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Puerto Rico Guard Youth Program Develops Future Leaders
September 21, 2023
Cadets with the Puerto Rico National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy celebrate their graduation at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce, Puerto Rico, Sept. 15, 2023. More than 220 cadets received their high school diplomas after completing a 22-week program.

Maryland Guard Teaches Ambush Tactics to Estonian Partners
September 21, 2023
Solders from the Maryland Army National Guard's 175th Infantry Regiment conduct ambush section training for members of the Estonian Defence League, in Rutja, Lääne-Viru County, Estonia, Sept. 18, 2023. The 18 Maryland Soldiers trained over 2,000 EDL members over three days.

Air Force Announces Winners of William Tell 2023 Competition
September 21, 2023
Graphics: Patch for William Tell 2023.

Nevada Guard CERFP Showcases Emergency Response Prowess
September 20, 2023
Nevada Army National Guard Soldiers in the search and extraction element scavenge a simulated impacted area for injured victims Sept. 13, 2023. These Guardsmen train to prepare for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive attacks on the community.

Hokanson: Panama a Global Crossroads, Key Security Cooperation Partner
September 19, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, left, chief, National Guard Bureau, meets with Panama Minister of Public Security Juan Manuel Pino Forero at the Ministry of Public Security, Panama City, Panama, Aug. 28, 2023. Panama and the Missouri National Guard have been paired in the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program since 1996.

35th Infantry Division Hosts 2023 Readiness Symposium
September 19, 2023
The 35th Infantry Division hosted the First Annual Division Readiness Symposium Sept. 9-10, 2023, welcoming a diverse array of units from the Army National Guard in several states to Division Headquarters in Leavenworth, Kansas. The event aimed to enhance communication and understanding, ensuring operational, exercise and deployment readiness.

Cal Guard Air Wings Demonstrate Interoperability, Deterrence
September 19, 2023
California Air National Guard civil engineers build tents on San Clemente Island to prepare for the Grizzly Flag exercise Sept. 6-12, 2023. The six-day exercise among the five California Air National Guard Wings demonstrated Agile Combat Employment in a hub and spoke configuration.

Hawaii Airman to serve as Bilateral Affairs Officer in the Philippines
September 18, 2023
.S. Air Force Maj. Stephen Brightman, Bilateral Affairs Officer, conducts an engagement during exercise Cope Thunder 23-2, Clark Air Base, Philippines Jul 7, 2023.

Washington, Oregon, Airmen Visit School During Enduring Partners
September 18, 2023
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, Washington Air National Guard Commander, and Royal Thai Air Force Group Captain Nat Kamintra, exercise director, serve lunch to children at Nong Phluang Yai primary school in Korat, Royal Kingdom of Thailand, September 13, 2023. This community outreach partnership was a core part of the Enduring Partners 2023 exercise between the Kingdom of Thailand, the Washington and Oregon Air National Guard. The school visit gave a chance to connect U.S. military, Royal Thai military and the community of Korat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael L. Brown)

In Colombia, Hokanson Highlights Security Cooperation Partnerships
September 17, 2023
Multinational senior leader participants in the South American Defense Conference 2023 (SOUTHDEC 23) in Cartagena, Colombia, Aug. 23, 2023.

4 Air National Guard Locations Chosen for C-130J Upgrades
September 15, 2023
A new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft arrives at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 6, 2021, ushering in a new era of aviation for the 123rd Airlift Wing. The state-of-the-art transports are among eight the wing will receive over the next 11 months to replace eight aging C-130H aircraft, which were built in 1992 and have seen duty all over the world.

NY Governor Visits Guardsmen Preparing for Hurricane Fallout
September 15, 2023
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul greets New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center in Farmingdale Sept. 14, 2023. Hochul deployed 50 troops and vehicles in case Hurricane Lee turned toward Long Island.

Kentucky Air Guard Training Fosters Multicapable Airmen
September 15, 2023
Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Civil Engineer Squadron use defensive fighting positions during a training exercise in Shepherdsville, Ky., June 2, 2023. The purpose of the training was to promote multicapable Airmen by training them on skills outside their primary jobs.

Oregon, Washington Guard and Thailand Train Together
September 14, 2023
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, Washington Air National Guard commander, and Royal Thai Air Force Group Captain Nat Kamintra, exercise director, shake hands after formally opening Enduring Partners 2023 at Korat Air Base, Kingdom of Thailand, Sept. 11, 2023. The Kingdom of Thailand and the Washington and Oregon Air National Guard will practice aerial refueling and fighter tactics during the exercise.

Texas National Guard, Chile Partner for Cyber Training
September 14, 2023
The Texas National Guard and Chilean Army members met Aug. 28-30, 2023, for a joint cybersecurity exercise in Santiago, Chile, as part of the State Partnership Program. The partners exchanged ideas, trained to defend against cyber threats, and discussed the importance of the growing a cyber defense program in the military.

130th Airlift Wing Conducts Readiness Exercise Validation
September 14, 2023
Members of the 130th Airlift Wing execute a Limited FLUSH plan as a part of a Fly Away Readiness Exercise Validation at Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center, Miss., Sept. 9, 2023.

Connecticut Army Guard Medics Conduct Mass Casualty Training
September 14, 2023
Connecticut Army National Guard Spc. Ashley Hornung, left, a combat medic specialist assigned to the 141st Medical Company (Ground Ambulance), helps Connecticut Army National Guard Spc. Dyamanni Vasquez, right, military police assigned to the 143rd Regional Support Group, stand up during a mass casualty exercise at Fort Drum, New York, Aug. 13, 2023.

Washington Guard Member Shares her Educational Journey
September 13, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Sarah Braun recently graduated with he Bacholer's Degree in Leadership from Trident University.

179th Airlift Wing Becomes First Cyberspace Wing in the Air National Guard
September 13, 2023
The 179th Airlift Wing, an Ohio Air National Guard unit, is redesignated as the 179th Cyberspace Wing during a ceremony

National Guard Bureau Chief Reaffirms Oaths of Service for Soldiers, Airmen
September 13, 2023
Army General Dan Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, thanks New York Air National Guard Sgt. Tiffany Stewart, an air transportation specialist assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing in Newburgh, N.Y., following his administering her oaths of service in Times Square, New York City