Magazines filled with 5.56 ball ammunition are lined up, ready to be used during individual weapons qualification by members of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Drum, New York, November 7. The unit conducted the Army's new combat-focused individual weapons qualification for the first time this year. (Army National Guard Photo by Capt. Avery Schneider)
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27th Infantry Brigade Headquarters Trains at Fort Drum

Magazines filled with 5.56 ball ammunition are lined up, ready to be used during individual weapons qualification by members of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Drum, New York, November 7. The unit conducted the Army’s new combat-focused individual weapons qualification for the first time this year. (Army National Guard Photo by [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment, New Jersey Army National Guard, fire the 120mm mortar system on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 13, 2020. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
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2-113th Infantry Regiment Drill Weekend

U.S. Army Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment, New Jersey Army National Guard, fire the 120mm mortar system on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 13, 2020. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers from Alpha, Charlie and Delta Companies, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, paddle an F470 Combat Rubber Raiding Craft in Slusher Lake during annual training at Camp Rilea, near Warrenton, Ore., August 26, 2020. (National Guard photo by Spc. Dominic Trujillo, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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OR Infantrymen conduct react to contact, hostage rescue training

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers from Alpha, Charlie and Delta Companies, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, paddle an F470 Combat Rubber Raiding Craft in Slusher Lake during annual training at Camp Rilea, near Warrenton, Ore., August 26, 2020. (National Guard photo by Spc. Dominic Trujillo, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

One of one thousand chemical bunkers pictured under the Milky Way at Camp Umatilla, near Hermiston, Ore., August 20, 2020. The bunkers, which once stored chemical weapons, have since been decommissioned and are being torn down. (Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Timothy Jackson, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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Field of stars and Soldiers

One of one thousand chemical bunkers pictured under the Milky Way at Camp Umatilla, near Hermiston, Ore., August 20, 2020. The bunkers, which once stored chemical weapons, have since been decommissioned and are being torn down. (Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Timothy Jackson, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Officer candidates with the 243rd Regiment Regional Training Institute conducts a twelve-mile ruck march on Nov. 7, 2020, Narragansett, RI. During OCS training, officer candidates face a series of obstacles to train and evaluate their leadership abilities. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Terry Rajsombath)
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Officer Candidates Conduct Twelve-Mile Ruck March

Officer candidates with the 243rd Regiment Regional Training Institute conducts a twelve-mile ruck march on Nov. 7, 2020, Narragansett, RI. During OCS training, officer candidates face a series of obstacles to train and evaluate their leadership abilities. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Terry Rajsombath)

Soldiers assigned to the 434th Chemical Company, under the 84th Troop Command, under the Minnesota National Guard participate in an Advanced Warrior Competition at Camp Ripley Training Center on October 23rd 2020. During the timed competition, junior enlisted service members lead a team-sized element through a ruck march, land navigation, a react to contact excercise, and a CBRN confidence chamber. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Spc. Mahsima Alkamooneh)
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Winter Training: Advanced Warrior Competition

Soldiers assigned to the 434th Chemical Company, under the 84th Troop Command, under the Minnesota National Guard participate in an Advanced Warrior Competition at Camp Ripley Training Center on October 23rd 2020. During the timed competition, junior enlisted service members lead a team-sized element through a ruck march, land navigation, a react to contact excercise, and a CBRN confidence chamber. [Read More …]

MH-60S Knighthawk helicopters from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5 (HELSEACOMBATRON FIVE) based in Norfolk, Virginia, conduct inland flight operations in and around Charleston, West Virginia, Oct. 22, 2020. The HSC-5 Nightdippers trained in the mountainous region of West Virginia to give flight crews valuable experience operating in terrain they might encounter during Support of Civilian Authorities (DCSA) and Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Recovery (HA/DR) operational missions. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edwin L. Wriston)
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U.S. Navy’s HSC-5 Conducts Inland Flight Operations in West Virginia

MH-60S Knighthawk helicopters from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5 (HELSEACOMBATRON FIVE) based in Norfolk, Virginia, conduct inland flight operations in and around Charleston, West Virginia, Oct. 22, 2020. The HSC-5 Nightdippers trained in the mountainous region of West Virginia to give flight crews valuable experience operating in terrain they might encounter during Support of Civilian Authorities (DCSA) and Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force Special Warfare Airman with the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 227th Air Support Operations Squadron fast ropes from a U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during training on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 14, 2020. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
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227th Air Support Operations Squadron Fast Rope Training

A U.S. Air Force Special Warfare Airman with the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 227th Air Support Operations Squadron fast ropes from a U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during training on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 14, 2020. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

A Kosovo Force Regional-Command East Turkish Coy Soldier performs the EOD bomb suit obstacle course during EOD Day Sep. 27, 2020 at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. Static displays and hands-on events were conducted to showcase RC-E EOD’s capabilities and functions and commemorate the EOD technicians who gave the ultimate sacrifice in serving their country. EOD works secondary to the institutions in Kosovo in maintaining a secure environment and ensuring freedom of movement for all people in Kosovo. (U.S. Army National Guard photos by Staff Sgt. Amberlee Boverhuis)
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KFOR RC-E TF-EOD host EOD Day at Camp Bondsteel

A Kosovo Force Regional-Command East Turkish Coy Soldier performs the EOD bomb suit obstacle course during EOD Day Sep. 27, 2020 at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. Static displays and hands-on events were conducted to showcase RC-E EOD’s capabilities and functions and commemorate the EOD technicians who gave the ultimate sacrifice in serving their country. EOD works secondary to the institutions in [Read More …]

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Peter Ashwell, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-113th Infantry Regiment, instructs a functions check class for the M2 .50 caliber machine gun, during the Senior Gunner Course on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 15, 2020. The Senior Gunner Course trains accomplished noncommissioned officers to be Mounted Machine Gun gunnery subject matter experts. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
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NJ National Guard Senior Gunner Course

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Peter Ashwell, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-113th Infantry Regiment, instructs a functions check class for the M2 .50 caliber machine gun, during the Senior Gunner Course on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 15, 2020. The Senior Gunner Course trains accomplished noncommissioned officers to be Mounted Machine Gun gunnery subject matter experts. (U.S. Army National Guard [Read More …]