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144th Fighter Wing Provides Theater Security in Indo-Pacific
November 29, 2023
Airmen from the California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing repair an F-15C Eagle Nov. 16, 2023, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.

New York National Guard, Danish Military Plan Joint Training
November 22, 2023
Danish Maj. Gen. Søren Andersen, commander of Denmark’s Joint Arctic Command, left, and Army Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general of New York, shake hands at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham Nov. 7, 2023, after signing a statement of intent to establish joint training and exchanges in Greenland.

Southern Vanguard 24 Exercise Begins in Brazil
November 8, 2023
New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Isabel Smith, center, director, Joint Staff, New York National Guard, stands with Brazilian Army officers during the opening ceremony for Exercise Southern Vanguard 24 in Macapa, Brazil, Nov. 6, 2023. The exercise is designed for U.S. Army Soldiers to conduct pre-deployment activities, deploy and conduct air assault operations while enhancing interoperability with Brazilian army forces.

In Finland, Hokanson Sees a Country’s Cold Will to Defend Itself
October 19, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, and Lt. Gen. Vesa Virtanen, chief of Defense Command, Finnish Defense Forces, meet with Col. Mika Rytkonen, commander of Finland’s South-Eastern Border Guard District, near Vaalimaa, Finland, Oct. 13, 2023. Hokanson visited Finland to enhance bilateral ties between the National Guard and Finland.

Team Ramstein, Air National Guard, USA rotate through Poland
September 26, 2023
Polish soldiers assigned to the 16th Airborne Battalion, 6th Airborne Brigade, from Kraków, Poland, board a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules at the John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice, during Aviation Detachment Rotation 23-4, Sept. 14, 2023. ADR is a bilateral training exercise with the Polish military to enhance allied interoperability, maintain joint readiness, and assure regional allies of NATO capabilities.

Florida Airmen Find Common Ground in Military Exchange
September 26, 2023
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kwame Dowdell, 125th Security Forces journeyman, greets a member of the RAF Regiment during his participation in the Military Reserve Exchange Program Sept 19, 2023. Dowdell, along with fellow 125th SFS Airmen, is participating in the Defense Department initiative that allows for Reserve and Guard forces to partner with associated units to exchange knowledge, share tactics and procedures, and understand the training, doctrine and operations of NATO partners.

Massachusetts Guard Attends Planning Conference in Israel
September 25, 2023
Members of the 102nd Intelligence Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, attended the National Guard Bureau-Home Front Command annual planning conference at HFC Headquarters in Ramla, Israel, July 22-28, 2023.

Virginia Guardsmen Compete in Finnish Sniper Championship
September 22, 2023
Three Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, competed in HÄYHÄ 2023, a Finnish Sniper Championship, Aug. 25-27, 2023, near Taipalsaari, Finland. Staff Sgt. Matthew Dawson, Staff Sgt. Joshua Johnson and Sgt. Gavin Asbury made up one of 26 teams in the competition.

Hawaii Guard, Philippine Forces Train on Search and Rescue Skills
September 6, 2023
U.S. Army and Air National Guard members train with Armed Forces of the Philippines service members and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office staff on urban search and rescue skills Aug. 29, 2023, at La Union Elementary School, San Fernando City, Philippines. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.

Ohio Air Guard Engineers Conduct Annual Training in Spain
August 14, 2023
Airmen from the 200th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer (RED HORSE), Ohio Air National Guard, complete construction projects during annual training, July 30, 2023, at Morón Air Base, Spain.