Photo of the Day: Oregon National Guard - Oregon Military Department Soldiers and Airmen practice digging fire lines during firefighting refresher training before deploying to support the High Cascade Complex Fire.
"We are honored and proud for my son to be part of the Guard family," Pvt. Kelly's mother, Maria, said of her son's enlistment in the Virginia National Guard. "I thank God for all the support and love and I know my husband is looking down to us and I know in my heart that he will protect our son."
Video of the Day: Arkansas National Guard Soldiers support the United States Air Force's 19th Operation Support Squadron's Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) training. The SERE specialists were hoisted into a UH-60 Black Hawk operated by the Guard members before concluding the exercise.
The Delaware National Guard, Maryland National Guard and New Jersey National Guard assisted the Delaware State Police in a multi-jurisdictional investigation into an illegal drug trafficking organization that ended with the arrest or indictment of 40 individuals on over 190 criminal charges.
“We were thinking about going active-[duty],” Raven Hull, of the 179th Airlift Wing, said, “but then we found out about the Guard. We don’t do anything without each other so we thought, ‘Okay, let’s do this together.’”
"Here you have many people, families and the like, and for them this is an exciting thing to see. It's also a reassurance to the public that NATO is here, their country is secure, and they don't need to worry about anything," British Army Lt. Col. Andrew Ridland said of the joint training with the 175th Wing and U.S. Army.