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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
Hot-zone team members from Hawaii’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosive, Enhanced-Response-Force-Package Team (CERFP) process simulated casualties through a non-ambulatory decontamination zone during an evaluation exercise March 9, 2019, at Kalaeloa, Hawaii.
Hawaii Guardsmen validate life-saving skills in NGB exercise
By Senior Airman John Linzmeier | March 22, 2019
KALAELOA, Hawaii – More than 120 Airmen and Soldiers from the Hawaii National Guard applied their

Pvt. Sione Lonitenisi of the Tongan Royal Marines competes in the squad
maneuver lane portion of the Nevada Army Guard's Best Warrior contest on
March 13, 2019. in Hawthorne, Nev.  Four Tongan Marines competed alongside Nevada Army Guard Soldiers for the title of the Silver State's Best Warrior. Nevada has two partners in the State Partnership Program: The Kingdom of Tonga and the Republic of Fiji. Fiji is set to send participants for the contest next year.
Tongan marines compete with Nevada Guard Soldiers
By Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka | March 21, 2019
HAWTHORNE, Nev. – Although central Nevada is unlikely to host the Olympic Games, the remote city of

National Guard members will soon see changes to the program that allows them to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouse or children that will limit the time frame they can initiate that transfer. Set to go in effect July 12, Guard members will need to have served six years before they can transfer benefits and they must transfer the benefits by the time they hit 16 years of service. Additionally, Guard members extend their enlistment contract by at least four years to transfer benefits.
Guard members to see changes in GI Bill transfer benefits
By Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy | March 21, 2019
ARLINGTON, Va. – Provisions allowing Guard members to transfer some or all of their Post- 9/11 GI

New York Army National Guard Capt. Richard Riley, the Delta Company commander, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, leads his Soldiers through Manhattan on March 16, 2019. Riley was leading his Soldiers through the 69th’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Service in New York's 'Fighting 69th' is a family tradition
By Sgt. Andrew Valenza | March 21, 2019
NEW YORK — For New York Army National Guard Capt. Richard Reilly, family traditions and regimental

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Angela Gentry, Washington Army National Guard, discusses battle drills with her Malaysian army counterpart, Maj. Nurkhairunisa, during Exercise Bersama Warrior in Malaysia, March 10, 2019.
Washington National Guard strengthens bond with Malaysia
By Sgt. 1st Class Jason Kriess | March 20, 2019
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Members of the Washington National Guard recently traveled to Malaysia to
DOD News
Coalition, partner forces liberate last territory held by Daesh
By CJTF-OIR PAO | March 23, 2019
SOUTHWEST ASIA – The Coalition congratulates the Syrian Democratic Forces on the liberation of the

Official photograph of the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
Statement by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on liberation of territory once held by ISIS
By | March 23, 2019
Statement from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. on liberation of territory once held by ISIS:

190314-N-WK982-2032 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 14, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69), the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) maneuver while operating in the Philippine Sea. U.S. Navy warships train together to increase the tactical proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units in an Era of Great Power Competition. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Harris/Released)
U.S. 7th Fleet Units Complete Advanced Training
By Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Codie L. Soule | March 22, 2019
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) – For more than 45 years, the U.S. 7th Fleet’s Forward Deployed Naval Force

190320-N-NB178-1067 MAJURO, Republic of the Marshall Islands (March 20, 2019) U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Cooper speaks at a search and rescue planning meeting led by Coast Guardsmen from the U.S. Coast Guard 14th District during Pacific Partnership 2019. Pacific Partnership, now in its 14th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. Each year, the mission team works collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyrell K. Morris)
U.S. Coast Guard Leads PP19 SAR Training
By Petty Officer 1st ClassTyrell Morris Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific | March 22, 2019
Pacific Partnership 2019 and Republic of the Marshall Islands government officials began a search

RATCHABURI, Thailand – Royal Thai Army engineers demonstrate field expedient heavy lift techniques to participants of the 2nd US-Thai Army Field Engineer Subject Matter Expert Exchange, which included Washington Army National Guard Soldiers and a representative from U.S. Army Pacific/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, held at the Royal Thai Army Engineer School, March 18-22, 2019. (Courtesy photo: Royal Thai Army engineer photographer)
U.S. and Thai Army Engineers share best practices in combat engineering
By Ana Allen | March 22, 2019
RATCHABURI, Thailand -- U.S. and Thai Army Engineers met to enhance defense professionalism by