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  • 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 equipped to fight our nation's wars," said Army
  • National Guard Bureau Chief visits Sioux City ANG Base

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – For the first time in the history of the 185th Air Refueling Wing a sitting member of the Joint Chiefs visited the Iowa Air National Guard facility in Sioux City this week. The National Guard Chief, General Daniel R. Hokanson was visiting the Iowa Air Guard unit at the invitation of 185th Air Refueling Wing Commander Colonel Mark
  • UTANG EOD responds to local threat

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – On July 19, two members of the 151st Civil Engineer Squadron’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight worked alongside the Unified Fire Authority Bomb Squad to remove a World War II Type 89 “knee mortar” from a home.On average, the 151st EOD flight are called out to dispose of unexploded ordnance within the state about six times
  • More USAF aircraft added to fight west coast fires

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Two additional U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft are scheduled to join the Department of Defense efforts for wildland fire fighting in western states today as requested by the USDA Forest Service, bringing the number to five C-130 military aircraft activated.“It is shaping up to be a very challenging fire season,”
  • Reflecting on MA Army, Air National Guard assisting D.C. civil authorities in Capitol Response Mission

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- From January to mid-May the Massachusetts Army and Air National Guard partnered with several other state’s National Guard units from across the country to provide assistance to federal law enforcement agencies in Washington, D.C. with security, communications, medical evacuation, logistical and safety support to state, district
  • National Guard chief details contributions of force

    ARLINGTON, Va. – National Guardsmen more than demonstrated their value to America the past year, and the need for their service has never been greater, said Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, the chief of the National Guard Bureau and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.He cited two numbers to demonstrate the value of Guardsmen: 12 million and 21
  • Learning from the past helps prepare leaders for the future

    SHARPSBURG, Md. – As part of continuing professional development, National Guard members toured Antietam National Battlefield recently, taking in the details of one of the bloodiest days in American military history and the lessons learned from the 1862 battle."I think every little bit of wisdom and history that you can put into your rucksack will
  • African Lion: National Guard supports continent’s largest military exercise

    TANTAN, Morocco – F-16 Falcon fighter jets streaked by low and fast, while plumes of black smoke from steady artillery fire and dust thrown up by advancing M1A1 Abrams tanks drifted across the desert below as Africa’s largest military exercise reached its peak Friday.Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, joined Army Gen. Stephen
  • Annual posture statement touts ‘Year of the Guard’

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Guard released its annual posture statement June 9, detailing the Guard’s current operations and providing an overview of missions during a historic, unprecedentedly busy past year for the Guard.“National Guard members supported every combatant commander around the globe and met every mission here at home,” Army Gen.
  • 104FW Airman supports Capitol Response mission

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Since January, the Massachusetts Army and Air National Guard have partnered with other National Guard units from across the country to provide ongoing security, communication, medical, evacuation, logistical and safety support to United States Capitol civil authorities.Out on this operation is Massachusetts Air National

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