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  • Hokanson: Nation’s Investment in National Guard Comes at Pivotal Moment

    WASHINGTON – The National Guard is a dynamic operational force integral to the National Defense Strategy, the Guard’s most senior officer told lawmakers April 30, emphasizing that sustained mission readiness requires continued and deeper investment in the Guard. In his annual testimony to the House

  • National Guard Leaders Visit Troops Deployed in Middle East

    KUWAIT - The National Guard’s most senior officer and enlisted leader visited Guardsmen deployed across the Middle East in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Spartan Shield March 14-17.Thousands of Guard members are dispersed in multiple locations to support these operations to maintain

  • Bulldogs conduct Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training

    DULUTH, MN -- Pilots, Aerospace Medical Service Specialists, and other airmen from the 148th Fighter Wing participated in survival, evasion, resistance, and escape (SERE) training Sunday, March 3, 2024, in Duluth, Minn.Annual SERE training is conducted to ensure pilots are prepared if an aircraft

  • Air National Guard Unit Trains for any Situation

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – When U.S. Army Special Forces enter dangerous situations, they often aren’t alone.“Our job as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) or Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) is to integrate with the Army. Wherever they go, we go – whether by tank, armor, or jumping out of a

  • Air National Guard Defenders host Cold Weather Operations Course

    DULUTH, Minn. -- 50 Air National Guard Security Forces personnel from 15 states gathered at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota, from January 8-19, 2024, for a two-week Cold Weather Operations Course. “Given the complexities of the global security landscape, it is imperative that our Defenders

  • New Hampshire Airman Conquers the Appalachian Trail

    PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.H. -- An Air National Guardsman from Rye, New Hampshire, recently spent seven months camping under an open sky as he through hiked the Appalachian Trail.Tech. Sgt. Alan Dwyer started on March 22 at Springer Mountain, Georgia, and proceeded to hike the 2,200 miles

  • National Guard Members Showcase Innovation

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The 2023 National Guard Bureau Innovation Challenge showcased the inventive prowess of Guard members nationwide Dec. 7 at the Herbert R. Temple Jr. Army National Guard Readiness Center. Among the concepts featured: a virtual reality application by the Arkansas National Guard, a

  • 121st ARW celebrates 75th anniversary of desegregation of military

    RICKENBACKER AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, OH -- The 121st Air Refueling Wing, in conjunction with the Village of Lockbourne and the Ohio Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, held a ceremony here Saturday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of desegregation in the United States military and pay tribute to Sgt.