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  • Pennsylvania Guard Conducts Homeland Response Force Exercise

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Pennsylvania National Guard members of the state’s Homeland Response Force conducted a training exercise Nov. 17-20.Almost 400 Soldiers and Airmen from Army and Air National Guard units from across the state participated in the exercise, which included mission command and

  • KC-135 Operations Resume at Reopened Sioux City Runway

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Military aircraft operations returned to the Sioux City airport this week with the completion of a substantial runway improvement project.While the construction was underway, Iowa Air National Guard members of the 185th Air Refueling Wing and some of the unit’s KC-135

  • New York Air Guardsman Completes Brazil Jungle Training

    MANAS, Brazil - For New York Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Jeremy Miter, adapting to the heat and humidity of the Amazon basin was the toughest part of the six weeks he spent at Brazil’s jungle warfare school from the end of September until mid-November.“Once we got into the jungle, it was a whole

  • New York Guard Assists With Historic Snowfall Response

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – One hundred and thirty New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen responded to a massive lake-effect snowstorm that hit the Buffalo area.At the direction of Gov. Kathy Hochul, 60 Soldiers and Airmen, divided into three 20-person initial response forces, were placed on duty at

  • Fatality Search and Recovery Mission Helps Bring Closure

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Never before had Airman 1st Class Brandon Porter seen the destruction left by a tornado after it ripped through a candle factory in Mayfield in December, starting a fire that killed eight people.As a member of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s Fatality Search and Recovery Team, it

  • Pease Crew Flies Record KC-46 Endurance Mission

    PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.H. – In a feat of air mobility endurance, a KC-46A Pegasus from the 157th Air Refueling Wing flew a nonstop mission halfway around the globe and back Nov. 16-17.The point-to-point, 36-hour, 16,000-mile, multi-crew, Total Force sortie was the longest such mission in

  • 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