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Infographic: #GuardYourSmile: Why Dental Readiness is Key via Guard Your Health.

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VIDEO: The #GIBill has changed the lives of not only veterans, but the future of our nation as a whole. Learn its history in this quick lesson from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

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"For nearly 23 years, he served the country with the California Army National Guard. Now retired, Hatem Abdine is still serving — this time, fellow veterans, and he’s helping provide them with medical transport at no charge."

ICYMI The Cal Guard's 146th Airlift Wing joined forces with the U.S. Forest Service this week to conduct MAFFS - Air Expeditionary Group training in preparation for the 2018 wildfire season. #OneTeamOneFight #KeepingCaliforniaSafe

Meet Private 1st Class Ada Muniz, this week's #CalGuard Soldier of the Week.

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Staff Sgt. Emanuel E. Rendon, a SHARP Victim Advocate (VA) with the 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, California National Guard, innovatively helped to eliminate the ‘SHA’ in SHARP with a scavenger hunt designed to show Soldiers the reporting and care options for victims of harassment and assault.

Col. Nick Ducich, commander of the Cal Guard's 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, paid a visit to Camp Butmir in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, April 24, to meet with California Army National Guard Soldiers stationed there and for an office call with NATO Headquarters Sarajevo Commander Brig. Gen. Robert Huston. Ducich is serving as the commander of Kosovo Force 24 (KFOR24) Multi-National Battle Group - East at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on a nine-month peace and security mission. (U.S. Army photos by Capt. Jason Sweeney, 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)

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#CalGuard's Capt. Joseph Johnston, of the 40th Infantry Division, is featured in this week's Train, Advise and Assist Command - South #TAATuesday spotlight. Johnston is serving with TAAC-South while deployed to Afghanistan.

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Heads up! The 2018 California Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Resource Book came out Monday. Link offers PDF download and also details how to pick up a printed copy.

Some of the guide's highlights include:
- Waiver of motor vehicle registration fees
- Special license plates for California veterans: (Medal of Honor, Legion of Valor, Former Prisoners of War, Pearl Harbor Veterans, Purple Heart)
- Reduced fees for fishing and hunting licenses
- Property tax exemption
- Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program
- College tuition fee waiver for veterans’ dependents

VIDEO: Ukrainian Military TV spotlights a recent public affairs workshop held between the #CalGuard and Ukraine. The Cal Guard and Ukraine have been partners through The National Guard State Partnership Program for more than 20 years.

VIDEO: Deployed #CalGuard soldiers train in entry control point procedures side-by-side with Jordanian partners.

Spotlight | Joint Entry Control Point Training

In the latest #USARCENT Spotlight - California National Guard Soldiers and Jordanian forces overcome language barriers to train together on a variety of entry control point scenarios:

Posted by U.S. Army Central on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Air Guard, Reserve airlift wings kick off annual wildfire training in Sacramento

PHOTOS: #CalGuard Brig. Gen. John Lathrop promotes Timothy Wobig, the Ministry of Interior Affairs Liaison Officer for Train, Advise and Assist Command - South, from Capt. to Maj. during a ceremony at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, April 19. Lathrop and other members of the #CalGuard's 40th Infantry Division are currently deployed to TAAC-South.

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PHOTO: Communication Specialists Michael O’Leary and Trey Hamilton lay out the components of a radio antenna before testing it during drill weekend with the #CalGuard's 115th Regional Support Group. The long range antenna provides omni-directional radio communications, connecting the soldier on the battlefield with headquarters elements.

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN! The 2018 Virtual Military Spouse Symposium is set for May 21-24. Make employer connections, get tips to advance your career and more during this four-day virtual event, designed specifically for military spouses. #MilSpouseLive LINK –

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PHOTO: U.S. Army Sgt. David Calderon, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew chief from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 135 Aviation Regiment, #CalGuard, in Mather, looks out from his helicopter after making a water drop, Saturday, April 14, during interagency aircrew training with CAL FIRE near Sutter Creek. Cal Guard helicopter crews and support personnel gathered for three days of joint training to prepare for heightened fire activity in the summer and fall. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)

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PHOTOS: Engineers from #CalGuard's 315th Vertical Construction Company get in some valuable training during their drill, April 14.

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Interested in a career as an Army Aviator in the #CalGuard? We have openings for motivated and detail oriented applicants!

Apply now to start your new career! Fill out the attached form and one of our Officer or Warrant Officer Strength Managers will be in contact with you.

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Heads up, #CalGuard: The National Guard Bureau wants your input. How can soldiers and airmen get fit and stay fit between drills? How can Guardsmen live a culture of fitness? Share your ideas as part of NGB's "Get Fit, Stay Fit" challenge! Details below.

In the Sacramento area and looking for a state job? The folks at CalCareers are hosting a workshop next Tuesday, April 24, to help service members transitioning from military to state service. Learn about Veteran's Preference and the benefits you can receive when applying for a state job.

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PHOTOS: This former U.S. Army Reserve soldier just became the #CalGuard's newest airman. Staff Sgt. Reyes enlisted in the 147th Combat Communications Squadron, 195th Wing, California Air National Guard, this week in #SanDiego. Welcome to the #NationalGuard family!

#USAF #AirNationalGuard

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PHOTO ALBUM: Firefighters from the Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, Fire Department, train in aircraft rescue and firefighting techniques, April 16, 2018, at the San Bernardino Regional Emergency Training Center in San Bernardino, California. The fire department is responsible for the installation and the co-located Los Alamitos Army Airfield. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)

Los Alamitos JFTB Fire Department | Joint Forces Training Base

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