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  • 148th Fighter Wing, U.S. Coast Guard Conduct Water Survival and Rescue Training

    The 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard’s 9th District Great Lakes to conduct water survival and rescue training in Lake Superior near Duluth, Minnesota on August 25, 2020.
  • Annual Northern Lightning exercise returns to Volk Field

    CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. — Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center is hosting approximately 50 aircraft and nearly 1,000 members of the National Guard, Air Force, Army, and Navy as part of the annual Northern Lightning Counterland training exercise.Units from California, Idaho, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin will all
  • NJNG women talk about the meaning of Women Veterans Day

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – The first Women Veterans Day was observed June 12, 2018, 70 years after President Harry S. Truman signed the groundbreaking Women’s Armed Services Integration Act that allowed women to serve as regular members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. For the third Women Veterans Day, the New Jersey
  • 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 response in recent years.Guard members are filling a
  • Operation America Strong: 146th Airlift Wing salutes first responders with local flyover during training mission

    An aerial flyover to honor Ventura County’s first responders, healthcare workers, and essential personnel took place May 15, 2020, as two146th Airlift Wing C-130J Super Hercules aircraft accomplished a training route over several Hospitals and Medical Centers in the area.
  • Called to comfort: Mass. military chaplains provide support during COVID-19

    During these challenging times, people are seeking comfort and compassion to help them not only with any medical issues they may be facing, but also the emotional challenges that come with increased stress. Chaplains from the Massachusetts National Guard (MANG), as well as the Massachusetts Organized Militia, have been visiting Soldiers and Airmen throughout the state to provide additional spiritual support during the COVID-19 response efforts. 
  • 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 area along the Gulf Coast, COVID-19 response
  • Polish medical team, Illinois Guard side-by-side in COVID-19 response

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A nine-person Polish military medical team is assisting Illinois National Guard members with COVID-19 response efforts, sharing insight gained from dealing with the outbreak in Europe.“We are deeply moved by the incredible act of support from our friends in Poland who are joining us here in Chicago,” Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard
  • Recruiting remotely, the mission continues

    Responding to the Department of Defense's COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, Air National Guard recruiters have moved their search for the future force to entirely remote operations. "We haven't scaled back our recruiting efforts, but have shifted recruiting to 100 percent virtual prospecting," said Master Sgt. Tabitha Gendreau, 102nd Intelligence Wing recruiting flight chief.
  • Mass. National Guard provides security support on Nantucket

    A team of Air National Guard Security Forces and Army National Guard Military Police are on the island community of Nantucket assisting the local police department by providing security at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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