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  • South Carolina Guard Hosts Joint Medical Training

    MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. - The 169th Medical Group hosted the skill-based joint medical training initiative MEDFLAG 2024 May 2-3.This event, created out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, has emerged as an opportunity for medical personnel to collaborate and remain proficient

  • South Carolina National Guard Hosts Colombia Defense Chief

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina National Guard hosted Colombian military leaders from Feb. 28 to March 1 during two State Partnership Program events.The three-day visit by Gen. Helder Giraldo, Colombia’s chief of defense, and Colombian military officers was part of a State Partnership Program

  • 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

  • National Guard, DOD Support Hawaii's Long-term Recovery

    WASHINGTON - Defense Department personnel remain ready to support Maui residents for the foreseeable future as local officials plot a course for recovery from the Lahaina wildfire, the Hawaii National Guard’s incident commander says.Army Major Gen. Kenneth Hara, adjutant general for the state of

  • Guard Saved Lives, Property, Responding to 2022 Disasters

    ARLINGTON, Va. – With approximately 450,000 members, the National Guard plays a role in every element of the National Defense Strategy, including defending the homeland. Over half of its members were involved in lifesaving natural disaster responses in 2022.Throughout the year, 142,000 Guard members

  • 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.

  • Thousands of Guardsmen Supporting Hurricane Ian Response

    ARLINGTON, Va. – More than 5,000 National Guardsmen from multiple states are positioned across southwest and central Florida to help communities devastated by Hurricane Ian.Florida Guardsmen and others from Louisiana, New York and Tennessee – with more on the way from Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey,

  • WMD civil support teams train on land, sea, in air

    PINELLAS PARK, Fla. – National Guard civil support teams from six states are training with local, state and federal agencies this week in Operation Night Hammer.The three-day exercise is conducted in the air and on land and the sea May 22-24 with National Guard CSTs from Florida, New York, Illinois,

  • National Guard works with partners on winter storm response

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Hundreds of members of the National Guard assisted state and local officials responding to winter weather over the weekend in multiple states, including Virginia, North and South Carolina and Pennsylvania.The South Carolina National Guard staged 120 personnel and equipment

  • SCNG conducts 'Band-Aids not bullets diplomacy' in Colombia

    RIONEGRO, Colombia – South Carolina Army and Air National Guard medical personnel conducted a humanitarian medical mission in the remote town of Tamana, Colombia, during the regional Ángel de los Andes (Angel of the Andes) and Cooperación VII exercises. Approximately 30 SCNG members are