Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team practice broaching drills using an inflatable boat on August 16, 2020 at Cullaby Lake, near Warrenton, Ore. Members of the unit completed tasks which included a swim test, paddling and maneuvering, and recovery drills during their two week annual training. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).
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Oregon infantry battalion integrates water operations into training

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team practice broaching drills using an inflatable boat on August 16, 2020 at Cullaby Lake, near Warrenton, Ore. Members of the unit completed tasks which included a swim test, paddling and maneuvering, and recovery drills during their two week annual training. (National Guard photo by [Read More …]

A mounted reconnaissance team of the 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, Vermont Army National Guard, prepares to go through a live fire exercise at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, VT on September 9, 2020. The soldiers of the 1-172nd participated in this year's annual training to prepare themselves for future deployments. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Cpl. Gillian McCreedy, 172nd PAD, VTARNG)
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1-172 Cavalry Annual Training

A mounted reconnaissance team of the 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, Vermont Army National Guard, prepares to go through a live fire exercise at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, VT on September 9, 2020. The soldiers of the 1-172nd participated in this year’s annual training to prepare themselves for future deployments. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Cpl. [Read More …]

A California Army National Guard aviation team have a mission brief inside of a CH-47 Chinook Sept. 9, 2020 at the 1106th Theater Aviation Support Maintenance Group (TASMG) facility in Fresno, California. The crew attempted a rescue mission during the Creek Fire in Fresno County but poor visibility altered the mission, forcing them to return home. The Creek Fire continues its massive flareup, engulfing more than 163,000 acres in less than a week. Cal Guard aviators rescued nearly 400 people and 40 animals since the Creek Fire ignited Sept. 4. Shown: Sgt. Justin Castillo and Spc. David Dickstein, Bravo Company, 126th Aviation Regiment; Capt. Juan Carlos De Villa, medical officer, 640th Aviation Support Battalion, 40th Combat Aviation Brigade; Chief Warrant Officers 3 Carlos Castillo (pilot in charge) and Daniel Reyna (pilot), 1106th. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza)
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Cal Guard aviators attempt helicopter rescue

A California Army National Guard aviation team have a mission brief inside of a CH-47 Chinook Sept. 9, 2020 at the 1106th Theater Aviation Support Maintenance Group (TASMG) facility in Fresno, California. The crew attempted a rescue mission during the Creek Fire in Fresno County but poor visibility altered the mission, forcing them to return home. The Creek Fire continues [Read More …]

Nearly 700 pieces of equipment assigned to the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard, are loaded on a ship in preperation for shipment to the United States in the CENTCOM area of responisibilty August 7, 2020.. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Wheeler)
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30th ABCT Equipment Loaded for Home

Nearly 700 pieces of equipment assigned to the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard, are loaded on a ship in preperation for shipment to the United States in the CENTCOM area of responisibilty August 7, 2020.. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Wheeler)

Sgt. Jose Marquez, 32nd Civil Support Team member, rinses off his gloves at the decontamination line during a training exercise at H Steven Blum Military Reservation in Glen Arm, Maryland, on July 14, 2020. The 32nd CST has a mobile lab that is unique to the CST, it can deploy rapidly and can quickly identify hazard materials, toxic industrial chemicals, toxic industrial materials, and biological and chemical agents. The 32nd CST utilizes this type of exercise to train, so that they are always ready to support civil authorities in a domestic chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear incident. (U.S. National Guard photo by Sgt. Elizabeth Scott)
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32nd Civil Support Team training exercise

Sgt. Jose Marquez, 32nd Civil Support Team member, rinses off his gloves at the decontamination line during a training exercise at H Steven Blum Military Reservation in Glen Arm, Maryland, on July 14, 2020. The 32nd CST has a mobile lab that is unique to the CST, it can deploy rapidly and can quickly identify hazard materials, toxic industrial chemicals, [Read More …]

Citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard stamp out flames during wildland firefighter training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker, JFHQ Public Affairs)
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Oregon citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen train to battle wildland fires

Citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard stamp out flames during wildland firefighter training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17. The training included more than 400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen from the Oregon National Guard and is part of the state’s coordinated and comprehensive effort to suppress wildfires. (Oregon National Guard photo [Read More …]

Soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team depart their staging area and enter the field, known as “the box,” during a rotation at the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California July 15, 2020. The exercise, directed by U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), serves as the final, major training event ahead of the brigade’s 2021 deployment to the Middle East. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ben Houtkooper)
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Minnesota Red Bulls Begin Field Training at NTC

Soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team depart their staging area and enter the field, known as “the box,” during a rotation at the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California July 15, 2020. The exercise, directed by U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), serves as the final, major training event ahead of the brigade’s 2021 [Read More …]

Soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team prepare for the field during a rotation at the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California July 15, 2020. The exercise, directed by U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), serves as the final, major training event ahead of the brigade’s 2021 deployment to the Middle East. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ben Houtkooper)
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Minnesota Red Bulls Prepare for the Field at NTC

Soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team prepare for the field during a rotation at the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California July 15, 2020. The exercise, directed by U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), serves as the final, major training event ahead of the brigade’s 2021 deployment to the Middle East. (Minnesota National Guard [Read More …]