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Earlier this month, the CTNG joined forces with the Coast Guard Academy to stage a German Army Proficiency Badge Qualification. Congratulations to everyone, including our own Staff Sgt. Kimberlee Ruppar!

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Wednesday, we welcomed members of the legal community who focus on military and veterans' issues during a day-long tour focused on the people, capabilities, equipment and missions of your Connecticut National Guardsmen.

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More than 400 Norwich University ROTC cadets were transported to Ethan Allen Training Reservation in Vermont by way of a CT Army National Guard CH-47. The cadets traveled to Vermont for a Field Training Exercise as part of their ROTC program at the university.

A member of the CTARNG 130th Public Affairs Detachment documented the event, check out the photos!

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The beautiful weather is on its way to New England, which means motorcycles will be hitting the roads!

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Do you think you could outshoot an expert? Members of The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s Leadership Program spent the day touring southeastern Connecticut’s military facilities, to include our Camp Niantic! A few attendees tried out our Engagement Skills Trainer, where Guardsmen build the skills needed to succeed during weapons qualification. Joining the group “on the range” was Lt. Col. Marc Castellucci of the Connecticut Army National Guard.

Also on hand was Brig. Gen. Fran Evon to welcome the group, as were a number of Connecticut National Guardsmen to answer questions in the equipment they are well versed.

The group also toured the 1109th TASMG - Connecticut Army National Guard in Groton to learn more about the aviation maintenance services the CTNG provides!

Thank you for having us be a part of today’s event and we look forward to seeing you next year!

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"Houston, we have a problem." The famous phrase was coined by the command module pilot of the Apollo 13 mission, Jack Swigert. Today is the 48th anniversary of that mission’s launch.

#Didyouknow Swigert flew the F-102 with the Connecticut Air National Guard and was a test pilot for Pratt & Whitney? Check out CT Air Guard Recruiting Team and 103rd Airlift Wing on Facebook for more information on opportunities in the CT Air National Guard.

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#ISpy members of the 1-102nd Infantry Regt. conducting training during #drillweekend in eastern Connecticut.
How many Soldiers can you see in the photo?

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A few more shots from today’s Freedom Salute courtesy of the 103rd Airlift Wing!

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Welcome home to the 103rd Airlift Wing and 103rd Air Control Squadron!

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Rise and Shine, it’s #drillweekend and Bravo Company, 1-102nd Infantrymen are up and out conducting battle drills in the field.

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Throughout April, the Connecticut National Guard will observe Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, but we must all do our part year-round by increasing awareness and supporting prevention.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault or sexual harassment, contact local authorities and get help. If you would like more information, you can contact our state Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Office at 860-613-7611 for confidential reporting options and support to help you navigate recovery.

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Over 400 Guardsmen and family spent part of their holiday weekend at the Hartford Armory during the CTNG’s 21st annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Thank you to all of our volunteers, supporters and (most importantly) the families that make the Connecticut National Guard the great organization that it is. (Photos courtesy of the State Public Affairs Office and CT State Command Sergeant Major John S. Carragher)

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For our final #WomensHistoryMonth post for 2018, we would like to honor all of the women who currently serve in the Connecticut National Guard, and the U.S. Armed Forces as well as the countless others who have served before them.
Thank you for your service and bravery, and thank you for continuing to blaze the trail so that more women will follow in your footsteps.

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Staff Sgt. Joe Colavito, a Recruiter assigned to the Connecticut Army National Guard, checked in after spending the day with Vinal Tech students at the 1109th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group’s facility in Groton, Conn. TASMG staff frequently give tours to members of the community, as they are one of only four TASMGs in the nation. Learn more about the Connecticut Army National Guard’s aviation maintenance community by visiting their page: 1109th TASMG - Connecticut Army National Guard.

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Watch the CT Veterans Affairs Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony live on Connecticut Network (CT-N) at 1:00 p.m.
http://ct-n.com/CTNplayer.asp?livestream=3

The Connecticut National Guard welcomed Capt. Gary Wallace of the Middletown Police Department for an overview of civilian law enforcement pertaining to a two-day Sexual Assault Prevention Response / Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Continuing Education Training Workshop. Capt. Wallace was one of a number of guest speakers for a group of over 35 Guardsmen who received the training. Blocks of instruction included information on support services, ethics training, and available resources for survivors.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault or sexual harassment, contact local authorities and get help. If you would like more information, you can contact our state Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Office at 860-613-7611 for confidential reporting options and support to help you navigate recovery.

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We are honored to be a part of this ceremony! If you can’t attend, be sure to keep Vietnam Veterans in your thoughts, and if you are fortunate to know one or two, make sure to thank them for their service!

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The #WomensHistoryMonth #CTGuardswoman of the day is Capt. Anna Gerhart!

Capt. Gerhart, a Section Lead and Chief of Training in Operations with the 103rd Air Control Squadron, has been a member of the CTANG for nearly 20 years. During that time she has held multiple positions, both with the 103rd Airlift Wing and the ACS. She has deployed twice with the ACS, in 2012 and in 2017, where she led investigation teams, assisting with several safety offices and higher headquarters.
In addition to her job responsibilities on deployment, Capt. Gerhart competed in several fitness competitions, earning her top honors.

Thank you for your service Capt. Gerhart!

Is there an outstanding Military or Veteran woman in your life? Share a photo and tell us her story!
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Even on the weekend, our CT State Command Sergeant Major John S. Carragher conducts battlefield circulation, visiting our newest enlisted members and the future leaders of the Connecticut National Guard. Check out highlights from his day in Niantic!

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Our 143rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion UPAR checked in from their deployment in Eastern Europe with an update! Courtesy of Sgt. Danielle Leach:

On February 28, the 143rd CSSB received a visit from Lt. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, Commanding General of US Army Europe. During his visit, Lt. Gen. Cavoli was briefed by Capt. Justin Copeland, Company Commander, HHC, 143rd CSSB, on the future plans for Intermediate Staging Base Powidz. Lt. Gen. Cavoli also took the time to speak with Lt. Col. William Daugherty, Battalion Commander, 143rd CSSB, about the benefits of having a Battalion composed of all Army components and the role they will play in the coming Saber Strike exercise. #Sustainthesword #KnightsPride

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Our Celebration of #CTGuardswomen for #WomensHistoryMonth is still going strong!

Today, we would like to highlight the almost all female staff of the Connecticut National Guard Service Member & Family Support Center.
These women work around the clock to plan and execute events that provide Guardsmen and their families access to services, assistance and a place to socialize with fellow military families.
Family Readiness is a large part of mission readiness and we want to thank this group of women for ensuring that our military members and their families are fully supported.

To learn more about what they do, like CT National Guard Service Member and Family Support Center

Is there an outstanding Military or Veteran woman in your life? Share a photo and tell us her story

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A little dog from Connecticut is about to get larger than life!!

Sgt. Stubby was a stray dog who stumbled upon Connecticut Army National Guard Soldiers in New Haven in 1918. Those Soldiers adopted him as their own and then smuggled him to France where he participated in battles on the front lines of WWI.

If you want to learn more about his adventures, you will have to see him on the big screen!

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1048th Transportation Company, Connecticut Army National Guard, was on the road to readiness this past month, participating in Operation Patriot Bandoleer alongside a Puerto Rico Army Reserve Unit.

Homeland missions and training are a great way for Guardsmen to execute their Mission Essential Task List while gaining real work experience.

Check out the article to read more about the mission!!

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/270019/lemc-partners-with-national-guard-and-army-reserve-units-support-munitions-readiness

Check out coverage from the Connecticut Army National Guard’s #BestWarrior2018 courtesy of the 130th Public Affairs Detachment!

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The #WomensHistoryMonth #CTGuardswoman of the day is Spc. Morgan Doyle!

Spc. Doyle, a Combat Medic Specialist with the 141st Medical Company (Ground Ambulance), was named Connecticut Army National Guard Soldier of the Year this past weekend at the CTARNG Best Warrior Competition. After besting 13 of her peers over a grueling three-and-a-half day competition, she will now advance to regionals at Camp Smith, New York, where she will face off against the winners from seven northeastern states.

Thank you for your service Spc. Doyle, and congratulations on your recent achievement!

Is there an outstanding Military or Veteran woman in your life? Share a photo and tell us her story!
#knowyourmil #nationalguard

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