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Major General McCandless Named Interim D.C. National Guard Commanding General
By Capt. Chelsi Johnson | April 25, 2021
U.S. Air Force Major General Sherrie L. McCandless assumed her duties as interim Commanding General of the D.C. National Guard today, a position that she will fill until President Biden appoints a successor...

D.C. National Guard Activated to Support Local Law Enforcement in Preparation for Potential First Amendment Demonstrations
By Capt Chelsi Johnson | April 19, 2021
The District of Columbia National Guard is activating approximately 250 personnel to support local law enforcement in response to potential First Amendment demonstrations.On behalf of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department,...

D.C. National Guard Deploys Immediate Reaction Force
By District of Columbia National Guard Public Affairs | April 2, 2021
The DC National Guard activated an Immediate Response Force (IRF) composed of National Guard soldiers and airmen to the Capitol complex this afternoon at the request of the U.S. Capitol Police. Due to operational security, we...

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...
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Partnerships forged during aerial firefighting training
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Mikael Sundin, Command Chief Master Sgt. 1st Air Force, tours a C130-E Hercules aircraft from the 152nd Airlift Wing during MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System) training at the San Bernardino Air Tanker Base, California. May 5, 2021. Utilizing C-130 aircraft equipped with the MAFFS unit, Air National Guard aircrew from the 152nd Airlift Wing and the 146th Airlift Wing work together to accomplish their aerial firefighting certification training alongside the U.S. Forest Service and other wildfire prevention agencies.
May 7, 2021 - SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – In the dry heat of the high desert, the California and Nevada Air National Guard, U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE, and multiple other firefighting agencies across the United States are performing their...

Airmen and Soldiers learn to communicate in joint training
Senior Airman Ivan Villavicencio, of the 104th Security Forces Squadron, signals to responders as a medical helicopter approaches during a joint training exercise between the Massachusetts Air and Army National Guard on March 12, 2021, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass.
May 7, 2021 - BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. – Bringing Airmen and Soldiers together through joint training is essential to increasing the interoperability of the Air and Army National Guard.Strong communication is vital to safely...

63rd Civil Support Team trains with City of Altus
This multi-day training event is one of several exercises scheduled around the state this year designed to test Guard members, emergency management personnel and, first responder's ability to work together during natural and man-made disasters quickly.
May 7, 2021 - Members of the Oklahoma National Guard’s 63rd Civil Support Team partnered with first responders and emergency personnel from the City of Altus for a 72-hour field exercise, May 4-6...

Delaware, West Virginia Air Guard units team up for training
The 167th and 166th Airlift Wings partnered together to conduct a joint cargo loading exercise as part of the 166th's home station operational readiness exercise on May 3 at New Castle Air National Guard Base, Delaware.
May 7, 2021 - NEW CASTLE, Del. — The key to any airlift mission is safely and effectively loading and unloading the cargo, regardless of the type of aircraft. The 167th and 166th Airlift Wings partnered together to conduct a joint cargo...

Guard marathoners compete while expecting
Maj. Amanda Schmid, a helicopter pilot and full-time administrative officer with the Nebraska Army National Guard's 1-376th Aviation Battalion, runs the Lincoln half-marathon in Nebraska, May 2, 2021. This is the second time Schmid has run in the marathon while pregnant.
May 7, 2021 - LINCOLN, Neb. – Serving in the National Guard, raising a family, and keeping up a marathon training regimen would be a lot to manage under normal circumstances. Still, two women in the ranks have managed to do all of the...
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 Lt. Gen. Sherrie McCandless

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