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DC National Guard celebrates partners and air power at its 273rd birthday gala
By | May 20, 2019
The District of Columbia National Guard celebrated its 273rd birthday at its annual gala May 9 at the DC National Guard Armory here. The event recognized 20 years of cooperation with the Jamaican Defense Force and the DC National Guard’s new partnership with the armed forces of Burkina Faso, under the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program (SPP). 

Soldiers and Airmen from the District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) arrived in Kingston, Jamaica today to participate in a humanitarian assistance and disaster response table top event with the Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) and Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program (SPP).
DC National Guard participates in natural disaster table top event with the Jamaica Defense Force and the Jamaica Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management
By | May 15, 2019
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Soldiers and Airmen from the District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) arrived

The District of Columbia National Guard and the National Armed Forces of Burkina Faso signed a partnership agreement on Friday, February 1, 2019 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, formalizing D.C. and the West African nation as the newest partners in the Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program.
PRESS ADVISORY: National Guard Bureau, D.C. National Guard, and Burkina Faso Discuss New State Partnership Program
By | April 30, 2019
The National Guard Bureau and District of Columbia National Guard will host a media roundtable, May 1 at 2 p.m., in the Pentagon Briefing Room, to discuss the State Partnership Program (SPP) and the D.C. National Guard's newest partnership with Burkina Faso.

Hon. Eleanor Holmes Norton honors the D.C. National Guard in partnering with the country of Burkina Faso.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton recognizes D.C. National Guard and Burkina Faso partnership
By | April 1, 2019
Ms. NORTON. Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in

A Philippine Air Force FA-50 takes off during the Bilateral Air Contingent Exchange - Philippines (BACE-P) at Cesar Basa Air Base, Philippines, Jan. 22, 2019. This is the seventh iteration of BACE-P established by U.S. Pacific Command and executed by Headquarters Pacific Air Forces. Airmen from the U.S. and Philippines Air Forces marked the successful completion of 12 days of bilateral training Feb. 1, and increased mutual cooperation throughout the operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Small)
D.C. Air National Guard Airmen return from deployment
By Senior Master Sgt. Craig Clapper | March 13, 2019
More than 250 D.C. Air National Guard Airmen recently returned from a successful deployment to the
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Kentucky Guard and civilians rescue Natural Bridge hiker
Staff Sgt. Jeremy Lowe with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation and members of the Wolfe County Search and Rescue transport a patient to UH-60 Black Hawk for a medical evacuation in Slade, Ky., May 18, 2019. The Guardsmen responded to a request for assistance from Wolfe County Emergency Management to conduct a hoist rescue from a cliff at Natural Bridge State Park.
May 20, 2019 - FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky National Guard members with 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation rescued a hiker

Tennessee Guard Airmen train Soldiers on heavy equipment
Sgt. Shantophia Cruz listens as Tech. Sgt. Doug Haveman explains the operation of the Vermeer RT950. Airmen from the 241st Engineering Installation Squadron and Soldiers from the 230th Signal Company came together in Chatoosa, Georgia, May 9, 2019, to perform joint training. The 241st EIS Airmen provided training on heavy equipment needed to dig trenches for installation of fiber optics and other communications services.
May 17, 2019 - CATOOSA SPRINGS, Ga. – A crowd of Army National Guard Soldiers gather around a giant piece of heavy

Soldiers honored in Cincinnati for saving man's life
New Mexico Army National Guard Soldiers Spc. Roberto Sandoval and Pfc. RaeJean Lucero, both 68W’s (Combat Medics), were honored by The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati on May 16, 2019. The Soldiers were responsible for saving the life of a man who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident.  Sandoval and Lucero are participants in the Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training (SMART) program with The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
May 17, 2019 - CINCINNATI, Ohio – Two New Mexico Army National Guard Soldiers were honored Thursday by The Christ

Partnership builds frontline leaders in Colorado and Jordan
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jose Alfaro, 140th Wing Security Forces, Colorado Air National Guard, escorts members of the Royal Jordanian Air Force on a tour of the Chief Warrant Officer 5 Dave Carter Army Aviation Support Facility at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, Feb. 5, 2019. The meeting between Jordanians and senior enlisted leaders aimed to foster strong relationships between forces as well as enhance Jordanian enlisted policy and practices. Jordan and Colorado have been partners since 2004.
May 17, 2019 - BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Royal Jordanian Air Force senior enlisted leaders met with Colorado

Groundbreaking female infantry officer highlights observance
2nd Lt. Trang Jorgenson outlines her journey from child immigrant to trailblazing infantry officer during the Rock Island Arsenal Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance.
May 16, 2019 - ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. – The only female infantry officer in the Iowa Army National Guard talked
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