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Col. Renee Gore, Joint Task Force Independence commander, District of Columbia National Guard, speaks to a Soldier during the Independence Day celebration July 4th in Washington D.C. Approximately 800 D.C. National Guard members provided support to the D.C. Metropolitan Police and United States Park Police during the Independence Day celebration.
Capital Guardsmen lend support to district, federal agencies
By Spc. Richard Trinh | July 10, 2019
The District of Columbia National Guard supported local and federal agencies during the Independence

Col. Renee Gore, Joint Task Force Independence commander, District of Columbia National Guard, speaks to a Soldier during the Independence Day celebration July 4th in Washington D.C. Approximately 800 D.C. National Guard members provided support to the D.C. Metropolitan Police and United States Park Police during the Independence Day celebration.
Capital Guardsmen lend support to district, federal agencies
By Spc. Richard Trinh | July 5, 2019
The District of Columbia National Guard supported local and federal agencies during the Independence Day celebration in Washington, D.C. July 4. Thousands of visitors were able to enjoy the Independence Day celebration in a safe environment. The D.C. National Guard is made up of Soldiers and Airmen who support the community, many working as police, firefighters, and government leaders supporting civilian authorities. The Guardsmen have a rich heritage within the National Capital Region and have been protecting the Capital and defending the nation since 1802.

District of Columbia National Guardsmen keep a watchful eye in the McPherson Square Metro Station. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. G.H. Cureton)
800 DC Guardsmen activated to provide traffic control and crowd management for Independence Day celebration
By | July 2, 2019
Approximately 800 District of Columbia National Guard citizen soldiers and airmen will support Independence Day activities in the National Capital Region (NCR) July 4. Guardsmen, who serve and live in the local community, will support local authorities by providing increased security and managing the flow of traffic and people in and around D.C. and at various metro stations.

O’Rian Jolley, The Check-6 Foundation pilot for a day, and his family visit the 1st Helicopter Squadron on Joint Base Andrews, June 26, 2019. Diagnosed with hydrocephalus, severe gastro-esophageal reflux and most recently an extremely rare primary carnitine deficiency and mitochondrial diseases of the brain, O’Rian was selected to be an honorary pilot to experience a day at JBA and the National Harbor, with the help of The Check-6 Foundation and volunteer military and civilian members who work on JBA. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Erica Flores)
Joint Base Andrews hosts 27th Pilot for a Day
By | June 27, 2019
O’Rian Jolley, The Check-6 Foundation pilot for a day, leaves the 113th Wing after seeing a DC Air

Brig. Gen. Mark A. Maldonado, Deputy Commanding General, Air for the District of Columbia Air National Guard, promotes Col. Keith MacDonald, 113th Wing Commander to the rank of brigadier general the Joint Base Andrews Base Theater, June 9, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Small)
June RSD Commander’s Call
By Staff Sgt. Anthony Small | June 12, 2019
The 113th Wing’s vision, missions, and goals were the theme of Sunday’s Commander’s Call at the
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National Guard relocates Alaskan village
Senior Airman Sarah Williams, a 178th Wing services journeyman, assisted in relocating the Newtok village to Mertarvik, Alaska, June 10-19, by cooking meals for individuals working on-site, coordinating incoming aircraft filled with supplies, conducting inventories, and placing food orders on a restricted budget. Williams enjoyed the sunsets over this remote village after long days assisting with this relocation project.
July 17, 2019 - SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – The sea waters that were once a source of sustenance for the villagers of Newtok

Chemical agent detector trial conducted in South Carolina
Members of 2-263rd Air Defense Artillery Battalion (ADA BN), South Carolina National Guard, participated in an International Joint Force assessment of the first generation Chemical Agent Detector Colorimetric Reader (CADCoR) prototype, Clemson, South Carolina, July 13, 2019. Feedback from the Soldiers will be used to evaluate, improve and assess the CADCoR in determining calorimetric responses.
July 17, 2019 - CLEMSON READINESS CENTER, South Carolina – Members of 2-263rd Air Defense Artillery Battalion (ADA

Puerto Rico's 'port dawgs' handle nitty-gritty on tarmac
Day or night, aircraft loading operations, including personnel and their equipment, keep the mission moving in support of domestic operations at Muniz Air National Guard Base for the Vigilant Guard Exercise.
July 17, 2019 - MUNIZ AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Puerto Rico – Despite the mission, task or the natural

N.C. Guard engineers work with Botswana Defense Forces
Spc. Adam Bates, with the North Carolina National Guard’s 882nd Engineer Company, shovels dirt from around water and sewer pipes while his Botswana Defense Force counterpart advises, in preparation for replacing a sewer line at Thebephatshwa Airbase in Botswana on July 11, 2019. This was one of several projects conducted in partnership with North Carolina, Alabama and New Jersey National Guards and the Botswanan Defense Force during Upward Minuteman 2019, a U.S. Africa Command exercise promoting the U.S. National Guard’s State Partnership Programs on the African Continent.
July 17, 2019 - GABORONE, Botswana – More than 170 Army and Air Guard members from North Carolina, Alabama and New

Joint training helps the community and servicemembers
Patient administrators with the Greater Chenango Care Innovative Readiness Training check-in patients July 15, 2019, at Norwich High School, Norwich, New York. IRT is a Department of Defense hands-on military training opportunity that delivers joint training opportunities to increase deployment readiness while providing key services for our American communities.
July 16, 2019 - NORWICH, N.Y. – As community members come to Norwich High School to receive no-cost health care
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