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March 7, 2022

Thunder Over New Hampshire Earns Gold

The 157th Air Refueling Wing was recognized for hosting an exceptional air show during the recent International Convention of Air Shows, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dec. 9. The Thunder Over New Hampshire Air Show earned gold in the Military Air Shows/Open House Pinnacle Awards category.

March 4, 2022

Managing Expectations

Living by the motto “Always Ready, Always There” is easier said than done for NH guardsmen trying to balance their military obligation with their civilian job. Over the last three months, more than 250 NH citizen soldiers and airmen have been supporting Operation Winter Surge, the state’s current pandemic relief efforts. They have been working at hospitals, nursing homes, the men's state prison, the state warehouse and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Feb. 25, 2022

Your NH Guard Podcast - 11: 12th Civil Support Team

This installment of Your NH Guard features Tech. Sgt. Slade Green and Staff Sgt. Tim Huntley of the 12th Civil Support Team. They explain the unit's rapid response mission, the specialized training required and what it takes to be a team member.

Feb. 16, 2022

NH Guardsman helps rescue woman from burning home

Traveling south on Route 3 along the New Hampshire-Vermont border, Pfc. Liam MacVittie was about 30 minutes into what would have been a three-and-a-half-hour drive when he noticed smoke billowing from a roadside mobile home. Without hesitation, he turned his car around and headed down a small dirt road in Stratford, New Hampshire, to discover a residence nearly engulfed in flames.

Feb. 14, 2022

Your NH Guard Podcast - 10: Capt. Bryant Burns, KC-46A Pegasus Pilot

Episode 10 of Your NH Guard features KC-46A Pegasus pilot, Capt. Bryant Burns of the 157th Air Refueling Wing at Pease Air National Guard Base in Newington, New Hampshire. Burns discusses his career progression and transition from the older KC-135 Stratotanker to the state-of-the-art Pegasus.

Feb. 1, 2022

Your NH Guard Podcast - 9: Counterdrug Program

This episode of Your NH Guard features Sgt. 1st Class Rick Frost of New Hampshire National Guard Counterdrug Program. Frost details the program mission, jointly staffed by New Hampshire soldiers and airmen, and his specific role in support of local communities.

Feb. 1, 2022

The Real Heroes

The effects of COVID fatigue have been felt in healthcare facilities across the state and Peterborough’s Monadnock Community Hospital, which serves seven towns, is no exception. “It has been really tiring,” said Katharyn Ernst, the hospital's philanthropy and community relations coordinator. “[Our staff] have family, they have lives, and they are working 72-plus hours. They were giving up their holidays and trying to cover shifts for each other.” Helping ease the burden are six NH guardsmen assigned to the state’s COVID relief mission, Operation Winter Surge.

Jan. 18, 2022

Your NH Guard Podcast - 8: Biathlon Team

This episode of Your NH Guard features Spc. Tom Echelberger, NHNG biathlon team member and Olympic hopeful.

Jan. 13, 2022

Guardsmen backfill staffing shortage at NH prison

A detachment of New Hampshire guardsmen returned to the state prison Jan. 12. For the next two months, 25 soldiers and airmen will assist corrections workers in Concord with safety and security operations, the same mission they supported a year ago at the height of the state’s pandemic relief efforts.

Jan. 11, 2022

Well Plated

In the middle of a bustling kitchen, two workers wearing uniforms meant to conceal them stand out from the others. Senior Airman John Hiki and Master Sgt. Chad Logan of the 157th Maintenance Group have been working in Exeter Hospital’s food and nutrition department for more than a month. They are a part of the New Hampshire National Guards’ latest COVID-19 relief mission Operation Winter Surge.

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