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  • Amy Crigger's future was in jeopardy. Struggling in school and life, she made the life-changing choice to apply to the Washington Youth Academy, a decision she says was the best she ever made.

  • The Louisiana National Guard Military Funeral Honors Program hosted 12 Guardsmen from Arkansas, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, Oklahoma, and New York for an Army National Guard Level II Funeral Honors Instructor Certification Course at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, Feb. 4-16.

  • Aircrew members of the West Virginia Army National Guard's Company C., 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion (MEDEVAC), located in Williamstown, W.Va., provided a successful aerial rescue mission via U.S. Army HH-60 Blackhawk for a civilian trapped in his vehicle due to flood waters at approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • The 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team signal Soldiers conducted signal gunnery Feb. 5-10 on Gowen Field and in the Orchard Combat Training Center to train signal Soldiers on their communication platforms in a challenging environment.A-87633511-1

  • It's quickly becoming a summer tradition for the Washington National Guard and not the right kind. Since 2014 more than 4,500 Guardsmen have been called from their homes and civilian jobs to respond to one of our state's biggest threats, blazing wildfires that threaten lives and property across our state.

  • At only 22-years-old, Spc. Imani Gayle balances college, serving in the National Guard, a fashion career, and charitable work assisting young girls with Alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss. A native of Irvington, N.J., Gayle also has Alopecia and has marketed her signature look for work with various clothing and jewelry designers in the New York City area.

  • A skier plunges into cold weather intense enough to warp the metal on the weapon slung to their back. They and other competitors cut through kilometer after kilometer of the snow-covered forest before quickly unslinging their weapons to aim at their prey.