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Wishing everyone a very happy and safe holiday weekend.
As you attend barbecues and parades or plant your summer gardens, please take a moment to remember the thousands of brave and selfless men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Our freedom is the gift they have given us, honoring and remembering them is the gift we can give back.
The #CTNationalGuard will be supporting town parades and celebrations all weekend, please share and tag your photos with #CTNationalGuard!
#MemorialDay2018 #NeverForget #fallensoldiers

Today at the 11th annual Wall of Honor Ceremony at the State Capitol, along with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, @ctvetsaffairs and Brad Davis, we pay tribute to the 65 Connecticut Troops killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. #neverforget #memorialday2018

ICMYI: The CTNG had a very busy weekend! A ruck march in Groton by the 1109th TASMG, a sendoff ceremony for the CTNG’s MEDEVAC detachments, celebrating the achievements of our enlisted during the #ArmedForcesDay2018 lunch, and supporting communities in need after last week’s storm
The men and women of your #CTNG remain #alwaysready, #alwaysthere!

Congratulations to the newest US Army Second Lieutenants, including those who commissioned during today’s ceremony at the University of New Haven. Brig. Gen. Ralph Hedenberg, Director of the Joint Staff, CTNG, swore in the Connecticut National Guard’s newest Officers.
Go forth and do great things!

#CTNG #ROTC

The #CtNationalGuard is #alwaysreadyalwaysthere around #Connecticut today. Members of the 192nd Engineer Battalion, CT Army National Guard, assist local agencies clear storm debris in Brookfield, Conn. Members of the CT Army and Air National Guard are also in New Fairfield and Bethany providing assistance following devastating storms that came through the state on Tuesday. #stormresponse #goguard

Members of the 103rd Airlift Wing, Civil Engineers, Connecticut Air National Guard are in Bethany, Conn. today assisting local agencies with clean up after severe storms downed trees abs power lines on Tuesday. Members of the Connecticut Army National Guard are also located in Brookfield and New Fairfield providing support. #goguard #airmen #citizensoldier #stormcleanup

We wish the 30 Soldiers of Detachment 2, Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, the very best as they prepare to deploy to Southwest Asia. The unit will be responsible for providing aeromedical evacuation, extensive en-route critical care and medical support while moving patients. #ctnationalguard #aviation #medevac #hh60m

The 69th annual Connecticut Armed Forces Day Luncheon happens tomorrow in Southington.
The event that aims to honor all past and present members of the U.S. Armed Forces will recognize one local service member from the Connecticut Army National Guard, the Connecticut Air National Guard, the Army Reserve, the Naval Reserve, the Marine Corps Reserve and the Coast Guard Reserve.
We also look forward to welcoming Brig. Gen. Jeffrey W. Drushal, Chief of Transportation, U.S. Army, to deliver the keynote address.
Follow us on out social media pages for full coverage of the event tomorrow.
#knowyourmil #Armedforcesday #CTNationalGuard

On Thursday, the Connecticut National Guard will host a sendoff ceremony for 30 men and women assigned to Detachments of the 3-126 Aviation Regiment. These Guardsmen are slated to deploy in support of operations in Southwest Asia.

The unit's mission will include aeromedical evacuation, extensive, en-route critical care and medical support while moving patients aboard the HH-60M Blackhawk (pictured). Join us in wishing them well on this first-of-its-kind mission for the CTNG!

Congratulations to all Connecticut Guardsmen graduating college this month, including the 103rd Air Wing's Senior Airman Steve Tucker, who graduated from the UConn Journalism program this weekend!

Tucker, right, is assigned to the Wing's Public Affairs shop, where he has put his journalism skills to work providing video content that helps tell our story to the world!

For more information on Public Affairs and dozens of other military specialties, send us a private message! (Photo provided by University of Connecticut's Journalism Department)

This weekend, you may see military aircraft flying overhead throughout CT as part of our ongoing mission to remain #alwaysready #alwaysthere!

If you see us, snap a pic and send us a DM, or give us a quick 👋!

Just a boy and his 🐶

Sgt. Anthony Jacabacci and his Working Dog, Messi, share a moment before conducting training at the 928th Military Working Dog Detachment facility in Newtown, Conn. #CTNG #militaryworkingdog #alwaysready #alwaysthere

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