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Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson greets Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jeffery Stebbins during a visit to the Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Fighter Wing in South Burlington, Vermont, Feb. 26, 2021. Hokanson, the National Guard Bureau chief, honored Vermont Soldiers and Airmen for their recent accomplishments during his visit to the Green Mountain State. Stebbins is the 158th FW command chief.
National Guard leader honors Soldiers, Airmen during visit
By Don Branum | March 6, 2021
Senior leaders with the National Guard Bureau in Washington recognized several Vermont National Guard Soldiers and Airmen for their accomplishments during a visit to the Green Mountain State Feb. 26...

Soldiers supporting a Miami-Dade community vaccination center fill syringes with COVID-19 vaccine, March 2, 2021, in Miami, Florida.
DOD Identifies More Troops to Help Administer COVID-19 Vaccine
By C. Todd Lopez | March 6, 2021
The Defense Department has identified additional personnel authorized to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency in administering COVID-19 vaccinations at community vaccination centers around the country...

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Assaad is the Colorado Army National Guard 169th Field Artillery Brigade command sergeant major. He will assume the responsibilities of the COARNG state command sergeant major in a ceremony March 2, 2021, at Joint Force Headquarters-Colorado, Centennial, Colorado. (Colorado National Guard photo)
Colorado Army National Guard state command sergeants major to change responsibility
By CONG Public Affairs Office | March 5, 2021
The Colorado Army National Guard’s top Non-commissioned Officers-in-Charge will change responsibility in a ceremony March 2, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Joint Force Headquarters-Colorado, 6848 South Revere Parkway, Centennial, CO...

U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, second from left, U.S. Space Command commander, introduces Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, National Guard Bureau chief, to National Guard service members assigned to USSPACECOM on March 5, 2021, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
National Guard chief at Peterson to discuss total force integration
By U.S. Space Command Public Affairs Office | March 5, 2021
U.S. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, visited U.S. Space Command on March 5 to discuss total force integration with Army Gen. James Dickinson, USSPACECOM commander, and other officials across the...

Soldiers with Company A “Attack” 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment (Mountain), Colorado Army National Guard train for an upcoming deployment at Guernsey, Wyoming, Oct. 20, 2020. The Soldiers ran through multiple scenarios, qualified on individual weapon systems, and completed Situational Training Exercise lanes that consisted of ambushes. Fort Carson’s 4th Security Force Assistance Brigade provided assistance and helped the National Guard improve their tactics. The SFAB is a specialized unit with the core mission to conduct training, advising, assisting, enabling, and accompanying operations with allied and partner nations.
Colorado National Guard infantry company deploys in support of U.S. Africa Command
By CONG Public Affairs Office | March 5, 2021
The Colorado National Guard will host a departure ceremony for approximately 130 Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers from Company B “Battle” 1st Battalion 157th Infantry Regiment (Mountain) March. 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at...

Beware of Telephone Scammers
By | March 1, 2021
Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with these simple tips...

February 2021
By AFN Broadcast Center | Feb. 18, 2021
With BIG stars, BIG premieres, and the BIG GAME – February is a “Big Deal” on the American Forces Network!Kicking off the highlights for the month is Super Bowl LV from Tampa Bay, Florida. Young star Patrick Mahomes leads the...

How History Predicts COVID-19’s Impact on Maritime Piracy, and What America Can do to Help
By Brandon Prins (Minerva) | Feb. 17, 2021
Minerva-funded researcher, Brandon Prins recent article discusses how previous financial crises have been followed by significant surges in maritime crime and that the economic impacts of the novel Coronavirus will likely do...

The "Pandemic Textbook" Must Include Decision-Making
By Neil Shortland (Minerva) | Feb. 3, 2021
Minerva-funded researcher, Neil D. Shortland and Laurence Alison recent article discusses why good pandemic management requires goal-directed least-worst decision-making. As scientists who study decision-making early on, they...

Gender in the time of COVID-19: Evaluating national leadership and COVID-19 fatalities
By Leah C. Windsor (Minerva) | Jan. 21, 2021
This recent article by Minerva-funded researcher, Dr. Leah Windsor and colleagues explore the idea that women world leaders are doing better (i.e., fewer deaths in the countries they lead) than men world leaders. They show...

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