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    Video | I.G. Brown Training and Education Center


    Features news stories about National Guard Airmen and Soldiers serving around the world. Provided by Air National Guard Training and Education Center/Television Branch.


    • Proofreading and Copy Editing Symbols

      U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith explains how to use the proofreading and copy edit symbols for editing articles, March 3, 2022, at the I. G. Brown Training and Education Center on McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in East Tennessee. (U.S. Air Force video by Staff Sgt Andrea Posey)


    • Leadership Certificate Program

      TEC University announces the Air National Guard Leadership Certificate Program to enhance service members' leadership capabilities. (Video by Master Sgt. Erik Gallion)


    • TEC Year in Review 2021

      A review highlighting some of the Air National Guard I. G. Brown Training and Education Center's accomplishments during the past year.


    • Resilience with Master Sergeant Gallion

      Sometimes life can knock you down, but there are things you can do to practice being resilient. See what Master Sergeant Gallion does to practice resiliency.


    • Resilience with Staff Sergeant Cannon

      Sometimes life can knock you down, but there are things you can do to practice being resilient. See what Staff Sergeant Cannon does to practice resiliency.


    • Air National Guard: Outstanding Airmen of the Year 2021

      Honoring the Air National Guard's top performers, the OAY 2021 event highlights their accomplishments and showcases the best of the best of the enlisted corps.


    • Airman Leadership School students conduct reveille on Flag Day

      U.S. Air Force Airmen enrolled in Airman Leadership School at the Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center in East Tennessee conducted morning reveille on Flag Day. (U.S. Air National Guard video/Staff Sgt. Treven Cannon)


    • How to deliver messages with a teleprompter

      U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Erik Gallion provides helpful tips on how to deliver messages to a camera using a teleprompter. A TEC-U From the Force lesson. (U.S. Air National Guard video/Master Sgt. Erik Gallion)


    • I.G. Brown Training and Education Center Change of Command 2021

      Incoming Commander, U.S. Air Force Col. Jen Kondal, assumed command of the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in East Tennessee after U.S. Air Force Col. Kenneth Lozano relinquished command during a virtual ceremony, Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. Air Force Brig Gen. Michael T. Gerock, commander of the Air National Guard Readiness Center on Joint Base Andrews, Md., hosted the ceremony.


    • IG Brown TEC Year in Review 2020

      The I.G. Brown Training and Education Center met the challenges of 2020 head on while still accomplishing its mission of training and educating today's Airmen for tomorrow's flight.


    • ANG MRO Update-E006

      Col. Patrick O'Brien, MRO Update Podcast Episode 006


    • Conference Streaming on Vimeo with TEC-U

      This video showcases how TEC-U can help you maximize the audience reach capability for your next training event using our Vimeo platform along with your preferred virtual conferencing platform.


    • Buddy Kidd wows audience

      An amusing training video depicting communication techniques not to use during public speaking.


    • Fostering the Future

      The Enlisted Professional Military Education Center is led by the Commandant CMSgt Steven A. Durrance, who has made it his life mission to transform Airmen into NCOs, and NCOs into even sharper leaders. The instructors he leads are just as responsible for creating the future of the Air Force. Story by A1C Alex Kaelke, 137th SOW/PA.


    • Strategic Planning System

      This video gives a description of what the Strategic Planning System entails.


    • TEC Holiday Message

      The leadership team for the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Tenn. wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season.


    • ANG Training and Education Center On-Base Amenities

      Attending training at the TEC? Check out some of the amenities McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base will have to offer during your stay.


    • Drug Testing Facility

      This video explains how urine is tested in the military.


    • Suicide Prevention CARE team video

      Real Airmen portray struggles that Airmen face everyday.


    • ANG Training and Educaiton Center Fitness Facilities

      A short video describing the fitness options available to visitor and students at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center.


    • ANG Prevention Webpage

      Air National Guard leadership introducing prevention webpage.


    • ANG Warrior Network Promo

      This is a promotional video for the Air National Guard's Warrior Network in Knoxville, TN. Video shot, produced, and completed by Mr. Dave Barlow.


    • TEC Uniform Requirements

      This video is to assist anyone headed to McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base for NCOA or ALS. The view breaks down all the uniforms required for training.


    • ANG Prevention, Education, and Outreach

      Introducing the new Prevention, Education, and Outreach initiative.


    • TEC Dorms

      The ANG Training and Education Center brings Airmen together for NCOA and ALS and the students live on base in the dorms for the duration of their training. Dorm life can be fun but there are also a few rules that must be observed. This fun video is an introduction to TEC dorm life.


    • STAT-Tour

      A brief video advertising the STAT-Tour program and advocating the multiple opportunities and benefits available when participating in the program.


    • TEC Mission Video (TEC logo version)

      A short production about the capabilities of the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center at Joint Base McGhee-Tyson, TN. The three main focuses include people, technology, and facilities. Video by Tech. Sgt. Erik Gallion.


    • TEC Mission Video

      An informative video that briefly describes the capabilities of the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center highlighting the facilities and services available to anyone interested in coming to the TEC campus for classes, meetings or other events.


    • ANG Director's 2018 Lines of Effort

      Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice is the director, Air National Guard, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting more than 105,500 Guard members and civilians in more than 90 wings and 175 geographically separated units across 213 locations throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.<br /> <br /> These are his lines of efforts for his priorities for 2018.


    • Airman helps others in Tennessee auto accident

      Tech. Sgt. Jesse Ball, not a strong swimmer, faced the decision on his ride home from the base through Sevierville, Tennessee, last winter, to enter a steam of unknown current and depth to pull passengers in an auto accident to safety. (Air National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Thomas Swanson)


    • ALS Blended Learning Course

      Informational video about the Airman Leadership School Blended Learning Course option.


    • Most Interesting Man in the Guard

      A video story highlighting the life and career of Senior Master Sgt. Shaun Withers.



      The 140th Medical Group, Detachment 1, which is the medical component of the Colorado National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) team, and their equipment is being loaded on a New York Air National Guard C-17 Globe Master at Buckley Air Force Base to support Hurricane Harvey response efforts in Houston, Texas. The unit will backfill the En Route Patient Staging Area at the Houston Executive Airport. They are deploying in response... read more


    • Minnesota National Guard’s Women Leadership Forum - Airman Staff Sgt. Jessalyn Schmaedke

      Staff Sgt. Jessalyn Schmaedke, 148th Fighter Wing Crew Chief, talk about her motivation to join the unit and personal and professional growth in the unit. This package was made for the Minnesota National Guard’s Women Leadership Forum in September. To learn more about the forum and see products from past years, visit:


    • Feature: MNGYC Volunteer Richard Kemp

      Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp (MNGYC) volunteer Richard Kemp has been volunteering with the organization for almost three decades. Kemp is a retired Minnesota Army National Guard Master Sergeant. Watch as he talks about sharing his passion for serving military kids who attend youth camp. The MNGYC is in its 26th year heavily relies on donations and volunteers for the success of the week long camp it offers kids and teens affiliated with members of the Minnesota National Guard. If... read more


    • Package: MNGYC Volunteer Richard Kemp w/music and titles

      Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp (MNGYC) volunteer Richard Kemp has been volunteering with the organization for almost three decades. Kemp is a retired Minnesota Army National Guard Master Sergeant. Watch as he talks about sharing his passion for serving military kids who attend youth camp. The MNGYC is in its 26th year heavily relies on donations and volunteers for the success of the week long camp it offers kids and teens affiliated with members of the Minnesota National Guard. If... read more


    • Feature: MNGYC Volunteer - Nancy 'the craft lady' McKay

      Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp (MNGYC) volunteer Nancy McKay, 'the craft lady', has been volunteering with the organization for almost three decades. Watch as she talks about sharing her passion with the military kids who attend youth camp. The MNGYC is in its 26th year heavily relies on donations and volunteers for the success of the week long camp it offers kids and teens affiliated with members of the Minnesota National Guard. If you’d like to learn more about this unique camp, visit:<br /> <br /> Please see interview with MNGYC director:<br /> <br /> Please see BROLL:


    • 2017 Bataan Memorial Death March

      Full video shot by the Indiana National Guard covering the 75th Anniversary Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, NM.


    • Mathis Purple Heart Reunification

      More than 70 years later, Lt. Col. Matthew Yansura and Cadet Jay Choi, reunite the Purple Heart medal and certificate with the family of Tech. 5 th Grade Robert Mathis, Nov. 13, 2016, at the Holocaust Memorial Center, Farmington Hills, Mich.
      Lt. Col. Matthew Yandura was stationed at the Jerusalem Consulate and discovered Robert Mathis’ Purple Heart certificate in a consignment shop. After months of research, Cadet Jay Choi, a senior in the Loyola Army Reserve Officer Training Corps... read more


    • Mathis Purple Heart Reunification

      More than 70 years later, Lt. Col. Matthew Yandura and Cadet Jay Choi, reunite the Purple Heart medal and certificate with the family of Tech. 5 th Grade Robert Mathis, Nov. 13, 2016, at the Holocaust Memorial Center, Farmington Hills, Mich.
      Lt. Col. Matthew Yandura was stationed at the Jerusalem Consulate and discovered Robert Mathis’ Purple Heart certificate in a consignment shop. After months of research, Cadet Jay Choi, a senior in the Loyola Army Reserve Officer Training Corps... read more


    • Minuteman Report: New Jersey Guardsmen Execute Fuels Shop Safety Training

      Members of the 108th Wing in New Jersey conduct safety drills in the Fuels Shop. SSgt Dustin Roberts reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Puerto Rico National Guard Delivering Power

      Members of the 755th Transportation Company, Puerto Rico National Guard pick up power generators at a FEMA warehouse in order to deliver them to cities in need after the island-wide blackout. SGT Josue Rivera reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Oklahoma National Guard Prepares for Deployment

      Friends and family gather in Mustang, Oklahoma to send off more than 160 National Guardsmen for their yearlong deployment to Southwest Asia. SGT Zach Zepp reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Mississippi National Guard Expeditionary Sustainment Command Gets New Commander

      The 184th Expeditionary Sustainment Command welcomes their new commander at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. SPC Jovi Prevot reports.


    • Minuteman Report: NGB Senior Enlisted Advisor Visits Hawaii Guard Units

      The National Guard Bureau Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sergeant Mitchell Brush recently paid a visit to Army and Air Guard units at the Hawaiian Islands. Tech. Sgt. Andrew Jackson reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Mississippi Guard Aviation Group Gets New CC

      The 1108th Aviation Group of the Mississippi National Guard celebrates the departure of their former commander and the arrival of their new one. Ms. Danielle Thomas of the Gulf Port CRTC reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Volk Field ANG Base hosts Florida F35As for Exercise Northern Lightning

      Members of the 58th Fighter Squadron and F-35A’s from Eglin AFB, Florida traveled to Volk Field Air National Guard Base in Wisconsin to participate in exercise Norther Lighttning, the DoD’s largest F-35 deployment. Staff Sgt. Tarelle Walker reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Texas National Guard Chaplains Attend Training

      Texas Air and Army National Guard Unit Ministry Teams assembled at camp Mabry for Chaplain Resiliency and Sustainment training. Sgt. Marline Duncan reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Reserve Marines from 20 states participate in Northern Strike 2016

      Exercise Northern Strike 16 is a National Guard Bureau sponsored exercise uniting approximately 5,000 Army, Air Force, Marine, and Special Forces service members from 20 states and 3 coalition countries. Lance Cpl. Dallas Johnson reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Army National Guard Continues Work in Romania

      Alabama and Tennessee Army National Guard soldiers work with Romanian military engineers to improve military structures in Cincu, Romania during Operation Resolute Castle 2016. Sgt. William Frye reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Florida Air National Guard Meet with the Enlisted Field Advisory Council

      Air National Guard Outstanding Airmen of the Year meet with the Enlisted Field Advisory Council to discuss current and potential future issues that may arise throughout the Guard; giving airmen a voice to leadership. Staff Sgt. Justin Hodge reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Minnesota Army National Guard v Kuwait Hockey Team

      The National Kuwait Hockey Team hosted the inaugural Desert Classic hockey game. Kuwait competed in a three game elimination with teams made of members from the 682nd Engineer Battalion. Staff Sgt. Lloyd Harger reports.


    • Minuteman Report: New Hampshire National Guard Participate in Statewide Exercise

      The New Hampshire National Guard participated in a statewide emergency readiness exercise with the Department of Health and Human Services. The exercise was conducted by the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services and aimed at preparing National Guardsmen in the event of a state emergency, such as a hurricane or a snowstorm. Sgt. Courtney Selig reports.


    • Minuteman Report: South Carolina Army National Guard Build Bridges in Romania

      The 125th Multi-Role Bridge Company, South Carolina Army National Guard, constructs a floating bridge in Romania during exercise Saber Guardian 2016. Staff Sgt. Amy Elker reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Massachusetts Army National Guard Conduct Rescue Training

      Members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard 101st Engineers Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 182nd Engineer Company, and others negotiate a training lane<br /> designed to simulate the rescue of a casualty from a deep well. Sgt. Barbara Pendl reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Missouri Air National Guard Returns Home

      The Missouri Air National Guard’s 157th Air Operations Group, returns home after performing airspace and command mission support of allied military operations in the Middle East. Tech. Sgt. Elise Rich reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Massachusetts Air & Army National Guard Conduct Training at Jericho, Vermont

      As part of Vigilant Guard 2016, Massachusetts National Guard airmen and soldiers trained with civilian volunteers in a mass casualty scenario at Camp Ethan Allen in Jericho, Vermont. Spc. Gillian McCreedy reports.


    • Minuteman Report: New Jersey Air National Guard Conduct Training at Nellis AFB, Nevada

      For over 40 years, Nellis’ Red Flag exercise has helped sharpen the skills of America’s war fighters by providing dynamic experiences that can’t be duplicated at most participating unit’s home station. Airman 1st Class Christina Ensley reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Vermont National Guard Receives/Distributes Goods for Vigilant Guard 2016

      The 158th Fighter Wing of the Vermont National Guard receives supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile for Vigilant Guard 2016. SPC Gillian McCreedy reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Vermont Army National Guard Rally Soldiers for Vigilant Guard 2016

      Members of the Vermont Army National Guard Garrison Support Command, process Vigilant Guard 2016 participants through Joint Reception Station Onward Integration. Sgt. Barbara Pendl reports.


    • Minuteman Report: New Hampshire Air National Guard Conduct Training at Andersen AFB, Guam

      New Hampshire Air National Guardsmen from the 157th Civil Engineering Squadron and 260th Air Traffic Control Squadron, continue construction of the Commando Warrior Field Training facility. During their deployment for training as part of the Air National Guard Troop Training Project. Airman 1st Class Ashlyn Correia reports.


    • Minuteman Report: DC Air National Guard Participate in Red Flag Exercise

      The 113th Wing along with ten F-16s and 200 airmen, participated in the Red Flag exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Tech. Sgt. Tabitha Hurst reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Kentucky Army National Guard Conduct Swift Water Evac and Rooftop Rescue

      Kentucky National Guard soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 238th Medical Evacuation Unit from Frankfort, KY; are training for swift water evacuation and rooftop rescue. This was part of their two week annual training at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center located near Butlerville, Ind.


    • Minuteman Report: California Air National Guard Conduct MAFFS Training

      Channel Islands ANG Base in Ventura, CA, holds a special purpose. Airman conduct training over the Modular Airborne Fire-Fighting System. Staff Sgt. Steven Schwach reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Tennessee Air Guard SF Train in Alaska

      Airmen from the 134th Security Forces Squadron in Tennessee flew out to Alaska to engage in simulation convoy training. TSgt Erik Gallion reports.


    • Minuteman Report: West Virginia Air National Guard Conduct Training of Loading Litters

      During the preparations day for Patriot North 2016, Air and Army National Guard Aeromedical crews took the opportunity to get hands on training of loading litters. Tech Sgt. Andrew Jackson reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Michigan Air National Guard Perform Humanitarian Assistance

      Michigan Air National Guard along with other state guard units, performed humanitarian assistance missions in Balta, Latvia. Staff Sgt. John Archiquette reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Florida Army National Guard Conduct Annual Training

      Soldiers with the Florida National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, conduct annual training at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center. Staff Sgt. Derrol Fulghum reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Rhode Island Air National Guard Conduct Diversity Training

      Rhode Island Air National Guard members from the 143rd Force Support Squadron perform diversity training. The purpose of the exercise was to demonstrate what makes us each unique and how that benefits us as an organization. Tech. Sgt. Sage Maker reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Mississippi Army National Guard Perform Musical Training

      Mississippi Army National Guard members from the 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, conduct training and acquire the only soldier in the Mississippi Army National Guard to attend and graduate the Army's vocalist school. Staff Sgt. Michael Needham reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Texas Army National Guard Prepare NATO Military Personnel for Media Interaction

      Texas Army National Guard members from the 100th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, maintain readiness by performing media training for NATO personnel in Hohenfels, Germany to better prepare them to interact with the media. Sgt. Mark Decker reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Connecticut Air National Guard Perform Air Drop Training

      Connecticut Air National Guard members from the 103rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, maintain combat readiness by performing day and night air drops. Senior Airman Steven Tucker reports.


    • Minuteman Report: West Virginia Army Guard Help Rescue Flood Victim

      West Virginia National Guardsmen aided in the rescue of a Clendenin, West Virginia citizen. When the Emergency Medical Services were unable to evacuate their patient due to the flood, the West Virginia Army National guard answered the call by sending a Blackhawk helicopter to extract the flood victim. Sgt. Mickey Miller reports.


    • Minuteman Report: West Virginia Guard Cleans Up in Greenbrier County

      West Virginia National Guardsmen help clean up and remove debris from flooding in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. SPC Brianna Lawrence reports.


    • Minuteman Report: AZ Guard Lends Support to AK Guard

      Arizona Guardsmen recently assisted Alaska Guardsmen in a maintenance mission at Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. SGT Brittany Fogel reports.


    • Minuteman Report: West Virginia Guard Helps The Town Of Clendenin

      West Virginia Guardsmen partner with other federal, state, and local agencies to respond to flooding in Clendenin, West Virginia. Specialist Brianna Lawrence reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Connecticut SF Airmen Complete Weapons Qualification

      Connecticut Air Guardsmen from the 103rd Security Forces Squadron complete their annual qualification course on the M9 handgun and the M4 rifle. Senior Airman Steven Tucker reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Montana National Guard Paves the Way

      Montana National Guard constructed a new road for local residents. This road gives the residents easier access to surrounding areas. SPC Timothy Glidden reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Rhode Island National Guard Helps West Virginia National Guard

      Rhode Island Guardsmen assisted West Virginia Guardsmen in repairing and restoring local communities from flooding in West Virginia. Army Cadet James Mason reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Mississippi National Guard Conduct Direct Fire Exercise

      Mississippi Guardsmen recently conducted a direct fire exercise during the Multi-echelon Integrated Brigade Training (MiBT) at Fort Hood, Texas. Specialist Jovi Prevot reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Connecticut Air National Guard Conduct CBRN Response Training

      Airmen from the Connecticut Air National Guard recently engaged in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear warfare emergency training at Bradley Air National Guard Base. Senior Airman Steven Tucker reports.


    • SPC Reynolds Talks about 2016 Croatia HCA

      US Army Guard SPC Wally Reynolds and other Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard 851st Vertical Engineer Company and Airmen from the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 133rd and 148th Civil Support Squadrons traveled overseas to participate in a Humanitarian Civic Assistance project. Along with crews from the Croatian Army Engineering Horizontal Construction Company, they are working together to repair and rebuild parts of a primary school in Karlovac, Croatia.


    • Minuteman Report: Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers Participate in Operation Golden Coyote with Scottish Regiment

      Soldiers with 1244th Transportation Company from Illinois Army National Guard participate with a Scottish Regiment during Operation Golden Coyote to transport lumber in South Dakota for the Sioux tribe. Staff Sgt. Brian Vorce Reporting.


    • Minuteman Report: Mississippi Army National Guard Soldiers prepare for deployment at Fort Hood, TX

      Mississippi Army National Guard soldiers with Company B, 1st Battalion, 111th Aviation Regiment are training at Fort Hood, Texas for their upcoming deployment overseas. Sgt. Shawn Keeton Reporting.


    • Minuteman Report: Mississippi Army National Guard Soldiers conduct live explosives training

      Mississippi Army National Guard Soldiers from Company C, Special Troops Battalion, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team conduct live explosives demolition training during the Multi-Echelon Integrated Training Exercise at Fort Hood, Texas. Sgt. Shawn Keeton reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Hawaii National Guard 111th Army Band collaborates and performs with local high school students

      Band members from the Hawaii National Guard, 111th Army Band collaborate and perform with local Hawaii students at the Pearl City Cultural Center, HI. Staff Sgt. Satya Chhe reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Morale Boost for the Mississippi Army National Guard

      Soldiers sometimes need an extra boost to their morale, and a Mobile Shoppette is just the thing to bring a smile to the faces of some soldiers in the field. Spc. Jovi Prevot reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Indiana National Guard participate in Crit-Ex 16.2

      Indiana National Guard Members participate in a cyber training exercise at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Indiana in a cyber training exercise known as Crit-Ex 16.2. The exercise is designed to train multiple federal and state agencies to cooperate and prevent terrorist acts against water supplies. Master Sgt. Brad Staggs reporting.


    • Minuteman Report: Missouri National Guard Airmen Participate in a Mock Tornado Disaster Exercise

      Airmen from the 131st Bomb Wing, Missouri Air National Guard participate in a mock tornado disaster scenario at Camp Clark, Missouri to help them be prepared for a real crisis situation. Tech. Sgt. Elise Rich reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Alaska National Guard Soldiers Participate in Khaan Quest 2016

      Soldiers from the Alaska Army National Guard take an MWR day during Khaan Quest to share their culture with host nation of Mongolia. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Allison reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Kansas National Guard Soldiers Maneuver HIMARS

      Soldiers from the 2-130th Field Artillery Brigade, Kansas National Guard recently maneuvered their High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) to the Multi-Purpose Range Complex at Ft. Riley, Kansas. SSG Mark Nussbaumer reports.


    • Strong Bonds

      Major Michael Frese, 122nd Fighter Wing chaplain, explains an Air National Guard program Strong Bonds that promotes well being for airmen who are single, married and families.


    • Minuteman Report: Vermont National Guard Soldiers Experience Infantry Training

      The Vermont Army National Guard's Recruit Sustainment Company trained with the 3rd 172nd Infantry and 3rd 126th Aviation units recently to become more familiar with Infantry tactics. Spc. Gillian McCreedy reports.


    • Minuteman Report: California Army National Guard JRSOI Training

      Soldiers of the 115th Regional Support Group train to prepare themselves for a real-world catastrophic event. Spc. Lani Pascual reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Connecticut Air National Guard Conducts Confined Space RescueTraining

      Airmen from both the fuels shop and fire department at Bradley Air National Guard base in Connecticut train to improve their ability to conduct a confined space rescue. SrA Steven Tucker reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Vermont Army National Guard Band Supports Loca Marathon

      This Memorial Day weekend, the Vermont National Guard's 40th Army Band brings it's music to the starting line of the Vermont City Marathon. Sgt. Barabara Pendl reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Kansas Air National Guard Hosts Multi-Branch Training

      Soldiers and Airmen from multiple units and branches come together to participate in a realistic training scenario and get the valuable experience of what they might expect when they head down range. A1C Erick Punches reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Arkansas National Guard Departure Ceremony

      Arkansas Army National Guard soldiers of the 77th Combat Aviation Brigade said goodbye to friends and family recently as they took part in a departure ceremony in preparation for their upcoming mission in the Middle East. Sgt. Britni Dumas reports.


    • Minuteman Report - Arizona National Guard Best Warrior Competition

      When Army National Guardsmen from seven states and one territory compete for the same title, the competition is fierce. However, adversaries quickly became friends at the Region 7 Best Warrior Competition held at Camp Navaho, Arizona recently. Sgt. 1st Class Robert Freese reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Georgia Air Guard Partners with Armenia for Humanitarian Project

      U.S. Army Europe Commander, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges and Kansas National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, visit Yerevan Elderly Institute No. 1 to view progress of a renovation being conducted by the Georgia Air National Guard, in partnership with Armenian contractors in Yerevan, Armenia. <br /> Senior Master Sgt. Roger Parsons reports.


    • Minuteman Report - Oklahoma National Guard Youth Join Together to Fight Obesity

      Oklahoma National Guard youth are participating in "Health Rocks!," a family program event designed to educate participants on healthy eating and lifestyles. Sgt. 1st Class Amber Osei reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Georgia Air National Guard plays Volleyball in Armenia

      U.S. Airmen from the 116th Civil Engineer Squadron, 116th Air Control Wing, and Georgia Air National Guard visit Yerevan Basic School No. 24 and play volleyball with students during a European Command Humanitarian Civic Assistance project. <br /> Senior Master Sgt. Roger Parsons reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Mississippi Air National Guard Annual Training

      Mississippi Air National Guardsmen complete their Annual Training at Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport Mississippi. Spc. Jovi Prevot reports.


    • Minuteman Report - Arkansas Air National Guard Dedicates Training to Actor Gary Sinise

      Every day the Arkansas Air National Guard's 189th Airlift Wing drops five to ten training loads as part of the units C-130H mission. In honor of Actor Gary Sinise's recent visit and performance, the 189th Logistic Readiness Squadron hand painted a special pallet with scenes from the movie 'Forest Gump.'


    • Minuteman Report: California Army National Guard Military Cross Award Winner

      Chief Warrant Officer 3, Nathan Champion is awarded the California Military Cross for his heroic actions during the Lodge Complex fire in Mendocino County, CA. <br /> Spc. Lani Pascual reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Operation Sky Fall 2016

      Service members and Paratroopers from Canada, Germany, England, and the United States participate in a joint combat camera, multilateral and multi-component operation. Sgt. Steve Clark reports.


    • Minuteman Report: South Dakota Army National Guard Field Training Exercise

      The 153rd Engineer Battalion of the South Dakota Army National Guard participated in a large scale field training exercise in Pierre South Dakota this April. Spc. Austin Pearce reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Mississippi National Guard Returns Home

      The Mississippi National Guard's 185th Aviation Brigade returns home from Operation Inherent Resolve in Southwest Asia. Sergeant 1st Class Bill Valentine reports.


    • Minuteman Report - Texas National Guard Helicopter Crew Chief

      Army Sergeant Raul Deck gives us an inside look into what it means to be a CH47 Crew Chief.


    • Minuteman Report - Boom Simulator

      Boom operators of the 117th Air Refueling Wing train for aerial refueling with the Boom Operation Simulation System. Senior Airman Jim Bentley reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Cyber Shield 16

      Cyber Shield 16, a two week, defensively focused, National Guard sponsored Cyber Exercise, in it's fifth rotation, took place at Camp Atterbury, Indiana from the 18th to the 30th of April. MSG Bradley Staggs reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Puerto Rico Guard Graduates BLC Students

      The Puerto Rico National Guard's regional training institute graduates class 003-16 of the Basic Leader Course. Army Sgt. Josue Rivera reports.


    • Minuteman Report: National Guard Honored at Game

      The University of Oregon honored the Oregon National Guard at their spring football game recently. Tech. Sgt. Steven Conklin reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Nevada Army Guard Best Warrior Competition 2016

      The Nevada Army Guard recently held its annual contest to name the Silver State's best warriors. Army Staff Sgt. Shane Klestinski reports.


    • Minuteman Report - Idaho Guard Hitting The Mark

      Soldiers from the Idaho Army National Guard conduct marksmanship training at the Robinson Maneuver Training Center in Arkansas. Army Sgt. Christian Duplessie reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Maryland Air Guard Deploys To Guam

      Members of the Maryland Air National Guard's 175th Wing recently deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Technical Sgt. Chris Schepers reports.


    • Minuteman Report: New York Air Guard in Operation Nunalivut

      New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing engages in joint exercise Operation Nunalivut with Canadian and Danish forces. Airman 1st Class Jamie Spaulding reports.


    • Minuteman Report - Arizona National Guard Emergency Preparedness Training

      Arizona Guardsmen participated in a joint emergency response exercise. Army Sgt. Brittany Fogel reports.


    • Minuteman Report -NJ Guard Aviation Training

      The New Jersey Army National Guard Aviation Team joined forces with the New Jersey State Police for a natural disaster exercise. Specialist Patrick Nogan reports.


    • Minuteman Report - Louisiana Guard Vigilant Guard Aeromedical Exercise

      The 159th Fighter Wing joined units from the Louisiana National Guard and across the country for a post-storm aeromedical evacuation exercise in support of Vigilant Guard 2016. Senior Airman Joe Boals reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Texas Guard TACP Train With Davis-Monthan Pilots

      Texas Air National Guard TACP Airmen train at the Barry M. Goldwater Range with 357th FS pilots from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. Airman 1st Class Jean-Paul Arnaud reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Smoky Mountain Air Show 2016

      McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base hosts the Smoky Mountain Air Show 2016 in Knoxville, TN. Senior Airman Darby Arnold reports.


    • Minuteman Report: California Wildland Firefighting Training

      Firefighters with CAL FIRE and soldiers and airmen from the California National Guard ramp up joint agency training for this year's upcoming fire season. SGT Jason Beal reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Puerto Rico National Guard Welcomes Cancer Patient

      The Puerto Rico National Guard made an exciting day for 9 year old cancer patient Karlos Lugo when they made him a soldier for a day. Army Sgt. Josue Rivera reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Nevada Guard Bucket Drop Training

      Aviation soldiers with the Nevada Army National Guard prepared for fire season during their April drill at Stampede Reservoir. Specialist Zandra Duran tells us about their training.


    • Minuteman Report - Hawaiian Guard Raptors Return Home

      The Hawaiian Raptors returned home from a six month deployment to CENTCOM AOR. This was the first operational deployment for the Hawaiian Raptors. Senior Airman Orlando Corpuz reports.


    • Minuteman Report: SC Air Guard Integrates with F-35's

      The South Carolina Air National Guard welcomed two F-35 fighter jets to perform integrated training with their F-16 fighter jets. Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson reports.


    • Minuteman Report - Tennessee Mountain Rescue

      Tennessee Army National Guardsmen from the first of one 69th Medevac Unit rescued a man from the Great Smoky mountains National Park recently.


    • Minuteman Report: Vermont Guard IED Training

      The Vermont National Guard recently conducted IED training by mounting and dismounting IED lanes. Soldiers also brushed up their skills using the counter-IED TALON 3 robot. Specialist Gillian McCreedy reports.


    • Minuteman Report - Arizona Guard Best Warrior Competition

      Soldiers from the Arizona National Guard recently competed for the title of Best Warrior. Specialist Chris Alcocer has the story.


    • Minuteman Report: Conn. Guard Oxy Cutting/Welding Skills

      Airmen from the Connecticut Air National Guard recently practiced oxy cutting and basic welding skills. Senior Airman Steven Tucker reports.


    • Minuteman Report - Texas Guard Response Team Exceeds Validation Standards

      The Texas National Guard's 6th Civil Support Team underwent a sesquiannual validation exercise in north Texas. Army First Sgt. Daniel Griego reports.


    • Minuteman Report: New York Guard Joint Forces Training

      New York's Army and Air National Guard units participate in joint forces training at Fort Drum, New York. U.S. Air National Guard Master Sgt. Eric Miller reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Iowa Guard Best Warrior Competiton

      After three days of tough competition, one soldier earned the title of Best Warrior. Specialist Dakota Van Brocklin won first place in the Iowa Best Warrior competition on March 20th. Soldiers of different specialties competed in physical fitness, weapons qualifications, and other challenges. Van Brocklin says putting in extra effort turns good soldiers into great ones.


    • Minuteman Report - Kansas Guard Fights Fire at Anderson Creek

      The Kansas National Guard joined local emergency service agencies to fight against the Anderson Creek wildfire. Four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters dropped approximately 124 buckets of water, totaling more than 68,000 gallons, on active flames and hot spots. The Kansas Forest Service says the Anderson Creek Fire is the biggest one in state history.


    • Minuteman Report: Texas Guard Hosts High School Field Trip

      The Texas National Guard's 6th Civil Support Team welcomed students from Hill Country Christian School of Austin to Camp Mabry for a special field trip about chemistry in the real world. 1st Sgt. Daniel Griego reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Rhode Island National Guard CCDAR Training at Volk Field

      Seventeen airmen from the 143rd Airlift Wing Crash Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery team accomplished their annual training requirement at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin. Master Sgt. Janeen Miller reports.


    • Minuteman Report: South Dakota National Guard Defenders' Edge Training

      Security Forces from the 114th Fighter Wing in South Dakota recently participated in the Defenders' Edge Program. Here's a first hand account of what the program is all about…


    • Minuteman Report: American & Canadian MP Joint Training

      Soldiers from the 211th Military Police Battalion trained with members of the 3 Military Police Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces with field force operations training at Devens, Massachusetts. Staff Sgt. Ray Boyington reports.


    • Minuteman Report: North Carolina National Guard Joint Task Force Training

      Soldiers assigned to the North Carolina Guard's 60th Troop Command practiced setting up and operating a Joint Task Force headquarters in the event of a state emergency. Staff Sgt. Ron Lee reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Mississippi National Guard On The Move

      Soldiers from the 198th Armored Regiment, Mississippi Army National Guard conduct various maneuver exercises in preparation of Multi-Echelon Integrated Brigade Training. Spc. Dharron Collins reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Maj. Hurd Water Delivery

      As the water crisis in Flint, Michigan continues into its 3rd month, one member of the Texas Army National Guard decided to help those in need directly. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Griego reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Maryland ANG Fire Rescue Training

      The 175th Wing, Fire Emergency Services gets hands on training while at Silver Flag on Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Tech. Sgt. Tabitha Hurst reports.


    • Minuteman Report: 365th Signal Company Training at Arizona National Guard Training Center

      The 365th Signal Company recently conducted training at the Arizona National Guard Training Center in Buckeye Arizona. Story by Sgt.1st Class Robert Freese.


    • Minuteman Report: SSG Rabjohn Naming Ceremony

      Service members, police officers, and civilians gathered at Papago Park Military Reservation to commemorate the naming ceremony of Thomas D. Rabjohn Readiness center. Army Sergeant Britanny Fogel reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Alaska ANG ICEX Training

      The 249th Airlift Squadron, Air National Guard, is the first C-17 crew stationed in Alaska to deliver supplies to the Navy's Arctic Submarine Laboratory located on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean. The temporary camp is being established to maintain submarine readiness and support arctic objectives and initiatives.


    • Minuteman Report: Hawaii Army Guard Trains with Indonesian Soldiers

      The Hawaii Army National Guard is participating in an exchange program with the Indonesian Army. Together they share tactics, procedures, and learn about each other's culture while building lasting friendships.


    • Minuteman Report: Nevada Guard EOD Training

      The 609th Engineer Company recently began their reset year and went back to basics near Hawthorne, Nevada for demolitions training. Spc. Zandra Duran reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Guardsmen Train With Civilian Firefighters

      South Carolina Army National Guard soldiers from the 264th Firefighter Detachment joined members of the Fort Jackson Fire Department in a unique training experience. Army Staff Sgt. Erica Knight reports.


    • Minuteman Report: West Virginia National Guard Supports Exercise Flintlock

      Soldiers from West Virginia's Army National Guard are providing construction support for Exercise Flintlock. Staff Sgt. Ashley Corkins reports.


    • Minuteman Report: DC Guardsmen at Silver Flag Ramstein

      Airmen from the 113th Wing and other Air National Guard and Reserve units from around the world come together for contingency training at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany. Tech. Sgt. Tabitha Hurst reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Air National Guard units support the Air Force mission

      Units such as the 157th Fighter Squadron from McEntire Joint National Guard Base have been steadily supporting missions around the world. Master Sgt. Burt Traynor reports.


    • Minuteman Report: West Virginia National Guard in Africa

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    • Minuteman Report: Puerto Rico National Guard Recertification

      Puerto Rico National Guard Soldiers recently went through their yearly weapon qualifications. Sgt. Marimar Rivera Medina reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Nevada National Guard Surprise Training

      Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1-189th General Support Aviation Battalion, received a surprise training package for the February, 2016 drill. Story by Spc. Zandra Duran.


    • Minuteman Report: Air National Guard Participates in Red Flag

      Demonstrating their talent and capabilities, Air National Guard squadrons from both coasts train day and night to practice realistic combat scenarios at exercise Red Flag. Story by Air Force Master Sgt. Burt Traynor.


    • Minuteman Report: North Carolina National Guard Training in Kosovo

      North Carolina National Guard soldiers, deployed to Kosovo, recently took part in a tactical training exercise. Story by Sgt. David Marquis.


    • Minuteman Report: North Carolina National Guard Trains Alongside Kosovo

      North Carolina National Guard soldiers and Kosovo Border Police recently trained together, while sharing each other's operating procedures, among other skills they can use while doing patrols around Kosovo's borders and boundary lines. Story by Army Sgt. David Marquis.


    • Minuteman Report: Pennsylvania Air Guard Fire Protection Training

      The Civil Engineering Squadron has many roles within the 171st Air Refueling Wing. One of which is fire protection. We followed the firefighters to take a closer look at their mission. Staff Sgt. Cheri Micale reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Texas Guard Welcomes Students from Akins High School

      Recently the Texas Military Department welcomed theater students from Akins High School, to Camp Mabry for a day long tour to showcase the state's military heritage and the equipment used by Explosive Ordinance Disposal teams. Story by 1st Sgt. Daniel Griego.


    • Minuteman Report: South Carolina Annual Training

      South Carolina Army National Guard's 151st Signal Battalion cross trains soldiers on various communication systems during annual training at McCrady Training Center. Story by Army Staff Sgt. Erica Knight.


    • Minuteman Report: Bridge Ceremony Unites International Neighbors

      Citizens of Laredo, Texas met again this year to reaffirm the bond between the United States and Mexico.


    • Minuteman Report: Chilean Military Competes at Best Warriors

      The Texas Army National Guard recently hosted its annual best warrior competition and invited their Chilean counterparts to participate. Story by SGT Sam DeLeon.


    • Minuteman Report: Vermont Guardsmen Train in Puerto Rico

      Members of the Vermont National Guard exercise its airlift mission as well as its Civil Support Team's 18-month training proficiency evaluation in Puerto Rico. Story by SSG Nathan Rivard.


    • Minuteman Report: Disbanding a Unit

      The 1-151 Calvary from the Arkansas Army National Guard conducts a casing ceremony to signify the disbanding of the unit. Soldiers of the 1-151 will be retained in the 39th IBCT. Story by SGT Katie Gray.


    • Minuteman Report: Hawaii Air National Guard Deploys

      More than 50 members of the Hawaii Air National Guard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam deployed to southwest Asia. Story by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Jackson.


    • Minuteman Report: Texas Best Warrior Competition

      Once a year Camp Swift serves as battlegrounds for Texas military departments' Best Warrior Competition. Story by Tech. Sgt. Tamara Dabney.


    • Minuteman Report: New MWR Facility

      The Puerto Rico National Guard recently opened a new facility to help guardsmen stay fit. Story by Army Sgt. Josue Rivera.


    • Minuteman Report: Winter Training In Germany

      Louisiana Guardsmen train with soldiers from around the world in Hohenfels, Germany for Exercise Allied Spirit. This training exercises tactical interoperability in winter weather. Story by SGT Jason Beal.


    • Minuteman Report: California Guardsmen Return from Southeast Asia

      Three members of the California Air National Guard return from a six month deployment to Southeast Asia. Story by SSgt Nicole Wright.


    • Minuteman Report: North Carolina EOD Train with Local Law Enforcement

      Solders of the North Carolina National Guard's 430th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company train with local law enforcement officers. Story by SSG Brendan Stephens.


    • Minuteman Report: Outstanding in Puerto Rico

      In a recent inspection by the National Guard Bureau, the youth programs offered by the Puerto Rico National Guard were rated as Outstanding. Story by SGT Josue Rivera.


    • Minuteman Report: Florida Military Appreciation Day

      Members of the Florida National Guard are recognized by the local community for their efforts and support. Story by SSG Derrol Fulghum.


    • Minuteman Report: Vermont Crossroads

      Members of the Vermont National Guards receive valuable information to help them make decisions and prepare for life in the National Guard or life after separation. Story by SGT Barb Pendl.


    • Minuteman Report: Medical Evacuation Training in Germany

      Active Duty and National Guard components are taking part in Exercise Allied Spirit IV in Germany. The exercise includes more than 2,400 participants and seven NATO Nations. SPC Lani Pascual reports.


    • Minuteman Report: Guard Assists Water Crisis

      Guardsmen are distributing water and water filters to residents in Flint, Michigan. <br /> Story by Army Lt. Col. William Humes.


    • Minuteman Report: Urban Combat Training

      Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard recently practiced urban combat skills at a civilian police training facility. Story by Army Maj. Al Phillips.


    • Minuteman Report: Army Battalion Changes Mission

      The Tennessee Army National Guard's 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion is changing missions, and their new mission requires different helicopters. Story by Air Force Staff Sgt. Austin Shaffner.


    • Minuteman Report: Operation Winter Flooding

      Rising river levels have nearly 300 Louisiana National Guardsmen building protective flood barriers across the state during Operation Winter Flooding. Story by Army Staff Sgt. Michael Farrar and Army Staff Sgt. David Kirtland.


    • Minuteman Report: Oklahoma TACP Preparation

      Airmen in training from the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron in Oklahoma City start early. Story by SrA Tyler Woodward.


    • Minuteman Report: Vermont Winter Training

      The Vermont Army National Guard's Alpha Company 3rd Battalion 172th Infantry Regiment Mountain is returning to it's mountain roots this winter. Story by Spc. Gillian McCreedy.


    • Minuteman Report: Louisiana Rebuilds Levee

      The Louisiana Army National Guard is rebuilding a levee to keep a small town safe from flooding. Story by Army Staff Sgt. Scott Longstreet.


    • Minuteman Report: Virtual Sling Load Training

      Once a year during the summer Charlie Company, 3rd of the 126th Air Ambulance of the Vermont National Guard, has a chance to practice live sling loads. During this cold January drill weekend, they were able to practice using the next best thing, simulators. Story by Army Staff Sgt. Jason Brace.


    • Minuteman Report: National Guard Bureau Visits Missouri Airmen and Soldiers

      Army Gen. Frank Grass, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, stopped by his home state of Missouri to talk to and recognize Guard members' hard work in response to recent flooding. Story by Staff Sgt. Elise Rich.


    • Minuteman Report: Flood Response Ending

      Citizen soldiers from the Missouri National Guard’s Military Police Companies are headed back home. Story by Air Force Staff Sgt. Elise Rich.


    • Minuteman Report: Year In Review

      The National Guard stayed busy this past year, with weather playing a large role. In fact 2015 was the guard’s most active domestic response since 2011. Story by Sgts. 1st Class Jim Greenhill and Jon Soucy.


    • Minuteman Report: Flood Response

      The Missouri National Guard recently assisted their state with flood relief. Story by Jordan Wyatt.


    • Minuteman Report : 137 ARW

      Airmen in training from the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron, Oklahoma City, endure one-level training in preparation for tactical air control party specialist technical school and Basic Military Training, Jan. 10, 2016.


    • Minuteman Report: Blizzard Response

      Guardsmen from the New Mexico Army National Guard recently transported citizens to medical treatment facilities following a blizzard. Story by Sgt. 1st Class Anna Doo.


    • Minuteman Report: Hawaii National Guard Volunteers

      Early Christmas morning 20 members of the Hawaii Air National Guard were on a mission. As they augmented 200 Lanakila Meals on Wheels volunteers . Story by Tech Sgt. Andrew Jackson.


    • Minuteman Report: Christmas Eve Homecoming

      Guardsmen from the Louisiana Army National Guard returned home Christmas Eve after spending 10 months deployed overseas. Story by Army Staff Sgt. Michael Farrar.


    • Minuteman Report: Combined Airman Leadership School

      Air National Guard members attended Airman leadership school with active and Reserve Airmen. This initiative gave Airmen of different components the opportunity to work together. Story by Master Sgt. Vincent De Goot.


    • Minuteman Report: Airman Saves Life

      A guardsman from the New York Air National Guard recently received recognition for saving a mans life. Story by Air Force Maj. Elaine Nowak.


    • Minuteman Report: Artillery Disposal Chamber

      A new controlled-burn chamber is on its way to Camp Minden, where it will be used to dispose of M6 artillery propellant. Story by Staff Sgt. David Kirtland.


    • Minuteman Report: Virtual Reality Training

      Security Forces from the New Jersey Air National Guard recently trained with virtual reality at a U.S. Marshal’s training site. Story by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht.


    • Minuteman Report: Old Army Airfield

      Mississippi guardsmen are deploying to southwest Asia, but it's where they're deploying from that's making headlines. Story by Spc. Jovi Prevot.


    • Minuteman Report: Louisiana Artillery Diversifies

      The Louisiana Army National Guard recently made history. Private Journae King became the first female to enlist as a field artillery automated tactical data systems specialist. Story by Spc. Megan Zander.


    • Minuteman Report: New Security Forces Building

      The Missouri Air National Guard's 139th Security Forces Squadron has a new building to call home. The 6,000 square foot building provides a needed location for the squadrons personnel and property. Story by Senior Airman Bruce Jenkins.


    • Minuteman Report: SC Air Guard Hosts Boy Scouts

      The South Carolina Air National Guard recently hosted the Swamp Fox Camporee for more than 700 Boy Scouts. Story by Air Force Staff Sgt. Austin Shaffner.


    • Minuteman Report: Joint Fire Training

      Members of the New York Air National Guard recently participated in a joint training opportunity. Story by Airman 1st Class Jamie Spaulding.


    • Minuteman Report: TEC Trains Airmen

      McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base is full of students this week. Both officers and enlisted airmen are completing the second phase of their distance learning programs at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center near Knoxville, Tennessee. Story by Air Force Staff Sgt. Austin Shaffner.


    • Minuteman Report: Operation Toy Drop

      Hundreds of paratroopers participated in the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, where donating a gift got you a lottery ticket and a chance to jump with a foreign jumpmaster. Story by Sgt. Rodney Roldan.


    • Minuteman Report: Trees To Troops

      Members of the New York Army and Air National Guard recently gathered to load Christmas trees for a good cause. Story by Air Force Staff Sgt. Austin Shaffner.


    • Minuteman Report: Operation Silver Sabre

      The North Carolina National Guard are training with the Kosovo Police, EULEX, and KFOR during Operation Silver Sabre. . The operation is a three day training exercise focusing on situations such as riots and active shooter threats. Story by SGT. David Marquis.


    • Minuteman Report: Veteran Stand Down

      Members of the 136th Airlift Wing recently reached out to a local Fort Worth, Texas community with helping hands during the 7th Annual Cowtown Homeless Veteran Stand Down. Story by Tech. Sgt. Tamara Dabney.


    • Minuteman Report: Outstanding Unit Award

      The Airmen of the Idaho Air National Guard's 124th Fighter Wing recently received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for their meritorious service. Story by TSgt John Winn.


    • Minuteman Report: Hungarian Combative Training

      North Carolina National Guard Soldiers attached to Multinational Battle Group-East, stationed on Camp Marechal de Lattre de Tassigny, Kosovo, improve their close-combat skills under the instruction of Hungarian soldiers. Story by Sgt. David Marquis.


    • Minuteman Report: Total Force Exercise

      Every branch of the US military and international forces have converged in Mississippi to take part in a 2 week exercise hosted by the CRTC in Gulf Port. Story by TSgt Ed Staton.


    • Minuteman Report: Hawaii Royal Guard

      A unique unit of the Hawaii Air National Guard recently posted a ceremonial watch on the country's only palace. The Royal Guard was originally a unit of military palace guards in the kingdom of Hawaii before it was overthrown in 1893. Story by TSgt. Andrew Lee Jackson.


    • Minuteman Report: SWAT Training

      Six members from the 137th Air Refueling Wing recently trained alongside Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office and other state agencies during a Special Weapons and Tactics school. Story by Senior Airman Brigette Waltermire.


    • Minuteman Report: Michigan State Partnership

      Members of the Michigan National Guard recently trained with state partners from Latvia. The training was part of Trident Juncture 2015, which was held in Spain. Story by Sgt. Jesiah Dixon.


    • Minuteman Report: Trident Juncture 2015

      Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard recently provided support during Trident Juncture 2015, where they provide tactical operations support. Story by Sgt. Jesiah Dixon.


    • Minuteman Report: Wing Hosts Pro Athletes

      The Kansas Air National Guard recently hosted a tour for the Kansas City Chiefs, in an effort to provide a better understanding of what military life is like. Story by Senior Airman Bruce Jenkins.


    • Minuteman Report: Guard Stands Strong

      Oklahoma National Guardsmen step up and assist first responders on the scene of a deadly car accident at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade. Story by Spc. Nicole Baker.


    • Minuteman Report: Oklahoma Guard at Parade Scene

      During a recent Homecoming Parade near the Oklahoma State campus, a vehicle ran into the crowd hitting killing and injuring several spectators. Marching in the parade were members of the Oklahoma National Guard who jumped to action to help on the scene. Story by Specialist Nicole Baker.


    • Minuteman Report: Civil Disturbance Training

      Members of the Kansas National Guard were recently instructed, during a two day training, on how to handle a civil disturbance. Story by SSG Mark Nussbaumer.


    • Minuteman Report: Urban Search and Rescue

      Members of the New York Air National Guards Urban Search and Rescue team, or USAR, recently came together to conduct training as part of a mobility exercise. Story by Tech. Sgt. Catharine Schmidt.


    • Minuteman Report: NBA Stars Support Military Families

      Military kids in San Antonio recently had the opportunity to train with some local elite athletes. Story by Chris Pape.


    • Minutman Report: Indiana Guardsmen Kick the Stigma

      With over 70 suicides so far in the National Guard this year, service members look for ways to help those who feel they are alone in their ongoing battles. Recently, the Indiana National Guard held a kick ball tournament to show how teamwork helps you get through most of life’s situations. Story by Army Staff Sgt. Lorne Neff.


    • Minuteman Report: Prepping for Turnover

      Members of the Vermont Air National Guard are coming to the end of their rotation at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea and are preparing to accept follow on forces. Story by Tech. Sgt. George Maddon.


    • Minuteman Report: Senior Apache Aviator in the WORLD

      Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ken Jones, an Apache standardization instructor has achieved 10,000 flight hours in the AH-64 helicopter, a milestone never before achieved in an Apache. Story by TSgt Charles Givens.


    • Minuteman Report: Combat Simulation

      Members of the Illinois Air National Guard recently unveiled a new cost saving simulator that will help train JTACs in a virtual environment. Story by TSgt Charles Givens.


    • Minuteman Report: SC National Guardsmen Assist Flood Response

      South Carolina Guardsmen responded to the flood disaster that affected several cities and towns within the state. They worked alongside civilian first responders to supply residents with purified water. Story by TSgt Caycee Watson.


    • Minuteman Report: HI Air Guardsmen Deploy Raptors

      The Hawaiian Raptors recently deployed their F-22 Raptors for their first operational mission overseas. The aircraft are flown by the 199th Fighter Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, and their active duty counterparts the 19th Fighter Squadron. They are co-maintained by the Maintenance Squadrons of the 154th and 15th Wing. Story by Senior Airman Orland Corpuz.


    • Minuteman Report: PA Air Guardsmen Emergency Management Exercise

      The 193rd commander’s Wing Inspection Team observes an emergency response to a 911 call abour a suspicious substance. Story by Tech. Sgt. John Barnes.


    • Minuteman Report: KS Guardsmen Assist Armenian Army in NATO Certification

      Kansas Guardsmen through the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program recently assisted and guided the Armenian Peace Keeping Brigade in receiving certification as a NATO partner following an evaluation exercise in the Republic of Armenia. The brigade earned the certification by passing the second-level evaluation of the Operational Capabilities Concept of NATO’s partnership for Peace Program. Story by Army Sgt. Zachary Sheely.


    • Minuteman Report: Training Center Supports POW/MIA Run/Walk

      Members of the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, located near Knoxville, Tenn. participate in the 2nd Annual POW/MIA Run/Walk. The 12 hour event raises money and awareness for a good cause. Story by Tech. Sgt. Michael Davis.


    • Minuteman Report: NEANG F.E.M.A. Airlift Operations Training

      Members of the 155th Air Transportation Flight, Nebraska Air National Guard, work with local F.E.M.A. personnel to train them on specifics of pallet building for military airlift operations. F.E.M.A. has been called to support the military in airlift operations during emergencies like 9-11. This training helps create smoother operations during these type of support missions. Story by Tech. Sgt. Denise Mommens.


    • Minuteman Report: Fallen Warrior Memorial

      Soldiers from the Maryland National Guard gather to honor and remember their fallen comrades in a wreath laying ceremony. Story by SSG Michael Davis Jr.


    • Minuteman Report: Immediate Response 2015

      Soldiers from the Colorado National Guard take part in multinational, brigade-level exercise, Immediate Response 2015 in Slovenia. Story by Tony Sweeney.


    • Minuteman Report: Oklahoma Battle Drills

      Members of the Oklahoma Army National Guard participate in Basic Battle drills with aerial assistance. Story by SSG Amber Osei.


    • Minuteman Report: FL National Guard Celebrates Milestone

      Members of the Florida National Guard gather for the commemoration of the first muster that occurred 450 years ago. Story by SGT Debra Cook.


    • Minuteman Report: Mississippi Guard Deployment

      Members of the Mississippi National Guard prepare to deploy to the Nation's Capital in support of Operation Noble Eagle. Story by SPC Dharron Collins.


    • Minuteman Report: ME Guardsmen Youth Camp

      Maine Guardsmen continue to support the National Guard Youth Camp they grew up going to as kids. For Private First Class Justin Curtis and Airman First Class Joshua Hudson, it’s about making sure it continues to be a positive experience for military kids and to pass on to the future generation the same feelings they had going through the program. Story by Army Staff Sgt. Alyson Pelletier.


    • Minuteman Report: Maine's Best Squad

      The Maine National Guard recently held a Best Squad competition to find out which squad is the best. Story by SSg. Alyson Pelletier.


    • Minuteman Report: Confined Space Drill

      Air National Guardsmen from New Jersey recently participated in an exercise, ensuring they will be prepared if an Airman becomes trapped in a confined space. Story by SSgt. Caitlin Jones.


    • Minuteman Report: Thunder Mudder

      Engineers from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team built a grueling obstacle course so hundreds of soldiers could get a little dirty and see who was the toughest. Story by Pfc. Nicole Baker.


    • Minuteman Report: US Army National Guard Soldiers Train Allies on Life Saving Techniques

      German soldiers, assigned to Multi-national Battle Group – West, were recently trained on combat life saving techniques. The training they received will be in support of safety, security and freedom of movement in Kosovo. Story by Ardian Nrecaj.


    • Minuteman Report: National Guard Holds First General Officer Support Staff Course

      The I.G. Brown Training and Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base near Knoxville, Tennessee, held the first of its kind General Officer Support Staff Course. Story by Master Sgt. Matt Schwartz.


    • Minuteman Report: OR ANG Partipates in European Security Package Mission

      Oregon Air National Guardsmen participated in the first European Security Package. This mission brought various units across Europe and gives them an opportunity to operate in several different countries. Story by A1C Mackiewicz.


    • Minuteman Report: Sapper Stake Competition

      Army National Guardsmen participated in the Sapper Stakes competition. This event gives combat engineers the opportunity to compete while honing their skills. Story by Calvin Reimold.


    • Minuteman Report: NC Guardsmen Teach Polish and Slovenian Armed Forces

      Polish and Slovenian armed forces personnel receive Combat Lifesaver Skills training from members of the North Carolina Army National Guard. Story by SGT David Marquis.


    • Minuteman Report: Oregon Guardsmen Train in the Desert

      Oregon National Guard Soldiers participate in the first force-on-force combat training in California since the onset of Operation Enduring Freedom. Story by SGT Aaron Ricca.


    • Minuteman Report: NC Guardsmen Serve Up Food in South Korea

      Members of the North Carolina National Guard travel to Camp Humphreys, South Korea for their annual training exercise where they work side by side with their active duty counterparts to serve food to installation personnel. Story by SFC Victor Gardner.


    • Minuteman Report: Guardsmen Respond to Kosovo Forest Fires

      Multinational Battle Group-East, comprised of National Guard and Reserve Aviators take flight to provide air surveillance and buckets of water to help put out forest fires in southern Kosovo. Story by SGT David Marquis.


    • Minuteman Report: SCANG Active Shooter Exercise

      The South Carolina Air National Guard hosted an active shooter exercise combined with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Eastover, S.C. The exercise scenario involved an incident where armed individuals attacked entrance points on base and due to limited personnel on-duty, Richland County responded to assist with K-9, SWAT and explosive ordnance disposal units. Responders tracked the assailants through the woods on base and eventually neutralized the threat. Story by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson.


    • Minuteman Report: Idaho Guard Engineers Train in California Desert

      126th Engineer Company, Idaho Army National Guard, operate heavy equipment to build a hasty fighting position for protection against simulated attacks during a battlefield training exercise at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. More than 5,200 Soldiers from 11 states' National Guard units, the U.S. Army Reserve and active duty U.S. Army soldiers are participating in the exercise. Story by Sgt. Amy Elker.


    • Minuteman Report: Oregon Guardsmen Support Firefighters

      Oregon Army National Guard aviators and support crews respond to wildfires throughout Oregon. Story by Sgt. Tianna Waite.


    • Minuteman Report: AL RNG EOD Robotics Training

      Members of the 666th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company are conducting realistic EOD training scenarios at Pelham Range in Anniston, Alabama. Story by Spc. William Frye.


    • Minuteman Report: ID RNG Task Force Talon

      Task Force Talon, consisting of eight Army National Guard Units from seven states, provide aviation support to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, during their rotation at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. Story by Sgt. Christian Duplessie.


    • Minuteman Report: ANG Enlisted Leadership Symposium

      Air Guardsmen from across the US convened in West Virginia for the 2015 Air National Guard Enlisted Leadership Symposium. The professional development event is designed to strengthen airmen and take the training back and use it at their respective wings. Story by Master Sgt. Matt Hilborn.


    • Minuteman Report: VT RNG Demining Class

      This is the first class in Vermont for the humanitarian demining class at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho. Story by Staff Sgt. Jason Brace.


    • Minuteman Report: NHANG Security Forces Enhance Combat Readiness Skills

      Members from the 157th Security Forces Squadron from Pease ANGB participate in a week long Combat Readiness Training course at Joint Base, Cape Cod. Story by TSgt Erica Rowe.


    • Minuteman Report: Yellow Ribbon Event Held in Georgia

      National Guard and Reserve service members and their families benefit from the deployment cycle information, resources, programs, services and referrals offered by the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. The program recently held an event in Atlanta, Georgia to help service members learn about various entitlements not only service members have but also their families while deployed and upon returning home. Story by SFC Anthony Florence.


    • Minuteman Report: KS RNG Prepare Armenian Army for Peacekeeping NATO Certification

      Kansas National Guardsmen traveled to Armenia to assist and advise Soldiers with the Armenian Peacekeeping Brigade at the Zar Mountain Training Center, near Yerevan, Armenia in preparation of a major NATO evaluation in September 2015. The combat readiness evaluation will be a culmination of a years-long process that would certify the interoperability of the Armenian Peacekeeping forces in support of NATO peacekeeping operations. Story by Sgt. Zachary Sheely.


    • MinuteMan Report: Sentry Eagle Exercise

      Oregon Air National Guardsmen participated in the Sentry Eagle exercise, the largest air-to-air combat exercise in the Air National Guard. POL Airmen ensured the jets were adequately fueled to complete the mission. Story by SSgt Addie Carter.


    • Minuteman Report: HI ANG Tests New Ancillary Training Approach

      Hawaii Air National Guardsmen receive classroom, as well as a hands-on, ancillary training in a combined environment. This approach is used to ease the strain of annual training requirements, while growing in Air Force Specialty Code specific competencies. Story by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Jackson.


    • Minuteman Report: Combat Engineers Learn New Techniques

      Combat Engineers from the Mississippi Army National Guard trained at Camp Shelby, MS. During this training exercise, the Soldiers practiced breaching and road clearing techniques to better prepare them for real world events. Story by SPC Jovi Prevot.


    • Minuteman Report: Focus on the Force

      The 2015 Outstanding Airman of the Year winners were recognized during the annual Focus on the Force Week. Focus on the Force Week is an event that brings senior and junior enlisted airmen together and allows an opportunity for feedback as well as mentorship. Story by Master Sgt. Matt Hilborn.


    • Minuteman Report: Band Members Receive Quick Reaction Force Training

      The 40th Army Band of the Vermont Army National Guard participates in Quick Reaction Force Training. Story by SPC Gillian McCreedy.


    • Minuteman Report: Mississippi Guard Participates in Direct Fire Exercise

      The 2-114th Field Artillery Regiment of the Mississippi Army National Guard conducts a direct fire as part of a brigade training exercise at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Story by SGT Time Morgan.


    • Minuteman Report: Deliberate Vehicle Recovery

      Soldiers of the Mississippi Army National Guard perform a Deliberate Vehicle Recovery while taking on simulated fire as part of the Exportable Combat Training Capabilities Exercise at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Story by SFC Lamont Bradford.


    • Minuteman Report: MI Guardsmen Floating Bridge Training Exercise

      Michigan Engineering Guardsmen recently spent a day training with local first responders. The 1437th Multi-Role Bridge Company conducted the training in natural disaster preparedness. Story by Spc Eric Bandy.


    • Minuteman Report: MS Guardsmen Compete in Warfighter Competition

      Mississippi Guard Military Police recently competed in a Warfighter Competition at Camp McCain Training Center, MS. The soldiers competed in various events stretching their abilities and knowledge to see who is the best in their state. Story by SPC Jovi Prevot.


    • Minuteman Report: Air Guard Unveils TFRSK at Patriot 15

      Annually Patriot exercise takes place so various wings around the country can work together in a controlled environment learning new skills or perfecting ones already learned. The Chaplain Corps is no different. During this year's Patriot '15, held at Volk Field, Wisconsin, Chaplains debuted the first Tactical Field Religious Support Kit. Story by SSgt Bristol Evasco.


    • Minuteman Report: NE Air Guardsmen Train at Osan AB

      Nebraska Air Guardsmen of the 155th Air Refueling Wing recently traveled to Osan Air Base, Korea for specialized career-field training. Forty-Seven airmen trained with their active duty counterparts. Story by Tech. Sgt. R Denise Knickerbocker.


    • Minuteman Report: CMSAF Visits ANGRC

      The Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody recently visited the men and women of the Air National Guard Readiness Center at Joint Base Andrews. He told them about the Air Guard's place in the overall AIr Force and congratulated them on the good work they continue to do. Story by MSgt Matt Hilborn.


    • Minuteman Report: Army Guard Firefighters

      Nebraska Guardsmen conduct unique training as part of the 2015 Patriot Exercise. During the exercise a variety of firefighting techniques were explored. Story by Airman 1st Class Steven Tucker.


    • Minuteman Report: Crew-Served Weapons Training

      Texas National Guardsmen with the 436th chemical company recently trained on crew-served weapons while at Camp Swift. Story by Master Sgt. Daniel Griego


    • Minuteman Report: Texas Guardsmen Deploy

      Texas National Guardsmen case their battalion colors at Minute Maid Park, an event that was hosted by the Houston Astros. Casing the colors is a ceremony performed before a unit deploys. Story by Staff Sgt. Jennifer Atkinson.


    • Minuteman Report: Patriot Exercise 2015

      Air National Guardsmen from Mississippi are getting valuable training during the 2015 Patriot exercise. Airmen from the 172nd are conducting flight line operations at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center. Story by Airman 1st Class Steven Tucker.


    • Minuteman Report: NC Guard Practices Freedom of Movement Tactics

      North Carolina Guardsmen train with the Ukrainian military in support of the Multi-national Battle Group mission of safety and security in Kosovo. During this exercise, the soldiers took part in the freedom of movement training. Story by Sgt. David Marquis.


    • Minuteman Report: TN Guardsmen Represents U.S. in Wrestling

      SPC Matthew Lamp, a member of the Tennessee Army National Guard, discusses what it means to represent the United States and the Army as a Greco-Roman Wrestler in the World Class Athlete Program. Story by Master Sgt. Robin Brown.


    • Minuteman Report: Oregon ANG Deploys to Romania

      Members of the Oregon Air National Guard deploy to Canpia Turzii, Romania in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Story by SrA Rochelle Monroe.


    • Minuteman Report: NC Guard Unit Trains in Kosovo

      Members of the North Carolina Army National Guard train with Polish Military and Kosovo Police to support the Multinational Battle Group-East mission of ensuring a safe and secure environment for the people of Kosovo. Story by SGT David Marquis.


    • Minuteman Report: WV Guard Youth Leadership Camp

      Members of the West Virginia Army and Air National Guard join forces to provide give back to military children through a youth leadership summer camp. Story by MSgt Robert Fluharty.


    • Minuteman Report: NC National Guardsmen Crowd Control Training

      Soldiers from the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st of the 252nd Armor Regiment, North Carolina National Guard, and Albanian 2nd Infantry Company, traveled to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany for a Crowd Riot Control training exercise. The units joined together in preparation for a peace keeping mission in Kosovo. Story by Army Sgt. David Marquis.


    • Minuteman Report: Maine National Guardsmen Infantry Training

      Two Maine National Guard Units recently traveled to Fort Drum, New York to perform joint training. The 215th Engineer Company Sapper and B Company 172 Infantry Regiment (Mountain) go through the riggers while learning vital combat skills. Story by Army Staff Sgt. Alyson Pelletier.


    • Minuteman Report: PA Air Guardsmen Build Airstrip

      The Pennsylvania Air Guard's 201st RED HORSE Sq. traveled to the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany to improve a short takeoff and landing strip. The unit, in cooperation with the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's Troop Construction, are building a capability to land C-130 Hercules aircraft into the training center by improving the STOL strip. Story by Army Sgt. First Class Caleb Barrieau.


    • Minuteman Report: Civil Engineers Train in California

      Kentucky Air National Guardsmen recently travelled to California to accomplish AFSC training. The training requires tools and equipment not available at their home station, making this training highly valuable. Story by Master Sgt. Philip Speck.


    • Minuteman Report: Vermont Guard Military Police Provides Brigade Support

      Vermont Guardsmen participate in annual training exercise at Fort Drum, New York. The Military Police Detachment of the 86th Special Troops Battalion supported the 86th Infantry Brigade by providing services that include mission reconnaissance and convoy security. This training also gives the Soldiers an opportunity to get hands-on training in the case of a real world event. Story by PFC Gillian McCreedy.


    • Minuteman Report: Guardsmen Fight Wildfires

      The National Guard is fighting an Alaskan wildfire with two Black Hawk helicopters. Crews have dumped more than 144,000 gallons in an effort to contain the fire at Stetson Creek. Story by Tech. Sgt. Charles Givens.


    • Minuteman Report: Army Guard Infantry Training

      Vermont Army National Guardsmen recently took part in a training exercise in Fort Drum, New York. The training was part of a multi-echelon integrated brigade training. Story by Pfc. Gillian McCreedy.


    • Minuteman Report: Missouri Regional Training Institute

      The Missouri National Guard's 140th Regiment Regional Training Institute is steps up training to in the month of June to accommodate National Guard, Active Duty and Reserve soldiers. Story by SGT Brittany Crocker.


    • Minuteman Report: NC Guard Trains with Portuguese Military Police

      Portuguese Military Police train Soldiers from the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st of the 252nd Armor Regiment, a North Carolina National Guard unit, on fire attack defenses as part of their preparation for a tour of duty in Kosovo. Story by SGT David Marquis.


    • Minuteman Report: Missouri Guardsmen Practice Readiness Skills

      Members of the Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing train at National Guard Post Camp Clark to practice their disaster response capabilities. Story by SSgt Elise Rich.


    • Minuteman Report: 1st Sgt's Academy Welcomes New Commandant

      The U.S. Air Force First Sergeant's Academy welcomes its new Commandant, CMSgt Danny Doucette. As a member of the National Guard, he brings a total force perspective to the position. Story by Capt Kyle Key.


    • Minuteman Report: Airfield Training

      Members of the West Virginia Air National Guard recently had the opportunity take part in a Maintenance Supervision and Production Mobile Training event. The training was simulated and will prepare and increase confidence when performing the job while deployed. Story by Airman 1st class Kerry Harris.


    • Minuteman Report: Town Hall Meeting

      Soldiers recently had the chance to interact with General Frank Grass, the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, while deployed in Kuwait. This was an opportunity to ask the General questions and hear first-hand what the future holds for the National Guard. Story by Sergeant Michael Needham.


    • Minuteman Report: Miles Training

      Soldiers from the Oklahoma Army National Guard use MILES gear to conduct defensive attack training. Story by Pfc. Nicole Baker.


    • Minuteman Report: Air Traffic Control

      Air traffic controllers from 2-130 Airfield Operations Battalion practiced valuable skills in radar and control tower operations at Simmons Airfield. The training is needed to keep them ready to deploy for and federal, state or national emergency that requires air support. Story by SSG Adrienne Brooks.


    • Minuteman Report: Guardsmen Amphibious Training

      Oklahoma Guardsmen conduct a recon and amphibious landing training on Lake Thomas at Fort Sill, Oklahoma as part of their annual training. Story by Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Bruce.


    • MinuteMan Report: Vigilant Guard/Makani Pahili 2015

      Guardsmen recently converged in Hawaii for Vigilant Guard/Makani Pahili 2015. The disaster preparedness exercise is specifically geared for the hurricane season. Story by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Lee Jackson.


    • Minuteman Report: MIANG Honor Guard Training

      Airmen from the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Ohio, recently learned how to conduct a funeral ceremony from beginning to end from Honor Guardsmen from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Story by Tech. Sgt. Rachel Barton.


    • MinuteMan Report: HI Air Guardsmen Train for Humanitarian Missions

      The Hawaii National Guard trains to execute operational, disaster response and humanitarian missions for the state and Pacific Air Forces under U.S. Pacific Command. Story by Army Sergeant Luther Washington.


    • Minuteman Report: Storm Preparedness

      The Alaska Air National Guard recently took part in an exercise that will ensure a safe and timely evacuation in the event a storm. The exercise was held at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Story by Senior Airman Patrick Cole.


    • Minuteman Report: Total Force Training

      National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty components recently took part in an exercise that emphasized strong bonds between components and countries. The exercise ensures that all components operate in a unified way during operations. Story by Staff Sergeant Will Bracy.


    • Minuteman Report: Operation Immersion

      The Kentucky National Guard has an innovative program to help soldiers receive better mental healthcare services. It requires the providers to see things from a soldiers perspective. Story by Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Hiler.


    • Minuteman Report: Honor Guard Training

      Air National Guardsmen from Michigan recently took part in Honor Guard training. After completing training these guardsmen will take part in roughly 300 veteran funerals this year. Story by TSgt Rachel Barton.


    • Minuteman Report: Airmen Recognized for Completing CCAF

      The Alabama Air National Guard is recognizing airmen for completing their Community College of the Air Force degrees. A1C Jim Bentley reports.


    • Minuteman Report: MERNG Radiation Detection Training

      Maine National Guardsmen look to perfect their radiation detection skills at Camp Ethan Allen Training Station, Jericho, Vermont. Story by Army Staff Sergeant Nathan Rivard.


    • Minuteman Report: Florida National Guard in Bulgaria

      Members of the Florida National Guard travel to Bulgaria to train in foreign airspace with their F-15 Eagle aircraft. Story by SPC Ricky Bowden.


    • Minuteman Report: Guardsmen Support Kentucky Derby

      Members of the Kentucky Army National Guard provide security and aerial support to the Metro Police during the annual Kentucky Derby. Story by SFC Aaron Hiler.


    • Minuteman Report: Mississipi National Guard Helps Secure Border

      Members of the Mississippi Army National Guard assist the Department of Homeland Security in Arizona. Using Aircraft the guardsmen look for illegal activity to help secure the U.S. border. Story by SSgt Austin Shaffner.


    • Minuteman Report: Brigade Warfighter Exercise

      Minnesota National Guardsmen gather for a Brigade Warfighter Exercise where they simulate driving hostile invaders out of a fictional country. Story by SGT Linsey Williams.


    • Minuteman Report: OKANG Volunteer

      Members of the Oklahoma Air National Guard recently volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Tulsa. The Guardsmen worked along side firemen and other volunteers, contributing their time to a worthy cause. Story by SMSgt Preston Chasteen.


    • Minuteman Report: Kansas Culinary Training Facility

      Kansas Army National Guard soldiers learn new culinary skills in 92G training. <br /> Story by 1LT Matthew Lucht


    • Minuteman Report: Operation Summer Shield

      Michigan National Guard 1-119th FA and Latvian Land Forces complete 4-day live fire exercise as art of Operation Summer Shield XII. Story by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Bratic.


    • Minuteman Report: Sentry Cactus

      F-15 Eagles and Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing spent just over a week at Tucson, Arizona flying and training with the 162nd Wing. This exercise was an excellent opportunity for both Wings to improve their skills. Story by MSgt Jennifer Shirar.


    • MinuteMan Report: Exercise Evergreen Tremor

      Washington National Guard's 66th Theater Aviation Command conduct deck <br /> landing qualification (DLQ) with their UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and the help of the U.S. Navy's USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier for Exercise Evergreen Tremor.


    • Minuteman Report: President Visits Alabama Air National Guard

      The President of the United States Visits the 117th Air Refueling Wing in <br /> Alabama. Story by A1C James Bentley


    • MinuteMan Report: 2015 Chief’s Huddle

      The 2015 Chief's Huddle was held in Volk Field Wisconsin for all Command Chief's from 54 Air National Guard States and territories.


    • Minuteman Report: Michigan Logistics Readiness

      The Michigan National Guard's 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron prepares equipment, cargo, and soldiers for deployment to Latvia. Story by TSgt Rachel Barton.


    • Minuteman Report: Operation Summer Shield

      The Michigan National Guard 1-119th FA participates in opening ceremony for Operation Summer Shield XII. The exercise involves six NATO countries including simulated and live fire exercises.


    • Minuteman Report: K9’s Train on RI National Guard Blackhawks

      The Rhode Island Canine Search and Rescue Team partners with the Rhode Island Army National Guard to familiarize team members with the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. RICSAR is an all-volunteer organization that deploys in support of search and rescue missions.


    • Minuteman Report: Speed Bag Testing

      Members of the Vermont Army National Guard test the new Speed Bag that will help soldiers in the field get resupplied when traditional ways are not available. Story by Staff Sergeant Jason Brace.


    • Minuteman Report: Colorado Crew Chief Family History

      Colorado Guardsmen use training during a three-month deployment to Kunsan Air Base Korea. This is just a stepping stone for Senior Airman Matt Eisenbach. Story by Senior Airman Adam Harder.


    • Minuteman Report: Hawaii Sentry Aloha Exercise

      Hawai'i's Air National Guard conducts its second Sentry Aloha Exercise for the <br /> year focused on the F-22 Raptor. Story by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Jackson.


    • Minuteman Report: Illinois Guardsmen Training During Key Resolve

      Illinois airmen support Key Resolve 2015 by filling the bellies of over 1,500 <br /> joint service members augmenting the exercise, all while receiving their own <br /> training. Story by TSgt Stephen Ocenosak.


    • Minuteman Report: Oklahoma Combative Skills Training

      The 138th Fighter Wing Tulsa Air National Guard Security Forces alongside local area experts conducted Combative Skills Training at the Collinsville Middle School in Collinsville, Oklahoma. Story by TSgt Jeffery Foster


    • Minuteman Report: Joint Training for Exercise Evergreen Tremor

      Airmen from the Washington Air National Guard team up with Soldiers from the <br /> 66th Theater Aviation Command to rehearse sling load operations in a manner that would benefit local residents in the event of a natural disaster. Story <br /> by Staff Sgt. Peter Christian


    • Minuteman Report: Wisconsin Guardsmen Deploy to Guam

      Today's edition of the Minuteman Report:<br /> The 128th Air Refueling Wing recently deployed Airmen and tankers to support the Pacific Command (PACOM) Air Expeditionary Force mission. Story by James Michaels.


    • Minuteman Report: International Communication

      Vermont Army National Guard work on a humanitarian project with their state partners in Senegal. Overcoming International communication barriers provides another learning experience.


    • Minuteman Report: Airmen Wrapping Up Fighter Integration Exercise 'Sentry Savannah'

      More than 1,400 airmen from nearly 30 military units participate in the Air National Guard's largest fighter integration, air-to-air combat, training exercise in Savannah, Georgia. Master Sgt. Jon LaDue reports.


    • Minuteman Report: New Fitness Center

      Arizona Air National Guard constructs the first ever Air national Guard new standalone fitness facility.


    • Minuteman Report: Technical Casualty Combat Care

      Maryland Army National Guardsmen and Airmen participate in Technical Casualty Combat Care, TC3, training in Aberdeen, MD. The focus is proper teamwork and communication to save lives in a combat situation. Story by SGT Michael Davis Jr.


    • Minuteman Report: Saving Lives

      Lt Col Janice Kroone, a member of the Missouri National Guard, uses her experience as bone marrow donor to help encourage other guardsmen to register as bone marrow donors. Story by SSgt Elise Rich.


    • Minuteman Report: Hawaii Readiness

      Command Inspection Teams made up of guard and active duty airmen are working together to keep Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam mission ready. Story by TSgt Andrew Jackson.


    • Minuteman Report: Warfighter Exercise

      Nearly 3500 participants have gathered at Camp Atterbury, Indiana for the Warfighter Exercise, designed to provide command and control experience to leaders and decision-makers. Story by TSgt Michael Davis.


    • Minuteman Report: California Guardsmen Deploy to Horn of Africa

      Guardsmen from the California Air National Guard's 129th Rescue Wing are deploying to CJTF Horn of Africa to provide support to ongoing operations. Story by Tech. Sgt. Michael Davis.


    • Minuteman Report: North Carolina Guardsmen Support Historic Anniversary

      North Carolina Army National Guard soldiers from the 1132 Military Police Company help provide security for over 10,000 visitors at the 150th Anniversary of the Historic Civil War battle at Fort Fisher, NC. Story by SSG Brendan Stephens.


    • Minuteman Report: ARMY Secretary Visits Guardsmen in Afghanistan

      The Secretary of the Army, John McHugh takes a trip to Afghanistan to visit with National Guardsmen and check on the progress of the transition to Resolute Support.


    • Minuteman Report: Oregon Guardsmen in Hanoi

      10 Oregon National Guard members travel to Vietnam to take participate in a week-long learning exchange through the State Partnership Program. Story by SSG Jason Van Mourik.


    • Minuteman Report: Leadership Visit

      The Oregon National Guard hosts the National Guard Bureau Senior Enlisted Advisor, CMSgt Mitchell Brush as he visits with airmen and soldiers in the area. Story by TSgt Michael Davis.


    • Minuteman Report: Wildfire Readiness

      The Arizona National Guard is ramping up its preparations for the upcoming wildfire season by training pilots and flight crews to fill and maneuver bambi baskets of water to release on simulated fires. Story by TSgt Michael Davis.


    • Minuteman Report: Alaskan Rescue

      The Alaska Air National Guard's 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons work together to locate and extract a stranded hunter. Story by TSgt Michael Davis.


    • Minuteman Report: Utah National Guardsmen Breaking Down Barriers

      A Utah Guardsmen is breaking down barriers, 1st Lt. Alessandra Kirby has been selected to participate in a program that could see her into the elite group of soldiers, the Army Rangers. Story by Tech. Sgt. Charles Givens


    • Minuteman Report: Educating Leaders on Diversity

      A diversity conference recently held in Georgia was attended by top National Guard leadership. The aim of the conference was to educate and inspire leaders to utilize the diverse force for mission success. Story by Tech. Sgt. Charles Givens


    • Minuteman Report: OH-58 Phase Out

      The Tennessee National Guard is making history flying the final missions of the OH-58 helicopter as it is being phased out of operational use. Story by Gail McCabe.


    • Minuteman Report: Pennsylvania Guard Gives Back to Community

      The Pennsylvania National Guard is helping local agencies collect and distribute gifts for more than 300 families throughout the state for the holidays. Story by TSgt Michael Davis.


    • Minuteman Report: Resources for Guard Commanders

      Aviation Commanders and Senior NCO's from the National Guard and other Army components get a hands on look at the resource provided by the Army's Aviation and Mission Command (AMCOM). Story by Joseph Givens.


    • Minuteman Report: Indiana Guardsmen Home for the Holidays

      Members of the Indiana National Guard's 1413th Engineer Company welcomed home just in time for the Holidays after a 9 month deployment to Afghanistan. Story by TSgt Michael Davis.


    • Minuteman Report: SCANG Trains with Navy Counterparts

      Members of the South Carolina Air National Guard are training with Navy fighter pilots in Nevada in order to increase relationships and readiness to operate in a joint suppression of enemy air defense mission. Story by Lt Col Abu Gandhi.


    • Minuteman Report: Oregon Guardsmen in Kabul

      Members of the Oregon National Guard check local security measures at checkpoints in and around Kabul, Afghanistan. Story by Gail McCabe.


    • Minuteman Report: Connecticut Innovators

      The Connecticut National Guard receives a new piece of equipment to help them protect a $2 million asset. Story by MSgt Jon LaDue.


    • Minuteman Report: Georgia Guardsmen train at Guardian Centers

      The Georgia Army National Guard sends more than 100 soldiers to train on different scenarios at a unique National Guard training facility in order to receive their search and extraction certification. Story by SGT James Braswell.


    • Minuteman Report: Michigan WMD Exercise

      The Michigan National Guard's 51st Weapons of Mass Destruction, Civil Support Team based in Fort Custer Training Center in Battle Creek, Michigan, conducts a training exercise with local civil authorities. Story by MSgt Sonia Pawloski


    • Minuteman Report: Kentucky’s Best

      The Kentucky Army National Guard holds its annual Best Warrior Competition, including new challenges, to determine the best soldier, NCO, and SNCO. Story by SFC Aaron Hiler.


    • Minuteman Report: Commitment to Service

      The Oklahoma National Guard teams up with players from the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA basketball team to give back to the local community. Story by 2LT Leanna Litsch.


    • Minuteman Report: AZ Cardinals Support Local Troops

      Arizona Cardinals players and staff tour Arizona National Guard aviation facilities and meet with soldiers and airmen at Papago Park Military Reservation. Story by SSgt Anthony Reynolds.


    • Minuteman Report: Indiana Safety Day

      The University of Indiana holds its Safety Career Day and members of the Indiana National Guard are on hand to showcase their capabilities and educate students on career opportunities. Story by TSgt Mike Davis.


    • Minuteman Report: NC Guardsmen Welcome New Commander

      The 60th Troop Command of the North Carolina National Guard welcome a new commander to lead one of the state's most diverse units. Story by SSG Adrienne Brooks.


    • Minuteman Report: Best of the Best

      28 of the best Army soldiers, including 2 National Guardsmen, gather at Fort Lee, Virginia for the annual ARMY Best Soldier and NCO competition. Story by SSG Adam Fischman.


    • Minuteman Report: Oklahoma ANG Air Combat Alert Exercise

      Oklahoma National Guard leaders visit Tulsa's 138th Fighter Wing to observe an Air Combat Alert Exercise. Story by 2LT Leanna Litsch.


    • Minuteman Report: Meet SSG Daniel Schmidt

      SSG Daniel Smith transitions from Arizona police officer and family man to National Guard infantryman at exercise Steppe Eagle 2014 in Hohenfels, Germany. Story by SGT Jesse Anderla.


    • Minuteman Report: ORANG Inspection

      The Oregon Air National Guard's 173rd Fighter Wing is inspected on Unit Efficiency using a new inspection process system. Story by Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar.


    • Minuteman Report: Michigan Homeland Security Exercise

      The Michigan Department of Military and Veteran Affairs and the Michigan National Guard partner with various first responders throughout southeastern Michigan to conduct a multi-agency homeland security exercise along the coast of Muskegon. Story by MSgt Sonia Pawloski.


    • Minuteman Report: Hawaii Air Show

      The Hawaii Air National Guard shows off its assets and capabilities to the local community in it's Wings Over the Pacific Air Show. Story by TSgt Andrew Jackson.


    • Minuteman Report: Missouri Guardsmen Support 2014 World Series

      Members of the Missouri National Guard are helping to provide a safe environment for the 2014 World Series in Kansas City, Missouri. Story by TSgt Michael Crane.


    • Minuteman Report: West Virginia Receives New C-17

      The 167th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard receives its first C-17 Globemaster III. The unit flew its final training mission on the C-5 Galaxy and accepted delivery of the C-17 just hours later. Story by MSgt Robert Fluharty.


    • Minuteman Report: Nebraska Nose Art

      The Nebraska Air National Guard honors a local high school student for winning the community nose art competition. The winning design was unveiled on a KC-135 Stratotanker at a ceremony hosted by the commander of the 155th Air Refueling Wing. Story by Tech. Sgt. Denise Knickerbocker.


    • Minuteman Report: Fire Training

      Tennessee Air National Guardsmen are teaming up with a local fire department to train and prepare for potential are fires on or off the installation.


    • Minuteman Report: Airmen Preserve SCANG History

      South Carolina Air Guardsmen restore static display aircraft to preserve the rich history of the 169th Fighter Wing. Story by TSgt Caycee Watson.


    • Minuteman Report: Exportable Combat Training

      The Army National Guard and Reserve trained together at the Orchard Combat Training Center in Idaho. The program certifies company proficiency in coordination with first army.


    • Minuteman Report: Army Guardsmen Teach Children Baseball

      The Maryland Army National Guard 's counter drug task for is teaming up with Maryland law enforcement for a baseball training camp in Aberdeen, MD. they will teach children about the Army National Guard, teamwork, leadership along with baseball skills. Story by Staff Sgt. John Higgins.


    • Minuteman Report: St. Louis Cardinals Honor Deployed MO Guardsmen and Families

      The St. Louis Cardinals baseball team hosted over 300 families of Missouri National Guardsmen at a recent baseball game. The annual event is broadcast via the Armed Forces Network through Fox Sports Mid-West to wherever the deployed soldiers are located. Story by Air Force Staff Sgt. Elise Rich.


    • Minuteman Report: Oklahoma and Maryland ANG hone skills in Alaska

      Soldiers assigned to the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, U.S. Army Alaska, and U.S. Air National Guard Joint Terminal Attack Controllers train together at Yukon Training Area, Alaska, to hone joint interoperability and close air support capabilities in a high operations tempo simulated combat environment during the Red-Flag Alaska 14-3 exercise. Joint Terminal Attack Controllers deploy with Army units, and bring to the fight an ability to quickly and accurately call close air support to engage enemy targets on the ground. Story by SrA Ross Alexander Whitley.


    • Minuteman Report: AZ and OR ANG Dissimilar Air Combat Training

      F-16's from the 162nd Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, joined the F-15s from the 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon ANG, for a two week training exercise. The two units practiced dissimilar air combat training, DACT, over the skies of Kingsley Filed in Southern Oregon. Story by MSgt. Jennifer Shirar.


    • Minuteman Report: NY Air Guard MQ-9 Reaper Mission

      New York Air Guardsmen continue leading the way to perform the missions of the U.S. Air Force. The 174th Attack Wing transitioned to the MQ-9 Reaper, a remotely piloted aircraft, in 2009 and teach maintainers and aircrew around the Air Force to receive their certifications Story by MSgt. Eric Miller.


    • Minuteman Report: Piloting Ravens

      Michigan National Guardsmen train on the Vampire Simulation Software System and the Raven unmanned aerial vehicle during a two-week course at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center. Story by SSG Kimberly Bratic.


    • Minuteman Report: 2014 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

      Senior Leadership recognized the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year in a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, MD. Technical Sergeant Doug Matthews represented the Air National Guard as the 2014 ANG Outstanding NCO of the Year. Story by MSgt Matthew Hilbourn.


    • Minuteman Report: Operation Lone Star

      Texas Guardsmen, along with volunteers, worked together to prepare for an emergency response at Operation Lone Star. During the exercise, local residents were provided with medical and dental services. Story by Sgt Marline Duncan.


    • Minuteman Report: Oregon Best Warrior Competition

      Soldiers from the 821st Troop Command Battalion participate in the Brigade Best Warrior Competition in Salem, Oregon. Story by SGT Aaron Ricca.


    • Minuteman Report: ANG Focus on the Force

      Enlisted leaders from around the Air National Guard gather for the annual Focus on the Field event. Story by Master Sgt. Matt Hilborn.


    • Minuteman Report: Guardsmen Improve Latvian School

      34 DCANG and 40 Michigan ANG members are in Latvia to support a humanitarian civic assistance program. They are working together to make improvements to a local school. Story by Tech. Sgt. Tabitha Hurst.


    • Minuteman Report: Teen Summit

      Teens from Air National Guard and Air Reserve families attend the Teen Summit Camp in Georgia. While there, teens learn leadership skills as well as share common experiences. Story by MSG Chance Babin.


    • Minuteman Report: Search and Rescue

      The 440th Chemical Company from the Alabama Army National Guard participate in Exercise Vibrant Response 2014. During the exercise participants conduct search and rescue operations to prepare for real world scenarios. Story by SSG David Meyer.


    • Minuteman Report: Missouri Guardsmen Deconstruct FOB Apache

      Vertical Construction Engineers with the 276th Engineer Company, Missouri Army National Guard contribute to the closing of Forward Operating Base Apache by deconstructing buildings. Video by Army Staff Sgt. Lyndsey Prax.


    • Minuteman Report: Air Force Total Force Team Participate in RAGBRAI

      The Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI, is an annual biking event that started on a bet in the 1970's. It has grown into a massive event with over 10,000 riders participating. The Air Force Cycling Team, made up of total force members, is the largest military team in the event that travels from the Missouri River to a town on the eastern boarder of the state. Story by Air Force Master Sgt. Vince De Groot.