News Archive

Dec. 7, 2021

Your NH Guard Podcast - 5: 1st STEP Program

This episode of Your NH Guard features 1st Sgt. Matthew Lovgren and Sgt. 1st Class Alex Thurston of NHARNG Recruiting and Retention Battalion. They discuss the state's novel Soldier Training and Education Program (1st STEP), and how it sets new soldiers up for success. Podcasts available at Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS).

Dec. 2, 2021

Your NH Guard Podcast - 4: Marathon Team

On this episode of Your NH Guard, 1st Sgt. "Fast Eddie" Clements, NHNG marathon team coordinator and four-time All Guard athlete, discusses his running journey and lofty goals for the state squad.

Nov. 19, 2021

Your NH Guard Podcast - 3: Top Guns

This episode of Your NH Guard hosts Maj. Brooks Hayward and Staff Sgt. Wayne Comtois of the state's Marksmanship Training Team as they discuss the organization's showing at a recent national shooting event. Podcasts are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or at the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service.

Nov. 16, 2021

High Achievers

A delegation of 13 law enforcement officers from the General Directorate of Narcotics Control, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia visited the state military reservation in Concord on Nov. 3. The familiarization tour of New Hampshire National Guard counterdrug and civil-support operations culminated a year-long training program for the Saudi Arabians led by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Nov. 12, 2021

Your NH Guard Podcast - Episode 2: Rangers Leading The Way

This episode of Your New Hampshire National Guard Podcast features Maj. Brandon LaBelle and Capt. Mario Rey, two of NHNG's most recent U.S. Army Ranger School graduates, discussing what it takes to earn the coveted Ranger tab.

Nov. 5, 2021

Your NH Guard Podcast - Episode 1: The Adjutant General

Lt. Col. Gregory Heilshorn, New Hampshire National Guard director of public affairs, hosts NH Adjutant Gen. David Mikolaities for the premier episode of "Your NH Guard" podcast. 

Oct. 21, 2021

NH Guard announces state partnership with Cabo Verde

The New Hampshire National Guard has been selected as the new state partner for the Republic of Cabo Verde, an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwestern coast of Africa. Under the auspices of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program (SPP), New Hampshire was chosen after a months-long, highly competitive selection process involving several other states. “This is great news for New Hampshire,” Gov. Chris Sununu said. “We are safer as a state and country with strategic partnerships across the globe. Our citizens can rest assured that the men and women of the NHNG are the best of the best, providing leadership, security, and knowledge here and abroad.”

Oct. 7, 2021

A Better Fit

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 with their regimen, a little expert advice can't hurt. Enter Heather Taylor, a civilian dietician with the state's wellness program. She was hired a year ago this month to help the NHARNG address readiness and retention issues with guardsmen who struggle to meet the Army’s strict height/weight standards.

Oct. 6, 2021

High Notes

We ended FY 21 on a thunderous note.

Oct. 3, 2021

Pease Airman collects truckload of clothes for vulnerable Afghans

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, New Jersey.

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