• National Guard COVID-19 survivor recounts fight for his life

    ARLINGTON, Va. - It felt like a cold. Normal enough, it seemed. After all, it was cold season, and it was something to get over quickly and be forgotten about just as quickly, thought Air Force Lt. Col. Paul Jancsy, an air liaison officer with the National Guard Bureau, when he started feeling sick

  • Senior enlisted leaders tackle challenges facing Guard

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. – Addressing challenges facing the National Guard and unleashing the collective experience and knowledge of senior enlisted leaders from across the country to identify solutions drove the agenda at the Command Senior Enlisted Leader training forum Oct. 26-28.The annual event,

  • Sword fighting as 'strategy in blink of an eye'

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The metallic clash and clang of two swords striking each other echoed throughout the small room. Tension and anticipation filled the air as the opponents moved swiftly back and forth, thrusting and parrying to gain the advantage and emerge the victor. And then it came – the

  • Thank your troops, Louisiana leaders tell National Guard chief

    NEW ORLEANS – Community leaders had a message for Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson when he visited New Orleans Tuesday to assess the National Guard's response to Hurricane Ida and see troops.  They gathered around him on the street with words they wanted shared with the entire force.  "We are absolutely

  • Guard fights wildfires, responds to Ida, serves overseas

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Guard continues to live up to its promise, "Always Ready, Always There," with close to 59,000 Guard members on duty overseas or at home responding to Hurricane Ida, wildfires and COVID-19. "As the combat reserve of the Army and the Air Force, we are manned, trained and

  • 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

  • Ammo Rodeo on target with creative, mission-focused training

    VOLK FIELD, Wis. – About 50 Air National Guard and Reserve munitions specialists from across the nation saddled up at the Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in July to see which team could best assemble an Air Force bomb during the annual Ammo Rodeo competition.Volk Field’s two-week Ammo

  • Hokanson thanks Guard members supporting wildfire fight

    LAKEVIEW, Ore. – The general’s eyes scanned the 40 or so National Guard troops assembled in a horseshoe around him in a field Thursday and he felt pride.“Whatever the mission – fighting America’s wars, securing the homeland or building partnerships – our Soldiers and Airmen provide extraordinary

  • PATRIOT 21 exercise underway at Volk Field

    VOLK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Wis. – About 1,000 people are participating in PATRIOT 21, a domestic operations (DOMOPS) training exercise sponsored by the National Guard Bureau at Fort McCoy and Volk Field Air National Guard Base June 14–17. PATRIOT is an annual exercise focused on local,