ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Master Sgt. Janet Lemmons, the first sergeant for the 176 Mission Support Group, reads off a portion of the National Guard's History March 23 at the Joint National Guard Ball in downtown Anchorage. Alaska guardsmen celebrated the National Guard's 375th birthday at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. N. Alicia Goldberger.