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Sgt. Abraham Boxx, a critical care flight paramedic with the 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation Battalion, Washington Army National Guard, rides in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a medical evacuation drill at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on Jan. 2, 2021. Boxx moved to the U.S. from Australia to become certified as a flight paramedic in 2016 and later joined the Washington Army National Guard. (Photo by Sgt. Jonathan...
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Dominic Anderson aboard the Black Hawk helicopter. (Photo by Iain Jaramillo, New Mexico National Guard.) For Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CW2) Dominic Anderson, joining the Army National Guard took his career to new heights – literally.  A Black Hawk helicopter pilot with the New Mexico Army National Guard , he served in the Army Reserves for 10 years before joining the Guard in...
A wildland fire 1st Sgt. John Russell of the West Virginia National Guard's 249th Band was confronted with near his home in Winchester, Virginia, Nov. 19, 2020. Russell used basic wildland firefighting training he received with the West Virginia Division of Forestry (WVDOF) in October 2019 to help contain the fire and save a neighbor's home from potential damage. (Courtesy photo) WINCHESTER, Va. – Sitting in their home on a...
On December 13, 2020, the Army National Guard will celebrate its 384th birthday.  Today, the Guard’s centuries-old mission remains the same – to serve community and country. Our Soldiers respond to a wide range of emergencies and crises to keep our nation safe and secure.  In the face of the nation’s current crisis, the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, our Guard Soldiers have answered the call to...
Staff Sergeant Samantha Dehling, the Supply Sergeant for the 49th Missile Defense Battalion, Alaska Army National Guard, stands for a photo at her home in Delta Junction on Oct. 30, 2020, in a traditional Inupiat silver fox fur-lined parka her mother made. Dehling is from Noorvik, Alaska, and has served in the Alaska Army National since 2001. (Courtesy photo) FORT GREELY, Alaska – Much of Alaska's native population is spread...
David and Trisha Katzfey are First Sergeants and full-time Soldiers who provide new meaning to the word team in the Missouri Army National Guard. (Courtesy photo) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One Army National Guard couple provides new meaning to the word team. Trisha and David Katzfey, both first sergeants and full-time Soldiers with the Missouri Army National Guard , find balance with their different but complementary...
On Veterans Day, and every day, we pay tribute to the brave men and women whose service has kept our Nation safe and protected our freedom. It is with deepest gratitude that we honor you today. Thank you.
Join us for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, December 10, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern).  During the event you can: Hear presentations from Pennsylvania Army National Guard recruiters Speak in real time with a recruiter Learn about how to earn money for college and other benefits Registration is free and easy. Log in to reserve your spot ....
Specialist Victoria Anderson and her nephew, Wesley. SPC Anderson has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in her home state of New Mexico.   Army National Guard Specialist (SPC) Victoria Anderson was a sophomore at the University of New Mexico enrolled in a health course when she had her first encounter with the New Mexico Army National Guard . Her professor, who served in the Guard, had some fellow...
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Paul Gillquist, an Alaska Army National Guard pilot assigned to the 207th Aviation Regiment, in front of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, Aug. 22, 2020, at the Bryant Army Airfield on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Gillquist’s call sign is "Icy 13," and he happened to perform his first real-world rescue mission on Sept. 13, 2020. (Courtesy photo)   ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Army National Guard...
Michigan National Guard SPC Ralph Mitchell of the 1-182nd Field Artillery Regiment and nine other members of his regiment help process and distribute food at the Forgotten Harvest Food Bank of Royal Oak, Michigan, Sept. 15, 2020. The Food Bank delivers surplus food to charities in metro Detroit. (Photo by Master Sergeant David Kujawa)   ROYAL OAK, Michigan – The Army National Guard has been helping communities across...
To say Army National Guard Sergeant (SGT) Bailey Gokey is an overachiever would be an understatement. The Vermont National Guard Soldier is operating two ranks above her current position, taking on more responsibilities for her Unit while managing an active civilian career, all while waiting to officially wear her rank. “I do operate at a higher level,” she explains. “It’s unique to the National Guard, to put...