An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

  • Guard Leaders Stress NCOs Role in State Partnership Program

    LAS VEGAS – Developing NCOs has long been a strategy in the U.S. military to build capability and maintain readiness by providing the education and training required to operate in complex environments.While the professional development of NCOs is varied in focus internationally, many countries

  • Women in Military Lauded at Air and Space Symposium

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Hundreds of female service members joined a panel to explore women’s integration into the military during the 2024 Women’s Air & Space Power Symposium at Peterson Space Force Base March 26.Total Force Airmen and Guardians from every corner of America joined partner nation

  • National Guard Enlisted Leader Speaks to Sergeant Major Students

    FORT BLISS, Texas - Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, spoke to the Army’s latest class of graduating sergeants major at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Feb. 23, focusing on the essence of enlisted

  • At-risk Teens Begin New Path as ChalleNGe Academy Graduates

    WASHINGTON - Hundreds of young people across the nation ended 2023 by graduating from Youth ChalleNGe Academy programs that provide discipline and education to set at-risk teenagers on a path to success. In Boise, Idaho, more than 120 high school students graduated from the program Dec. 16 — the

  • Guard’s Past, Present, Future, Linked in Vice Chief’s New York Visit

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The National Guard is the nation’s oldest military organization, tracing its roots back to 1636, and Air Force Lt. Gen. Marc Sasseville educated the Guard’s newest enlistees about its storied history on its birthday.“For 387 years, we've had men and women answering the call to serve

  • National Guard Leaders Empower Enlisted Personnel at Conference

    ROCHESTER, Minn. – National Guard Bureau leaders emphasized the importance of empowering enlisted personnel during the 52nd Annual Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States conference Aug. 13-17.In an opening statement, Air Force Lt. Gen. Marc H. Sasseville, vice chief of the

  • National Guard’s Joint Staff Emphasizes Tactical Wellness

    ARLINGTON, Va – Nearly 100 Soldiers, Airmen and family members of the National Guard Bureau’s joint staff participated in a Joint Staff Tactical Wellness event May 18 at the Herbert R. Temple Jr. Army National Guard Readiness Center to educate members on resources and practices to maintain and

  • Senior Enlisted Advisor Visits Florida National Guard

    STARKE, Fla. – Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, the National Guard’s top enlisted leader, visited Florida National Guard members April 21-23 to check in with troops, meet with senior military leaders, and observe weekend drill training.Whitehead met with various units, including troops

  • Guard Recognizes Milestones that Brought Positive Change

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Guard will recognize three anniversaries this year that legally established racial integration in the military, opened more opportunities for women to serve and ended the draft.This year marks the 75th anniversary of President Harry S. Truman’s Executive Order of the

  • Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Guard’s footprint on domestic and international events continued in 2022, highlighting its transformation from a Cold War strategic reserve to the combat reserve of the Army and the Air Force. “People don’t realize just how large the National Guard is,” said Army Gen.