Sidewinder performs "Rolling in the Deep"

Citizen-Soldiers rescue woman in dramatic flood video

Missouri Guard Blackhawks help reinforce levee

 

Cooper County Flood Response

Flood waters threatened Southeast Missouri

1175th Military Police Company Pulls Flood Duty

1138th Sappers build overflow canal

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Members of the Missouri Army National Guard use a modified cargo truck, known as the load handling system vehicle, to drive up to Ben Gibson's home July 11 after the Wakenda Levee breached. Shanna Carson escorted the guardsmen to the home. Photo by Sgt 1st Class Robert Haaf.

Pressing on through the 100 degree heat, several Soldiers and Airmen continued to fill and place sandbags at Sugar Tree Levee July 11. Operations at Sugar Tree Levee were initiated days earlier after evidence of ponded water indicated a seepage problem. Photos by Spc. Jacqueline Courtney.

Current News

Date
Title
Oct 09, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Recently, the Missouri Army National Guard’s environmental management office accepted the National Environmental Stewardship Award during the national environmental conference held recently. The Army National Guard, chief of the environmental programs presents this award annually to the state or territory with the best overall environmental program in the nation.
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.
Sep 08, 2014
For the first time, a group of Missouri Guard military police underwent specialized chemical defense training at the chemical defense training facility headquartered in Missouri at Fort Leonard Wood.
Aug 18, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order directing additional resources through the Missouri National Guard to help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson.
Aug 17, 2014
Statement from Gov. Nixon regarding the ongoing situation in Ferguson and role of National Guard Guard’s mission limited in scope; tasked with protecting the Unified Command Center so law enforcement can protect peaceful protestors, citizens and property
Aug 12, 2014
Nearly 500 Army National Guard military police Soldiers are conducting their annual training on Fort Leonard Wood. The Missouri National Guardsmen, from the 175th Military Police Battalion, headquartered in Columbia, Mo., are rotating through the middle of this month, spending two weeks on post.
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 19, 2014
In a year marked with a number of milestones and firsts for the 131st Bomb Wing, a team from the 131st Maintenance Group recently added another by being the first all-Air National Guard B-2 maintenance team to support deployed operations for the jet.
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 27, 2014
The Headquarters Company of the 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade recently achieved success during the Command Maintenance Evaluation Team review. Success was attained through directed attention, hours of manpower and external support. Over the five rated fields, the company’s average score was 98 percent; quite a turnaround from the failures that have been documented from as far back as October 2009.
Jun 26, 2014
Jeffrey D. Hanshaw of West Plains, was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant major in HHD, 205th Military Police Battalion, Poplar Bluff.
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.
Jun 04, 2014
The Missouri National Guard hosted a welcome home ceremony for the 70th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City on Tuesday.
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 22, 2014
The Army Engineer Association recently honored Missouri Guardsmen for their service to the Corps during the Engineer Regimental Ball. The three Soldiers with the 1138th Engineer Company (Sapper) based in Farmington who received honors for their service to the corps is 1st Lt. Perry Hoffman, Staff Sgt. Lawrence Johnson, and Spc. Earl Anderson.
May 20, 2014
The Missouri National Guard has released a special episode of “MO Guard TV” commemorating the response to the devastating tornado that hit southwest Missouri on May 22, 2011.
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.
Apr 24, 2014
The Missouri Army and Air National Guardsmen recently held its annual three-day marksmanship training mission and competition at Camp Crowder in Neosho.
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
Mar 07, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team held a change of command at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City on Wednesday. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Robert Payne took command of the unit, which supports civil authorities at domestic chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive incidents, from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Aaron Stover, said Col. James Allison, commander of 70th Troop Command.
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 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 17, 2014
Throughout his career, 1st Sgt. Kevin Stallo served faithfully and successfully in several different capacities for the 1-129th Field Artillery. Most recently, he served as first sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Battery. He has contributed immensely to the overall success of the Battalion, accomplishing nothing less than success at every task and duty throughout his 20 years of meritorious service.
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 27, 2013
The year 2013 tested the resilience of the Missouri National Guard in ways we have not seen before, but thanks to the professionalism of our force and the support of our communities and civilian leadership, we are going into 2014 as an even stronger organization.
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 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.
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 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 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
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 20, 2013
Citizen-Airman uses full-time job to benefit in-need Airmen
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 12, 2013
Missouri National Guard officer candidates graduate
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 10, 2013
MACON, Mo. – Hundreds of family members, friends and well-wishers are expected to pack Macon High School June 15 as the town prepares to bid farewell to local National Guardsmen bound for Afghanistan.
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 22, 2013
Law school is not easy. But, compared to military deployments, it certainly puts things in perspective and two student Veterans have created the Veterans Legal Society to help others in a variety of ways.
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 06, 2013
FORT LEONARD WOOD Mo. – Over the last seven years, one Missouri National Guardsman has helped more than 400 Guardsmen and Reservists change their military occupational specialty to the in-demand job of military policeman.
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 02, 2013
FORT LEONARD WOOD Mo. – About 22 Soldiers recently completed the first and second phase of military police, military occupational specialty reclassification training with the Missouri National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 140th Regiment Missouri Regional Training Institute on post.
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.
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.
Feb 27, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard, the University of Missouri, and other community leaders met for a day of tours - both on the ground and in the air.
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
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 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 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 08, 2013
LAKE OZARK Mo. – Warrior support for Soldiers before, during and after deployment was the key topic recently at the Missouri National Guard’s 35th Engineer Brigade Engineer Ball at Lodge of the Four Seasons.
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 07, 2013
LAKE OZARK Mo. – Although currently deployed to Afghanistan with the Missouri National Guard’s 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington and Fredericktown, one Soldier was able to virtually join his wife at the 35th Engineer Brigade Engineer Ball.
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 31, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – About 25 Missouri National Guard Soldiers and Airmen closed out a 16-month operation, Operation Cold Case, at the end of 2012.
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 23, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After serving 34 years in the military, a Missouri Army National Guardsman was recognized for his time and duty during a retirement ceremony at the Ike Skelton Training Site recently.
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 22, 2013
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Sgt. Jonathan Holt, of Anna, Ill., recently reenlisted in the Missouri National Guard’s 1140th Forward Support Company in Cape Girardeau.
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
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.
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 17, 2013
FESTUS, Mo. – Like many Soldiers before him, Master Sgt. Timothy S. Coleman did not expect to spend 31 years in the military when he enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard shortly after graduating from De Soto High School in 1981.
Jan 16, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, the commander-in-chief of the Missouri National Guard, was sworn into office Monday during a ceremony held at the State Capitol.
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
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. –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.
Jan 10, 2013
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard is in the process of establishing a cyber threat response team that will operate out of historic Jefferson Barracks in south St. Louis County.
Jan 07, 2013
KIRKWOOD, Mo. – The Kirkwood High School football team received yet another honor Friday night in the wake of their state championship over Fort Osage last November.
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 26, 2012
CLIMAX SPRINGS, Mo. – Kyle Wayne Adams, of Climax Springs, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Dec 26, 2012
STRAFFORD, Mo. - Ryan Keith Daniel, of Strafford, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard.
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 23, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – While many are hustling and bustling through shopping malls and office parties, state of Missouri employee Mike Rainey spends his holiday time helping those less fortunate as part of the Crosslines Toystore extravaganza at the Missouri National Guard armory in Springfield.
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
DIXON, Mo. – A Missouri Army National Guard recruiter recently conducted a one-hour situational awareness class for some Dixon High School students.
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 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 18, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A retired Missouri Army National Guardsman is a new small business owner.
Dec 18, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – With nearly 30 years of military service, Maj. Willie Smith, recently retired at a ceremony honoring his service and dedication.
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 18, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A local Missouri Army National Guardsman has transitioned from being the deputy of human resources to the director position at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
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
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pvt. Larry Jackson, of Dexter, recently completed his military training to become a petroleum supply specialist for Missouri National Guard’s 1221st Transportation Company in Dexter, Mo.
Dec 13, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pvt. Dalton Smith, of Sikeston, recently completed his military training to become a truck driver for Missouri National Guard’s 1138th Transportation Company at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Mo.
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 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 13, 2012
LAKE OZARK, Mo. – Missouri’s adjutant general invited Soldiers, Airmen and family members from across the state to gather in celebration of the National Guard’s 376th birthday during a formal ball at the lake of the Ozarks recently.
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 11, 2012
FULTON, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s Company B, 311th Brigade Support Battalion now has a new commander for the first time in more than three years.
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.
Dec 07, 2012
ALBANY, Mo. – It was 1975 and Mike Fletchall was a 17-year-old junior in high school when he made the life-altering decision to join the Missouri Army National Guard. Now after 33 years of service the retired master sergeant has hung up his combat boots.
Dec 07, 2012
ALBANY, Mo. – Staff Sgt. Patrick Jennings, of Columbia, is the reigning Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the Missouri Army National Guard. On Dec. 1 at the Albany armory, he was presented with an Army Commendation Medal for achieving the title, as well as a Meritorious Service Medal for distinguishing himself with the unit in other areas throughout the year.
Dec 06, 2012
ALBANY, Mo. – Robyn Akins, wife of Sgt. 1st Class Tim Akins of Battery A, 1-129th Field Artillery Battalion in Albany, was recently presented with the Honorable Order of Molly Pitcher award. Akins received a gold medallion signifying her service to the men of the field artillery on behalf of the U.S. Field Artillery Association and the Air Defense Artillery.
Dec 05, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After serving 20 years in the military, a Missouri Army National Guardsman was recognized for his time and duty during a retirement ceremony at the Ike Skelton Training Site recently.
Dec 05, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – As several hundred Soldiers stood in formation, Col. David Dippold assumed command of the 1107th Aviation Group from Col. William (B.J.) Thomas, Jr., at the Missouri National Guard’s Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group facility in Springfield Dec. 1.
Dec 05, 2012
MARYVILLE, Mo. – Members of Missouri National Guard’s 1-129th Field Artillery Battalion said farewell to Lt. Col. Terry Mast, of Hollister, during a change of command ceremony Dec. 1 at the Maryville National Guard Armory. After three years with the battalion, Mast relinquished his command to Maj. Timothy Strohman, of Overland Park, Kan.
Dec 05, 2012
MARYVILLE, Mo. – Missouri National Guard’s 1-129th Field Artillery Battalion, headquartered in Maryville, welcomed a new commander Saturday, Dec. 1. Maj. Timothy Strohman, of Overland Park, Kan., stepped in to lead the battalion, taking the reins from Lt. Col. Terry Mast, of Hollister.
Dec 03, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard held it’s first-ever Army and Air Guard joint retirement ceremony this weekend for three Missouri National Guard officers.
Dec 03, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After 28 years of service in the United States military, Lt. Col. Regina Kilmer was recognized for her time and service during a joint retirement ceremony at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
Dec 03, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After 30 years of service in the United States military, Lt. Col. Nancy Jones was recognized for her time and service during a joint retirement ceremony at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
Dec 03, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After 30 years of service in the Missouri National Guard, Col. Paula Dayringer was recognized for her time and service during a joint retirement ceremony at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
Dec 03, 2012
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – The 35th Combat Aviation Brigade welcomed special visitors from the Missouri Army National Guard to the Thanksgiving table recently to a bountiful feast here at Camp Buehring.
Dec 01, 2012
BRANSON, Mo. – More than 40 Veterans of the Vietnam War were given medals, medallions and certificates of appreciation at a Veterans Recognition Ceremony in Branson in late November.
Dec 01, 2012
SEDALIA, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s 35th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Family Readiness Group is planning to give Family members a wonderful holiday event, even though their loved ones are deployed to Kuwait.
Dec 01, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A University of Missouri history student is finishing up a fall internship at the Museum of Missouri Military History located at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
Dec 01, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Maj. Andre d’Arden, of St. Louis, a chaplain with the Missouri Army National Guard, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in a ceremony Thursday at historic Jefferson Barracks in south St. Louis County.
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 29, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After serving more than 27 years in the military, a Missouri Army National Guardsman was recognized for her time and duty during a retirement ceremony at the Ike Skelton Training Site recently.
Nov 26, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Individually, as a team and as a force, Missouri National Guard Citizen-Soldiers come up winners with a focus on fitness, including five southwest Missouri Soldiers who ran a relay marathon in Springfield in early November.
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 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
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard offers a variety of free programs, ranging from personal safety to career counseling, which is presented to students across the state. The newest of these programs is Building an Athlete of Character and Teams of Significance.
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 20, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Deployed Missouri National Guard engineers should receive a little something extra in their stockings this year.
Nov 20, 2012
Through the Missouri National Guard’s State Partnership Program with Panama, several civilian and military Panamanians received briefings on, and observed disaster response techniques during Vigilant Guard.
Nov 20, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Many people choose to fill their spare time by volunteering. Nancy Thompson, of Jefferson City, chose to volunteer at the Museum of Missouri Military History located at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
Nov 15, 2012
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La -- The combined teamwork of 509th Bomb Wing and the 131st Bomb Wing resulted in Team Whiteman winning the Fairchild Trophy for the Best Bomb Wing as Air Force Global Strike Command officials announced the winners of the third-annual Global Strike Challenge during a score posting event here Nov. 7.
Nov 15, 2012
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – Guardsmen of the 205th Military Police Battalion operated a tactical command post during the Missouri’s Vigilant Guard exercise
Nov 15, 2012
ESSEX, Mo. – Guardsmen, Veterans and Richland R-1 students recently gathered to reflect and honor service members during the schools’ Veterans Day Ceremony.
Nov 15, 2012
DELTA, Mo. – Guardsmen and Delta High School students recently gathered to reflect and honor service members during the schools’ Veterans Day Ceremony.
Nov 14, 2012
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – For five Soldiers of the 1138th Engineer Company, out of Farmington, serving together with the same unit for nearly ten years and three deployments brings a sense of pride and honor.
Nov 13, 2012
WAPPAPELLO TRAINING SITE, Mo. – About 30 Missouri National Guardsmen from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Engineer Brigade, of Fort Leonard Wood, formed Task Force Muleskinner and operated a tactical command post during the Vigilant Guard exercise.
Nov 08, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri Army National Guard family members toughed out over 96 hours straight in the cold weather to support their soldiers throughout the Vigilant Guard training exercise at the Columbia armory.
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 08, 2012
ST. LOUIS – In the event it would ever need to respond to a call on the Mississippi River, a team from the Missouri National Guard recently spent a day conducting vessel and river boat orientation with the U.S. Coast Guard.
Nov 08, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. – After a mock 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit Kennett, Missouri National Guardsmen and Missouri Task Force 1 teamed up in support of the Vigilant Guard training exercise.
Nov 08, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Citizen-Soldier Charles Nagel was promoted to private first class in an early morning ceremony at the Missouri Army National Guard armory in Springfield Saturday, Nov. 3.
Nov 08, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – After serving 25 years in the military, a Missouri National Guardsman was recognized for his time and duty during a retirement ceremony at the Ike Skelton Training Site recently.
Nov 08, 2012
PERRYVILLE, Mo. – First Lt. Robert Wanner, of De Soto, has been appointed the new commander for the Missouri National Guard’s 880th Engineer Haul Team in Perryville.
Nov 08, 2012
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard has been conducting a national-level earthquake exercise, known as Vigilant Guard, under the scenario that a massive quake struck the New Madrid fault line. Nearly 200 Puerto Rico Guardsmen landed at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base on Sunday, Nov. 3 in St. Joseph to perform search and rescue missions near Columbia.
Nov 07, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – The 1438th Engineer Company of Macon conducted a training mission at the Ike Skelton Training Center this week.
Nov 05, 2012
First night missions of Vigilant Guard take place
Nov 04, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. – As Daylight Savings time rolled around early Sunday morning, the 1140th Military Police Company of Mexico, Mo., was hard at work, doing missions far different from what an MP unit usually does.
Nov 01, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – More than 300 Airmen from St. Louis-area Missouri Air National Guard units will take part in the upcoming statewide earthquake response exercise dubbed Vigilant Guard.
Oct 31, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – About 30 Soldiers from the Missouri National Guard’s 1438th Engineer Multi-Role Bridge Company, of Macon, recently spent two weeks at a course on post learning to put together the Acrow military bridge.
Oct 31, 2012
CENTRALIA, Mo. – A local Missouri National Guardsman has joined with the Centralia Fireside Guard newspaper to help recognize outstanding high school students in the area.
Oct 31, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Army National Guard recently named Lt. Col. Christopher W. Mickan, of Jackson, as commanding officer of the 835th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, headquartered in Jefferson City.
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 29, 2012
LEXINGTON, Mo. – Missouri National Guard’s 311th Brigade Support Battalion, headquartered in Lexington, is gearing up for a national-level earthquake exercise known as Vigilant Guard. From Nov. 3-7, more than 275 Citizen-Soldiers from the battalion will train with the scenario that a catastrophic earthquake has hit the New Madrid fault line in southeast Missouri.
Oct 26, 2012
LEXINGTON, Mo. – From their haircuts to their boots, to even the nose on their face, Eric and Derek Morgan are pretty much the spitting image of each other. As twin brothers who serve in the Missouri Army National Guard, the similarities between the two don’t just end with their appearance.
Oct 26, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After reaching retirement, some people turn to volunteering to help keep them busy. Kathy Shuler, of Belle, decided to do just that.
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 24, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Students of a Level 1 trauma treatment program created by the Missouri Air National Guard got a real test of their medical skills Wednesday during a mass-casualty exercise hosted by Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
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 23, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Military service is known for building camaraderie amongst servicemen and women, a fact evident at a reunion of veterans of the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Civil Engineer Squadron.
Oct 22, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Missouri Air National Guardsmen who might someday treat wounded American troops will face a major test of their medical skills during a tornado disaster exercise planned for mid-town St. Louis on Oct. 24.
Oct 19, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After serving 35 years in the military, a Missouri Air National Guardsman was recognized for his time and duty during a retirement ceremony at the Ike Skelton Training Site recently.
Oct 19, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – George Acree, the state surface maintenance manager for the Missouri National Guard, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel this week.
Oct 19, 2012
JOPLIN, Mo. – With the signing of a memorandum of agreement, the Missouri National Guard and Missouri Southern State University are partnering for Show-Me Gold, an officer training program designed to instruct and guide new officer recruits.
Oct 18, 2012
ARLINGTON, Va. – Gen. Frank Grass, a native of Arnold, Mo. and long time Missouri National Guard Citizen-Soldier, became the 27th chief of the National Guard Bureau in a Pentagon ceremony recently. Grass enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard in October 1969. He attended the Missouri Army National Guard Military Academy Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in the Engineer Corps in 1981. He has served in a variety of command and staff positions as a traditional National Guard Soldier, in the Active Guard and Reserve program, and on active duty.
Oct 18, 2012
ALBANY, Mo. – Missouri Army National Guard’s Battery A, 1-129th Field Artillery in Albany ushered in new leadership during their recent drill weekend. Capt. Timothy Kohls, of Brookfield, relinquished his command on Sunday, Oct. 14 to Lt. Joshua Kolden, of Pleasant Hill, during a change of command ceremony.
Oct 16, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After serving in the military more than 40 years, a Missouri Army National Guardsman was recognized for his time and duty during a retirement ceremony at the Ike Skelton Training Site recently.
Oct 16, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After serving more than 30 years in the military, a Missouri Army National Guardsman was recognized for his time and duty during a retirement ceremony at the Ike Skelton Training Site recently.
Oct 16, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – An officer in the Missouri National Guard, Col. William Blaylock, was honored for his time and service as the deputy commander of the 35th Engineer Brigade recently at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
Oct 15, 2012
MACON, Mo. – The Macon-based 1438th Engineer Company of the Missouri Army National Guard has received mobilization orders for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Oct 15, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The 157th Air Operation Group of the Missouri Air National Guard and Jefferson Barracks in south St. Louis County has a new commanding officer after a change of command ceremony Saturday at the historic military post.
Oct 12, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A University of Missouri history student recently completed a historical display at the Ike Skelton Training Site as part of a fall internship at the Museum of Missouri Military History.
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.
Oct 09, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon launched the Show-Me Heroes program in January 2010 to help Missouri veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserve reconnect with meaningful careers. Show-Me Heroes continues to help veterans and Service members with their job hunt as well as recognizing Missouri employers for their support.
Oct 04, 2012
WASHINGTON D.C. – For 91-year-old Doris Amison, the significance of the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. can be summed up in one word; inclusive.
Oct 03, 2012
CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT – The 35th Combat Aviation Brigade recently conducted a suicide stand-down day in Kuwait to bring awareness and focused on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resilience training.
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 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 27, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As Election Day approaches, Missouri National Guard leadership are encouraging Guardsmen to become familiar with voting procedures and to vote on November 6.
Sep 27, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. – A Missouri employer received surprise recognition for their outstanding support to a Missouri National Guard employee during the Missouri Baptist Foundation annual conference.
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 24, 2012
FESTUS, Mo. – A St. Louis native and 11-year veteran of the Missouri National Guard is the new commanding officer of the Festus-based 220th Engineer Company.
Sep 21, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard Officer Candidate School recently celebrated the graduation of its 50th class and honored the previous 49 classes with a dining out event at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.
Sep 21, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Guardsmen support first responders for state emergencies and disasters, and being prepared for a potential New Madrid Seismic Zone earthquake will culminate in a statewide training exercise November 3-9.
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 19, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sixteen Missouri National Guardsmen trained on communication equipment at the Ike Skelton Training Site in preparation for Vigilant Guard, a statewide exercise that is scheduled for early November.
Sep 19, 2012
ARUSHA, Tanzania – While conducting a counter violent extremism exercise in Africa, Missouri Guardsmen from the 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade based in Kansas City took time to meet with the mayor of Arusha, Tanzania, bridging the two sister cities.
Sep 19, 2012
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – Nearly a quarter of a century of military service goes to the credit of one Blue Springs, but the tradition of service doesn’t begin or end there.
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 17, 2012
CANTON, Mo. – Students at Culver Stockton College are gaining a new perspective on the military and life outside of college thanks to a partnership between the school and the Missouri National Guard.
Sep 17, 2012
IRONTON, Mo. – Staff Sgt. Norman Inman is known throughout the 1140th Engineer Battalion as a tough, strong and reliable Soldier.
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 14, 2012
LEXINGTON, Mo. – Missouri Army National Guardsman Sgt. Jordan Felt, of Blue Springs, was recently presented the Army Commendation Medal for his meritorious service while representing his unit during Missouri National Guard’s 2012 Best Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition.
Sep 14, 2012
FORT RILEY, Kan. – After completing the basic officer leadership course while at Fort Sill, Okla., Lt. Stephen Wilson, of Liberty, recently took charge of the fire direction center for Battery B, 1-129th Field Artillery for the first time.
Sep 14, 2012
FORT RILEY, Kan. – In the world of field artillery the all-seeing eyes on the observation point watch closely from afar keeping track of potential targets. Forward observers sit atop what is commonly known as “the hill,” accessing the situation and determining if support by fire is needed.
Sep 14, 2012
ARUSHA, Tanzania. – A Missouri Army National Guard Soldier, Sgt. Joshua Breig, was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant during a recent training exercise in Arusha, Tanzania for Operation Eastern Accord.
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 12, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The camaraderie of military service was in evidence Monday as retirees of the St. Louis Area 5 Chapter of the National Guard Association met at an old haunt for many, historic Jefferson Barracks.
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 11, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Maj. Tamara Spicer was recently awarded the Meritorious Service Medal at a ceremony held at the Ike Skelton Training Site. Spicer received the award for her dedication, service and leadership as the Company Commander of the 70th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment unit which was under her command since 2009.
Sep 11, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After 11 years of deployments overseas and mobilizations at home, the Missouri National Guard is releasing an updated history of its units’ activities.
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 10, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.– Leaders of the Missouri National Guard and Southeast Missouri State University recently launched the new Show-Me Gold program, an officer training program to instruct and guide new officer recruits.
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 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 06, 2012
ARUSHA, Tanzania – Members from the Missouri Army National Guard’s 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, based in Kansas City, and representatives from seven East African countries begin U.S. Army Africa sponsored Eastern Accord 2012 Counter Violent Extremism Exercise.
Sep 05, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard has recognized Fox Sports Midwest, the television network of the St. Louis Cardinals, with a Center of Influence Award for the network’s outstanding support of Guardsmen deployed overseas.
Sep 05, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Jefferson City Missouri Army National Guard officer, 1st Lt. Amy V. Cordonnier, was promoted to the rank of captain in a ceremony recently.
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
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Leaders of the Missouri National Guard and Southeast Missouri State University recently launched the new Show-Me Gold program, an officer training program to instruct and guide new officer recruits.
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.
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. - Missouri Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve held an award ceremony recently at the Capitol Plaza hotel to recognize employers who provide extraordinary support to employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
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 30, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri Air Guardsman received a Suicide Prevention Award from the Missouri Department of Mental Health for her actions in intervening a suicide attempt.
Aug 30, 2012
LEXINGTON, Mo. - Michael Snodell, of Kansas City, was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Aug 30, 2012
LEXINGTON, Mo. - John Thomason, of Gilliam, was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant first class in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Aug 29, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Missouri employers from the Kansas City and St. Louis areas spent a day experiencing a glimpse of military life thanks to the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
Aug 29, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – While participating in a recent Boss Lift with the Missouri Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Turner, of St. Charles, was honored for his service with the Hometown Heroes Award presented by John Barnes of Panther Racing.
Aug 29, 2012
FESTUS, Mo. – Music is such an important aspect of Shannon Streif’s life that it was a driving factor in her decision to enlist in the Missouri National Guard, despite being an Illinois resident.
Aug 28, 2012
KENNETT, Mo. – Soldiers of the 1137th Military Police Company, of Kennett, Jackson and Doniphan recently returned from their 10-month deployment to Qatar.
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 27, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After serving more than 27 years in the military, a Missouri Air National Guardsman was recognized for his time and duty during a retirement ceremony at the Ike Skelton Training Site recently.
Aug 27, 2012
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – The survey section from the Missouri National Guard’s 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team recently won the technical and overall competitions at the 2012 National HAZMAT Challenge.
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 20, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard is laying the foundation for its future by implementing and refining a strategic plan.
Aug 20, 2012
GULF PORT, Miss. – Missouri Army National Guardsmen of the Hannibal-based 2175th Military Police Company are back on U.S. soil after a year-long deployment to the Middle East.
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 17, 2012
GULF PORT, Miss. – Missouri Army National Guardsmen of the St. Louis-based 3175th Chemical Company are back on U.S. soil after completing a year-long deployment to the Middle East.
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 16, 2012
ST. LOUIS – A Jefferson City Missouri Army National Guard officer was promoted to the rank of colonel in a ceremony Sunday during the Guard’s Joint Commanders Conference in St. Louis.
Aug 15, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Col. David W. Newman, chief of the Missouri National Guard Joint Staff, was promoted to brigadier general in the Air National Guard during a ceremony Sunday at the Guard’s Joint Commander’s Conference at the Union Station Marriott.
Aug 15, 2012
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – The Missouri Army National Guard’s Missouri Recruiting and Retention Battalion recently honored Soldiers for their efforts in building the National Guard’s force statewide.
Aug 15, 2012
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Missouri Army National Guardsman, Sgt. 1st Class Kimberly Komar, was recently awarded the Sergeant Major Award for Recruiting and Retention Excellence in 2012.
Aug 15, 2012
PANAMA CITY, Panama – When Capt. Tony Scheidel isn’t at the controls of a C-130, he’s helping steer Missouri and Panama to a better future as a translator with the State Partnership Program.
Aug 15, 2012
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – The Missouri Army National Guard’s Missouri Recruiting and Retention Battalion recently honored Soldiers for their efforts in building the National Guard’s force statewide.
Aug 13, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After serving more than 30 years in the military, a Missouri Army National Guardsman was recognized for his time and duty during a retirement ceremony at the Ike Skelton Training Site recently.
Aug 10, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s joint force chaplain discussed a program designed to help meet needs of Soldiers and Airmen at Praise Assembly.
Aug 10, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Staying physically fit is a priority throughout the military ranks. For Guardsmen, staying fit can sometimes be a challenge. Soldiers and Airmen have to balance civilian jobs, Families, school, and military obligations while still making time for regular workouts. One Missouri Guardsman has found a workout routine that works for him and his schedule.
Aug 10, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Brent Beckley, of Jefferson City, was recently promoted from the rank of lieutenant colonel to colonel in the Missouri Army National Guard.
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 08, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – An impromptu promotion ceremony for a Missouri Army National Guardsman means he is one step closer to fulfilling his personal goal in the military.
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.
Aug 06, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pvt. Daniel McGinnis, of Marble Hill, recently completed his military training to become an infantryman for Missouri National Guard’s 1/138th Infantry Regiment in Perryville.
Aug 06, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pvt. Tyler Reece, of Doniphan, recently completed his military training to become a petroleum supply specialist for Missouri National Guard’s 205th Military Police Battalion in Poplar Bluff.
Aug 06, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pvt. Sean Wall, of Sikeston, recently completed his military training to become a motor transport driver for Missouri National Guard’s Detachment 1, 1221st Transportation Unit in Portageville.
Aug 06, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A Missouri National Guard Soldier, Steven P. Squires, of Troy, was promoted to the rank of sergeant major during a ceremony Aug. 1 at the Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center at Jefferson Barracks in south St. Louis County.
Aug 06, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A St. Louis woman is the new commanding officer of a Missouri Army National Guard unit that recently returned from dangerous convoy operations missions in Afghanistan.
Aug 03, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Ask Bill Yancy about his more than four decades of military service and there is no hesitation in his answer.
Aug 03, 2012
FORT MEADE, Md. – The Missouri National Guard is being praised for its performance during a recent national defense cyberspace operations exercise at Fort Meade.
Aug 02, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Alan Brown, a Wardsville resident and command historian for the Missouri National Guard, was promoted to the rank of major this week.
Aug 02, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pvt. Stephen Leinert, of Poplar Bluff, recently completed his military training to become a paralegal specialist for Missouri National Guard’s Headquarters Company, 205th Military Police Battalion in Poplar Bluff.
Aug 02, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pvt. Kevin Casasola, of Cape Girardeau, recently completed his military training to become a combat engineer for Missouri National Guard’s Headquarters Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion in Cape Girardeau.
Aug 01, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s Regional Training Site-Maintenance recently saw 17 individuals graduate from its wheeled vehicle recovery specialist course.
Aug 01, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Senior officers from the Chilean Army recently met with members of the Missouri National Guard for a briefing on homeland response and how to work with nongovernment organizations in times of crisis.
Aug 01, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pvt. Chase Meyer, of Farmington, recently completed his military training to become a machinist for Missouri National Guard’s 1140th Forward Support Company in Cape Girardeau.
Aug 01, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pvt. Tyler Henderson, of Scott City, recently completed his military training to become a motor transport driver for Missouri National Guard’s Detachment 1, 1221st Transportation Unit in Portageville.
Aug 01, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pvt. Catrina Gatewood, of Kennett, recently completed her military training to become a supply specialist for Missouri National Guard’s 1137th Military Police Company in Kennett.
Aug 01, 2012
TRENTON, Mo. – Missouri Army National Guard’s 548th Transportation Company welcomed new leadership to the unit at a recent change of command ceremony in Trenton.
Jul 31, 2012
ST. JOSEPH, MO. - The ball fields are set and citizen-Airmen are primed to arrive here as the final two weeks build up to the Air National Guard's largest team sporting event.
Jul 31, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor, Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon, signed a proclamation this summer recognizing June 8 as the anniversary of the Vietnam War.
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 25, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – An Illinois resident, Col. David W. Newman, is the new chief of the joint staff of the Missouri National Guard at Joint Force Headquarters in Jefferson City.
Jul 25, 2012
LEXINGTON, Mo. – Missouri National Guard’s Headquarter Support Company, 35th Infantry Division bid farewell to Capt. John F. Blake, of Kansas City, during a change of command ceremony on July 15 at the Lexington National Guard Armory. After two years with the company Blake relinquished his command to Capt. John P. Plaster, of Moberly.
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 23, 2012
WARRENSBURG, Mo. – The Missouri Army National Guard is partnering with the University of Central Missouri in the most comprehensive sponsorship UCM Athletics has ever entered into with one organization.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Sgt. Timothy Barker, of Troy, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
Pvt. Earl Anderson, of St. Peters, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Michael Carlyon, of Bonne Terre, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Matthew Cone, of St. Louis, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Capt. Jason Davis, of Wentzville, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Christopher Hawkins, of Wentzville, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Christopher Hawkins, of Wentzville, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Pvt. Jason Hester, of Scott City, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Adam Lindsay, of Cape Girardeau, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Pfc. Benjamin Lynch, of Brentwood, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Trey Maevers, of Cape Girardeau, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Tyler Tiller, of Winfield, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Sgt. Jesse Southern, of Cape Girardeau, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Michael Ritchey, of Troy, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. David Vaughn, of Cape Girardeau, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Pvt. Clinton Sargent, of Cape Girardeau, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Rusty Fisk, of Jackson, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Sgt. Jason Vails, of Jackson, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Pvt. Austin Calvert, of Jackson, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Christopher White, of Farmington, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Sgt. Kristopher Moore, of Farmington, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Pfc. Shelby Hovis, of Farmington, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Jonathan Welch, of Farmington, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Patrick Phillips, of Farmington, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Christopher Richie, of Chesterfield, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Gene Reeves, of Cape Girardeau, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Sgt. 1st Class Mark Crites, of Farmington, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 23, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Staff Sgt. Lawrence Johnson, of Park Hills, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 20, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Brian Kramer, of St. Clair, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 19, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Kevin Bronaugh, of House Springs, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 19, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Cody Bishop, of Desoto, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 19, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Timothy Reed, of Fredericktown, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 19, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Matthew Cox, of Fredericktown, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 19, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Pfc. Robert Rodgers, of Poplar Bluff, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 19, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Staff Sgt. Herbert Krattli III, of New Haven, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 19, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Staff Sgt. James Pulliam, of Sikeston, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 19, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Pvt. Imaum Weakley, of Sikeston, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 19, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Robert Dielschneider, of St. Genevieve, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
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 18, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Jason Allabaugh recently became the first Missouri National Guardsman to earn the National Guard Bureau’s Einstein Award, an award that recognizes dedication to excellence in the analytical medical field.
Jul 18, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. - Spc. Dillon Rickman, of Dexter, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 18, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Jeffery Vaughn, of Essex, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 18, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Jason Dane, of Ellington, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 18, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Pfc. Logan Young, of Festus, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
Jul 18, 2012
FARMINGTON, Mo. – Spc. Austin Neal, of Gordonville, is one of nearly 93 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 1138th Engineer Company, of Farmington.
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
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Missouri National Guardsmen from Springfield, Warrenton, St. Clair, De Soto and the St. Louis area took part in Fair St. Louis activities over the course of the three-day festival downtown and under the Gateway Arch.
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 10, 2012
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan Uniformed Police noncommissioned officers operating the City Gates recently received training from U.S. Soldiers at the City Gates headquarters to improve operations at entry points into the city.
Jul 10, 2012
PARKVILLE, Mo. – Second lady Dr. Jill Biden met with Missouri Army National Guardsmen and their Families on Monday, July 9 at Park University to learn more about Partners in Care, a faith-based partnership between the Guard and the Missouri faith community.
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 05, 2012
NACO, Honduras – As Soldiers and Sailors finish construction projects, wrap up dental readiness exercises, and pack up their equipment to return to the United States, the people in the communities they helped are already hoping they will one day return.
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
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Soldiers and Airmen of the Missouri National Guard are again being offered some assistance with their electric bills, courtesy of Ameren Missouri.
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 29, 2012
COFRADIA, Honduras – As the heat index rose above 110 degrees in the small town of Cofradia, Honduras, U.S. Army Reserve medics from the 441st Ground Ambulance kept a close eye on the Missouri National Guard engineers as they built a school walkway on June 28.
Jun 28, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard will again play a major role in the Fair St. Louis events planned over the July 4th holiday.
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 27, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A Missouri Air National Guard unit headquartered at Lambert-St. Louis Airport has temporarily set up shop at historic Jefferson Barracks in South County as part its annual training requirement.
Jun 27, 2012
QUIMISTAN, Honduras – As members of a multi-role bridge company, the Missouri National Guardsmen of the 1438th Engineer Company are used to building bridges on their annual training missions.
Jun 25, 2012
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s Partners in Care initiative and Second Harvest Community Food Bank based in St. Joseph, has announced a new partnership in an effort to assist Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen with another layer of support.
Jun 22, 2012
FORT HOOD, TEXAS -- One of the toughest challenges for military marriages is the glaring truth that deployments create separation.
Jun 21, 2012
FORT HOOD, Texas – Soldiers from Company C, 35th Infantry Division with the Missouri National Guard used their annual training this year to hone real-world operational experience during a field support exercise for the III Corps headquarters at Fort Hood from June 3-22.
Jun 21, 2012
FORT HOOD, Texas - Medics from the Headquarters Support Company, 35th Infantry Division, Missouri National Guard, received emergency medical training while participating in a field support exercise for the III Corps at Fort Hood for their annual training June 3-22.
Jun 21, 2012
FORT HOOD, Texas – As Missouri Guardsman Mitchel Jensen, of St. Joseph, was preparing to leave for Kuwait, a special parting gift came for him just in the nick of time. Jensen was promoted to staff sergeant by a fellow Guardsmen and childhood friend.
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 20, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard continues to prepare for the national-level earthquake exercise known as Vigilant Guard this November. The training scenario, based on a catastrophic earthquake along the New Madrid fault line in southeast Missouri, will test the readiness of the Missouri Guard along with its civilian, military and federal partners.
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 19, 2012
NACO, Honduras – Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner (MO), the Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard, along with other leadership from the MOARNG visited Honduras the past couple of days, touring the engineering sites and visiting with the troops who are working here in support of the Beyond the Horizon 2012 mission.
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 15, 2012
WILDWOOD, Mo. – A partnership between the Missouri National Guard and a summer camp for disabled children resulted in plenty of smiles this week at Edmond A. Babler State Park in Wildwood.
Jun 15, 2012
Coban, Guatemala – Maj. Gen. (MO) Stephen L. Danner , the Adjutant General of Missouri and members of the command staff visited with Missouri National Guard Soldiers in a Town Hall style setting at Coban, Guatemala June 14. The purpose of the open forum was to allow Soldiers an informal, one-on-one, question-and-answer session with the senior leaders to help with logistics or personal issues and to get a feel on morale.
Jun 14, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – More than 55 representatives from numerous religious organizations took part in a Partners in Care event at the Ike Skelton Training Site recently. Those in attendance had the opportunity to learn about the program and to sign a memorandum of understanding.
Jun 13, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – As it faces decommissioning due to manpower reductions within the Air Force, the St. Louis-based 571st Missouri Air National Guard Band is hoping to draw a crowd of band alumni and retirees to one of its final concerts.
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 24, 2012
NACO, Honduras – In 2004, two officers met at the Engineer Officer Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Eight years later, the two officers paths crossed again. This time, they’re in Honduras.
May 24, 2012
MICHELETTI, Honduras – A Missouri Army National Guardsman is serving as a project manager for Beyond the Horizon 2012 Honduras, a civil-military exercise that is dedicated to working together with the Hondurans to provide humanitarian and engineering assistance.
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 23, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Parrish Taggart, of Jefferson City, was recently promoted from sergeant 1st class to master sergeant in the Missouri National Guard during a ceremony at Ike Skelton Training Site.
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
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 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 22, 2012
NACO, Honduras – A Missouri Army National Guardsman is serving as the force protection officer for Beyond the Horizon 2012 Honduras, a civil-military exercise that is dedicated to working together with the Hondurans to provide and humanitarian and engineering assistance.
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 15, 2012
O’FALLON, Mo. – A Missouri National Guardsman is hoping to recruit participants for a seven mile Memorial Day ruck march to honor fallen U.S. military personnel.
May 14, 2012
TRENTON, Mo. – Though the mission in Afghanistan for the Missouri Army National Guard’s 548th Transportation Company was completed in April, the unit felt it had some loose ends to tie up now that they are home.
May 11, 2012
MACON, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard is planning a more than 30,000 square foot maintenance facility for its armory property in Macon.
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 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
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The 835th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion underwent a change of command ceremony in Jefferson City recently.
May 09, 2012
SEDALIA, Mo. – Missouri National Guard’s 35th Combat Aviation Brigade, headquartered in Sedalia, left Tuesday morning to begin their yearlong deployment journey.
May 09, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Capt. Aaron Larimore, a Russellville native and supervisory information technology specialist at Joint Force Headquarters, was promoted to the rank of major during a promotion ceremony held at Ike Skelton Training Site on Saturday.
May 08, 2012
MANCHESTER, Mo. – Nearly 800 people filled the First Evangelical Free Church in Manchester Saturday to welcome home the Missouri National Guard’s 1138th Transportation Company from a 10-month convoy operations mission in Afghanistan.
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.
May 04, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s Field Maintenance Shop in Cape Girardeau recently earned first place in the Department of the Army’s Award for Maintenance Excellence competition.
May 03, 2012
NACO CORTES, Honduras – A run down store and an old barn sat on the corner lot in the middle of town - what wasn’t destroyed by a hurricane was recently torn down by the locals to make way for a new clinic.
May 01, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon presented the Silver Star banner to three military veterans, including one former Missouri National Guardsman, during a ceremony at the Capitol building in Jefferson City.
Apr 30, 2012
BAGRAM AIRBASE, Afghanistan – An Essex Mo. Army National Guardsmen was awarded the Bronze Star Medal during ceremonies April 18 at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.
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 27, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - James Senft, who lives in St. Robert, was recently promoted from the rank of first lieutenant to captain in the Missouri Army National Guard.
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 24, 2012
BAGRAM AIRBASE, Afghanistan - A Nevada, Mo. Army National Guardsman was awarded the Bronze Star Medal during ceremonies April, 18 at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.
Apr 24, 2012
BAGRAM AIRBASE, Afghanistan - A Dixon, Mo. Army National Guardsman was awarded the Bronze Star Medal during ceremonies April 18 at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.
Apr 24, 2012
BAGRAM AIRBASE, Afghanistan - Two St. Peters, Mo. Army National Guardsmen were awarded the Bronze Star Medal during ceremonies April 18 at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.
Apr 24, 2012
BAGRAM AIRBASE, Afghanistan - An Arnold Mo. Army National Guardsman was awarded the Bronze Star Medal during ceremonies April 18 at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.
Apr 24, 2012
BAGRAM AIRBASE, Afghanistan - A Fredericktown Mo. Army National Guardsman was awarded the Bronze Star Medal during ceremonies April 18 at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.
Apr 24, 2012
BAGRAM AIRBASE, Afghanistan - An O'Fallon Mo. Army National Guardsman was awarded the Bronze Star Medal during ceremonies April 18 at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.
Apr 24, 2012
BAGRAM AIRBASE, Afghanistan - A St. Charles Mo. Army National Guardsman was awarded the Bronze Star Medal during ceremonies April 18 at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.
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 20, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Two employees at the Kraft Foods Oscar Mayer plant in Columbia were recognized recently for their outstanding military support by the Missouri Committee for Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve.
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 30, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Missouri National Guardsmen from the 35th Engineer Brigade recently deployed to Coban, Guatemala, to coordinate a real-world mission that will develop Soldiers’ skills.
Mar 30, 2012
NORTH VERNON, Ind. – The De Soto-based 735th Field Service Company of the Missouri National Guard played a key role in a recent disaster exercise that helped lead to the validation of the Region 7 Homeland Response Force.
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 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 26, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A local Missouri National Guardsman helped rescue his neighbor from high waters on Big Tavern Creek near Iberia, last week.
Mar 23, 2012
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Keith Hon and Breanna New, of SEMO Imprints in Cape Girardeau, were recently presented with a Patriot Award in recognition of their extraordinary support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves.
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 22, 2012
RICHMOND, Mo. – They call him ‘Mr. Richmond.’ That’s how students and staff at Richmond High School refer to Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Wells of the Missouri Army National Guard.
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 21, 2012
FORT BENNING, Ga. – The Missouri National Guard’s top marksmen continue to rank nationally for shooting skills, placing second in the nation as a team at the U.S. Army Small Arms Championships at Fort Benning, Ga., for matches taking place March 1-10. Individually, the four-man team placed high as well.
Mar 20, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an effort to help Afghanistan recover from economic devastation brought on by decades of war, the Missouri National Guard became the first to deploy an Agribusiness Development Team in 2007 with a mission of facilitating agricultural reconstruction and development in the Nangarhar Province.
Mar 20, 2012
CAMP ETHAN ALLEN TRAINING SITE, Vt. – A three-man Missouri National Guard biathlon team recently competed at the 2012 Chief of the National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships beginning in late February. This would be a test of their skiing abilities, endurance and marksmanship skills.
Mar 19, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Air National Guard was recently recognized with three 2011 Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards.
Mar 16, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On Dec. 7, 1941, the attacks on Pearl Harbor immediately affected millions of Americans. It put into motion a chain of events that would set the course of a then 16-year-old boy.
Mar 14, 2012
NEOSHO, Mo. – More than 100 Soldiers and Airmen graduated recently from the Missouri National Guard’s first Air Assault School held at Camp Crowder.
Mar 14, 2012
RUSSELLVILLE, Mo. – As a child, Pfc. John A. Kennedy remembers joking with his family about some day attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
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 12, 2012
ST. PETERS, Mo. - Fourteen soldiers and airman that make up the Missouri National Guard Combatives Team are training in St. Peters for the All Guard Combatives Tournament March 18-19 at Fort Benning, Ga.
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 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 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 07, 2012
ST JOSEPH, MO. – A 139th Airlift Wing veteran, who achieved the top enlisted title in the Missouri Air National Guard, gave his parting words to a formation comprised of time-honored friendships forged from nearly 41 years of service.
Mar 06, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s assistant adjutant general was promoted to the rank of brigadier general this week at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
Mar 06, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – First lady Michelle Obama visited with nine Missouri National Guardsmen and their Families on March 5 when her plane touched down at the Kansas City International Airport.
Mar 06, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Hundreds of people, from elementary school children to aging military veterans, were on hand Thursday at Jefferson Barracks to mark the 100th anniversary of the first parachute descent from an airplane.
Mar 06, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - John Arata, a member of the Air National Guard rock band that skyrocketed to fame last year via a YouTube video, was recently promoted to the rank of major in a ceremony at Lambert-St. Louis Airport.
Mar 06, 2012
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar - A 2006 graduate of Francis Howell North High School, Sgt. Daniel L. Evans, of Columbia, Mo., was recently named the noncommissioned officer of the quarter for the Missouri National Guard's 3175th Chemical Company.
Mar 06, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While raising his right hand, and reciting the oath of enlistment, Connor Barrett swore into the Missouri Army National Guard, thus continuing the military legacy for the Barrett Family.
Mar 05, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Hundreds of people, from elementary school children to aging military veterans, were on hand Thursday at Jefferson Barracks to mark the 100th anniversary of the first parachute descent from an airplane.
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 05, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Senior members of the Missouri National Guard’s 35th Engineer Brigade recently honored their fallen brethren with a memorial service at the Engineer Memorial Wall for Fallen Engineers on post.
Mar 05, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – A public affairs specialist in the Missouri Army National Guard received a promotion Friday during his unit’s March drill at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
Mar 05, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.– A public affairs specialist in the Missouri Army National Guard received a surprise promotion Friday during her unit’s March drill at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
Mar 05, 2012
BRANSON, Mo. – A combat correspondent in the Missouri Army National Guard received a surprise promotion Friday while serving on state emergency duty.
Mar 05, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A senior leader in the Missouri Air National Guard moved up in ranks this weekend.
Mar 02, 2012
BRANSON, Mo. - Missouri National Guard engineers are supporting local law enforcement in southwest Missouri following this week's severe storms.
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 29, 2012
NEOSHO, Mo. – Nearly 200 Missouri Citizen-Soldiers began strenuous training this week at the Missouri National Guard’s first air assault course at Camp Crowder in Neosho, Mo. this week.
Feb 29, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon today activated the Missouri National Guard in response to tornadoes and severe storms that moved through the state, beginning Tuesday night (Feb. 28) and continuing into the early morning hours of Wednesday (Feb. 29).
Feb 29, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon has mobilized the Missouri National Guard to assist civil authorities in Branson following a night of severe storms.
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 28, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri Army National Guard Soldier was recently awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by Brig. Gen. Randy Alewel, the commander of the 35th Engineer Brigade.
Feb 27, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Jefferson Barracks in south St. Louis County will open its gates to the public Thursday to mark the 100th anniversary of the first parachute descent from an airplane.
Feb 27, 2012
NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – To the residents of Saidan e’Foulade - a small village within the District of Surkh Rod, Nangarhar Province - drought was an all too common occurrence.
Feb 24, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The unique journey of one Missouri Guardsmen begins more than 6,500 miles away in Nigeria.
Feb 24, 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. The event will feature at least 42 soldiers and airmen of the Missouri National Guard and it is free and open to the public.
Feb 24, 2012
NEOSHO, Mo. – Nearly 200 Missouri Citizen-Soldiers are attending the Missouri National Guard’s first air assault course at Camp Crowder in Neosho, Mo., beginning Feb. 28.
Feb 23, 2012
DE SOTO, Mo. – A De Soto-based Missouri National Guard unit that normally provides showers, laundry service and food to troops in the field will soon be tested in a new mission; pulling people from rubble.
Feb 22, 2012
FOB FINLEY-SHIELDS, Afghanistan – Staff Sgt. Christopher Hobbs prepares to close the door on his Agribusiness Development Team chapter of life. He has deployed twice to Afghanistan with the team.
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 16, 2012
WEBB CITY, Mo. – A gymnasium filled with basketball fans, football coaches and players watched as the Webb City football team picked up a National Guard trophy noting the team as one of the 50 best high school line-ups in the nation.
Feb 16, 2012
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. – A University City resident, Mary-Dale Amison, was recently promoted to the rank of senior master sergeant in the Missouri Air National Guard.
Feb 16, 2012
Gloyer looks back at the past year - in an instant he learned he did not have to travel halfway around the world to serve in a war-torn area but found himself in the midst of massive destruction when a deadly tornado ripped through Joplin on May 22, 2011.
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.
Feb 15, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Michael Hirtz has recently been promoted from the rank of major to lieutenant colonel in the Missouri National Guard.
Feb 14, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Citizen-Soldiers with the Missouri National Guard gained valuable training while partnering with Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield during February’s monthly drill, using state-of-the-art manikins known as “SimMan 3Gs” to sharpen their skills.
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 10, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After 22 years of service, a Missouri Army National Guardsman was recognized for his time and duty during a retirement ceremony Friday at the Ike Skelton Training Site. Sgt. 1st Class Bill Bolles, a Reed Point, Mont. native and Mexico, Mo. resident, began his military career in July, 1989.
Feb 10, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard is expanding its on-line presence by joining new social media sites. Google+ and Pinterest are the newest sites to gain Missouri Guard involvement, and reflect the Missouri National Guard’s commitment to reaching its Soldiers, Airmen and Family members through all available means, said Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard.
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.
Feb 09, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard has selected a new state command chief master sergeant to serve as the senior enlisted Airman for the Missouri Air National Guard.
Feb 07, 2012
SALIMA, Malawi – In conjunction with U.S. Army Africa, Missouri Guardsman Sgt. 1st Class Brian Underwood, of Pleasant Hill, traveled in January to Salima, Malawi in southeast Africa to instruct some 20 Soldiers from the Malawi Defense Forces.
Feb 07, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A retirement ceremony for a local guardsman was held at the Ike Skelton Training Site recently. Sgt. 1st Class Craig Collins, a Columbia resident, has dedicated more than 20 years in the United States military while serving in the Air Force, Air Force Reserves, Army, and Missouri Army National Guard.
Feb 03, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In recognition of African American history month, the Museum of Missouri Military History is hosting the “Learning to Read, a Soldier’s Story” exhibit at the Ike Skelton Training Site this month. The display features six paintings portraying what it was like for African American Soldiers learning to read during the Civil War.
Feb 02, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY – On the afternoon of February 7, 1812, residents of southeast Missouri experienced the rocking and shaking of a 7.7 magnitude earthquake. It was the third and largest earthquake in less than two months, and would cause devastation that can still be seen 200 years later.
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 30, 2012
SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Despite having retired from the Missouri Army National Guard more than 20 years ago, Bill Leeper, of south St. Louis County, is a familiar sight at the Guard’s Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center at Jefferson Barracks.
Jan 30, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Many Service members across the country are struggling with finding employment. One Missouri Army National Guard Soldier is dedicated to helping those in need find jobs.
Jan 29, 2012
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar – One of the most difficult things a child can experience is having a parent deployed to a war zone. Spc. Gessee Luos and Spc. Erica Guzman have stepped in to help ease this burden – they are helping Soldiers participate in the United Through Reading program.
Jan 29, 2012
PANAMA CITY, Panama. – The Missouri National Guard visited counterparts in Panama to share law enforcement and emergency response experiences.
Jan 28, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Though having served in the military for nine years, Sgt. Jerry Simons is one of the newest troops to join the ranks of the Missouri Army National Guard.
Jan 27, 2012
FESTUS, Mo. – Attending drill while on leave from Afghanistan might not be on the list of things to do for some soldiers, but that’s exactly what Spc. Kerry A. Franklin of the Missouri Army National Guard recently did.
Jan 26, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s adjutant general and the president of the University of Central Missouri signed a memorandum of agreement at the Ike Skelton Training Site last week.
Jan 25, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three World War II veterans received the Legion of Honor for valorous actions at the Capitol building in Jefferson City.
Jan 24, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – From his office at the Ike Skelton Training Site on the outskirts of town, Sgt. 1st Class Joe Spencer is tracking just how “green” the Missouri National Guard really is.
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.
Jan 23, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – You just can’t keep a good retiree down - at least not Mike Lewis, who left the Missouri Army National Guard in 2007, yet continues to serve. Lewis, who was recently hired as a state employee as a property books manager at the Missouri Guard’s Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group facility in Springfield, has spent more than 30 years working with the military, in aviation, especially, and it appears he’s just not quite ready to quit.
Jan 19, 2012
ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The Jan. 13 Fight-Me Mixed Martial Arts League event at the St. Charles Family Arena attracted more than the usual young, enthusiastic martial arts fans.
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 16, 2012
NEOSHO, Mo. – Thirty-seven years following enlistment, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Tommy Shields has retired from the Missouri Army National Guard.
Jan 15, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard has moved up in the ranks, according to a tool used by the National Guard Bureau to rate each state.
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.
Jan 12, 2012
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Missouri National Guardsmen who will make up the Region 7 Homeland Response Force are undergoing intensive training to meet a Department of Defense deadline to be fully operational by September.
Jan 12, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Five Citizen-Soldiers from Detachment 3, Company I, 185th Theater Aviation Company said goodbye to friends and family at a departure ceremony in Springfield Jan 6.
Jan 11, 2012
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion held a roll-out ceremony that officially transitioned the battalion to a AH-64D Apache Longbow unit.
Jan 10, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When a Soldier prepares for a deployment, he must first complete the necessary training. The training consists of physical training, military occupation specialty training, and mental preparation. But many Soldiers aren’t prepared to be injured before they leave their home country.
Jan 09, 2012
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Following the active Army component, the Missouri National Guard is pushing its Soldiers to be more all-around physically fit as opposed to simply being able to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test.
Jan 05, 2012
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – While most people were making plans for New Year’s Eve festivities, the commanding general of the Missouri National Guard was in Afghanistan visiting the troops.
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 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 30, 2011
As I reflect on 2011, I am filled with pride at what your Missouri National Guard Soldiers and Airmen accomplished at home and abroad. They faced some of the toughest challenges in our organization’s history, and bested them all.
Dec 24, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard cut a red ribbon to note the opening of a Corrosion Control Center on the campus of the Guard’s Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group facility in Springfield.
Dec 23, 2011
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – More than four decades after being deployed to Vietnam, Larry Payne, of St. Joseph, was recently presented with a Bronze Star for his meritorious service in connection with armed conflict operations during the siege of Khe Sanh in 1968.
Dec 21, 2011
RICH HILL, Mo. – An outpouring of love and generosity has been shown to the Family of a deployed Missouri National Guard Soldier after a fire consumed the Family’s house and all of the contents inside. In the early morning hours of Oct. 31, the home of Pfc. Lee Hatt, of Rich Hill, was devastated by fire when the wood stove area in the living room ignited and quickly spread.
Dec 20, 2011
Building relationships with and giving back to the community is one of the strongest aspects of any Missouri National Guard Soldier. Lt. Col. Ed Gargas and Maj. Craig Gatzmeyer recently visited with members of the Jackson Optimist Club to share their stories and knowledge of the 1140th Engineer Battalion.
Dec 20, 2011
ALBANY, Mo. – Phillip Green, of Cameron, was recently recognized for his 20 years of service with the Missouri National Guard in front of his former unit, Battery A, 1-129th Field Artillery in Albany.
Dec 20, 2011
LAKE OZARK, Mo. – Missouri’s adjutant general invited Soldiers, Airmen and Family members from across the state to gather to celebrate the National Guard’s 375th birthday during a formal ball at the Lake of the Ozarks on December 17.
Dec 19, 2011
MOLENA, Ga. – Members of the Waynesville High School JROTC Raiders with ties to the Missouri National Guard recently helped their team take second overall and garner individual honors in the mixed division of the 2011 Raider National Championships.
Dec 18, 2011
SHINDAND, Afghanistan – Since early spring about 170 Citizen-Soldiers with the Trenton-based 548th Transportation Company have been serving on a year-long mission in western Afghanistan. Most of these Citizen-Soldiers will spend the holidays away from Family and friends halfway around the world.
Dec 17, 2011
FESTUS, Mo. – A new training opportunity for Missouri Army National Guard recruits was recently installed at the Festus Armory and used for the first time on Saturday.
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.
Dec 16, 2011
Lt. Col. Rodney Ginter, of Columbia, has been appointed the new commander for the 205th Military Police Battalion in Poplar Bluff.
Dec 16, 2011
The Southeast Missouri Retired National Guard Association recently hosted a Retiree Appreciation Day for retired Soldiers of the Missouri Guard.
Dec 16, 2011
SHINDAND, Afghanistan – Since early spring about 170 Citizen-Soldiers with the Trenton-based 548th Transportation Company have been serving on a year-long mission in western Afghanistan. Most of these Citizen-Soldiers will spend the holidays away from Family and friends halfway around the world.
Dec 15, 2011
SHINDAND, Afghanistan – Since early spring about 170 Citizen-Soldiers with the Trenton-based 548th Transportation Company have been serving on a year-long mission in western Afghanistan. Most of these Citizen-Soldiers will spend the holidays away from Family and friends halfway around the world.
Dec 14, 2011
SHINDAND, Afghanistan – Since early spring about 170 Citizen-Soldiers with the Trenton-based 548th Transportation Company have been serving on a year-long mission in western Afghanistan. Most of these Citizen-Soldiers will spend the holidays away from Family and friends halfway around the world.
Dec 12, 2011
Luiz Goez, operations manager at Blue Chip Midwest LLC., was recently presented with a Patriot Award in recognition of his extraordinary support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves.
Dec 12, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Deployed Missouri National Guardsmen are sending holiday greetings to their loved ones at home.
Dec 12, 2011
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A St. Louis native now living in Belleville, Ill. is the Missouri Air National Guard’s Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year for 2011.
Dec 09, 2011
Though he no longer wears the Army uniform or serves with the National Guard, Ted Snodgrass still makes a point to visit his former unit while donning a new red uniform.
Dec 09, 2011
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A St. Louis infantry unit that traces its lineage to 1832 celebrated that history Saturday night at, appropriately enough, the Soldiers Memorial and Military Museum downtown.
Dec 08, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Stephen Danner is hosting the third annual birthday ball Dec. 17, at The Lodge of the Four Seasons in Ozark, Mo. with music from rock ensemble, Sidewinder.
Dec 07, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After serving nearly three decades with the Missouri Army National Guard, Master Sgt. Bill Hodson closed a chapter in his military service, only to turn around and begin a new one.
Dec 06, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, and Panama’s vice-minister of public security signed a historic agreement at the State Capitol on Friday.
Dec 06, 2011
In an emotional ceremony in Springfield, Capt. Paul Caldwell assumed command of the 206th Area Support Medical Company from Maj. James Risner.
Dec 05, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Jefferson City unit joined Guardsmen across the state in honoring its Soldiers during their monthly weekend drill at the Blue Armory in Jefferson City.
Dec 02, 2011
SHINDAND AIR BASE, Afghanistan – The Missouri National Guard’s 548th Transportation Company has been busy moving supplies during its current deployment.
Nov 28, 2011
The Missouri National Guard is honoring its Soldiers and Airmen in ceremonies across the state as part of a project to capture the Guard's history and honor those who have worn the uniform since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Nov 22, 2011
Nearly 50 percent of Soldier deaths overseas in 2011 are attributed to Improvised Explosive Devices. Missouri National Guardsman Sgt. David Silas dedicates his time to helping researchers in their effort to lower that number.
Nov 18, 2011
NANGARHAR, Afghanistan – Decades of drought, conflict and economic strife has contributed to the decimation of critical irrigation infrastructure within Afghanistan. With the support of United States Agribusiness Development Teams, canals across provinces in eastern Afghanistan are being restored to protect the nation’s valuable water resources.
Nov 16, 2011
ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Participation in the Army Combatives Program came in handy for two Missouri National Guard Soldiers who took part in the Fight-Me Mixed Martial Arts event at the St. Charles Family Arena on Veteran’s Day.
Nov 15, 2011
FOREST CITY, Mo. - It has been five months since the Missouri National Guard was activated to respond to flooding along the Missouri River in the northwest portion of the state. The urgency of the flood has subsided, but the battle continues for many.
Nov 13, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – When Missouri National Guard Staff Sgt. Ryan Houk takes off from the starting line at the Arizona Ironman contest in Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 20, the event will mark a milestone in the Citizen-Soldier’s physical transformation, as well as commemorate the anniversary of the death of fellow Guardsman Master Sgt. Mark Turner who died on that date two years before.
Nov 08, 2011
JOPLIN, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s 203rd ‘Houn Dawg’ Retiree Association received a grant in recognition of efforts put forth by Guard Citizen-Soldiers since Joplin’s devastating tornado.
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.
Nov 02, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s Patriot Center hosted their second annual Halloween open house at the Ike Skelton Training Site for local area children. The Patriot Center staff hosted activities for Service member’s children and community daycares – including providing candy for trick or treat and hay rides.
Nov 02, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Sgt. Benjamin Pharris stood in the foyer of the Missouri National Guard armory in Springfield and was sworn in by Maj. Brad Leonard as the new enlistee’s mother looked on, following in the footsteps of his father, Sgt. 1st Class Robert Pharris, who was killed in action in Afghanistan January 5 of this year.
Nov 01, 2011
Col. Wendul Hagler, the chief of staff of the Missouri National Guard, and Command Sgt. Maj. James Schulte, the state command sergeant major of the Missouri National Guard, went ‘Over the Edge’ for Special Olympics Missouri at the Jefferson State Office Building on Saturday.
Oct 28, 2011
Sixteen southwest Missouri Soldiers were welcomed home with open arms following a yearlong deployment to the Middle East. The Missouri National Guardsmen, primarily members of Springfield’s 1107th Aviation Group, deployed as part of the Aviation Depot Maintenance Round-out Unit, or ADMRU.
Oct 27, 2011
ST. LOUIS - A pair of Missouri National Guardsmen had the opportunity to meet some of their heroes while working at the 2011 World Series Oct. 20 at Busch Stadium.
Oct 26, 2011
Members of the Missouri National Guard’s 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team were called Tuesday morning to support first responders at the remnants of a trailer fire in rural Howard County.
Oct 25, 2011
The Missouri National Guard’s Retirement Services Office, along with Joplin’s 203rd Houn Dawg Retiree Association and Springfield’s Patriot retiree associations, hosted a Retiree Appreciation Day for retired Soldiers of the Missouri Guard at Camp Crowder Saturday, October 22.
Oct 25, 2011
After about four years planning and training, the Missouri National Guard’s 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion received three new Apache Longbow helicopters.
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.
Oct 21, 2011
When someone stumbles upon the greatest thing since sliced bread, it's only natural to want to share the treasure with others. Such is the case for Missouri Army National Guard Recruiter, Sgt. 1st Class Kimberly Komar.
Oct 20, 2011
It’s probably a safe bet that this Veterans Day won’t be quickly forgotten by Spc. Miles McDonald, Sgt. Jeremy Koerper and Staff Sgt. Jay Powell, of the Missouri Army National Guard.
Oct 19, 2011
CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – The Chillicothe armory recently opened its doors to local National Guard retirees and military veterans for a special breakfast to honor their service during the unit’s October drill weekend.
Oct 18, 2011
As the St. Louis Cardinals prepare to play the Texas Rangers in the World Series, a member of the St. Louis-based 571st Air Force Band of the Missouri Air National Guard, is still savoring his opportunity to be a part of the National League Championship Series.
Oct 14, 2011
Mr. Edward Farnsworth, president of the Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, was presented a Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of extraordinary support of his employees who serve in the Missouri National Guard and Reserve.
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.
Oct 14, 2011
CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – After serving more than two decades with the Missouri Army National Guard, Sgt. Todd Wilson, of Marceline, reported to his final monthly drill with Battery B, 1-129th Field Artillery on Oct. 1 in Chillicothe.
Oct 13, 2011
Retired Senior Master Sergeant John A. (Jack) Argent, retiree service officer, Eastern District Representative with the Missouri National Guard, was recently honored as the “Scott AFB Retiree Activities Office 2010 Volunteer of the Year” acknowledged by the United States Air Force Retiree Council’s “Certificate of Appreciation” in recognition of his dedicated service to the United States Air Force.
Sep 03, 2011
By Master Sgt. Mary-Dale Amison, 131st Bomb Wing Public Affairs marydale.amison@ang.af.mil SAINT LOUIS, Mo - Sidewinder, the Missouri Air National Guard rock band that became an overnight sensation thanks to a YouTube video, returned home today from their 45-day overseas deployment. Family, friends, fellow 571st Air Force Band members, and media greeted the 10-member band outside Concourse A in the lower level of Terminal One at Lambert Saint Louis-Airport. During their deployment a video of the band's rendition of "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele went viral and as of this writing has been viewed over 1.3 million times. The video's popularity led to numerous interviews and satellite television appearances including the nationally syndicated "Entertainment Tonight." Invitations for appearances upon their return include ABC's "Good Morning America," Warner Brothers "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," and the Fox News Network's "Fox and Friends." In addition, Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson, of St. Ann, Mo., the lead singer in the video, received a personal invitation from Carson Daly to audition for his hit NBC show "The Voice." "We're very excited about the attention the viral video received and hope it will illustrate to the public the excellence found in all careers fields of the Air Force and the Air National Guard," said Capt. John Arata, 571st Air Force Band officer in charge and Sidewinder fiddle and keyboard player, "Now we have a unique opportunity to represent Airmen here at home." "It kind of hit me two days before we came home," said Staff Sgt. Sean Navarro, Sidewinder sound technician, of the band's return to Saint Louis, "This is my first deployment and it was a great experience, better than I could have imagined. The response everywhere we went was amazing and the troops were so glad to hear us." Sidewinder is the rock and roll element of the 35-member 571st Air Force Band "Air National Guard Band of the Central States" located at the 131st Bomb Wing, Missouri Air National Guard at Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport. Air Force bands are classified as premier and regional bands. The United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C., is the only premier band. Eleven active duty regional bands operate at nine locations in the United States and from four locations overseas. In addition, there are 11 Air National Guard bands at various locations throughout the United States. "This is the kind of heat I like!" said Staff Sgt. Brian Owens, one of Sidewinder's vocalists, in reference to the 90 degree temperatures in Saint Louis versus the 120+ degrees searing heat of some of the locations they visited in Southwest Asia, "It's great to be home!" -30- For more information on the 131st Bomb Wing and Sidewinder: http://www.131bw.ang.af.mil/index.asp https://www.facebook.com/131BW https://www.facebook.com/#!/SidewinderANGband
Jul 26, 2011
EVENT: Missouri National Guard departure ceremony DATE/TIME: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m. LOCATION: Ike Skelton Training Site, 2302 Militia Drive, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A departure ceremony for 93 Missouri National Guardsmen to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt is scheduled for 9 a.m., Aug. 30, on the main drill floor at Ike Skelton Training Site. Guardsmen from Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 835th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 229th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, both of Jefferson City, will join forces as a battalion to support Task Force Sinai, which is part of the Multinational Forces and Observers. The joint battalion's mission is to provide command and control, as well as medical support, to Task Force Sinai in support of the Multinational Forces and Observers as it supervises and implements a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Guardsmen in the joint battalion reside throughout the state. Following the ceremony, the Jefferson City units will travel to Camp Atterbury, Ind., where they will spend about two weeks to complete their training before leaving for a year-long deployment. The joint battalion is under the command of Col. Eric Evans, who lives in Columbia. -30- Media are cordially invited and encouraged to attend. Please arrive 30 minutes in advance of the presentation for set up. Media can RSVP with Matthew Wilson by calling 573-638-9500 ext. 4853 or e-mailing matthew.j.wilson4@us.army.mil
Jul 25, 2011
Fox Sports Kansas City and the KC Royals team up to deliver a special broadcast to deployed Missouri National Guard Soldiers.
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 17, 2011
About 70 Soldiers from two St. Louis-based Missouri National Guard light infantry units will take part in a large-scale military exercise in the wild expanses of South Dakota next month.
May 11, 2011
After two weeks of sandbagging and security missions, the Missouri National Guard transitioned to a different mission – hauling much-needed water pumps to the St. John’s Bayou in New Madrid.
May 10, 2011
When the National Guard arrived in Caruthersville, a small town on the bank of the Mississippi River, they quickly learned they would not be fighting the rising waters alone.
May 09, 2011
Two members of the 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, of Jefferson City, are in southeast Missouri helping keep Missouri National Guard communication flowing throughout the region as part of Operation Show Me Rising Tide.
May 09, 2011
For the average Guardsmen, their first experience of the Army National Guard after training is generally a drill weekend. However, for Pvt. Lauren Coffey, her experience was far from the norm.
May 07, 2011
The Missouri National Guard’s 35th Combat Aviation Brigade has been conducting air missions for local communities during state emergency duty in response to historic flooding in southeast Missouri.
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
Two Missouri National Guard Citizen-Soldiers earned the title Citizen-Heroes after being caught on videotape while completing a daring rescue of a 93-year-old woman on the swollen Black River today.
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.
Apr 29, 2011
Social media is playing a role in the National Guard's flood response efforts in southeast Missouri. Soldiers of the 70th Troop Command, who are coordinating flood response missions from a tactical operations center at Jefferson Barracks, have been monitoring facebook since Gov. Jay Nixon mobilized the National Guard on Monday.
Apr 29, 2011
Citizen-Soldiers come from all over the state to help their neighbors as flood waters threatened southeast Missouri communities.
Jan 26, 2011
The Missouri National Guard's adjutant general crowned the state's first-ever state Army Guard combatives champions in seven weight brackets Sunday morning during an awards ceremony at Davidson Fitness Center.
Jan 20, 2011
Master Sgt. Stephen Bradley is the non-commissioned officer in charge of the agriculture section deployed to Afghanistan supporting the Agri-business Development Team IV.
Jan 14, 2011
Funeral Information for Sgt. 1st Class Robert Wayne Pharris.
Jan 13, 2011
Missouri Guardsmen present the nation’s colors at Chiefs playoff game.
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