Hawaii Army National Guard (HIARNG) Soldiers with Alpha Company, 227th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) conduct battle drills, squad level and pre-requisite Soldier leader tasks during demolition missions keyed to improve Soldiers proficiency, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 18, 2021. As part of training, engineers practiced preparing and emplacing shaping and cratering charges, C4 explosives, 40-pound shaping charges and tying C4 explosive charges into a line with detonation cord. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Theresa Gualdarama)
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HIARNG Engineers Conduct Squad Level Tactics and Demolition Missions

Hawaii Army National Guard (HIARNG) Soldiers with Alpha Company, 227th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) conduct battle drills, squad level and pre-requisite Soldier leader tasks during demolition missions keyed to improve Soldiers proficiency, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 18, 2021. As part of training, engineers practiced preparing and emplacing shaping and cratering charges, C4 explosives, 40-pound shaping [Read More …]

Washington Army National Guard field artillery Soldiers, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment "Dark Rifles", 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, conduct live fire training at Fort Irwin, California, on March 22, 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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Pump It Up

Washington Army National Guard field artillery Soldiers, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment “Dark Rifles”, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, conduct live fire training at Fort Irwin, California, on March 22, 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 [Read More …]

The 218th Regional Training Institute, South Carolina National Guard, conducts the 12B combat engineer reclassification course at McCrady Training Center in Eastover, South Carolina. The class is made up of National Guard Soldiers from multiple states and is being conducted November 6-20, 2021. Throughout the course, the Soldiers learn through classroom instruction and hands-on training covering breaching, mines and firing devices, reacting to explosive hazards, constructing demolitions systems, executing military operations on urbanized terrain training, and more. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Brian Calhoun, South Carolina National Guard)
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218th Regional Training Institute Conducts 12B Reclassification Course

The 218th Regional Training Institute, South Carolina National Guard, conducts the 12B combat engineer reclassification course at McCrady Training Center in Eastover, South Carolina. The class is made up of National Guard Soldiers from multiple states and is being conducted November 6-20, 2021. Throughout the course, the Soldiers learn through classroom instruction and hands-on training covering breaching, mines and firing [Read More …]

Thirty-three teams gathered at the 51st Winston P. Wilson and 31st Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Sniper Rifle Matches hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center at the Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center, Barling, Arkansas Dec. 4-9 (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Priscilla Desormeaux)
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2022 WPW and AFSAM Sniper Rifle Match Championships

Thirty-three teams gathered at the 51st Winston P. Wilson and 31st Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Sniper Rifle Matches hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center at the Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center, Barling, Arkansas Dec. 4-9 (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Priscilla Desormeaux)

U.S. Army Sgt. Quran T. Williams, left, assists Senior Airman Alex J. Potts, both survey team members with the 21st Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (21st WMD-CST), New Jersey National Guard, into his Level A Protective Suit during training with the Emergency Response Training Institute at Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J., Nov. 17, 2021. The 21st supports civil authorities at man-made or natural disasters by identifying chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear substances, assess the consequences, and advises on response measures. (New Jersey National Guard photo by Mark C. Olsen)
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21st trains at Weapons Station Earle

U.S. Army Sgt. Quran T. Williams, left, assists Senior Airman Alex J. Potts, both survey team members with the 21st Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (21st WMD-CST), New Jersey National Guard, into his Level A Protective Suit during training with the Emergency Response Training Institute at Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J., Nov. 17, 2021. The 21st supports civil authorities [Read More …]

U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers, 102nd Cavalry Regiment, call in radio support during CASEVAC training on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 20, 2021. The 102nd Cavalry conducted CASEVAC training in order to prepare for XCTC later next year. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
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102nd Cavalry Conducts CASEVAC

U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers, 102nd Cavalry Regiment, call in radio support during CASEVAC training on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 20, 2021. The 102nd Cavalry conducted CASEVAC training in order to prepare for XCTC later next year. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

Albanian Armed Forces Soldiers, with Land Forces Command, train on 60mm mortars at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
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NJ National Guard Soldiers train with Albanian Armed Forces

Albanian Armed Forces Soldiers, with Land Forces Command, train on 60mm mortars at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years [Read More …]

Sgt. Joseph Eigl, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, takes aim through the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Eigl was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion's higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
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NY National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Closing the Distance between Soldiers and Snipers with Army’s New Rifle

Sgt. Joseph Eigl, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard’s Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, takes aim through the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Eigl was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion’s higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, [Read More …]

The University of Delaware Blue Hen Battalion ROTC cadets receive MEDEVAC training from the Delaware Army National Guard's aviation unit on the Flight Facility, Wilmington, Delaware, November 11, 2021. Cadets transport a dummy in and out of a Black Hawk to mimic a real life situation. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Alyssa Lisenbe)
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University of Delaware ROTC MEDEVAC Training

The University of Delaware Blue Hen Battalion ROTC cadets receive MEDEVAC training from the Delaware Army National Guard’s aviation unit on the Flight Facility, Wilmington, Delaware, November 11, 2021. Cadets transport a dummy in and out of a Black Hawk to mimic a real life situation. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Alyssa Lisenbe)

Idaho Army National Guard Sgt. Kole Newberry winches City of Boise Firefighters up toward the UH-72 Lakota Helicopter. Idaho Army National Guard helicopters and air crews teamed up with City of Boise Fire Department Firefighters conducting simulated swift water rescue training on Gowen Field. An Idaho Army National Guard UH-60 Black hawk from Detachment 1, 1-168th Aviation Regiment along with an Idaho Army National Guard UH-72 Lakota from Detachment 1, 1-112th Service and Support Battalion assisted Boise Firefighters preparing for potential rescue operations from a moving platform. The training was the first of its kind conducted with Idaho Army National Guard and Boise Fire Department personnel. A trailer hitched to a truck and traveling at a moderate speed simulated a vehicle swamped and moving by floodwaters. Helicopter and ground crews practiced lowering and retrieving a bag of sand from the moving trailer to ensure safety protocols were met. Once safety was determined acceptable, firefighters were then lowered to the moving trailer and picked up in a series simulated rescues. The training took place along an air assault strip used by Idaho Army National Guard Aviation units.
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Idaho Army National Guard Trains With Boise Firefighters

Idaho Army National Guard Sgt. Kole Newberry winches City of Boise Firefighters up toward the UH-72 Lakota Helicopter. Idaho Army National Guard helicopters and air crews teamed up with City of Boise Fire Department Firefighters conducting simulated swift water rescue training on Gowen Field. An Idaho Army National Guard UH-60 Black hawk from Detachment 1, 1-168th Aviation Regiment along with [Read More …]