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U.S. Army Sgt. Vicki Golding, a vocalist with the 257th Army Band, District of Columbia Army National Guard, poses in a glamor photo. Golding, a 17-year veteran of the National Guard, performs actively in civilian singing engagements and would like to branch out further into local musical theater and produce her own headline show. (Photo courtesy of Irene Abdou)
D.C. Army National Guard vocalist advances artistry in and out of uniform
By Tech. Sgt. Andrew Enriquez | Aug. 5, 2022
U.S. Army Sgt. Vicki Golding has served 29 years in the military– first in the Australian army and reserves, and then 17 years in the District of Columbia Army National Guard. But her career goals are not about progressing in...

Capital Guardians leaders join with leadership at National Guard Bureau and across the Department of Defense to celebrate Juneteenth! Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021. It marks the occasion in 1868 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people would be freed. As part of the celebration, DCNG has made Friday, June 17, 2022, Family Day to allow all our service members to spend much-deserved time with their friends, families, and community. It provides an added opportunity to reflect on this very meaningful federal holiday.
To the Soldiers and Airmen of the National Guard
By Chief, National Guard Bureau | June 16, 2022
                                         

Today, we honor those who have given what President Abraham Lincoln called the last full measure of devotion in defense of our great country. On Memorial Day, take time to remember their sacrifice and the freedoms we enjoy today because they gave up all of their tomorrows. #MemorialDay #CapitalGuardians
To the Soldiers and Airmen of the National Guard
By Chief, National Guard Bureau | May 30, 2022

Staff Sgt. Tiara Hartley was recognized during Asian American Pacific Islander Month for her extraordinary customer service, dedication, and professionalism in her Communications Focal Point role as a uniformed full-time National Guard member with the 113th Wing.
Airman's AAPI and Black background embodies heritage, hope
By Tech. Sgt. Andrew Enriquez | May 26, 2022
Staff Sgt. Tiara Hartley is familiar as the “face” of the customer service desk at the 113th Communications Flight, 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard, where she's a client systems analyst. 2021 Wing Civilian Employee of the...

Members of the Regional Security System and the president of World Hope International (center) pose in front of the plane chartered to bring them and donated goods to the Tradewinds 22 exercise. Tradewinds is a Caribbean-focused exercise designed to expand the region’s capability to mitigate, plan for, and respond to crises; strengthen partnerships; increase regional training capacity and interoperability; develop new and refine existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) during the SOP Development Conference; determine SOPs to be exercised; determine regional process for SOP validation; enhance ability to defend Exclusive Economic Zones; increase U.S./ally/partner readiness; promote human rights and adherence to shared international norms and values; fully integrate women into the force; and increase maritime domain awareness to deter IUU fishing activities. (Courtesy photo)
Bringing hope to Tradewinds 2022: DoD, NFE Planning Assures Western Hemisphere Prosperity
By Kevin Valentine, 715th Public Affairs Detachment | May 14, 2022
In a sea of approximately 1,500 military uniformed, civilian, and contracted personnel, a family wearing polo t-shirts with a non-for-profit name on them stands out. While the polos function to make the non-profit...
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Minnesota National Guard and Niger improve medical capabilities
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Summer Thomas, 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, gives directions on loading a C-130 Hercules in St. Paul, Minn., July 26, 2022. Three members of the Nigerien armed forces’ medical leadership team visited the 133rd Medical Group and 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron to learn more about the capabilities of providing medical care while on board a C-130 Hercules. Thought out their one-day visit, the Nigeriens witnessed a C-130 Hercules being prepared for an aeromedical evacuation training mission and learned more about the Medical Group’s Critical Care Air Transport Team and En-Route Patient Staging Team.
Aug. 11, 2022 - ST. PAUL, Minn.– Three members of the Nigerien armed forces’ medical leadership team visited the 133rd Medical Group and 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron to learn more about the capabilities of providing medical care...

West Virginia Airmen Learn New Skills Through Rescue Training
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Runk, a firefighter for the 167th Civil Engineering Squadron, in the front of the boat, receives swift water rescue training from an instructor with the Berkeley County Office of Emergency Management in Jefferson County, West Virginia July 21, 2022.
Aug. 10, 2022 - MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Airmen with the 167th Civil Engineering Squadron participated in a five-day swift water rescue certification course, July 18-22, at different waterfront locations in Jefferson County.The training took...

Northern Strike Continues Support for National Defense
Firefighters with the Latvian National Armed Forces and Estonian Defense Forces use a fire hose to spray a simulated aircraft fire at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, Aug. 12, 2021.
Aug. 10, 2022 - LANSING, Michigan – Northern Strike 22-2, the country’s largest National Guard Bureau-sponsored military exercise, is scheduled to occur across Northern Michigan’s National All-Domain Warfighting Center (NADWC), including...

Illinois Air Guard Civil Engineers help Cherokee Nation Veterans
Members of the 126th Civil Engineer Squadron and 301st CES work together to install vapor wrap on a house before a rain storm comes, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma,  Aug. 5, 2022.
Aug. 10, 2022 - TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - Illinois Air National Guard troops are putting their skills to work in another nation, building homes for U.S. military veterans.The 126th Civil Engineer Squadron is building homes for Cherokee Nation...

SEA Whitehead to Enlisted Guardsmen: ‘Thank you’
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, the SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, addresses the 51st annual conference of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States in Little Rock, Arkansas, Aug. 8, 2022.
Aug. 9, 2022 - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Over the past two years, National Guardsmen were activated at historic levels for missions overseas and at home. Today, there are more than 50,000 National Guard members supporting operations around the...
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