Video elements taken from a Tank Battle event held at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, July 13, 2019. 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Calvary Regiment, Pa. Army National Guard are there as part of enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland.
The 2019 Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition was held in Oklahoma at Camp Gruber Training Center, July 16, 2019. The Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition is the culminating test for the top 14 noncommissioned officers and Soldiers from seven regions across the nation who compete in a week-long test of soldiering skills and abilities to take home the title of 2019 Army National Guard Soldier and NCO of the Year. (Oklahoma Army National Guard video by Spc. Reece Heck)
Seventy Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) Soldiers and Airmen competed with rifles and pistols in multiple courses of fire to determine the best marksmen during the Governor’s Twenty match at Fort Indiantown Gap on July 13, 2019.
A KC-135 aircraft assigned to the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard provides aerial refueling for a C-5 aircraft assigned to 436th Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserves, Dover AFB, Del. June 19, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Bryan Hoover)
Soldiers with C-Co, 2 Battalion 112th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard conducted a live fire exercise during Decisive Strike 19 June 27 in North Macedonia. Simulated casualties were evacuated and transported to the rear where medics were ready to evaluate and treat patients.
Pennsylvania National Guardsmen in Lithuania for exercise Saber Strike participated in a parade and display celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their State Partnership Program with the country, in the capital city, Vilnius, 10 June 2018. The State Partnership Program, started in 1993, has increased civil and military cooperation between Pennsylvania and Lithuania, and is an example of the United States' strong bonds with foreign nations.
A highlight of the capabilities and accomplishments of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs leading up to 2018.
Pennsylvania National Guard relocate some of their aviation assets to McEntire Joint National Guard Base from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, September 16, 2018. While in transit, crews flew through remnants of Tropical Storm Florence and monitored flood prone areas for potential needs and support. Video by Master Sgt. George Roach, Joint Force Headquarters, Pennsylvania National Guard Video by Master Sgt. George Roach, Joint Force Headquarters, Pennsylvania National Guard
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1st Lt. Ronald Wetherson, executive officer and acting commander of A Company, 103rd Engineer Battalion, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, calls for infantry Soldiers to funnel through the breach just cleared by combat engineers using a Bangalore June 29 in North Macedonia as part of Decisive Strike 19. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Zane Craig)
Pennsylvania National Guard achieved excellence in 2019
By Staff Sgt. Zane Craig | Jan. 24, 2020
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Throughout 2019, the Pennsylvania National Guard strengthened its warfighting skills, responded to natural disasters in our homeland, and deepened partnerships with Commonwealth agencies, communities and with international allies.

Chaplain 1st Lt. Justin Thomas with the 628th Aviation Support Battalion, 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, based at Fort Indiantown Gap, is a member of both the Pennsylvania National Guard Marathon Team and the All-Guard Marathon Team. (U.S. Army National Guard courtesy photo)
Pa. Guard chaplain taking running career to new heights
By Bradley Rhen | Jan. 24, 2020
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Chaplain 1st Lt. Justin Thomas didn’t necessarily set out to become an elite runner, it just kind of happened.

Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers and Airmen attended the National Guard Domestic Operations Workshop hosted by the National Guard Bureau in Fort Carson, Colorado last month, with an Air National Guard member serving as an expert on a panel.
Pa. Guard attends national domestic operations workshop
By Army Lt. Col. Angela King-Sweigart | Jan. 24, 2020
FORT CARSON, Colo.- Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers and Airmen attended the National Guard Domestic Operations Workshop hosted by the National Guard Bureau here last month, with an Air National Guard member serving as an expert on a panel.

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CBD not OK for Airmen; products may cause positive drug test
By Staff Sgt. Tony Harp | Jan. 16, 2020
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Cannabidiol oil (CBD) is growing in popularity and has become a wide-spread ingredient in health, beauty, cooking and pet products. A derivative of the cannabis sativa L. plant – commonly known as marijuana – it raises the question: is it OK for service members and federal employees to use? The simple answer is no.

Sgt. Danielle Farber (center), a medical instructor at the 166th Regiment Regional Training Institute at Fort Indiantown Gap, stands with other Ranger School graduates at Fort Indiantown Gap on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. In December, Farber became the first female Soldier from the Pennsylvania National Guard to graduate from U.S. Army Ranger School.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Brad Rhen)
Female Pa. Guard Soldier recounts Ranger School experience
By Brad Rhen | Jan. 10, 2020
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – A Pennsylvania National Guard Soldier made history in December when she became one of the first two enlisted National Guard female Soldiers and the first female Soldier from the Pennsylvania National Guard to graduate from the Army’s vaunted Ranger School.
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