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Leadership from Cabo Verde and a team of airmen from the 157th Air Refueling Wing walk to a KC-46 Pegasus prior to an orientation flight May 9, 2024, at Pease Air National Guard Base in Newington. The flight was part of a three-day state partnership exchange focused on aviation operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Victoria Nelson)
Cabo Verde gains insight for expanded aviation mission
By Tech. Sgt. Victoria Nelson | May 17, 2024
Leadership from the Cabo Verde military visited the 157th Air Refueling Wing in New Hampshire for a three-day state partnership exchange focused on aviation operations May 7 to 10.

Sixty-one New Hampshire Guardsman embark at sunrise for the 18.6-mile Norwegian Foot March on May 4, 2024, from the Army Aviation Support Facility in Concord, N.H. Of 61 hopefuls, 39 finished the event in the required time limit, which varied by competitor age and gender. Maj. Heath Huffman of the 157th Air Refueling Wing placed first with a time of about 3:29:00. Photo by Master Sgt. Charles Johnston, NHNG Deputy State PAO.
NH Army National Guard hosts Norwegian Foot March
By Master Sgt. Charles Johnston | May 6, 2024
Sixty-one New Hampshire Guardsmen braved the Scandinavian crucible of the Norwegian Foot March on May 4, 2024, in Concord. Soldiers and airmen clad in camouflage, combat boots and 25-pound packs navigated a timed 18.6-mile course around the state military reservation for a chance to earn a foreign military badge.

Chief Master Sgt. Frederick Balas, the senior enlisted leader with the 157th Communications Squadron, retires after 40 years of service to his country and community at Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire April 18, 2024. Balas has traveled around the world with the Air Force, served in three career fields, attained a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, stood for institutional change and showed four generations of Airmen how to lead with grace and a spirit of adventure. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Victoria Nelson)
Chief Balas Retires
By Tech. Sgt. Victoria Nelson | April 25, 2024
Chief Master Sgt. Frederick Balas, the senior enlisted leader with the 157th Communications Squadron, retires after more than 40 years of service in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard.

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Cabo Verde military leaders pose for a picture with Airmen from the 157th Air Refueling Wing at Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire, May 9, 2024. The State Partnership Program exchange enabled Cabo Verde leaders to learn more about the wing's mission and where the partners can work together as Cabo Verde explores a military aviation program.
New Hampshire Guard Welcomes Cabo Verde State Partners
By Tech. Sgt. Victoria Nelson, | May 17, 2024
PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.H. - Cabo Verde military leaders visited New Hampshire National

U.S. Air Force cyber operators and maintainers with the 103rd Air Control Squadron, Connecticut Air National Guard, unload a Tactical Operations System-Lite kit from a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard, at Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia, May 15, 2024. As part of exercise Sentry Savannah, the 103rd ACS was the first National Guard unit to deploy and establish a cloud-based radar and radio connection from an austere, remote location using the TOC-L.
Connecticut Guard Deploys Cloud-Based Radar/Radio Connection
By Master Sgt. Morgan Whitehouse, | May 17, 2024
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Airmen from the 103rd Air Control Squadron, Connecticut Air National Guard, became

U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 104th Fighter Squadron, assigned to the Maryland Air National Guard, and support personnel participated in Desert Flag 2024 May 9, 2024. The exercise included 10 countries and 12 separate airframes to build upon a cohesive fighting force in the defense of the Arabian Peninsula.
Maryland Air Guard Participates in Desert Flag 2024
By Tech. Sgt. Mercedee Wilds, | May 17, 2024
UNDISCLOSED LOCATION - U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles from the 335th Fighter Squadron at Seymour

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