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  • Connecticut Guard Deploys Cloud-Based Radar/Radio Connection

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Airmen from the 103rd Air Control Squadron, Connecticut Air National Guard, became the first National Guard unit to deploy and execute a cloud-based radar and radio connection of the Tactical Operations System-Lite (TOC-L) May 15 during exercise Sentry Savannah.The TOC-L mission took

  • Connecticut Guard K-9s Test Their Skills in Plane Search

    EAST GRANBY, Conn. - The Connecticut National Guard’s 928th Military Working Dog Detachment searched a 103rd Airlift Wing C-130H aircraft Aug. 29 in an exercise that tested the capabilities of its K-9 service dogs. In the scenario, a junior 103rd AW Airman released from military service due to

  • Cyber Yankee Prepares Military, Business for Cyber Threats

    NIANTIC, Conn. - In the face of rising cyber threats, the Department of Defense has increased its efforts to recruit and build cyber capabilities. According to the 2023 DOD Cyber Strategy, the military has four main lines of effort in cyberspace: defend the nation, prepare to fight and win the

  • Driving Simulator Boosts Readiness for Connecticut Guard

    EAST GRANBY, Conn. - The Connecticut National Guard’s 103rd Airlift Wing at Bradley Air National Guard Base is using computer-generated imagery to enhance readiness.In 2021, the wing used innovation funds to purchase a driving simulator. The simulator, used by members of multiple units in the 103rd,

  • National Guard, Canada Conduct Tactical Arctic Insertion

    RESOLUTE BAY, NUNAVUT, Canada - Thirty-seven U.S. and Canadian Soldiers were tactically inserted by an LC-130 Hercules on Arctic Ocean ice just east of Little Cornwallis Island in Nunavut, Canada, during exercise Guerrier Nordique 23 on March 15, 2023.The multi-country, joint effort is the first

  • Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Guard’s footprint on domestic and international events continued in 2022, highlighting its transformation from a Cold War strategic reserve to the combat reserve of the Army and the Air Force. “People don’t realize just how large the National Guard is,” said Army Gen.

  • National Guard Assists With Critical Election Cybersecurity

    ARLINGTON, Va. – As the eyes of the nation turn to Tuesday’s midterm elections, the integrity of polling and the security of the electoral process are the focus of National Guard cyberspace operations teams nationwide. “We saw the challenges that came out of the 2016 election, and that was when we

  • National Guard Supports Armed Forces of Ukraine

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Pinned down by a Russian tank and armed with only a failed anti-tank missile, a Ukrainian soldier recently turned to an unlikely source as the most effective weapon available — his cell phone. On the other end was a member of the Washington Army National Guard. Because they had

  • National Guard strengthens NATO readiness in Europe

    ARLINGTON, Va. – More than 20,000 service members from over 20 countries supporting NATO, including the National Guard, showcased their integrated military capabilities during large-scale exercises throughout Europe in April and May.The world’s largest peacetime military alliance conducted

  • Connecticut National Guard ends COVID response mission

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – The Connecticut National Guard handed over the keys to the state commodities warehouse in New Britain to the Connecticut Department of Health March 15, effectively ending its COVID-19 response mission.On March 10, 2020, Gov. Ned Lamont declared a state of emergency due to the