Soldiers with the Charlie Company 1-185th Infantry Regiment, California Army National Guard, aim their sights during a live-fire exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, July 30, 2021. Members of the California National Guard firde weapons to test their readiness in preparation for future potential deployments. (Oklahoma Army National Guard photo by Cpl. Reece Heck)
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A Soldier with the Charlie Company 1-185th Infantry Regiment, California Army National Guard, aims down his sights during a live-fire exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, July 30, 2021.

Soldiers with the Charlie Company 1-185th Infantry Regiment, California Army National Guard, aim their sights during a live-fire exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, July 30, 2021. Members of the California National Guard firde weapons to test their readiness in preparation for future potential deployments. (Oklahoma Army National Guard photo by Cpl. Reece Heck)

Spc. Adam Barlow, from the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, Utah National Guard, competes in the swim assessment July 21, 2021, during the U.S. Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Navajo Military Reservation, Arizona. Barlow completed the competition as runner up in the Soldier of the Year category. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge).
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Army National Guard Best Warrior Contest

Spc. Adam Barlow, from the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, Utah National Guard, competes in the swim assessment July 21, 2021, during the U.S. Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Navajo Military Reservation, Arizona. Barlow completed the competition as runner up in the Soldier of the Year category. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge).

U.S. Army Sgt.1st Class Travis Mosier, master gunner, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1-181 Field Artillery Battalion, 30th Troop Command, participates in a live-fire exercise at Oro Grande Range Camp, New Mexico, March 27, 2021. Mosier keeps track of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), exiting the firing range. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Marks Taylor Public Affairs)
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Soldiers of the 1-181 Field Artillery Battalion, 30th Troop Command, Took Part in a Live-Fire Exercise

U.S. Army Sgt.1st Class Travis Mosier, master gunner, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1-181 Field Artillery Battalion, 30th Troop Command, participates in a live-fire exercise at Oro Grande Range Camp, New Mexico, March 27, 2021. Mosier keeps track of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), exiting the firing range. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Marks Taylor [Read More …]

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Anthony Marotta, a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter crew chief, sits in a UH-60l Black Hawk during water bucket training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 19, 2021. Water bucket training allows National Guard units to assist and protect members of their communities from natural and man-made fire disasters. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
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1-150th Water Bucket Training

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Anthony Marotta, a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter crew chief, sits in a UH-60l Black Hawk during water bucket training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 19, 2021. Water bucket training allows National Guard units to assist and protect members of their communities from natural and man-made fire disasters. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael [Read More …]

M270A1 MLRS from 1-147th FA, South Dakota National Guard fire M28 Reduced Range Practice Rocket Rounds during a live fire event on annual training at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota on July 21, 2021. The main mission of the 1-147th FA is to deliver precision fire on enemies both near or far and can hit targets up to 300 kilometers away. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. Mahsima Alkamooneh)
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South Dakota National Guard Trains at Camp Ripley

M270A1 MLRS from 1-147th FA, South Dakota National Guard fire M28 Reduced Range Practice Rocket Rounds during a live fire event on annual training at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota on July 21, 2021. The main mission of the 1-147th FA is to deliver precision fire on enemies both near or far and can hit targets up to 300 kilometers [Read More …]

A Soldier with the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, fires their weapon atop a humvee during a training exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, July 20, 2021. Members of the 45th IBCT are at the NTC as part of their annual training, which provides opportunities to conduct individual, squad and platoon-level tasks in austere environments in preparation for potential deployments overseas. (Oklahoma Army National Guard photo by Pfc. Emily White)
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Oklahoma National Guard’s Light Infantry are the First to Attend NTC in 10+ Years

A Soldier with the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, fires their weapon atop a humvee during a training exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, July 20, 2021. Members of the 45th IBCT are at the NTC as part of their annual training, which provides opportunities to conduct individual, squad and platoon-level tasks in austere environments in [Read More …]

Members of the 130th Airlift Wing perform Aeromedical Evacuation drills as part of the week-long joint training exercise Sentry Storm, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston, West Virginia, July 21, 2021. Hosted by the West Virginia Air National Guard, Sentry Storm focuses on Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concepts allowing participants to hone skills needed during real-world operations such as disaster aid and domestic operations. (West Virginia Army National Guard photo by Edwin L. Wriston)
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W.Va. Guard Participates in Sentry Storm 2021

Members of the 130th Airlift Wing perform Aeromedical Evacuation drills as part of the week-long joint training exercise Sentry Storm, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston, West Virginia, July 21, 2021. Hosted by the West Virginia Air National Guard, Sentry Storm focuses on Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concepts allowing participants to hone skills needed during real-world operations such [Read More …]

Minnesota Army National Guard Recruiters and civilian students play paintball at Camp Ripley on July 8th, 2021. Recruiters host events at Camp Ripley to allow civilians to use the facilities at the base and to help them learn more about the National Guard.
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Soldiers Play Paintball at Camp Ripley

Minnesota Army National Guard Recruiters and civilian students play paintball at Camp Ripley on July 8th, 2021. Recruiters host events at Camp Ripley to allow civilians to use the facilities at the base and to help them learn more about the National Guard.

Soldiers of the 851st EVCC, 682nd Engineer Battalion, conducted construction operations near Demo 4 at Camp Ripley, July 10, 2021. The unit has been working over their last three drills to build an observation shelter, a berm and a parking area on the range. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. Mahsima Alkamooneh)
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851st EVCC Makes Progress on Range Upgrades

Soldiers of the 851st EVCC, 682nd Engineer Battalion, conducted construction operations near Demo 4 at Camp Ripley, July 10, 2021. The unit has been working over their last three drills to build an observation shelter, a berm and a parking area on the range. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. Mahsima Alkamooneh)