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Nevada Army Guard leaders visit Fiji for Exercise Cartwheel
September 27, 2023
Nevada Army National Guard leadership, including Brig. Gen. Troy Armstrong, center, visited with Soldiers and military personnel from allied partner nations in the South Pacific Sept. 23-24, 2023, during Exercise Cartwheel 2023, a multinational military training exercise conducted in Fiji this month. Nevada National Guardsmen and service members from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Fiji, are training during the exercise.

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.

Kansas Guard, Armenian Partner Complete Eagle Partner Exercise
September 25, 2023
Soldiers from the Kansas National Guard and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Task Force Mountain, hold a closing ceremony for Eagle Partner 2023 Sept. 20, 2023, in Armenia. The exercise between U.S. Army Europe and Africa and Armenian forces aimed to fortify the alliance with Armenia while bolstering interoperability and readiness via specialized peacekeeping operations training.

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.

Air Guard Director, Command Chief Visit Enduring Partners 2023
September 22, 2023
Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, director, Air National Guard, views the refueling of U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles and Royal Thai Air Force F-16 Vipers from the boom pod alongside Senior Airman Eric Porter, 116th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, near Korat Air Base, Royal Kingdom of Thailand, for Enduring Partners 2023, Sept. 19, 2023. The general and his staff visited to see the State Partnership Program engagement between the Kingdom of Thailand, the Washington and Oregon Air National Guard.

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.

Maryland Guard, Estonian Partners Focus on Cyber Defense
September 21, 2023
The Maryland Air National Guard partnered with Estonia’s Cyber Command to host exercise Baltic Blitz 23 from Sept. 17-20, 2023, at Ämari Air Base, Harijumaa, Estonia. About 30 Airmen from the 175th Wing, two Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers, 12 service members from Poland, and 30 Estonians participated in the exercise to secure simulated rail transportation systems from cyber attacks.

North Carolina Guard Joins Exercise Rapid Trident in Moldova
September 21, 2023
North Carolina National Guard Capt. Ken Vilagos instructs Moldovan soldiers assigned to the 2nd Motorized Infantry Brigade during Exercise Fire Shield 23 at Bulboaca Training Center, Moldova, Sept. 13, 2023. The annual exercise between North Carolina and Moldova focuses on developing artillery and fire support capabilities.

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.