• 174th MXG hot-pit maintenance key to Northern Strike 20

    ALPENA, Mich. – A significant portion of Northern Strike’s joint fires readiness training depends on airpower and the close air support it provides. These capabilities are present, thanks in large part to a unique team of maintainers from the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Maintenance Group,

  • One man’s journey to the Air National Guard

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Tech. Sgt. Clayton Smith’s accent has a lilting island inflection indicating he’s probably from a certain area of the Caribbean.“I was born in Trinidad and Tobago,” he said, adding that the country is off the coast of Venezuela.Smith, a medical resources noncommissioned officer

  • National Guard faces pivotal time, CNGB nominee Hokanson says

    WASHINGTON – Today is an important and pivotal time in the history of the National Guard, the nominee to be the next chief of the National Guard Bureau told the Senate Armed Services Committee.''We've placed complex dynamic missions overseas and here at home,'' Army Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson said

  • Texas Guard team wins first NGB innovation competition

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A Texas National Guard team emerged the winner in the inaugural National Guard Innovation Competition, besting three other finalists.“I’m humbled, to be honest,” said Air Force Maj. Alex Goldberg, the chief innovation officer of the Texas Guard. He said competitions like this

  • Massachusetts Air Guard SARC receives SARC of the Year Award

    JOINT BASE CAPE COD, Mass. – The Defense Department has recognized Jacquelyn E. Tellier, Massachusetts Air National Guard, as the 2020 Liz Blanc Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year. Tellier, the sexual assault prevention and response program manager of the 102d Intelligence

  • National Guard force surpasses Hurricane Katrina response

    About 74,000 National Guard members were on duty Wednesday performing domestic response missions in support of their governors. The number surpasses the more than 51,000 Guard members activated after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, which was the Guard’s largest previous domestic

  • Guard assists state health officials in COVID-19 mapping

    ARLINGTON, Va. – National Guard members are helping state and local health agencies conduct voluntary COVID-19 mapping to track and reduce the spread of the virus.“We are not focused on tracking the individual,” said Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Panush, officer in charge of the Washington National

  • NGB chief promotes first Guard director of space operations

    AURORA, Colo. – U.S. Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau (NGB), promoted the first NGB director of space operations, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gregory T. White, to major general at Buckley Air Force Base May 20.Upon the establishment of the U.S. Space Force in

  • 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

  • National Guard chief: More Guard members to be called up

    ARLINGTON, Va. – More than 28,000 National Guard members are on duty as part of COVID-19 response efforts, and that number is expected to grow, the Guard’s top general says. “Over the past few weeks, each day has seen about 1,000 additional Soldiers and Airmen called up throughout the 54 states,