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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Sherrie McCandless, interim commanding general, District of Columbia National Guard; U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Aaron Dean, adjutant general, D.C. National Guard; U.S. Army Maj. Baron Mason, director, State Partnership Program; and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Brooks, senior enlisted leader participated virtually in the 2021 African Land Forces Summit, May 19, 2021.
Virtual 2021 African Land Forces Summit strengthens relationships between U.S. and African partners
By Capt. Chelsi Johnson | May 24, 2021
 Interim Commanding General of the District of Columbia National Guard U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Sherrie McCandless, Adjutant General U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Aaron Dean, and other senior leaders in the D.C. National Guard...

Major General McCandless Named Interim D.C. National Guard Commanding General
By Capt. Chelsi Johnson | April 25, 2021
U.S. Air Force Major General Sherrie L. McCandless assumed her duties as interim Commanding General of the D.C. National Guard today, a position that she will fill until President Biden appoints a successor...

D.C. National Guard Activated to Support Local Law Enforcement in Preparation for Potential First Amendment Demonstrations
By Capt Chelsi Johnson | April 19, 2021
The District of Columbia National Guard is activating approximately 250 personnel to support local law enforcement in response to potential First Amendment demonstrations.On behalf of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department,...

D.C. National Guard Deploys Immediate Reaction Force
By District of Columbia National Guard Public Affairs | April 2, 2021
The DC National Guard activated an Immediate Response Force (IRF) composed of National Guard soldiers and airmen to the Capitol complex this afternoon at the request of the U.S. Capitol Police. Due to operational security, we...

U.S. Army Sgt. Vicki Golding, 257th Army Band, District of Columbia National Guard vocalist, provides an on-camera interview as a member of the recently formed vocal group Colors of Freedom at the taping of an audition video for “America’s Got Talent” in Falls Church, VA, Jan. 20, 2021. The six-member group presents a unique blend of service members’ voices, including those of active duty, reserves, National Guard and veterans. (Courtesy photo)
High-profile performing group “Colors of Freedom” features National Guard Soldiers
By Staff Sgt. Andrew Enriquez | Feb. 23, 2021
U.S. Army Sgt. Vicki Golding, 257th Army Band, District of Columbia National Guard vocalist, provides an on-camera interview as a member of the recently formed vocal group Colors of Freedom at the taping of an audition video...
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Cyclone Division Soldiers embrace warfight challenge
Indiana National Guard Lt. Col. Harmonie Foster, the 38th Infantry Division's logistics officer, points to stats on a screen as other Soldiers look on at the division's tactical operations center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, June 10, 2021. The division's Soldiers tested virtual battlefield scenarios in Warfighter Exercise 21-5.
June 14, 2021 - EDINBURGH, Ind. – The 38th Infantry Division Soldiers embraced Warfighter Exercise 21-5 and exceeded the standard.The 38th ID Soldiers are many things, but the best word to describe them during this training year is...

Michigan Air Guard couple from Zambia become U.S. citizens
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Waicha Gondwe, a material management specialist in the 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base (SANGB), Michigan, born and raised in Zambia, stands with her husband, Master Sgt. Suzgo Gondwe, noncommissioned officer in charge of the 107th Maintenance Squadron, SANGB, also born and raised in Zambia, after she recited her oath of allegiance to become a U.S. citizen at the Immigration Services building, Detroit, Michigan, May 24, 2021. Since 2002, more than 139,000 members of the U.S. military have been naturalized, both at home and abroad.
June 14, 2021 - DETROIT – On May 24, Airman 1st Class Waicha Gondwe recited her oath of allegiance, completing her journey to become a U.S. citizen. Born and raised in Zambia, Gondwe is a material management specialist with the 127th...

Kentucky Air Guard member earns Airman's Medal for heroism
Brig. Gen. Hal Lamberton, left, the adjutant general for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, pins the Airman’s Medal to the uniform of Master Sgt. Daniel Keller, a combat controller in the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., June 12, 2021. Keller earned the award for heroism in recognition of his actions to save human life following a traffic accident near Louisville in 2018.
June 14, 2021 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A special operations Airman in the Kentucky Air National Guard was awarded the Airman's Medal for risking his life to save others while responding to a car crash near Louisville.The Airman, Master Sgt...

Highway Patrol officers add value on Cal Guard deployment
Sgt. Daniel Gunther and Staff Sgt. Cindy Gray at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Gunther and Gray are California Army National Guard members deployed to the Middle East with Task Force Phoenix. On the civilian side, both are highway patrol officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
June 14, 2021 - CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – National Guard members are Citizen-Soldiers who often have civilian careers with very different skill sets than their military occupational specialties.On the military side, Staff Sgt. Cindy Gray is a...

Louisiana Airmen maintain readiness at Air Dominance Center
Staff Sgt. Jacob Tapley, 159th Civil Engineer Squadron, takes part in dismounted patrol tactics as part of basic combat skills training at the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Ga., June 7, 2021. The training was led by the 159th Security Forces Squadron as part of unit operations readiness.
June 14, 2021 - SAVANNAH, Ga. – 159th Fighter Wing Airmen from across Louisiana gathered at the Air Dominance Center in Savannah for annual training, June 6–11. “Annual training allows us to network within our unit and across the...
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