Vermont National Guard News
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 1st 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 1st 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.

This newsletter focuses on the Soldiers of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment.
Army Aviation Deployment Newsletter
By Sgt. Avery Cunningham | June 15, 2018
This newsletter focuses on the deploying Soldiers of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment (Air Ambulance).

This is the May newsletter produced by the Vermont National Guard State Public Affairs Office.
May Newsletter
By Sgt. Avery Cunningham | June 1, 2018
The May newsletter focuses on the 172nd Public Affairs Detachment, promotions, Meet your Guard, and a video of the month.

Sgt. James Hance, combat engineer, Bravo Company, 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), plays a drum with a local performer after the conclusion of range renovations, Mount Rolland Training Site; Senegal, April 18, 2018. The Vermont National Guard and Senegalese Armed Forces engineers are renovating the firing range through their State Partnership Program relationship and marks the 10-year anniversary of their teamwork. (U.S. Army National Guard Photograph by Officer Candidate Nathan Rivard)
Meet Your Guard: Sgt. James Hance
By | May 3, 2018
This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Sgt. James Hance, a 12B combat engineer with Bravo Company, 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), who is also a native of Burlington, Vt., currently living in Northfield. Hance worked with the Senegalese Army to build and repair a firing range in Senegal.
National Guard News
Members of Fort Indiantown Gap’s billeting and logistics team met with Lithuanian training center Soldiers during a range exchange visit June 10. (
Fort Indiantown Gap hosts exchange with Lithuanian partners
By Lt. Col. Angela King-Sweigart | June 22, 2018
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. - Soldiers assigned to Fort Indiantown Gap range control hosted Lithuanian

U.S. Army Soldiers work a problem-solving exercise while attending the Common Faculty Development Instructor Course hosted by 4th Battalion, 218th Regiment (Leadership), South Carolina National Guard, at the McCrady Training Center in Eastover, South Carolina, June 6, 2018.
South Carolina National Guard conducts new instructor course
By Lt. Col. Cindi King | June 22, 2018
EASTOVER, S.C. - Experienced instructors know the more engaged and confident students feel in the

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Thompson, loadmaster for the 145th Operations Group, briefs children of North Carolina Air National Guard members as they enter a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at the N.C. Air National Guard Base, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, June 18, 2018. The children are part of the annual Department of Defense STARBASE summer camp program and learn various applications of science, technology, engineering and math.
Sky's the limit for kids in STARBASE Camp
By Staff Sgt. Laura Montgomery | June 22, 2018
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - What do you get when you mix a handful of knowledgeable volunteers, some

Officers and senior enlisted Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine prepare for a battalion field training exercise at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center here Mar. 15, 2018. Currently more than 220 New York National Guard Soldiers are assigned to the CTC where they are mentoring Ukrainian Army Soldiers as they strive toward obtaining NATO interoperability.
N.Y. Army Guard Soldiers mentor and learn in Ukraine
By Sgt. Alexander Rector | June 22, 2018
YAVORIV COMBINED ARMS TRAINING CENTER, Ukraine – Overseas deployments for Soldiers of the New York

Students build a shelter during barren land arctic survival training, commonly known as “Kool School” on June 9, 2018 at Raven Camp, Greenland. This year, 25 Airmen from the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing in Scotia, New York, completed the training, learning basic arctic survival skills.
New York Air Guard takes on 'Kool' mission in Greenland
By Staff Sgt. Benjamin German and Staff Sgt. Jamie Spaulding | June 21, 2018
RAVEN CAMP, Greenland. – Twenty-five Airmen of the New York National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing
DOD News
Participants in the Operation Junior Expeditionary Team (OpJET) event, 'return home' June 22, 2018 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. OpJET provides children the opportunity to see a mock deployment and gives them an idea what their parent experiences when they report for duty away from home, as well as the process when they return.
OpJET helps military families through deployment
By Mary Nell Sanchez | June 22, 2018
A child of a military member can face many challenges. When a parent is deployed, the child worries about when they’ll see their loved one again.

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Anthony Cone, a platoon leader for B Company, 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, confers with Sgt. Austin Vilardi after an encounter June 20, 2018, during Khaan Quest 2018 entry control point operations training at Five Hills Area, Mongolia. The purpose of Khaan Quest is to gain U.N. training and certification for the participants through the conduct of realistic peace support operations, to include increasing and improving U.N. peacekeeping interoperability and military relationships among the participating nations.
Marines Master Entry-control Point Operations at Khaan Quest 2018
By Sgt. David Bedard | June 22, 2018
FIVE HILLS TRAINING AREA, Mongolia -- U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Domenick DiGiovannangelo, a team leader

Members of the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron and 374th Security Forces Squadron work together to load a seat into a packing container for shipment during the Wing Immersion Program at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 20, 2018. The program was designed to help cultivate world-class Airmen by introducing personnel to variety of new experiences in different work environments.
Wing Immersion Program Sets Airmen Up for Success
By Airman 1st Class Matthew Gilmore | June 22, 2018
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- The first day at a new job is always a little stressful. It stems from a

Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) incoming Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Dennis LeMaster (left), accepts the colors from Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command, Lt. Gen. Nadja West (center), along with outgoing RHC-P Commander, Brig. Gen. Bertram Providence (right), during the RHC-P change of command ceremony.
Regional Health Command-Pacific conducts 2018 Change of Command Ceremony
By Ana Allen | June 22, 2018
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) has a new commanding general.Brig.

Victoria Ortiz cuts a bell pepper in a cooking class during the Resiliency Day workshop June 15 at the Vogel Resiliency Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. The workshop allowed students of JBSA members from area high schools to learn about life skills, including how to prepare and cook nutritious, delicious meals.
Young adults learn life skills at Vogel Resiliency Center workshop
By David DeKunder | June 22, 2018
Young adults learned about life skills and got a hands-on experience preparing a meal at the Resiliency Day workshop hosted by the Vogel Resiliency Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston June 15.