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Vermont National Guard News
A photograph of Senior Master Sgt. Jonathan Brownell, logistics readiness superintendent with the 158th Fighter Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron, Vermont Air National Guard. (Courtesy Photograph)
Meet Your Guard: SMSgt Jonathan Brownell
By | Sept. 28, 2018
This edition of Meet Your Guard highlights Essex Junction resident Senior Master Sgt. Jonathan Brownell, logistics readiness superintendent with the 158th Fighter Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron, Vermont Air National Guard.

Photograph of Chief Master Sgt. Brian Senecal, 158th Fighter Wing Operations Group superintendent, Vermont Air National Guard. (Courtesy Photo)
Meet Your Guard: CMSgt Brian Senecal
By | Sept. 28, 2018
This edition of Meet Your Guard highlights Milton resident Chief Master Sgt. Brian Senecal, the superintendent of the 158th Fighter Wing Operations Group, Vermont Air National Guard.

A photograph of Tech. Sgt. Christopher Brown, fire protection team leader, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard. (Courtesy Photograph)
Meet Your Guard: TSgt Christopher Brown
By | Sept. 28, 2018
This edition of Meet Your Guard highlights Colchester resident Tech. Sgt. Christopher Brown, leader of a fire protection team with the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard

Maj. Matthew Wignall and members of his unit hike down Jay Peak when he was the commander of Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, Vermont Army National Guard, Jan. 26, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Nathan Rivard/Released)
Meet Your Guard: Maj. Matthew Wignall
By | Aug. 31, 2018
This edition of Meet Your Guard highlights Essex resident Maj. Matthew Wignall, brigade operations officer, Headquarters, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard.

Officer Candidate Dylan Gates, officer candidate, 2nd Modular Training Battalion, 124th Regional Training Institute, poses for a photograph during completing Army Basic Training.
Meet Your Guard: Officer Candidate Dylan Gates
By | Aug. 24, 2018
This edition of Meet Your Guard highlights Colchester resident Officer Candidate Dylan Gates, an officer candidate with 2nd Modular Training Battlaion,124th Regional Training Institute.
National Guard News
Soldiers assigned to Charlie Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, New York Army National Guard from Buffalo, await to hot-load onto a CH-47 Chinook from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, NYARNG from Rochester, at the National Guard training site in Youngstown, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2019.
126th Aviation Reg. flies winter skies of western New York
By Tech. Sgt. Ryan Campbell | Jan. 15, 2019
YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y. – Two CH-47 Chinook aircrews of the New York Army National Guard from Rochester

Idaho Army National Guard Capt. Adam Rios was a troubled kid who grew up homeless in New York. He says his foster parents and the military helped him turn his life around.
From the streets to the military: Service changed his life
By 2nd Lt. Crystal Farris | Jan. 14, 2019
SHELLEY, Idaho – As a homeless kid, Idaho Army National Guard Capt. Adam Rios broke into an

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kristofer Vandermark, far left; Staff Sgt. Titus Poulose, left; Staff Sgt. Michael Jennings, right; and Master Sgt. Chris Farnsworth, far right, of the 263rd Combat Communications Squadron, a detachment of the 145th Airlift Wing, pose for a photo while deployed to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Dec. 1, 2018. ODF is a military mission in support of the National Science Foundation throughout the continent of Antarctica, to provide air, land, and sea support to McMurdo Station.
North Carolina Guard team enhances Antarctic communications
By Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark | Jan. 14, 2019
McMURDO STATION, Antarctica – When December rolls around all eyes are traditionally focused on the

Master Sgt. Shana Cobbs in front of the George Bush 4141 Locomotive Dec. 3, 2018, in Spring, Texas. Cobbs provided security for the locomotive during the Bush funeral detail, securing the areas prior to arrival at each location.
Working on Bush funeral train was 'a chance of a lifetime'
By Tech. Sgt. Jessica Condit | Jan. 11, 2019
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. – Having served in the Arkansas Air National Guard as a member of

Oklahoma National Guard members of the 63rd Civil Support Team, conduct ropes rescue technician training Jan. 8, 2019, at the High Plains Technology Center in Woodward, Oklahoma. The training is part of an annual refresher and re-certification for unit members who continually train on aspects that directly affect their mission of being the Oklahoma National Guard’s team of first responders. The event included the basics of rope rescue from knot tying, to the more advanced portion of rappelling down and up a steep, simulated cliff.
Oklahoma Guard’s civil support team practices rope rescues
By Capt. Leanna Maschino | Jan. 10, 2019
WOODWARD, Okla. – "Rescuer on the ground!" shouts a Soldier with the Oklahoma National Guard's elite
DOD News
Members with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron clear snow off the flight line at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 12, 2018. The 35th CES clears the flight line to create a safe environment for F-16s to takeoff and maintain wing readiness.
Engineers, Airfield Managers Fight Snowy Weather, Keep Misawa Runway Open
By 1st Lt. Jeremy Garcia | Jan. 15, 2019
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Misawa averaged more than 147 inches of snow over the past six years and

In this file, sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) enjoy the Shimoda Black Ship Festival, May 20, 2017. The Navy’s participation in the festival celebrates the heritage of U.S.-Japanese naval partnership first established by Commodore Matthew Perry’s 1853 port visit.
Anchored in Japan
By Kristina Doss | Jan. 15, 2019
YOKOSUKA, Japan -- Sharon Canales, chief logistics specialist on USS Benfold (DDG 65), remembers

Defense Intelligence Agency Releases Report on China Military Power
By DIA Public Affairs | Jan. 15, 2019
The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) today released China Military Power, a product that examines the core capabilities of China’s military.


CJTF-OIR, partner forces further reduce ISIS influence
By CJTF-OIR PAO | Jan. 15, 2019
SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve continued supporting