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  • New York Guard hosts biological, chemical dispersal drill

    NEW YORK – The New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team is hosting 124 counterparts from 19 other states in New York City this week to support a homeland security exercise focused on figuring out how biological and chemical weapons disperse in a city.Officially known as the Urban Threat

  • Task Force Phoenix CEMA cell counters unmanned aerial systems

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Coalition forces are countering adversary unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the U.S. Central Command area of operations with a rapidly evolving set of tools and training. Task Force Phoenix — a combat aviation brigade responsible for full-spectrum aviation operations for

  • Pennsylvania Guard responded in force on 9/11

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – At approximately 10:03 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001, United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field in western Pennsylvania. Within hours, Soldiers and Airmen from the Pennsylvania National Guard were activated as part of the nation's response to the terrorist attacks.For months, the

  • National Guard members reflect on 9/11 experiences

    ARLINGTON, Va.  – On Sept. 4, 2001, then-Army Staff Sgt. Timothy Redmond was starting his first day as an assistant district attorney in New York City.One week later, recalled the Green Beret with the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, "all hell broke loose."  From his

  • RED HORSE Ready! 111th squadron always set to ‘saddle up’

    HORSHAM, Pa. – With the shift in mission at the 111th Attack Wing from A-10 Thunderbolt II to the remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper, there are those in the community who are sometimes surprised that the Biddle Air National Guard Base is still open for business.Then drill weekend hits and the base

  • Pennsylvania Airmen serve nearly 5,000 meals in IRT project

    DOVER, Del. – Napoleon is credited with observing that “An Army marches on its stomach” – underscoring the vital role that suitable provisions like food have played in executing military operations for centuries. The same holds today. Just ask the 16-member team that planned, ordered, prepared and

  • Pennsylvania National Guard vaccination mission ends

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – After over three months and more than 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, the Pennsylvania National Guard's public vaccination mission has come to an end.Operation Vaccinate PA began March 11, when Pa. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen helped vaccinate teachers

  • Hundreds of Pennsylvania Guard members support vaccinations

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – More than 300 Pennsylvania National Guard members are supporting COVID-19 vaccination centers across the commonwealth.Five teams, totaling about 313 Soldiers and Airmen, are working at community vaccinations centers in Philadelphia, Lancaster, State College and