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Air Force Lt. Col. Jason Halvorsen, a pilot with the District of Columbia Air National Guard's Aerospace Control Alert Detachment, goes through a pre-flight check in an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during a training event at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Dec. 19, 2018.  Halvorsen is one of several pilots with the detachment, which is tasked with keeping the Washington, D.C., area safe from airborne threats. The ACAD has responded to more than 6,200 alert events since its formation in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
D.C. Air Guard unit protects skies over nation’s capital
By Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith | Jan. 10, 2019
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – "Scramble, scramble, scramble," a monotonous, booming voice blares from a

Maj. Joshua Behsudi, Mobilization Augmentation Command branch chief, hands Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan an invitation to the state funeral for 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush prior to departing to the Washington National Cathedral Dec. 5, 2018.
D.C. Guard supports state funeral of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States
By Staff Sgt. Erica Rodriguez | Dec. 6, 2018
District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) Soldiers and Airmen provided security, transportation and

Maj. Joshua Behsudi, Mobilization Augmentation Command branch chief, hands Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan an invitation to the state funeral for 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush prior to departing to the Washington National Cathedral Dec. 5, 2018.
D.C. Guard supports state funeral of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States
By Tech. Sgt. Erica Rodriguez | Dec. 6, 2018
District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) Soldiers and Airmen provided security, transportation and

Hero Recognition Award, Tech. Sgt. Kelly Downes, 2018 Awards & Decorations Ceremony
Achievements of top soldiers and airmen recognized during awards and decorations ceremony
By | Dec. 2, 2018
The District of Columbia National Guard hosted its annual awards and decorations ceremony today at

LTC Earl G. Matthews
White House staffer promoted to colonel in D.C. National Guard
By | Nov. 3, 2018
Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and the Senior Director for Defense Policy and Strategy on the National Security Council Staff, Earl G. Matthews, has been promoted to the rank of colonel, in the District of Columbia National Guard.
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N.Y. Guard Airmen and Soldiers assist police with security
New York National Guard Soldiers of Joint Task Force Empire Shield stand with Triburough Bridge and Tunnel Authority officers and State Troopers, at the Verrazano Bridge, Staten Island, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2019. Soldiers and Troopers were conducting Operation Catch-All, a security operation to prevent terrorism in New York City and the Triburough area.
Jan. 18, 2019 - NEW YORK – New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen went up in the air and down in the ground

Guardsmen boost multinational relations, morale in Ukraine
Capt. William Carter stands alongside multinational Soldiers during the Ukrainian Independence Day parade in Kyiv, Aug. 24, 2018.
Jan. 17, 2019 - YAVORIV, Ukraine – During their deployment in Ukraine, Soldiers in the 278th Armored Cavalry

173rd FW vehicle maintenance braces for heavy winter snows
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James Childs, 173rd Fighter Wing vehicle maintenance shop, releases a cascade of sparks with a cutting torch during fabrication of a support bracket for a roll-over snow plow, Jan. 14, 2019. If a part is unavailable, then the mechanics at the 173rd Fighter Wing vehicle maintenance shop at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon fabricate it themselves in order to quickly return the vehicle to operation.
Jan. 17, 2019 - KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Basin sits at more than 4,000 feet of elevation and gets its fair

A family affair: Wyoming brothers share military experience
Airmen 1st Class and brothers Christian, left, and Harrison Linde are both crew chiefs in the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing. The brothers went through basic and advanced training together.
Jan. 16, 2019 - CHEYENNE, Wyo. – When your father has spent the last 35 years dedicated to military service,

Pa. Guard leads testing on new Army personnel and pay system
Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers conduct testing on the Army’s new Integrated Personnel and Pay System Army (IPPS-A) at Fort Indiantown Gap Jan. 10, 2019. The Pennsylvania Army National Guard was selected to be the beta test state for the new system three years ago, and has since been heavily involved with the development and testing of the system.
Jan. 16, 2019 - FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers are playing a major role in the
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