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Members of the New Hampshire National Guard’s biathlon team pose for a photo after winning third place in the 2023 Chief of the National Guard Bureau’s Biathlon Championships at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., Feb. 22. From left, U.S. Army Spc. Jimmy Small, U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Bryce Murdick, U.S. Army Spc. Tom Echelberger, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Parent, U.S. Army Maj. Rob Burnham, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jacob Englehardt, U.S. Army Capt. Pamela Donley.
New Hampshire National Guard revives biathlon program
By Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes, | March 10, 2023
Four years ago, when Tom Echelberger, a former high school and college cross-country skier, was working in a New Hampshire ski shop, he never dreamed he would have a full-time job skiing, let alone be headed to Sweden to represent the U.S. military in international competition.

Members of the 39th Army Band, New Hampshire Army National Guard, perform at the Ilopango Airshow in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Feb. 4, 2023. Photo by Spc. Kelly Boyer, 114th PAD.
Ending on a high note
By Spc. Kelly Boyer | Feb. 21, 2023
On a hot Saturday afternoon in El Salvador, the New Hampshire Army National Guard’s 39th Army Band opened the first of two concerts at the Illopango Airshow with a cover of The Romantics, “What I Like About You.”

A group of New Hampshire Guardsmen arrive at the summit of the Santa Ana Volcano in western El Salvador on Feb. 6, 2023. About 40 soldiers and airmen traveled to the Central American republic last week for three different state partnership events. At 7,812 feet above sea level, Santa Ana is the highest point in El Salvador. Photo by Spc. Kelly Boyer, 114th PAD
In the land of volcanos
By Staff Sgt. Timothy Hayden | Feb. 21, 2023
NH Adjutant Gen. David Mikolaities and Salvadoran Defense Minister René Merino met for the second time in nine months during a New Hampshire National Guard-El Salvador State Partnership event Feb. 3 to 6 that included concerts by the 39th Army Band and a vehicle maintenance exchange.

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Lithuanian Air Force Col. Antanas Matutis, left, Lithuanian Air Force commander, is greeted by U.S. Air National Guard Col. Deane E. Thomey, commander, 111th Attack Wing, during a visit to Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, March 20, 2023. Matutis, and his senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Alvydas Tamošiūnas, were visiting as part of a broader Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program tour hosted by Brig. Gen. Michael Regan, the commander of the PAANG.
Pennsylvania Air Guard Hosts Lithuanian Air Force Leaders
By Jonathan Dahms, | March 21, 2023
HORSHAM, Pa. - Strategic planning, capability sharing and future cooperation were the focus when

The West Virginia National Guard and Qatari military officials met in Doha, Qatar, March 14-16, 2023, to conduct key leader engagement and plan future bilateral exchanges. West Virginia and Qatar have been SPP partners since 2018.
West Virginia Guard, Qatar Conduct Key Leader SPP Exchange
By Maj. Holli Nelson, | March 21, 2023
DOHA, Qatar - West Virginia National Guard and Qatari military leaders met in Doha March 14-16 in a

From left: U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, director of staff, Air Force; Katharine Kelley, deputy chief of Space operations for human capital; Lt. Gen. John Healy, chief, Air Force Reserve, and Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, director, Air National Guard, field questions during the 2023 Total Force Symposium at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, March 15, 2023.
Air Force Leaders Discuss Total Force Integration
By Master Sgt. David Eichaker, | March 20, 2023
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - Senior Active-Duty, Reserve, National Guard and civilian Air Force and

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