• New Hampshire Airman Selected for Department of the Air Force 7s Rugby Team

    PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.H. -- On the large green fields at the Cape Fear Armed Forces Rugby Championship, an Airman from the 157th Air Refueling Wing feels a familiar tinge of nervous excitement before her first championship with the Department of the Air Force Women’s 7s Rugby Team.Capt.

  • National Guard Chief Stresses Readiness as key to Homeland Defense

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The chief of the National Guard Bureau emphasized the Guard’s readiness to support overseas operations is also a key element in homeland defense and emergency response missions at home.“My motto is: ‘The answer is yes, what’s the question?’ If our nation needs the National

  • Continued Investments Make Guard Effective, Chief Says

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The chief of the National Guard Bureau told senators June 7 that continued investments in the National Guard mean it will be able to effectively support the Joint Force while quickly responding to the needs on the home front.“Today’s National Guard would not be possible without your

  • Guard Soldiers, Airmen Participate in Cyber Shield Exercise

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – More than 800 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, civilian experts, and other military services from throughout the nation are conducting exercise Cyber Shield this month with partners from all levels of government. Cyber Shield is the nation’s premier unclassified cyber

  • Recent events, past decades have transformed Guard, chief says

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The past 20 years have proven the National Guard has transformed from a strategic reserve to an operational force, the chief of the National Guard Bureau told lawmakers Tuesday.Addressing the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson told

  • Barnestormers awarded Army Achievement Medals for Task Force Powderhorn

    WESTFIELD, MA -- Fifty four Airmen from the 104th Fighter Wing were awarded the Army Achievement Medal for their work assisting the commonwealth of Massachusetts during Task Force Powderhorn at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, May 14, 2022.The Army Achievement Medal is a military

  • AI-Powered App Aims to Discover Talent in Guard, Reserve

    Members of the Reserve and National Guard are highly skilled across a variety of private-sector industries and have the potential to make substantial contributions to Defense Department missions, a DOD official said. The problem is, the department is not always aware of that talent, said Scott

  • Barnestormers train at Army hospital, save DoD thousands

    HONOLULU, HI -- Twenty-nine members from the 104th Fighter Wing Medical Group and 13 members from the 174th Attack Wing Medical Group completed hands-on Medical Field Annual Training at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 25-May 4, 2022. This training allowed 104MDG and 174AW

  • Summit underscores team nature of cyber defense

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – Senior leaders from around the U.S. Cyber Command enterprise discussed the future of cyber operations, evolving capabilities and deeper integration during a summit April 19.The in-person and virtual gathering brought together Reserve Component leadership and Service Cyber

  • 148th Fighter Wing Member Receives Life Saver Award

    DULUTH, Minn. -- Master Sgt. Grant Gimpel, 148th Fighter Wing, serves militarily in the 148th Civil Engineering Operations Management section and full time as a 148th Fire Department Station Captain, received a “Life Saver” award during a St. Louis County board meeting, April 12, 2022, Duluth,