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District of Columbia Air National Guard members prepare a F-16D Fighting Falcon for flight at Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, as part of Guardian Shield 20-02, Sept. 21-25, 2020. The multi-service, mass-participant exercise tested cruise missile defense tactics, techniques and procedures, and is the largest live-fly cruise missile defense exercise ever held by the Department of Defense.
113th Wing Fighter Air Defense Center of Excellence Hosts Guardian Shield 20-02
By Capt. Chelsi Johnson | Oct. 9, 2020
The District of Columbia Air National Guard designed and hosted Guardian Shield 20-02 Sept. 21-25, the largest live-fly cruise missile defense exercise ever held by the Department of Defense. The multi-service, mass-participant exercise tested cruise missile defense tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) designed to meet the NORTHCOM mission of deterring, detecting and defeating threats to the United States. Outcomes from the exercise will help develop and refine cruise missile defense expertise and tactics that can be called upon by Combatant Commands when the need arises.

Members of the District of Columbia National Guard swear-in as special police with the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department prior to the 57th Anniversary of the March on Washington event in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28. The soldiers and airmen will be supporting local and federal agencies with traffic control and security checkpoints throughout the event.
D.C. Guardsmen to provide traffic control and crowd management for 57th anniversary of the March on Washington
By Senior Master Sgt. Craig Clapper | Aug. 27, 2020
District of Columbia National Guard support federal and local agencies on Aug. 28 for the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Investigation underway into D.C. National Guard Helicopter Flights
By | June 6, 2020
The District of Columbia National Guard investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the operational employment of DCNG helicopter assets in and around the District of Columbia on Monday June 1 is underway.

Airmen from the 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard, stand on the national mall
113th Wing airmen credited with saving a life
By Capt. Chelsi Johnson, 113th Wing Public Affairs | June 6, 2020
Airmen from the 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard, performed life-saving CPR on a civilian jogger at the Lincoln Memorial, June 4, 2020.

Commanding General orders investigation into helicopter usage
By | June 3, 2020
The District of Columbia National Guard is conducting an investigation into the June 1 low-flying maneuvers by its helicopters to ensure all involved complied with applicable procedures and safety regulations.
National Guard News
Flour, eggs and milk: A recipe for pancakes (and resilience)
Capt. David Schlador scrambles an egg at the weekly pancake breakfast hosted at Joint Force Headquarters, Madison, Wis., Oct. 2, 2020. Schlador implemented the breakfast after seeing its success in other units. He said the eggs-to-order part was his idea and that it quickly became more popular than the pancakes.
Oct. 23, 2020 - MADISON, Wis. – Many Wisconsin National Guard members stepped into new roles the past seven months,

Marines repair Harrier jet engine at Virginia Guard facility
Marines assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 223, Cherry Point, North Carolina, install a new engine in an AV-8B Harrier jet Oct. 1, 2020, at the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Virginia.
Oct. 23, 2020 - RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) hosted a few

149 FW uses STRATFI program to scale additive manufacturing
Texas National Guard Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner, 149th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technician, moves a newly delivered 3D printer into place at his unit’s shop Aug. 12, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
Oct. 22, 2020 - SAN ANTONIO – Following the unveiling of the Air Force’s Strategic Financing (STRATI) program in

Wisconsin Guard engineer unit keeps key Kuwait base running
The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 924th Engineer Detachment is deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, functioning as the department of public works for the large base.
Oct. 21, 2020 - CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – Since January, the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 924th Engineer Facilities

'First Kansas' legacy lives on through redesignation
Lt. Col. Rodney Seaba, left, commander of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, and Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Purdham, right, case the regimental colors of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd CAB, 137th Infantry Regiment Oct. 17. The ceremony was held to redesignate the 2nd CAB, 137th Infantry Regiment, “First Kansas,” as the 1st Battalion, 635th Armor Regiment, in accordance with a 2012 Army chief of staff directive.
Oct. 21, 2020 - FORT RILEY, Kan. – The Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry
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