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April 21, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Staff Sgt. Andralee M. Strassner

This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Staff Sgt. Andralee M. Strassner, a 12W carpentry and masonry specialist with Detachment 1, Garrison Support Command, who is also a native of Raymond, N.H. Strassner and his unit worked with the Senegalese Army to build and repair a firing range in Senegal.

April 21, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew Reed

This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew Reed, a 120A construction engineering technician with Detachment 1, Garrison Support Command, who is also a native of Hyde Park, Vt., currently living in Morrisville. Reed and his unit worked with the Senegalese Army to build and repair a firing range in Senegal.

April 20, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Sgt. John (Jack) Curtis

This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Sgt. John (Jack) Curtis, a 12N horizontal construction engineer with Detachment 1, Garrison Support Command, who is a native of Carlisle, Pa., and now lives in Essex Junction, Vt. Curtis and his unit worked with the Senegalese Army to build and repair a firing range in Senegal.

April 20, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Doner

This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Doner, a 12H construction supervisor with Detachment 1, Garrison Support Command, who is also a native of Underhill, Vt., currently living in Starksboro. Doner and his unit worked with the Senegalese Army to build and repair a firing range in Senegal.

April 20, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Sgt. John Medenwald

This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Sgt. John Medenwald, a 12N equipment operator with Detachment 1, Garrison Support Command, who is also a native of Amery, Wis., and currently lives in North Ferribugh, Vt. Medenwald and his unit worked with the Senegalese Army to build and repair a firing range in Senegal.

April 20, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Staff Sgt. Charles Mudgett

This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Staff Sgt. Charles Mudgett, a 91L construction equipment repairer with Detachment 1, Garrison Support Command, who is also a native of Fletcher, Vt., currently living in Fairfield. Mudgett and his unit worked with the Senegalese Army to build and repair a firing range in Senegal.

April 17, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Staff Sgt. Ryan Maskell

This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Staff Sgt. Ryan Maskell, a heavy equipment operator with Detachment 1, Garrison Support Command, who is also a native of Highgate, Vt. Maskell and his unit worked with the Senegalese Army to build and repair a firing range in Senegal

April 16, 2018

Vermont Guard engineers kick off range project

Vermont National Guard Engineers kicked off a firing range project here with a team of Senegalese Armed Force Engineers Monday.

March 30, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Maj. Scott Brochu

This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Maj. Scott Brochu, a logistics readiness officer with the 158th Fighter Wing, who is a native of South Burlington, Vt., and currently lives in Essex, Vt. Brochu has served in the Vermont National Guard for 26 years.

March 30, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Bond

This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Bond, a maintenance analyst, with the 158th Fighter Wing, who is also a native of Colchester, Vt., and now lives in Milton. Bond has served in the Vermont Air Guard for nine years.

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From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Binstock, North Dakota Army National Guard state command sergeant major; 2nd Lt. Denis Duku, 426th Signal Company; Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general; Maj. Beth Simek, North Dakota bilateral affairs officer for Ghana; Lt. Col. Jarrod Simek, U.S. Special Operations Command Africa, and Lt. Col. Mark McEvers take a photo at the 20th-anniversary celebration of North Dakota and the Republic of Ghana's partnership in the State Partnership Program, Feb. 22, 2024, in Accra, Ghana. North Dakota and Ghana are one of 18 partnerships in Africa.
North Dakota National Guard Celebrates 20-year Ghana Partnership
By Sgt. Michaela Granger, | Feb. 23, 2024
ACCRA, Ghana – The North Dakota National Guard celebrated its 20-year partnership with Ghana in the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program Feb. 22.The partnership, the third-oldest in Africa,...

Air National Guard security forces participate in a mass casualty event at the PATRIOT 24 exercise at Combined Arms Collective Training Facility, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, Feb. 19, 2024. The disaster-response training exercise was conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responders.
National Guard Conducts Patriot Exercise in Mississippi
By Maj. Sabrina Dalton, | Feb. 22, 2024
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. – The National Guard conducted a disaster readiness exercise with state and county emergency management agencies and industry partners Feb. 18-22.PATRIOT is a joint, interagency exercise sponsored by the...

Randy Kee, director of the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies, speaks with Col. T. Galbadrakh, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces, during a visit to the center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 14, 2024. Galbadrakh's visit, coordinated through the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, underscores the program's evolution into a vital instrument for bolstering U.S. security cooperation on the global stage.
Mongolian Colonel Visits Arctic Security Center, Alaska Partners
By Amber Kurka, | Feb. 22, 2024
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Col. T. Galbadrakh, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces, visited the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies Feb. 14 in a step toward increased...

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Erik Ponzek, left, commander of 2-112th Infantry, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Barclay, 2-112th Infantry senior enlisted leader, unfurl their unit's colors during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 10, 2024. This act represented Pennsylvania National Guard's Task Force Paxton assuming control over the SECFOR unit in CJTF-HOA.
Pennsylvania Guard Takes Over Horn of Africa Security Mission
By Sgt. Jalen Miller, | Feb. 21, 2024
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – The Pennsylvania National Guard’s Task Force Paxton assumed control over the security mission in East Africa from Task Force Tomahawk during a Feb. 10 transfer of authority ceremony.Task Force...

Airmen assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, refuel a C-130H Hercules aircraft Feb. 13, 2024, at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Missouri. Aircrews conducted a 41-hour sortie in which the aircraft engines ran continuously for 45 hours and the aircraft was refueled three times.
Missouri Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing Executes 41-hour Sortie
By Michael Crane, | Feb. 20, 2024
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The 139th Airlift Wing has set a new milestone by pushing the boundaries of the C-130H Hercules aircraft. From Feb. 13-15, multiple aircrews flew a mission in which the aircraft’s cumulative flight time was...