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State Partnership Program links D.C National Guard and Burkina Faso—underscores importance of regional security in West Africa
February 3, 2019
The District of Columbia National Guard and the National Armed Forces of Burkina Faso signed a partnership agreement on Friday, February 1, 2019 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, formalizing D.C. and the West African nation as the newest partners in the Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program.

Capital Guardians continue a very familiar role during Women’s March in D.C.
January 19, 2019
District of Columbia National Guardsmen keep a watchful eye in the McPherson Square Metro Station January 19 as part of their Task Force Amendment mission. The task force, consisting of approximately 250 Soldiers and Airmen, provided crowd management and traffic control in support of an annual march in Washington, D.C.

D.C. Guard supports state funeral of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States
December 6, 2018
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.

Keeper of Continuity
May 4, 2018

District of Columbia National Guard Celebrates 2018 as Year of the Warrant Officer
May 4, 2018

180th Cavalry Regiment brings ‘Run to Remember’ to Kabul
May 1, 2018
Oklahoma Army National Guard Troopers with 1st Squadron, 180th Cavalry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, deployed as part of the Kabul Security Force in support of the NATO-led train, advise and assist Resolute Support Mission, brought a 17-year tradition to Kabul on  April 27, 2018, by conducting a 5-kilometer "Run to Remember" in conjunction with the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon held in Oklahoma City each year.

Citizen-Warrior: Military, civilian experience enhances Soldier’s situational awareness
May 1, 2018
As a watch analyst with the Department of Homeland Security in Arlington, Virginia, Stephen Caldwell monitors potential national threats that could pose harm to critical infrastructures.

Guardsmen from New England train in handling disasters
April 30, 2018
Senior Airman Jesse D. Hyam and Staff Sgt. Alexander J. Barnhart, medical search and extraction team members assigned to the 157th Medical Group, N.H. Air National Guard, work to lift debris during a simulated exercise on April 11, 2018 at Joint Base Cape Cod, Mass. Hyam and Barnhart participated in a weeklong regional deployment readiness exercise as members of the N.H. CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package team.

Texas Guardsmen improve disaster response skills in Slovakia
April 30, 2018
Texas Army National Guard engineers from the 836h Engineer Company, 136th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, work alongside soldiers from the Indiana National Guard, the Czech Republic and Slovakia in support of Operation Toxic Lance, a search and rescue exercise involving a chemical warfare scenario, March 12-23, 2018, at Training Area Lest in central Slovakia. The soldiers were brought together as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program that focuses on building interoperability and strengthening international relationships through military-to-military exchanges.

CrossTell air defense exercise hones air-intercept skills
May 23, 2017
A South Carolina Air National Guard F-16D Fighting Falcon from the 169th Fighter Wing taxis for take off during a three-day Aeropsace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J., May 23, 2017. Representatives from the Air National Guard fighter wings, Civil Air Patrol, and U.S. Coast Guard rotary-wing air intercept units will conduct daily sorties from May 23-25 to hone their skills with tactical-level air-intercept procedures. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht/Released)