Vermont National Guard News
Lt. Col Daniel Finnegan receives the Koren Kolligian Trophy from Mr. Koren Kollegin II, Koren Jr.'s Nephew and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during a ceremony in the Pentagon,  Arlington, Va., June 25, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne A. Clark)
CSAF Presents Kolligian Trophy to Air National Guard Pilot
By By Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett | June 26, 2018
Lt. Col. Daniel Finnegan, Vermont Air National Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing plans officer, was presented the Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the Pentagon, June 25, 2018.

The June newsletter focuses on the 158th Security Forces Squadron, promotions, Meet your Guard, and a video of the month.
June Newsletter
By Sgt. Avery Cunningham | June 25, 2018
The June newsletter focuses on the 158th Security Forces Squadron, promotions, Meet your Guard, and a video of the month.

New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to 1st Platoon, 206th Military Police Company conduct Cordon and Search training on Fort Drum, June 15, 2018. The Soldiers were conducting their annual training with the 10th Mountain Division.
N.Y. Guard MPs train with Vermont Guard troops at Fort Drum
By Spc. Andrew Valenza | June 25, 2018
FORT DRUM, N.Y. — A 36-hour base security exercise was the highlight for Soldiers of the 206th

Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert T. Letourneau, Joint Force Headquarters, Vermont National Guard, poses for an official photo.
Meet Your Guard: CCE Robert Letourneau
By 2nd Lt. Chelsea Clark | June 20, 2018
This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Essex Junction resident, Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert T. Letourneau, Vermont State Command Chief, Joint Force Headquarters, Vermont National Guard.

(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman First Class Jon Alderman)
Meet Your Guard: Tech. Sgt. Matt Dykas
By 2nd Lt. Chelsea Clark | June 20, 2018
This edition of Meet your Guard focuses on Tech. Sgt. Matt Dykas, a Colchester native and low observable aircraft structural maintenance specialist with the 158th Fighter Wing.
National Guard News
Sgt. Rudon Gay inspects a tire prior to installation on a Humvee at Field maintenance Shop #5 in Frankfort, Ky., Aug 17, 2018. More than 1,200 tires were considered damaged and replaced on Kentucky Guard vehicles after a defect was discovered in the Spring of 2018.
DoD makes tire changes after Ky. Guardsman discovers defects
By Stacy Floden | Aug. 21, 2018
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Warning: death, serious injury or damage to Army equipment will occur if actions

Vietnam veteran John Schilinski and his daughter, Staff Sgt. Rachel Kovach, a squad leader with 2nd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 112th infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, share an afternoon together comparing experiences with the military.
Vietnam vet's daughter connects with him through service
By Maj. Gregory McElwain | Aug. 21, 2018
WILLOW GROVE, Pa. - In 2004, Staff Sgt. Rachel Kovach joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

U.S. Air Force Col. William Bray, the commander of the 181st Medical Group, 181st Intelligence Wing of the Indiana Air National Guard, speaks to a community member during a physical screening at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center in Molokai, Hi., Aug. 13, 2018.
Military training mission serves thousands in Maui County
By Capt. Hans Zeiger | Aug. 21, 2018
MAUI COUNTY, Hawaii—Tropic Care Maui County 2018, a U.S. military Innovative Readiness Training

More than 150 U.S. Army and Army National Guard Soldiers and 300 Royal Thai Army soldiers participated in Hanuman Guardian 2018’s opening ceremony Aug. 20, 2018, at the Royal Thai Army’s Cavalry Center in Thailand’s Saraburi province. Hanuman Guardian is an 11-day bilateral army-to-army exercise that strengthens capability and builds interoperability between U.S. and Royal Thai Army forces.
Hanuman Guardian 2018 underway with the Royal Thai Army
By Capt. Robert Taylor | Aug. 21, 2018
FORT ADISORN, Thailand – More than 150 U.S. Army and Army National Guard Soldiers and 300 Royal Thai

West Virginia Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip Cantrell poses for a photo with Técnico Jefe Superior Pedro Espinoza, sergeant major of the Peruvian army Aug. 16, 2018, at the West Virginia National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Charleston, West Virginia.
W. Va. Guard hosts Peruvian senior enlisted leaders
By Capt. Holli Nelson | Aug. 20, 2018
CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The West Virginia National Guard hosted senior enlisted leaders (SELs) from the
DOD News
Lead delegates from 26 nations pose for a group photo following the opening ceremony for the 42nd Pacific Armies Management Seminar and 4th Senior Enlisted Leader Forum, 20 Aug. 2018, Hanoi, Vietnam. USARPAC, headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, and another Indo-Pacific country have co-hosted the event annually since 1977. The seminar is a forum for senior-level land force officers to meet and discuss professional military subjects on a non-attribution basis. It has proven its value by enhancing mutually beneficial army-to-army associations, furthering the long-term objectives of promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region through understanding, dialogue, and interpersonal relationships. (Vietnam People’s Army Newspaper)
Vietnam Welcomes Pacific Armies Management Seminar, Senior Enlisted Leader Forum
By Sgt. 1st Class Corey Ray | Aug. 21, 2018
HANOI, Vietnam -- Army delegations from 26 Indo-Pacific countries gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam for the

A pair of U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, fly over the Northern Territory, Australia, while receiving air-to-air refueling from a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft during Exercise Pitch Black 2018, Aug. 7, 2018. This training focuses on exercising international forces in the planning and execution of large-scale offensive, counter-air and counter-land operations in a coalition environment against a capable adversary force.
U.S. Air Force Improves Interoperability, Strengthens Indo-Pacific Partnerships
By Senior Airman Savannah L. Waters | Aug. 21, 2018
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BASE DARWIN, Australia -- U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 8th Fighter

Philippine Air Force Maj. Gen. Allen T. Paredes, Chief of Air Staff and Maj. Gen. James O. Eifert, Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, Pacific Air Forces talk during an office call, Aug. 6, 2018, Villamor Air Base, Manila, Philippines. The office call was part of the openning events of a subject matter expert exchange between the Hawaii Air National Guard and Philippine Air Force counterparts.
Hawaii Air National Guard Brings High Level Air Defense Expertise to Philippine Engagement
By Senior Airman Orlando Corpuz | Aug. 21, 2018
MANILA, Philippines -- A team of Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) air defense experts traveled to

The Commanding General of Pacific Ocean Division (POD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Brig. Gen. Thomas Tickner (center-right), helped to honor American and Allied forces, during a memorial stone dedication today, who were taken as Prisoners of War (POWs), following the first U.S. battles of World War II, the battle of Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines. Following the ceremony, Tickner posed for a photo with veterans. Pictured: Carl Vincent (right), American Renaissance Academy executive vice president, business development, as well as with Ronald Lam, American Veterans Hawaii commander, and Donovan Lazarus, American Veterans Hawaii commander.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pacific Ocean Division Commanding General honors POWs during memorial stone dedication
By Ana Allen, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Aug. 21, 2018
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The Commanding General of Pacific Ocean Division (POD), U.S. Army Corps of

Camp Humphreys in South Korea has a bustling airfield that includes helicopters from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade.
As Largest OCONUS Military Base, Camp Humphreys Becomes Major Hub in South Korea
By Sean Kimmons, Army News Service | Aug. 21, 2018
CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Once a bustling U.S. Army post in the middle of one of the world's