Helicopters from Croatia, Switzerland and the United States fly in formation during a multi-aircraft exercise on Feb. 25, 2021. The exercise included six helicopters to understand flight procedures and enhance interoperability to strengthen KFOR’s ability to respond to any threat in Kosovo. (Army National Guard photo by Maj. Sam Otto)
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KFOR Multi-Aircraft Exercise

Helicopters from Croatia, Switzerland and the United States fly in formation during a multi-aircraft exercise on Feb. 25, 2021. The exercise included six helicopters to understand flight procedures and enhance interoperability to strengthen KFOR’s ability to respond to any threat in Kosovo. (Army National Guard photo by Maj. Sam Otto)

Polish engineer soldiers from Task Force Minecraft and a U.S. Military Working Dog Soldier assist a Base Operating Support Integrator engineer Soldier with base perimeter inspections at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 27, 2021. The engineer Soldiers were inspecting the perimeter structure to ensure there were no breached areas or deficient barriers that needed replacement. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Armando Vasquez)
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Combined Joint Engineers Conduct Security Check

Polish engineer soldiers from Task Force Minecraft and a U.S. Military Working Dog Soldier assist a Base Operating Support Integrator engineer Soldier with base perimeter inspections at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 27, 2021. The engineer Soldiers were inspecting the perimeter structure to ensure there were no breached areas or deficient barriers that needed replacement. (U.S. Army National Guard [Read More …]

Texas Army National Guard aviators load a CH-47 Chinook with water and food to deliver to areas all over Texas, February 20, 2021. Aviators from both the Texas Air National Guard and Texas Army National Guard worked around the clock flying C-130s airplanes, Blackhawks and Chinooks for several days to deliver more than 40,000 cases of water to areas with no access to clean water. The Texas National Guard, working with the Texas Division of Emergency Management and numerous other agencies, first responders, county officials and volunteers delivered millions of cases of water, food and other commodities to Texans in need after Winter Storm 2021 left millions without power or water. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Chase Yarbrough)
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Texas Army National Guard deliver clean drinking water following Winter Storm 2021

Texas Army National Guard aviators load a CH-47 Chinook with water and food to deliver to areas all over Texas, February 20, 2021. Aviators from both the Texas Air National Guard and Texas Army National Guard worked around the clock flying C-130s airplanes, Blackhawks and Chinooks for several days to deliver more than 40,000 cases of water to areas with [Read More …]

U.S. Army AH-64E Apache and UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters assigned to 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participate in Eddie's Odyssey, a first-time joint exercise with U.S. and Greek aviation and special operation forces in the Aegean Sea in Greece, Jan. 14, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Renee Seruntine)
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U.S. helicopters conduct unique training with Greek military

U.S. Army AH-64E Apache and UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters assigned to 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participate in Eddie’s Odyssey, a first-time joint exercise with U.S. and Greek aviation and special operation forces in the Aegean Sea in Greece, Jan. 14, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Renee Seruntine)

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 …]

Spc. Zachariah Gonzalez, a combat medic with the 466th Medical Company, Area Support, New York National guard, holds a unit of blood drawn from Maj. Marcelo Dossantos, an operations officer with the 42nd Regional Support Group, New Jersey National Guard at a blood drive at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Dec. 29, 2020. After being initially screened during a walking blood bank drive earlier in the year, AAAB Soldiers reported to the Role II compound to donate blood for future use in case of a mass casualty event. The blood drive allowed the combat medics to extract blood from pre-identified individuals with critical blood types for a walking blood bank in the event of receiving a critically injured patient. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Armando Vasquez)
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Blood Donation at AAAB

Spc. Zachariah Gonzalez, a combat medic with the 466th Medical Company, Area Support, New York National guard, holds a unit of blood drawn from Maj. Marcelo Dossantos, an operations officer with the 42nd Regional Support Group, New Jersey National Guard at a blood drive at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Dec. 29, 2020. After being initially screened during a walking [Read More …]

Soldiers with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, conduct obstacle and barrier removal training at Camp Marechal de Lattre De Tassigny in Kosovo on Dec. 16, 2020. U.S. forces cooperated with the Ukrainian Freedom of Maneuver Detachment throughout the training exercise. The 1-113th began crowd and riot control training in the U.S. months before their deployment to Kosovo, and continues to conduct regular training to maintain readiness. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Zachary M. Zippe)
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U.S. and Ukrainian troops conduct freedom of maneuver training

Soldiers with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, conduct obstacle and barrier removal training at Camp Marechal de Lattre De Tassigny in Kosovo on Dec. 16, 2020. U.S. forces cooperated with the Ukrainian Freedom of Maneuver Detachment throughout the training exercise. The 1-113th began crowd and riot control training in the U.S. months before their [Read More …]

A Soldier assigned to 1-102D Infantry Regiment (Mountain) conducts her first new M4 CBRN qualification table at Fort Dix, N.J. on Dec. 4, 2020. The unit was conducting pre-mobilization training ahead of a scheduled deployment. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Dave Pytlik.
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New IWQ Tables

A Soldier assigned to 1-102D Infantry Regiment (Mountain) conducts her first new M4 CBRN qualification table at Fort Dix, N.J. on Dec. 4, 2020. The unit was conducting pre-mobilization training ahead of a scheduled deployment. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Dave Pytlik.

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)