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A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from District of Columbia Air National Guard’s 113th Wing, known as the “Capital Guardians,” sits on the flight line at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, July 9, 2021. The wing deployed a contingent of F-16s to PSAB to reinforce the base’s defensive capabilities, provide operational depth, and support U.S. Central Command operations in the region. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Samuel Earick)
Airmen from the 113th Wing Deploy to U.S. Central Command
By Airman 1st Class Natalie Filzen | July 29, 2021
More than 200 members of the 113th Wing deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to project combat airpower in support of U.S. Central Command operations in the region, increasing the defensive...

District of Columbia National Guard leadership surveys the future site of the District of Columbia National Guard recruiting storfront in Washington, D.C., July 28. The storefront office, which is leased on behalf of the D.C. Army National Guard by the Baltimore District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through their Real Estate mission, will provide a more accessible location to potential recruits in the District.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Small)
DC National Guard hold groundbreaking ceremony for new recruiting office
By Capt. Chelsi Johnson, D.C. National Guard Public Affairs | July 28, 2021
The D.C. National Guard held a groundbreaking ceremony here to mark the beginning of construction for the new Storefront Recruiting Office for the D.C. Army National Guard...

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from District of Columbia Air National Guard’s 113th Wing, known as the “Capital Guardians,”  lands on the flight line at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, July 9, 2021. The wing deployed a contingent of F-16s to PSAB to reinforce the base’s defensive capabilities, provide operational depth, and support U.S. Central Command operations in the region. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Samuel Earick)
To the deployed members of the 113th Wing, their families and friends
By Maj. Gen. Sherrie L. McCandless, Interim Commanding General | July 21, 2021
Through times of peace and times of war, the D.C. National Guard has honored its commitments to the nation and the District of Columbia. The D.C. National Guard has been there from the fields of France and the beaches of...

III Marine Expeditionary Force celebrates Independence Day at Okinawa, Japan, July 4, 2020. (U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Lance Cpl. Francesca Landis)
DC National Guard personnel to support civil authorities for Independence Day celebration
By D.C. National Guard Public Affairs | July 2, 2021
District of Columbia National Guard personnel will support local authorities during Independence Day activities in the National Capital Region, July 4...

4th of July Message
By D.C. National Guard | July 2, 2021
Capital Guardians:As we observe our Nation’s 245th birthday, let us be proud of what this day means to us. On July 4, 1776, Congress declared that America was a united, free, and independent land. We are humbled in...
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Michigan National Guard, Liberia strengthen SPP partnership
Soldiers with the Michigan National Guard train members of the Armed Forces of Liberia on weapons systems using the engagement skills trainer at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Grayling, Michigan, July 27, 2021. Through the State Partnership Program, Michigan has teamed with Latvia and Liberia.
July 30, 2021 - GRAYLING, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard is solidifying its relationship with the Armed Forces of the Republic of Liberia under the State Partnership Program during the Northern Strike 21 exercise.Soldiers from Liberia...

Tennessee Guardsman wins Soldier of Year competition
Sgt. Cole Lukens, with 208th MCAS, Tennessee Army National Guard, takes aim at his target during the Three Weapons Challenge at the 2021 Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Florence Training Site, Arizona, July 20, 2021. Lukens won the competition and will represent the Army Guard in the Army Best Warrior Competition in the fall.
July 30, 2021 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sgt. William Lukens, a tactical generator mechanic in the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 208th Area Support Medical Company in Smyrna, won the 2021 Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp...

Singapore Peace Vanguard trains at Idaho Army Guard facility
The Idaho Army National Guard's Orchard Combat Training Center hosted elements of the Republic of Singapore Air Force in July. Based in Arizona, the Singapore contingent operates eight AH-64 Apache helicopters as part of the Peace Vanguard Task Force.
July 30, 2021 - BOISE, Idaho – The Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Peace Vanguard detachment completed AH-64 Apache aerial gunnery throughout July at the Idaho Army National Guard’s Orchard Combat Training Center.The Peace Vanguard...

104th SFS increases capabilities with new trailers
The 104th Security Forces Squadron received two domestic operations trailers in June to help fulfill its mission of responding anywhere it is needed. The multipurpose trailers can equip a 13-person security forces squad with command and control capability.
July 30, 2021 - BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. – The 104th Fighter Wing has received two domestic operations trailers to help fulfill its mission to serve the community, commonwealth and nation anywhere it is needed.Senior Master Sgt...

ANG units train in advanced vehicle maintenance and repair
Air brake systems instructor Jim Bainer, red shirt, directs Airman 1st Class Mason Heimkes, of the 119th Logistics Readiness Squadron, as he provides instruction for Air National Guard students in the ‘lab’ training at Minnesota State Community College (M State), Moorhead, Minn., July 22, 2021.
July 29, 2021 - FARGO, N.D. –Thirteen students from six Air National Guard units in five states attended an advanced truck air brake system course hosted by the 119th Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron and taught through a joint project at...
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