Hawaii Army National Guard Sgt. Isabel L. Jimenez climbs down Jacob's Ladder during the 2021 Hawaii Best Warrior Competition (BWC) obstacle course at Area X, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, March 6, 2021. The BWC is an annual three day event that Soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Hawaii Army National Guard and Hawaii Army Reserve compete in to earn the title of "Best Warrior". The BWC tests the Soldiers' individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, testing their technical and tactical skills under stress and extreme fatigue. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Lianne M. Hirano)
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Hawaii Best Warrior Competition 2021

Hawaii Army National Guard Sgt. Isabel L. Jimenez climbs down Jacob’s Ladder during the 2021 Hawaii Best Warrior Competition (BWC) obstacle course at Area X, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, March 6, 2021. The BWC is an annual three day event that Soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Hawaii Army National Guard and Hawaii Army Reserve compete in to earn the title [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers take part in the rifle range during the Infantry Advanced Leader Course (ALC) being run by the New Jersey National Guard's 1-254th Regional Training Institute on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 21, 2021. Active duty, National Guard and reserve Soldiers are all taking part in the ALC course hosted in New Jersey. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
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New Jersey National Guard Host ALC

U.S. Army Soldiers take part in the rifle range during the Infantry Advanced Leader Course (ALC) being run by the New Jersey National Guard’s 1-254th Regional Training Institute on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 21, 2021. Active duty, National Guard and reserve Soldiers are all taking part in the ALC course hosted in New Jersey. (U.S. Army National Guard photo [Read More …]

U.S Army National Guard Special Forces Soldiers, assigned to 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), clear a mock village for training during a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat (SFAUC) course near Camp Williams, Utah, Nov. 12, 2020. SFAUC is scheduled yearly for the Green Berets to help them maintain proficiency and lethality for future operations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jake Cox)
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U.S Army National Guard Special Forces Soldiers, assigned to 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), perform close quarter battle (CQB) drills, during a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat (SFAUC) course near Camp Williams, Utah, Nov. 12, 2020. SFAUC is scheduled yearly for the Green Berets to help them maintain proficiency and lethality for future operations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by [Read More …]

Spc. Trent J. Ishizu throws his uniform top out of the pool after removing it for part of the 100-meter swimming challenge in the Hawaii Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves Hawaii Best Warrior Competition, March 5, 2021, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The swim event was mimicked from the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, consisting of a 100-meter swim in under four minutes and then the removal of the combat uniform. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. John Schoebel)
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Hawaii Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Hawaii Best Warrior Competition 2021

Spc. Trent J. Ishizu throws his uniform top out of the pool after removing it for part of the 100-meter swimming challenge in the Hawaii Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves Hawaii Best Warrior Competition, March 5, 2021, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The swim event was mimicked from the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, consisting of a 100-meter [Read More …]

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 …]