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U.S. Air Force Airmen and U.S. Army Soldiers maneuver to firing positions during a marksmanship competition at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., June 21, 2019. National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from six states compete in the Region 1 Marksmanship Advisory Council (MAC) competition where top competitors advance to the national Winston P. Willson championship. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Michael Davis)
By | July 3, 2019
Vermont Airmen and Soldiers recently teamed-up against five Air and Army National Guard units for a three-day regional marksmanship competition. From June 21st through the 23rd, guard members from across six states squared off to determine which marksmen will advance to the national level later this year.

U.S. Air Force Maj. James Philbrook, Jr., Operations Director of the 158th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 158th Mission Support Group, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, stands with his U.S. Marine Corps Command & Staff Masters in Military Studies diploma at the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vt., July 2, 2019. Philbrook completed the 11-month professional military education course through the Marine Corps Command and Staff College at Quantico, Virginia in June. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Chelsea Clark)
Taking Charge of Your ANG Officer Career
By | June 25, 2019
Commissioned officers, regardless of branch of service, must successfully complete PME coursework to become eligible for their targeted rank and grade. Philbrook was one of a student body of over 200 officers which were divided into groups of 14 to 16 students to discuss, examine and debate an array of topics that usually stemmed from a vast list of reading materials and lectures.

Dr. Theresa Aida B. Ndiaye, Director of the Regional Center Hospital at Tambacounda, Senegal, and U.S. Army Maj. Christopher Gookin review the list of supplies that were brought to Senegal, on April 9. Vermont Guardsmen are working with their Senegalese  counterparts to share best practices while providing the Department of Defense with cost effective ways to strengthen alliances and attract new partners in conjunction with the State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Alvarez)
Vermont National Guard teams up with Senegal in MEDREX 19-2
By Master Sgt. Sarah Mattison | June 20, 2019
U.S. Soldiers and Airmen with the Vermont National Guard traveled to Senegal to participate in military medical readiness exercise, MEDREX 19-2, held from April 7-19. This exercise was a joint-medical initiative that included active-duty, Army Reserve and National Guard service members working together with Senegalese counterparts to help build the readiness of our U.S. medical professionals.

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.
Changes in GI Bill transfer benefits coming July 12
By Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy | June 18, 2019
ARLINGTON, Va. – Provisions allowing Guard members to transfer some or all of their Post- 9/11 GI

Members assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing discuss the vehicle training portion of the Quick Reaction Force annual training at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., June 6, 2019. The QRF team is the 'on-call' support providing rapid response to state-level emergencies and natural disasters. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Garth Dunkel)
VTANG Conducts QRF Training
By | June 14, 2019
Airmen of the 158th Fighter Wing recently participated in Quick Reaction Force (QRF) training to prepare for state domestic aid response. The Vermont National Guard trains annually to maintain competency in handling public disturbances and natural disasters.
National Guard News
New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Thomas Carpenter, a member of Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, will train for six weeks at the Brazilian Army Jungle Warfare School Oct. 20 to Nov. 30.
NY Guard Soldier going to Brazilian Jungle Warfare School
By Eric Durr | Oct. 11, 2019
LATHAM, N.Y – New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Thomas Carpenter, an infantry Soldier assigned

Members of West Virginia Army National Guard Company C, 1st Battalion, 150th Aviation Regiment, train at Camp Dawson, West Virginia, Oct. 10, 2019, using helicopter buckets to fight wildfires.
W.Va. Guard helicopter crews train to fight wildland fires
By Edwin Wriston | Oct. 11, 2019
KINGWOOD, W.Va. – Three West Virginia Army National Guard aircrews with Company C, 1st Battalion,

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (right), Ohio adjutant general, meets with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić Sept. 11, 2019, in Belgrade, Serbia. Harris and Brnabić discussed the growing Ohio-Serbia partnership through military-to-military and civil-to-civil exchanges as part of the Department of Defense State Partnership Program.
Ohio, Serbia strengthen partnership during CAPSTONE 2019
By Senior Airman Amber Mullen | Oct. 11, 2019
BELGRADE, Serbia – Thirty Ohio National Guard members joined their Serbian military partners Sept.

Senior Master Sgt. Nick Wirwille, superintendent of the Cyber Systems Operations shop with the 179th Airlift Wing Communications Squadron, Mansfield, Ohio, works on a computer Oct. 6, 2019. Cyber Systems Operations specialists design, install and support systems to ensure they operate properly and remain secure from outside intrusion.
179th Airlift Wing recognizes Cybersecurity Awareness Month
By Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade | Oct. 10, 2019
MANFIELD, Ohio – Cybercrimes, intrusions and scams are increasing, requiring increased vigilance to

New York Army National Guardsmen from Company C, 2nd Battalion,108th Infantry, (Center) based in Gloversville, New York, join South African soldiers in a target shooting competition in Potchefstroom, South Africa, in November 2010. Ten New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will participate in the 2019 competition Oct. 21-26.
NY Guard to compete in South Africa military skills contest
By Eric Durr | Oct. 10, 2019
LATHAM, N.Y. – Ten New York Army National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will compete in the South
DOD News
Police Officer William Younger of the Seminole, Oklahoma Police Department stands in frount of the Humvee that he and Chief David Hansen used to find a missing man suffering from Alzheimer’s. The Humvee came from DLA Disposition Services’ Law Enforcement Support Office.
Search and rescue success
By Jeff Landenberger | Oct. 13, 2019
A prepared police department and a former military Humvee from DLA Disposition Services saved the day for an elderly Oklahoma man.

سلاح الجو العراقي ی دمِّ ر ملاذات داعش الصحراویة
By | Oct. 12, 2019
سلاح الجو العراقي ی دمِّ ر ملاذات داعش الصحراویة

Iraqi Air Force Destroys Daesh Desert Dwellings
By | Oct. 12, 2019
SOUTHWEST ASIA – Two Iraqi Air Force 9th Fighter Squadron F-16s dropped four precision-guided

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Milley's Phone Call with Chief of the Turkish General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler
By | Oct. 11, 2019
Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke with Chief of the Turkish General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler today.

Vice Adm. Bill Merz, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, and Rear Adm. Didik Setiyono, assistant chief of the Indonesian Navy for Operations, is briefed during staff talks aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) October 11, 2019. The Indonesian Navy’s visit to U.S. 7th Fleet headquarters is highlighted by this year’s marking of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the United States and Indonesia.
U.S. 7th Fleet Holds Staff Talks and Reinforces Partnership with Indonesian Navy
By | Oct. 11, 2019
YOKOSUKA, Japan – The U.S. 7th Fleet hosted staff talks with their counterparts in the Indonesian