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Wishing a safe deployment to these Soldiers from the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th ID, who departed Pennsylvani...
01/08/2024

Wishing a safe deployment to these Soldiers from the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th ID, who departed Pennsylvania recently for a deployment to the Horn of Africa.

Soldiers who recently returned from HHBN 28 ID's deployment participated in a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP)...
11/06/2023

Soldiers who recently returned from HHBN 28 ID's deployment participated in a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) event at Zembo Mosque, Harrisburg over the weekend. The program provided service members and their families with information about education benefits, healthcare, insurance and military career opportunities. HHBN's Soldier and Family Readiness Group (SFRG) leaders were recognized for all their work supporting families during the mobilization. Yellow Ribbon is a DoD-wide effort to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and communities, by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle.

07/24/2023
07/04/2023

Happy Independence Day!

Who's going to see some fireworks? Sound off with a "HOOAH"!

Have a safe and fun July 4th!

Memorial Day 2023:"May we never forget their sacrifice"
05/30/2023

Memorial Day 2023:

"May we never forget their sacrifice"

04/15/2023

LTC Francisco Santos Junkin, age 46, of Erie, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from a heart attack on Saturday, April 8, 2023. He was born in...

A lot of Soldiers from 28th Infantry Division have been trained by the professionals at the medical battalion training s...
03/23/2023

A lot of Soldiers from 28th Infantry Division have been trained by the professionals at the medical battalion training site! Their knowledge and skill have prepared Soldiers with life-saving training in preparation for real world scenarios.

Fort Indiantown Gap | 166th Regiment Regional Training Institute | The National Guard

Great story highlighting Soldiers from 28th Infantry Division and 213th Regional Support Group! It is always great to se...
03/21/2023

Great story highlighting Soldiers from 28th Infantry Division and 213th Regional Support Group! It is always great to see keystone Soldiers succeeding both in Pennsylvania and across the world!

Spc. Brook Latherow, left, of the 28th Infantry Division, and Sgt. Frank Doone, of the 213th Regional Support Group, are currently deployed to the Middle East in support of Task Force Spartan, and both are students at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Latherow is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, while Doone received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Bloomsburg and is pursuing a master’s degree in education.

“We go to the same school, take or have taken the same classes and if it wasn’t for deploying in the Pennsylvania National Guard, would have never met,” said Doone. “The amazing friendships made on deployments last a lifetime.”

On March 12, 1879, Governor Henry Hoyt signed General Order Number One appointing Maj. Gen. John Hartranft as the first ...
03/12/2023

On March 12, 1879, Governor Henry Hoyt signed General Order Number One appointing Maj. Gen. John Hartranft as the first division commander of the National Guard of Pennsylvania, and the 28th Infantry Division was born.

The Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 28th ID, currently deployed, honored the division’s birthday by honoring its legacy with a patching ceremony.

On this day, we honor the legacy of all those individuals that have served and continue to serve with the division in support of Pennsylvania and the country.

Roll on, 28th, Roll on!

U.S. Army | National Guard | Pennsylvania National Guard |

We continue our march to the 28th Infantry Division's Birthday with a look at the iconic and important keystone:Even tho...
03/11/2023

We continue our march to the 28th Infantry Division's Birthday with a look at the iconic and important keystone:

Even though the division was established in March of 1879, the keystone was prescribed as the designated symbol of the National Guard of Pennsylvania (what the division was known as at the time) on Aug. 27, 1879. In October 27, 1918, a red keystone-shaped shoulder patch was officially adopted by the 28th ID. Throughout its legacy, Soldiers have worn the keystone in service to Pennsylvania and the country during natural disasters, deployments, and more. When the nation calls for aid, Soldiers wearing the keystone are often found in support of the operation.

Pennsylvania National Guard | National Guard

Though the official birthday of the division is March 12, the lineage of the 28th Infantry division stretches back much ...
03/10/2023

Though the official birthday of the division is March 12, the lineage of the 28th Infantry division stretches back much further.

Benjamin Franklin organized artillery and infantry units to defend the city of Philadelphia against French and Spanish privateers. The first meeting of the Associators occurred on Nov. 21, 1747, and on Dec. 7, 1747, the enlistees and officers were formally commissioned by the Provincial Council President, Anthony Palmer. On that day, hundreds of armed Associators presented themselves to Palmer at the Philadelphia Courthouse and he wisely stated their activities were not disapproved and duly commissioned all of them.

Today's 1-111th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Associators, trace their lineage back to those individuals.

56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th ID | Pennsylvania National Guard

As we get closer to the 28th Infantry Division's birthday, we are going to look back on the history of the division:The ...
03/09/2023

As we get closer to the 28th Infantry Division's birthday, we are going to look back on the history of the division:

The 28ID was mobilized in preparation for World War II on Feb. 1, 1941. The first Soldiers of the 28ID stepped ashore at Omaha Beach on July 22, 1944. On Aug. 29, 1944, the 28ID had the honor of being the first American division to parade through Paris, and later fought across northern France into Germany. As the 28ID breached the formidable Westwall of the German defenses in September 1944, Staff Sgt. Francis Clark from the 109th Infantry earned the Medal of Honor.

The 28ID fought valiantly in the Huertgen Forest, disrupted the German counter-offensive during the Battle of the Bulge, and eventually liberated Colmar, France, from the grip of the German military. The 28ID crossed the Rhine and took positions in the Ruhr Pocket to stop any German forces driving south, and was in those positions when the fighting in Europe came to an end.

Steel on Steel! The Pennsylvania National Guard's MOS of the month for March is the Indirect Fire Infantryman! These Sol...
03/06/2023

Steel on Steel! The Pennsylvania National Guard's MOS of the month for March is the Indirect Fire Infantryman! These Soldiers are capable of laying down accurate supportive fire to the rest of their unit.

(U.S. Army Graphic by PA Public Affairs Office)

The National Guard | US Army Fort Benning | U.S. Army

Our Army National Guard Career of the Month for March is Indirect Fire Infantryman.

An Indirect Fire Infantryman is a member of a mortar squad, section or platoon. The mortar has the most power and range of any weapon in an infantry unit. Indirect Fire Infantrymen carry out scout missions to spot enemy troops and gun locations and operate two-way radios and signal equipment to relay battle orders.

For more information on careers in the Pennsylvania National Guard visit: www.pa.ng.mil/Join-the-PA-National-Guard/

Brig. Gen. Michael Wegscheider, deputy commanding general - operations for the 28th Infantry Division and Task Force Spa...
03/04/2023

Brig. Gen. Michael Wegscheider, deputy commanding general - operations for the 28th Infantry Division and Task Force Spartan, visited Soldiers from the 1-182nd Infantry Regiment last month. Leaders from the division continue to support operations across the commonwealth and across the world.

Pennsylvania National Guard | The National Guard |

Check out the great work of the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade! These teams train with everything from hoist...
03/01/2023

Check out the great work of the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade! These teams train with everything from hoists for medical missions to sling loading howitzers! These crews work hard to provide necessary support to mission of the 28th Infantry Division.

Eye in the sky! Soldiers from 28th Infantry get a chance to work with unmanned aerial systems. These Soldiers provide va...
02/27/2023

Eye in the sky! Soldiers from 28th Infantry get a chance to work with unmanned aerial systems. These Soldiers provide valuable insight and over watch of the battlefield for Soldiers and other service members out on mission.

(U.S. Army photos by Capt. Travis Mueller)

Check out more about their mission (https://www.dvidshub.net/news/438010/drone-facility-fort-indiantown-gap-offers-unique-training)

2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division | Pennsylvania National Guard | The National Guard | U.S. Army |

Often the unsung heroes of the formation are the maintainers! Qualified and professional individuals like the Stryker Sy...
02/25/2023

Often the unsung heroes of the formation are the maintainers! Qualified and professional individuals like the Stryker Systems Maintainers, help keep our Soldiers safe and mission ready!

(Shared from the Pennsylvania National Guard)

The National Guard | U.S. Army | 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th ID |

Check our Soldiers from the 28th Infantry Division supporting U.S. Army Central and Task Force Spartan during IDEX in UA...
02/24/2023

Check our Soldiers from the 28th Infantry Division supporting U.S. Army Central and Task Force Spartan during IDEX in UAE! Soldiers from the 28th ID work across the world providing their expertise, skill, and professionalism, to support the U.S. mission.

MG Wendul Hagler and Soldiers from the Pennsylvania National Guard, Idaho National Guard and 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command participated in the International Defense Exhibition & Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. USARCENT's participation in IDEX demonstrates the United States strong commitment to the UAE and the region. The exhibition is the largest defense exhibition and conference in the Middle East.

U.S. Central Command USAinUAE Task Force Spartan

Weathering the storm. Soldiers from the 28th Infantry Division band prepare to lead the procession of colors during the ...
02/22/2023

Weathering the storm. Soldiers from the 28th Infantry Division band prepare to lead the procession of colors during the memorial service at Boalsburg, Pa. in 2022. These professionals performed, even pulling a counter column, while the rain continued to pour down to honor those brave Soldiers that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Pennsylvania National Guard | The National Guard | U.S. Army

Great work by Soldiers from the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th ID! Part of the tables for weapon qualification, ...
02/20/2023

Great work by Soldiers from the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th ID! Part of the tables for weapon qualification, Soldiers are provided with more training to make sure they are better prepared for qualification on the range.

In case you missed it, Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 109th Field Artillery Regiment, performed 36 fire missions, using ap...
02/19/2023

In case you missed it, Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 109th Field Artillery Regiment, performed 36 fire missions, using approximately 400 rounds, while training in Lithuania in support of Defender Europe 22 and NATO exercise Flaming Thunder.

(U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Zane Craig)

Pennsylvania National Guard | The National Guard | U.S. Army | 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 28th ID | U.S. Army Europe

How quiet are you? Scouts from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 2nd In...
02/18/2023

How quiet are you? Scouts from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, move through the woods during a scout mission at Fort Indiantown Gap. The scouts were evaluated on their ability to navigate through woods quietly, assessing an area, and reporting the details back to their command.

Pennsylvania National Guard | The National Guard | U.S. Army | US Army Fort Benning |

Thank you for your service! On February 7th, 2023, the 2/149 GSAB hosted a re-enlistment Flight for 28th Infantry Divisi...
02/16/2023

Thank you for your service! On February 7th, 2023, the 2/149 GSAB hosted a re-enlistment Flight for 28th Infantry Division Soldiers deployed to support Task Force Spartan. Sgt. 1st Class Tiare Nimmo, Spc. Kul Tamang, Sgt. Bradley Palladino, Staff Sgt. Daveon Jones, and Sgt. Joshua Macknight, took an oath to extend their time in the U.S. Army while hundreds of feet in the air.

(U.S. Army photos by 2nd Lt. Brittany Thatcher)

The National Guard | Pennsylvania National Guard | U.S. Army | U.S. Army Central |

02/14/2023

Whether it is ice, snow, or sand, the Soldiers of the 28th Infantry Division are ready to "Roll On." Great work by the Soldiers from 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th ID, and the leaders to prepare their unit and equipment to safely travel in the snow.

The National Guard | Pennsylvania National Guard | U.S. Army |

Check out the great work of the 166th Regiment Regional Training Institute supporting deployed Soldiers from the 28th In...
02/12/2023

Check out the great work of the 166th Regiment Regional Training Institute supporting deployed Soldiers from the 28th Infantry Division, and other units supporting U.S. Army Central and U.S. Central Command!

Pennsylvania National Guard | The National Guard | U.S. Army |

The blended BLC is the result of a partnership between U.S. Army Central, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence (NCOLCOE), and the National Guard Bureau.

Train as we fight! Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry...
02/10/2023

Train as we fight! Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, communicate as they move through the woods during squad tactic training. Utilizing hand signals and more, the Soldiers navigated through the woods smoothly as they moved upon their destination. Training like this helps build chemistry within the 28th Infantry Division in preparation for larger training events during annual training, and future deployments.

Pennsylvania National Guard | The National Guard | U.S. Army | US Army Fort Benning | Leader’s Recon |

Exceeding the standard! Check out the work of the Soldiers from Charlie Company, 328th Brigade Support Battalion, 56th S...
02/08/2023

Exceeding the standard! Check out the work of the Soldiers from Charlie Company, 328th Brigade Support Battalion, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th ID, as they conduct medical training to maintain their qualifications.

Pennsylvania National Guard | U.S. Army | The National Guard | Joint Base San Antonio

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