Pennsylvania National Guard News
Maj. Gen. Mark McCormack (left), 28th Infantry Division commander receives a plaque Nov 14 from Lithuanian Land Forces OF-5 Zilvinas Gaubys in recognition of the 28 ID’s longstanding partnership with Lithuania. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Daniel Palermo)
Pa. National Guard, Lithuanian Army, partner for Warfighter exercise
By Staff Sgt. Zane Craig | Nov. 19, 2020
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – More than a dozen Lithuanian Land Forces officers and noncommissioned officers integrated with the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 28th Infantry Division during Warfighter Exercise 21.2, held here during early November.

Pennsylvania’s senior enlisted adviser, Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Buchanan III, speaks at his retirement ceremony Nov. 13, 2020, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. Buchanan retired after four years in the position and 41 years of service in the Pennsylvania National Guard and the U.S. Army. The senior enlisted leader is the most senior noncommissioned officer in the Pennsylvania National Guard, acting as an advisor to the adjutant general and serving as a link between TAG and the thousands of enlisted Guardsmen serving under his command. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Zane Craig)
Pa. National Guard’s senior enlisted adviser retires
By Staff Sgt. Zane Craig | Nov. 18, 2020
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – The Pennsylvania National Guard's senior enlisted adviser to the adjutant general retired recently after 41 years of service in the National Guard and U.S. Army.

Lt. Col. Dorothy Watkins, left, a military information support operations officer, confers with OF-3 Aleksas Paulauskas, her Lithuanian Land Forces counterpart, during a two-week warfighter exercise Nov. 7, 2020, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.
28th Infantry Division completes warfighter exercise
By Sgt. 1st Class Doug Roles | Nov. 17, 2020
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Leaders with the 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, completed a computer-based force-on-force exercise to train commanders, staff officers and their sections on a variety of warfighting functions.

U.S. Army Spc. Fadi Mallouhi, computer/detection systems repairer with Headquarters Support Company, 628th Aviation Support Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, poses for a photo at an airfield in the 28th ECAB's area of operations in the Middle East. Mallouhi, originally from the Allentown, Pennsylvania area, spent much of his childhood in Syria and passes valuable lessons about the language and culture to his fellow Soldiers.
This Syrian-born U.S. Soldier is using his background to save lives
By Capt. Travis Mueller | Nov. 2, 2020
"When a Soldier gives someone a thumbs-up here, they're actually insulting them without even knowing it," said U.S. Army Spc. Fadi Mallouhi. "Then the locals will think that Americans are a bunch of rude people."

Pa. National Guard mobilizes for State Active Duty
By Lt. Col. Keith Hickox | Oct. 27, 2020
At the direction of Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Pennsylvania National Guard is mobilizing several hundred members in support of the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management to assist local agencies in protecting life, property and the right to peacefully assemble and protest.
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