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Governor Snyder Requests Support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

National Guard Activated to Assist with Flint’s Water Emergency LANSING, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder today requested support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate an interagency recovery plan with other federal agencies to provide resources to Flint. This request will identify federal agencies that have programs, authorities and/or technical expertise that could […]

Michigan National Guard Expanding Personnel Assisting At Water Resource Sites in Flint

DATE: Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 TIME: 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. WHO: Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Major General Gregory Vadnais WHAT: Discuss the ongoing mission of the Michigan National Guard to assist with the Flint water emergency. National Guard personnel are stationed at water resource sites to assist in the distribution of […]

Northern Strike 2015: Total Coverage

News from Your Guard Northern Strike 2015: Total Coverage Story written by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski, MING 127th Wing Public Affairs — The ability to see your enemy before they see you is beneficial to military assets. That’s exactly what members of the 123rd Air Control Squadron are able to provide with their advanced radar […]

Guard, Civilian Agencies Collaborate In Disaster Response Exercise

Guard, civilian agencies collaborate in disaster response exercise Story written by Master Sgt. Denice Rankin, MING Joint Forces Headquarters Public Affairs — Michigan Army National Guard infantrymen and engineers from across the state tested their emergency response capabilities during a simulated nuclear detonation exercise called Northern Exposure, June 23-26. In Grand Rapids, Northern Exposure integrated […]

Michigan Guard Trains In Sub-Zero

Story written by Sgt. Chelsea Barber, 126th Press Camp Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard CAMP GRAYLING, Mich. — Michigan Army National Guard Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 119th Field Artillery Regiment, conducted cold weather training at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Feb. 27, 2015. The training, consisting of preparing and firing rounds from an […]

Alpha Company, 1/125 Infantry Regiment

Story written by Master Sgt. Denice Rankin, Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs, Michigan National Guard LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Army National Guard’s Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment  is based in Detroit and is one of the few Guard units that has a ground combat policy which excludes females from its ranks. Most of […]

Reverse Boot Camp Helps Michigan Veterans ‘REBOOT’ Their Lives

Photo caption: MVAA Director Jeff Barnes (left) congratulates U.S. Army veteran Wuraola Odunsi on her successful completion of the REBOOT Workshop held at Piquette Square for Veterans earlier this year. Sixteen veterans took part in the three-week reverse boot camp in Detroit, which concluded with a graduation ceremony. When a veteran first enters the military, […]

1/182 Field Artillery

Story written by Master Sgt. Denice Rankin, Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs, Michigan National Guard LANSING, Mich. — The 1st Battalion, 182nd Field Artillery, Michigan Army National Guard, is based at the Olympia Armory in Detroit and sits on the site of the old Olympia stadium, formerly the home of the Detroit Red Wings hockey […]

Michigan’s Homeland Defense Unit: 51st CST

Story written by Master Sgt. Denice Rankin, Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs, Michigan National Guard LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan National Guard’s 51st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team is one of only two MING units (the other is the counterdrug team) that will not deploy outside of the United States and its territories. […]

Battery C, 1/119 FA

Story written by Master Sgt. Denice Rankin, Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs, Michigan National Guard LANSING, Mich. — Battery C, 1st Battalion, 119th Field Artillery Regiment, Michigan National Guard is based in Albion. Their mission is to provide Soldiers to the United States Army who are trained and deployable in order to provide conventional fires and […]

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