsin National Guard supports Operation Allies Welcome

    VOLK FIELD, Wis. – Wisconsin National Guard troops continue to welcome Afghan evacuees and Special Immigrant Visa holders arriving in the United States. Airfield managers, refuelers, and security forces personnel from the Wisconsin National Guard's Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center have been working round-the-clock to receive several
  • Oklahoma National Guardsmen distribute food and water after Hurricane Ida

    LAPLACE, LA — With the Hurricane Ida relief effort well underway, Oklahoma National Guardsmen travel throughout neighborhoods in southern Louisiana to distribute food, water, and ice to residents, Sept. 7, 2021.Virtually all residents of LaPlace, Louisiana have some extent of damage to their properties. The destructive impact of hurricanes like Ida
  • Alaska Air National Guard rescues bear-mauling victim

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guard members of the 176th Wing saved a hunter mauled by a bear Sept. 8 in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.The hunter activated a two-way communication device SOS beacon, alerting the National Park Service, which contacted the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center.Alaska
  • SCNG conducts 'Band-Aids not bullets diplomacy' in Colombia

    RIONEGRO, Colombia – South Carolina Army and Air National Guard medical personnel conducted a humanitarian medical mission in the remote town of Tamana, Colombia, during the regional Ángel de los Andes (Angel of the Andes) and Cooperación VII exercises. Approximately 30 SCNG members are participating in the exercises Aug. 30 to Sept. 10. The
  • Pilot’s historic flight marks significant milestone for Florida ANG

    JACKSONVILLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Fla. – On Aug. 13, 2021, Capt. Joseph “Sic” Scerra made history by becoming the first 159th Fighter Squadron pilot to complete a sortie flying the F-35A Lightning II while assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, AZ.The milestone arrives on the heels of the release of the final Environmental Impact
  • West Virginia Guard played pivotal role in Afghan evacuation

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Soldiers and Airmen of the West Virginia National Guard were critical components of Operation Allies Refuge, the State Department-led project of evacuating Afghan citizens and Americans before the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan Aug. 31.The 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, 130th Airlift Wing in Charleston and 111th Engineer
  • Kentucky Guard engineers conduct Djibouti SPP training

    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – Kentucky National Guard engineers with the 577th Sapper Company and 123rd Airlift Wing traveled more than 15,000 miles to train with the Djiboutian military demining company as part of the State Partnership Program (SPP) Aug.19–29.For over 25 years, the National Guard has conducted military-to-military engagements in
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