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-The Missouri Army National Guard continues to lean forward and prepare Soldiers and units for deployment in operations around the world to extend our capabilities and initiatives to protect Missourians, as well as all citizens of our nation.

- The 35th Combat Aviation Brigade is continuing to prepare for deployment to the US Central Command area of operation. This is a very complex deployment with over 70 units from 15 states preparing to deploy under the brigade's command and control. The CAB is a multi-functional brigade-sized unit offering a combination of attack helicopters (AH-64 Apache), reconnaissance helicopters (OH-58 Kiowa), medium-lift helicopters (UH-60 Black Hawk), heavy-lift helicopters (CH-47 Chinook), and Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) capability.

- The 35th Engineer Brigade continues to act as a contingency tactical command post and exercise planning organization in support of U.S. Army South. As a result of this ongoing relationship, the brigade will lead a more than 600-Soldier task force in a "Beyond the Horizons" exercise. The task force will build and renovate schools, as well as provide medical care in rural areas of Guatemala and Honduras.

- 70th Troop Command is tasked as the FEMA Region 7 Homeland Response Force - one of only 10 HRFs nationwide. While capable as an all-hazards response force, the HRF is designed to respond to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents. The HRF, also National Guard Reaction Force with non-lethal capability sets, when directed by proper authority and upon consent of the Governor(s), alerts, assembles and deploys within six to 12 hours and conducts command and control; security; search and rescue; search and extraction; decontamination; and medical triage as needed in order to save lives and mitigate human suffering. Troop Command has spent the past 10 months building the HRF and will be validated by the Secretary of Defense in March 2012.

- 110th Maneuver Enhanced Brigade is breaking new ground with U.S. Army Africa by planning and conducting brigade headquarters command and control for "Eastern Accord 2012" in Tanzania. The intent of the Eastern Accord exercise is to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations; enhance capabilities and interoperability; gain and maintain regional access; and establish relationships with Regional Brigade Security Force partners.

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Apr 18, 2014
The 4175th Military Police Detachment was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation during a recent ceremony for their exceptional performance during their deployment in 2010 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
Apr 08, 2014
The Missouri National Guard, 35th Engineer Brigade, team Mo Muleskinners, were amongst the top finishers at the 25th annual Bataan Memorial Death March. The team endured the harrowing 26.2-mile trek through the stifling New Mexico desert and crossed the line in first place in the National Guard Heavy category.
Apr 07, 2014
The Adjutant General of Missouri recently swore in three members of the Missouri National Guard’s inspector general office, marking the first time in more than nine months the office has been fully staffed.
Mar 28, 2014
With the federal government looking to trim costs across the board in the current fiscally-constrained environment, the National Guard has emerged as a cost effective way to ensure the nation’s security while serving as the backbone of the Army and Air Force.
Mar 28, 2014
Missouri National Guard Citizen-Soldiers with the 276th Vertical Engineer Company recently completed their culminating training exercise in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Mar 21, 2014
Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - Brig. Gen. David F. Irwin, Missouri Army National Guard, Ballwin, Mo., retired in November with more than 31 years of military service to the state and nation. Irwin retired as the assistant division commander of the 35th Infantry Division after completing numerous previous leadership positions throughout the Missouri National Guard. Irwin was honored for his service at a ceremony held at the 35th Infantry Division Headquarters in Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Mar 12, 2014
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, visited Total Force Airmen and got a firsthand look at Whiteman’s B-2 operations during their recent trip to the base.
Mar 12, 2014
Athena Cody, a retired chief master sergeant and spouse of Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, met with Missouri Air National Guard and active duty Airmen here to discuss key issues affecting members and their families, and how those issues can affect readiness.
Mar 11, 2014
Despite the cold temperatures and the impending winter storm threatening the area, Missouri National Guard Soldiers from Company A, 1-138th Infantry, joined with their fellow Soldiers from Company D to perform a combined operation mission in Boonville.
Mar 11, 2014
Despite the cold temperatures and the impending winter storm threatening the area, Missouri National Guard Soldiers from Company A, 1-138th Infantry, joined with their fellow Soldiers from Company D to perform a combined operation mission in Boonville.
Mar 07, 2014
Missouri National Guard Soldiers from a Springfield-based unit are supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Kuwait. The 1107th Theater Aviation Sustainment Group’s mission encompasses a wide range of aviation support operations, including some in Afghanistan
Feb 19, 2014
NEOSHO, Mo. – When Missouri National Guard officials walked into the Newton County Courthouse carrying a huge check, people lining the halls of the bustling building might have wondered who in their midst won it big.
Feb 10, 2014
Despite the cold and snow, more than 6,000 friends, Family and community supporters gathered at the University of Central Missouri to welcome home more than 320 Missouri National Guard Soldiers from the ’s 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance on Sunday.
Jan 22, 2014
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - A member of the Missouri National Guard is hanging up his uniform after more than 30 years of service to his state and country.
Jan 02, 2014
The Missouri Air National Guard named its Outstanding Airmen of the Year awardees this month at the Missouri National Guard’s headquarters at Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City.
Dec 11, 2013
Dan Reece was late to work on Monday because he had to save a woman from a burning building. The Missouri Air National Guard lieutenant colonel was on his way to duty with the 157th Air Operations Group at Jefferson Barracks on Monday when he spotted smoke coming from the Lemay Manor Apartments. Not seeing any flashing lights, Reece decided to pull in. As he drew closer, he realized he was the first one on the scene.
Dec 11, 2013
A Missouri National Guard field artillery Soldier’s commute home turned into an opportunity to use his training to save a life. Pvt. Matthew Duncan, a cannon crewmember assigned to Battery B, 1-129th Field Artillery, was driving home late on Missouri Highway 24 on October 13 when he noticed gravel spread across on the black top and skid marks leading off the edge of the road. He immediately stopped and discovered a wrecked vehicle, then called 911.
Nov 27, 2013
The Soldiers and Airmen of the Missouri National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force received rave reviews from National Guard Bureau for the outstanding work they have done in coalition development and drug interdiction programs in the state.
Nov 13, 2013
Airmen from the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing and 239th Combat Communications Squadron recently received the Gen. John P. Jumper Awards for Excellence in Warfighting Integration and Information Dominance.
Nov 13, 2013
The adjutant general of Missouri, Maj. Gen. Steve Danner welcomes Col. William A. Ward as assistant division commander, 35th Infantry Division, Missouri.
Nov 06, 2013
WASHINGTON – A Missouri National Guardsman was honored with the chance to run on the All Army 10-Miler Team, which is made up of the seven best runners in the Army, in Washington, D.C on October 20.
Oct 31, 2013
Missouri National Guard citizen-soldiers help train Afghans
Oct 23, 2013
Missouri Guard welcomes new Judge Advocate General officers Anna Feygina, Brandon Kimble and Tim McDonald.
Oct 22, 2013
A Missouri National Guard infantry Soldier had his debut fight at the Bellator Fighting Championship at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan., on Friday, Oct. 11. Spc. Blake Pool, a scout assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-138th Infantry Regiment, fought in the lightweight division against Remy Bussieres.
Oct 18, 2013
Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, announced today Col. Ralph L. Schwader will assume command of the St. Joseph-based 139th Airlift Wing in January.
Oct 08, 2013
Guard’s 1438th Engineer Company constructs bridge in
Oct 02, 2013
Missouri Guard maintains emergency readiness despite government shutdown
Sep 25, 2013
Missouri Air National Guard pilot surpasses 1,000 flying hours in stealth bomber
Sep 19, 2013
Families show support for their Guardsmen at 157th’s annual picnic
Sep 13, 2013
1138th Transportation Company conducts first truck rodeo
Sep 10, 2013
The Missouri Air National Guard’s 231st Civil Engineer Flight worked with both local Belize contractors and government officials to accomplish necessary site preparation including securing utility hook ups, excavating and compacting the construction site, pouring concrete foundations, and erecting fences for safety and security.
Sep 06, 2013
Shaul promoted to colonel in Missouri National Guard
Sep 05, 2013
Citizen-Soldiers from the 548th Transportation Company helped a woman who was in trouble.
Sep 03, 2013
1st Platoon, Company A, 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion receives combat patch
Aug 30, 2013
1-129th Field Artillery Regiment’s batteries and companies Prepare for Live fire exercise
Aug 29, 2013
1-138th Infantry Regiment conducts a battalion-level cordon and search training exercise.
Aug 28, 2013
Missouri Army National Guard Field Maintenance Shop was selected as the 2013 recipient of the Efficiency in Maintenance Award.
Aug 27, 2013
1LT Eric Wilde has been selected to recive the Association of Old Crows annual Award for Excellence in Information Operations.
Aug 22, 2013
Missouri National Guard Meets with Thailand Delegation to discuss flood response.
Aug 21, 2013
Military Appreciation Day at Missouri State Fair receives visit from Gen Frank J. Grass, a native of Missouri, speaking on Missouri experiences growing up in Missouri and on The Missouri National Guard.
Aug 21, 2013
Missouri National Guard warrant officers candidates visited the Saint James Veter.ans Home as a service project
Aug 16, 2013
The Missouri National Guard Chaplain Corps, along with Department of Veterans Affairs and clergyman, provide training to rural regions of Missouri.
Aug 12, 2013
The Missouri Air National Guard 131st Bomb Wing, the nation’s only Guard unit to fly and maintain the B-2 Spirit, was certified to conduct the nuclear mission reaching full operational capability with the B-2 Bomber.
Aug 09, 2013
Missouri Guardsmen assist communities with flood response, supporting traffic control points and other missions in support of local authorities in central Missouri
Aug 07, 2013
Governor Nixon mobilizes Missouri National Guard
Jul 24, 2013
A Missouri National Guardsman was presented with the Soldier’s Medal, the highest award for valor in a non-combat situation, during an award ceremony at Camp Crowder on Saturday.
Jul 24, 2013
A deployment ceremony was held Monday for Soldiers of the Missouri National Guard’s 70th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City as the unit departed for a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan to conduct public affairs operations.
Jul 17, 2013
Brig. Gen. Michael D. Navrkal, who will take command of the division on Oct. 5 during a ceremony at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., was selected to the position by the 35th Division Council, which is comprised of adjutants general from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Illinois, said Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, adjutant general of Missouri.
Jul 16, 2013
Besides, the 52 candidates of the Army National Guard’s Accelerated Officer Candidate School, including some from Missouri, are two weeks away from earning the rank of Army second lieutenants. The South Dakota Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion (Officer Candidate School), 196th Regiment (Regional Training Institute), hosts the 8-week-long intensive program bringing officer candidates, instructors and the feared “platoon trainers” from nearly 20 different states as well as U.S. territory of Guam.
Jul 16, 2013
The Missouri National Guard will host more than 100 University of Missouri football players at Camp Crowder in Neosho for leadership and team-building training on July 20 and 21.
Jul 15, 2013
The Missouri National Guard Camp Guardian Program conducted its 37th encampment at Babler State Park in St. Louis from June 24-28, entertaining 68 campers.
Jul 13, 2013
NEOSHO, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s 1138th Military Police Company two-week annual training culminated with a simulated combat support training exercise. With their headquarters in West Plains and the 1st detachment in Springfield, the exercise marked the first time the company came together to rehearse military drills. The exercise tested the company’s skill in military police combat tactics – including base defense operations and detainee facility operations on a simulated forward operating base and local village – at the Missouri National Guard’s Camp Crowder Training Facility in Neosho.
Jul 12, 2013
The 70th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, out of Jefferson City, completed its Reserve Component Utilization training at Camp Crowder this past week, ending the two week session in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.
Jul 11, 2013
The dull roar of an approaching convoy rumbles in the distance. Hearing this, the enemy prepares for an artillery attack, hoping to catch the convoy off guard. As the vehicles round the corner, the distinctive whistle of an artillery shell is heard, followed by voices yelling “incoming!” An explosion follows and the vehicles pick up speed to exit the danger area.
Jun 18, 2013
The Missouri National Guard's State Partnership Program met with representatives from civic groups in Panama City this month in an effort to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Panama. Although the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program primary mission is to work with allied defense forces, the program has another mission: connecting civilian groups in both countries, said 1st Lt. Todd Cantwell.
Jun 17, 2013
Spanish linguists have the key role of translating for subject matter experts during exchanges with the Panamanian Public Forces, said 1st Lt. Todd Cantwell, of the Missouri National Guard State Partnership Program.
Jun 15, 2013
More than a thousand friends, Family members and supporters crowded the Macon High School bleachers to send off the Missouri National Guardsmen of the 1438th Engineer Company on Saturday.
Jun 14, 2013
Two members of the Missouri National Guard's Counter Drug Task Force traveled to Panama in May as part of a subject matter expert exchange through the State Partnership Program.
Jun 14, 2013
The 835th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted its two-week annual training exercise at the Blue Armory in Jefferson City from May 30 to June 13.
Jun 13, 2013
Missouri National Guard Soldiers and Airmen traveled to Panama in May for a subject matter exchange about some of the hardest-learned lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan: Improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Jun 07, 2013
Only a small percentage of B-2 pilots have ever flown over 1,500 hours, but that is a milestone Lt. Col. Michael Means, 131st Bomb Wing Chief of Safety, surpassed nearly 2 years ago in 2011.
Jun 06, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Since 2000, Regina Meyer has served as the Indiana Jones of the Missouri National Guard. As the organization’s only archeologist, Meyer is charged with digging up Missouri’s natural artifacts, protecting those assets and educating others on the value of those resources.
Jun 04, 2013
During the June unit training assembly at Whiteman Air Force Base, the 131st Medical Group earned the highest possible rating for their 2013 Health Services Inspection.
May 24, 2013
The Missouri National Guard Veterans Recognition Program is offering more than 1,500 medals to the Families of Missouri National Guardsmen and United States’ military Veterans who served in World War I.
May 23, 2013
As the National Guard transitioned from a strategic to operational reserve since 9/11, the Missouri National Guard evolved with the times, adapting and spearheading a number of state and federal jobs initiatives to ensure the nation’s part-time force is fully prepared.
May 18, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard Child and Youth Program hosted a photo extravaganza in the Missouri State Capitol Rotunda Tuesday through Thursday to celebrate the Month of the Military Child.
May 17, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three Missouri National Guard Soldiers assisted a woman and emergency response crews during a single-car accident May 7 on U.S. 50 Business Highway.
May 16, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While Missouri Air National Guard Lt. Col. Stephanie Boykin is eight months into her role as the Missouri National Guard’s state equal employment manager, Boykin brings more than 20 years of experience to the office.
May 16, 2013
TRENTON, Mo. – After 24 years in the Missouri Army National Guard, 1st Sgt. Mark Richardson of St. Joseph, has completed his ride as a Citizen-Soldier.
May 14, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The responsibilities for the training and welfare of the Missouri Army National Guard Soldiers in the 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, headquartered in Kansas City, was passed to Command Sgt. Maj. John Sportsman from Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Lederle during a change of responsibility ceremony on Sunday, May 5.
May 14, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s State Partnership Program and the Missouri Highway Patrol hosted five Panamanians and five Costa Ricans for a vehicle operation course at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City this week.
May 14, 2013
KIRKWOOD, Mo. – A Kirkwood man and East African native is quietly building his own version of the American dream, in part thanks to the Missouri National Guard.
May 14, 2013
A Missouri National Guard officer recently earned a pair of medals at the U.S. National Judo Championships at Virginia Beach, Va.
May 14, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Behind the Staples and across the Steak and Shake on Missouri Boulevard, a lone sentry from a war few remember, but which played a critical role in establishing the modern National Guard, stands watch over the city.
May 09, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Army National Guard Maj. Barb King is the epitome of what it means to be a well-rounded individual.
May 09, 2013
OZARK, Mo. – Master Sgt. Shelva Combs and Sgt. 1st Class Elva Combs – twin brothers born seven minutes apart – end nearly eight decades of combined service with the Missouri Army National Guard this year, capping a commitment to the military that began in high school in Shelbyville.
May 09, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With the passing of the noncommissioned officers’ sword, Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Lederle stepped down as the command sergeant major for 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, headquartered in Kansas City, bringing his 27 year military career to a close.
May 07, 2013
Amid tears of happiness, colorful banners and patriotic tunes from the Missouri Guard’s 135th Army Band, approximately 125 Citizen-Soldiers from the 935th Aviation Support Battalion were welcomed home by friends and family at a ceremony in Springfield on May 2.
May 07, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander honored four veterans - two Missouri National Guardsmen and an Army and Navy Veteran with the state's Silver Star Banner Award during a ceremony Wednesday at the Missouri Capitol.
May 07, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Master Sgt. Mark Farrell, battalion supply non-commissioned officer for the 229th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, received his promotion April 26 at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City.
May 07, 2013
A Missouri National Guardsman was honored during a retirement ceremony at Ike Skelton Training Site on Saturday after 36 years of service. Master Sgt. Carl Nilges, a supply logistics specialist for the Joint Force Headquarters, received several awards and certificates during his ceremony, which was officiated by Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, the adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard.
May 06, 2013
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Staff Sgt. Jonathan Hanna, of the Missouri Army National Guard, made his way to St. Joseph as one of the state’s newest recruiters for the St. Joseph area.
May 06, 2013
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – In town for their final reunion this weekend, World War II veterans who were held as prisoners of war by the Nazis were among those attending Wednesday’s dedication of the Missouri POW-MIA Museum at Jefferson Barracks.
May 06, 2013
The Airmen of the 131st Bomb Wing’s finance office live by a simple credo: ‘No Money, No Mission.’ The office’s Airmen form a small but tight-knit group with the critical responsibility of ensuring the Wing’s 1,100 Airmen are paid and their benefits are distributed properly, said Master Sgt. Cheryl Ropp.
May 06, 2013
Tucked away in Whiteman Air Force Base’s vehicle maintenance building, four Airmen from the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing are living up to the idea of total force integration.
May 06, 2013
Three senior airmen from the 131st Logistics Readiness Squadron have a critical role in ensuring the Airmen of the 131st Bomb Wing are supplied with the uniforms and equipment they need to carry out the Wing’s mission.
May 05, 2013
Gregory S. Champagne was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony held at the Ike Skelton Training Site on Saturday.
May 01, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard, friends and Families congratulated Sgt. Grant Crowley and two fellow new Army National Guard officers Monday morning at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City.
May 01, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard, friends and Families congratulated 2nd Lt. Markland Anderson and two fellow new Army National Guard officers Monday morning at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City.
Apr 30, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri National Guard, friends and families congratulated 2nd Lt. Caton Jeffries and two other new Army National Guard officers Monday morning at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City.
Apr 29, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -Michael Winkler, construction and facilities management officer for the Missouri National Guard, received his promotion to the rank of colonel Wednesday at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City.
Apr 29, 2013
FORT HOOD, Texas - After an early greeting of a sand storm, a long delay complete with an MRE picnic lunch, Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade embarked on their long awaited journey back to the United States April 21.
Apr 25, 2013
ST CHARLES, Mo. - Missouri Viewpoints, a local public affairs program produced by Lindenwood University, is focusing its spotlight on the Missouri National Guard.
Apr 24, 2013
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - When conducting a military training exercise of any size, one of the very first things to be put in place is the communication infrastructure. That's precisely what members of the Missouri Army National Guard 35th Infantry Division in St. Joseph do.
Apr 23, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Six Missouri National Guard members spoke to the American Counseling Association of Missouri on April 11 in Jefferson City to prepare ACAM members who counsel military members facing stress associated with deployment.
Apr 23, 2013
About 100 Missouri National Guardsmen from units in St. Louis, Hannibal and Cape Girardeau joined community volunteers to work in support of flood relief operations in affected areas.
Apr 22, 2013
CLARKSVILLE, Mo. – About 50 Missouri National Guardsmen from the St. Louis-area joined dozens of volunteers in Clarksville Friday to do battle with rising flood waters of the Mississippi River.
Apr 22, 2013
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - A group of Missouri National Guardsmen who responded to a serious traffic accident on Kingshighway in February are being recognized for their actions.
Apr 22, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri Army National Guard was recently represented at the Ruckus Run in Grain Valley. A team of five Citizen-Soldiers with the 35th Infantry Division in Lexington competed in the four-mile course, with 25 obstacles, for a little fun and camaraderie, as well as a new way to boost their physical fitness regime.
Apr 22, 2013
4/11/2013 - WHITEMAN AFB, Mo -- Chaplain Lt. Col. Michael T. Butler, 131st Bomb Wing, was recently awarded the 2012 Samuel Stone Award, recognizing him as the Chaplain of the Year for the Air National Guard.
Apr 19, 2013
Gov. Jay Nixon has mobilized the Missouri National Guard to assist civil authorities in flood relief efforts.
Apr 16, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri Army National Guard Lt. Col. Jay Gann was honored for his service with a resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives on Thursday at the Capitol.
Apr 15, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri Army National Guard Capt. Nicholas Swoboda received the Army Commendation Medal recently at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City for his exceptional service as a company commander on his security forces deployment to Qatar.
Apr 12, 2013
MARYVILLE, Mo. - Students and faculty at Northwest Missouri State University are coming together to assist fellow veterans, current service members and military spouses to make an easier transition into the academic community. The Northwest Student Veterans Association provides camaraderie and support to enhance the student veteran experience.
Apr 12, 2013
WARRENTON, Mo. - The Warrenton National Guard armory would play a key role in the response to any area-wide disaster that renders Jefferson Barracks in south St. Louis County unusable.
Apr 12, 2013
NEOSHO, Mo. – The Missouri Army National Guard 548th Transportation Company out of Trenton closed the final chapter of their recent deployment to Afghanistan. On April 6, nearly one year from returning home, the unit was awarded their first Meritorious Unit Citation for distinguishing itself while conducting tactical convoy operations.
Apr 12, 2013
NEOSHO, Mo. - Following five days of intense physical and mental challenges, two Citizen-Soldiers came out on top at the Missouri Army National Guard's Best Warrior contest at Camp Crowder in Neosho.
Apr 12, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael McGuire is retiring from the Missouri Guard after 33 years of service.
Apr 11, 2013
WEBB CITY, Mo. - Missouri Army National Guard Pvt. 2nd Class Malachi Leece accepted an appointment to West Point in front of family, friends and Missouri Guard supporters at Webb City High School, his signature securing his formal acceptance to the premier U.S. military academy.
Apr 11, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri National Guard recruiters are tasked with the job of enlisting and commissioning the best talent to improve the readiness of the Army and Air National Guard.
Apr 11, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - When people think of a Guardsman saving someone's life, typically they visualize bullets flying and Soldiers in uniform ducking behind their armored Humvee. The Soldier pulls or carries his comrade to safety.
Apr 11, 2013
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Seven Soldiers recently spent a week learning alternative ways to be more effective military instructors at the Missouri National Guard's 140th Regiment Missouri Regional Training Institute's Small Group Instructor Training Course on post.
Apr 11, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. − Fifth and sixth-grade students from Lebanon's Joel E. Barber Elementary School became archeologists for the day at the Missouri National Guard's 2013 Earth Day festivities Friday at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City.
Apr 09, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Maj. Gen. Jorge Marion Vega, the Argentina defense and military attaché, visited the Missouri National Guard headquarters in Jefferson City to purchase seven Humvees for the Argentine military from the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Service.
Apr 09, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - More than 25 married Missouri National Guard couples took part in the Army's Strong Bonds marriage retreat held at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo.
Apr 09, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri National Guard is releasing a historical collection of information on the Guard's state emergency duty response missions.
Apr 08, 2013
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. - A local Missouri National Guardsman and member of a prominent St. Louis-area family has again been recognized for his bravery while serving in Afghanistan last year.
Apr 04, 2013
4/3/2013 - WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo -- Since the B-2 "Spirit of Florida" first arrived at Whiteman Air Force Base in July 1996, its stealthiness and massive firepower have been used in missions around the world.
Apr 04, 2013
BALLWIN, Mo. - On the advice of his fellow soldiers in the Missouri Army National Guard, Staff Sgt. Robert G. Morley filled out an application for the U.S. Department of Defense Foreign Exchange Program without much expectation.
Apr 04, 2013
MARYVILLE, Mo. - Tim Akins, of Albany, was recently promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the Missouri Army National Guard and now serves as the full-time operations sergeant with Headquarters, Headquarters Battalion, 1-129th Field Artillery in Maryville.
Apr 04, 2013
MARYVILLE, Mo. - He's proud to call himself a Christian Soldier. Now after 27 years in the Missouri Army National Guard, 1st Sgt. Rodney McKinney has laced up his combat boots for the last time on March 27.
Apr 02, 2013
WARRENSBURG, Mo. - The Missouri National Guard, friends, Families and coworkers wished the members of the 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion good luck on their yearlong deployment with a departure ceremony March 24.
Apr 02, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri National Guard was recently recognized with a plaque by their Washington D.C. counterparts for supporting operations on Jan. 21 at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Parade.
Apr 01, 2013
AMORET, Mo. - Nearly one third of the Miami High School senior class is now serving in the Missouri Army National Guard. Although it works out to be only two students out of the class of seven, it still speaks volumes to the commitment and personal courage of these students.
Apr 01, 2013
FESTUS, Mo. - Chelsey L. Rubarsky takes a somewhat unique view on her recent decision to enlist in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Apr 01, 2013
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Although he's not retiring, one Missouri National Guardsman is leaving the 35th Engineer Brigade community he's served for more than 20 years.
Mar 21, 2013
SEOUL, Republic of Korea - Gov. Jay Nixon today honored the Missourians who fought and died during the Korean War by laying a wreath at the Missouri section of the Hall of Heroes at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul.
Mar 21, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s biathlon team recently placed 5th in the National Guard Bureau’s Biathlon Championships held between Feb. 22 and March 1 at Camp Ripley, Minn.
Mar 20, 2013
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Members of the Missouri National Guard’s command staff checked on Soldiers in the post’s Warrior Transition Unit recently during a Missouri National Guard Education Benefits Day at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center.
Mar 19, 2013
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard welcomed a new officer and company commander, while another Missouri Guardsman will get the chance to serve where he lives after a recent change of command ceremony.
Mar 19, 2013
CLAYTON, Mo. – In preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, soldiers of the Macon-based 1438th Engineer Company of the Missouri Army National Guard took part in a Yellow Ribbon program event over the weekend at the Clayton Sheridan Hotel.
Mar 19, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – All of their lives, Taylor and Tyler Adair, twin brothers, have made a conscious effort to be different. All of that is beginning to change.
Mar 18, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – More than 25 Missouri legislators visited the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City Monday to gain a better understanding of the Missouri National Guard.
Mar 18, 2013
DEXTER, Mo. – When he was 19 years old, Sgt. 1st Class Doyle Wicker wanted to be a part of history, be an active force in the ever-changing world around him and beyond.
Mar 18, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri National Guardsman with Jefferson City roots recently retired after more than 24 years of service.
Mar 15, 2013
DEXTER, Mo. – Leaders of Southeast Missouri Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves recently hosted Stoddard County and Dexter community and business leaders in an effort to build relationships and communication for hiring Guardsmen and Reservists in the local area.
Mar 15, 2013
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – Guardsmen primarily from Missouri and Kansas kicked-off Exercise Key Resolve March 14 which is an annual multi-national training exercise with the Republic of Korea Army.
Mar 14, 2013
FESTUS, Mo. - Justin Collie left the U.S. Navy in 2005 to pursue a master's degree, but continued to feel the tug of devotion to military service.
Mar 14, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Army National Guardsman Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Tune, of Loose Creek, was recently presented a National Guard Bureau coin in recognition of his work to receive a commendable rating during a recent command logistics review team inspection.
Mar 14, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The first Missouri National Guard female Soldier to earn the Bronze Star Medal is calling it a career after 24 years of service.
Mar 14, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri Army National Guardsman Sgt. 1st Class Scott Beal, of Smithville, was recently presented a National Guard Bureau coin in recognition of his work to receive a commendable rating during a recent command logistics review team inspection. Master Sgt. Ross Strom from the inspection team awarded Beal with the accolade on Feb. 26 while at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City.
Mar 14, 2013
KENNETT, Mo. - Military service is a tradition in Sgt. 1st Class James Rudd's Family.
Mar 13, 2013
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Missouri National Guard recently turned the tables on officials at Monsanto who were saluting the efforts of the Guard's last Agribusiness Development Team in Afghanistan.
Mar 13, 2013
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - For Spc. David Vaughn and his wife, Tricia, the support they receive is more than just helpful, it's life saving.
Mar 12, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri National Guard is proud to announce the release if its 2012 annual report.
Mar 12, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Jason Kander, Missouri's Secretary of State and former Missouri National Guardsman, pledged to support military members of the National Guard and Reserve by signing a Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Statement of Support recently.
Mar 12, 2013
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – For the Family of a new Missouri National Guard recruit, the transition from civilian to Citizen-Soldier can be gratifying and difficult.
Mar 11, 2013
ANDERSON, Mo. - Following a weekend of heavy weapons training, Company D, 1st of the 138th Infantry Regiment, welcomed a new commander at the Missouri National Guard armory in Anderson. Capt. Gary Fleck took command of the detachment from outgoing commander Capt. Thomas Williams.
Mar 07, 2013
BOONVILLE, Mo. - While focusing on training to improve Soldier readiness and combat capabilities, Missouri Guardsmen with the 1-138th Infantry Regiment recently battled the snow and below-freezing conditions to "invade" Boonville with the cooperation of area civilian agencies.
Mar 06, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri Army National Guard's 1141st Engineer Company (Sapper) located in Kansas City was recently fielded nine new M1157 10-ton dump trucks which would ideally be used in support of a stateside mission.
Mar 06, 2013
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. - As a frigid wind blew light snow into his face, Pfc. Isaac Porch, of Affton, loaded a belt of ammunition into his M-240 machine gun and surveyed the surrounding forest with an air of anticipation. At his side on the balcony was his gun team partner, Spc. Simeon Boda, of Florissant.
Mar 05, 2013
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Pvt. Coty Wills, of Jackson, recently completed his military training to become a motor transport operator for Missouri National Guard's 35th Infantry Division at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis.
Mar 05, 2013
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Pvt. Gabrielle Jordan, of Caruthersville, recently completed her military training to become a motor transport operator for Missouri National Guard's Detachment 1, 1221st Transportation Company in Portageville.
Mar 05, 2013
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Capt. Cody Waters, of Fulton, has been appointed the new commander for the 1140th Forward Support Company in Cape Girardeau.
Mar 04, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A service member of 25 years, Command Sgt. Maj. Will Pierce achieved his 'greatest honor' recently when Missouri's adjutant general appointed him as the state command sergeant major of the Missouri National Guard.
Mar 04, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri National Guard honored Command Sgt. Maj. James Schulte during a retirement ceremony on Saturday at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
Mar 04, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - After serving more than three years as the Missouri Army National Guard's special troops battalion, the 135th Rear Operations Center cased its guidon during a ceremony at the Ike Skelton Training Site on March 2 and transferred its authority to the 229th Multifunctional Medical Battalion.
Mar 03, 2013
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Pvt. Todd Duckett, of Farmington, recently completed his military training to become an imagery analyst for Missouri National Guard's 35th Infantry Division at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis.
Mar 02, 2013
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. - Amid much pomp and ceremony area airborne veterans unveiled a permanent marker to the first parachute jump from an airplane Friday at historic Jefferson Barracks, the 101st anniversary of the event.
Mar 02, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One weekend a month he’s a Citizen-Soldier in Missouri, the rest of the time he’s a modern day cowboy patrolling our nation’s borders in Texas. Meet Staff Sgt. Jefferson Bailey, of Sierra Blanca, Texas, who serves as a U.S. Border Patrol agent on horseback.
Mar 01, 2013
NEOSHO Mo. – Fifteen soldiers from around the state are preparing to show their mettle at the Missouri Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition next month at Camp Crowder.
Mar 01, 2013
SIKESTON, Mo. - Staff Sgt. Clinton Petty is back where he started 13 years ago as a new recruit.
Mar 01, 2013
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Pvt. Kiara Hayden, of Caruthersville, recently completed her military training to become food service specialist for Missouri National Guard's Detachment 2, 1221st Transportation Company in Sikeston.
Feb 27, 2013
DUGWAY, UTAH – The Missouri National Guard’s 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team recently spent two weeks training at the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground.
Feb 26, 2013
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - Staff Sgt. James Stafford wants to be more than just the local Guard recruiter; he wants to be a positive influence to the area.
Feb 26, 2013
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Staff Sgt. Steven Bell was 21 when he knew he had to join the Missouri National Guard.
Feb 26, 2013
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. - Missouri Air National Guard Col. Richard L. Chapman, Jr., base commander at historic Jefferson Barracks, will host a dedication ceremony Friday marking the site of the first successful parachute descent from an airplane.
Feb 26, 2013
JACKSON, Mo. - Sgt. 1st Class Steve Rhodes can't imagine doing anything different than what he's dedicated his life to for the past twenty years.
Feb 22, 2013
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – As a father, Jay Kurtz, of Wildwood, was slightly amused when his 24-year-old daughter, Amanda, said she needed some discipline in her life. As a veteran of the Air National Guard and part of a military family, he was pleased.
Feb 21, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Staff Sgt. Daniel Schaab, of St. Genevieve and the Guard's 880th Haul Team in Perryville, took second place in the Cruiserweight Class of the recent 2013 Missouri National Guard Combatives Tournament at Lincoln University.
Feb 21, 2013
BONNE TERRE, Mo. – A local resident, Master Sgt. Leslie T. “Tom” Fambrough, is the 2012 First Sergeant of the Year for the Missouri Air National Guard.
Feb 20, 2013
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. – Guardsmen can be called to state emergency duty any time, and Soldiers of the 1137th Military Police Company want to be sure they’re always prepared for that call.
Feb 20, 2013
LATHROP, Mo. - As they approach their senior year in high school, students are routinely challenged with making decisions that will take them down their career paths. Which is the best route for them? Should they consider a traditional college, technical school, the military or entering the workforce? There are many choices.
Feb 17, 2013
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. - A Missouri National Guardsman, 1st Sgt. James A. Kempker, got an unexpected gift on Saturday; his 22nd wedding anniversary.
Feb 16, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Thanks to volunteers at the Kansas City National Guard armory, military service members now have an additional resource available to them when it comes to feeding their Families.
Feb 16, 2013
LEXINGTON, Mo. – Tiffany Ray, of Lexington, was recently promoted to the rank of staff sergeant in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Feb 15, 2013
NEVADA, Mo. – The Missouri Army National Guard’s Training Center Command greeted a new leader in a formal ceremony at Camp Clark in Nevada when Lt. Col. Jay Gann assumed command from Lt. Col Rick Scism, the latter a Citizen-Soldier well-familiar with the post and area surrounding the historic military installation.
Feb 15, 2013
BRIDGETON, Mo. – About two dozen members of the Missouri Air National Guard’s 239th Combat Communications Squadron received an official welcome home from Afghanistan in a ceremony Saturday at Bridgeton City Hall.
Feb 14, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Due to a recent validation, the Missouri Army National Guard’s 205th Area Support Medical Company in Kansas City is now able to administer CPR training.
Feb 13, 2013
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. - Lance A. Shaffer, executive and administrative officer of the Missouri National Guard's 70th Troop Command, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel during a ceremony Saturday at historic Jefferson Barracks in south St. Louis County.
Feb 12, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s Adjutant General has named a new assistant Adjutant General-Air for the Missouri National Guard at Ike Skelton Training Site on Sunday.
Feb 12, 2013
LAKE OZARK, Mo. - Retired Col. Mitchell Passini, who lives in Rolla, was recently awarded the Silver Order of the De Fleury Medal for his exemplary service as an engineer in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Feb 11, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Family members, friends and colleagues honored Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Cotter, a Missouri Air National Guard officer for more than 37 years, during a retirement ceremony Saturday at Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City.
Feb 11, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Christopher Knapp, of Freeburg, Ill., was recently promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the Missouri Air National Guard at Ike Skelton Training Site in January.
Feb 11, 2013
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Soldiers from two Missouri National Guard Military Police companies responded to a serious traffic accident that took place Sunday afternoon in front of the Guard armory on south Kingshighway.
Feb 11, 2013
WARRENSBURG, Mo. – A Warrensburg resident and member of the 131st Bomb Wing, Senior Airman Joseph L. Elwell, is the 2012 Airman of the Year for the Missouri Air National Guard.
Feb 08, 2013
FESTUS, Mo. – Military service often runs in families and the Cherian Family of Wentzville recently added to its proud tradition of serving the country.
Feb 08, 2013
KENNETT, Mo. – Capt. Chase Phillips, of Poplar Bluff, has been appointed the new commander for the Missouri National Guard’s 1137th Military Police Company in Kennett, Doniphan and Jackson.
Feb 08, 2013
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. – Guardsmen can be called to state emergency duty any time, and Soldiers of the 1137th Military Police Company want to be sure they’re always prepared for that call.
Feb 07, 2013
WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Soldiers with the Missouri National Guard’s 1138th Military Police Company welcomed a new commander while simultaneously honoring the exiting officer who ushered them through multiple, stateside emergency missions during his leadership.
Feb 07, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Spc. Dalton Toombs, of Marble Hill, took first place for the third time in the Welterweight Class of the recent 2013 Missouri National Guard Combatives Tournament at Lincoln University.
Feb 07, 2013
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. – Brandon Hopper, of Poplar Bluff, was recently promoted to staff sergeant in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Feb 06, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Twenty one Missouri National Guardsmen participated in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training at the Missouri Baptist Convention center.
Feb 05, 2013
EUREKA, Mo. – A Eureka resident, Master Sgt. Shawn M. Tamborski, has been named the 2012 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the Missouri Air National Guard.
Feb 05, 2013
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. – Guardsmen can be called to state emergency duty any time, and Soldiers of the 1137th Military Police Company want to be sure they’re always prepared for that call.
Feb 04, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 835th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion underwent a change of command ceremony in Jefferson City recently.
Feb 04, 2013
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. – Guardsmen can be called to state emergency duty any time, and Soldiers of the 1137th Military Police Company want to be sure they’re always prepared for that call.
Feb 01, 2013
LEXINGTON, Mo. – Jennifer Beal, of Smithville, was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant first class in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Jan 31, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri National Guard employee is retiring after working in the Missouri Guard’s United States Property and Fiscal Office since July 31, 1961.
Jan 31, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard has become the model for agribusiness development teams in Afghanistan. This past year, Missouri sent its sixth and final team overseas.
Jan 31, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – That fact that Army Combatives is not a normal part of the Missouri Air National Guard’s training regimen didn’t stop a pair of Airmen from participating in a recent tournament.
Jan 31, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri National Guard’s 1-138th Infantry Regiment, headquartered in Kansas City, welcomed a new commander recently at a change of command ceremony at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City. Lt. Col. Marty Clay, of St. Louis, stepped in to lead the battalion, taking the reins from Lt. Col. Levon Cumpton, of Jefferson City.
Jan 31, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of Missouri National Guard’s 1-138th Infantry Regiment said farewell to Lt. Col. Levon Cumpton, of Jefferson City, during a recent change of command ceremony at the Ike Skelton Training Site. After two years with the battalion, Cumpton relinquished his command to Lt. Col. Marty Clay, of St. Louis.
Jan 31, 2013
LAKE OZARK, Mo. – Stoney Tyler, who lives in Rolla, was recently named the Missouri National Guard’s 35th Engineer Brigade’s Best Warrior in the Soldier category.
Jan 31, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ronnie Bishop, of Kansas City, was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant and welcomed into the noncommissioned officers corps in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Jan 31, 2013
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A local soldier, Sgt. Jason M. McVey, 33, of South County, took first place in the Light Heavyweight Class of the recent Missouri National Guard Combatives Tournament at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.
Jan 26, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Florissant Soldier with a passion for martial arts took first place in the Cruiserweight Class of the recent 2013 Missouri National Guard Combatives Tournament at Lincoln University.
Jan 24, 2013
FORT LEONARD WOOD Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s state command sergeant major recently met with Missouri Guardsmen in the Warrior Transition Unit on post at the 35th Engineer Brigade classroom.
Jan 24, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri National Guard’s 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade said farewell to Maj. Barbara King, of Jefferson City, as she takes on a new position with the state headquarters in Jefferson City.
Jan 24, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Col. William Ward, commander of the 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Kansas City, was recently distinguished with two Meritorious Service Medals, one for state service and the other for federal.
Jan 24, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri Army National Guard Sgt. Maj. Timothy Bailie, of Columbia, was recently presented the Army Commendation Medal for his achievement during the planning, coordinating and operational phases of Operation Eastern Accord 12.
Jan 24, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri Army National Guard Sgt. Maj. Timothy Bailie, of Columbia, was recently presented the Army Commendation Medal for his achievement during the planning, coordinating and operational phases of Operation Eastern Accord 12.
Jan 22, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY Mo. – Soldiers from the 1-138th Infantry Regiment won five of the seven weight classes Saturday at the third Missouri National Guard Combatives Tournament at Jason Gym on the Lincoln University campus.
Jan 18, 2013
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Members of the Missouri National Guard’s Company C, 35th Infantry Division in St. Joseph, said farewell to Maj. Justin Bowden, of Odessa, during a change of command ceremony on Jan. 5 at the St. Joseph National Guard Armory. After two years with the company, Bowden relinquished his command to Maj. Shawn King, of Jefferson City.
Jan 18, 2013
HANNIBAL, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s 2175th Military Police Company has a new commanding officer after a recent change of command ceremony at the Hannibal armory.
Jan 17, 2013
JOPLIN, Mo. – Some 20 months after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s initial call up, the Missouri National Guard is winding down operations in Joplin following the devastating tornado that hit the town on May 22, 2011. Currently, one Citizen-Soldier remains as part of the state’s Workforce Investment Board.
Jan 17, 2013
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Missouri National Guard’s Company C, 35th Infantry Division in St. Joseph, welcomed a new commander on Jan. 5. Maj. Shawn King, of Jefferson City, stepped in to lead the company, taking the reins from Maj. Justin Bowden, of Odessa.
Jan 16, 2013
FESTUS, Mo. – For some people, serving in the military conjures up images of heroic action in combat followed by accolades and glory.
Jan 16, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—The Missouri National Guard’s 135th Army Band, from Springfield preformed for the public in the inaugural parade and during the inauguration of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
Jan 16, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –Missouri Army National Guard field artillerymen honored state tradition during the inauguration ceremony as Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was sworn in to a second term Monday, Jan. 14, in Jefferson City.
Dec 27, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. - The Army National Guard's 35th Infantry Division, headquartered at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., is in the process of establishing a joint reserve military intelligence program at Jefferson Barracks.
Dec 26, 2012
The year 2012 will forever be remembered in the Missouri National Guard as a year where we made great strides both as Soldiers and Airmen serving around the world, and as leaders at home and abroad.
Dec 23, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Halfway through a nearly yearlong deployment to southwest Asia, Missouri National Guard Citizen-Soldiers miss friends, loved-ones and holiday rituals of home. But as a quasi family, they make the best of the situation.
Dec 18, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A St. Louis soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Joseph M. Schicker, of the Missouri National Guard’s 70th Troop Command, was honored Friday by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen for his bravery while serving in Afghanistan.
Dec 14, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s Patriot Center, located at the Ike Skelton Training Site, received a new family and warrior support division noncommissioned officer in charge and state casualty noncommissioned officer.
Dec 13, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri Army National Guard’s Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1-138th Infantry Regiment recently had a change of command at the Kansas City armory. Capt. David Hamilton, of Seymour, Tenn., relinquished his command of the unit on Dec. 2, to Capt. Tyson Erdman, of Kansas City, during the ceremony.
Dec 13, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s only engineer brigade has a new commander.
Dec 10, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon is encouraging the nomination of deserving Missourians for the Citizen Service Before Self Honors, which recognize and honor ordinary Americans who become extraordinary through their indomitable courage and selflessness. The Governor said there have been many recent instances of Missourians distinguishing themselves in serving others.
Nov 29, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – While many Missouri National Guardsmen seek higher education, not many Guard units can boast an enlisted Soldier with a doctorate degree.
Nov 21, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – During a ceremonial promotion to the rank of chief warrant officer 5, the fifth and highest warrant officer ranking in the Army, the Missouri National Guard named its new command chief warrant officer,
Nov 20, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Deployed Missouri National Guard engineers should receive a little something extra in their stockings this year.
Nov 08, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard, Family and friends welcomed home the remaining nine members of the Agribusiness Development Team VI that were a part of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan during a ceremony at Ike Skelton Training Site’s Fallen Warrior Auditorium Nov. 8.
Nov 08, 2012
DEXTER, Mo. – Soldiers of the Missouri National Guard’s 1221st Transportation Company recently participated in their annual Truck Rodeo in Dexter.
Nov 05, 2012
First night missions of Vigilant Guard take place
Oct 30, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A Pennsylvania native is the new administrative officer of the 70th Troop Command, the Missouri National Guard’s largest brigade, headquartered at historic Jefferson Barracks in south St. Louis County.
Oct 23, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With a work-study allowance from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Missouri Guardsmen can earn their degree and help pay for it.
Oct 02, 2012
HILLSBORO, Mo. – If you’re a fan of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” or the Fox-TV hit, “House,” you’ve probably heard the music of Master Sgt. Chris R. Carlisle without even knowing it.
Oct 01, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two Missouri Guardsmen received the Presidential Choice Award at the Jefferson City branch of the NAACP 49th annual Freedom Fund Dinner.
Sep 24, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The 2nd General Studies Battalion, 140th Regiment Missouri Regional Training Institute, of Fort Leonard, recently held a change of command ceremony at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.
Sep 20, 2012
NEOSHO, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team recently spent three days at Camp Crowder refreshing on basic military skills.
Sep 20, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Several Missouri National Guardsmen and staff participated in the Air Force Epic Mud Run recently at Midway Travel Plaza.
Sep 18, 2012
FESTUS, Mo. – As a child, Peter L. Emerson, 31, of Maryland Heights, had dreamed of being a soldier and wearing the uniform of the U.S. Army.
Sep 18, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri Army National Guard’s 1141st Engineer Company (Sapper) out of Kansas City recently had a change in leadership. Capt. Troy D. Sandbothe, of Joplin, relinquished his command Sept. 8, to Capt. Paul E. Goode, of Fayette, during a ceremony at Camp Clark in Nevada.
Sep 14, 2012
FORT RILEY, Kan. – It was a big weekend for Missouri Guardsmen Sgt. Brian Hinnen, of Chula, as he took control over gun two for Battery B, 1-129th Field Artillery in Chillicothe.
Sep 12, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard, Family and friends welcomed home 33 Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen from the Agribusiness Development Team VI Sept. 12, at Ike Skelton Training Site’s courtyard.
Sep 12, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Aleks Kisseloff’s dream of becoming an ornithologist recently got a little closer to reality in the wake of a $50,000 donation toward his education and to that of his sister, Serena.
Sep 11, 2012
The 35th CAB is supporting the Mizzou Tigers all the way from Camp Buehring, Kuwait as they passed the one-month mark since arriving in the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sep 10, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A Cook Station native and 1994 graduate of Steeleville High School is the new commanding officer of a St. Louis-based Missouri National Guard infantry unit.
Sep 10, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A Warrensburg soldier and Kansas City native is the new commanding officer of a St. Louis-based Missouri National Guard infantry unit.
Sep 10, 2012
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – A six person team of Missouri Army National Guardsmen with the judge advocate general corps recently returned from a three-week overseas training event in Germany under the 7th U.S. Army Joint Multinational Training Command.
Sep 09, 2012
For the 50th time, the Missouri National Guard recognized a dedicated group of Citizen-Soldiers for completing its officer candidate school.
Sep 09, 2012
ARUSHA, Tanzania – Spc. Juliette Sondano, a member of the Missouri Army National Guard’s 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, based in Kansas City, Mo., reunites with her sister Vincy, who currently lives in Kenya.
Sep 04, 2012
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - The 35th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted a ceremonial event, awarding the combat patch, while currently deployed to a combat theater Aug. 29, 2012 here at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
Aug 31, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s 35th Engineer Brigade recently had an informal going-away ceremony for a pair of officers and welcomed in another.
Aug 30, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Full-time Missouri National Guardsmen in select facilities around the state will see a new work schedule at the start of the new fiscal year.
Aug 30, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – About 20 personnel from the Missouri National Guard’s 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, based in Kansas City, are headed to Arusha, Tanzania for Operation Eastern Accord.
Aug 27, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment of the 175th Military Police Battalion and members of other elements deployed to Qatar were welcomed home by Family, friends and the community of Columbia during a ceremony Saturday afternoon at Columbia College.
Aug 27, 2012
HANNIBAL, Mo. – Hundreds of family, friends and well-wishers crowed the steamy Maybee Sports Center at Hannibal LaGrange University on Sunday to welcome home the Missouri National Guard’s 2175th Military Police Company from the unit’s year-long Mideast deployment.
Aug 27, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Hundreds of family, friends and well-wishers crowded the Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center at Jefferson Barracks Saturday to welcome home a St. Louis-based National Guard unit from a Middle East deployment.
Aug 24, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In September, in recognition of Suicide Prevention Month, the U.S. Army is preparing to conduct a two-phase suicide prevention stand down for all Soldiers, Army civilians, and Family members to help reduce the number of suicides within the Army community.
Aug 21, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri National Guard recently welcomed home 93 Citizen-Soldiers from a deployment to Egypt at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
Aug 20, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard recently added a new officer to its ranks.
Aug 17, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Engineer Brigade spent part of their annual training recently concentrating on basic convoy operations.
Aug 17, 2012
PANAMA CITY, Panama – When the Missouri National Guard works with its partner country Panama as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program there are Missouri Guardsmen liaison bridging the gap.
Aug 17, 2012
PANAMA CITY, Panama - Members of the Missouri National Guard public affairs team brought their skills and expertise to an event in the Republic of Panama hosted by the State Partnership Program last week.
Aug 16, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – About 20 Missouri National Guardsmen recently had the chance to display personal courage by overcoming any fear of heights they might have during a rappelling exercise.
Aug 08, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Brig. Gen. Jon “JB” Kelk, the chief of staff of the Missouri Air National Guard, was honored during a farewell ceremony that marked the end of his distinguished service as a Missouri Guardsman.
Aug 06, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri National Guardsmen live by the motto of “always ready, always there” to serve the people of this nation.
Jul 30, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri Army National Guard’s 205th Area Support Medical Company recently had a change in leadership at the Kansas City armory. Maj. Douglas Crandall, of St. Louis, relinquished his command of the unit July 7, to Capt. Eric Dier, of Russellville, during their change of command ceremony.
Jul 25, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard welcomed home five of its Citizen-Soldiers from Detachment 3, Company I, 185th Theater Aviation Company on Tuesday at the old airport terminal building.
Jul 24, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – For U.S. ground troops facing enemy fire, nothing is more welcome than close air support; combat aircraft that can neutralize the enemy threat.
Jul 23, 2012
ST. JOSEPH, MO. – At least 50 combat operations experts met at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base here this week for a working group on air mobility tactics to analyze and report on current air and air defense operations across the globe.
Jul 18, 2012
FORT RUCKER, Ala. – Before the Missouri Army National Guard’s 35th Combat Aviation Brigade deploys to Kuwait this month, they will complete a 10-day final training program coordinated by Division West’s 166th Aviation Brigade at the aviation simulation center here.
Jul 18, 2012
NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Missouri Agribusiness Teams have helped Afghan farmers in the Nangarhar Province create a sustainable agriculture program for years and this past May a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Finely Shields marked the end of the Missouri National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team’s mission.
Jul 17, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – A Missouri National Guardsman recently received some overdue closure for his service on a 2004 deployment to Iraq.
Jul 12, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Though she wears her military uniform with pride, Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Pawli of the Missouri Army National Guard also likes to don a much different uniform representing her alter ego.
Jul 11, 2012
TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – While completing a pain medicine fellowship at the University of Iowa in 2004, Dr. James D. Toombs received a phone call from his other employer, the Missouri Army National Guard.
Jul 10, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Ninty-three Citizen-Soldiers from the 1138th Engineer Company from Farmington and Fredericktown departed for mobilization training at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Jul 05, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – With the new fielding of the Standardized Integrated Command Post System, the Missouri National Guard’s 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade is now better prepared to carry out their stateside mission.
Jul 05, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – By providing realistic and challenging training scenarios, the 1-138th Infantry Regiment strives to ready infantrymen for both their stateside and federal missions. With the unit being spread across the state they must take advantage of every opportunity to train together as a whole.
Jul 05, 2012
QUIMISTAN, Honduras – When Task Force Tropic came to Honduras, their orders were clear: its Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen were expected to complete four construction projects.
Jul 05, 2012
NACO, Honduras – The commander and sergeant major of Task Force Tropic thanked and recognized the accomplishments of their Soldiers in a final formation in Naco, Honduras on June 29.
Jul 05, 2012
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras – As U.S. Army South’s Beyond the Horizon 2012 exercise draws closer to the finish line, engineers are putting in a final effort to take on and complete new tasks.
Jul 04, 2012
Missouri National Guard Staff Sgt. Robert J. Traxel, 34, of Union died Monday, while performing his annual training duties in support of Beyond the Horizon Guatemala exercise.
Jul 03, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Infantrymen with the Missouri National Guard set out this summer to earn the prestigious Expert Infantry Badge. While conducting their two-week annual training at Fort Leonard Wood, 75 members of the 1-138th Infantry Regiment headquartered in Kansas City battled it out for the esteemed badge, with an elite 12 earning the honor to wear the rifle emblem on their chests.
Jun 30, 2012
NACO, Honduras – The Missouri National Guardsmen of the 1438th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) took on a new project, building a retaining wall at a school outside Naco, Honduras on June 28.
Jun 29, 2012
NACO, Honduras – A promotion ceremony was held at final formation for a Jackson resident who is currently serving on his annual training mission to Honduras on June 28.
Jun 29, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A Missouri National Guard officer and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom has written a book on her painful transition from the war zone back to the Homefront.
Jun 29, 2012
COFRADIA, Honduras – A small team of Missouri National Guard Soldiers helped a school in Cofradia, Honduras, by building a stone walkway in its courtyard June 28.
Jun 28, 2012
LA LIMA, Honduras – Soldiers and Seabees joined the people of Oriente and Morales, Honduras for a ribbon-cutting celebration for a clinic and school on June 27.
Jun 27, 2012
NACO, Honduras – A ribbon cutting and closing ceremonies were held to mark the impending conclusion of U.S. Army South’s Beyond the Horizon-2012 mission June 26.
Jun 27, 2012
JALALABAD, Afghanistan – An unsuccessful April 15 Taliban attack on Missouri National Guardsmen at a forward operating base in Afghanistan has resulted in numerous medals and awards for members of the Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team.
Jun 27, 2012
NACO, Honduras – Five Missouri National Guard Soldiers received special recognition from the Honduran army for their contributions to a months-long training exercise and humanitarian mission during a ceremony June 26.
Jun 27, 2012
MICHELETTI, Honduras – In the small town of Micheletti, Honduras, children have to walk 35 minutes through searing heat and driving rain to get to school – but soon, thanks to the National Guard, Army Reserve and U.S. Army South, that will just be a story they tell their grandchildren.
Jun 27, 2012
QUIMISTAN, Honduras. – Missouri National Guard engineers from four different companies have joined together to finish a months-long project to build a clinic in Quimistan as part of U.S. Army South’s Beyond the Horizon-Honduras exercise.
Jun 20, 2012
FORT HOOD, Texas – Members of the Headquarters Support Company, 35th Infantry Division from Missouri and Kansas cross their state borders and rivalries to join forces during a field support exercise at Fort Hood, Texas, June 3-23 for their annual training.
Jun 19, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Guardsmen with Company B, 1st Battalion, 376th Aviation Regiment, conducted a disaster relief training exercise during their two-week annual training.
Jun 18, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard is hoping to locate more than 900 alumni of the state’s Officer Candidate School in time for the program’s 50th anniversary on Sept. 8, 2012.
Jun 18, 2012
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – A St. Louis Missouri Army National Guardsman continues to rack up honors while deployed to the Middle East.
Jun 08, 2012
One Missouri National Guard Citizen-Soldier has returned to duty and two have been transferred to the University of Kansas Medical Center after being injured during annual training at Fort Leonard Wood on Wednesday afternoon. The Soldiers at KUMC are in stable condition.
Jun 04, 2012
Lt. Col. Timothy House, 157th Air Operations Group Strategy Plans Team Chief, received a coin and recognition certificate from Lt. Gen. Stanley T. Kresge, 13th Air Force Commander.
May 29, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It’s instilled in Soldiers to put the mission first, refuse to accept defeat, never quit, and never leave behind a fallen comrade - it’s the foundation for the American Soldier’s spirit and total commitment to victory - in peace and war – to always exemplify ethical behavior and Army values. So goes the warrior ethos.
May 23, 2012
COBAN, Guatemala – A National Guard partnership exercise with another country takes a lot of planning, training and logistics to succeed.
May 23, 2012
COBAN, Guatemala – For Task Force Arriero, running an exercise as large and diverse as Beyond the Horizon (BTH) Guatemala 2012 is no small or simple task
May 23, 2012
COBAN, Guatemala – Chaplains in the Army are expected to provide religious services and counseling for Soldiers. Especially during overseas missions, Soldiers often count on chaplains to provide spiritual guidance.
May 22, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Standing on the immaculate, sunlit field at Busch Stadium Monday afternoon, 1st Sgt. Robert Wendell, of Holts Summit, marveled at his surroundings.
May 22, 2012
QUIMISTAN, Honduras – A Missouri Army National Guardsman is serving as project manager at a medical clinic construction site for Beyond the Horizon 2012 Honduras, a civil-military exercise that is dedicated to working with the Hondurans to provide humanitarian and engineering assistance.
May 22, 2012
ORIENTE, Honduras – When you are in the U.S. military, you never know where Uncle Sam might send you. For some National Guard and Reserve units, Soldiers have found themselves working on construction sites in Honduras for the Beyond the Horizon 2012 exercise.
May 22, 2012
NACO, Honduras – A Missouri Army National Guardsman is serving as the personnel officer for Beyond the Horizon 2012 Honduras, a civil-military operation that is dedicated to working together with the Hondurans.
May 18, 2012
NACO, Honduras - A Missouri National Guardsman participating in Beyond the Horizon 2012 returned home to St. Louis earlier this month for the birth of his first child.
May 18, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO - The 35th Combat Aviation Brigade recently conducted a simulated mission with a five-member team from Joint Terminal Attack Controller during reserve component unit training.
May 17, 2012
JOPLIN, Mo. - Within hours of the deadly Joplin tornado on May 22, 2011, Gov. Jay Nixon activated the Missouri National Guard and told the people of Joplin they would remain on duty as long as needed.
May 15, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri National Guard’s Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade said farewell to Capt. Alan Brown, of Wardsville, during a change of command ceremony on May 6 at the Kansas City National Guard Armory. After two years with the company, Brown relinquished his first command to Capt. Travis Neely of Lenexa, Kan.
May 15, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade ushered in new leadership at a change of command ceremony on Sunday, May 6 in Kansas City. Capt. Travis Neely took command of the company from Capt. Alan Brown.
May 15, 2012
CAMP AL SAYLIYAH, Qatar – A St. Louis Missouri National Guardsman deployed to the Middle East has been named Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for Area Support Group Qatar.
May 09, 2012
CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar – Missouri National Guardsmen from two deployed units are undergoing the very tough Army Warrior Leader’s Course while on a base security mission in the Middle East.
May 09, 2012
NEVADA, Mo. – In November, the Missouri National Guard will participate in a large-scale exercise known as Vigilant Guard in response to the possibility of a catastrophic earthquake near the New Madrid fault. Should such a disaster occur, the Guard is working on a response plan, while fostering relationships with its civilian, military and federal partners.
May 04, 2012
FORT CHAFFEE, Ark. – Citizen-Soldiers with Missouri National Guard’s 1-129th Field Artillery and 1128th Forward Support Company recently had the opportunity to show their employers what life is like when they step away from their full-time jobs and serve as modern day Minutemen.
Apr 27, 2012
COBAN, Guatemala -Missouri National Guard Soldiers are currently deployed to Guatemala in support of the Beyond the Horizon 2012 exercise.
Apr 27, 2012
FORT BLISS, Texas – Soldiers of the Missouri Army National Guard’s 1138th Transportation Company are back on U.S. soil after arriving at Fort Bliss, Texas last night ending a 10-month convoy operations mission in Afghanistan.
Apr 27, 2012
WARRENSBURG, Mo. - KMOS-TV (PBS) will broadcast a half hour special program titled "We are the Guard: Always Ready, Always There" tonight at 8:30 p.m. on KMOS Channel 6.1.
Apr 27, 2012
COBAN, Guatemala - A Carthage Soldier has deployed with the Missouri National to support the Beyond the Horizon 2012 exercise in Guatemala.
Apr 27, 2012
COBAN, Guatemala - An Oronogo Soldier has deployed with the Missouri National to support the Beyond the Horizon 2012 exercise in Guatemala.
Apr 27, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Gus Nelson, of south St. Louis County, was just 11 years old when his uncle, Jim Larkin, Jr., went off to fight the Korean War nearly 62 years ago.
Apr 26, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri's fifth Agribusiness Development Team was welcomed home by Gov. Jay Nixon, the Missouri National Guard and a room full of Family and friends at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City on Wednesday.
Apr 25, 2012
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The Missouri National Guard's 35th Infantry Division ushered in new leadership at a change of command ceremony on Saturday, April 14, at their division headquarters in Leavenworth, Kan.
Apr 25, 2012
LEXINGTON, Mo. - Standing in front of his unit and with his Family, Steven Carter, of Clinton, was promoted to captain with the Missouri Army National Guard on April 1.
Apr 24, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Whether they are on the firing line in national marksmanship competitions or doing their day-to-day military mission, Missouri's Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen are setting the standard for National Guardsmen across the country.
Apr 24, 2012
DEXTER, Mo. - Capt. Matthew Knoderer, of Cape Girardeau, is the new commander for the 1221st Transportation Company in Dexter, Sikeston and Portageville.
Apr 24, 2012
BAGRAM AIRBASE, Afghanistan - A Holts Summit, Mo. Army National Guardsman was awarded the Bronze Star Medal during ceremonies Wednesday at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.
Apr 24, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - To prepare for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Soldiers of the 1138th Engineer Sapper Company use Virtual Battlespace 2 to create realistic route clearance scenarios and practice team building.
Apr 24, 2012
CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - After a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, the Agribusiness Development Team V is back on U.S. soil and closer to seeing their loved ones.
Apr 24, 2012
NACO CORTEZ, Honduras - The Missouri Army National Guard this week took part in the U.S. Army South and host nation opening ceremonies for Beyond the Horizon 2012. Festivities took place in both Honduras and Guatemala - where Missouri Guardsmen are slated to conduct real-world missions and provide humanitarian services.
Apr 24, 2012
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - Growing up, Spc. Drake Mann, of West Plains, always knew he wanted to join the military.
Apr 24, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Lt. Col. Larry D. Crowder, of Jefferson City, was installed as president of the Missouri National Guard Association at the organization's 65th annual conference, which concluded Saturday at the University Plaza Convention Center.
Apr 24, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri National Guard Public Affairs office took home honors in three categories in the public affairs awards communication competition and was an honorable mention in another.
Apr 23, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Staff Sgt. Jericho Ingold, who lives in St. Louis, was recently selected as the Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer Instructor of the Year in the National Guard Bureau category. Ingold earned the award while working as an instructor for the Missouri National Guard's 140th Regiment Missouri Regional Training Institute, of Fort Leonard Wood.
Apr 23, 2012
ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Being the new kid at school or a rookie safety in the National Football League can be intimidating.
Apr 23, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In an effort to raise the physical fitness bar of new Kansas City area National Guardsmen, local leadership has stepped up and challenged its recruits.
Apr 23, 2012
ST. CHARLES, Mo. - If there is a match made in marketing heaven Master Sgt. Bradley Kohler believes it may be the Missouri National Guard's partnership with the Lake St. Louis-based Mixed Martial Arts Sports League.
Apr 23, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Vietnam-era veterans were honored with medals, medallions and certificates of appreciation in an early morning ceremony at the Missouri National Guard Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group facility in Springfield.
Apr 23, 2012
BAGRAM AIRBASE, Afghanistan - A Festus, Mo. Army National Guardsman was awarded the Army Commendation Medal during ceremonies Wednesday at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.
Apr 23, 2012
FORT BENNING, Ga. - Running 100 miles in 60 hours and maneuvering some of the most physically and mentally grueling objectives with minimal food and a few hours of sleep -- sound like fun?
Apr 20, 2012
CAMP CROWDER, Mo. - After five days of mentally and physically challenging tests, Sgt. Patrick Jennings and Spc. James Heatherly were named the best noncommissioned officer and soldier of the year.
Apr 20, 2012
FESTUS, Mo. - After graduating from Valley Park High School in 2004 and earning a degree in exercise science from St. Louis University, Marcella R. MacDermott decided she wanted yet another advantage in life.
Apr 20, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - More than 50 Missouri Guard retirees attended the first muster of the State of Missouri Reserve Military Force at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City.
Apr 20, 2012
FESTUS, Mo. - Missouri National Guard Soldiers of the Festus-based 220th Engineer Company will be among hundreds of Guardsmen performing a humanitarian mission in Honduras over the next several months.
Apr 20, 2012
TRENTON, Mo. - After traveling more than 450,000 miles while in Afghanistan, the Missouri Army National Guard's 548th Transportation Company, based in Trenton, travelled its last deployment mission - their journey home.
Apr 20, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A group of Missouri residents visited the Missouri National Guard headquarters at Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City as a part of a program to enhance their leadership skills.
Apr 20, 2012
BAGRAM AIRBASE, Afghanistan - A Missouri Army National Guardsman was awarded the Bronze Star Medal during ceremonies Wednesday at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.
Apr 19, 2012
NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - With support from the Nangarhar Agribusiness Development Team, the Afghan Ministry of Education celebrated another important milestone in their quest to provide all children in the nation equal access to a quality education.
Apr 19, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. - British government officials continue to tap the disaster response expertise of the Missouri National Guard.
Apr 18, 2012
NEVADA, Mo. - The landscape at the Missouri National Guard's Camp Clark in Nevada has changed with the demolition of more than 60 structures originally built in the 1920s. Once used as barracks, the outdated buildings were most recently used for storage.
Apr 17, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Shawn Skelton, of Jefferson City, was recently promoted from the rank of chief warrant officer 2 to chief warrant officer 3 in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Apr 16, 2012
NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team VI reports no fatalities or life threatening injuries following an attack on the forward operating base where they are stationed in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province.
Apr 10, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - After 26 years of service in the U.S. Navy and Missouri Army National Guard, a local Guardsman is retiring.
Apr 09, 2012
FORT BLISS, Texas - They are back -- almost. After a year-long deployment to Afghanistan, the 548th Transportation Company based in Trenton is now back on U.S. soil. Though not in Missouri yet, these Road Warriors are one step closer.
Apr 09, 2012
NEOSHO, Mo. - In a friendly but spirited event, veteran shooters shared tips with less-experienced competitors at the Missouri National Guard's 2012 Adjutant General State Combat Match Rifle/Pistol Championships March 23-25 at Camp Crowder in Neosho.
Apr 06, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard is reaching out to his Soldiers and Airmen this month at their drill.
Apr 06, 2012
NORTH VERNON, Ind. - A regional disaster response force of Missouri National Guardsmen is now certified as mission ready after participating in a large-scale validation exercise involving several explosions in St. Louis.
Apr 05, 2012
NORTH VERNON, Ind. – The region’s military Homeland Response Force has received its validation certification thanks in part to the St. Joseph-based 139th Medical Group of the Missouri Air National Guard.
Apr 05, 2012
FORT BENNING, Ga. – Hot on the heels of the Missouri National Guard marksmanship team placing second at ‘All Army’ matches at Fort Benning, Ga., in mid March, the Show-Me State Guard combatives team walked away with second place at the fifth annual National Guard Combatives Tournament hosted by the Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning March 18.
Apr 04, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A local Missouri National Guard Soldier closes one chapter and begins a new one after spending 26 years with the military.
Apr 04, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sidewinder, the rock band element of the St. Louis-based 571st Air National Guard Band made famous by a YouTube video, will perform at the White House next week.
Apr 03, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Guard is becoming a Family business for the Hash family.
Apr 02, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Two A-10 Thunderbolt bombers flew 16,000 feet above the Missouri Air National Guard’s Cannon Range before firing their 30 mm guns at ground targets in a planned firing exercise this week.
Mar 30, 2012
NORTH VERNON, Ind. – A regional disaster response force is now validated and ready for action thanks in part to the Mexico-based 1140th Military Police Company of the Missouri National Guard.
Mar 29, 2012
CAMP AL SAYLIYAH, Qatar – A De Soto National Guardsman deployed to the Middle East has been named soldier of the quarter for his unit, the 3175th Chemical Company, based at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis County.
Mar 23, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri Army National Guard Family was recently presented the Combat Action Badge on behalf of their son at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
Mar 09, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Friends and Family gathered at Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City to wish their loved ones well as the Missouri National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team VI departs for more training before arriving in Afghanistan.
Mar 07, 2012
FLORISSANT, Mo. – By her own admission, serving in the military was not on Stephanie Mundwiller’s radar while attending McClure North High School. But after graduating in 2006 a conversation with her cousin, Master Sgt. Jennifer Kuhl, an Air Guard recruiter, lead Mundwiller to enlist in the Missouri Air National Guard, a decision she now calls one of the best she ever made.
Mar 05, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - After 42 years of service with the Missouri National Guard, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Dennis Koeberl retired during a ceremony to honor his service and dedication.
Feb 28, 2012
Korat, Thailand - Nearly 30 Missouri Guardsmen traveled from St. Louis to Thailand to participate in Pacific Command's largest joint force, multinational exercise, Cobra Gold 2012, held here February 5 through 17.
Feb 17, 2012
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Ask Missouri Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson what her life has been like for the past six months, and one word immediately comes to mind: surreal.
Feb 14, 2012
ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The second annual Missouri National Guard 2012 Combatives Tournament is coming to the St. Charles Family Arena on Feb. 25 with competition slated to begin at 8 a.m.
Feb 13, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – It was the first dusting of snow of the season, with southwest and central Missouri streets and highways covered in a thin layer of ice and snow. That morning, Dec. 6, four Missouri National Guard Soldiers headed northeast on Missouri 54 toward Jefferson City.
Feb 09, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s state partnership program is working with local Rotaries to install two water purification systems in Panama.
Jan 17, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard is scheduled to conduct its first Air Assault Course in late February at Camp Crowder, near Neosho.
Jan 14, 2012
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar – A St. Louis Missouri National Guardsman deployed to the Middle East has been named Soldier of the Quarter for the 175th Military Police Battalion, headquartered in Columbia.
Dec 31, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The year 2011 is quickly coming to a close, giving the Missouri National Guard a time to reflect on the many missions accomplished in the past 12 months during a town hall meeting at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
Dec 16, 2011
Lt. Col. Rodney Ginter, of Columbia, has been appointed the new commander for the 205th Military Police Battalion in Poplar Bluff.
Nov 03, 2011
Missouri National Guard engineer units have a long-standing tradition of completing valuable construction projects in Central and South America that continues to this day as part of their training. The projects are not only valuable to the countries they serve, but also in the training received by the Guardsmen.
Oct 21, 2011
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Missouri Army National Guard recruiter, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Wood, was recently awarded the Recruiting and Retention Command, Sergeant Major Award for Recruiting and Retention Excellence in 2011. This is a state-wide recognition for the St. Joseph-based recruiter.
May 18, 2011
Missouri National Guard Soldiers and Airmen across the state are participating in a national level exercise to prepare and coordinate an effective response to earthquakes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.
May 05, 2011
While conducting a foot patrol from the Surkh Rod District Agriculture Extension Compound the security force platoon leader noticed a woman hurrying along with an injured infant in her arms.
May 03, 2011
St. Louis is serving as a nerve center for the Guard’s flood response, called Operation Rising Tide, in southeastern parts of the state.
Feb 09, 2011
1st Lt. Matthew Martz, of St. Joseph, took command of Missouri National Guard’s Battery D, 1-129th Field Artillery from Capt. Shannon D. Holaday, of Bolckow, during a change of command ceremony in January at the Independence National Guard Armory.
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