Soldiers competing in the Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood take cover as explosives are triggered during part of the competition. The Missouri National Guard Sapper team was the only Guard team competing in this years event.
Soldiers competing in The Adjutant General's (TAG) Match, take aim and fire during the M9 portion of the competition.
Soldiers activated on State Emergency Duty worked to sort food items at a food bank in the St. Louis area, in support of the COVID-19 Pandemic (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Colton Elliot). Serving on state emergencies when called by the Governor is a major part of MoGuard's dual mission.
Members of the Missouri National Guard do preflight checks before deployment at the Jefferson City Missouri National Guard Flight Facility.
Soldier fires an M16 A2 during The Adjutant General's (TAG) Match firing competition.
A Soldier from the 1st of the 138th Infantry Regiment is hugged by his family at the end of the unit's Welcome Home Ceremony following a nine month deployment. Photograph taken in 2017
Soldiers from the 1st of the 129th Field Artillery Regiment, 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, fire rounds from a howitzer at the Inauguration of Governor Mike Parson on 11 January 2021.
Soldiers from the Missouri National Guard carry sandbags in preparation for emplacement as a barrier for flood waters in Brunswick, Missouri. Photograph taken in 2019.
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The Warrant Officer Way
Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5) Patrick J. Muenks retirement ceremony takes place at the Army Aviation Support Facility, Jefferson City, Mo., Sept. 23, 2022. Muenks retired after 41-years of dedicated service to the Missouri Army National Guard.
Nov. 4, 2022 - Patrick Muenks grew up on his mother's family farm in Linn, Missouri, where his family has been for multiple generations. He recalls having a great childhood surrounded by many aunts, uncles, and cousins with his five other...

The National Guard, Family and Music
Roger Kirchner (center), poses with his father Keith (left), and his son Royal (right), at Van Buren High School. This is the school where Keith was a teacher and Roger a student.
Oct. 20, 2022 - Sgt. 1st Class Roger Kirchner of the 135th Army Band explains that family is deeply rooted within the Missouri National Guard's Army Band. “There's no other band in the state if you want to play music and become a member of...

Missouri is all hands on deck: collaborative training amongst Missouri agencies
Joint training exercise with Det. 2, Co. G, 3/238th Aviation MEDEVAC, Cox Health and Missouri State Highway Patrol at Hercules Glade Wilderness, Bradleyville, Mo., Oct. 06, 2022. Multiple Missouri departments teamed up to practice life-saving MEDEVAC scenarios. (Photo by U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Rose Di Trolio.)
Oct. 14, 2022 - Public safety depends on multiple organizations collaborating, and training becomes essential in finding a solution to a problem. The Missouri National Guard recently teamed up with our local state partners to focus on...

Gold Achieved: Officer Candidate Class 60 Commissioning Ceremony
Officer Candidate Class 60 at graduation, 10 September 2022.
Sept. 20, 2022 - Officer Candidates from Class 60 gathered inside the Missouri Capitol Rotunda on September 10, 2022, for a graduation ceremony that culminates their commitment to becoming commissioned officers in the U.S. Army. The Officer...