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From left, Heather Taylor and Pfc. Kayla Abele of the NHARNG state wellness program demonstrate the high-tech FIT3D Full Body Scanner on Oct. 5, 2021, at the state military reservation in Concord. Taylor says the machine is a more accurate means of measuring fat and lean body mass percentages than tape measure calculations. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Johnston, NHNG Deputy State PAO.
A Better Fit
By Tech. Sgt. Charles Johnston | Oct. 7, 2021
For New Hampshire Army Guardsmen, physical fitness isn't an option. Soldiers must train year-round for annual strength, cardiorespiratory and bodyweight tests to ensure operational readiness. But for those needing extra help...

The New Hampshire National Guard: Always ready. Always there.
High Notes
By Maj. Gen. David Mikolaities | Oct. 6, 2021
We ended FY 21 on a thunderous note...

Senior Airman Katlyn Legerstee, left, and Tech. Sgt. Cassandra Dowling, right, both of the 157th Air Refueling Wing, stand in front of the pickup truck and trailer they loaded with clothing donated for vulnerable Afghans temporarily living at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Sept. 17, 2021. Legerestee and Dowling drove the donations from New Hampshire to New Jersey. (Courtesy photo)
Pease Airman collects truckload of clothes for vulnerable Afghans
By Senior Master Sgt. Timm Huffman | Oct. 3, 2021
Senior Airman Katlyn Legerstee, a 157th Air Refueling Wing pay specialists, collected and delivered a donation of more than 70 bags of clothing for vulnerable Afghans temporarily living at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst,...

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A team of 1022nd Engineer Company Soldiers in Iraq, led by Staff Sgt. Bryon Granderson, has been working on multiple vertical construction projects at Erbil Air Base, Iraq, including sun shades, chairs and benches, platforms, and most recently, over a dozen sets of staircases. The staircases will be used by U.S. troops, coalition forces and partner nations.
1022nd Engineer Co. completes construction projects in Iraq
By 1st Lt. James Mason, | Oct. 20, 2021
ERBIL AIR BASE, Iraq – Soldiers of the 1022nd Engineer Company, a unit of the 111th Theater Engineer Brigade, West Virginia Army National Guard, are deployed in multiple countries across the CENTCOM area of operations,...

Alaska Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Brad Payton, an HC-130J Combat King II crew chief with 176th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, inspects a 211th RQS HC-130 engine exhaust Oct. 4, 2021, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Payton recently completed mission-essential skills training following technical school and is pursuing a civilian career in aviation maintenance.
HC-130 crew chief gets on-the-job training with 176th AMXS
By David Bedard, | Oct. 20, 2021
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – A 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King isn’t your everyday C-130.Configured for combat search and rescue (CSAR), the King is packed with sensors designed to search for isolated...

Indiana National Guard Cpt. Jennifer Nevers, a behavioral health officer with the Indiana National Guard’s 738th Medical Company Area Support, meets Lt. Col. Aichatou Ousmane Issaka, the Niger Armed Forces director of psychological and social services, in Niamey, Niger, to strategize on mental health issues for the military. The Indiana Guard and Niger are partners under the National Guard State Partnership Program.
Indiana Guard helps Niger military address mental health
By Sgt. Joshua Syberg, | Oct. 19, 2021
NIAMEY, Niger – Indiana National Guard medical Soldiers and Airmen traveled to Niger in West Africa in September to strategize with the Niger Armed Forces to bolster its medical programs. Capt. Jennifer Nevers, a behavioral...