News Archive

Oct. 14, 2020

Pease to conduct annual aircraft piracy exercise

The 157th Air Refueling Wing is scheduled to hold an annual military aircraft piracy (hijacking) prevention and resistance exercise around 2 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2020, at Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H. The exercise is planned to involve only Pease military agencies with no impact to external support agencies or civilian airport operations.

Oct. 5, 2020

Finishing Strong

As we begin a new training year, I want to thank you for finishing FY20 strong. You met challenge after challenge with professionalism and grace. Your actions throughout the pandemic have helped prevent the spread of the virus, ensuring our governor could reopen the economy and schools safely.

Oct. 1, 2020

Deployment ceremony held for NH National Guard Task Force

A deployment ceremony for a New Hampshire Army National Guard task force was held Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Edward Cross Training Center in Pembroke. Task Force West Sentinels, a headquarters element comprising 45 soldiers from the 3643d Brigade Support Battalion, are deploying for a year in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) mission along the Southwest border.  Under the direction of U.S. Northern Command and its forward operational command, U.S. Army North, the 3643d BSB’s mission will be to assist CBP by providing detection and monitoring support along with rotational support.

Sept. 22, 2020

More firsts for Pease, KC-46A Pegasus

Pease achieved another historic first in military aerial refueling. A year after the 157th Air Refueling Wing became the first Air National Guard unit in the country to field the KC-46A Pegasus, New Hampshire Airmen helped plan and execute the new tanker’s first ever coronet, a tactical air movement that typically involves multiple fighter aircraft.

Sept. 17, 2020

The future of printing

The soft hum of electric motors fills the air at the back of the 157th Air Refueling Wing’s metal technologies shop as the heated nozzle of their new 3D printer zig-zags back and forth, drizzling layer after layer of extruded plastic; a custom-designed aircraft maintenance tool begins to take shape out of thin air.

Sept. 11, 2020

NHNG named one of state's best employers

The New Hampshire National Guard was named one of the best state employers in 2020 by Business New Hampshire Magazine.  New Hampshire ranked highly as one of several employers that "go out of their way to create workplaces that recognize engaged employees are more productive."

Sept. 11, 2020

NGB and AMC Generals Tour Pease KC-46

Brig. Gen. Russell Ponder, National Guard Bureau director of logistics and installations, and Brig. Gen. Richard Gibbs, Air Mobility Command director of logistics, engineering and force protection, visited Airmen of the 157th Maintenance Group, Sept. 9, at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, New Hampshire.

Aug. 27, 2020

NH 'Team Alpha' brings home serious hardware from regional shooting match

A team of 13 New Hampshire guardsmen competed in the annual Military Advisory Council Region 1 (MAC 1) combat marksmanship match from Aug. 20 to 23 at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vermont. They blazed through various pistol and rifle events and returned home with a haul of 22 awards, finishing second just behind Vermont in the final standings. Maj. Brooks Hayward, senior team member and operations officer with the 941st Military Police Battalion, NHARNG, credits the successful showing to the Guard’s rededication to training.

Aug. 25, 2020

NH Food Bank mission ends

The New Hampshire National Guard worked its 15th and final mobile food pantry Aug 7. A team of guardsmen was temporarily assigned to aid the NH Food Bank with sorting, cooking and delivery operations since its COVID-19 relief mission began in April.

Aug. 25, 2020

True Grit

After more than six months of continuous activation, it’s fair to say we’ve reached a steady state in our support of the state’s coronavirus relief efforts.

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