Today is the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, and the beginning, for the United States, of a long and hard military struggle against the Axis powers. #PearlHarbor75 #HonorThem
Photo of the Day: Senior Airman Alexander Traini, a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Specialist with the 106th Rescue Wing, portrays a downed F-16 pilot during a personnel recovery training mission.
"These two Soldiers acted in the best traditions of the Illinois Army National Guard when they, without hesitation, placed themselves in harm's way to help a fellow citizen," said Brig. Gen. Michael Zerbonia, assistant adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard.
Security Soldiers and Airmen from the South Dakota National Guard are preparing for joint support of the 58th Presidential Inauguration. Follow more of the preparations for the Inauguration by following 58th Presidential Inauguration - Joint Task Force National Capital Region.
"We fight our nation's wars as part of the U.S. Army and part of the United States Air Force, and our training for the warfight, our ability to deploy and support it, is our number one role, the number one reason why we exist, and why the United States funds us with federal dollars," General Joseph L. Lengyel said.
"It was more of putting us in the position that if anybody were to come into the building, we were the first people that they would meet," Daniel, a sergeant first class with the Ohio National Guard, said. "We were at least ready to defend our classmates if we had to."
Photo of the Day: General Joseph L. Lengyel presents a coin to Spc. Sukhreet Kaur, of the New York Army National Guard, while visiting troops at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait with LTG Timothy J Kadavy and Chief Mitch Brush.
"Yes, gratitude is what I witnessed on (Thanksgiving Day) as my buddies, and fellow service members, were dumping water from the sky on the South Carolina wildfires," Staff Sgt. Roberto Di Giovine, of the South Carolina National Guard, writes. "Such acts of courage, selfless service and professionalism can come from the deepest appreciation for the gift of being an American."
"We're therapists. We're there to support them in whatever they're going through," Tech. Sgt. Carrie Gatz, of the Illinois National Guard, said. "It's all based on using live music interventions to help our patients reach their goals or to manage symptoms."
Photo of the Day: An Airman from the 136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard, participates in an annual Children's Holiday Party with his family at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base. #milfam