• National Guard SEA Visits Colorado Guard Space, Missile Defense Units

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado is at the hub of Department of Defense space and missile defense operations, and the state’s National Guard members are supporting these expanding domains here.Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, the SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, joined Command

  • NY National Guard Wraps up Federally Funded COVID-19 Mission

    LATHAM, N.Y. - More than 840 days after the first Soldiers and Airmen went on duty to stem an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in New Rochelle, the New York National Guard’s federally supported COVID-19 mission came to an end June 30.A force of 269 personnel will remain on state active duty to assist

  • Oklahoma National Guard Conducts SPP Visit to Azerbaijan

    BAKU, Azerbaijan – The 137th Special Operations Medical Group conducted a combat casualty care knowledge exchange with Azerbaijan during a State Partnership Program visit to Baku June 20-24.The visit was the second between doctors with the Azerbaijan Ministry of Defense Operational Capabilities

  • National Guard MQ-9 Reapers Join Indo-Pacific Exercise

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – Exercise Valiant Shield 2022 included MQ-9 aircraft in exercise operations for the first time May 25-June 20. The 119th Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard and the 174th Attack Wing, New York Air National Guard, launched, flew and recovered MQ-9 Reaper aircraft to

  • Idaho National Guard Ready to Fight Wildfires

    BOISE, Idaho – More than 60 Idaho National Guardsmen completed wildland firefighting training in Boise in June, bringing the number of Guardsmen available to assist the Idaho Department of Lands in the event the governor declares a state of emergency to approximately 170.“Part of the appeal of the

  • Yes it’s gold! Iowa ANG gold F-16 remake celebrates ANG history

    Sioux City, Iowa -- With the popularity of this summer’s block buster fighter jet film featuring an awesome F-14 Tomcat, 2022 is shaping up to be the year to celebrate the 4th generation fighter jet.This week the Iowa Air National Guard has unveiled a historic fighter jet of their own; a retro 50th

  • Brazilian Air Force visits AFRL Information Directorate

    ROME, N.Y. (AFRL) -- The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate hosted a delegation of officer and enlisted leaders from the Brazilian Air Force’s Aerospace Operations Command June 7 at several facilities in Rome, New York.Gen. Heraldo Luiz Rodrigues, the commander of the command,

  • Maryland Airmen prepare for engineering deployment

    Middle River, MD -- Maryland Air National Guard engineers recently conducted career field and readiness training at military sites across the region, June 22-24, as they prepare for deployment. 13 Airmen assigned to the 175th Civil Engineer Squadron, conducted the training at Ft. Indiantown Gap,

  • Vermont National Guard Concludes COVID-19 Missions

    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Vermont National Guard Soldiers and Airmen supporting Vermont’s COVID-19 response mission officially end orders July 1.The first mission began March 23, 2020, when Soldiers established a medical surge facility in Barre and Airmen began logistical operations at the Strategic