News Archive

April 1, 2021

NH Guardsmen sport tiger stripes one last time

The Airman Battle Uniform or ABU, notorious for its pixelated gray-blue tiger stripes and sage green combat boots, was officially decommissioned today. In its place, the Air Force adopted the Army's Operational Camouflage Pattern or OCP, which was unveiled in 2015. New Hampshire Air Guardsmen were issued the new look months ago, but a handful of airmen assigned to Task Force Distro wore their ABUs to work one final time at the state’s COVID-19 PPE warehouse in Concord on March 31.

March 29, 2021

Row-a-thon hosted by NHNG task force

About 54 New Hampshire guardsmen competed in a 26.2-mile row-a-thon on the drill hall floor at Joint Force Headquarters in Concord on March 24, the brunt of competitors from various missions assigned to the state’s COVID-19 task force.

March 22, 2021

Tip of the Iceberg

Last week, Task Force Vaccination administered its 250,000th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Feb. 19, 2021

Message to the Force

Two months into the new year, it’s all hands on deck as we continue to support pandemic relief operations. Yesterday, our fixed vaccination sites set several milestones: a single-day record administering more than 5,800 vaccines across the state now bringing the total to over 100,000-vaccines administered statewide. With nearly 800 NHNG soldiers and airmen currently activated, we’ve surpassed our previous high of 740 from last May. New Hampshire now has the highest percentage of guardsmen on duty in the country.

Feb. 6, 2021

Arrival makes dozen planes for Pease

The 157th Air Refueling Wing has its full complement of planes, following the delivery of a KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueler directly from the factory to Pease Air National Guard Base, Newington, New Hampshire, Feb. 5. The arrival brings the base’s fleet to its full roster of 12 jets.

Feb. 3, 2021

NH Guardsmen return from DC mobilization

The contingent of New Hampshire guardsmen mobilized to Washington, D.C., for the presidential inauguration has returned. After guarding an office building and then staging at the Department of Agriculture during the presidential inauguration, the team of 50 NH citizen soldiers and airmen completed its security mission at other government facilities. They flew back to New Hampshire on Jan. 23 after New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu ordered their immediate return.

Jan. 13, 2021

NH Guard Vaccination Missions Continue

As they begin their second full week of the state’s three-phase vaccination mission, New Hampshire Guardsmen have gelled quickly into a cohesive team.

Jan. 13, 2021

NH Guardsmen Backfill Corrections Officer Shortages at State Prison

A team of New Hampshire Guardsmen activated for pandemic relief operations has become a fixture at the state prison in the state capital. The mission, which started in mid-December, stopgaps a critical shortage of corrections officers caused by COVID-19.

Jan. 6, 2021

Vaccination Mission Finishes Busy First Week

The New Hampshire National Guard completed its first full week of vaccination operations at 13 state locations.

Dec. 31, 2020

New Hampshire Guardsmen activated at 13 vaccination sites

Thirteen vaccination sites officially opened for New Hampshire first responders and high-risk ambulatory care providers Dec. 29. Teams of New Hampshire Guardsmen were assigned to each site to manage traffic, logistics and administer vaccines.

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