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Congratulations Staff Sgt. Juro!

We are so happy to share that today, Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed a bill into law officially renaming two state military training facilities.
Camp Niantic will now be officially named Camp Nett at Niantic in honor of Connecticut Army National Guardsmen, Col. Robert B. Nett, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on December 14, 1944, during World War II, and state training facility in Windsor Locks is officially recognized as Camp Hartell in honor of Connecticut Army National Guardsmen 1st Lt. Lee R. Hartell, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on August 27, 1951 during the Korean hostilities.
We are so proud of our state military heritage and we can't think of a better way to memorialize these two brave men.

Read Col. Nett and 1st Lt. Hartell's Congressional Medal of Honor citations at
http://www.ct.gov/mil/cwp/view.asp?a=1351&Q=515142

http://www.ct.gov/mil/cwp/view.asp?a=1351&Q=515162

Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy Office of Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman CT Veterans Affairs

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The RipChord - 102d Army Band rocked it today at the kick-off event for the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association USO #cookoutforthetroops!
See where the 102d Army Band is playing next at http://ct.ng.mil

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Check out CT’s involvement in Patriot North!

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#ICYMI The Connecticut National Guard has a new Adjutant General! Follow Maj. Gen. Fran Evon on Facebook The Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard

See more photos from last week's change of command 103rd Airlift Wing

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#tbt Members of the 242nd Engineer Battalion ferry a five-ton dump truck across the Quinebaug River at the Thompson Dam site in Thompson, Connecticut during the unit's annual training in 1978. Assembling and operating the M-4T6 Floating Bridge was one of the many tasks the 242nd completed during their AT.
Flash forward 40 years. The 250th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge Company) deploy the Improved Ribbon Bridge on the Thames River in New London, Connecticut during their 2018 annual training.
Want to see the 250th in action? They will be demonstrating their bridging skills again on the Thames this weekend at Sailfest New London!
If you see them, share your photos with us!

#annualtraining #ctnationalguard #engineers #nationalguard #alwaysreadyalwaysthere

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Phase I of Officer Candidate School is underway at Stones Ranch Military Reservation! Over 100 candidates are currently training in an austere environment, establishing patrol bases, conducting land navigation and reinforcing leadership skills amongst peers and superiors. Taught by the 169th Regiment’s First Battalion, candidates hailing from over a dozen different states that are testing their mettle in the hopes of earning a commission in the U.S. Army upon completion of the program.

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Warrant Officer 1 Nick Arsenault (left) and Chief Warrant Officer 5 John Terlisner (right) cut the cake to celebrate the 100th birthday of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer. The ceremony also included a reading of an official statement issued by the Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy, proclaiming today, July 9, 2018 as United States Warrant Officer Day.

Happy 100th Birthday to the humble cohort of "Quiet Professionals"

Want to read more about the history of the Warrant Officer? Check out the story on page 7 of the July issue of the CT Guardian. https://ct.ng.mil/Guardian/IssuesoftheGuardian/CG-2018-08-Web.pdf

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The #USArmy has approved the Army Combat Fitness test, a new physical fitness test that will connect combat fitness with combat readiness for all Soldiers.

Read this article to learn more about the #ACFT and see when it is set to become the new PT test of record, http://go.usa.gov/xUWkt

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On Saturday, the Connecticut National Guard held a Change of Command ceremony for the first time in 13 years, as Maj. Gen. Thad Martin relinquished command to Maj. Gen. Fran Evon in a ceremony with Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy at the Hartford Armory.

We thank Maj. Gen. Martin for his 40 years of service to our state and nation, and wish the best of luck to Maj. Gen. Evon as he begins his tenure at the head of the CTNG!

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Freedom is always something to celebrate! Happy Independence Day to everyone! Please stay safe and look out for those around you!
To all service members who are celebrating away from home today, thank you for service and sacrifice and for truly making us a proud land of the free and home of the brave.

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State Command Sergeant Major with an important message for our Citizen Soldiers and Airmen. The CTNG has resources in place to support motorcycle safety at no cost to the service member, as well as programs designed to support mental health. If you are an Airman or Soldier in need, send us a private message and start a conversation. Remember: reaching out is a sign of strength!

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From political turmoil in Haiti to his American dream realized, Warrant Officer Roberto Pauleus overcame many obstacles to get where he is today. Read all about his incredible story as we highlight the 100th anniversary of the #WarrantOfficer this month!

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/282642/american-dream-realized-haitian-immigrant-turned-american-citizen-finds-success-connecticut-national-guard

Congratulations to Connecticut's newest graduates of the Sergeants Major Course at Fort Bliss! Check out CT State Command Sergeant Major John S. Carragher's latest posts for happenings for CT Guard happenings all around the country!

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Brig. Gen. Francis Evon has been appointed to serve as Adjutant General and Commander of the Connecticut National Guard upon the retirement of Maj. Gen. Thad Martin.

"I am humbled by the opportunity and eager to build upon the incredible legacy created by Maj. Gen. Martin during his tenure," Evon said. "The men and women of the Connecticut National Guard are our most important asset, and I will give my all to help our organization - and our people - realize its full potential embodying the National Guard's motto: Always Ready, Always There."

In case you missed it: We bid farewell to 30 Guardsmen assigned to the 3-126 Aviation Regiment last week as they departed for mobilization station. One of their own checked in with a few photos!

We wish you all the best of luck, and a safe, speedy deployment!

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From our family, to yours, Happy Father’s Day!

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Over ten Connecticut Army National Guard units have set up at Fort Drum, New York to conduct their annual training periods. From air movements via UH-60 Blackhawk to medical evacuation to setting up and maintaining communications systems to performing platoon-level offensive and defensive tasks, Connecticut Guardsmen were pushing themselves to the limit. See CT State Command Sergeant Major John S. Carragher's update and video, and stay tuned throughout the week for more photos submitted by our own Guardsmen! #AT2018 #AnnualTraining #CTNG #CTARNG #AlwaysReady #AlwaysThere

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The Brass Quintet from the 102nd Army Band helped to celebrate a great day in #Connecticut as Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut DOT launched the Hartford Line in the Great Hall at Hartford’s Union Station.
Find more information about the Hartford Line at http://www.hartfordline.com.

In addition to performing at community events like this one, the Army Band plays free summer concerts throughout the state. Like their page 102d Army Band to see their schedule.

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The @CTArmyGuard celebrated the 243rd #ArmyBirthday on two continents today! Cake cutting ceremonies took place in Eastern Europe with members of the 143rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and in Hartford, Conn., with members of the @CTNationalGuard. In keeping with the time-honored tradition, the oldest and youngest Soldiers available cut the cake in celebration of the Army’s Birthday.
#happybirthdayarmy🇺🇸CT State Command Sergeant Major John S. Carragher

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Did you know that the Connecticut National Guard has a band? 🎵🎶🎵

Did you know that they have a rock band? 🤘

RipChord’s schedule is out. Check them out when they come to your area! 👇

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#AnnualTraining2018 rolls on for the Connecticut National Guard. Check out some of the photos submitted by our Guardsmen in the field - training everywhere from Camp Niantic to Fort Drum, New York!

If you’re on #AT2018, send us a DM with your photos and we will use the best ones throughout the month!

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Along with Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Office of Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, we cut the ribbon for the brand new $10.1 million Civil Support Readiness Facility in Windsor Locks, Conn. today.
The 23,700-square foot building will support the training and preparedness for the Connecticut National Guard 14th CST.
The CST consists of 22 members of the Connecticut Army and Air National Guard dedicated to providing support to civilian authorities where chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats may be present domestically.

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Check out The Day’s story on Connecticut Guardsmen assigned to our MEDEVAC detachments as they prepare for the unit’s first-ever overseas mission! https://www.theday.com/military-news/20180610/new-connecticut-national-guard-medical-helicopter-unit-set-to-deploy-to-southwest-asia

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