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  • Hokanson: Names in bronze one of the reasons the National Guard keeps our promise to be Always Ready, Always There

    NEW YORK – As Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson ran his fingers over the letters spelling out one of the names cut into the 9/11 Memorial here Wednesday, he pondered the consequences of the terrorist attacks of two decades ago.Personal consequences because, like so many Americans, the chief of the National Guard Bureau knew people killed on Sept. 11, 2001.
  • 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 Pennsylvania National Guard played a key role in
  • 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 office window, Redmond saw the second plane slam
  • 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 population swells to more than 1,000, with 13 111th
  • 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 served nearly 5,000 meals to more than 215 military
  • 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 across the commonwealth. They wrapped up June 29
  • Road Warriors: Guard Team tackles Bataan Memorial March, honors hometown hero

    BIDDLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, PA -- A team of Pennsylvania Guardsmen didn’t wait for Memorial Day to honor those who paid the ultimate price serving our country.Eight hikers with ties to the 111th Attack Wing completed the 32nd annual Bataan Memorial Death March remotely by marching nearly 30 miles on a route from Philadelphia’s Independence Hall
  • 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 Monroeville.“Our Guard members are committed to serving their
  • Pa. National Guard supports Philadelphia vaccination center

    PHILADELPHIA – More than 40 Pennsylvania National Guard members are supporting a mass vaccination center in Philadelphia.A total of 41 Soldiers and Airmen from the Pennsylvania National Guard are supporting the state-run, federally supported Center City Community Vaccination Center at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The vaccination center is a
  • 193rd SOW Airmen head to Capitol region to support inauguration

    MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Airmen from the 193rd Special Operations Wing joined about 25,000 Air and Army National Guard troops in the Capitol region recently, as the nation prepares for the 59th Presidential Inauguration later this week.Members of the wing's 271st Combat Communications Squadron are currently providing network and communications support for
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