Fort Pickett, Virginia this week will be the first installation to formally change its name following the recommendations Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin accepted from the Naming Commission, reported. The Army National Guard base will become Fort Barfoot on Friday, honoring Col. Van T. Barfoot, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient with Virginia ties.

The El Paso Times published a new video report showing what the Texas National Guard’s border patrol mission looks like on the ground.

Thirteen Nebraska National Guard members are headed to Germany for a one-year deployment mentoring Ukraine troops, WOWT reported.

National Guard photo by Mike Vrabel