"The raid was an extremely important event in the development of American air power," wrote Rob Bardua of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in a previous report. "It marked the first combat use of strategic bombardment by U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II."
Photos of the Day: New Jersey National Guard Soldiers fire a HUMMWV mounted BGM-71 TOW 2B Aero during training. The TOW (Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided) is an American anti-tank missile.
Having been an airlift wing since July, 2008, the change in name is the latest step in the transition from flying the C-130 Hercules, to the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft for the 107th Attack Wing.
"There's a reason why we're doing this today," said retired Army Maj. General Tony Taguba. "We stand on the shoulders of all of the survivors who endured the Bataan Death March. All of us are doing this for a reason. I will tell you it's going to be painful out there but not as painful as what my father used to tell me when he was captured."
Important message from General Joseph L. Lengyel and Chief Mitch Brush: While many of us serve in the Guard part-time, we are expected to behave appropriately at all times, on-duty, or off. We are always Guard members.
The U.S. Army will need to grow to about 1,018,000, including 476,000 active, 343,000 Guard and 199,000 Reserve by the end of this fiscal year, said Maj. Gen. Jason T. Evans, director of Military Personnel Management.
"It makes me very proud of them to serve our country. The military is not for everyone, so we are very blessed to have our children serving in our military," Senior Master Sergeant Ken Clemens, ret., of the Ohio National Guard, said.
"She saw potential in me that I didn't see in myself," said Sgt. Claudia Keit, of the 29th Infantry Division. "She pushed me to go to school…wouldn't leave me alone... She said, 'I know it's hard, but it will pass. And then I got my degree."
Happy St. Patrick's Day! The New York Army National Guard's 69th Infantry Regiment, a proud member of this brigade, continues to celebrate their Irish roots by leading the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade every year.
Photo of the Day: Alabama National Guard Airmen conduct survival training and learn how to navigate unknown terrain in order to find a safe landing zone to be extracted by helicopter. The training is mandatory every three years to maintain mission readiness.
General Joseph L. Lengyel, LTG Timothy J Kadavy, Air National Guard Director, Chief Mitch Brush, Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard, and CSM Christopher Kepner want to spotlight the importance of maintaining a healthy force. Please watch as these leaders talk about their top priority.
Photo of the Day: Senior Airmen Jonathan Harvey and Alex Triani, both Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Specialists with the 106th Rescue Wing, conduct survival training at the U.S. Army's Jungle Operations Training Course.