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
U.S. Air Force Capt. Kelli Marietta, the officer in charge for the Molokai team for Tropic Care Maui County 2018, poses for a portrait photo at the Mitchell Pauole Center, Molokai, Hwaii, Aug. 18, 2018. Tropic Care Maui County 2018 provides medical service members and support personnel “hands-on” readiness training to prepare for future deployments while providing direct and lasting benefits to the people of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai, August 11-19. She assisted at a serious car wreck until EMS personnel arrived.
Airmen respond to medical emergency before training mission
By Capt. Hans Zeiger | Aug. 13, 2018
KIHEI, Hawaii—When Airmen from the Indiana Air National Guard's 181st Medical Group and the New

Army Master Sgt. William Stout, Md. National Guard Special Operations Detachment, takes first place, out of 300 paratroopers, in the individual jump event with a time of two seconds during Leapfest in West Kingston, R.I., Aug 5, 2018.
Md. Guard Special Ops win in international airborne contest
By Maj. Kurt Rauschenberg | Aug. 10, 2018
WEST KINGSTON, R.I. — Soldiers with the Maryland Army National Guard's Special Operations Detachment

Airmen and Soldiers gather during Exercise Patriot Warrior for cyber defense training on Aug. 8, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wisc. Patriot Warrior is Air Force Reserve Command’s premier exercise, providing an opportunity for Reserve Citizen-Airmen to train with joint partners in the combat support training exercise.
Patriot Warrior brings cyber operators together in Wisconsin
By Staff Sgt. Xavier Lockley | Aug. 10, 2018
FORT McCOY, Wisconsin - Exercise Patriot Warrior fostered the close relationship among Army and Air

Starting October 1, 2018, the Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform will be the new uniform of the U.S. Air Force. The OCP Replaces the Airman Battle Uniform, which has been the standard uniform since 2011, when it replaced both the woodland camouflage Battle Dress Uniform and Desert Camouflage Uniform.
Blending in, Air Force to begin wear of OCP uniform
By Tech. Sgt. Daniel Ter Haar | Aug. 9, 2018
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Air Force units around the world will be allowed to wear the Operational

Officers from the 96th Troop Command, Washington Army National Guard, and the 15th Royal Malay Regiment, 3rd Division, Malaysian Army, salute during the closing ceremony of Exercise Keris Strike 2018, Aug. 3, 2018. Keris Strike 2018 is a bilateral exercise between the U.S. and Malaysia that focuses on humanitarian disaster relief efforts.
96th Troop Command takes lead on Exercise Keris Strike 2018
By Spc. Alec Dionne | Aug. 9, 2018
CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - Soldiers with the 96th Troop Command, Washington Army National Guard, took the
DOD News
Gen. John E. Hyten, commander, U.S. Strategic Command talks integrated command relationships and the role of information and intelligence to the combatant commands during the 2018 Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Worldwide Conference August 13, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska. DoDIIS is the largest intelligence community information technology conference that brings together experts from government, military, industry, and academia in order to tackle the IT challenges and complexities impacting the mission user.
Big data and the future of war
By Chasen Thoennes | Aug. 14, 2018
The leaders of U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Special Operations Command discussed the influence of data and technology on warfighting during day one of the 2018 Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Worldwide Conference Aug. 13, 2018.

Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, left, Defense Intelligence Agency director, and Jack Gumtow, Defense Intelligence Agency chief information officer, participate in a question and answer session during the 2018 Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Worldwide Conference August, 13, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska. DoDIIS is the largest intelligence community information technology conference that brings together experts from government, military, industry, and academia in order to tackle the IT challenges and complexities impacting the mission user.
DIA kicks off 2018 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference
By Chasen Thoennes | Aug. 14, 2018
The 2018 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference, hosted by DIA began with keynote speeches by DIA Chief Information Officer Jack Gumtow and DIA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, Jr.

Mattis Thanks Brazilian Officials for Leadership in Defense Cooperation
By | Aug. 13, 2018
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Brazil’s defense leaders in Brasilia to reaffirm the defense relationship between the United States and Brazil.

Army Staff Sgt. Keith Fitzgerald hugs his family in Huron, S.D., after returning from a 10-month deployment to the Middle East with the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 153rd Engineer Battalion, Sept. 30, 2017. Whether deployed or at home, service members and their families are eligible for the resources offered through Military OneSource. South Dakota Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Heather Trobee
Military OneSource Benefits Extended for Separated Vets, Families
By | Aug. 13, 2018
Eligibility for Military OneSource benefits have been extended from the current 180 days to 365 days after separation or retirement from military service to ensure all service members and families have access to comprehensive support as they transition to civilian life.

President Donald J.Trump poses with service members after signing the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act during a visit to Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 13, 2018. DoD photo by Michael Strasser
President Signs National Defense Authorization Act
By Jim Garamone | Aug. 13, 2018
The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act provides $700 billion to the Defense Department and paves the way for the most significant investment in the U.S. military and its warfighters in modern history, President Donald J. Trump said.