News Archive

April 2, 2022


A deployment ceremony for 197th Field Artillery Brigade and the 1986th Contingency Contracting Team will be held Saturday, April 2, at the Concord High School gymnasium. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

April 2, 2022

Your NH Guard Podcast - 13: It's Personnel

This podcast episode of Your NH Guard features Chief Master Sgt. Bill Bates and his daughter, Master Sgt. Amanda Bates, as they discuss what it's like working together as personnel managers in the New Hampshire Air National Guard.

March 18, 2022

Message To The Force

To the Soldiers, Airmen and Civilian Employees of the NHNG ...

March 14, 2022

Your NH Guard Podcast - 12: Operation Winter Surge

Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Thibodeau and Capt. Jacob Ricciotti of Joint Task Force Winter Surge join Your NH Guard to reflect on recent COVID-19 relief missions as they draw to a conclusion.

March 7, 2022

Knees In The Breeze

Soldiers, family and friends gathered outside the Hillsborough armory March 5 for the rededication of a granite marker honoring the service of Sgt. Jeremiah Holmes. A truck driver for the 744th Transportation Company, New Hampshire Army National Guard, Holmes died when his vehicle struck an IED in route to Fallujah, Iraq on March 29, 2004.

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.

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