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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
Sgt. Shantophia Cruz listens as Tech. Sgt. Doug Haveman explains the operation of the Vermeer RT950. Airmen from the 241st Engineering Installation Squadron and Soldiers from the 230th Signal Company came together in Chatoosa, Georgia, May 9, 2019, to perform joint training. The 241st EIS Airmen provided training on heavy equipment needed to dig trenches for installation of fiber optics and other communications services.
Tennessee Guard Airmen train Soldiers on heavy equipment
By Tech. Sgt. Teri Eicher | May 17, 2019
CATOOSA SPRINGS, Ga. – A crowd of Army National Guard Soldiers gather around a giant piece of heavy

New Mexico Army National Guard Soldiers Spc. Roberto Sandoval and Pfc. RaeJean Lucero, both 68W’s (Combat Medics), were honored by The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati on May 16, 2019. The Soldiers were responsible for saving the life of a man who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident.  Sandoval and Lucero are participants in the Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training (SMART) program with The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
Soldiers honored in Cincinnati for saving man's life
By Rebecca Westfall | May 17, 2019
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Two New Mexico Army National Guard Soldiers were honored Thursday by The Christ

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jose Alfaro, 140th Wing Security Forces, Colorado Air National Guard, escorts members of the Royal Jordanian Air Force on a tour of the Chief Warrant Officer 5 Dave Carter Army Aviation Support Facility at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, Feb. 5, 2019. The meeting between Jordanians and senior enlisted leaders aimed to foster strong relationships between forces as well as enhance Jordanian enlisted policy and practices. Jordan and Colorado have been partners since 2004.
Partnership builds frontline leaders in Colorado and Jordan
By Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill | May 17, 2019
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Royal Jordanian Air Force senior enlisted leaders met with Colorado

2nd Lt. Trang Jorgenson outlines her journey from child immigrant to trailblazing infantry officer during the Rock Island Arsenal Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance.
Groundbreaking female infantry officer highlights observance
By W. Wayne Marlow | May 16, 2019
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. – The only female infantry officer in the Iowa Army National Guard talked

Tech Sgt. Sean Price, a boom operator with the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, is presented with the Utah Cross by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and the state adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton, April 22, 2019, at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah. Price was presented with the Utah Cross for providing lifesaving first aid to an injured driver.
Air Guard member gets Utah Cross for rescuing motorist
By Staff Sgt. Danny Whitlock | May 16, 2019
SALT LAKE CITY – Tech. Sgt. Sean Price, a boom operator assigned to the 151st Air Refueling Wing at
DOD News
Quartermaster 2nd Class Taylor Miller, from Kent, Ohio, unfurls the union jack on the jack staff of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is undergoing a planned incremental availability during the maintenance phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan.
DLA assists U.S. Navy in reintroducing Union Jack flag on naval ships
By Dana Thornbury | May 19, 2019
Returning to naval tradition, the Union Jack flag will replace the First Navy Jack flag which has been used on all naval vessels since 2002. The change will take place with morning colors on June 4. DLA has played a vital role in ensuring the maritime flags are on-hand and ready for the transition by gathering the information on the number of flags needed, working with the contractor to ensure production goals are met and the delivery of the flags.

Royal Cline is a Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime customer service representative located in San Diego, California. Cline recently worked with his counterparts at DLA Troop Support to ensure Naval ships will receive the Union Jack flag to replace the current First Navy Jack flag (pictured) for the June 4 reintroduction date.  Cline’s primary customer is the surface fleet but he also serves carriers, U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command, expeditionary units, shipyards and industrial sites in the Pacific Ocean area of operations.
Forward presence spotlight: Royal Cline
By Dana Thornbury | May 19, 2019
Royal Cline is a Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime customer service representative located in San Diego, California. Cline recently worked with his counterparts at DLA Troop Support to ensure Naval ships will receive the Union Jack flag to replace the current First Navy Jack flag (pictured) for the June 4 reintroduction date. Cline’s primary customer is the surface fleet but he also serves carriers, U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command, expeditionary units, shipyards and industrial sites in the Pacific Ocean area of operations.

The DLA Maritime - Puget Shop Stores item managers pose for group photo to honor their hard work over the past three years. The team developed a three pronged approach that decreased customer wait times. Pictured l-r: Kristine Equillos, Christine Hines, Tracy Hudson, Jeremy Frame, Steve Jackson, Andra Bryant, Brian Parker, James Ramsey, Tim Martin and Amanda Kimbley.
Puget Sound focuses on reducing customer wait times, improves processes
By Tim Martin | May 19, 2019
Customers have been the focus for the past three years at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Puget Sound detachment. The DLA Maritime - Puget Shop Stores item managers have worked diligently to improve customer support by driving down the not-in-stock or empty bin rate, reducing the risk of costly work stoppages at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.

DLA Maritime – Puget Sound technical branch gather for a photo. The team has been highlighted for its new screening procedures and improved processes that have resulted in customers such as the Navy receiving material in a more timely and efficient manner. Pictured l-r: Armand Lariza, Jon Enquist, Michelle Etchison, Val Finley, Vicki Nystrom and John Slocum.
New team, process improve material needs for Naval shipyard
By Michelle Etchison | May 19, 2019
DLA Maritime – Puget Sound is better equipped to assist its shipyard customers with their material needs after developing a new team. The first of its kind technical review team was established in October 2018 by DLA Maritime – Puget Sound Code PMBB. The group performs technical reviews of all incoming Job Material Lists to ensure completeness and accuracy before being passed to the credit card or purchasing departments. The ultimate goal is to have buy-ready procurement packages upon receipt by DLA.

Marines offload a Cobra helicopter from the M/V Green Lake during discharge operations at Pearl Harbor on May 7.
Tri-service Team Offloads Marine Corps Cargo at Pearl Harbor
By Mrs. Donna Klapakis | May 17, 2019
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- 599th Transportation Brigade personnel facilitated offload of U.S. Marine