A Soldier sits on the edge of a UH-60 Blackhawk, waiting for his chance to take the plunge and slowly float over Texas.
Army National Guard soldiers compete in the state-level Best Warrior competition, at Camp Swift, Bastrop, Texas.
Capt. Jacob Patterson and Capt. Terrance Tysall of the Texas 627th Engineer Heavy Dive Detachment conduct a unique under water change of command ceremony.
Soldiers are undergoing rigorous training prior to their deployment to Afghanistan.
Soldiers from the 836th Engineers Company trained diligently on extraction and rescue techniques.
Soldiers with the 100th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment document Guard activities during an Astros baseball game in Houston, Texas.
Soldiers with the 236th Military Police Company conduct riot control operations during Annual Training at Camp Swift, Texas.
Soldiers with the 236th Military Police Company participate in a vehicle rollover exercise using Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer on Camp Swift, Texas.
Soldiers with the 6th CST participate in a collective training event during Annual Training. This specialized team are experts in chemical and radiation evaluation.
Spc. Alexander Perez and Spc. Cherish Truong, jump out of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to pull security during Operation Wild Horses II.
Texas National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk crew chief, Sgt. Kevin McLaughlin, prepares for launch.
Texas National Guard UH-60 Black Hawks respond to help fight the wildfires in North Texas.
The 36th CAB teamed with personnel from the Air Guard and the 1-19th Special Forces Group for a joint air assault and medical evacuation exercise.
The 56th Brigade Combat Team SFAAT, has completed intensive training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in order to prepare themselves to assist trained Law Enforcement officers to help develop the Afghan National Police.
The guardsmen conduct various military-to-military training sessions in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, whose mission is to build partnerships with nations in East Africa.
To pass the M4 Carbine assault rifle portion of the course, Soldiers were required to hit all 10 designated targets four times each, scoring at least 23 out of 40 possible hits.