News Archive

May 18, 2023

NH shooters earn coveted 'Chief's 50'

Two New Hampshire Guardsmen finished in the top 10 at the 52nd Annual Winston P. Wilson Rifle and Pistol Championships held in North Little Rock, Arkansas from April 29 to May 5. Sgt. 1st Class David Musso, a soldier with 3643d Brigade Support Battalion, and Tech. Sgt. Connor Cunio, an airman with 157th Air Refueling Wing, finished eighth and 10th, respectively, out of 247 competitors from around the world.

April 11, 2023

They got a new attitude

The New Hampshire National Guard “came out of nowhere” to seize third place at the U.S. Army Small Arms Championship held March 12 to 19 at Fort Benning, Georgia. After a 10-year hiatus from the prestigious national competition, Granite State’s “Alpha” squad hauled in three team and seven individual awards against a field of 264 shooters. Perhaps most impressive was their first-place finish in team pistol against 54 squads.

April 11, 2023

Mic drop

Peter St. James retired from radio last week after a 50-year run in the business. The New Hampshire National Guard was fortunate to be a part of it.

March 10, 2023

New Hampshire National Guard revives biathlon program

Four years ago, when Tom Echelberger, a former high school and college cross-country skier, was working in a New Hampshire ski shop, he never dreamed he would have a full-time job skiing, let alone be headed to Sweden to represent the U.S. military in international competition.

Feb. 21, 2023

Ending on a high note

On a hot Saturday afternoon in El Salvador, the New Hampshire Army National Guard’s 39th Army Band opened the first of two concerts at the Illopango Airshow with a cover of The Romantics, “What I Like About You.”

Feb. 21, 2023

In the land of volcanos

NH Adjutant Gen. David Mikolaities and Salvadoran Defense Minister René Merino met for the second time in nine months during a New Hampshire National Guard-El Salvador State Partnership event Feb. 3 to 6 that included concerts by the 39th Army Band and a vehicle maintenance exchange.

Feb. 21, 2023

Message To The Force

By now you may be aware of the WMUR news report that two NHARNG officers are under investigation for alleged misconduct. The allegations are serious and potentially involve multiple victims. Both officers have been suspended from their current assignments pending the outcome of their respective investigations, which includes those conducted by external organizations.

Jan. 13, 2023

Filling a gap

During the pilot run of an oral health collaborative between the New Hampshire National Guard and the Manchester Health Department, held Jan. 7 at the Beech Street Elementary School, 11 school children were treated. Hundreds more in the city’s dental care program are being scheduled for the remainder of the 2022-23 calendar year, said Andrea Iasillo, a certified public health dental hygienist for the Manchester Health Department. Since 2007, the program has grown from eight to all 21 public schools, serving more than 600 students a year. Most of the children are from families with refugee status or who are undocumented, Iasillo said.

Dec. 22, 2022

These are our people

Staff Sgt. Dante Davis was driving home to Boston on Interstate 93 in Manchester on the evening of December 15, when he came upon an accident scene. A maroon SUV had overturned and rested against the guardrail. He immediately pulled over, exited his vehicle and rushed over.

Dec. 20, 2022

Twins have each other's backs

Senior Airmen Olivia and Gillian Conley enjoy an extra holiday every December. National Twin Day, in observance since 2019, gave the fraternal twin sisters occasion to reflect on their special relationship last Sunday.

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