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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...
Wisconsin Army National Guard members of the West Bend-based Detachment 1, Company G, 2nd Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment at a base in the Operation Spartan Shield area of operations. Wisconsin troops have been assigned to locations in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Syria for a medevac mission in the U.S. Central Command theater of operations. (Courtesy photo.) UNDISCLOSED LOCATION – The Officer in charge of about 35...
U.S. Army Col. Eric Allely, Maryland National Guard state surgeon, observes a MDNG medical Soldier draw a COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe Jan. 18, 2020, at the Maryland State House, Annapolis, Md. Members from the MDNG Medical Detachment and 224th Medical Company Area Support administered the vaccines to Gov. Larry Hogan, Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford, their wives, and Maryland Deputy Health Secretary Dr. Jinlene Chan. (Photo by Staff...
SGT Benjamin Gunderson 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. Growing up, SGT Benjamin Gunderson’s family didn’t have a lot of...
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.) Guard Service Takes Aviator’s Career to New Heights 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...
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...