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  • National Guard Supports Armed Forces of Ukraine

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Pinned down by a Russian tank and armed with only a failed anti-tank missile, a Ukrainian soldier recently turned to an unlikely source as the most effective weapon available — his cell phone. On the other end was a member of the Washington Army National Guard. Because they had

  • New Air National Guard Exercise Tests Agility in Michigan

    ALPENA, Mich. – Air National Guard Airmen and aircraft from around the country are conducting the first Air National Guard Readiness Exercise Program event, Agile Rage 22. This exercise is hosted by the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, part of the National All-Domain Warfighting Center in

  • National Guard strengthens NATO readiness in Europe

    ARLINGTON, Va. – More than 20,000 service members from over 20 countries supporting NATO, including the National Guard, showcased their integrated military capabilities during large-scale exercises throughout Europe in April and May.The world’s largest peacetime military alliance conducted

  • Civilian partnerships provide key readiness training for 167th medics

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Five aerospace medical service personnel, assigned to the 167th Medical Group completed 40 hours of trauma training at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., May 16-20.Working alongside critical care nurses and trauma nurses, the Airmen, whose roles are part licensed

  • 167th Mission Support Group Airmen participate in annual training event

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Approximately 90 167th Mission Support Group Airmen participated in an annual training event at Camp Dawson, Kingwood, W.Va., May 14-19.Multiple training stations and scenarios were presented to the Airmen to shore up basic fundamental skills and enforce mission critical skills

  • West Virginia, North Carolina Guard join cyber exercise

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia and North Carolina National Guard and representatives from state and federal agencies fielded a U.S. team in the world’s largest international cyber defense exercise, run virtually by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia,

  • 167th Airmen assist in West Virginia hospitals

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – For two years, the West Virginia National Guard has assisted with multiple roles and capacities in the fight against COVID-19 within the state.In January, Gov. Jim Justice directed his Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) and his COVID-19 pandemic leadership to review and

  • 167th Airlift Wing members participate in Green Flag Little Rock exercise

    MARTINSBURG, WV -- The 167th Airlift Wing successfully completed the Green Flag Little Rock 22-03 exercise hosted by the 34th Combat Training Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Jacksonville, Arkansas, January 9-21.The primary objective of GFLR is to support the Joint Readiness Training Center

  • West Virginia Guard members serve in their local hospitals

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “Always ready, Always there” is proving to be the undeniable truth, not just a motto, for West Virginia Army National Guard members serving on the COVID-19 response mission in their hometown hospitals.“Seeing the difference it makes for nurses in my hometown - who I have known my