Jordan, U.S. target microscopic threats

Adversaries are not always detectable by the human eye. They sometimes take the form of stealthy microns, traveling silently with the speed and direction of the wind. “Gas, gas, gas!” In preparation for unexpected chemical agent exposures, U.S. Army Soldiers, Read More …

Maine hosts regional National Guard disaster response training

Approximately 160 Soldiers and Airmen from Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island took part in a semi-annual exercise at the former naval air station Nov. 5-7. The participants were all members of the New England CERFP, a regional team that Read More …

New York National Guard Soldiers hone domestic nuclear disaster response skills at Guard Response exercise

One hundred and sixty New York Army National Guard Soldiers spent May 8-16 honing their emergency response skills during exercise Guardian Response 2019 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Guardian Response exercises validate Army units ability to support state and local authorities Read More …

Burkina Faso and DC National Guard sign counter-terror partnership

The District of Columbia National Guard and Armed Forces of Burkina Faso concluded a formal partnership to develop the African nation’s counter-terrorism and peacekeeping capacities as part of the U.S. National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership program. Burkina Faso is the Read More …

Alaska National Guard advances, fortifies arctic emergency response

A foreign, radioactive satellite falls to earth, smashing through the airspace above Valdez, Alaska. Toxic Chemicals release from the satellite debris while compromised networks lead to cyber-attacks and panic ensues throughout the local communities. The scenario above is fictional. But Read More …

National Guard F-16 fighter jets prepare for Super Bowl security duties

At 21,000 feet above Minnesota’s snow-covered ground, an F-16 fighter jet approached the back of a KC-135 Stratotanker. A Wisconsin Air National Guardsman, suspended on his stomach above a board covered in switches and knobs, watched the F-16 through a Read More …