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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
Left to right, Maj. Patrick Arizmendi, the deputy director of the Nevada Guard State Partnership Program; Lt. Col. Randy Lau, director of the SPP; Capt. David Tole, security cooperation planner of the SPP; Col. John Week, director of the Nevada joint staff; Brig Gen. William Burks, Nevada adjutant general; Dr. Saira Yamin, a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies; retired Ambassador Steven McGann, former U.S. ambassador to Fiji; Maj. Qiana Harder, a U.S. Army fellow from APCSS; Maj. Scott Katherman, judge advocate assigned to the 17th Sustainment Brigade; Maj. Dana Grigg, the Nevada Guard’s Women, Peace and Security team lead; Capt. Siulolo Tapueluelu of His Majesty’s Armed Forces from Tonga, and Sgt. 1st Class Tera Eilers, a WPS subject matter expert from the Oregon National Guard’s SPP team, take a break for a photo in front of the Nevada National Guard’s Office of  the Adjutant General in Carson City, Jan. 8, 2019.
Exchange stresses value of women in peace, security efforts
By Spc. Jonnie Riley | Jan. 18, 2019
CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada National Guard State Partnership Program hosted an international

New York Air National Guard Master Sgt. Peyton Knippel, assigned to the 174th Attack Wing, prepares a humvee for a snow storm response missoion as  Hancock Field Air National Guard Base , Syracuse, N.Y. on Jan. 18, 2019. The New York National Guard alerted 450 Airmen and Soldiers for possible missions as a major snow storm approached New York.
N.Y. Guard troops on duty for year's first major snow storm
By Eric Durr | Jan. 18, 2019
LATHAM, N.Y. – The New York National Guard placed over 450 Soldiers and Airmen on duty Friday, at

New York National Guard Soldiers of Joint Task Force Empire Shield stand with Triburough Bridge and Tunnel Authority officers and State Troopers, at the Verrazano Bridge, Staten Island, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2019. Soldiers and Troopers were conducting Operation Catch-All, a security operation to prevent terrorism in New York City and the Triburough area.
N.Y. Guard Airmen and Soldiers assist police with security
By Sgt. Andrew Valenza | Jan. 18, 2019
NEW YORK – New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen went up in the air and down in the ground

Capt. William Carter stands alongside multinational Soldiers during the Ukrainian Independence Day parade in Kyiv, Aug. 24, 2018.
Guardsmen boost multinational relations, morale in Ukraine
By 1st Lt. Kealy Moriarty | Jan. 17, 2019
YAVORIV, Ukraine – During their deployment in Ukraine, Soldiers in the 278th Armored Cavalry

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James Childs, 173rd Fighter Wing vehicle maintenance shop, releases a cascade of sparks with a cutting torch during fabrication of a support bracket for a roll-over snow plow, Jan. 14, 2019. If a part is unavailable, then the mechanics at the 173rd Fighter Wing vehicle maintenance shop at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon fabricate it themselves in order to quickly return the vehicle to operation.
173rd FW vehicle maintenance braces for heavy winter snows
By Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson | Jan. 17, 2019
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Basin sits at more than 4,000 feet of elevation and gets its fair
DOD News
West Virginia Adjutant General’s update on RISE West Virginia case management
By West Virginia National Guard Public Affairs | Jan. 18, 2019
An update on the status of the RISE West Virginia program from Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, WVNG Adjutant General.

A U.S Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon deployed from Kunsan Air Base, Korea, lands to kickoff the Bilateral Air Contingent Exchange-Philippines (BACE-P) at Cesar Basa Air Base, Philippines, Jan.18, 2019. This is the seventh iteration of BACE-P established by U.S. Pacific Command and executed by Headquarters Pacific Air Forces. These exchanges promote interoperability, build upon the foundation of a strong U.S.-Philippines’ alliance, and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to the Indo-Pacific region.
US, Philippine AF Conduct Bilateral Air Contingency Exchange
By | Jan. 18, 2019
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- U.S. Air Force F-16s, aircrew, maintenance and support

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson, left, met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to further strengthen military ties between the United States and Japan. Richardson reaffirmed the U.S. Navy's commitment to maintaining security cooperation with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and broadening and strengthening global maritime awareness and access with Japan and the region. The U.S. Navy and the JMSDF routinely conduct combined maritime exercises and operate together to promote peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region.
Chief of Naval Operations Meets with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe
By | Jan. 18, 2019
TOKYO, Japan -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson met with Japanese Prime Minister

The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston hosted a biannual meeting of the Federal Inter-Agency Task Force for Trauma and Emergency Preparedness Nov. 8-9, 2018, which focused specifically on delivery of blood products at the point of injury, where their use is most life-saving.
USAISR hosts interagency meeting on delivery of blood products
By Col. Andrew Cap | Jan. 18, 2019
The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston hosted a biannual meeting of the Federal Inter-Agency Task Force for Trauma and Emergency Preparedness Nov. 8-9, 2018, which focused specifically on delivery of blood products at the point of injury, where their use is most life-saving.

Over 100 Army officers across Oahu gathered on 16. Jan for a leader professional development seminar, hosted by the Aloha ROCKs chapter. The event was focused on reflection on Dr. Martin Luther King's life a legacy. Maj. Gen. Charles Hamilton, the commanding general for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command was the guest speaker and emphasized Dr. King's warrior spirit.
Over 100 Army Leaders Gather to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Reflect
By Maj. Karen A. Roxberry | Jan. 18, 2019
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Over 100 Army leaders across Oahu gathered Jan. 16, here at the 25th