28TH Infantry Division, Headquarters & Headquarters Battalion

28TH Infantry Division, Headquarters & Headquarters Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard

Operating as usual

WFX 21-2 in the books!
11/17/2020

WFX 21-2 in the books!

The Sun 🌞 has set on another Mission Command Training Program War Fighter ⚔️, Great job getting after training in a complex environment 28th Infantry Division Pennsylvania National Guard
#Keystone #RollOn & all training audiences @ Fort Indiantown Gap #WarFighters 113th Sustainment Brigade 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, Army Reserve Aviation Command 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th ID 169th Field Artillery Brigade

Great training event, and effort by all!
11/17/2020

Great training event, and effort by all!

Operations Group Bravo is culminating a rigorous and valuable War Fighter Exercise with the 28th Infantry Division Pennsylvania National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap. There have been many lessons learned across the Division and training audience brigades over the last two weeks. Safe travels to all

#WarFighters #RollOn #MCTP #DecisiveVictory
Mission Command Training Program U.S. Army Combined Arms Center Texas Military Department 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team - 116th CBCT 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, Army Reserve Aviation Command 113th Sustainment Brigade 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th ID 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 28th ID 169th Field Artillery Brigade The Ready Team - Texas National Guard's 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team 28th Infantry Division

09/27/2020
Pittsburgh Steelers

Our own 1SG Barclay!

During today's game at Heinz Field, we honored U.S. Army First Sergeant Jason Barclay. Barclay has served in over 200 combat patrol missions in more than 18 years of service.

All of #SteelersNation thanks you for your service!

We’ll be out at City Island July 2nd for lunch- spread the word and come out!
06/23/2020

We’ll be out at City Island July 2nd for lunch- spread the word and come out!

Join us for lunch!

Military Equipment • Soldiers of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard • BBQ • Live Radio • Video Game Trailers

City Island, Pa (By the Horse 🐴 Stables)
Thursday July 2nd
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Pennsylvania National Guard’s Support at Long-Term Care Facilities
05/22/2020
Pennsylvania National Guard’s Support at Long-Term Care Facilities

Pennsylvania National Guard’s Support at Long-Term Care Facilities

Spring Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, one of Dauphin County’s largest nursing facilities, is one of several nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the state that has requested and received additional support from the Pennsylvania National Guard through the Department of Health...

Pennsylvania National Guard’s Support at Long-Term Care Facilities
05/22/2020
Pennsylvania National Guard’s Support at Long-Term Care Facilities

Pennsylvania National Guard’s Support at Long-Term Care Facilities

Spring Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, one of Dauphin County’s largest nursing facilities, is one of several nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the state that has requested and received additional support from the Pennsylvania National Guard through the Department of Health...

05/17/2020
28th Infantry Division

28th Infantry Division

Even though our Annual Memorial Service at Boalsburg had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the special day did not go unobserved for 2020. A single wreath was placed this morning at the division shrine, on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. We'd like to thank Tyler Gum, the museum's site administrator, for placing the wreath and for inviting us to record the simple yet very meaningful single-person ceremony.

04/05/2020
Pennsylvania National Guard

Reassuring message from our State, and 28ID, chaplain LTC (CH) Schaun Myers!

A word from Chaplain Schaun Myers, our Pa. National Guard state support chaplain.

#nationalguard fight against #covid19
#InThisTogether
#PaProud

From General Lengyel, ”Rely on official sources -- including the CDC, FEMA and DOD -- for accurate COVID-19 information....
03/22/2020

From General Lengyel, ”Rely on official sources -- including the CDC, FEMA and DOD -- for accurate COVID-19 information. ... Defeat unfounded rumors: Share fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control and sign up for updates, local information and rumor control from local and state officials. ... For the latest updates from federal agencies, visit coronavirus.gov.”

⚠ Due to the large amount of speculation regarding COVID-19, this is a reminder to rely on OFFICIAL sources for accurate information.

Help control the spread of rumors by sharing this page: fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control

Sign up for the latest updates, localized information and rumor control from your local & state officials.

You can always find the latest updates from federal agencies at: coronavirus.gov

“The purpose of this FEMA page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to Coro...
03/21/2020
Coronavirus Rumor Control | FEMA.gov

“The purpose of this FEMA page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis, stay informed with our updated Myth vs. Facts related to (COVID-19).”

The purpose of this FEMA page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis, stay informed with our updated Myth vs.

How to access Emergency Food Assistance During COVID-19 Mitigation in Pennsylvania.
03/20/2020
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

How to access Emergency Food Assistance During COVID-19 Mitigation in Pennsylvania.

If you are experiencing food insecurity for any reason related to #COVID19, help is available. Here's a handy guide.

03/19/2020
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Where to reach Pennsylvania government services while practicing social distancing:

Where to reach Pennsylvania government services while practicing social distancing:



👩‍💻 File for unemployment compensation: bit.ly/3a2qARW
👤 Talk mental health: text PA to 741-741

👨‍⚕️ Apply for Medicaid: on.pa.gov/compass

🍎 Apply for SNAP: on.pa.gov/compass

👶 Apply for WIC: Call 1-800-942-9467

🏡 Get help with home heating: on.pa.gov/LIHEAP

📬 Sign up to vote by mail ballot: VotesPA.com/ApplyMailBallot

📑 Get answers to tax questions: revenue-pa.custhelp.com

🚙 Access driver services: dmv.pa.gov/online-services

💼 Connect with professional license services: www.pals.pa.gov

🏫 Learn about school closures: education.pa.gov/COVID19

⚠️ Receive health/safety text alerts: on.pa.gov/AlertPA

Local grocery store hours- note the designated seniors’ time.
03/18/2020

Local grocery store hours- note the designated seniors’ time.

These are the grocery store hours around central Pa. as of March 18. Please note the changes for some of these stores, plus a shopping hour for seniors and immunocompromised people at Karns.

“Many thanks to all Pennsylvanians who are doing their part to help postpone and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. ...
03/17/2020

“Many thanks to all Pennsylvanians who are doing their part to help postpone and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Let’s keep the Commonwealth healthy together!” #strongertogether

Full disclaimer- we stole these from GOV Wolf and PAANG.

03/15/2020
CDC

Raise awareness and prevention.

Everyone can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Call your doctor if you develop symptoms, have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19. Learn more: https://bit.ly/38zjnYo

Additional photos from the 28ID Band performance at the Library of Congress on 11 March 2020.  In honor of the 30th Anni...
03/15/2020

Additional photos from the 28ID Band performance at the Library of Congress on 11 March 2020. In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Lithuania.

Photographs by Mantas Kubilinskas www.mantasphoto.com

The 28ID Band performed at a reception commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Restoration of Independence of the Repu...
03/15/2020

The 28ID Band performed at a reception commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Lithuania. The event was held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Lithuania is our Partner Nation in the State Partnership Program. Photographs by Mantas Kubilinskas www.mantasphoto.com

We were honored to support the Lietuvos ambasada Vašingtone / Embassy of Lithuania in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania's international partner from the NATO State Partnership Program, in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Restoration of Lithuanian Independence. The event was held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Photographs by Mantas Kubilinskas www.mantasphoto.com

SSG Graham Hall, OPs Co, HHBN, 28ID, has won the Command Sgt. Maj. Jay H. Fields NCO Leadership Award at the PA Army Nat...
03/14/2020

SSG Graham Hall, OPs Co, HHBN, 28ID, has won the Command Sgt. Maj. Jay H. Fields NCO Leadership Award at the PA Army National Guard’s 2020 Best Warrior Competition.

The Soldiers competed in 10 events designed to test the limits of their physical and mental endurance and assess the “Whole Soldier Concept.” The events included the Army Combat Fitness Test, a written examination, weapons qualifications, land navigation, an obstacle course and an 8-mile road march.

SSG Hall is an Operations Sergeant and is qualified as a 14G, Air Defense Battle Management System Operator. His hometown is Blain, Pa.

Homeless Veterans Standdown is in full swing at Harrisburg Military Post!Thank you MSG (R) VonHaeger for your leadership...
02/22/2020

Homeless Veterans Standdown is in full swing at Harrisburg Military Post!

Thank you MSG (R) VonHaeger for your leadership and to all the veterans, volunteers, vendors, and Soldiers that are making it a successful event!

And thank you to Maj Gen Carrelli, CSM Buchanan, and CSM Worley for coming!

Congratulations to one of our own- MAJ Garcia was inducted into the Lock Haven University Boxing Hall of Fame!
02/18/2020
28th Infantry Division

Congratulations to one of our own- MAJ Garcia was inducted into the Lock Haven University Boxing Hall of Fame!

Congratulations to Maj. Comanche Garcia with the 28th Infantry Division for being inducted into the Lock Haven University Boxing Hall of Fame.

Make your reservations now for the 28th Infantry Division’s Dining Out on March 21st at the Hershey Lodge!  We’re also i...
02/04/2020

Make your reservations now for the 28th Infantry Division’s Dining Out on March 21st at the Hershey Lodge!

We’re also in need of escort officers and color guard detail- let your Readiness NCO know if you’re interested!!!

The 28th Infantry Division dining out is set to take place Saturday, March 21st, 2020 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA, Dauphin County. The dining out celebrates the Division's proud history in a historic area of Pennsylvania.

For further information please contact the 28ID SGS Office at [email protected]

Altoona’s own, Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Lombardo, 28th Infantry Division, was one of four WWII veterans that were honor...
02/02/2020

Altoona’s own, Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Lombardo, 28th Infantry Division, was one of four WWII veterans that were honorary captains at tonight’s Super Bowl!

Make your reservations now for the Dining Out!  We’re also in need of escort officers and color guard detail- let your R...
02/01/2020

Make your reservations now for the Dining Out! We’re also in need of escort officers and color guard detail- let your Readiness NCO know if you’re interested!!!

The 28th Infantry Division dining out is set to take place Saturday, March 21st, 2020 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA, Dauphin County. The dining out celebrates the Division's proud history in a historic area of Pennsylvania.

For further information please contact the 28ID SGS Office at [email protected]

We solemnly commemorate this day with our brothers and sisters in arms of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, our partners thro...
01/14/2020

We solemnly commemorate this day with our brothers and sisters in arms of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, our partners through the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. The words of our Embassy to Lithuania below ring true.

For more information about this day in Lithuanian history, simply look up “January 13 1991 Lithuania”.

🇺🇸 Today we join together with Lithuanians to remember the people who fought and died for the freedom of Lithuania. This day reminds us of the importance of unity and fraternity, during times of both conflict and peace. May the light of candles throughout Lithuania and forget-me-nots remind us of the brave souls who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and peace.

🇱🇹 Jungiamės prie lietuvių ir drauge prisimename tuos, kurie kovojo ir žuvo už Lietuvos laisvę. Ši diena mums primena, jog vienybę ir bendrystę privalome saugoti. Tegul žvakės ir neužmirštuolės mums primena tuos drąsius žmones, kurie dėl laisvės ir taikos atidavė pačią didžiausią auką.

#NeverForget #Sausio13 #January13 #USinLT

Congratulations SGT Farber on being the first female Soldier from the PA National Guard to pass Ranger School!  RLTW
01/10/2020
Soldier becomes 1st female soldier from PA National Guard to pass US Army Ranger school

Congratulations SGT Farber on being the first female Soldier from the PA National Guard to pass Ranger School! RLTW

Sgt Danielle Farber smiles as she reflects on the history she just made in Pennsylvania. "Yeah, that's kind of cool," she said looking at the cameras surrounding her at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County. Upon graduation on December 13, 2019, Sgt. Farber become one of the first two National Guard...

12/19/2019
U.S. Army Europe

“Keystone in the Way” was unveiled this week in the Ardennes to commemorate 28ID actions at the Battle of the Bulge. Check out the video to learn more.

MG Schafer, CSM Pritts, and former 28ID Commanding Generals were in attendance. At 1:09 you can see our own SGT Wanamaker!

#WatchNow Keystone in the Way gives visitors an opportunity to learn about the actions performed by service members memorialized close nearby.

#EUCOM #WWII #WW2 #EUCOMWWII75 #WWII75inEurope #StrongEurope #SovereignSkies #StrongerTogether #WeAreAllies
U.S. European Command (EUCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) U.S. Army Europe 28th Infantry Division

11/03/2019
Governor Tom Wolf

We’ve been talking about it all weekend, sign up today- the Military Family Education Program!

I signed into law a first-in-the-nation benefit that pays for higher education for family members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Spouses and children of service members who re-enlist get up to 10 semesters/5 years of free schooling.

Find a list of frequently asked questions: on.pa.gov/GI-Bill.

Welcome to the Guard, Private Dishman! Glad you and your family were able to come out to Harrisburg Military Post last w...
10/25/2019

Welcome to the Guard, Private Dishman! Glad you and your family were able to come out to Harrisburg Military Post last weekend.

Pvt. Maddie Dishman (second from left) of Mount Holly Springs was one of the recently-enlisted Soldiers to attend the Guard Experience event held this past weekend at Harrisburg Military Post. Sgt. Mark Stotsberry (left), an air defense artilleryman with Operations Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, talked to Dishman about Army weapons systems. Dishman was accompanied by her father, Rich Dishman, and family friend Aaron Hepler. She joined the 28th Infantry Division to become a combat medic and plans to use education benefits offered by the Pa. Army National Guard to pursue a career in nursing. “I enjoyed how welcoming my recruiting officer was,” Dishman says. “He provided a lot of information.” Welcome to the Iron Division Pvt. Dishman!

Members of the Division Staff have have been assisting the LK Sausumos  Pajėgos (Lithuanian Land Forces HQs) during thei...
10/25/2019

Members of the Division Staff have have been assisting the LK Sausumos Pajėgos (Lithuanian Land Forces HQs) during their STAFFEX 19!

Karštu aptarimu šiandien baigėsi dvi savaites trukę Sausumos pajėgų Valdymo elemento (SP VE) mokymai „Staffex 2019“. Vienoje salėje susirinkę pratybų dalyviai dalinosi pastebėjimais, vertinimais ir tolimesnės veiklos rekomendacijomis.

Šios pratybos buvo vienas pirmųjų žingsnių siekiant Sausumos pajėgose išvystyti vadovavimo ir valdymo pajėgumą, gebantį planuoti ir vykdyti divizijos lygmens operacijas. Šios ir ateityje vyksiančios SP VE pratybos taip pat reikalingos ruošiantis kitąmet regione vyksiančioms tarptautinėms pratyboms „Gynėjas 2020“.

Sausumos pajėgų vadovybė ir visi pratybų dalyviai nuoširdžiai dėkoja pratybas stebėjusiems JAV Nacionalinės gvardijos 28-osios pėstininkų divizijos štabo karininkams ir puskarininkiams, kurių perduotos žinios ir patirtis buvo itin vertinga.

„Vienybėje - jėga, tikėjime - pergalė!“

Don’t give in to the war within.  Reach out to a buddy if you’re down. Talk to your fellow warrior if they don’t seem li...
09/27/2019
Military suicides spiking as officials admit they’re clueless on what to do

Don’t give in to the war within. Reach out to a buddy if you’re down. Talk to your fellow warrior if they don’t seem like themselves. All go through the low times, not enough talk about it.

The number of suicides across the military increased from 511 in 2017 to 541 in 2018. According to the Pentagon, the most at-risk population is young enlisted men.

Thanks to all who helped today with the Military Share event at Harrisburg Military Post!  Over 80 families of Soldiers ...
09/26/2019

Thanks to all who helped today with the Military Share event at Harrisburg Military Post! Over 80 families of Soldiers and veterans received food.

Special thanks to Mary Kate Cowher, our FAC, for setting it up, Cathy Pristas, our FRSA, and the Central PA Food Bank.

MilitaryShare, a Fresh Express Program of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, is designed to provide fresh, nutritious foods for families with at least one member who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces.

28TH Infantry Division, Headquarters & Headquarters Battalion's cover photo
09/26/2019

28TH Infantry Division, Headquarters & Headquarters Battalion's cover photo

All Lowe’s are doing on the spot interviews the next 4 Wednesday’s!
09/17/2019

All Lowe’s are doing on the spot interviews the next 4 Wednesday’s!

Our Governor talking about his trip to Lithuania and Poland to visit PA National Guard Soldiers, and our State Partners ...
09/16/2019

Our Governor talking about his trip to Lithuania and Poland to visit PA National Guard Soldiers, and our State Partners the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

Last week I made a long overdue trip to visit our nearly 600 Pennsylvania National Guard troops stationed overseas in Lithuania and Poland.

Birthday parties, holiday meals, a first child being born — these troops are missing home to protect us and their loved ones are missing them in return.

We owe them an enormous amount of gratitude. It can't be said enough.

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