Delaware National Guard hosts State of the Guard Event

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  • By Senior Airman Katherine Miller
  • 166th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Delaware National Guard hosted a State of the Guard Event at Joint Force Headquarters, New Castle, Del., Feb. 15, 2019.

During the event, members from the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce joined with members from the Delaware National Guard to discuss current missions, activities and operations of the DNG as well as induct new members of the Honorary Commander Program. In addition to the Chambers of Commerce, Gov. John Carney attended the event and addressed the attendees by thanking them for supporting the DNG.

“What a difference you all make for our Soldiers and our Airmen,” said Maj. Gen. Carol Timmons, the Adjutant General, “And more importantly, for their families. When you support them and employ them, it trickles down when those members are pulled away to deploy. So we thank you all for what you do in support of our citizen Airmen.”

The mission of the Chamber of Commerce is to promote an economic climate that enables business of all sizes and types to become more competitive in a consistently changing climate as well as advocate in the state for business interests.

“I am honored and humbled by the dedication and commitment of our citizen Airmen to our state and nation,” said Carney. “And I thank you all for your continued support.”

Following the event, the DNG’s 31st Civil Support Team and Counterdrug Task Force held demonstrations to showcase their unique missions and contributions to the state and nation to members of the Chambers.