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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
Spc. Mark Maynard, a military police officer with the 870th Military Police Company, and Norm Rosene, public information officer for the North Valley Animal Rescue Group, direct a volunteer moving donations at the municipal airport in Chico, California, Nov. 18, 2018. In response to the Camp Fire, the airport has been converted to a temporary animal shelter, caring for displaced animals and providing donations to pet owners in need.
Calif. Guard MPs help Paradise pets, volunteers in shelter
By Spc. Amy Carle | Nov. 21, 2018
CHICO, Calif. - A couple with a cat carrier presses themselves against a hallway wall at the Chico

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Quintin C. Steele, intelligence specialist, stands with Sgt. Maj. Perlisa D. Wilson, senior enlisted leader, and Lt. Col. Stephen P. Gerber, a senior intelligence officer, during a promotion ceremony at the 110th Information Operations Battalion Nov 18, 0218, in Annapolis, Md. Steele's promotion speech sparked an emotional expression of gratitude to his unit for the support he received as his family lived through the devastation of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla.
Md. Army Guard member reflects on support his unit gave him
By Maj. Kurt Rauschenberg | Nov. 20, 2018
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – On the day Sgt. 1st Class Quintin C. Steele was promoted to his current rank, he

U.S. Army M109 Paladin artillery crew-members race into their gun after pulling the initial round from a 50-ft. lanyard during NATO joint training exercise, Anakonda-18 (AN-18), at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, Nov. 14. AN-18 is a 10-day log training exercise designed to strengthen the interoperability between participating nations by developing strategies in defensive operations and execution to better prepare against any form of threat against NATO allies.
Tenn. National Guard joins in historic Anakonda-18 exercise
By U.S. Army Sgt. Leann Roggensack | Nov. 20, 2018
BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland – On Nov. 9, NATO's joint training exercise Anakonda-18 (AN-18) kicked off

Army Maj. Gen. Clement Alexander Finley Flagler, commander of the 42nd Division, arrives at the command post of the 167th Infantry Regiment in Sinzig, Germany, during the division’s march to the Rhine for occupation duties, Dec. 18, 1918. The 167th Infantry was composed of Soldiers from the Alabama National Guard’s 4th Infantry Regiment. The 42nd Division, known as the Rainbow Division for its inclusion of various National Guard units from across the United States, served as an occupation force following the armistice that ended World War I. The division served in Germany until April 1, 1919 when it embarked for its journey home.
History: At end of WWI, N.Y. Guard helped occupy Germany
By Col. Richard Goldenberg | Nov. 19, 2018
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – In just 24 hours, the warm welcome for New York National Guard Soldiers

Tech. Sgt. Roy Davis and Staff Sgt. Matt Lemaire, 234th Intelligence Squadron intelligence analysts, sit on a conference call with various civilian and military agencies regarding the California wildfires Nov. 14, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The 234th IS Airmen are providing aerial imagery support to agencies battling the Camp and Woolsey Fires.
195th ISRG provides intel support for Camp, Woolsey Fires
By Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco | Nov. 19, 2018
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Air National Guard members from the 195th Intelligence, Surveillance,
DOD News
Kevin Jones
RDML, SC, USN
Commanding Officer
DLA Distribution
DLA Distribution Commanding Officer's Thanksgiving Message 2018
By | Nov. 22, 2018
As you gather around the Thanksgiving table with family and friends this year, I’d like you to pause to think about those who will not be with their family members; those who are serving forward deployed around the world.

Drill Instructors and Marines with November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion march towards the Peatross Parade Deck before their graduation ceremony Nov. 16, 2018 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. DLA Troop Support Clothing and Textiles team members worked together to ensure recruits had the correct sizes and quantities in time for the ceremony.
C&T provides Marine Corps recruits new female dress coats for graduation
By Mikia Muhammad | Nov. 22, 2018
Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Clothing and Textiles team members witnessed the fruits of their labor as Marines debuted the new female dress uniform during a recruit graduation ceremony at the Marine Corp Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina Nov. 16.

Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, provides guidance to Marine Corps Col. Michael Oppenheim on Latin America operations during a meeting at the command's headquarters in Doral, Fla., May 16, 2018. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Dyer
Central, South American Nations Demonstrate Power of Democracy
By Jim Garamone | Nov. 21, 2018
Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said that the power of democracy is increasingly on display in Central and South America.

The guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) transits Victoria Harbor during a sea and anchor evolution for the ship's visit to Hong Kong. Chancellorsville is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Ships Visit Hong Kong
By | Nov. 21, 2018
HONG KONG - The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), guided-missile cruiser USS

The Department of Defense’s longest recurring humanitarian mission is a long-standing annual tradition of packaging and delivering food, tools and toys to more than 50 remote islands in the South-Eastern Pacific, including the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.
USS Ashland Completes Typhoon Recovery Mission in Northern Mariana Islands
By | Nov. 21, 2018
GUAM -- The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) departed the waters near Guam and the