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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
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jon K. Mott, right, U.S. Central
Command's director of exercises and training, and U.S. Army Staff
Sgt. Michael Tousey prepare to cut the cake to honor the National
Guard's 382nd birthday Dec. 13, 2018. The National Guard-administered State Partnership Program, established in 1993, is a key component of CENTCOM's mission and the National Defense Strategy.
CENTCOM: SPP underscores commitment to regional stability
By Jason Medina | Dec. 14, 2018
MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – A National Guard-administered program that has paired states with

A decontamination team of Airmen and Soldiers care for casualties in a simulated mass casualty decontamination line during the 503rd Military Police Battalion field training exercise at Camp Blanding, Fla., on Oct. 24, 2018. Army Maj. Gen. William “Bill” Hall participates as a mock victim of a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear catastrophe.
Joint Task Force Civil Support is prepared for any CBRN disaster
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Campbell | Dec. 13, 2018
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Task forces can be formed at the time of a crisis, but a unit in Newport News,

Children from local orphanage pose for picture alongside members of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment deployed in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Dec. 12, 2018. Many regiment members have visited with the children regularly.
Tenn. Guardsmen celebrate Ukrainian holiday with orphans
By 1st Lt. Kealy Moriarty | Dec. 13, 2018
YAVORIV, Ukraine – Soldiers from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment of the Tennessee National Guard

Lithuanian senior officials visited the Pennsylvania National Guard’s Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site (EAATS) Dec. 5, 2018. The delegation toured the Black Hawk Aircrew Trainer (BAT) simulation system, the Non-Rated Crewmember Manned Module (NCM3), and the Aviation Maintenance Instructional Building (AMIB).
Pa. Guard welcomes Lithuanians to Fort Indiantown Gap
By Sgt. Zane Craig | Dec. 13, 2018
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Lithuania's vice minister of defense and other senior officials visited

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
DOD News
Coalition forces, remain committed to enduring defeat of ISIS
By CJTF-OIR PAO | Dec. 15, 2018
The Coalition mission in northeast Syria remains unchanged. We continue our normal operations, including observation posts in the border region to address the security concerns of our NATO ally Turkey. We remain committed to working with our partners on the ground to ensure an enduring defeat of ISIS. Any reports indicating a change in the U.S. position with respect to these efforts is false and designed to sow confusion and chaos.

America’s First Corps and Japan Northern Army Soldiers work together with the help of interpreters to communicate ideas and strategies during Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, Dec. 13, 2018. Over the course of the week-long bilateral exercise, the U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force are working together in a simulation of the defense of Japan to strengthen the alliance and the capabilities of both countries’ forces. Multiple sections are participating in the exercise, including signal, clerical, legal, medical and intelligence personnel.
U.S. and Japan Strengthen Alliance at Yama Sakura 75
By | Dec. 14, 2018
CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- Throughout the command post at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan,

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber, assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, takes off from Royal Australian Air Force Base (RAAF) Darwin, Australia, to return to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 9, 2018. The B-52 was in RAAF Darwin, Australia participating in exercise Lightning Focus, an Australian training exercise designed around improving, developing and integrating partner capabilities as part of Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) under the Force Posture Initiative between the United States and Australia.
U.S., Australian Air Forces Advance Combined Capabilities at Darwin
By Staff Sgt. Jackie Sanders | Dec. 14, 2018
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BASE DARWIN, Australia -- Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers

Rear Adm. Jimmy Pitts, Commander, Submarine Group 7, left, and Rear Adm. Jung Il Shik, Commander, Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy Submarine Force tour the ROK Naval Academy in Chinhae. Pitts was in South Korea for the biannual Submarine Warfare Committee Meeting with the ROK Navy Submarine Force.
US, Republic of Korea Submarine Leaders Maintaining Strong Alliance
By Commander, Submarine Group Seven | Dec. 14, 2018
CHINHAE, Republic of Korea -- Rear Adm. Jimmy Pitts, Commander, Submarine Group 7, visited Chinhae,

Analysts with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency spend most of their time analyzing intelligence involving both locations and activities that they are familiar with. AI might allow those analysts to spend more time looking at intelligence involving both unknown locations and unknown activities. DOD illustration by C. Todd Lopez
Artificial Intelligence Can Free Imagery Analysts to Focus More on the Unknown
By C. Todd Lopez | Dec. 14, 2018
The director of analysts at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said their time could be better spent observing places other than where everybody is already looking, during a panel discussion in Washington.