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U.S. Army Spc. Vasek Cervenka, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Garrison Support Command, Vermont National Guard, competing in the 12.5 KM Pursuit Race at the 2021 Junior World Championships in Obertilliach, Austria, March 3, 2021. Cervenka hopes to compete in the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, China.
Vermont National Guard biathletes eye 2022 Beijing Olympics
By Joshua Cohen | June 10, 2021
Three Vermont National Guard biathletes are training hard in anticipation of attending the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. If selected, VTARNG members will make up 37 percent of the U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team.The event...

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jordan Snow, a musician with the Vermont Army National Guard's 40th Army Band, practices drumming at Camp Johnson, Vermont, June 7, 2021. Snow took part in the State's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Josh Cohen)
40th Army Band Guardsman recalls COVID-19 activations
By Josh Cohen | June 8, 2021
Staff Sgt. Jordan Snow, a musician with the Vermont Army National Guard’s 40th Army Band, signed up with expectation of continuing his military career as an M-Day Solider: one weekend each month, two weeks per year.The onset...

U.S. Army Spc. Caylen De Los Reyes, an 11B Infantry Soldier assigned to 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry (Mountain), 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Vermont National Guard, moving through an obstacle during the French Desert Commando Course in Djibouti May 16, 2021.
Vermont National Guard Solider completes French Desert Commando Course
By Josh Cohen | June 4, 2021
According to Spc. Caylen De Los Reyes, successfully completing the French Desert Commando Course not only improved individual readiness, the demanding training also helped the Vermont Guardsman prepare for the U.S. Army...

Soldiers assigned to Headquarters Company, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont National Guard, salute during their deployment ceremony at Camp Ethan Allen Firing Range, Jericho, Vermont, May 14, 2021. Family and friends gathered to support the Soldiers during the ceremony.
Deployment ceremonies signal end of 2021 departures
By Josh Cohen | June 3, 2021
The Vermont Army National Guard conducted three deployment ceremonies in Mid-May marking completion of the departure of approximately 950 Soldiers to overseas locations in support of U.S. Europe, U.S. Africa and U.S. Central...

A Soldier receives instruction on proper form for the Army Combat Fitness Test during the ACFT Trainers Course at the 7th Army Noncommissioned Officers Academy in Grafenwoehr, Germany, July 14, 2020. The ACFT Trainers Course is designed to train leaders to be subject matter experts on the fitness test. The ACFT is scheduled to be implemented in 2022.
Soldiers prepare for new ACFT
By Joshua T. Cohen | June 2, 2021
Introducing Vermont National Guard Solders to the new Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 has required Staff Sgt. Yolande Allen to attend Master Fitness Trainer School, read numerous regulations and "memorize Field Manual 7-22,...
National Guard News
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Gene Harrigan, the defensive cyber operations team chief of the information with Minnesota National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Defensive Cyber Operations Element, explains information to Capt. Genti Koqinaj of the Kosovo Security Forces during a joint cyber training exercise, Midwest Croatia Kosovo Exercise Adriatic Thunder at Dr. Franjo Tudman Croatian Military Academy, Zagreb, Croatia, on June 15, 2021.
A first of its kind, Adriatic Thunder
By Sgt. Sebastian Nemec, | June 18, 2021
ZAGREB, Croatia – A first of its kind, Adriatic ThunderSoldiers and Airmen from the Minnesota National Guard and Iowa National Guard conducted the Midwest Croatia Kosovo Exercise Adriatic Thunder with the Kosovo Security...

On Dec. 15, 2020, the National Guard Bureau named the Utah Air National Guard as the interim KC-135 Test Detachment for AATC. Under the agreement the 151st ARW will provide aircraft, aircrew and maintenance support.
KC-135 takes important step toward ABMS
By Maj. Amber R Schatz, | June 17, 2021
SALT LAKE CITY – A KC-135 piloted by Airmen from the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserves passed an important integration and modernization milestone during a recent flight.The total force crew tested for any...

Lt. Col. Brion Aderman, Wisconsin National Guard director of domestic operations, talks about disaster response practices with members of the Papua New Guinea Defense Force May 26, 2021, during a virtual, three-day State Partnership Program workshop with Papua New Guinea in Witmer Hall at Joint Force Headquarters in Madison, Wis. The State Partnership Program links individual states with armed forces of partner nations around the world to forge mutually beneficial relationships.
Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea hold virtual workshop
By Vaughn R. Larson, | June 17, 2021
MADISON, Wis. – Though 8,327 miles separate Madison, Wisconsin, and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, the Wisconsin National Guard and the Papua New Guinea Defense Force moved closer toward building an enduring partnership last...

Airmen from the 104th Medical Group assess, treat and transport Airmen after a simulated attack during a readiness exercise at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, June 10-13. The exercise enabled all elements of the 104th Fighter Wing to hone their skills in support of both state and federal missions.
104th Fighter Wing hones skills during readiness exercise
By Master Sgt. Lindsey Watson, | June 17, 2021
WESTFIELD, Mass. – The 104th Fighter Wing conducted 24-hour operations during a readiness exercise June 10-13 at Barnes Air National Guard Base. The REX lets Airmen set aside their daily tasks and hone the skills that will...

Michigan Air National Guard power production Airmen from the 110th Civil Engineer Squadron and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center remove a fairlead beam June 8, 2021. They replaced the aircraft arresting system, which helps stop aircraft with tailhooks in case of emergency.
Michigan ANG engineers replace runway arresting systems
By Staff Sgt. Tristan Viglianco, | June 17, 2021
ALPENA, Mich. – Flying units training at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center can approach the runway with confidence knowing the base's two aircraft arresting systems, designed to catch aircraft with tailhooks, were...
DOD News
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 13, 2021) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Pacific Ocean. Vinson is currently underway conducting routine maritime operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet.
Carrier Strike Group One arrives in Hawaiian Islands Operating Area
By MC1 Felicito Rustique, CSG-1 | June 18, 2021
PACIFIC OCEAN - U.S. Navy units assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 are operating in the Hawaiian Islands Operating Area and continue to integrate operations with the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast...

NSA Researcher Nick Felts and Dr. Adam Tagert, NSA Researcher and General Chair of the conference.
Science of Security Enhances Research Publishing
By | June 18, 2021
This year’s 8th annual Hot Topics of Science of Security (HoTSoS) conference pioneered a new type of cybersecurity conference—one centered on providing community input to ongoing research and collective community...

Feedback Fridays is a weekly forum that aims to connect the 502d Air Base Wing with members of the Joint Base San Antonio community. Questions are collected during commander’s calls, town hall meetings and throughout the week.
Feedback Fridays
By Brig. Gen. Caroline M. Miller | June 18, 2021
If you have a question or concern, please send an email to using the subject line “Feedback Fridays.” Questions will be further researched and published as information becomes available...

Former Defense Logistics Agency Chief Financial Officer Tony Poleo’s fiscal legacy with the agency and beyond earn him a place in the DLA Hall of Fame.
Agency, department financial work earn former CFO place in DLA Hall of Fame
By Christopher Goulait | June 18, 2021
Former Defense Logistics Agency Chief Financial Officer Tony Poleo’s fiscal legacy with the agency and beyond earn him a place in the DLA Hall of Fame...

USFK to celebrate Juneteenth Observance
By USFK Public Affairs | June 18, 2021
In recognition of the newly appointed federal holiday and due the time difference between the United States and Korea, USFK will be observing Juneteenth on Monday, June 21, 2021 for all USFK civilians and military service...