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  • Imagine somebody has hacked into your water utility and made your water undrinkable…or worse. Critical Infrastructure Exercise 16.2, also known as Crit-Ex, is helping utility companies learn where those cyber weaknesses might be.

  • Twenty-two Costa Rican Guarda Costas attended a two-day workshop conducted by Sgt. 1st. Class David Muniz and Sgt. Michael Marfia, medics from New Mexico National Guard, as part of the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program.

  • Staff Sgt. Gideon Connelly, the only Air National Guardsman on the American team, earned a silver medal in the 4x100 relay and bronze medals in the 100- and 200-meter races during this year's Invictus Games at the ESPN World Wide of Sports Complex in Orlando.


    The chaplain assistant from Maryland Air National Guard's 175th Wing said it was an honor to represent his military service branch.


    "It's a huge honor for me to represent my Guard family. I know that competing helps raise awareness that my fellow brothers and sisters have risked and continue to risk their lives for our nation," he said. "It's an honor to support and represent our nation, the Air National Guard and the United States Air Force."
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    The command chief master sergeant of the Air National Guard retired from the Air Force during a May 20 ceremony held at the ANG Readiness Center on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.


    Chief Master Sgt. James W. Hotaling, the 11th command chief master sergeant of the ANG, retired from the Air Force after 28 years of service in the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, regular Air Force, and Coast Guard Reserve.


    "It's an absolute privilege to serve that flag there - that American flag," said Hotaling. "This old glory owes us absolutely nothing, but I owe it everything. And I love that I am a servant to this nation."
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  • FORT DRUM, NY -- More than 3,000 members of the New York Army National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, along with Soldiers from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Utah, spent four days here, May 19-22, honing their skills for a three week deployment to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk in July.

    "This four-day field training exercise gave our Soldiers one last opportunity to refine, improve and set the conditions for our success in July," said Col. Joe Biehler, the brigade commander.

  • This week Planetary Ventures LLC, a wholly owned division of Google, signed a facilities exchange agreement that provides new state-of-the-art facilities for the 129th Rescue Wing based here.


    "This marks a significant milestone that will allow the 129th Rescue Wing to continue a longterm relationship with our new neighbors," said Col. Gregory F. Jones, commander of the California Air National Guard's 129th Rescue Wing, of the May 16, agreement. "Under the facilities exchange agreement, Planetary Ventures' construction will modernize and accelerate the development of the 129th Rescue Wing facilities on our property."
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  • Going above and beyond the call of duty is routine for one Indiana National Guard Soldier participating in U.S. Army North's Vibrant Response 16 exercise held here April 28 through May 16.