The incredible versatility of the National Guard enables its troops to respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more—all with equal speed, strength and efficiency.
Always ready, always there! What opportunities have you had to serve your community in the National Guard?
Looking for a new opportunity? We have a special assignment for you! @SFCSwartz https://t.co/DsRl2Z3u0f
You may have a cool dog, but not as cool as this Pennsylvania National Guard World War 1 working dog. For over 100 years, dogs have truly been soldiers best friends, even on the front lines.
Congratulations! Honor, selfless service and courageous
A great article about how 3 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers lead on and off the field. University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Our enemies have made the mistake that America’s enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat. --George W. Bush, Photo Credit United States Air Force
#neverforget New York Army National Guard #hooah!
Just another day in the office!
Good training! Sappers Lead The Way (after the Rangers, and the Airborne of course)
Great training and great pay! PLUS College tuition! We have what you are l
Check out these National Guard and Army Reserve combat engineers moving to take a Army Physical Fitness Test on the second day of Sapper Stakes 2015 Monday at Fort Chaffee, Ark. The competition is designed to build teamwork, enhance combat engineering skills and promote leadership among the units. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Way to go New Hampshire Army National Guard Recruiting & Retention!! #hooah
An Army National Guard MEDEVAC helicopter takes off into the beautiful late evening sky. Maine Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion
French President François Hollande presents France's highest honor, the Legion d'honneur to Oregon National Guard Specialist Alek Skarlatos, 22, U.S. Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, 23, Anthony Sadler, 23, and British businessman Chris Norman, 62, today at the Elysée Palace, in Paris, France. "We are here to honor four men who, thanks to their bravery, managed to save lives. They showed what could be done in terrible circumstances," Hollande said.
We honor these three Americans and we are humbled by their acts of courage!
RT @MCLSantaBarbara: Heroes: Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler. We are proud of U! @usairforce @NationalGuard @OregonGuard h…
We Salute SPC Alek Skarlatos
RT @WANationalGuard: (2/3) - @MNNationalGuard is sending 2 blackhawks and crew to assist @WANationalGuard on #WAWildfires - http://t.co/dGC…
An Army National Guard aviation crewmember watches a water pickup while fighting California wildfires. Just another way your National Guard makes a difference in your community! Do you have what it takes?
Congratulations! SGT Traore for being the top recruiter! Great job changing lives in a positive way! @NationalGuard http://t.co/Q7hxziQpns
We have the training you are looking for! https://t.co/8ZP0MXHcIm
RT @GENRayOdierno: @4thInfDiv proud to be a part of the ceremony this morning! #steadfastandloyal http://t.co/Qz8A4i5lVW
Our condolences to the families of the Marines who lost their lives in TN shooting. @USMC https://t.co/qdFaHyXxyG
BELIEVE in yourself and it will happen!! CONGRATULATIONS #USA #SheBelieves #HOOAH https://t.co/ceccxwwWis
MID-FIELD G⚽️AL!! #USAvJPN #USA #USASheBelieves
RT @ESPNStatsInfo: #USA is the first team to score twice in the first five minutes of any Women's World Cup game #USAvJPN
Celebrate Our Nations Independence Day!#4thofJuly #USA #HappyBirthdayAmerica #Hooah #ThankYouMilitary #Soldiers http://t.co/tX5SFbiKBq
Congratulations! #USAWNT 2-0 WIN over Germany #SheBelieves https://t.co/0JPzsbSX16
RT @Militarydotcom: The largest and "oldest" service (thanks to the @NationalGuard), @USARMY ! http://t.co/AUDeGTkFW0
Happy Father's Day! #Fathersday http://t.co/OyLcl6drZh
SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND!!!!!! #11B #infantry #rocknroll #hooah #NationalGuard
How many people honestly knew we had a Combat Engineer Heavy Dive Team? #sharkweek #hooah #Soldier #divers Texas Army National Guard
What is the hometown of your Soldier? #lovedones #deployed #Soldiers #sacrifice #family #hometown
An AH-64D “Apache” helicopter from the 1-149th Attack-Reconnaissance Battalion, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, conducts aerial gunnery training at Fort Hood on April 17, 2015. The battalion, commanded by Maj. Scott Nicholas, is based in Houston, Texas and is part of the 36th Infantry Division. While most of the Soldiers are from the Texas Army National Guard, the 1-149th includes a company from the Mississippi Army National Guard. The aircrews fired both 30mm rounds and 2.75-inch rockets during the two-week exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Randall Stillinger)
Four UH-60 Black Hawks with the Alaska National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, fly staggered after stopping at another location during an air assault mission exercise June 8, at Wheeler Army Air Field, Wahiawa, Hawaii. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Theresa Gualdarama)
Engineers of the 334th Brigade Engineer Battalion fire an M58 Mine Clearing Line Charge (MICLIC) during an obstacle breaching lane May 21, 2015 on Camp Ripley. 12B's, or combat engineers primarily supervise, serve or assist as a member of a team when they are tackling rough terrain in combat situations. They provide their expertise in areas such as mobility, countermobility, survivability and general engineering. JOB DUTIES Construct fighting positions, fixed/floating bridges, obstacles and defensive positions Place and detonate explosives Conduct operations that include route clearance of obstacles and rivers Prepare and install firing systems for demolition and explosives Detect mines visually or with mine detectors. TRAINING Job training for combat engineers requires 14 weeks of One Station Unit Training, which includes Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions. Some of the skills you’ll learn are: Basic demolitions Basic explosive hazards Constructing wire obstacles Fixed bridge building Basic urban operations Operating heavy equipment
Families and friends welcome home more than 100 Soldiers from the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Headquarters Company and 2nd Battalion, 147th Assault Helicopter Battalion, May 2, 2015, after a year-long deployment to Kuwait and Iraq. The Soldiers conducted aviation operations and security cooperation activities at the direction of U.S. Central Command. Their mission expanded to support Operation Inherent Resolve, the military effort to combat emerging militant groups, in September. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens) #yellowribbon #welcomehome
"The hopes and prayers of the liberty loving people everywhere march with you." GEN Dwight D. Eisenhower #DDay http://t.co/go44XhfAAO
CW4 Tim Reeves and CW2 Kevin Crisp, 1-168th GSAB, Washington National Guard, perform a "flag drag" high above Puget Sound on their way to Gas Work Park in Seattle as part of the Seattle Seafair 4th of July celebration. (Photo by SFC Adolf Pinlac, D Co. 1/168th GSAB) #armyaviation #citizensoldiers #ch47
Staff Sgt. Gerald Ritter, of Oklahoma City, member of Troop C, 1st Battalion, 180th Cavalry Squadron, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma Army National Guard, prepares his squad for a follow-on reconnaissance training mission after conducting amphibious operations at Lake Elmer Thomas on Monday. The squadron will conduct a multitude of training operations during their two-week annual training period in Fort Sill, Okla. (Photo by 1st Lt. Leanna Litsch, 145th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Oklahoma Army National Guard) #citizensoldiers #doingarmythingswithmyfriends #11B #infantry
Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion 148th Infantry Regiment, Ohio Army National Guard, assault across an objective during a call-for-fire exercise on the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center Aug. 17, 2014. Soldiers assigned to 1-148th, training at the CGJMTC during their annual training sharpened their warrior skills over the course of a two-week training opportunity. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Seth LaCount, 126th Press Camp Headquarters, Michigan National Guard/Released) #citizensoldiers #always ready #doingarmythingswithmyfriends
Sgt. Michael Hamilton and Spc. Chris Sonnier, UH-60 Blackhawk flight medics, Louisiana Army National Guard, load up an aircraft with rescue gear. The LNG was called to assist TXNG and Texas Task Force 1 members for possible swift water rescues for anticipated flooding in the Houston area, May 15-18, 2015. Guardsmen work side by side with local and state partners to help Texans in need during disaster situations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Malcolm McClendon) #citizensoldiers #alwaysready #disasterrelief
Paratroopers from the 6th Engineer Battalion (Combat Airborne), U.S. Army, pull security after exiting a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 1-207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, during exercise Arctic Pegasus near Deadhorse, Alaska, May 1, 2014. Arctic Pegasus is a multi-component, joint exercise that will further refine planning and mission capabilities between U.S. Army Alaska, the U.S. Air Force, the Alaska National Guard, and the state of Alaska. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Edward Eagerton) #citizensoldiers #honorisimmortal #doingarmythingswithmyfriends
U.S. Navy Sailors direct UH-60 Black Hawk from the Washington National Guard's 66th Theater Aviation Command as they land on USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a joint training exercise. Army rotary-wing aviation units stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are training with Stennis in the Pacific Northwest region. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez/ Released)
Cavalry Scouts with Alpha Troop, 1-297th Reconnaissance and Surveillance Squadron, Alaska Army National Guard, conduct route clearance patrols at the Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho, June 10. The Soldiers are at the training site for their annual training, where they are given the opportunity to enhance their skillsets for future deployments. Photo by Sgt. Edward Eagerton, Alaska Army National Guard. #Alaska #Hooah #Soldiers #NationalGuard #Scouts #Recon
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – Spc. Emely Nieves from the Puerto Rico Army National Guard guards her post over the Joint Task Force Guantanamo detention facility at sunrise, Jan. 7. (JTF Guantanamo photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gino Reyes) #watchdog #Soldiers #guardduty
#MemorialDay we remember all Service members who have given their lives for our Nation.#Soldiers #Marines #GoSilent http://t.co/ezhGdMaqFB
Like this post if you remember laying down rain or shine for qualifying! #rifleman #infantry #Soldierfirst #Hooah #Guardsmen
Soldiers from the Wyoming Army National Guard's 1041st Engineer Company piece together sections of the Improved Ribbon Bridge during training at Fontenelle, Wyo., May 13, 2011. The IRB provides continuous roadway or raft over wet gaps. (Wyoming Army National Guard photo by Pfc. Ashley Motley, 197th Public Affairs. Wyoming Army National Guard #bridging #Hooah #water #construction
CAPTION THIS! "A little to the right, the game is on!" #hooah #communication #deployed #teamwork #SelflessService
Special Forces do exceptional things on land, air, and from the water! @army national #warriors #hooah #leadership #nationalguard #honor
RT @MaxPrepsTT: @cv_girlsbball had an AWESOME season & were selected to be a part of the @MaxPreps Tour of Champions #BasketballTOC http://…
A team from the Alabama Special Forces Unit practice their water recon and extractions. Alabama National Guard Recruiting #specialforces #immortal #Hooah #drill #teamwork #elite
Not all Heroes are made on the battlefield! Firefighters battle a wildfire near Portage, Utah, Aug. 12, 2013. U.S. Soldiers with the Utah Army National Guard helped the firefighters with a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Chacon, U.S. Air Force/Released) Utah Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion #Firefighters #heroes #Soldiers #Hooah #ArmyGuard
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LTG Kadavy, 21st Director, of the Army National Guard engaging with Soldiers and Civilians, during TownHall!
A new member of the armored security vehicle (ASV) arsenal has joined the Georgia National Guard family. The U.S. Army M1200 Guardian ASV, or Armored Knight, is a laser wheeled vehicle with indirect artillery and munitions laser guidance capabilities. The rollout was conducted during the 3rd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade’s annual training at Ft. Stewart, Ga. and was preceded by two weeks of intensive maintenance and operational classroom instruction. The Armored Knight’s enhanced calibrations will redefine fire support effectiveness as a force multiplier in combat operations lasing. (Georgia National Guard photo by Army Staff Sgt. Tracy J. Smith | released) Georgia Army National Guard #military #armor #Hooah #Team
Wonder what this Soldier is thinking? Florida Army National Guard Cavalry Panama City resident Spc. Loren Brinson of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 153rd Cavalry Regiment, practices placing a claymore anti-personnel mine during his unit's spur ride at Ft. Rucker, Ala., Jan. 10, 2009. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa #Soldiers #Florida #Cavalry #Hooah The Official Home of the Florida National Guard
Axel, Congratulations on your enlistment in the National Guard!
RT @WA_ESGR: It’s international Nurses Day today. A special shout out to our @NationalGuard & @Reservist #Militarynurses!
What's your caption? Thanks to theTexas National Guard. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Malcolm McClendon) Texas Army National Guard #Texas #Leadership #officers
Happy Mother's Day, we couldn't do it without you! #Moms #mothersday #family #Soldiers #deployed #returning
Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for supporting, serving, and being you! #mom #HappyMothersDay #MothersDay #ThankYou
Happy Mother's Day! Here is a special greeting to all the Mothers currently deployed or those who have sons, daughters, and husbands away from home. This comes to you all the way from Bagram, Afghanistan. #Moms #mothersday #deployedsoldiers #citizensoldier #family Chief of the National Guard Bureau
"Ok, so when we get it moving, you pop the clutch and it should start right up!" New York Army National Guard soldiers assigned to Rochester's Detachment 1, Company B, 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation (Heavy Lift) load CH-47 helicopters onto a C-5 Galaxy as they prepare to return home to the United States following a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan on April 20. (Photo by 1st Lt. Benjamin J. Postle) New York Army National Guard #Soldiers #aviation #Hooah #15T #deployed #returnhome
Great day to honor those who served and continue to defend our Nation. #VEDay70 #Veterans #Soldier #Hooah #ChiefNGB http://t.co/TZ2wf5HmMj
World War II Victory in Europe 70th Anniversary flyover of the National Mall. Thanks CW4 Finstad for sharing your amazing photo with us! #VEDay70 #flyover #Veterans #VEDay #Duty #Honor #Service #Hooah
Give Soldiers a thumbs up for all they do.
RT @buffalobills: SPC Benjamin Kowalski joined the @NationalGuardNY in a 50yd line ceremony! Thanks for serving our nation & community. htt…
Thumbs up to all Soldiers training, defending the land of the free!
If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you! #Soldier #Hooah #Team #Challenge #Success #Motivation #Grit
Name that weapon! Fill in the blank with your best guess. A Soldier from the Vermont National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment peers through the viewfinder of a _ _ _ Missile System during a training exercise at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site at Jericho, Vt., on Jan. 11, 2014. (Photo by U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Heidi Kroll) Vermont Army National Guard #Hooah #WeaponSystem #ColdWeather #Training #Infantry
RT @MNNationalGuard: 34th Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers coming home http://t.co/1autbYOrWK #MN #NationalGuard
RT @NJNationalGuard: Here's an awesome #NationalGuard video - what has been your favorite moment in the National Guard? http://t.co/jPY6IJx…
Weekend drill...cha ching, Training with your platoon...cha ching, Getting to pepper Battle buddy with paintballs....PRICELESS! Training like this and more with the Army National Guard! Thanks to Staff Sgt Lisa Litchfield of the 5th Armored Brigade Public Affairs Office for this photo. #paintball #Soldier #weekends #Battlebuddy #platoon #Hooah #Training #NationalGuard @DelawareNationalGuardRecruiting
RT @NationalGuardNY: National Guard Enlisted Association Recognizes Outstanding local Soldier and Airmen Saturday night: Three Capi... http…
RQ-7B Shadow 200 unmanned aircraft at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. These Soldiers utilized the drill weekend to practice preflight, in-flight and post-flight tasks and to earn flight time towards their annual requirements as operators of the aerial reconnaissance system. Virginia National Guard Recruiting and Retention #guardsmen #Soldier #Hooah #military #training #drill #shadow #unmanned #flight
RT @NH1News: Military members making their way to the finish #BostonMarathon http://t.co/CCjK4Imenf via @NH1Photog
RT @MattMortensen_: Time to head down to @NationalGuard drill! http://t.co/egj9iq29Kj
Get ready for physical training...anywhere and anytime! #Superman #pushups #Soldiers #sweat #humpday #worko... https://t.co/QIZuCRQJpc
Congratulations LTG Kadavy https://t.co/8ocELgG13U
RT @starsandstripes: Pentagon eyes recruiting #cyber talent through @NationalGuard, Reserve: http://t.co/Q3NMkRNJuR
For all our Soldiers training hard this weekend! @NationalGuard #Soldiers #Military #Hooah #gmoji http://t.co/CKx936fS10
jojopotato16's photo http://t.co/i6lCtxE77B #NationalGuard Soldiers helping our communities across our Nation!
RT @mandabword: #TGIF cause I am up to date on bills, taking the #ASVAB this Monday to join the @NationalGuard & @katyperry #ROAR is playin…
RT @Jersey_D_Evil: Proud to say my town has 5 soldiers in the @NationalGuard @NJNationalGuard , and we're meeting for drill tomorrow #hooah…
RT @commonsaviation: Arizona Army National Guard @Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk #helicopter https://t.co/ot2L6BHmYK PD #avgeek @NationalGuard h…
Chow time! #MRE #hooah #NationalGuard https://t.co/10ScYsRO6t
RT @Matt_Kroschel: Still snowing hard in Morgan County. Good to know Alabama @NationalGuard is on patrol! @GovernorBentley #valleywx http:/…
Ranger School 49 PU, 59 SU, 6 Pull-ups, and 5mi in 40 min. Do you have what it takes? http://t.co/NdZmaRFXVL #Soldiers
Great Job SGT Demery! #SuperBowlSunday @ChiefNGB @AZNationalGuard @oklahomaguard @NationalGuard http://t.co/qxn7VUi5x5
What could be better than to hear your Soldier is coming home! http://t.co/hp7E0day6A
RT @DeptVetAffairs: Bravery of six @NationalGuard soldiers in lifesaving rescue earns Soldier's medal http://t.co/VQWB9WRhFT via @starsands…
RT @NatalieMicale: S/O to @GoodLifeLNK @SteveAuxier and @NationalGuard for waking up early to talk about their 12 week #fit #challenge. htt…
RT @GeorgiaGuard: Get ready to smile: #Georgia @NationalGuard #Soldier surprises his family on #Christmas after 8 months in Afghanistan htt…