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  A Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team member’s protective suit is inspected before he responds to a potential chemical, biological, or radiological threat while participating in a training event in the municipality of Carolina, Puerto Rico. (Photo by Senior Master Sergeant Craig Clapper)   When you join the Army National Guard, you’re joining a team with purpose and setting yourself up for a...
Washington Army National Guard Private First-Class Xavier Cha practices with a flare during wildfire training with the Washington Department of Natural Resources in Rainier, Washington. (Photo by Joseph Siemandel)   Washington Army National Guard Prepares for Wildfire Season When you join the Army National Guard, you’re joining a team with purpose and setting yourself up for a successful future. You’re also...
A U.S. Army M109A6 Paladin 155 mm howitzer with the Georgia Army National Guard watches fired artillery observation rounds during Exercise African Lion 21, at the Tan-Tan Training Area, Morocco. (Photo by Sergeant First Class R.J. Lannom.)   When you join the Army National Guard, you’re joining a team with purpose and setting yourself up for a successful future. You’re also making a commitment  ̶  to...
MAJ Amanda Schmid (left), a helicopter pilot and full-time administrative officer with the Nebraska Army National Guard’s 1-376th Aviation Battalion, ran in the Lincoln half-marathon. This is the second time Schmid has run in the marathon while pregnant. 1LT Brittany Downs (right), an engineer officer with the 945th Engineer Company of the Ohio Army National Guard, also ran in the Lincoln Half-Marathon. (Photos by Senior Airman Jamie...
The Army National Guard offers many career training opportunities in intelligence-related positions. Who are these men and women known as Intelligence Specialists? Let’s find out. In this series, Mission: Possible, we talk to Soldiers and uncover what it’s really like to be one of the National Guard’s biggest assets. Working as a Counterintelligence Agent for the Army National Guard is something Sergeant (SGT)...
  SMYRNA, Tennessee – Members from the Tennessee Army National Guard , Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Nashville Fire Department, Rutherford County’s StormPoint Emergency Response Team, and others participated in a joint water rescue exercise April 9.  A joint rescue crew with a Tennessee National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk  and aircrew, along with Tennessee’s Helicopter Aquatic Rescue...
ARLINGTON, Virginia – “The National Guard has played a critical role in the history of our Army; it's impossible to be able to tell that story without talking about the National Guard,” says Maine National Guard Captain (CPT) Jonathan Bratten. CPT Bratten, the command historian for the Maine National Guard , was recently selected to tell that story as the U.S. Army Center for Military History's first scholar in...
When Staff Sergeant (SSG) Stephanie Gilbertie speaks enthusiastically about her service in the Army National Guard , it’s more than just sharing her passion for her service – it’s her job. For the last five years, she has not only been serving in the Guard, but she has also been working full-time as the Marketing Non-Commissioned Officer for Recruitment and Retention in her home State of Connecticut. It’s a...
WASHINGTON – Teresa Domeier didn’t shy away from playing contact football with her older brothers while growing up in rural Nebraska. She’d get in the dirt with them, tackling her siblings and taking hits in the family’s sprawling backyard. She'd have scrapes and bruises but never backed away from a challenge. “That kind of made me tough,” says Teresa, now a Chief Warrant Officer 5 (CW5). “I had to...
Whether your plans for after graduation include college or technical training – or you haven’t quite figured that out yet – service in the Army National Guard can help you plot the next steps to your future career. Join us for the Texas, Kansas, and Louisiana Army National Guard Virtual Hiring Event on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  During the event you can: Learn about how to earn money...
Puerto Rico National Guard SGT José Rodríguez administers a COVID-19 vaccine in the PRNG vaccination center in Caguas, Puerto Rico, March 1, 2021, using new personal protection equipment. (Photo by Staff SGT. Alexis Velez) FORT BUCHANAN, Puerto Rico – To provide more protection in the COVID-19 vaccination mission, the Puerto Rico National Guard 's (PRNG) medical staff began using new equipment that promotes...
SGT Seunghyun Park More than any other branch, the Army National Guard offers the most intelligence-related positions. Who are these men and women known as Intelligence Soldiers? Let’s find out. In the following two-part series, Mission:Possible, we talk to two of them and uncover what it’s really like to be the Guard’s biggest asset. Soldiers often cite ‘traveling the world’ as reason for joining...