U.S. Airmen with the Minnesota National Guard deboard a C-130 Hercules upon arrival to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Jan. 18, 2021. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Morgan R. Whitehouse)
U.S. Air National Guard

ANG Airlifts Troops Nationwide to DC for 59th Inauguration

U.S. Airmen with the Minnesota National Guard deboard a C-130 Hercules upon arrival to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Jan. 18, 2021. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by [Read More …]

Multi-capable Airmen of the 644th Combat Communications Squadron prepare to assist an emergency airlift with the Guam Army National Guard medical helicopter during Exercise Dragon Shield at Northwest Field, Guam, January 13, 2021. This exercise was conducted by the 644 CBCS to set up communication in a simulated austere deployed environment as part of the capstone of initial qualification training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Brooks)
U.S. Air Force

Exercise Dragon Shield 2021

Multi-capable Airmen of the 644th Combat Communications Squadron prepare to assist an emergency airlift with the Guam Army National Guard medical helicopter during Exercise Dragon Shield at Northwest Field, Guam, January 13, 2021. This exercise was conducted by the 644 CBCS to set up communication in a simulated austere deployed environment as part of the capstone of initial qualification training. [Read More …]

A recruit with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion posts security while her fellow recruits navigate an obstacle during the Crucible Jan. 15, 2020 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. The Crucible is recruit training’s 54-hour culminating event that involves food and sleep deprivation and the completion of myriad events for recruits to complete in order to claim the title United States Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Tyler Hlavac)
U.S. Marine Corps

Hotel Company Crucible

A recruit with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion posts security while her fellow recruits navigate an obstacle during the Crucible Jan. 15, 2020 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. The Crucible is recruit training’s 54-hour culminating event that involves food and sleep deprivation and the completion of myriad events for recruits to complete in order to claim [Read More …]

Nebraska National Guard Airmen and Soldiers prepare to board a 155th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker, Jan. 17, 2021, at the Nebraska National Guard air base in Lincoln. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, approved a request for additional support to the D.C. National Guard and law enforcement agencies providing security during the 59th Presidential Inauguration.
U.S. Air National Guard

Nebraska National Guard provide support for 59th Presidental Inauguration

Nebraska National Guard Airmen and Soldiers prepare to board a 155th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker, Jan. 17, 2021, at the Nebraska National Guard air base in Lincoln. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, approved a request for additional support to the D.C. National Guard and law enforcement agencies providing security during the 59th Presidential [Read More …]

Air Force 1st Lt. Jennifer Petrow, a pilot assigned to the 118th Airlift Squadron, flies a C-130 H aircraft enroute to Washington, D.C., January 15, 2021, East Granby, Connecticut. Guardsmen were mobilized in support of security operations in the days leading up to the United States presidential inauguration. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Tamara R. Dabney)
U.S. Air National Guard

Connecticut Guard supports operations in D.C.

Air Force 1st Lt. Jennifer Petrow, a pilot assigned to the 118th Airlift Squadron, flies a C-130 H aircraft enroute to Washington, D.C., January 15, 2021, East Granby, Connecticut. Guardsmen were mobilized in support of security operations in the days leading up to the United States presidential inauguration. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Tamara R. Dabney)

U.S. Air Force Air Commandos, with the 8th Special Operations Squadron, prepare the CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to fly at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Jan. 12, 2021. The mission of the CV-22 is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Amanda A. Flower-Raschella)
U.S. Air Force

8th SOS Air Commandos Prepare CV-22 for Flight

U.S. Air Force Air Commandos, with the 8th Special Operations Squadron, inspect a CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft before flight at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Jan. 12, 2021. This versatile, self-deployable aircraft offers increased speed and range over other rotary-wing aircraft, enabling Air Force Special Operations Command aircrews to execute long-range special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class [Read More …]

Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s Pine City-based B Troop, 1-94th Cavalry Squadron are providing support to local law enforcement in Washington D.C. for the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Up to 15,000 Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen from across the Nation have been authorized to provide security, communications, medical evacuation and other support to civilian authorities.(Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. Mahsima Alkamooneh)
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Minnesota Guardsmen provide support to 59th Presidential Inauguration

Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s Pine City-based B Troop, 1-94th Cavalry Squadron are providing support to local law enforcement in Washington D.C. for the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Up to 15,000 Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen from across the Nation have been authorized to provide security, communications, medical evacuation and other support to civilian authorities. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. Mahsima [Read More …]

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division fire a M119A3 Howitzer during Operation Demon Flex on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 12, 2021. Operation Demon Flex was a live-fire exercise to certify Howitzer and Fire Direction Center sections, as well as to build crew drill proficiencies in order to fight near-peer adversaries. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin Stafford)
U.S. Air National Guard

Operation Demon Flex

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division fire a M119A3 Howitzer during Operation Demon Flex on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 12, 2021. Operation Demon Flex was a live-fire exercise to certify Howitzer and Fire Direction Center sections, as well as to build crew drill proficiencies in order to [Read More …]