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From left, Capt. Erik Earle, Capt. Chris Schimmel, Maj. Matt Valentino, Master Sgt. Brett Peterson, Capt. Jordan Gauvin, Chief Master Sgt. Michael George and Maj. Leon Rice stand with a KC-46A Pegasus on Sept. 8, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Pease Airmen executed the first official transoceanic coronet ever accomplished with a Pegaus refueler, which began Sept. 9 and involved 16 aerial refuelings of five F/A-18 jets.
More firsts for Pease, KC-46A Pegasus
By Staff Sgt. Charles Johnston | Sept. 22, 2020
Pease achieved another historic first in military aerial refueling. A year after the 157th Air Refueling Wing became the first Air National Guard unit in the country to field the KC-46A Pegasus, New Hampshire Airmen helped plan and execute the new tanker’s first ever coronet, a tactical air movement that typically involves multiple fighter aircraft.

Staff Sgt. John Woodward, a metals technician with the 157th Maintenance Group, poses with a 3D printer, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H, Sept. 3, 2020. Woodward used his background and education in metals technology to advance his shop’s use of the 3D printer, allowing technicians to create prototypes, plastic tools and molds for crafting multifaceted equipment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Nelson)
The future of printing
By Staff Sgt. Victoria Nelson | Sept. 17, 2020
The soft hum of electric motors fills the air at the back of the 157th Air Refueling Wing’s metal technologies shop as the heated nozzle of their new 3D printer zig-zags back and forth, drizzling layer after layer of extruded plastic; a custom-designed aircraft maintenance tool begins to take shape out of thin air.

The NHNG was ranked as one of the top employers in the state by Business New Hampshire Magazine in 2020.
NHNG named one of state's best employers
By Staff Sgt. Charles Johnston | Sept. 11, 2020
The New Hampshire National Guard was named one of the best state employers in 2020 by Business New Hampshire Magazine.  New Hampshire ranked highly as one of several employers that "go out of their way to create workplaces that recognize engaged employees are more productive."

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The guidon for the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team Headquarters and Headquarters Company, based out of Horsham, Pa., posted outside its assigned headquarters building during annual training on Fort Indiantown Gap Sept. 12-26, 2020.
56th SBCT holds annual training at Fort Indiantown Gap
By Capt. Cory Johnson | Sept. 25, 2020
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – The 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team Headquarters and Headquarters

Members of the Iowa National Guard's 132d Wing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the end  of their Aug. 14-28, 2020, mission to help the Puerto Rico Air National Guard transition from an airlift wing to a contingency response and combat communications wing.
IANG, PRANG build partnership over new mission
By Senior Airman Katelyn Sprott | Sept. 25, 2020
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Members of the Iowa National Guard's 132d Wing helped the Puerto Rico Air

U.S. Air National Guard Master Sgt. Jared Hass, 116th Air Control Squadron, checks a generator during exercise Astral Knight 20 at Malbork Air Base, Poland, Sept. 23, 2020. Members of the 116th and 128th ACS augmented the 606th ACS during AK20.
116th and 128th Airmen participate in Astral Knight 20
By Tech. Sgt. Tory Cusimano | Sept. 25, 2020
MALBORK AIR BASE, Poland – The 116th Air Control Squadron assigned to Camp Rilea Armed Forces