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Nov 17, 2014
For more than a year, the Missouri National Guard has far exceeded its strength goals and now stands as one of the strongest National Guards in the nation.
Nov 17, 2014
During the 51st Annual Freedom Fund Dinner earlier this month, the Jefferson City chapter of the NAACP awarded two Missouri National Guard leaders the Presidential Choice Award for their efforts in promoting diversity within Missouri National Guard.
Nov 03, 2014
A proclamation was read by Mayor Eric Struemph stating November will be recognized as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month during the October City Council Meeting
Nov 03, 2014
At 94, Martha Meers Moyer looked diminutive and frail sitting at a small table in a classroom at General Leonard Wood Hospital here on Friday, as a group of about 30 soldiers and hospital workers gathered around 11:00 a.m. to hear her talk about what it was like to be a U.S. Army surgical nurse in a field hospital during World War II. But in the end it would not simply be her captivating war experiences that moved her audience; it would be her spry nature, quick wit and zest for life that impressed and inspired them most, as they would tell her often when they greeted her before they headed back to work.
Sep 27, 2014
Recently, the Missouri Army National Guard’s field maintenance shop 1, based in Raytown, was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Missouri Guard’s efficiency in maintenance award.
Aug 06, 2014
Hundreds of Missouri National Guardsmen are training alongside fellow Soldiers and Airmen from around the country at this year’s Vigilant Guard exercise.
Jul 13, 2014
The Missouri Army National Guard’s 311th Brigade Support Battalion’s Headquarter Company served a vital mission during two weeks of training recently in support of the Golden Coyote military training exercise held in South Dakota.
Jul 02, 2014
Recently, the Missouri Army National Guard’s Joint Forces Headquarters – Surface Maintenance Manager, based at the Ike Skelton Training Site, was selected by the chief of staff of the Army to receive the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence, or, AAME.
Jun 21, 2014
More than 100 Airmen with the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing travelled to Camp Clark this week to participate in a realistic training exercise to prepare them for state emergency duty.
Jun 20, 2014
Recently, nine Soldiers from the 311th Brigade Support Battalion were sworn into the noncommissioned officers corps during an NCO induction ceremony held at Mt. Rushmore. Each of these Soldiers has recently been promoted to the rank of sergeant.
Jun 20, 2014
A Change of Command Ceremony was held for the 229th Multifunctional Medical Battalion on the parade field at Ft. Leonard Wood June 13.
Jun 18, 2014
Since taking charge of the Missouri National Guard in 2009, the Adjutant General of the Missouri has frequently received personal letters from commanders overseas recognizing the professionalism and dedication of Missouri National Guard Soldiers and Airmen.
Jun 17, 2014
Missouri National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are conducting an exercise alongside local, state and federal partner agencies to test their ability to respond to a major earthquake along the New Madrid Seismic Zone.
May 30, 2014
Nearly 200 National Guardsmen and Airmen from Missouri joined forces to exercise techniques they would implement when called to assist first responders and health officials.
May 09, 2014
Like a lot of people who struggle with their weight, Col. James Toombs reached an unhealthy weight that could have put him in jeopardy. What the Guardsman didn’t know is that by writing a book on health and fitness, he would be helping Soldiers and several others. During his third deployment to Iraq, Toombs began teaching fitness to personnel on a forward operation base. Throughout the deployment, he staged a weight loss contest similar to the television show “The Biggest Loser.” The requirements were simple; keep a complete food diary, exercise for 30 minutes a day and meet with him once a week.
May 06, 2014
Since Sept 11, 2001, Missourians have shown their support for the state’s 11,500 Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen in countless ways, big and small. Today, your Missouri National Guard needs that support more than ever. In April, Gen. Frank Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau and a fellow Missouri National Guardsman, urged the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee to establish a commission to review Army force structure across the active duty, Guard and Reserve. The commission would act as an independent agent serving the best interest of the American taxpayer by managing costs while maintaining a strong national defense
Apr 30, 2014
For more than a decade, Apache helicopters have been a cornerstone of Missouri National Guard readiness at home and abroad.
Apr 29, 2014
When Dustin Frederick was 3 years old, his father, Col. Lance Myler, came home from drill and hung his oath of office on the wall, signed by Charles M. Keifner, a former adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard.
Feb 21, 2014
Being the environmental officer for a deployed, theater-level aviation sustainment group means every day’s schedule is full for one Missouri National Guard. Sgt. Harold Holiway, who was recently named the 1107th Theater Aviation Sustainment Group’s Soldier of the Month, conducts inspections and ensures the group is in environmental compliance.
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.
Dec 18, 2013
In the early morning hours on Friday, Maj. Tim Rezac became the second 131st Bomb Wing Missouri Air National Guard pilot this year to achieve 1000 B-2 Spirit flying hours.
Dec 17, 2013
More than 500 soldiers, Airmen and Family members from across the state gathered to celebrate the 377th birthday of the National Guard during a ball held at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark recently.
Dec 16, 2013
A departure ceremony for a detachment of Missouri National Guard Soldiers from the 35th Infantry Division who are set to deploy to the east European nation of Kosovo was held at the Mayes National Guard Armory in St. Joseph on Saturday
Dec 10, 2013
The Missouri National Guard is continuing to set the standard for recruiting and retention across the nation with both the Missouri Army and Air National Guard exceeding their strength goals.
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.
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
Missouri National Guard’s Detachment 40 deploys to Afghanistan
Oct 17, 2013
Master Sgt. Tommy Collum Deck building
Oct 08, 2013
Guard’s 1438th Engineer Company constructs bridge in
Sep 25, 2013
Missouri Air National Guard pilot surpasses 1,000 flying hours in stealth bomber
Sep 20, 2013
Citizen-Airman uses full-time job to benefit in-need Airmen
Sep 13, 2013
1138th Transportation Company conducts first truck rodeo
Sep 12, 2013
Missouri National Guard officer candidates graduate
Sep 06, 2013
Shaul promoted to colonel in Missouri National Guard
Sep 03, 2013
1st Platoon, Company A, 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion receives combat patch
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 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 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 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
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 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
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 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.
Jan 17, 2013
GLADSTONE, Mo. – Because of the Army, Staff Sgt. Reda Elkhouddari has seen his fair share of the world and is now bringing his experiences to the Missouri Army National Guard while starting a new chapter in his personal life.
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 21, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Missouri couple has parlayed their love for country into a continuing long tradition of military service.
Dec 19, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pvt. Carla Williams, of West Plains, recently completed her military training to become a laundry and textile specialist for Missouri National Guard’s 335th Engineer Platoon (Area Clearance) in Rolla.
Dec 13, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pfc. Sara Nowothy, of Cape Girardeau, recently completed her military training to become a military policeman for Missouri National Guard’s Detachment 1, 1137th Military Police Company in Jackson, Mo.
Dec 13, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pvt. Blake Story, of East Prairie, recently completed his military training to become a wheeled-vehicle mechanic for Missouri National Guard’s 1137th Military Police Company in Kennett, Mo.
Dec 13, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pvt. 1st Class Rodtrellius Amos recently completed his military training to become an infantryman for Missouri National Guard’s Company C, 1/138th Infantry Battalion in Perryville.
Dec 12, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pvt. Robert Willoughby, of East Prairie, recently completed his military training to become a wheeled-vehicle mechanic for Missouri National Guard’s 1221st Transportation Company in Dexter, Mo.
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.
Dec 10, 2012
FESTUS, Mo. – When considering higher education, college loans and heavy student debt did not sound like an appealing option to Tess P. Kliethermes, of High Ridge, a recent graduate of Northwest High School.
Nov 21, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Twenty four of the Missouri Army National Guard’s newest citizen-Soldiers from Company F of the Recruit Sustainment Program based in Columbia, participated in a swearing in ceremony recently on Faurot Field at the University of Missouri’s football game against Syracuse.
Nov 20, 2012
WINSTON, Mo. – The small village of Winston in northwest Missouri boasts a population of about 250 residents. Two of those residents are among the newest Citizen-Soldiers in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Nov 05, 2012
First night missions of Vigilant Guard take place
Oct 25, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –Timothy Saul Hathcock, of Springfield, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Oct 25, 2012
CAMDENTON, Mo. – Joseph Richard Johnson, of Camdenton, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Oct 25, 2012
LEBANON, Mo. – Ethan Dale Gregory, of Lebanon, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Oct 25, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Rush Benson Loftis of Springfield, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Oct 25, 2012
CONWAY, Mo. – Dakota Wayne Hileman, of Conway, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Oct 25, 2012
CAMDENTON, Mo. – Renee Mae Kramer, of Camdenton, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Oct 25, 2012
MONETT, Mo. – Joshua Lyman, of Monett, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Oct 25, 2012
CAMDENTON, Mo. – Stephen Joseph Riner, of Camdenton, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Oct 25, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Seth Kenneth Weathers, of Springfield, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Oct 25, 2012
GRANBY Mo. – Austin Stephen Ball, of Granby, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Oct 25, 2012
OZARK, Mo. – Alexander Joseph Cavillo, of Ozark, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Oct 25, 2012
LEBANON, Mo. – Anthony Clay Carter, of Lebanon, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Oct 25, 2012
CAMDENTON, Mo. – Blane Scot Curley, of Camdenton, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Oct 10, 2012
FESTUS, Mo. – It sounds cliché, but Pvt. Cara N. Chilton actually enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard to be all she can be.
Sep 28, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s 27th Recruiting and Retention Battalion recently held its third annual Future Leader Conference at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.
Sep 27, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Historic Jefferson Barracks in south St. Louis County is becoming very popular with British government officials wanting to learn more about the National Guard response to natural and made-man disasters.
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 09, 2012
For the 50th time, the Missouri National Guard recognized a dedicated group of Citizen-Soldiers for completing its officer candidate school.
Sep 06, 2012
LAWSON, Mo. – The career path of a new Citizen-Soldier in the Missouri Army National Guard interestingly enough began in her 5th grade gym class.
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.
Sep 04, 2012
LEXINGTON, Mo. – Matthew Walker, of Vienna, recently enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard and will serve as a nodal network system operator with Company C, 35th Infantry Division in St. Joseph.
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 22, 2012
FESTUS, Mo. – Patty Warmbrodt, of Fenton, grimaced as she watched her son, Pvt. Matt Warmbrodt, work his way through an obstacle course Saturday at the Festus National Guard Armory.
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.
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 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 26, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Having joined the National Guard, second grade teacher Spc. Zachary Lutjen, of Lincoln, Mo., has now become the student.
Mar 21, 2012
FESTUS, Mo. – William M. Vedder, of Ballwin, enlisted in the Missouri National Guard last year with the expectation that the training regimen would not be “lenient.” He was not disappointed.
Mar 12, 2012
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Nakeisha Ekpe, of St. Joseph, recently enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard and will serve with the 548th Transportation Company in Trenton.
Mar 08, 2012
FESTUS, Mo. – In some professions, when you do a good job, you get more money. In the military, you get more responsibility.
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.
Mar 01, 2012
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – After graduating college and earning his teaching certificate, Jesse Meek, of St. Joseph, knew his education was long from being complete and turned to the Missouri National Guard to broaden his career path.
Feb 24, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The unique journey of one Missouri Guardsmen begins more than 6,500 miles away in Nigeria.
Feb 15, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Meet the Family Stone, two of the Missouri National Guard’s newest recruits. Cheyenne and Edwin Stone are not only connected as siblings, but also as Citizen-Soldiers.
Jan 30, 2012
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – One of Missouri’s newest Citizen-Soldiers has been serving in the military since the age of 14 as a Confederate Soldier with the 1st Missouri Cavalry (dismounted). James Shipman, a Civil War reenactor recently promoted to captain, is the youngest officer in his 200-man battalion of relic Soldiers.
Jan 23, 2012
ALBANY, Mo. - With the most recent enlistment of their youngest son, one northwest Missouri Family serving in the National Guard could all but make up their own squad of artilleryman. One dad and four sons now serve with the 1-129th Field Artillery Battalion making for some interesting war stories.
Dec 16, 2011
New recruits with Delta Company, Missouri National Guard, work in small groups as Sgt. 1st Class Kevin LaChance gives instruction on medical care for injuries ranging from a broken leg to an open chest wound.
Oct 14, 2011
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Christopher Petty, of St. Joseph, recently enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard and will serve with the 1135th Engineer Company (Clearance) in Richmond, one of three newly formed engineer units in the state.
Sep 06, 2011
ALBANY, Mo. – Caleb Newman, of Albany, recently enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard and will serve with the Headquarters, Headquarters Co., 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Kansas City.
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