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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
Michelle Pennington, 104th Fighter Wing director of psychological health.
Psychological coordinator works to normalize mental health
By Airman 1st Class Randall Burlingame | May 24, 2019
WESTFIELD, Mass. – Michelle Pennington, director of psychological health at the Massachusetts Air

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, render a salute as taps is played during a ceremony for a new monument honoring fallen Louisiana Guardsmen at Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park in Baton Rouge on May 21, 2019.
La. National Guard dedicates memorial to fallen Soldiers
By Staff Sgt. Garrett L. Dipuma | May 24, 2019
NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana National Guard and Gov. John Bel Edwards dedicated a memorial to Guard

A HC-130J Combat King II sits on display at the 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, during a ceremony at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, Westhampton Beach, N.Y., May 17, 2019. The 106th presented the rescue aircraft during a ceremony, the first of four brand new such models from Lockheed Martin, the first time in the 106th's 72 year history that is has received aircraft new from the manufacturer and will be flown by the wing's 102nd Rescue Squadron, the oldest unit in the Air National Guard.
N.Y. Air Guard's 106th Rescue Wing welcomes new aircraft
By Ryan Campbell | May 23, 2019
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. – The 106th Rescue Wing based at the Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard

Maj. Christine Pierce, left,  Pennsylvania cyber branch chief, works with branch senior noncommissioned officer Sgt. 1st Class Elefterios E. Ginnis May 21 at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) to ensure the integrity and security of the commonwealth’s primary elections.
Pennsylvania Guard cyber branch supports primary election
By Sgt. Zane Craig | May 23, 2019
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard joined other state partners at the

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Ginikos, crew chief in the fire department at the 121st Air Refueling Wing, stands for a portrait May 5, 2019, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. Ginikos won the 2018 Chief Albert Fitzpatrick Award for Air National Guard Firefighter of the Year.
Ohio Airman is Air National Guard's Firefighter of the Year
By Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer | May 22, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio – U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Ginikos, crew chief in the fire department at the
DOD News
Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, meets with Philippines Air Force Commanding General Lt. Gen. Rozzano Briguez May 16, 2019 at Villamor Air Base as part of a three-day visit to the country. Brown, along with Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, PACAF command chief, visited the country to demonstrate the United States’ shared commitment to peace and security in the region, as well as seek opportunities to enhance interoperability and capability with the PAF.
COMPACAF Visit Enhances Relationship with Philippine Air Force
By Lt. Col. Megan Schafer | May 24, 2019
MANILA, Philippines -- U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) Commander Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., traveled to the

During a visit to Cordova, Alaska, Rear Admiral Scott Gray, Commander Navy Region Northwest, learns about the rich history of local veterans from the city's mayor, Clay Koplin.  The visit was part of a U.S. Navy community outreach effort held in conjunction with Exercise Northern Edge 2019.  Northern Edge 2019 is an U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercise that prepares joint forces to respond to crises in the Indo-Pacific.
Navy Region Northwest Commander Makes Cordova Visit
By | May 24, 2019
CORDOVA, Alaska -- Rear Adm. Scott Gray, commander of Navy Region Northwest, visited Cordova,

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, California Air National Guard, takes off during Exercise Diamond Storm at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Northern Territory, May 9, 2019. Exercises and training opportunities like Diamond Storm help the U.S. build stronger a relationship and enhance interoperability with its Australian ally.
Australian, U.S. Airmen Conduct Bilateral Flying Operations
By Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards | May 24, 2019
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BASE DARWIN, Australia -- The California Air National Guard’s 194th

Cpl. Park, Joon Hyun, Eighth Army, runs with a sandbag at the stress shoot range on Day 3 of the Eighth Army 2019 Best Warrior Competition, at Cherokee Valley Range on Rodriguez Live-Fire Complex, South Korea, May 14. Joint, combined training is continuing on the Korean peninsula in exercises smaller than Foal Eagle, said Gen. Robert Abrams, speaking at the Land Forces Pacific symposium May 22, 2019.
South Korean Exercises being Revised Amid Peace Talks
By Sean Kimmons | May 24, 2019
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- As diplomacy efforts work to denuclearize North Korea, military exercises in the

Matthew J. Balogh has been selected as the new director of DLA Distribution Barstow, California.
DLA Distribution Barstow welcomes new director
By DLA Distribution Public Affairs | May 24, 2019
Matthew J. Balogh became director of DLA Distribution Barstow, California, May 24. DDBC stores over