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District of Columbia National Guard’s Command Sergeant Major Michael R. Brooks discusses his struggles in life during the DCNG’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month event Sept. 18. He encouraged the DCNG to really listen to people who need to talk about life’s challenges.
Suicide Prevention: Small Steps will Save Lives
By District of Columbia National Guard Public Affairs | Sept. 23, 2019
The District of Columbia National Guard focused on suicide prevention at the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month event Sept. 18. With a theme of Small Steps Save Lives, the event focused on educating members of the DCNG on safety precautions service members and their families can take to reduce the risk of suicide. 

113th Wing takes tactical pause to focus on resiliency (Curtesy photo)
113th Wing takes tactical pause to focus on resiliency
By Capt. Chelsi Johnson | Sept. 18, 2019
Airmen from the 113th Wing took time during drill weekend for a Resilience Tactical Pause following

Two US Air Force (USAF) F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 121st Fighter Squadron, 113th Wing, District of Columbia (DC) Air National Guard (ANG), fly over the nation’s Capital, during a Combat Air Patrol mission in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE.
Defense Secretary a former District of Columbia National Guardsman
By Maj. Brooke Davis | Sept. 11, 2019
With a lineage dating back to 1802, the District of Columbia National Guard has a rich heritage of

Members of the District of Columbia National Guard’s 257th Army Band perform at River Mill Park in Occoquan, Va., during their 2019 summer concert series, “Of the People, For the People” Aug. 10. (Courtesy Photo)
Hamilton summer concert series highlights District of Columbia National Guard’s historic roots
By 1st Lt. Melissa Heintz | Aug. 23, 2019
Founded in 1802 by President Thomas Jefferson, the District of Columbia National Guard honored its heritage through their 257th Army Band’s 2019 summer concert series, “Of the People, For the People.”

DCANG Tech. Sgt. Kelly Downes recognized as Hometown Hero by Baltimore Ravens
By Senior Airman Coda Doyle | Aug. 20, 2019
D.C. Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Downes recognized as Hometown Hero by Baltimore Ravens
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PRNG activated due to Tropical Storm Karen
Puerto Rico National Guard members check and fuel military vehicles and electrical generators and replenish water distribution trucks on Aug. 27, 2019, in preparation to respond to Hurricane Dorian.
Sept. 23, 2019 - SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Puerto Rico National Guard was activated statewide Monday due to the

North Carolina Air National Guard on lifesaving mission
The C-17 Aircrew from the 145th Airlift Wing in Charlotte North Carolina participate in the Aeromedical Evacuation Patient Distribution Channel; a mission that is constantly in force moving patients, and casualties of war inflicted wounds, in need of transport from one medical facility to another across the world, while at Andrews Air Force Base, Sept 2, 2019. This is the North Carolina Air National Guard’s first real-world C-17 mission since converting from the C-130 Hercules in 2017, the AE mission lasts for four months at a time with units swapping out after each rotation.
Sept. 23, 2019 - CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The North Carolina Air National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing and 156th Airlift

Alaska Army Guard evacuates two men for medical care
Alaska National Guardsmen launch from Bryant Army Airfield on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, via a 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with two pararescuemen from the 212th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, and an Army critical care flight paramedic from Detachment 2, Golf Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 104th Regiment, on board to conduct continued search-and-rescue operations for a missing aircraft in the vicinity of Rainy Pass, March 12, 2019.
Sept. 23, 2019 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Aircrew with the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st

30th ABCT conducts Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise
U.S. Soldiers with Delta Troop, 1-150th Cavalry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard, conduct a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFX) near Fort Bliss, Texas, Sept. 20, 2019. The unit is mobilized to support Operation Spartan Shield in the Middle East with units from the North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Ohio Army National Guard.
Sept. 23, 2019 - FORT BLISS, Texas – "It demonstrates the firepower, precision, and lethality of an Armored Brigade

POW MIA Recognition Day - One MANG Soldier's Story
Sergeant 1st Class Jessica Biggins presents her grandfather Clifford Benoit with an Army Service Uniform (ASU) jacket representing his 33 years in service. Benoit is a veteran of the Korean War, during which he was a POW for three years.
Sept. 20, 2019 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – In 2003, Sgt. 1st Class Jessica Biggins was deploying with the
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