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NY Army Guard Band Performs for Netherlands King and Queen
June 17, 2024
New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division band, led by Spc. Steven Fonti, perform a march during a ceremony welcoming King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands to the New York State executive mansion in Albany, New York, June 12, 2024. The Dutch royals visited New York's capital and were hosted by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on the third day of a four-day visit to the United States.

Washington Guard, Royal Thai Army Conduct Expert Exchange
June 14, 2024
Staff Sgt. Daniel Corser, 1st Battalion, 205th Regimental Training Institute, Washington National Guard, observes members of the 112th Stryker Regiment, Royal Thai Army, while they conduct recovery operations during a Stryker subject matter exchange in Chon Buri, Thailand, May 6-17, 2024.

Chaplains Address Guard Soldiers’ Spiritual, Mental Health
June 12, 2024
Command Sgt. Maj. John. T. Raines, the 13th command sergeant major of the Army National Guard, presented guidance on Soldier readiness at the Chaplains Section Training on May 8, 2024, at the Professional Education Center, Camp Robinson, Arkansas. The chaplains are training to develop spiritual readiness in Soldiers.

Guard General Retires After Final Watch at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
June 11, 2024
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Zana, director of international affairs with the National Guard Bureau, watches the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2024. Zana, who served as a Tomb guard early in his career, stood watch at the Tomb as his final act in uniform.

Young Cancer Patient Made Honorary 1st Sergeant in Illinois Guard
June 11, 2024
Jamir Gibbs,7, of Marion, Illinois, shows off the football jersey he received with 1st Sgt. Beau Detrick of November Company, Recruit Sustainment Program, Illinois Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Command. Jamir was promoted to "Honorary First Sergeant" June 8, 2024, at the Illinois Army National Guard's Marion Readiness Center in honor of his courageous fight against cancer.

Western Air Defense Sector Wraps Up Enduring Partners Exercise
June 11, 2024
Royal Thai Air Force Gp. Capt. Piriyathrone Suwanruji presents Col. Antony Braun, 225th Air Defense Group commander, and Master Sgt. Matthew Brosius, 225th Air Defense Squadron NCOIC Plans & Operations, with a memento to commemorate Enduring Partners 2024 at the Western Air Defense Sector, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, May 3, 2024. EP24 is an engagement to improve readiness and combined and joint interoperability between the RTAF and WAANG.

Pennsylvania Guard, Lithuania Strengthen Partnership
June 7, 2024
Two members from the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, share best practices about hot pit refueling on a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft with the Lithuanian Air Force during a State Partnership Program engagement May 2, 2024, in Siauliai, Lithuania. Pennsylvania and Lithuania have been partners for over 30 years.

Nevada National Guard Holds Workshop for New Partner Samoa
June 6, 2024
Michael Fusi Ligaliga, assistant professor and program lead of Pacific Island Studies at Brigham Young University in Hawaii, speaks during a two-day workshop at the Nevada National Guard's Office of the Adjutant General in Carson City, Nevada. Ligaliga's presentation was part of a workshop to educate members of the Nevada National Guard about the culture of Samoa, their newest partner in the State Partnership Program.

Tennessee Guard Participates in Thracian Warrior Exercise
June 6, 2024
Members of the Tennessee National Guard's 1-181st Field Artillery Regiment, headquartered in Chattanooga, plan for a fire mission June 3, 2024, while at Koren Training Ground in Bulgaria. The Tennessee National Guard is in Bulgaria participating at Thracian Warrior 24, a multinational, combat arms exercise showcasing capabilities of participating countries' armed forces.

Malaysia, Washington Guard Strengthen Partnership at Bersama Warrior 2024
June 6, 2024
Washington National Guard and Malaysian Armed Forces members participate in the Bersama Warrior 2024 opening ceremonies June 1, 2024, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Washington Guard and Malaysia have been partners under the State Partnership Program since 2017.