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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
Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, issued his holiday message Dec. 12, 2018.
National Guard Bureau chief pens holiday message
By Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel | Dec. 12, 2018
ARLINGTON, Va. – As we enter the holiday season, let's all take a moment to reflect on our

Spc. Ashley Hartman cuts the ceremonial birthday cake for the National Guard's 381st birthday alongside Nevada Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. William Burks, left. The Nevada National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters office celebrates the National Guard's birthday every year with the highest and most junior ranking members available as cake cutters.
How is the National Guard 140 years older than the U.S.?
By 2nd Lt. Emerson Marcus | Dec. 12, 2018
CARSON CITY, Nev. – When the National Guard celebrates its 382nd birthday Thursday, skeptics might

A U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment, California Army National Guard, flies through the smoky Feather River Canyon while helping authorities contain the northeastern edge of the Camp Fire in Butte County, California, Nov. 16, 2018. The Cal Guard provided four helicopters, including two of its new M-models, to help state agencies contain the deadly fire.
Cal Guard’s new helicopters make fire debut during Camp Fire
By Senior Airman Crystal Housman | Dec. 12, 2018
MATHER, Calif. – Two of the Army's newest helicopters worked their first wildfire missions recently

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Brad Owens, director of joint staff for the South Carolina National Guard, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Scott Lambe, assistant adjutant general for air, South Carolina National Guard, place a wreath at the South Carolina Armed Forces Memorial at the South Carolina State House, Dec. 10, 2018.  The wreath is placed to honor the service men and women who served in the Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice.
S.C. National Guard honors fallen troops with wreath-laying
By Lt. Col. Cindi King | Dec. 11, 2018
COLUMBIA, S.C. – While this time of year is traditionally a time to celebrate, there are military

New York Army National Guard Maj.Robert Freed poses with a mock M-4 and block of wood replicating a radio handset, as photos of his pose are taken at Studio EIS in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 15, 2018. Freed is one of six New York National Guard Soldiers who served as models for life-size figures that will be part of two exhibits at the National Museum of the United States Army when it opens in 2020. The figure Freed served as a model is of a platoon leader in Afghanistan calling for air support.
Six N.Y. Guard Soldiers will be part of National Army Museum
By Eric Durr | Dec. 10, 2018
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – When the National Museum of the United States Army opens to the public outside
DOD News
DLA Distribution San Diego, California’s, military liaison officer, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Araceli Galvan is pinned by her son Dario during her promotion ceremony at Naval Base San Diego Chapel on Nov. 2.
San Diego’s military liaison officer promoted to Lieutenant Commander
By | Dec. 13, 2018
On Nov. 2, DLA Distribution San Diego, California’s, commander Navy Capt. Jerome R. White administered the oath that promoted Navy Lt. Araceli Galvan, San Diego’s military liaison officer to Lt. Cmdr. during a ceremony held at the Naval Base San Diego Chapel.

DLA Information Operations uses a variety of tools to improve efficiency and capabilities of the agency's technology services. Courtesy graphic
Information Operations uses variety of problem-solving tools
By Sara Moore, Information Operations | Dec. 13, 2018
DLA Information Operations uses a variety of tools — human-centered design, agile development and continuous process improvement — to solve problems or tackle new projects. These tools share common features but differ in audience, methods, and outcomes.

First Lady Melania Trump visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis Soldiers and Airmen, Dec. 12, 2018. Mrs. Trump addressed the service members, DoD civilians, family members and students from across Hampton Roads taking time to shake their hands and pose for photographs in an aircraft hangar at the 1st Fighter Wing. (Courtesy photo by David Phillips/ Released)
First Lady Melania Trump visits Joint Base Langley-Eustis
By Air Force Lt. Col. Karen Roganov | Dec. 12, 2018
First Lady Melania Trump visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis Soldiers and Airmen today to thank the

Lattice Modular Heli-Drone is displayed during a test run of the Lattice Platform Security System at the Red Beach training area, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 8, 2018. The Lattice Modular Heli-Drone is being tested to demonstrate its capabilities and potential for increasing security. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon
Artificial Intelligence Experts Address Getting Capabilities to Warfighters
By Terri Moon Cronk | Dec. 12, 2018
Two Defense Department artificial-intelligence experts testified on Capitol Hill on DOD’s efforts to transform delivery of capabilities enabled by artificial intelligence to the nation’s warfighters.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Bill Hall, JTF-CS commander speaks to senior leaders and representatives at the Mission Planning Conference (MPC), Fort Eustis, Va., Dec. 3-4, 2018. The MPC prepared and strengthened communication roles of the Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Force (DCRF) and other DoD CBRN Response Enterprise (CRE) entities for participation in response operations. In the event of a catastrophic CBRN incident, the JTF-CS and DCRF missions assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery when conducting Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) response operations.

“This is also a good stage setter for Exercise Sudden Response/Determined Response in January 2019 because we addressed important issues and solutions, leading to an action plan for success,” said Hall. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Campbell/ Released)
JTF-CS focuses on catastrophic scenario at Mission Planning Conference 2018
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Campbell | Dec. 12, 2018
Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) hosted their semi-annual Mission Planning Conference (MPC)