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A Soldier with the 19th Special Forces Group, headquartered in the Utah Army National Guard, leads his team, which includes Latvian special operations elements, in an assault on a simulated emplaced missile launcher site while taking part in exercise Ridge Runner near Jolo, West Virginia, June 15, 2023. The two-week exercise brought together Soldiers with the 19th SFG and special operations troops from Latvia, Poland and other allied and partner nations and focused on interoperability in unconventional warfare tasks.
Ridge Runner Builds Readiness for Army Guard Special Forces
By Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy, | July 7, 2023
BECKLEY, W.Va. – The wind danced through the trees as pewter-colored clouds hinted at heavy rain. Soldiers went about their duties at a rocket launcher site on a hillside clearing in an otherwise thickly forested area. Aside...

Warrant Officer Catherine Trujillo, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot with C Company, 1st Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment, Washington Army National Guard, sits in the pilot’s seat of a Black Hawk at the Army Aviation Sustainment Facility at Joint Base McChord-Lewis Washington. Warrant officers like Trujillo serve as tactical and technical experts in a variety of fields throughout the Army and Army National Guard. The warrant officer corps turns 105 on July 9, 2023.
Army Warrant Officers Continue Legacy of Technical Expertise
By Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy, | July 7, 2023
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Army Warrant Officer Corps turns 105 this year. On July 9, 1918, the Army created the Army Mine Planter Service as part of the Coast Artillery Corps, forming the warrant officer corps along with it...

Members of  the Tennessee National Guard’s Women, Peace and Security delegation pose with Col. Nevyana Miteva and the Bulgarian delegation at the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense in Sofia June 22, 2023. Tennessee and Bulgaria are partners in the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.
Tennessee National Guard Partners with Bulgarian Military
By Tech. Sgt. Darrell Hamm and Lt. Col. Marlin Malone, | July 6, 2023
SOFIA, Bulgaria – The Tennessee Army and Air National Guard collaborated with their Bulgarian Military partners for Women, Peace and Security meetings June 19-23. The event was part of Thracian Sentry 23, a multinational...

Members from the 152nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Nevada Air National Guard, pour concrete during construction of a pavement approach at Moron Air Base, Spain, June 26, 2023. The 152nd engineers were in Spain for Deployment For Training to increase readiness and expand skills.
Nevada Civil Engineers Train in Spain to Increase Readiness
By Staff Sgt. Michelle Brooks, | July 6, 2023
MORON AIR BASE, Spain - Airmen from the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Civil Engineer Squadron traveled to Spain for Deployment for Training June 17-July 2.During the two-week training, the 28 engineers constructed a...

Washington National Guard Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, take part in a command post exercise at the Yakima Training Center June 13, 2023.
Washington Guard Infantry Unit Completes Annual Training
By Joseph Siemandel, | July 6, 2023
CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - After a year in Poland, supporting the State Partnership Program in the Kingdom of Thailand and responding to multiple state missions, the Guard members from 3rd Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, could...