Alaska Air National Guard pararescuemen and Army National Guard aviation Soldiers assigned to the 212th Rescue Squadron and 207th Aviation Regiment load the Storm Search and Rescue Tactical Vehicle (SRTV) into a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at the Bryant Army Airfield, July 10, 2020. The Joint Force movement was part of an exercise put on by the U.S. military in Alaska on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson called "JBER Salutes" to show appreciation to service members and nearly 100 Anchorage-area “COVID Heroes” and their guests. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Seth LaCount/Released)
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Mount Up

Alaska Air National Guard pararescuemen and Army National Guard aviation Soldiers assigned to the 212th Rescue Squadron and 207th Aviation Regiment load the Storm Search and Rescue Tactical Vehicle (SRTV) into a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at the Bryant Army Airfield, July 10, 2020. The Joint Force movement was part of an exercise put on by the U.S. military in Alaska [Read More …]

A Soldier assigned to the Connecticut National Guard's 1109th Theater Aviation Support Maintenance Group (TASMG) conducts weapons qualification training using an Engagement Support Trainer system at Camp Nett, Niantic, Connecticut, June 17, 2020. The EST is an indoor, multipurpose small arms training simulator designed to allows Soldiers to run a multitude of training simulations.
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1109th TASMG conduct weapons qualification and Land Navigation training

A Soldier assigned to the Connecticut National Guard’s 1109th Theater Aviation Support Maintenance Group (TASMG) conducts weapons qualification training using an Engagement Support Trainer system at Camp Nett, Niantic, Connecticut, June 17, 2020. The EST is an indoor, multipurpose small arms training simulator designed to allows Soldiers to run a multitude of training simulations.

The Utah National Guard hosts the Region Seven Marksmanship Advisory Council Championships (MAC7) at Camp Williams, Bluffdale, Utah, July 9-12, 2020. Soldiers from Utah, California, Montana, Oregon, Hawaii, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona were eligible to compete. Colorado National Guard's team took first place overall. The first place winners: Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Catlin with Colorado National Guard, Staff Sgt. Erik Vargas with California National Guard, Master Sgt. Mitchell Moore with Utah National Guard, and Maj. Robin Cox with Utah National Guard.
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Utah National Guard hosts the Region Seven Marksmanship Advisory Council Championships 07-09-2020

The Utah National Guard hosts the Region Seven Marksmanship Advisory Council Championships (MAC7) at Camp Williams, Bluffdale, Utah, July 9-12, 2020. Soldiers from Utah, California, Montana, Oregon, Hawaii, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona were eligible to compete. Colorado National Guard’s team took first place overall. The first place winners: Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Catlin with Colorado National Guard, Staff Sgt. [Read More …]

Soldiers assigned to the Connecticut National Guard's 250th Multi-Role Bridge Company drive their Bridge Erection Boat into position to grab a section of a Improved Ribbon Bridge on the Thames River in New London, Connecticut, June 10, 2020. The IRB team practiced creating a five-float raft which is designed to transport troops, equipment, and vehicles across a river.
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250th MRBC Conducts Bridging Operations Training

Soldiers assigned to the Connecticut National Guard’s 250th Multi-Role Bridge Company drive their Bridge Erection Boat into position to grab a section of a Improved Ribbon Bridge on the Thames River in New London, Connecticut, June 10, 2020. The IRB team practiced creating a five-float raft which is designed to transport troops, equipment, and vehicles across a river.

Fireworks go off during the Salute to America celebration at Mount Rushmore hosted by the state of South Dakota July 3, 2020. DoD’s participation during the event included aerial flyovers by the Blue Angels, based out of Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., the B-1B Lancer from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base; South Dakota Air National Guard F-16s Falcons from the 114th Fighter Wing, Sioux Falls; and HH-60s Black Hawk helicopters from Company C, 1-189th Aviation Regiment, in Rapid City, S.D. Additionally, the U.S. Air Force Academy Band, from Colorado Springs, Colo., and the 147th band, from Mitchell, S.D., provided musical entertainment. The events celebrated the 244th year of the Indepen dence of the Nation and provided the DoD an opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities and professionalism of the Armed Forces. (Photo by U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Fiona Berndt)
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Salute to America

Fireworks go off during the Salute to America celebration at Mount Rushmore hosted by the state of South Dakota July 3, 2020. DoD’s participation during the event included aerial flyovers by the Blue Angels, based out of Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., the B-1B Lancer from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base; South Dakota Air National Guard F-16s [Read More …]

Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment execute an extraction mission via a CH-47 Chinook helicopter over Healy, Alaska, June 18, 2020. As part of a combined effort with the Department of Natural Resources, the Guardsmen rigged and airlifted “Bus 142”,, an historic icon from book and film, “Into the Wild”, out of its location on Stampede Road in light of public safety concerns. The bus will be stored at a secure site while the DNR considers all options and alternatives for its permanent disposition. (Alaska National Guard courtesy photo)
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Alaska National Guard airlifts “Into the Wild” bus from Stampede Trail

Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment execute an extraction mission via a CH-47 Chinook helicopter over Healy, Alaska, June 18, 2020. As part of a combined effort with the Department of Natural Resources, the Guardsmen rigged and airlifted “Bus 142”,, an historic icon from book and film, “Into the Wild”, out of its location [Read More …]

over the foothills of the Boise Mountains, a UH60 Black hawk makes its way back to Gowen Field.The Idaho Army National Guard’s 1-183rd Assault Helicopter Battalion’s Annual Training is coming to a conclusion this week on Gowen Field. Unit personnel in maintenance, fueling, flight operations, communications and staff coordination synchronized their efforts on a daily basis to support flying missions for the battalion's UH60 Black hawks. During the same period the 183rd accepted delivery of the latest UH60 M model Black hawk and answered a distress call to rescue kayakers in peril in the wilderness. All in the regular ebb and flow of their annual training. Aircrews completed multi-ship formation flying missions, practiced hoisting heavy loads, and supported Idaho Air National Guard training. A multi-ship training mission took place on Sunday, June 14, sending aircraft and crews from A Company, 1-183rd Aviation Regiment over and across the diverse Idaho landscape to rendezvous with fuel trucks from the battalion's Echo Company at Saylor Creek. Saylor Creek is a remote U.S. Air Force training site located on the prairie south of Mt. Home Air Force Base. After refueling, the three Black hawks continued on to Atlanta, Idaho before returning to Gowen Field. Atlanta is a wilderness community located approximately 100 miles east of Boise in the Boise National Forest at an elevation of 5,383 feet. Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains and Wilderness are directly north of Atlanta.
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Diverse Mission over Diverse Landscapes

over the foothills of the Boise Mountains, a UH60 Black hawk makes its way back to Gowen Field.The Idaho Army National Guard’s 1-183rd Assault Helicopter Battalion’s Annual Training is coming to a conclusion this week on Gowen Field. Unit personnel in maintenance, fueling, flight operations, communications and staff coordination synchronized their efforts on a daily basis to support flying missions [Read More …]