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Delaware National Guard hosts State of the Guard Event

Members of DNG’s 31st Civil Support Team and Counterdrug Task Force hold a demonstration during the State of the Guard Event at Joint Force Headquarters, New Castle, Del., Feb. 15, 2019. The demonstrations helped showcase their unique missions and contributions to the state and nation to members of the Chambers. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

Members of DNG’s 31st Civil Support Team and Counterdrug Task Force hold a demonstration during the State of the Guard Event at Joint Force Headquarters, New Castle, Del., Feb. 15, 2019. The demonstrations helped showcase their unique missions and contributions to the state and nation to members of the Chambers. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Carol Timmons, the Adjutant General, inducts new members to the Honorary Commander Program during the State of the Guard Event at Joint Force Headquarters, New Castle, Del., Feb. 15, 2019. The Honorary Commander Program helped establish and maintain personal contact with local civic leaders in order to increase public awareness of the missions, policies and programs of the Air National Guard and Department of Defense. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Carol Timmons, the Adjutant General, inducts new members to the Honorary Commander Program during the State of the Guard Event at Joint Force Headquarters, New Castle, Del., Feb. 15, 2019. The Honorary Commander Program helped establish and maintain personal contact with local civic leaders in order to increase public awareness of the missions, policies and programs of the Air National Guard and Department of Defense. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

Governor John Carney speaks to attendees during the 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. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

Governor John Carney speaks to attendees during the 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. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

Governor John Carney addresses the attendees during the State of the Guard Event at Joint Force Headquarters, New Castle, Del., Feb. 15, 2019. 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. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

Governor John Carney addresses the attendees during the State of the Guard Event at Joint Force Headquarters, New Castle, Del., Feb. 15, 2019. 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. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

Delaware Governor John Carney watches a Year in Review video during the State of the Guard Event at Joint Force Headquarters, New Castle, Del., Feb. 15, 2019. In addition to the Chambers of Commerce, Gov. Carney attended the event and addressed the attendees by thanking them for supporting the DNG. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

Delaware Governor John Carney watches a Year in Review video during the State of the Guard Event at Joint Force Headquarters, New Castle, Del., Feb. 15, 2019. In addition to the Chambers of Commerce, Gov. Carney attended the event and addressed the attendees by thanking them for supporting the DNG. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller)

NEW CASTLE, Del. --

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.