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Massachusetts Guard Supports Multinational Exercise in Kenya
February 16, 2023
Soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard supporting the Joint Exercise Support Group for Justified Accord 2023 pose for a photo at the Humanitarian Peace Support School in Nairobi, Feb. 11, 2023. The JESG is responsible for logistical support for the exercise, U.S. Africa Command's largest in East Africa.

Minnesota National Guard Signs State Partnership Program Agreement with Norway
February 15, 2023
The Minnesota National Guard and Norway officially became partners under the State Partnership Program Feb. 15, 2023, at a signing ceremony in Trondheim, Norway. Signing the agreement were His Excellency U.S. Ambassador to Norway, Ambassador Marc Nathanson; Bjørn Arild Gram, Norwegian Minister of Defence; Gen. Eirik Kristoffersen, chief of Defence of Norway; Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau; and Army Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke, Minnesota National Guard’s adjutant general.

Vermont Soldiers to Depart for Edelweiss Raid in Austria
February 15, 2023
Soldiers from the Army Mountain Warfare School, 124th Regional Training Institute, Vermont Army National Guard, compete in the Edelweiss Raid, an international military mountaineering competition in Absam, Austria, Feb. 02, 2019.

Air National Guard Supports Türkiye Earthquake Relief
February 14, 2023
Urban search and rescue members from Fairfax County, Virginia, on a C-17 Globemaster III on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Feb. 7, 2023, en route to Türkiye to assist with earthquake relief. The U.S. Agency for International Development is mobilizing emergency humanitarian assistance following the worst earthquake to hit the region in almost a century.

Vermont Guard Members Deploy for Medical Training in Senegal
February 14, 2023
U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Calano, medic, Medical Detachment, Garrison Support Command, Vermont National Guard, draws blood from a patient at the Regional Center Hospital at Tambacounda, Senegal, April 9, 2019. Vermont Guardsmen and their Senegalese counterparts  provide the Department of Defense with cost-effective ways to strengthen alliances and attract new partners.

Nebraska Guardsman Wins Danish Contingency March in Kosovo
February 6, 2023
Nebraska Army National Guard Capt. Travis Kirchner, 111th Public Affairs Detachment commander, won the traditional Danish Contingency March Jan. 7, 2023, while deployed to Kosovo. Kirchner finished the 22-mile march in 2 hours, 21 minutes and 35 seconds.

Samoa, Nevada Guard Pair in Growing State Partnership Program
February 3, 2023
The Independent State of Samoa and the Nevada National Guard are new partners in the State Partnership Program. Graphic shows the Samoan and Nevada flags along with an emblem displaying the Tongan and Fijian flag of Nevada's other two SPP partners.

Vermont Army Aviation Soldiers Ready for Overseas Mission
February 2, 2023
Soldiers with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, 86th Troop Command, Garrison Support Command, Vermont National Guard, performed hoist training with Black Hawk helicopters, Camp Johnson, Colchester, Vermont, Aug. 7, 2020.

Pennsylvania Guard Soldiers Endure Danish Military Challenge
January 30, 2023
Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers with the 252nd Composite Supply Company, 728th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 213th Regional Support Group, participate in the Danish Contingent March at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan. 15, 2023. The Soldiers are deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

Deployed New York Guardsmen Train with Active-duty Aviators
January 30, 2023
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Sean Schlagel, an aviation officer assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment (Attack Battalion), 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, gives an overview of the capabilities of the AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter during a professional development event in Katterbach, Germany, Jan. 4, 2023. The event, organized for Soldiers assigned to Task Force Orion, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, followed their training in the Army’s military decision-making process, and helped them understand how to incorporate aviation and air defense assets into planning for combat operations.