Strong Bonds Weekend
See you at 1100-1400 today at Biden NGRC for DNG's first annual Earth Day Expo
Month of the Military Child
When a family member serves in the military or Delaware National Guard, the whole family serves. During Month of the Military Child, we honor and thank the thousands of military children and families who serve here in Delaware. #KidsServeTooThanks to the Dover Air Base Middle School chorus, Welch Elementary School Student Council, and everyone who joined us for the proclamation signing this week.Posted by Governor John Carney on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Friday ....Celebrate Earth Day - Earth Day Expo - Friday, April 20, 2018 1100-1300 hours at Biden NGRC. Come test drive a Chevrolet electric vehicle!!! Over 20 vendors will be on hand to exhibit.
Children of the Delaware National Guard were recognized at Legislative Hall in Dover this week. Governor John Carney signed a proclamation recognizing April as the Month of the Military Child. Our State Senate and House both passed resolutions recognizing our youth.
Meet Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Rieker, human resources specialist for the Delaware National Guard. Here's her "Why I joined" answer:
Meet Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Rieker, human resources specialist for the Delaware National Guard. Here's her "Why I joined" answer:Posted by Delaware National Guard on Thursday, April 19, 2018
ATTN: DE ARNG Soldiers. Are you using all your FREE EDUCATION benefits? Call MSG Eric Fosty, ARNG Education Service Officer at 302.326.7044, before you enroll to maximize your benefits.
Brig. Gen. Kennard Wiggins Jr., Delaware National Guard, Ret., presents “The History of the State Guard through 1947” as April’s guest speaker at the Delaware Military Museum, Wilmington Readiness Center, Wilmington, Delaware, April 14, 2018. Also, Maj. Gen Francis Ianni, Delaware National Guard Ret., gives his account of what it was like serving in the State Guard in the early days. (U.S. Army National Guard photos by Spc. Laura Michael/Released)
Another installment of the 101st Public Affairs Detachment Weekend Review. Be sure to follow the Delaware National Guard's Instagram account for more content https://www.instagram.com/officialdel.nationalguard/ Follow the new 101st Public Affairs Instagram for other exclusive content https://www.instagram.com/101stpad/ Be sure to tag all of your weekend drill photos on facebook and instagram with #delawarenationalguard
101st PAD's DNG Weekend Review - April Edition
Another installment of the 101st Public Affairs Detachment Weekend Review. Be sure to follow the Delaware National Guard's Instagram account for more content https://www.instagram.com/officialdel.nationalguard/ Follow the new 101st Public Affairs Instagram for other exclusive content https://www.instagram.com/101stpad/ Be sure to tag all of your weekend drill photos on facebook and instagram with #delawarenationalguardPosted by Delaware National Guard on Sunday, April 15, 2018
REGISTER TODAY --- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). ASIST is a two-day, intensive suicide intervention skills-training workshop aimed at those who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST provides practical training and is suitable for anyone in a caring role or working with vulnerable people, from teenagers upwards.
All workshops are 0830-1630 hrs. Pre-registration is required to attend.
Family members welcome.
For DEARNG Soldiers only: Funding available through J9. Priority is given to unit's Suicide Intervention Officers (SIO), so they meet training requirements under their DAO.
===== PROGRAM POC to register:
Mr. Ronald Andrews, CTR
Suicide Prevention Program Manager
Sgt. Maj. Danny Silva retires after 28 years of service to the Delaware Army National Guard. Sgt. Maj. Silva was surrounded by friends and family as he wore the uniform for one final time.
Silva jokingly said, “The one thing that I will both miss and not miss is first formation.” “I will miss the soldiers and the military conversations I had amongst my peers that involved what and how we see the world,” said Silva.
Sgt. Maj. Silva earned a bronze star as a platoon sergeant while serving overseas in Iraq. Silva led and was a part of around 125 missions that each ended successfully without the loss of a life or even one piece of equipment. He was told during that time that his maintenance unit was outshining the infantry units during their missions. “We never complained, we embraced it,” said Silva in reference to the high number of missions him and his team were faced with.
Capt. Patrick Marzouca said that, “Behind every great officer is a great noncommissioned officer, and Sgt. Maj. Silva is that.” Maj. Jamie Wolhar added, “Sgt. Maj. Silva is a natural born leader, he has an innate ability to lead. He has done more than most and has always placed the needs of his soldiers above his own.” One other high compliment was given by Col. Michael Karwatka, “Sgt. Maj. Silva has left an indelible mark on the Delaware Army National Guard.”
Sgt. Maj. Danny Silva retired from the Wilmington Police Department after 21 years of service and now works for the State as an Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Agent.
“28 years went by fast, now it’s time for my family, and my time and concentration is all theirs,” said Silva. (U.S. Army National Guard Story by Spc. Michael Tanner & photos by Spc. Laura Michael/ Released.)
Maj. Gen. Carol Timmons, Adjutant General of the Delaware National Guard, visits multiple units throughout Delaware, April 14, 2018. The units included members of the 166th Maintenance and Operations Airlift Wing, AERO Medical Evacuation Squadron and 198th Expeditionary Signal battalion. Maj. Gen. Carol Timmons spoke to guard members about the importance of suicide awareness, bystander intervention and the Air Force "Knock-it-Off" campaign. The KIO slogan is "If it's dumb, dangerous or different, anyone can call knock it off. Don't risk it." (U.S. Army National Guard photos by Spc. Laura Michael/ Released.)
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
A message from our Delaware National Guard Sexual Assualt Response team.Posted by 166th-Airlift-Wing-Delaware-Air-National-Guard on Sunday, April 15, 2018
Sexual Assault Prevention Response (SAPR)
VICTIM ADVOCATE REFRESHER TRAINING
** APRIL 24 - 27, 2018 **
Biden National Guard/Reserve Center
The Delaware National Guard welcomes National Guard, Reserve and active duty
Service Members for a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate
refresher training course April 24-27, 2018. The 32-hour training focuses on victim advocacy, prevention and ethics and featured guest speakers from local, state and national agencies. The purpose for continuing education is to increase the Victim Advocate's ability to conduct crisis management and
provide professional services to a victim of sexual assault. The course aims
to increase victim advocates' knowledge of military and state resources such
as victim witness protection programs, expedited transfer, retaliation and
special victim counsel. National Guard SARCs and Victim Advocates from the
region provide staff support for the course.
=== TO REGISTER, contact:
Sexual Assault Response Coord, JFHQ
Through preventative education, civilian partnerships, bystander intervention, and victim advocacy, SAPR empowers Service members to report incidents they've experienced, and recognize when they or someone they know may be in a dangerous situation.
LTC Colonel Timothy Drake was awarded the Delaware Conspicuous Service Cross for saving the life of an individual in distress. Drake works in law enforcement and was in contact with someone who needed immediate medical attention. He was able to administer appropriate first aid until more advanced medical care was available. BG Mike Berry, Director of the Joint Staff, presented the award.
LAST CHANCE - Golfers - don't forget to sign up to play at DuPont Country Club in the National Guard Association of Delaware Golf Outing. Event is Monday, 23 April. Registration closes 19 April. Call 540-0134 to save your spot.
Maj. Gen. Carol Timmons, Adjutant General of the Delaware National Guard, visits multiple units throughout Delaware, April 14, 2018. (U.S. Army National Guard photos by Spc. Laura Michael/ Released.) (Preview - to be continued)
Surrounded by family and friends, Lt. Colonel Michael Karwatka, Brigade Commander of the 72nd Troop Command, receives a promotion to Colonel from Brig. Gen. David Fleming, the Assistant Adjutant General of the Delaware National Guard, at the Major Joseph R "Beau" Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center, April 13, 2018. (U.S. Army National Guard photos by Spc. Laura Michael/ Released.)
History of the Delaware National Guard. #Delaware #DelawareNationalGuard #DelawareMilitaryMuseum #NationalGuard #ArmyNationalGuard #AirNationalGuard #Army #AirForce #Military #MilitaryHistoryPosted by Delaware National Guard on Saturday, April 14, 2018
FEDERAL RESUME WORKSHOP
This Workshop is open to all service members and retired veterans! If you
are applying for FEDERAL JOBS, I highly recommend you attend this FREE
WORKSHOP! If you are applying to any position on usajobs.gov, take the time
to attend this excellent workshop to learn how to navigate the federal
application process, create a winning resume and become the BEST QUALIFIED
April is a time to focus on the whole of our extended National Guard Family - our individual families, employers, and veterans. Our family represents a crucial partnership that enables our guard men and women to serve their nation, states, and communities.
Attached is my personal message to you as we celebrate the Month of the Military Child.
Thank you for all that you do to make the National Guard ready and lethal.
Joseph L. Lengyel
Chief, National Guard Bureau