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The Connecticut Guardian is the monthly news publication for the Connecticut National Guard, State Military Department, State Militia and their families. Its goal is to provide members with information, education, and entertainment as it pertains to their careers, training, health, veteran's status and benefits, families and education. The Guardian acts as the command information vehicle of the Adjutant General and provides a means of communication between leadership and the Soldier/Airman. In addition, the Connecticut Guardian aims to keep retirees up to date on benefits, and Connecticut National Guard news and events in order to promote support amongst our past members. Lastly, the Guardian provides information to the general, non-military public in order to enhance understanding of the Connecticut National Guard and its missions and to promote recruiting of new members.
 

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FAQ

1. How can I get a copy of the Connecticut Guardian mailed to my house?
At this time, we are no longer printing and mailing physical copies of the Connecticut Guardian. Digital copies can be downloaded from the link at the top of the page. 

2. Can I get a digital copy emailed to me?
Yes! Click Here to sign up for our mailing list. Please note: the email edition of The Guardian may get sent to your junk mail folder. 

3. I run a local business, can I pay for ad space in the Connecticut Guardian?
We are not allowed to accept payment for, or place, advertisements from non-government organizations in the Connecticut Guardian.

4. How do I update my mailing address?
  • If you're a retired Connecticut National Guardsmen, please call (860) 524-4813
  • If you're a member of the Governor's Horse or Foot Guards, please see change your address with your respective unit leadership.
  • If you're a current member of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard, please change your address with your unit leadership.
5. I have an interesting story, how do I pitch the idea to the Connecticut Guardian staff?
We are absolutely interested in your story ideas. Please send your pitch to the Connecticut Guardian editor at timothy.r.koster.civ@army.mil.

6. How can I get copies of the photos used with a story in the Connecticut Guardian?
To download high-resolution photos, you can either search for the article on our Press Room page or visit our DVIDS page. If they're not available on either of those page, please contact our editor.

7. Where can I find old copies of the Connecticut Guardian?
There's a dropdown menu on the right hand side of this page titled Previous Editions which you can use to select older copies of the paper. If you're looking for something beyond what's currently available on the website, please contact our editor.

8. I want to place a graphic in the Connecticut Guardian, what size should it be?
  • Full page image: 10 inches wide x 11 inches tall
  • Half page image: 10 inches wide x 5.42 inches tall
  • Quarter page image: 4.92 inches wide x 5.42 inches tall

Contact the Editor

Mr. Timothy Koster
Editor, Connecticut Guardian
timothy.r.koster.civ@army.mil
Office: (860) 524-4858
Cell: (860) 937-7262

Recent News

Connecticut Air Guard trains with TSA, State Police
August 9, 2021
The Connecticut Air National Guard Fire Department and Connecticut State Police respond to a small unmanned aircraft system flying over Bradley Air National Guard Base during a drone response exercise conducted at the installation in East Granby, Connecticut, Aug. 5, 2021.  With the increased prevalence of drone activity around the world, the 103rd Security Forces Squadron partnered with the Transportation Security Administration and Connecticut State Police to conduct a multi-agency antiterrorism exercise that tested the base’s response to a drone incursion. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven Tucker)

Connecticut Guard upgrades C-130H fleet
June 25, 2021
The Connecticut Air National Guard receives H3 model C-130s as part of a plan to upgrade the 103rd Airlift Wing's fleet of aircraft, June 2, 2021 at Bradley Air National Guard Base, Connecticut. The H3s are replacements for the Connecticut Guard's fleet of C-130H1 aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Tamara R. Dabney)

Connecticut Guard, Uruguay continue 21-year partnership
June 24, 2021
The flag of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay is displayed over the State Capitol Building in Hartford, Conn., June 15, 2021. The flag was flown as a gesture of solidarity between the Armed Forces of Uruguay and the Connecticut National Guard during a bilateral visit for the State Partnership Program.

Connecticut Guard cyber team honored for outstanding service
May 20, 2021
Maj. Gen. Francis Evon, adjutant general for the Connecticut National Guard, front left, and leaders of the Guard's Joint Cyber Response Team with Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill and Deputy Secretary of State Scott Bates after the team received the National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award May 12, 2021, for fortifying cybersecurity ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Connecticut Guardsman turns personal tragedy into 10 years of advocacy
April 26, 2021
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jessica Roy (center), 103rd Security Forces Squadron S2 intelligence and investigations superintendent and antiterrorism program manager, Marc Spencer (right), and their families deliver gift bags to nurses at the Saint Francis Hospital neonatal intensive care unit in Hartford, Connecticut, on World Prematurity Day, November 17, 2019. Roy and Spencer both had infant sons pass away after being born prematurely and have dedicated the following years to advocacy work with the March of Dimes organization. (Courtesy photo)

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