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155th Air Refueling Wing demonstrates readiness in large-scale exercise
February 16, 2024
Airmen from the 155th Air Refueling Wing, respond to a simulated injured airman Feb. 4, 2024, National Guard airbase in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Nebraska Guardsman named U.S. Africa Command’s 2023 Bilateral Affairs Officer of the Year
February 13, 2024
Nebraska Army National Guard Maj. Jessica Pan poses with her husband and three children after her promotion ceremony to the rank of major, Feb. 22, 2023, at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda.

National Guard Performs Flyover in World Record Event
September 26, 2023
A KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 155th Air Refueling Wing along with an F-16 from the 114th Fighter Wing fly over over Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska, Aug. 30, 2023, for a University of Nebraska volleyball game. The flyover celebrated Volleyball Day in Nebraska, where 92,003 fans became the largest crowd in the world to witness a women’s sporting event.

The Liberation of Nancy, France
September 15, 2023
This photo was taken shortly after the liberation of the city of Nancy, France, on Sept. 15, 1944.

Czech leaders thank servicemembers’ families in Nebraska for the roles their World War II Veterans played in liberation
September 6, 2023
The families of three American servicemembers with Nebraska ties are honored for the roles they played in liberating Czechoslavakia at the end of World War II by Lt. Gen. Karel Rehka, Chief of Defense of the Czech Armed Forces, and 1st Deputy Minister of Defense Frantisek Sulc.

Czech dignitaries travel to Nebraska to celebrate 30th anniversary of partnership
September 4, 2023
Members of a Czech Delegation including Czech Armed Forces, and Nebraska National Guard leadership came to Nebraska to participate in the airshow this year in celebration of 30 years of partnership with Nebraska and Texas through the Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program Aug. 26, 2023.

Guardians of Freedom Air Show returns with record attendance
September 1, 2023
Crowds cheer on multiple acts as they perform, Aug. 26, 2023, during the Guardians of Freedom Airshow at the Lincoln Airport, Nebraska.

Flight medic first to receive new Nebraska National Guard Heroism Medal
July 14, 2023
Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen and Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, Nebraska adjutant general, present the Nebraska National Guard Heroism Medal to Sgt. Brandi Sullivan during the Nebraska Adjutant General Change of Command Ceremony, July 8, 2023, at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska

402nd Military Police Battalion hosts Nebraska’s first German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge testing
June 21, 2023
Nebraska Army National Guard Soldiers strive to earn the coveted gold, silver or bronze German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge during two-day testing June 14-15, 2023, in Hastings, Nebraska.

Nebraska’s 43rd Army Band celebrates 75 years of service
June 7, 2023
Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 William Splichal, 99-years-old, conducts the Nebraska National Guard's 43rd Army Band Soldiers and alumni through John Philip Sousa's Golden Jubilee, during a 75th anniversary concert, June 3, 2023, at the Wildewood Park in Ralston, Nebraska.

Video by Staff Sgt. Lisa Crawford
Soldier reunites with dog after deployment
Joint Force Headquarters - Nebraska National Guard
Feb. 22, 2024 | 0:10
Spc. Jack Vogel, combat medic, reunites with his dog Denver, Feb. 22, 2024, at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Lincoln, Nebraska, after 10 months of separation due to an overseas deployment to the Horn of Africa. Vogel deployed with the Nebraska Army National Guard’s Co. A, 2-134th Infantry (Airborne) in April 2023 to the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility to serve as part of a larger task force responsible for security at multiple locations across several countries in the Horn of Africa. (U.S. Army National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Lisa Crawford)
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