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Virginia Guard Begins Federal Duty Before Poland Deployment
January 31, 2024
Approximately 70 Soldiers assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Headquarters, 329th Regional Support Group, begin federal active duty with a departure ceremony Jan. 28, 2024, in Virginia Beach. The troops will deploy to Poland and serve under the command of U.S. Army’s 3rd Division Sustainment Brigade to provide sustainment command and control and support to forward-stationed U.S. and allied forces in the region.

Hokanson Sees Nascent Austria-Vermont National Guard Partnership Expanding
January 24, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, speaks with Gen. Rudolf Striedinger, Austria’s chief of defense, and joint Austrian Armed Forces leaders at the Federal Ministry of Defence of Austria in Vienna Jan. 19, 2024. Austria and the Vermont National Guard are paired in the 100-nation Defense Department National Guard State Partnership Program.

Guard Chief Hokanson Talks Security Cooperation in Ireland
January 22, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, center, meets with Lt. Gen. Sean Clancy, the Irish Defense Forces chief of staff, Dublin, Ireland, Jan. 16, 2024.

New Hampshire Guard, Partner Cabo Verde Facilitate Book Exchange
January 22, 2024
Spc. Olivia Palmiter, international support specialist with Joint Force Headquarters, New Hampshire Army National Guard, helps load donated books into a cargo van Jan. 17, 2024, at Bow High School in Bow, New Hampshire. New Hampshire Guardsmen collected 33 boxes of donated books to be delivered to students at Pedro Gomes High School in Cabo Verde as early as next month.

NCO Development a Security Goal of DC Guard, Jamaica Partnership
January 17, 2024
Sgt. Maj. Esmeralda Vaquerano, right foreground, G-1 (personnel) sergeant major for the D.C. Army National Guard, tours the Caribbean Military Academy with a member of the Jamaica Defence Force during a State Partnership Program expert exchange Dec. 12-14, 2023, in Kingston, Jamaica.

Washington Guard, Thais Share Air Search and Rescue Tips
January 10, 2024
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Chris Cuddington and Sgt. Richard Diaz, 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation, Washington National Guard, talk with Royal Thai Army Aviation members about aircraft hydraulics during a subject matter expert exchange in December 2023 in Lopburi, Kingdom of Thailand. The Washington National Guard and Thailand are partners in the State Partnership Program.

Georgia Guard Unit to Document US Central Command Operations
January 8, 2024
Capt. Richard Hughes and Sgt. Tianna Wilson, commander and noncommissioned officer in charge of the 161st Military History Detachment, respectively, case the unit guidon during the unit's deployment ceremony at Clay National Guard Center, Marietta, Georgia, Jan. 7, 2024. The unit will head to the Middle East to collect the history of the U.S. Army Central Command in the area.

Virginia National Guard Conducts Medevac Exchange in Tajikistan
January 8, 2024
Virginia National Guard Soldiers conduct a medical evacuation tactics exchange with the Republic of Tajikistan Dec. 4-9, 2023, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The training supported the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

107th Attack Wing Hosts Brazil for Space Development Workshop
December 18, 2023
Delegates from the Brazilian Navy and Air Force brave the winter weather at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Dec. 6, 2023. Representatives spent the week learning from 222nd Command and Control Squadron members how to enhance and develop space operations.

New York’s 105th Airlift Wing Flies Overseas Medical Missions
December 18, 2023
Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing and 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight load patients and bags onto a C-17 Globemaster III at an undisclosed location in the USCENTCOM area of responsibility Nov. 18, 2023. The 105th Airlift Wing spent four months supporting aeromedical evacuation missions out of Ramstein Air Base, Germany.