Feature Stories

WVNG joins SPP partner Qatar in virtual exercise
November 23, 2020
Members of the West Virginia National Guard recently participated in a virtual seminar with members of the Qatari Emiri Land Forces (QELF) as a part of the Eastern Action joint operations staff exercise between elements of the Qatari military and the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) Operation Spartan Shield and Task Force Spartan. Since 2018, the WVNG has worked closely with Qatar as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program.

301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade completes an Area Support Group-Jordan rotation highlighted by COVID-19
November 20, 2020
Col. Derek Ulehla and Command Sgt. Maj. James Marsh case the 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade colors after the transfer of authority ceremony for Area Support Group-Jordan. The 301st MEB mobilized to Jordan in March to provide support operations for U.S. forces in Jordan. The U.S. military is in Jordan to partner with the Jordan Armed Forces to meet common security objectives in the region.

Homefront hero: Lily Palfrey
November 19, 2020
Lily Palfrey, daughter of 1st Sgt. Frank Palfrey who is the senior enlisted advisor for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, organized 154 care packages to be sent to her father's deployed unit. (Courtesy Photo by Lily Palfrey)

Silver Linings for Soldiers in Quarantine
November 19, 2020

Maj. Gen. Hamilton assumes command of Task Force Spartan
November 19, 2020
Maj. Gen. Steven Ferrari relinquishes command of Task Force Spartan to Maj. Gen. Patrick Hamilton at the Transfer of Authority Ceremony, Nov. 19, 2020. Ferrari said, “We will never forget our new friends and allies for whom the main reason we are here, to support the people of our host nations.”

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers coined for lifting base moral during COVID-19
November 18, 2020
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Soldier's remains identified in Hopkins, S.C.
November 13, 2020

COS savings benefit USACE mission partners
November 13, 2020
Members of the 310th Engineering Detachment work on construction a Joint Air Ground Station building in Qatar. The building is being built using troop labor from a design from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District's Center of Standardization for Nonpermanent Facilities (COS). The COS maintains a library of off the shelf designs that can be adapted for almost any purpose. Using COS designs can save significant time and money in the construction process.

The Best of Both Worlds: Newberry Army Officer and Former NCO Retires
November 13, 2020
Maj. Paul Sheppard and his family take a group photo during his retirement ceremony at U.S. Army Central headquarters on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Nov. 12, 2020. Sheppard, a native of Newberry, South Carolina, retired from the military after serving 39 years. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Keon Horton)

Sgt. Ray Sets Up Success
November 10, 2020
Army Sgt. Zjana Ray, from the 310th Construction Management Team based in Bullville, New York, drives between construction sites on November 5, 2020, Al Udeid Airbase, Qatar. Ray drives between 5 job sites for his job in theater as a member of Force Protection as the Army works to complete the Middle East Consolidation project.( Photo by U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Jermaine Jackson)