Alaska Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 212th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, flip a vehicle while conducting a full mission profile exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 13, 2021. The busiest rescue force in the Department of Defense, the 212th RQS provides elite pararescuemen and combat rescue officers that are uniquely skilled in integrating air and ground capabilities to carry out the 176th Wing’s wartime and peacetime personnel recovery missions. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Dana Rosso)
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Arctic Guardian Pararescuemen Partner with the Alaska Army National Guard in Mass Casualty Exercise

Alaska Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 212th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, maneuver to engage opposition forces while conducting a full mission profile exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 13, 2021. The busiest rescue force in the Department of Defense, the 212th RQS provides elite pararescuemen and combat rescue officers that are uniquely skilled in integrating air and ground [Read More …]

Cpt. Blaine Ottinger, a communications officer with the idaho Army National Guard played Lacrosse in Boise until recently transferring to the Iowa Army National Guard. During a summer game Ottinger, a defenseman wearing the blue and red helmet, scrambles among players trying to prevent the opposing team from scoring. The governing body for Lacrosse in the United States is USA Lacrosse. Throughout the college and university ranks the NCAA manages the games. USA Lacrosse claims there are currently 396 men’s and 525 women’s Lacrosse NCAA teams. The United States Military Academies of West Point, Annapolis, the Air Force Academy and the Coast Guard Academy all play Lacrosse in the NCAA. Idaho Army National Guard soldiers pursue a variety of off-duty recreational interests. In the Gem State, in and around the Boise region, Idaho soldiers take advantage of hunting, fishing, hiking and a wide range of community activities.
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Idaho Soldiers – Off Duty

Cpt. Blaine Ottinger, a communications officer with the idaho Army National Guard played Lacrosse in Boise until recently transferring to the Iowa Army National Guard. During a summer game Ottinger, a defenseman wearing the blue and red helmet, scrambles among players trying to prevent the opposing team from scoring. The governing body for Lacrosse in the United States is USA [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers, with the New Jersey National Guard’s 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion, assist Airmen, with the 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron, loading a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter on a C-17A Globemaster III, from the 3rd Airlift Squadron, on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 20, 2021. The 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion assisted in loading and offloading aircraft training to prepare for their annual training in 2022. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
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UH-60M Black Hawk loaded on C-17A Globemaster II

U.S. Army Soldiers, with the New Jersey National Guard’s 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion, assist Airmen, with the 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron, loading a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter on a C-17A Globemaster III, from the 3rd Airlift Squadron, on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 20, 2021. The 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion assisted in loading and offloading aircraft training to prepare [Read More …]

Sgt. Qian Han, a combat engineer assigned to the New York Army National Guard's 152nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, fires a shotgun during a "stress shoot" in Youngstown, New York, October 22. The stress shoot was a test of combat skills, and part the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's FY22 Best Warrior Competition. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
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27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team FY22 Best Warrior Competition

Sgt. Qian Han, a combat engineer assigned to the New York Army National Guard’s 152nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, fires a shotgun during a “stress shoot” in Youngstown, New York, October 22. The stress shoot was a test of combat skills, and part the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s FY22 Best Warrior Competition. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery [Read More …]

U.S. Army Pfc. Armond Kinsey, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Task Force Iron Valor, fires a Mk-19 grenade launcher while Spc. Erick Morgan, assigned to HHB, TF Iron Valor, identifies targets on Oct. 7, 2021 at Udari Range Complex, Kuwait. TF Iron Valor Soldiers spent several days at the firing range to improve efficiency on crew served and individual weapons. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Kyle Burks)
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Crew Served Weapons

U.S. Army Pfc. Armond Kinsey, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Task Force Iron Valor, fires a Mk-19 grenade launcher while Spc. Erick Morgan, assigned to HHB, TF Iron Valor, identifies targets on Oct. 7, 2021 at Udari Range Complex, Kuwait. TF Iron Valor Soldiers spent several days at the firing range to improve efficiency on crew served and individual [Read More …]

Texas Army National Guardsmen with the 2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment, and rescue swimmers with Texas Task Force 1, conduct search and rescue training operations in San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 15, 2021. The combination of the organizations form Helicopter Search and Rescue Teams, which were activated as part of the Texas Military Department's call of more than 100 Guardsmen to support air and ground operations in response to Tropical Storm Nicholas. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Malcolm McClendon).
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Texas Military Department Responds to Tropical Storm Nicholas

Texas Army National Guardsmen with the 2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment, and rescue swimmers with Texas Task Force 1, conduct search and rescue training operations in San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 15, 2021. The combination of the organizations form Helicopter Search and Rescue Teams, which were activated as part of the Texas Military Department’s call of more than 100 Guardsmen to [Read More …]