U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers, 102nd Cavalry Regiment, call in radio support during CASEVAC training on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 20, 2021. The 102nd Cavalry conducted CASEVAC training in order to prepare for XCTC later next year. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
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102nd Cavalry Conducts CASEVAC

U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers, 102nd Cavalry Regiment, call in radio support during CASEVAC training on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 20, 2021. The 102nd Cavalry conducted CASEVAC training in order to prepare for XCTC later next year. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

Albanian Armed Forces Soldiers, with Land Forces Command, train on 60mm mortars at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
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NJ National Guard Soldiers train with Albanian Armed Forces

Albanian Armed Forces Soldiers, with Land Forces Command, train on 60mm mortars at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years [Read More …]

Sgt. Joseph Eigl, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, takes aim through the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Eigl was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion's higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
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NY National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Closing the Distance between Soldiers and Snipers with Army’s New Rifle

Sgt. Joseph Eigl, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard’s Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, takes aim through the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Eigl was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion’s higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, [Read More …]

The University of Delaware Blue Hen Battalion ROTC cadets receive MEDEVAC training from the Delaware Army National Guard's aviation unit on the Flight Facility, Wilmington, Delaware, November 11, 2021. Cadets transport a dummy in and out of a Black Hawk to mimic a real life situation. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Alyssa Lisenbe)
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University of Delaware ROTC MEDEVAC Training

The University of Delaware Blue Hen Battalion ROTC cadets receive MEDEVAC training from the Delaware Army National Guard’s aviation unit on the Flight Facility, Wilmington, Delaware, November 11, 2021. Cadets transport a dummy in and out of a Black Hawk to mimic a real life situation. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Alyssa Lisenbe)

Idaho Army National Guard Sgt. Kole Newberry winches City of Boise Firefighters up toward the UH-72 Lakota Helicopter. Idaho Army National Guard helicopters and air crews teamed up with City of Boise Fire Department Firefighters conducting simulated swift water rescue training on Gowen Field. An Idaho Army National Guard UH-60 Black hawk from Detachment 1, 1-168th Aviation Regiment along with an Idaho Army National Guard UH-72 Lakota from Detachment 1, 1-112th Service and Support Battalion assisted Boise Firefighters preparing for potential rescue operations from a moving platform. The training was the first of its kind conducted with Idaho Army National Guard and Boise Fire Department personnel. A trailer hitched to a truck and traveling at a moderate speed simulated a vehicle swamped and moving by floodwaters. Helicopter and ground crews practiced lowering and retrieving a bag of sand from the moving trailer to ensure safety protocols were met. Once safety was determined acceptable, firefighters were then lowered to the moving trailer and picked up in a series simulated rescues. The training took place along an air assault strip used by Idaho Army National Guard Aviation units.
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Idaho Army National Guard Trains With Boise Firefighters

Idaho Army National Guard Sgt. Kole Newberry winches City of Boise Firefighters up toward the UH-72 Lakota Helicopter. Idaho Army National Guard helicopters and air crews teamed up with City of Boise Fire Department Firefighters conducting simulated swift water rescue training on Gowen Field. An Idaho Army National Guard UH-60 Black hawk from Detachment 1, 1-168th Aviation Regiment along with [Read More …]

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 …]