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Our #MichiganAirNationalGuard were working hard in #Latvia this summer!

Equipment from the #NewHampshireNationalGuard is on it's way via rail in preparation for #NorthernStrike. The #railhead at Camp Grayling can accommodate up to 28 railcars at a time!

On July 17, 2004, Sgt. Craig Frank, 24, of Lincoln Park, Mich. died from combat injuries in Baghdad, Iraq. Frank was assigned to the 1775th Military Police Company, out of Pontiac, Mich.

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It's almost that time again! Only three weeks til #NorthernStrike, the joint, multi-national, combined arms, live-fire exercise held in Northern Michigan. Stay tuned for all the action! #NS18

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Check out the latest visitor at #Selfridge Air National Guard Base!

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Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais, Adjutant General Michigan National Guard, presents the Presidential Wreath during the 2018 Wreath Laying Ceremony at the tomb of President Gerald R. Ford. This would have been President Ford's 105th birthday. The ceremony was attended by the children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, Boy Scouts, and crew of the USS Gerald R. Ford. #geraldrfordpresidentialfoundation #minationalguard #38thpresident

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Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais reunites the Purple Heart medal of Staff Sgt. Marinus Gillesse to his brother Mr. William Gillesse during a Purple Hearts Reunited Return Ceremony on July 10, 2018 at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich. Purple Hearts Reunited is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to return lost, stolen or misplaced military medals of valor to veterans or their families in order to honor their sacrifice to the nation. #purpleheartsreuinited

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On the afternoon of July 10, 2018, members of the 1-120 Field Artillery pass over the Mackinac bridge while traveling in a convoy on their way to Camp Grayling, Michigan for Annual Training. The 1-120 FA is headquarted out of Wisconsin Rapid, Wisconsin. They are joining up with the rest of the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team for the next few weeks as the 32nd IBCT conducts 2018 A.T. at the Exportable Combat Training Center - or XCTC - in a 21-day, commander-driven, tailorable, instrumented, and realistic collective training model at platoon/company level involving more than 2000 Soldiers.
(U.S. Army photo by 1LT Daniel Yarnall)#RedArrow, #DawnoftheRedArrow,#WisconsinNationalGuard,#MichiganNaionalGuard

Additional photos by SFC Helen Miller

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On July 10, 2006, Staff Sgt. Duane Dreasky, 31, of Novi , Mich. died from combat wounds sustained in Iraq. Dreasky was assigned to 1st Battalion, 119th Field Artillery, Michigan National Guard. Please take a moment to remember his sacrifice in the comments below

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Please be safe over the next few days while enjoying your weekend, we need each and every one of you!

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Traverse City Mayor Jim Carruthers, State Representative Larry Inman, and representatives from Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais and armory manager Sgt. 1st Class Derek Quick cut the ribbon to officially open the new Traverse City Armory.

The armory was formerly a charter school, but will now house two Michigan Army National Guard units, including the 1430th Engineer Co. previously based in Gladstone. #alwaysreadyinTC

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