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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...

U.S. Army Maj. Aaron Rozovski, deputy Joint Force Headquarters chaplain, District of Columbia National Guard speaks about how celebrating diversity in the military brings people together at the D.C. armory in Washington, D.C. Feb. 7, 2021. Celebrating diversity is a key factor in building diverse teams that are successful and ready. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Erica Jaros)
Celebrating diversity is a foundation of the D.C. National Guard
By Staff Sgt. Erica Jaros | Feb. 20, 2021
National Guard members tend to be a reflection of the diversity found in the communities they serve. As members of those communities, they bring the traditions, perspectives, and a wide variety of experiences to their...

Maj. Angela Cronan, 113th Medical Group, D.C. Air National Guard, with her husband Christopher Cronan and daughters Abby and Ally, on a family trip. (Courtesy photo).
Air National Guard Nurse Supports 59th Presidential Inauguration Despite Hardship
By Senior Master Sgt. Craig Clapper | Feb. 3, 2021
Maj. Angela Cronan, 113th Medical Group, D.C. Air National Guard, provided support to the 59th Presidential Inauguration only months after losing her husband Chris. Cronan was given the option to withdraw from supporting the...

STATEMENT: NATIONAL GUARD ARMING & DESIGNATED REST
By | Jan. 13, 2021
WASHINGTON – We received numerous inquiries today about National Guardsmen being armed and photographs of Guardsmen resting during shifts. We hope to answer your questions with the following statements.(National Guardsmen at...

DC National Guard members stand in front of a monument in Washington, D.C on January 5, 2021. The District of Columbia National Guard activated several hundred personnel to support the city government during expected demonstrations ahead of the 59th presidential inauguration. (D.C. National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Small)
Always Ready, Always There: D.C. National Guard Provides Assistance for Peaceful Transition of Power
By 2nd Lt. Deborah Ou-Yang | Jan. 13, 2021
In past presidential inaugurations, the District of Columbia National Guard has escorted presidents, marched in ceremonial parades, conducted crowd management and ensured the safety of participants of the event. While the...
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Connecticut Guard assists with vaccinations for school staff
U.S. Air Force Capt. Aaron Sarwar, 118th Airlift Squadron navigator and site lead for Air National Guard personnel, directs patients to stations at a COVID-19 vaccination site at Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, March 4, 2021. A team of 11 Connecticut Air National Guardsmen provided non-medical administrative support at the site, which was set up to vaccinate 1,500 teachers and staff from Hartford Public Schools.
March 5, 2021 - HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut National Guard members from the 103rd Airlift Wing supported a clinic set up at Saint Francis Hospital to vaccinate 1,500 teachers and staff from Hartford Public Schools March 4-5.Airmen teamed...

New NGB task forces help combat sexual assault, suicide
The National Guard Bureau has formed two task forces in a continued effort to fight sexual assault and suicide within the ranks.
March 5, 2021 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Guard Bureau recently stood up two task forces in a continued effort to fight sexual assault and suicide within the ranks. Beginning in January and expecting to last up to 180 days, the Suicide...

Guardsman awarded Oklahoma Star of Valor for saving neighbor
Sgt. Pedro Gonzales, a member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, received the Oklahoma Star of Valor March 4, 2021, for risking his life to save the life of a neighbor who was being attacked with a knife in September 2020. Gonzales suffered serious wounds to his face and neck but has recovered.
March 5, 2021 - OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma Army National Guard Soldier was awarded the Oklahoma Star of Valor March 4 for his heroic actions in saving his neighbor's life. The state's second-highest military award was presented to Sgt...

WVNG shares vaccine best practices with SPP partner Peru
Members of the West Virginia National Guard and the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccines shared best practices and lessons learned for COVID-19 vaccine distribution with Peru during a virtual workshop March 2, 2021. West Virginia and Peru have a longstanding relationship under the National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.
March 4, 2021 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia National Guard and a task force for COVID-19 vaccines shared best vaccination practices in a virtual workshop with Peruvian officials March 2.More than 40 government and military...

Oregon National Guard expands COVID-19 vaccinations
Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Ryan Kill administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a walk-in patient at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Ore., Jan. 27, 2021. Guard members are helping local partners throughout the state respond to the pandemic.
March 4, 2021 - SALEM, Ore. – Oregon National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have vaccinated more than 100,000 people in the nearly two months since they were activated by Gov. Kate Brown to help the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) distribute the...
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