National Guard News
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Erik Ponzek, left, commander of 2-112th Infantry, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Barclay, 2-112th Infantry senior enlisted leader, unfurl their unit's colors during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 10, 2024. This act represented Pennsylvania National Guard's Task Force Paxton assuming control over the SECFOR unit in CJTF-HOA.

Pennsylvania Guard Takes Over Horn of Africa Sec...

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Feb. 21, 2024

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – The Pennsylvania National Guard’s Task Force Paxton assumed control over the...
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Airmen assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, refuel a C-130H Hercules aircraft Feb. 13, 2024, at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Missouri. Aircrews conducted a 41-hour sortie in which the aircraft engines ran continuously for 45 hours and the aircraft was refueled three times.

Missouri Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing Executes 41-...

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Feb. 20, 2024

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The 139th Airlift Wing has set a new milestone by pushing the boundaries of the C-130H...
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgts. Jordanna Escobar, left, and Misty Palomo of the Guam Air National Guard 254th Security Forces Squadron pull security on a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon at the A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport during Exercise Cope North, Feb. 9, 2024.

Guam Air Guard Security Forces Join Cope North E...

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Feb. 20, 2024

BARRIGADA, Guam – About 20 Airmen from the Guam Air National Guard’s 254th Security Forces Squadron...
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First Army

First Army is the oldest and longest-established field army of the United States Army. It served as a theater army, having seen service in both World War I and World War II, and supplied the US Army with Soldiers and equipment during the Korean War and the Vietnam war under some of the most famous and distinguished officers of the U.S. Army. It now serves as a mobilization, readiness and training command. First Army partners with the Army National Guard and the US Army reserve, to enable Reserve Component formations to achieve HQDA directed readiness goals and deliver trained and ready RC units.

 


Location:  

The United States First Army Headquarters is located at Rock Island Arsenal, IL.  Arsenal Island is a 946-acre island in the Mississippi River that is centrally located within the Illinois and Iowa bi-state metropolitan area known as the Quad Cities.  The Quad Cities consists of Davenport, IA; Bettendorf, IA; Rock Island, IL; Moline and East Moline, IL.

Division East is at Fort Knox, KY, and Division West at Fort Hood, TX, with ten geographically dispersed brigades throughout the United States.

First Army has operational control of the 85th Army Reserve Support Command, headquartered at Arlington Heights, IL. 

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