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  • South Carolina National Guard provides support to families, service members during storm activation

    The South Carolina governor declared a state of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, Aug. 31. The South Carolina National Guard answered the call to support the citizens in this time of need. This is the role of the South Carolina National Guard service member and Family Care directorate.
  • US, Botswana forces complete final training exercise

    Upward Minuteman 2019 was a U.S. Africa Command exercise promoting the U.S. National Guard's State Partnership Program on the African Continent.
  • AFMC launches “AFMC we need” initiative

    The command-wide activity will seek the input of military and civilian Airmen across the headquarters and center footprints to recommend changes to posture the command for mission success in the decades to come.
  • National Guard committed to 'long game' with State Partnership Program

    The National Guard takes a long-term view of its partnerships with more than one-third of the world’s countries, Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, National Guard Bureau chief, said during visits to three countries in the Western Balkans this week.
  • N.Y. Guard Airmen and Soldiers assist police with security

    New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen went up in the air and down in the ground as part of their mission to help law enforcement agencies deter terrorism in New York City.
  • 19th AF, AFWERX collaborate on “Learning Next” flying training initiatives

    Key stakeholders for three 19th Air Force flying training pipelines gathered at the Las Vegas AFWERX facility in January to identify key problem areas and determine executable solutions for the start of the command’s “Learning Next” initiatives.
  • Freedom Award nominations open for reservists’ civilian employers

    The Freedom Award is the highest honor the Department of Defense gives to employers for supporting National Guard and Reserve employees. The employers chosen exemplify what it means to go above and beyond federal requirements in support of military employees.
  • National Guard answers call for Hurricane Florence

    National Guard members have flowed in from at least 28 states to help North and South Carolina units support civil authorities following Hurricane Florence.
  • Guard Soldiers, Airmen gearing up for Hurricane Florence

    WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland declared states of emergency Monday as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. Additionally, the mayor of Washington, D.C., declared a state of emergency due to anticipated torrential rainfall. The storm is forecast to make landfall along the Atlantic coast early Sept. 14, as a major hurricane.
  • Officials approve HSM for recent disaster relief, specify eligibility requirements

    The Joint Staff recently approved the Humanitarian Service Medal for service members, Coast Guardsmen, and members of the Reserve components, to include the National Guard, who were physically present during recent hurricane disaster relief.
  • Around the Air Force: Nov. 1

    On this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein visits Joint National Guard Base McEntire, South Carolina, the 100th Air Refueling Wing participates in a joint training exercise over the Meditteranean Sea, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, speaks at the 2017 Airlift/Tanker Symposium in Orlando, Florida. Hosted by Tech. Sgt. Robbie Arp.
  • Wright-Patterson AFB to provide safe haven to aircraft from multiple service branches

    The 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is receiving aircraft and their associated aircrews evacuating from several military installations threatened by approaching Hurricane Irma.
  • 182nd CES finishes construction rotation at Crow Reservation

    Thirty-five Airmen with the Illinois Air National Guard's 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron completed their two-week annual training constructing homes for Crow Tribe veterans Aug. 6, 2017 in Crow Agency, Montana. The Peoria-based squadron provided services including drywall, windows, doors, siding, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and HVAC to four partially completed homes, two new homes and 10 remodels.
  • Utah DOD agencies host annual meeting with American Indian tribes

    Utah Defense Department agencies hosted their annual face-to-face meeting at Bear River Bird Refuge in Brigham City, Utah, Aug. 25-26 with American Indian tribes who claim ancestral and ongoing ties to lands managed by the DOD agencies.
  • National Guard chief nominee says new world requires agile forces

    Today’s National Guard is in the best shape it’s been in for its almost 380 years of history, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the National Guard Bureau told the Senate Armed Services Committee here June 21.
  • Mobility Airmen support Canadian exercise in High Arctic

    Fifty Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing and two ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules are in the High Arctic supporting the Canadian Armed Forces’ annual Operation Nunalivut exercise in Canada's Nunavut territory.
  • National Guard forces continue post-storm assistance

    Virginia National Guard Soldiers on state active duty have been using Humvees and medium tactical trucks to provide mobility support to help Virginia State Police and local first responders reach residents requiring assistance after a historic snowfall blanketed the state.
  • Guardsmen deliver rescue capabilities across Pacific

    Alaska Air National Guardsmen from the 176th Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, conducted long range search and rescue drills Oct. 31 near the coast of White Beach Naval Base. A 212th Rescue Squadron guardian angel rescue team was delivered across the Pacific Ocean on a nearly 12-hour, nonstop flight aboard a C-17 Globemaster from the 249th Airlift Squadron along with two rescue craft.
  • Djibouti, Kentucky National Guard sign partnership agreement

    In a historic first for East Africa, representatives from the Kentucky National Guard (KNG) and the Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) ratified a state partnership agreement in a signing ceremony held at the Kempinski Hotel in Djibouti City, June 2.
  • ANG partners with Croatian army for renovations

    Airmen from the 219th RED HORSE Squadron and Minnesota Air National Guard’s 133rd and 148th Civil Engineering Squadrons partnered with the Croatian army June 27, to renovate bathrooms at an elementary school in Ogulin, Croatia.
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