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  1. 1. 2011 Georgia’s YCA Celebrates National Guard 10,000th Graduate helps Georgia fight March 5, 2011 – Fort Gordon’s wildfires Timeline YCA campus graduates Georgia’s 10,000th Youth ChalleNGe cadet, an achievement previously reached by only two other states. Guard welcomes home June 17, 2011 – Soldiers Citizen- and intelligence team from -Airmen work Kosovo side-by-side with the Forestry April 7, 2011 – Thirty- Commission, two intelligence analysts using military from the 221st Military heavy earth Intelligence Battalion’s moving bulldozers to widen the first All-source Collection fire breaks and preparing to react to Element return from their any flare-ups that might occur, and yearlong deployment in flying helicopters from Detachment support of Kosovo Forces 1, Company B, 1-169th Aviation, to (KFOR 13). drop water over the wildfires. NATO Secretary General visits, praisesGuard supports communities 116th ACW receives 15th 116th deployed to aid Georgia National Guardduring winter storm Outstanding Unit Award Libya May 9, 2011 – The Georgia National Guard playsJan. 13, 2011 – Guardsmen from Feb. 24, 2011 – The Georgia March 25, 2011 – Aircraft host to NATO Secretary General Anders Foghacross the state lend a helping hand Air National Guard’s 116th and personnel from the Rasmussen, who took time to honor Georgiato GEMA and other state agencies Air Control Wing, based Georgia Air National Army and Air Guardsmen for their service withduring the emergency response at Robins Air Force Base, Guard’s 116th Air Control NATO forces in the Global War on Terror, as wellto one of the worst winters to hit earns its 15th Air Force Wing deploy to support as for their work with the nation of Georgia sinceGeorgia in decades. Outstanding Unit Award. operations over Libya. 1995 through the State Partnership Program. Jan. | | | | Feb. | | | | March | | | | April | | | | May | | | | June | | | | 4th CST Participates in Bioterrorism Exercise Feb. 8, 2011 – The 4th Civil Support Team, based in Marietta, participates in Operation Vigilant Sample III, a weeklong bioterrorism response exercise at Fort Detrick. Georgia Guardsmen work with Ugandan troops 190th MPs return home April 22, 2011 – Soldiers from the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces and the Georgia Army National Guard train and live Jan. 10, 2011 – The 190th Military together in the bush north of Soroti as part of Atlas Drop Police Company comes home after 11, an annual exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Africa to165th Airlift Wing a yearlong deployment to Bagram increase the capability of both UPDF and U.S. forces todeploys for ninth time Air Base in Afghanistan, where resupply Soldiers operating in remote areas. the company’s primary job was toJan. 7, 2011 – In its largest ever provide security for the base detentiondeployment of aircraft and personnel, center along its guard towers and Georgia Airmen excel at Navajo Nationthe 165th Airlift Wing sends six C-130 various entry control points. The unit reservation in Arizonaaircraft and more than 100 flight later picked up the additional task ofoperations and maintenance personnel escorting detainees to and from the June 27, 2011 – Forty-six Airmen from the 116th Civilto Afghanistan for a three-month stint at center; and the 190th served as part of Engineering Squadron take their skills to WindowBagram Air Base. the base’s immediate response force, Rock, Ariz., to participate in a two-week, ongoing protecting the area in which it resided construction project at St. Michaels Association for in the event of an attack. Special Education on a Navajo Nation reservation. 7 | Georgia Department of Defense
  2. 2. Simulated Afghan village offers Soldiers realistic training 116th Medical Group July 28, 2011 — The $1.5 perfect at Operation million, state-of-the art village Sunrise Rescue comes to the Georgia Army Guard from Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Nov. 29, 2011 – The 116th Its 14 structures were constructed Medical Group earns a by a movie prop company in perfect score in its Homeland California. The interiors can be Response Force Exercise used as an Afghan home, a shop, Evaluation during Operation or school, and each even has Sunrise Rescue at Camp places in their walls and floors Blanding Joint Training for hiding weapons and other Aviation Soldiers return from Iraq Center, Fla. “contraband.” Guard helps bring a piece of 9/11 history to Oconee County Nov. 23, 2011 – Soldiers from the 1-171st General Support Aviation Battalion return 877th Engineer Company Aug. 2, 2011 – Georgia Army from a year of duty in Iraq, providing returns from Afghanistan Guardsmen use a material MEDEVAC assistance and other aviation transport vehicle to help Oconee support missions. December 12, 2011 – More County officials move a half- than 150 members of ton section of steel beam from Augusta’s 877th Engineer the World Trade Center from 165th Airlift Wing Company return from their its pickup point in Athens, celebrates 65th anniversary yearlong deployment to Ga., to the Oconee Veterans Afghanistan, where their Park Community Center in an Oct. 13, 2011 – The Citizen-Airmen of the primary mission included effort by Oconee County Parks 165th Airlift Wing celebrate their wing’s area clearance around and Recreation to bring even 65th anniversary. The men and women who Bagram Air Field, as well greater significance to the 10th make up the wing use the occasion to take as the construction of new anniversary of the Sept. 11 a look back at the wing’s rich history which forward operating bases, new terrorist attacks. started during the Korean War. checkpoints and road repairs. July | | | | Aug. | | | | Sept. | | | | Oct. | | | | Nov. | | | | Dec. | | | |Marijuana grow operationfound in Ball Ground Jarrard installed as head of Georgia Army National GuardJuly 26, 2011 – TheCounterdrug Task Force Sept. 30, 2011 – Brigadier Gen. Joehelps agents with the Jarrard assumes command of the GeorgiaCherokee Multi-Agency Army National Guard from Maj. Gen.Narcotics Squad identify Maria L. Britt. Georgia celebrates National Guard’s 375tha more than $200,000 Birthday, opens new JFHQ buildingmarijuana grow operation inCherokee County. 116th ACW Change of Command Dec. 7, 2011 – Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth, Georgia’s Sept. 30, 2011 – Colonel Jeffrey Herd passes Adjutant General, along with two former adjutants command of the 116th Air Control Wing to general, a former Georgia Air Guard commander, his former Vice Commander, and recently the Marietta mayor, and the Smyrna mayor pro-tem, promoted, Brig. Gen. William Welsh. cut the ribbon officially opening the new Georgia Department of Defense Joint Forces Headquarters building. With them are the current Georgia Air and Army Guard commanders, the Georgia Army Guard Command Sergeant Major, and members of the Guard’s construction and facilities maintenance office.Georgia welcomes 41st adjutant general Georgia Guard Engineers help ISAF build new road for Afghan citizensSept. 30, 2011 – More than 700 members of theGeorgia military community and various civilian Oct. 5, 2011 – U.S. Army engineersdignitaries – including Gov. Nathan Deal and Lt. Gov. with the 877th Engineer CompanyCasey Cagle – observe as Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth construct a bridge and detour to allowassumes command of the Georgia DoD from Maj. for improved transportation in theGen. William T. Nesbitt. Ghormach, Afghanistan, area. 2011 Annual Report | 8