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From left, Maj. Luke Huebener and 1st Lt. Taylor DiRocco of the 157th Air Refueling Wing pilot a KC-46 Pegasus from Pease Air National Guard Base to El Salvador on Feb. 16, 2024, for a State Partnership Program visit. A six-person aircrew transported a group of New Hampshire Guardsmen for various engagements, including a flyover performance at the Ilopango air show for thousands of attendees. The performance supported New Hampshire’s State Partnership Program pairing with El Salvador, a relationship in its 24th year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Johnston)
157th Air Refueling Wing KC-46 performs at El Salvador air show
By Master Sgt. Charles Johnston | Feb. 23, 2024
A six-person aircrew from the 157th Air Refueling Wing treated thousands of spectators to KC-46 Pegasus flyovers this weekend at the Ilopango Air Show in El Salvador. The aerial passes were in conjunction with a New Hampshire National Guard-El Salvador state partnership visit that included a senior leadership meeting, donation of personal protective equipment, Humvee mechanic exchange and performances by the 39th Army Band.

1st Sgt. Gregg Chapman, vocalist and senior enlisted advisor for the 39th Army Band, 54th Troop Command, New Hampshire Army National Guard, amps up the crowd during the band's opening cover of “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon at the Ilopango Air Show in El Salvador on Feb. 18, 2024.
Guns N' Who?
By Sgt. Kelly Boyer | Feb. 23, 2024
For the fourth time since 2019, the 39th Army Band returned to El Salvador to perform for thousands of spectators at the Ilopango Air Show in El Salvador on Feb. 17 and 18. The largest, annual aviation and aerobatic exhibition in Latin America has become a highly anticipated venue for the New Hampshire Army National Guard’s traveling company of soldier-musicians. And their popularity among locals has continued to soar.

Spc. Olivia Palmiter, international support specialist with Joint Force Headquarters, New Hampshire Army National Guard, helps load donated books into a cargo van Jan. 17, 2024, at Bow High School. New Hampshire Guardsmen collected 33 hefty boxes of donated books, which could be delivered to students of Pedro Gomes High School in Cabo Verde as early as next month. The donation was supported by the Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program, which links a participating state’s National Guard to foreign countries for various educational, military, economic, and cultural engagements.
Transatlantic connection
By Master Sgt. Charles Johnston | Jan. 22, 2024
An exchange program backed by the New Hampshire National Guard continues to evolve between high schools in Bow and Cabo Verde. Guardsmen collected 33 boxes of donated books from the Bow campus Jan. 17--a sizeable gift that could be delivered as early as next month to Pedro Gomes High School in Achada Santo Antonio, Cabo Verde.

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Soldiers with the Nebraska Army National Guard’s Company B, 2-134th Infantry (Airborne), conduct survival, evasion, resistance and escape training Feb. 3-4, 2024, at the Mead Training Site near Yutan, Nebraska. The 59 Soldiers were trained by six U.S. Air Force instructors from the 55th Operations Support Squadron from Offutt Air Force Base.
Nebraska Guard Infantry Trains on Survival Tactics
By Staff Sgt. Lisa Crawford, | March 1, 2024
YUTAN, Neb. - Soldiers with the Nebraska Army National Guard’s Company B, 2-134th Infantry

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Katelyn S. Murphy, superintendent, Crisis Action Team, Air National Guard Readiness Center, National Guard Bureau, simulates gathering pertinent information on crises and events used to inform National Guard senior leaders, at the ANGRC, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Feb. 29, 2024. During event and crisis support, the CAT acts as the central Air Guard point of contact, providing enhanced operational continuity between commanders in the field and senior leaders at NGB.
Air National Guard Crisis Team Recognized for Innovation
By Master Sgt. David Eichaker, | March 1, 2024
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - The Air National Guard Crisis Action Team was nominated for the 2024

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted a collective training exercise Feb. 13, 2024, at Fort Cavazos, Texas, to prepare for their upcoming federal active duty deployment to Poland. During the exercise, 529th Soldiers worked through different potential scenarios simulating the operations they are scheduled to conduct in Poland.
Virginia National Guard Soldiers Validated for Poland Mission
By Cotton Puryear, | March 1, 2024
FORT CAVAZOS, Texas – Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 529th Combat Sustainment

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