National Guard Agribusiness Specialists In Afghanistan

Air National Guard Master Sgt. Greg Dunlap, an agribusiness specialist with the Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team, interviews a shop owner Nov. 17, 2011, in the Kama district of the Afghanistan province of Nangarhar to obtain information on various aspects of the economic situation facing the countries farmers. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Dale Mitchell.

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Summer Flood Fight

Standing on a bridge on Holt County Rd. 290, Kathy Kunkel, Holt County Clerk, gave a first-hand account to Gov. Jay Nixon and Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Danner, adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, of the devastation and destruction local citizens faced from the rising flood waters. The Missouri River broke through levees just six miles to the west and filled the basin with eight feet of water in a mere 48 hours. Missouri National Guard photo by Jennifer Archdekin.

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Missouri Guard Black Hawk Helps In Flood Effort

The Missouri National Guard assisted Atchison County authorities with personnel and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to repair levee L550 near Phelps City as the fight against the flood continues. The Black Hawk was used to move over 145 sandbags weighing two thousand pounds each onto areas of the levee damaged by overtopping in recent days. The levee is being repaired with the expectation that it will prevent a full breach which would cause more severe flooding and would close state highway 136 located nearby. In this photo, a Black Hawk helicopter flown by Capt. Adam Freeman, C Company, 1/106th Avn. Rgmt. and Chief Warrant Officer Four Pat Muencks, 1107th Aviation Group drops sandbags on the levee.Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Craig Collins.

Missouri Guardsmen Respond To Levee Overtop

Missouri Army National Guard liaison officers from Task Force 110 responded to a call of an overtop levee or possible breech on levee L550, located just west of Phelps City near the border with Nebraska. The LNOs coordinated with local authorities during the event. Guardsmen were posted near the levee access as a public safety precaution. The Missouri National Guard will continue to assist local authorities in keeping the citizens of Missouri as safe as possible until released by those authorities and Gov. Jay Nixon. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Craig Collins.

Hot Pit Refueling

Air reserve technicians with the 442nd Fighter Wing and fuel operators with the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron work together to conduct hot pit refuels for A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots Dec. 8, 2010, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Hot pit refueling is a procedure usually performed in a combat situation to rapidly refuel aircraft while engines are running to thrust pilots back into the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston)

FOD Walk

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Maintainers and crew chiefs with the 509th Maintenance Squadron and 131st Bomb Wing prepare to perform a Foreign Object Debris walk before starting their day, Sept. 28, 2010. FOD mishaps can potentially result in extensive aircraft damage, ultimately hindering the Air Force's flying mission. To counter such events, crew chiefs, maintainers and other personnel working on the flightline take responsibility for eliminating FOD to keep the aircraft safe and the flying mission soaring. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston)(Released)

Guard Completes Sandbag, Barrier Missions On Gulf

Members of the Louisiana and Florida National Guards prepare to hook a sling attached to an empty fuel tank up to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Southwest Pass just off the coast of Venice, La., June 7, 2010. The Louisiana National Guard’s 1023rd Vertical Engineer Co. completed construction of a Tiger Dam water diversion system on Southwest Pass in an effort to keep oil from reaching inland. Louisiana National Guard photo by Army Sgt. Michael L. Owens

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Missouri Air Guard C-130s, Crews Fly To Chile

Aircrew members from the Missouri Air National Guard's 139th Airlift Wing prepare their C-130 Hercules for departure from Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Feb. 6, 2010. The unit flew relief efforts to Haiti after it was devastated by an earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. The wing also is assisting earthquake relief efforts in Chile. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Shannon Bond

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Ready For Takeoff

Senior Airman Douglas Anthony stands prepared to marshal a B-2 Spirit out of a hanger for takeoff Aug. 22 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Twenty B-2s are assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing. Airman Anthony is a crew chief with the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston)

Senior Airman Douglas Anthony stands prepared to marshal a B-2 Spirit out of a hanger for takeoff Aug. 22 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Twenty B-2s are assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing. Airman Anthony is a crew chief with the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston)

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Moving Spirit

The B-2 "Spirit of Missouri" taxis on the north ramp as part of the wing's nuclear operational readiness exercise on Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug 10, 2009. The exercise tests the skills and operations of the 509th Bomb Wing on Whiteman. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Huddleston

The B-2 "Spirit of Missouri" taxis on the north ramp as part of the wing's nuclear operational readiness exercise on Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug 10, 2009. The exercise tests the skills and operations of the 509th Bomb Wing on Whiteman. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Huddleston