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  • Recruiting Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Judith Lopez

    Recruiters are invaluable to the United States Air Force. They provide materials and information concerning service, basic training, technical schooling and career opportunities to people who are interested in becoming a member. For Staff Sgt. Judith Lopez, a 162nd Wing production recruiter, her

  • A team approach strengthens African partner medical capabilities

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Last month marked the completion of a five-year program to enhance the expeditionary medical capabilities of four African partner nations.The African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership, established in 2015, is a Department of State directed initiative centered on generating

  • Guard’s Global Reach, Capabilities Support National Defense Strategy

    ARLINGTON, Va. – What the National Guard brings to the global stage directly contributes to significant pieces of the 2022 National Defense Strategy, said Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau.“Today, we are an integral part of the Joint Force and our nation’s second-largest

  • National Guard SEA Thanks Texas Guardsmen on Border Mission

    HARLINGEN, Texas - Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, the senior enlisted advisor for the chief, National Guard Bureau, visited Texas National Guardsmen at the Texas-Mexico border over the Thanksgiving holiday.Whitehead serves as the chief’s principal military adviser on all enlisted matters

  • National Guard Chief Visits New York’s 106th Rescue Wing

    WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. – The National Guard’s top officer, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, spent Nov. 5 at Gabreski Air National Guard Base with 106th Rescue Wing Airmen.Hokanson flew on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to observe rescue scenarios, lunched with some

  • 155th ARW hosts ANG Production Assessment Team

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The 155th Air Refueling Wing hosted a group of 15 field-level-experts from the Air National Guard Production Assessment Team Oct. 18-21, to take a holistic look on how to improve a refueling unit.The PAT helps with that goal by giving overall assessments of fleet health. This

  • Guard Suicide Rates Stable as Prevention Efforts Increase

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The suicide rate for active-duty U.S. military members declined 15% in 2021, with the National Guard rate essentially unchanged as new suicide prevention initiatives roll out across the 54 states, territories and the District of Columbia.The Department of Defense Annual Report on

  • National Guard Staged for Florida Hurricane Response

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Some 5,000 Florida National Guard troops were ready Wednesday to help residents in the wake of Hurricane Ian, a massive storm making landfall in heavily populated southwest Florida.Florida Guard members and equipment were staged at armories and bases, with another 2,000

  • New Seals a ‘Singular Representation’ of Army, Air Guard

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Seals are the oldest form of heraldic insignia and have evolved over time to represent monarchies, families, and organizations.  As a military design, seals represent the common identity of members of military organizations.As the nation’s oldest armed force, the National Guard, is