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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...

1st Cpl. Vladimir Soto, Colombian Special Forces, shares his experience about the importance of gender perspectives with U.S. Air Force Duilia Turner, lead trainer from U.S. Southern Command's Women, Peace, Safety team, during training May 10, 2022 at Manatee training site in Belize as part of TRADEWINDS22. The SOUTHCOM’s Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Program recognizes the diverse roles women play as agents of change in preventing and resolving conflict, countering terrorism and violent extremism as well as building post-conflict peace and stability in our Hemisphere. Tradewinds 2022 is a multinational exercise designed to expand the Caribbean region’s capability to mitigate, plan for, and respond to crises; increase regional training capacity and interoperability; develop new and refine existing standard operating procedures; enhance ability to defend exclusive economic zones; and promote human rights and adherence to shared international norms and values; fully integrate women into defense, peace and security missions; and increase maritime domain awareness to deter illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activities. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Erica Jaros)
Partner Nations Discuss Women, Peace, and Safety at TRADEWINDS22
By Sgt. 1st Class Erica Jaros, 715th Public Affairs Detachment | May 10, 2022
The Tradewinds exercise is crucial to building partnerships within the Caribbean region and providing participating nations a chance to conduct joint, combined, and interagency training. More importantly, it also affords the...
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National Guard SEA Visits Colorado Guard Space, Missile Defense Units
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, center right, the SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, stands with Command Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Perry, the Colorado National Guard’s command senior enlisted leader, and members of the Colorado Guard’s 138th Space Control Squadron on Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, June 28, 2022. Whitehead visited Colorado Guard space and missile defense units in Colorado Springs to see how National Guard members are contributing to these expanding domains.
July 1, 2022 - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado is at the hub of Department of Defense space and missile defense operations, and the state’s National Guard members are supporting these expanding domains here. Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony...

NY National Guard Wraps up Federally Funded COVID-19 Mission
New York Army National Guard Pvt. Joshua Morales, a member of the 133rd Combat Support Company, directs a COVID-19 vaccination registrant to The State University of New York, Stony Brook, vaccination site March 16th, 2021.
July 1, 2022 - LATHAM, N.Y. - More than 840 days after the first Soldiers and Airmen went on duty to stem an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in New Rochelle, the New York National Guard’s federally supported COVID-19 mission came to an end...

Virginia Guard Returns From Federal Active Duty in Iraq, Kuwait
The first groups of the Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group Headquarters return to Norfolk, Virginia, June 17, 2022, and reunite with loved ones, after supporting Operation Inherent Resolve at multiple locations Oct. 7, 2021, to June 6, 2022. The 329th’s mission was to provide mission command and base life support to Al Asad Air Base, Erbil Air Base and Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center in Iraq and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
July 1, 2022 - RICHMOND, Va. – The first groups of the Virginia National Guard’s 329th Regional Support Group Headquarters returned to Virginia June 17 after supporting Operation Inherent Resolve at multiple locations overseas Oct. 7 to...

Oklahoma National Guard Conducts SPP Visit to Azerbaijan
Airmen with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard, observe Azerbaijan Operational Capabilities Concept Battalion medical personnel treat a simulated combat casualty during a State Partnership Program visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, June 20-24, 2022.
July 1, 2022 - BAKU, Azerbaijan – The 137th Special Operations Medical Group conducted a combat casualty care knowledge exchange with Azerbaijan during a State Partnership Program visit to Baku June 20-24.The visit was the second between...

National Guard MQ-9 Reapers Join Indo-Pacific Exercise
U.S. Air Force members of the 119th Wing adjust propeller weight during MQ-9 preflight checks at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during Exercise Valiant Shield May 27, 2022. The 12-day joint field training exercise enhanced integration between U.S. forces during joint operations at sea, on land, in air, and in cyberspace.
July 1, 2022 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – Exercise Valiant Shield 2022 included MQ-9 aircraft in exercise operations for the first time May 25-June 20. The 119th Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard and the 174th Attack Wing, New York...
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