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Hawaii Guardsmen validate life-saving skills in NGB exercise

Hawaii Guardsmen validate life-saving skills in NGB exercise

KALAELOA, Hawaii – More than 120 Airmen and Soldiers from the Hawaii National Guard applied their life-saving skills during a mass-casualty, evaluation exercise March 9 at Kalaeloa. The training entailed a series of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive scenarios under the observance of federal evaluators, who…

2 days ago, March 22, 2019
Guard members to see changes in GI Bill transfer benefits

Guard members to see changes in GI Bill transfer benefits

ARLINGTON, Va. – Provisions allowing Guard members to transfer some or all of their Post- 9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouse or children are set to change, limiting the timeframe Soldiers and Airmen can transfer those benefits. “You have to have a minimum of six years [in service] in order to be eligible to transfer benefits, and after 16 years…

3 days ago, March 21, 2019
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Vigilant Guard exercise helps Puerto Rico troops prepare

Vigilant Guard exercise helps Puerto Rico troops prepare

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Air National Guard members from the 156th Medical Group recently treated simulated mass casualties during a training exercise called Vigilant Guard. United States Northern Command in conjunction with the National Guard Bureau sponsored the exercise. The program provides state National Guard headquarters and supporting units…

6 days ago, March 18, 2019
New York's 'Fighting 69th' welcomes new leader after parade

New York's 'Fighting 69th' welcomes new leader after parade

NEW YORK – The New York Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion 69th Infantry started St. Patrick’s Day with one commander and ended it with another. Lt. Col. Don Makay marched at the head of the battalion as it led the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade up Fifth Avenue. It was the 168th time the 69th Infantry led the world’s biggest St. Patrick’s…

6 days ago, March 18, 2019
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