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District of Columbia National Guard’s Command Sergeant Major Michael R. Brooks discusses his struggles in life during the DCNG’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month event Sept. 18. He encouraged the DCNG to really listen to people who need to talk about life’s challenges.
Suicide Prevention: Small Steps will Save Lives
By District of Columbia National Guard Public Affairs | Sept. 23, 2019
The District of Columbia National Guard focused on suicide prevention at the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month event Sept. 18. With a theme of Small Steps Save Lives, the event focused on educating members of the DCNG on safety precautions service members and their families can take to reduce the risk of suicide. 

113th Wing takes tactical pause to focus on resiliency (Curtesy photo)
113th Wing takes tactical pause to focus on resiliency
By Capt. Chelsi Johnson | Sept. 18, 2019
Airmen from the 113th Wing took time during drill weekend for a Resilience Tactical Pause following

Two US Air Force (USAF) F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 121st Fighter Squadron, 113th Wing, District of Columbia (DC) Air National Guard (ANG), fly over the nation’s Capital, during a Combat Air Patrol mission in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE.
Defense Secretary a former District of Columbia National Guardsman
By Maj. Brooke Davis | Sept. 11, 2019
With a lineage dating back to 1802, the District of Columbia National Guard has a rich heritage of

Members of the District of Columbia National Guard’s 257th Army Band perform at River Mill Park in Occoquan, Va., during their 2019 summer concert series, “Of the People, For the People” Aug. 10. (Courtesy Photo)
Hamilton summer concert series highlights District of Columbia National Guard’s historic roots
By 1st Lt. Melissa Heintz | Aug. 23, 2019
Founded in 1802 by President Thomas Jefferson, the District of Columbia National Guard honored its heritage through their 257th Army Band’s 2019 summer concert series, “Of the People, For the People.”

DCANG Tech. Sgt. Kelly Downes recognized as Hometown Hero by Baltimore Ravens
By Senior Airman Coda Doyle | Aug. 20, 2019
D.C. Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Downes recognized as Hometown Hero by Baltimore Ravens
National Guard News
Army Guard announces stationing of new cyber battalion
The director of the Army National Guard, Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, announced Oct. 22, 2019, the stationing of the newly formed 127th Cyber Battalion in Indianapolis.
Oct. 22, 2019 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The director of the Army National Guard, Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, announced

Credential, certification program available to Army Guard
Army National Guard Soldiers can take part in an Army-wide program allowing to obtain civilian, industry-specific credentials and certifications, beginning in January 2020.
Oct. 22, 2019 - ARLINGTON, Va. – Beginning in January, Army National Guard Soldiers will be eligible to take part in

New combat lifesavers certified
U.S. Army Soldiers roll a simulated casualty onto a litter during the culminating exercise for a Combat Lifesaver Course hosted by combat medics, with 38th Infantry Division, Task Force Spartan, Indiana National Guard, at Joint Training Center-Jordan Oct. 16, 2019.
Oct. 22, 2019 - JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Jordan – Combat medics with 38th Infantry Division, Task Force Spartan,

Medics train for lifesaving with Army Guard medevac aircrews
New York National Guard Soldiers of the 466th Area Support Medical Company conduct medical evacuation training with medevac aircrews of C Company, 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation, at Floyd Bennet Memorial Airport in Queensbury, New York, Oct. 20th, 2019. The training prepares the medics of the 466th for mobilization and deployment to Iraq in 2020.
Oct. 22, 2019 - QUEENSBURY, N.Y. – More than 30 New York Army National Guard Soldiers of 466th Area Medical Company,

Airman first to compete in Combatives Tournament
Participants compete in the 2019 Ohio Army National Guard Combatives Tournament Sept. 14, 2019, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. More than 65 Ohio Guard members competed in the double-elimination tournament, in its sixth year.
Oct. 21, 2019 - SWANTON, Ohio – Staff Sgt. Christopher Kervick, a cybersecurity specialist assigned to the Ohio
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