News Archive

Jan. 22, 2024

Transatlantic connection

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.

Jan. 3, 2024

New Hampshire Airman Conquers the Appalachian Trail

From March to October, Tech. Sgt. Alan Dwyer hiked the 2,200 miles from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Baxter State Park, Maine, through 14 states along the east coast before finishing an achievement of a lifetime.

Dec. 14, 2023

All about the people

The New Hampshire National Guard held its 387th birthday celebration and annual awards ceremony Dec. 13 at the Edward Cross Training Complex in Pembroke. The youngest and oldest guardsmen in attendance, Airman 1st Class Keegan Werner of the 157th Air Refueling Wing and Col. James Kelly of Joint Force Headquarters, joined NH Adjutant Gen. David Mikolaities for a traditional cake cutting.

Dec. 12, 2023

The Christmas they deserve

New Hampshire National Guardsmen helped deliver donated Christmas gifts to families in need via vans, military trucks and a Black Hawk helicopter Dec. 12 from the state military reservation in Concord. The charitable endeavor was in partnership with the State Employees’ Association of New Hampshire and Operation Santa Claus, a program in its 63rd season.

Nov. 24, 2023

Body of Army Staff Sgt. killed in Mediterranean helicopter crash returns to NH

An honor guard from the New Hampshire Army National Guard escorted the body of Staff Sgt. Tanner Grone during an honorable transfer Nov. 22, 2023, at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Concord, N.H. Grone, a U.S. Special Operations aviation soldier, died earlier this month during a training exercise in the Mediterranean. A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 25, in his hometown of Gorham. The service will be held at the middle high school. It begins at 1 p.m. and is open to the public. Grone was 25 years old.

Nov. 16, 2023

39th Army Band performs Veterans Day concert

The New Hampshire Army National Guard's 39th Army Band returned to the Chubb Theatre in Concord on Nov. 10 for a memorable Veterans Day concert. They were joined by 35 high school musicians from across the state and guest conductor Jared Staub from Plymouth State University.

Nov. 14, 2023

Granite State STARBASE program lifts off with NH National Guard

The New Hampshire National Guard held a ribbon cutting for STARBASE New Hampshire, a Department of Defense education program for fifth graders, Nov. 13 at the Edward Cross Training Complex in Pembroke. Coinciding with the ceremony, students from Dunbarton Elementary School began the inaugural session of STARBASE, which stands for Science and Technology Academies Reinforcing Basic Aviation and Space Exploration.

Oct. 31, 2023

New partnership enables critical training for New Hampshire Air National Guardsmen

Beeping machines, quick footsteps, and rolling carts fill the Catholic Medical Center Emergency Department with a chaotic buzz. Among the flow of people and equipment, one airman from the 157th Medical Group kept pace with the nurses and paramedics bustling from room to room. Aerospace medicine technician, Master Sgt. John McDowell, was completing his annual training requirements alongside CMC’s medical personnel in the ED and Intensive Care Unit in Manchester, New Hampshire, Oct. 9-13. The opportunity was part of a new partnership that allows New Hampshire Air National Guard medics to hone their skills with patients in the hospital setting.

Sept. 26, 2023

El Salvador wins NH National Guard marksmanship match

A squad of five lieutenants from El Salvador won the team competition in this year's New Hampshire National Guard Combat Marksmanship Match held Sept. 6- 8 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

Sept. 4, 2023

Thunder Over New Hampshire Air Show updates

The 2023 Thunder Over New Hampshire Air Show announces a sustainable South Gate entrance at Pease ANG Base for the event scheduled for Sept. 9- 10. For all air show questions and updates, head to thunderovernewhampshire.com ✈️

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