Texas Air National Guard medical troops practice transporting patients from the field for medical attention during an exercise April 26, 2021, at Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells, Texas. Numerous 136th Airlift Wing Citizen Airmen participated in the readiness exercise designed for Airmen to practice their expeditionary skills in the field. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Laura Weaver)
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136AW Training Exercise

Texas Air National Guard medical troops practice transporting patients from the field for medical attention during an exercise April 26, 2021, at Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells, Texas. Numerous 136th Airlift Wing Citizen Airmen participated in the readiness exercise designed for Airmen to practice their expeditionary skills in the field. (Texas Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Laura Weaver)

U.S. Special Operations Forces members exit a C130J Super Hercules during a high-altitude low-opening parachute jump, April 7, 2021, above a drop zone in Rhode Island. HALO operations are jumps made with an exit altitude of up to 35,000 feet mean sea level and a parachute deployment altitude at or below 6,000 feet above ground level. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Deirdre Salvas)
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143d Airlift Wing Supports HALO Parachute Operations

U.S. Special Operations Forces members exit a C130J Super Hercules during a high-altitude low-opening parachute jump, April 7, 2021, above a drop zone in Rhode Island. HALO operations are jumps made with an exit altitude of up to 35,000 feet mean sea level and a parachute deployment altitude at or below 6,000 feet above ground level. (Air National Guard photo [Read More …]

U.S Army Soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment, 185th Aviation Brigade, Mississippi Army National Guard perform aerial maneuvers in an AH-64 Apache near Tupelo, Miss., March 29, 2021 (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jovi Prevot)
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A/1-149 AV Trains in Tupelo

U.S Army Soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment, 185th Aviation Brigade, Mississippi Army National Guard perform aerial maneuvers in an AH-64 Apache near Tupelo, Miss., March 29, 2021 (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jovi Prevot)

Washington Army National Guard Soldiers, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 161 Infantry Regiment "Dark Rifles", 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, brave the elements in their Stryker vehicles as they depart the Logistics Support Area Forward Operating Base Santa Fe, Fort Irwin, California, on March 12th, 2021. “Dark Rifle” Soldiers will spend about two weeks in “The Box”--a massive training area within Fort Irwin's National Training Center--where troops put battle tactics and readiness to the test, in preparation for their deployment to Poland in support of multinational force Enhanced Forward Presence. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon)
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Skate Away

Washington Army National Guard Soldiers, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 161 Infantry Regiment “Dark Rifles”, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, prepare to roll out from the Logistics Support Area Forward Operating Base Santa Fe, Fort Irwin, California, on March 12th, 2021. “Dark Rifle” Soldiers will spend about two weeks in “The Box”–a massive training area within Fort Irwin’s National Training Center–where [Read More …]

Pararescuemen from the 55th Rescue Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and special warfare tactical air control party Airmen from the 14th Air Support Operations Squadron, Pope Field, North Carolina, participate in survivor rescue training scenario at the Idaho Army National Guard’s Orchard Combat Training Center south of Boise, Idaho, March 22, 2021. The units were part of training exercise based out of Gowen Field. (U.S. Air National Guard phot by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
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Spud Smoke 2021

Pararescuemen from the 55th Rescue Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and special warfare tactical air control party Airmen from the 14th Air Support Operations Squadron, Pope Field, North Carolina, participate in survivor rescue training scenario at the Idaho Army National Guard’s Orchard Combat Training Center south of Boise, Idaho, March 22, 2021. The units were part of training exercise [Read More …]

A Washington Army National Guard Soldier, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment "Dark Rifles", 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, spots a target during squad live-fire and tactical movement training, on March 4, 2021, at Yakima Training Center, Washington. "Dark Rifle" Soldiers are preparing for a month-long training rotation at Fort Irwin, California's National Training Center. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon)
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Doctor My Eyes

A Washington Army National Guard Soldier, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment “Dark Rifles”, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, spots a target during squad live-fire and tactical movement training, on March 4, 2021, at Yakima Training Center, Washington. “Dark Rifle” Soldiers are preparing for a month-long training rotation at Fort Irwin, California’s National Training Center. (U.S. Army National Guard [Read More …]

An A-10 Thunderbolt II fires at a range target on March 6th, 2021 at the Sailor Creek Range, Idaho. Airmen and their families are periodically taken to the range for morale reasons to see the A-10 Thunderbolt II's do what they do best. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Joseph R. Morgan)
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Maintenance Range Day

An A-10 Thunderbolt II fires at a range target on March 6th, 2021 at the Sailor Creek Range, Idaho. Airmen and their families are periodically taken to the range for morale reasons to see the A-10 Thunderbolt II’s do what they do best. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Joseph R. Morgan)

Airmen from the 124th Fighter Wing, Boise, Idaho, 125th Special Tactics Squadron, Portland, Oregon, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and the 129th Rescue Wing, Mountain View, California, conduct a forward area refueling point exercise between an HC-130J and two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, from the Idaho Air National Guard, in Pendleton, Oregon, February 4, 2021. A FARP is used to refuel aircraft in austere locations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
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Idaho A-10s Participate in FARP Exercise

Airmen from the 124th Fighter Wing, Boise, Idaho, 125th Special Tactics Squadron, Portland, Oregon, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and the 129th Rescue Wing, Mountain View, California, conduct a forward area refueling point exercise between an HC-130J and two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, from the Idaho Air National Guard, in Pendleton, Oregon, February 4, 2021. A FARP is used to refuel [Read More …]

A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from Company B, 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation Regiment, Kankakee, Illinois, AH-1Z Viper with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, conducts mixed multi-ship training during Winter Strike 21 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., Jan 26, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold-weather readiness event held as part of the Northern Strike exercise series that offers the Michigan National Guard’s unparalleled facilities as a venue for U.S. and coalition forces to receive advanced All-Domain joint fires training in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson)
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Winter Strike 21

A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from Company B, 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation Regiment, Kankakee, Illinois, AH-1Z Viper with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, conducts mixed multi-ship training during Winter Strike 21 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., Jan 26, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold-weather readiness event held as part [Read More …]

Soldiers from 1st/120th Field Artillery, Wisconsin National Guard, maneuver a M-119 Howitzer into firing position after the artillery piece was transported via helicopter into the field during Winter Strike 21 at Camp Grayling Maneuver Center, Mich., Jan. 27, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold weather readiness event held as part of the Northern Strike exercise series that offers the Michigan National Guard’s unparalleled facilities as a venue for U.S. and coalition forces to receive advanced All-Domain joint fires training in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Dan Heaton)
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Winter Strike 2021

Soldiers from 1st/120th Field Artillery, Wisconsin National Guard, maneuver a M-119 Howitzer into firing position after the artillery piece was transported via helicopter into the field during Winter Strike 21 at Camp Grayling Maneuver Center, Mich., Jan. 27, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold weather readiness event held as part of the Northern Strike exercise series that offers the [Read More …]