Recent News

Keefe Sworn-In to Key Military PositionIn a ceremony at the governor’s office on Wednesday, Governor Charlie Baker officially appointed Major General Gary Keefe to the highest post in the Massachusetts National Guard....

Guardsmen Graduate the MPTC Reserve Police Training CourseOne hundred fifty nine Massachusetts National Guardsmen graduated the Municipal Police Training Committee's Training Committee's 3rd National Guard/Police Training Academy...

Military Records Office Wins Manuel Carballo Award for ExcellenceThe Military Records Office of the Massachusetts National Guard was recognized for their outstanding efforts to serve the Commonwealth...

1060th Transportation Company Returns HomeThe 1st Battalion, 101st Field Artillery Regiment, Massachusetts Army National Guard, recognized the unit’s recent affiliation with the 10th Mountain Division as part of the Army’s Associated Units Program...

1060th Transportation Company Returns HomeApproximately 145 Soldiers of the 1060th Transportation Company, 164th Transportation Battalion, Massachusetts Army National Guard, returned from a nine-month deployment to Kuwait...

MANG Soldiers Train at Fort DrumThe Massachusetts National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 182nd Infantry Regiment conducted a four-day training drill May 19–22 at Fort Drum, New York to prepare for a training exercise at the Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana in July.

Airmen from 104th FW Deploy to Germany for TrainingApproximately 100 Airmen from the 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass. deployed to Germany to train side-by-side with their active duty counterparts...

Guard Members Honored for Dedication and ServiceRetired Capt. William J. Armstrong and Master Sgt. Trevor M. E. George were awarded the Legion of Merit for their dedicated service and achievements during their tenure in the Massachusetts National Guard on May 15.

Gary W. Keefe to lead MA National GuardGov. Charlie Baker has announced that Maj. Gen. Gary W. Keefe has been designated to perform the duties of the Adjutant General of the Massachusetts National Guard.

L. Scott Rice Confirmed by U.S. SenateMajor General L. Scott Rice was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 28, 2016, to serve as Director, Air National Guard, National Guard Bureau, Washington D.C., and to receive his third star.

MANG Supports 120th Boston MarathonTradition runs deep in Massachusetts, which is home to the nation’s first militia and world’s oldest annual marathon. For the more than 30,000 runners, the 120th Boston Marathon was another emblematic continuation of the state’s culture...

MA ISFAC Kickoff EventThe Massachusetts National Guard State Family Program Director, along with other members of the ISFAC took their commitment to service members and their families to the next level during a Massachusetts ISFAC Kickoff Event, March 15, 2016...

Gary Keefe Promoted to Major GeneralGary W. Keefe, of Florence, Mass., has been promoted to the rank of major general in the Massachusetts Air National Guard. Keefe was confirmed by the United States Senate...

Warrant Officer Career Day Promises Challenges, RewardsTransitioning to warrant officer allows Soldiers to further their own careers while simultaneously addressing critical needs of the military...

The Partnership Takes Center Stage: Massachusetts Guardsmen Train with Canadian ForcesIn a crisis, military police may be called upon to exercise their skills as protectors of the people and enforcers of the law. During these crisis situations local and federal law enforcement...

Gov. Baker Awards Maj. Gen. Rice Distinguished Service MedalGov. Charlie Baker awarded the Distinguished Service Medal to Maj. Gen. L. Scott Rice, adjutant general, Massachusetts National Guard, on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at the State House...

Partnership to Reduce Sex Assault in RanksMassachusetts National Guard, in partnership with the Bristol County Sheriff's Office, conducted a conference entitled "Responding to Sexual Assaults: Strengthening the Ties Between the National Guard, Law Enforcement and Colleges.”

Gov. Baker awards Soldier's Medal to Staff Sgt. CurtisGov. Charlie Baker awarded the Soldier's Medal to Staff Sgt. Geoffrey Curtis, Massachusetts Army National Guard, on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at the State House...

ANG Security Forces Award individual winners namedThe Director of the Air National Guard recently announced the 2015 Air National Guard Security Forces Award individual winners...

Mass. Guard Officer Receives Game Changer AwardCol. John Driscoll, Director of Personnel, Massachusetts Army National Guard, was recently recognized for the “Game Change Award,” at the Springfield Falcons home hockey game...

102 IW Opens State-of-the-art Intelligence FacilityMembers of the 102nd Intelligence Wing and special guests held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the wing's newest facility on Nov. 7 here....

Lt. Col. Margaret White Honored at State HouseArmy Lt. Col. Margaret C. White, a member of the Massachusetts National Guard with over 33 years of military service, was named the Deborah Sampson Honoree at the 11th annual Women Veterans' Appreciation Day...

TAG Applauds Donation of Electronic Media Devices to Wounded VeteransThe Adjutant General of the Massachusetts National Guard, joined other state leaders in celebrating the accomplishments of the iPods for Wounded Veterans foundation...

Massachusetts National Guard signs state partnership agreement with Republic of KenyaThe Massachusetts National Guard and the Republic of Kenya signed a state partnership agreement during an official ceremony held at the Kenya Ministry of Defence here, Oct. 1, 2015.

104th FW Participates in Exercise Atlantic Spear,
Boar's Nest
Airmen and jets from the 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Ma., are participating in Exercise Atlantic Spear from Aug. 14-27.

Camp Edwards Training Site dons new patchSoldiers assigned to Camp Edwards received a new soldier sleeve insignia during a patch ceremony held at the Yankee Division Memorial on base, Aug. 1, 2015.

Gov. Baker awards Staff Sgt. Welch the Soldier's MedalGov. Charlie Baker awarded the Soldier's Medal to Staff Sgt. Mark Welch, Massachusetts Army National Guard, on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the State House.

Pursuit of the Expert Infantryman BadgeNational Guard Soldiers from numerous Northeast states, plus nine in attendance from Bosnia, participated in a series of events to earn their Expert Infantryman Badge here, June 7 through June 18.

Mass. National Guard Celebrates U.S. Army's 240th BirthdayThe Massachusetts National Guard celebrated the U.S. Army's 240th Birthday, on June 14, 2015, at Joint Force Headquarters.

Mass. Guard Honors Fallen Soldier; Sgt. Michael KelleyA wreath-laying ceremony to honor the memory of the first fallen Massachusetts Army National Guard Soldier killed in action while serving in Afghanistan...

Soldiers compete for region’s best warriorArmy National Guard soldiers from each of the six New England states including New York and New Jersey competed in the annual Region I Best Warrior Competition, May 12-14, 2015 at Joint Base Cape Cod.

26th Yankee Division Memorial
Rededicated on Camp Edwards
A ceremony to rededicate the 26th Yankee Division Memorial was held on Camp Edwards, Joint Base Cape Cod, on May 2, 2015,

Cyber Training Unites New EnglandArmy National Guard Cyber Network Defense Teams from across New England put their defensive skills to the test at Joint Force Headquarters this week for a training exercise designed to simulate a cyber-attack.

Massachusetts Graduates the Nation’s First Civilian Police Academy for Citizen-SoldiersContinuing its long tradition of leadership and innovation, the Massachusetts National Guard in conjunction with the Worcester Police department graduated...

VA Secretary Appoints Mass. Guard Officer
to National Committee
The Secretary of Veteran’s Administration, The Honorable Robert A. McDonald has appointed Maj. Shannon McLaughlin

Mass. National Guard Army Aviation Assists with Forest FireAn Army Aviation Crew and Blackhawk Helicopter from the Massachusetts Army National Guard stationed out of Westfield/Barnes Airport responded to a fire...

Massachusetts National Guard augments training center at multinational exerciseSoldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard are using their skills and experience at a large-scale multinational exercise

Guard supports 2015 Boston MarathonEarly on a cool, drizzly morning, runners, volunteers and spectators participated in the 119th Boston Marathon. With a course that stretches from Hopkinton, Mass...

Gen. Grass visits the Nation's FirstGen. Frank J. Grass, chief, National Guard Bureau, visited members of the Massachusetts National Guard, at the Massachusetts National Guard’s Joint Forces Headquarters, here April 10, 2015.

Chief, National Guard Bureau, visits historic Concord BridgeGen. Frank J. Grass, chief, National Guard Bureau, recently visited the North Bridge at Minuteman National Historic Park

National Guard Bureau Homeland Security Institute hosts 5th annual executive seminar at Harvard UniversityThe National Guard Bureau Homeland Security Institute, in cooperation with Harvard University's JFK School of Government...

Light Medium Tactical Vehicle Joint TrainingSeven Army Guardsmen trained 12 Air Guardsmen on the maintenance and operation of the Light Medium Tactical Vehicle in the third joint class...

Computer Network Defense Team ExerciseThirty Army and Air National Guardsmen from four of the New England states came together March 7 and 8 for a Computer Network Defense Team exercise here, receiving joint training on cyber technologies.

National Guard Engineers Continue DiggingSoldiers of the 379th and 181st Engineering Companies conducted snow-clearing operations in multiple locations throughout Massachusetts, Feb. 12. The Mass. National Guard Soldiers implemented a two-part plan...

Guard and Civilians Cooperate in Rescue EffortsNational Guard Soldiers from the 181st and 379th Engineering Companies took to the streets unearthing cars, homes, and fire hydrants from still-growing snow banks throughout February 10 and 11.

New Path to EducationThe first-ever Airman Leadership School (ALS) Course was conducted here at Otis Air National Guard Base via satellite.

Civil Engineers go to Silver FlagOn Friday, thirty civil engineers from the 102nd Civil Engineering Squadron and ten members from their sister unit, the 101st Civil Engineering Squadron from Bangor Maine, boarded a KC-135 aircraft at Otis Air National Guard Base and traveled...

General officer promotion held on ‘Old Ironsides’Francis M. McGinn was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the Massachusetts National Guard in front of a crowd of more than 100 family, friends and colleagues massed on the deck of the historic ship.

Tom Desmond Retires after 36 Years of Dedicated ServiceFriends, family, fellow Defense Department civilians, and the state’s top National Guard leadership gathered at Waxy O’Connor’s outside Hanscom Air Force Base here Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, to bid farewell to Mr. Thomas Desmond

Massachusetts National Guard Salutes USS ConstitutionThe Massachusetts National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 101st Field Artillery Regiment fired ceremonial cannons at Fort Independence, Castle Island, South Boston, in conjunction with the USS Constitution’s firing of cannons...

Army's Oldest Medical Unit Deploying to AfghanistanMassachusetts Army National Guard Soldiers filled the fields surrounding the historic Old North Bridge as their friends, family members, and National Guard leadership wished a local National Guard unit well during a send-off ceremony.

TRADOC Commanding General Visits Massachusetts National GuardGen. David Perkins, Commanding General, U.S. Army, Training and Doctrine Command, recently visited the Massachusetts National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters...

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Governor
Charlie Baker

Governor of Massachusetts

Major General
Gary Keefe

The Adjutant General

Command Sergeant Major
Carlos Ramos Rivera

State Command Sergeant Major

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