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  • Florida Guard engineers modernize Navy airfield

    JACKSONVILLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, FL -- Airmen of the 202nd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer, known as the RED HORSE, are modernizing the airfield ramp at Naval Air Station Jacksonville to ensure taxiway concrete can withstand the weight of the U.S. Navy’s

  • Guard Chief Plans Fitness Initiative for Guard, Families

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The chief of the National Guard Bureau is launching a holistic fitness initiative in March to improve the wellness of National Guard members and their families. The new program highlights two priorities of Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson: readiness and people.“Readiness merges with people

  • Guard Charges Forward with Electric Vehicle Conversion

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Force modernization keeps the National Guard relevant and responsive, so it tops a list of priorities for Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau. This extends from updating weapon systems, to force structure, to updating the non-tactical vehicle fleet. However,

  • Leaders Detail Future of National Guard

    The National Guard remains an integral part of U.S. military might, and it's changing to remain effective for the future, Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said today.Hokanson and Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, the senior enlisted advisor to the chief of

  • Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Guard’s footprint on domestic and international events continued in 2022, highlighting its transformation from a Cold War strategic reserve to the combat reserve of the Army and the Air Force. “People don’t realize just how large the National Guard is,” said Army Gen.

  • Twins have each other's backs

    PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.H.  -- Senior Airmen Olivia and Gillian Conley enjoy an extra holiday every December.National Twin Day, in observance since 2019, gave the fraternal twin sisters occasion to reflect on their special relationship last Sunday.“We love an excuse to have a holiday, so

  • First Lady Jill Biden: National Guard a 'beacon of hope' in times of need

    WASHINGTON – How best to support service members and their families dominated discussion when First Lady Jill Biden hosted National Guardsmen, spouses and children at the White House Nov. 28.“For many Americans, our National Guard and their families are the only service members that civilians might

  • Hokanson: ESGR ‘empowers everything we do’

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Throughout the past 50 years, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program has provided a conduit between reserve component service members and their employers.The National Guard’s senior-most general spoke with ESGR members and volunteers during a national leader meeting

  • New Hampshire Airman Earns a Shot at Ranger School

    PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.H. -- A 157th Air Refueling Wing Security Forces Airman demonstrated his mental and physical prowess, going toe-to-toe with an Army assessment designed to find candidates for one of its toughest schools, September 17-18.Following the successful completion of a

  • Tucson ANG hosts ARC Weapons and Tactics Conference 2022

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC) hosted the annual Air Reserve Component (ARC) Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC) here at the Morris Air National Guard Base Oct. 24 through Oct. 28. The event is hosted each October in Tucson, Ariz., and is an