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  • New NGB task forces help combat sexual assault, suicide

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Guard Bureau recently stood up two task forces in a continued effort to fight sexual assault and suicide within the ranks.Beginning in January and expecting to last up to 180 days, the Suicide Prevention Task Force and the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Task

  • National Guard vaccinates hundreds of thousands of people

    WASHINGTON – National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are vaccinating about 72,000 people a day across the country in the Guard's ongoing, year-long effort to help combat the spread of COVID-19, Air Force Maj. Gen. Steven S. Nordhaus told members of Congress Feb. 17. Nordhaus, director of operations at

  • 149 FW uses STRATFI program to scale additive manufacturing

    SAN ANTONIO – Following the unveiling of the Air Force’s Strategic Financing (STRATFI) program in March 2020, the 149th Fighter Wing has partnered with an innovative startup company to scale additive manufacturing capabilities across the Texas Military Department and Air National Guard.Of the 21

  • Guard suicides drop but outreach programs continue, expand

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The suicide rate in the National Guard declined last year, according to the Department of Defense’s 2019 Annual Suicide Report, but Air Force Maj. Gen. Dawne Deskins said more work must be done to battle the problem.Last year, the rate was 20.3 suicides per 100,000 people compared

  • 177th Fighter Wing off NJ COVID-19 response mission

    On July 23, 2020, the 177th Fighter Wing commander briefed members of his leadership team that all Jersey Devils were off of the NJ COVID-19 Response mission. The over four-month long odyssey of support for the state ran the gamut from helping to set-up and run community-based, mobile COVID-19

  • Whitehead named senior enlisted advisor to CNGB

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, named Chief Master Sgt. Tony L. Whitehead as the next senior enlisted advisor for the NGB Aug. 3.Whitehead will be Hokanson’s principal military advisor on all National Guard enlisted matters affecting training, utilization,

  • 174th MXG hot-pit maintenance key to Northern Strike 20

    ALPENA, Mich. – A significant portion of Northern Strike’s joint fires readiness training depends on airpower and the close air support it provides. These capabilities are present, thanks in large part to a unique team of maintainers from the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Maintenance Group,

  • One man’s journey to the Air National Guard

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Tech. Sgt. Clayton Smith’s accent has a lilting island inflection indicating he’s probably from a certain area of the Caribbean.“I was born in Trinidad and Tobago,” he said, adding that the country is off the coast of Venezuela.Smith, a medical resources noncommissioned officer

  • National Guard faces pivotal time, CNGB nominee Hokanson says

    WASHINGTON – Today is an important and pivotal time in the history of the National Guard, the nominee to be the next chief of the National Guard Bureau told the Senate Armed Services Committee.''We've placed complex dynamic missions overseas and here at home,'' Army Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson said

  • Texas Guard team wins first NGB innovation competition

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A Texas National Guard team emerged the winner in the inaugural National Guard Innovation Competition, besting three other finalists.“I’m humbled, to be honest,” said Air Force Maj. Alex Goldberg, the chief innovation officer of the Texas Guard. He said competitions like this