• New York Guard hosts biological, chemical dispersal drill

    NEW YORK – The New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team is hosting 124 counterparts from 19 other states in New York City this week to support a homeland security exercise focused on figuring out how biological and chemical weapons disperse in a city.Officially known as the Urban Threat

  • Task Force Phoenix CEMA cell counters unmanned aerial systems

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Coalition forces are countering adversary unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the U.S. Central Command area of operations with a rapidly evolving set of tools and training. Task Force Phoenix — a combat aviation brigade responsible for full-spectrum aviation operations for

  • Florida Guard’s Red Horse engineers respond to Hurricane Ida

    BELLE CHASSE, La. – Approximately 30 members from the 202nd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (Red Horse) out of Camp Blanding, Florida, helped removed debris and downed trees from roadways Sept. 4. Red Horse is a specialized, highly mobile civil engineering team

  • National Guard responds in force to Hurricane Ida

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Thousands of National Guard Soldiers and Airmen responding to Hurricane Ida in Louisiana have rescued hundreds of people, cleared roads and distributed food and water to victims of the devastating storm.More than 5,400 Guardsmen from 11 states were in Louisiana Wednesday, assisting

  • National Guard support critical to U.S. European Command

    STUTTGART, Germany – From Poland to Kosovo, Lithuania to Ukraine, Soldiers and Airmen from the U.S. National Guard operate alongside allies and partners throughout Europe. They train in all domains, whether firing a rifle, driving a tank, flying a plane or protecting critical infrastructure from

  • Alaska Air Guard trains in support of NASA spaceflight

    KAPOLEI, HAWAII – Alaska Air National Guard members completed four weeks of training during Exercise H20 in Hawaii Feb. 6, honing their long-range search and rescue capability for the NASA human spaceflight program.The Air Guard's 176th Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is the only wing in the

  • 125th Fighter Wing Airmen assist with COVID-19 vaccinations

    JACKSONVILLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Fla. – Sixty Airmen from the 125th Fighter Wing activated Feb. 1 to support increased COVID-19 testing and vaccination administration at a Jacksonville mall. The Airmen will help vaccinate eligible residents in support of the Florida Department of Health’s

  • Fighter pilot accomplishes first flight after electrocution

    JACKSONVILLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Fla. – Florida National Guard Lt. Col. Jonathan "Flood" Kassebaum completed his first mission since his near-fatal accident last year. Kassebaum was severely injured while working on a project in the backyard of his family home. He remained lifeless for nearly

  • Guard's COVID-19 response is largest since Hurricane Katrina

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Almost 47,000 Soldiers and Airmen from the National Guard are activated to help fight COVID-19 in the Guard’s largest domestic response effort since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. More than 51,000 Guard members responded to Katrina. While Katrina response efforts were in a concentrated

  • Joint Operations Center coordinates NJ COVID-19 response

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – The Joint Operations Center, known as the JOC, is the focal point for coordinating missions for nearly 700 members of the New Jersey National Guard operating across the state.The JOC provides leaders in the state with a constant flow of information and updates they use to make