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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
Oklahoma National Guard (OKNG) children experience a unique opportunity to spend the night aboard the historic USS Batfish (SS 310) submarine, April 19, 2019, in celebration of the Month of the Military Child.
Oklahoma Guard kids spend the night aboard a WWII submarine
By Capt. Leanna Maschino | April 24, 2019
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – With a faint scent of rusted steel throughout the echoing halls, Oklahoma National

Thirteen of the 50 Air Transportation specialists from the 109th Airlift Wing at Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, New York,  pose for a photograph at Muniz Air National Guard Base  in Puerto Rico on March 16, 2019, while supporting the 156th Air Transportation Operations Center at Muniz ANGB to help out with Vigilant Guard 2019. The 109th Air Transportation Operations Center was named best Air Transportation Activity in the Air Force for 2018.
109th Airlift Wing Operations Center wins Air Force Award
By Master Sgt. Catharine Schmidt | April 24, 2019
STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. – The 109th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Air Transportation

Staff Sgt. Bradley Owens, a combat medic with the West Virginia Army National Guard’s (WVARNG) Company C, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, poses with Iraqi nationals during a tour of duty in Taji, Iraq, in 2016. Owens recently was able to apply his 68W training to assist a driver whose vehicle had careened off an interstate overpass in Parkersburg, W.Va.
West Virginia Guard medic in right place to save wreck victim
By Edwin Wriston | April 24, 2019
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Being at the right place at the right time with the proper training can make the

The first of several LC-130 Hercules from the 109th Airlift Wing New York Air National Guard base in Schnectady, New York, takes off to Greenland in support of the National Science Foundation research projects.
New York's 109th Airlift Wing begins missions in Greenland
By Master Sgt. Christine Wood | April 24, 2019
STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. – Airmen of the 109th Airlift Wing kicked off their annual

U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Dannielle Garcia and her dog Mina sit for a portrait in Lumberton, N.J., March 4, 2019. Garcia volunteered to care for Mina after she was found as a stray on a base in Kuwait in 2018, and had her shipped home in January of 2019. Garcia is an Emergency Management Specialist with the 108th Civil Engineer Squadron.
N.J. Airman adopts and brings home a dog from Kuwait
By Master Sgt. Matt Hecht | April 23, 2019
LUMBERTON, N.J. – The month leading up to Staff Sgt. Dannielle Garcia’s deployment was a somber one.
DOD News
A soldier uses a touchscreen computer inside a joint light tactical vehicle, Feb. 12, 2019. DOD photo by Sean Kimmons.
Warfighters Need ‘Uncompromised’ Technology, Official Says
By C. Todd Lopez | April 24, 2019
Adversaries shouldn’t already have read the manual on a new U.S. gun before the first soldier has had a chance to fire one, the Defense Security Service’s director of counterintelligence said here.

USARPAC G-8 hosted its annual synchronization meeting April 15-16 at the Nehelani Conference Center on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The event brought together representatives from across USARPAC's major subordinate commands to discuss a variety of topics affecting the G-8 community.
U.S. Army Pacific G-8 Hosts Annual Synch
By Staff Sgt. Justin Silvers | April 24, 2019
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii --The annual U.S. Army Pacific G-8 Synchronization was held, April 15-16,

Ambassador Kathleen Fitzpatrick Remarks at the Opening Ceremony of ASEAN Regional Forum Workshop on Preventive Diplomacy
Ambassador Fitzpatrick Remarks at the Opening Ceremony of ASEAN Regional Forum Workshop on Preventive Diplomacy
By | April 24, 2019
DILI, Timor-Leste -- My respects to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation H.E. Dionisio

The Defense Logistics Agency celebrates Earth Day 2019 by raising environmental awareness and stewardship throughout the McNamara Headquarters Complex.
McNamara Headquarters Complex celebrates Earth Day, raises environmental awareness
By DLA Public Affairs | April 24, 2019
The Defense Logistics Agency celebrates Earth Day 2019 by educating the McNamara Headquarters Complex about environmental awareness and stewardship.

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employee Paul Vaught poses with his son, Christian, at the Chesterfield County Special Olympics Track and Field event, April 23, 2019, at Midlothian High School, Midlothian, Virginia. Christian won a ribbon for placing fifth in the 220-yard dash while representing Bailey Bridge Middle School.
Christian Paul: Autist, hero
By Paul Vaught | April 24, 2019
As if to show his brother and sisters just how it was done, Christian was born squarely on his due date, all 10 pounds, 12 ounces of him.When he was around 18 months old, he began the regression.