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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
Georgia Army National Guard Sgt. Blake Mote of the Kennesaw, Ga.-based 190th Military Police Company emerges from a burning house after being relieved by Lieutenant Michael Smith of the Donalsonville Fire and Emergency Services Department. Mote, a firefighter and advanced emergency management technician with the Clayton County Fire and Emergency Management Services, was on patrol with his unit and first responders when they were alerted to respond to the fire.
Ga. Guard Soldier helps douse fire during hurricane mission
By Maj. William Carraway | Oct. 19, 2018
DONALSONVILLE, Ga. - A Georgia Army National Guard Soldier participating in relief operations

The Horsham Air Guard Station, Horsham, Pa. clicks the switch to save power here in 2018. One such initiative included replacing all the conventional street lights on base with high-efficiency lights.
Horsham Air Guard Station makes efforts to conserve energy
By Senior Airman Timi Jones | Oct. 19, 2018
HORSHAM AIR GUARD STATION, Pa. - October is Air Force Energy Action Month. This is part of the

An LC-130 assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing leaves Stratton Air National Guard Base on Sept. 16, 2018, en route to McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. The 109th Airlift Wing flies the only ski-equipped planes in the U.S. military which can land on snow and ice. The 109th provides support for National Science Foundation research on the continent as part of the U.S. militaries Operation Deep Freeze.
N.Y. air wing begins annual support for Antarctic mission
By Master Sgt. Catharine Schmidt | Oct. 18, 2018
STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - Five hundred Airmen and six LC-130 Hercules assigned to the

A Soldier from the Florida National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) unit, uses a chainsaw to help clear a roadway to enable his team to access a remote area, as they conduct house to house wellness checks, Oct. 16, 2018. The CERFP unit utilizes varying skills to provide assistance following natural disasters.
Fla. Guard members providing varied services to residents
By Staff Sgt. Christopher Vann | Oct. 18, 2018
PORT ST. JOE, Fla. - The worst of Hurricane Michael brought out the best of the Florida National

U.S. Army Spc. Elijah Clinton with the 1221st Engineer Clearance Company, South Carolina National Guard, conducts route clearance training using the Talon IV Reset robotic vehicle at their Armory in Graniteville, S.C., Oct. 17, 2018, which is being fielded to the unit as they prepare for an upcoming deployment in 2019.
S.C. Guard troops find gaming skills transferable to combat
By Lt. Col. Cindi King | Oct. 18, 2018
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - It's comparable to playing a video game, even using a video game controller
DOD News
ASSIST URL Change Announcement
By ASSIST Service Desk | Oct. 19, 2018
The website addresses for ASSIST enclaves have been changed to ensure compliance with the Federal government-wide requirement to transition from Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)-only standard.

U.S. Air Force and Finnish air force aircraft fly together in Oct. 2018, on the way to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska to participate in RED FLAG-Alaska 19-1. RF-A 19-1 is the first RED FLAG exercise the Finnish air force has participated in.
Participants "Republic of Korea" RED FLAG-Alaska 19-1, "Finnish" Strong
By Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher | Oct. 19, 2018
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, ALASKA -- Oct. 19, 2018, marks the conclusion of the first iteration of RED

U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis addresses attendees at the ASEAN-US Defense Ministers’ Informal Meeting, Singapore, Oct. 19, 2018.
Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with Singaporean Minister of Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen
By | Oct. 19, 2018
Singapore -- Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with the Singapore Minister of Defence Dr. Ng

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 731st Air Mobility Squadron salute during a Te Auraki return ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 5, 2018. The 731st AMS was one of several agencies that was instrumental for the successful execution of the Te Auraki ceremony, when the remains of two New Zealand soldiers buried in Busan, South Korea were returned to their homeland, and the United Nations Command Repatriation on Aug. 1, 2018.
Relocations to Repatriations
By Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker | Oct. 19, 2018
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- The eyes of a nation, and the world, converged on Osan Air Base

The West Virginia National Guard Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy (MCA) received the exemplary partnership award for student-centered support from The Education Alliance during the 2018 West Virginia Education Summit held in Charleston, West Virginia Oct. 17, 2018. The Chairman and Treasurer of the Alliance Board of Directors, Brett Staples and Christina Brumley, presented the award to Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard, and Bob Morris and Dianna Trickett, Director and Deputy Director of MCA. (West Virginia National Guard photo by Bo Wriston)
Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy honored for student-centered support at 2018 W.Va. Education Summit
By Capt. Holli Nelson | Oct. 19, 2018
The West Virginia National Guard Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy (MCA) received the exemplary partnership award for student-centered support from The Education Alliance Oct. 17, 2018, during the 2018 West Virginia Education Summit held in Charleston.