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Serbian Military Visits Ohio Guard’s 121st Air Refueling Wing
February 9, 2024
Members of the Serbian Military Medical Academy tour a KC-135 Stratotanker during their visit to the 121st Air Refueling Wing at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2024. As part of the State Partnership Program, the Serbians also toured the 121st Medical Group, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Medical Center and Defense Supply Center Columbus.

Journey of an Airman: From The Gambia to Nebraska Guard
February 9, 2024
Senior Airman Ebrima Minteh, structural journeyman with the 155th Civil Engineer Squadron, stains a shadowbox display case Feb. 2, 2024, at the National Guard air base in Lincoln, Nebraska. Minteh, originally from The Gambia, joined the Nebraska Air National Guard in 2021 after receiving his degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha and obtaining his five-year green card.

Ecuadorian Military Leaders Visit Kentucky Air National Guard
February 2, 2024
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Elija Lamastus, center right, a medic assigned to the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Medical Group Detachment 1, demonstrates the use of a combat application tourniquet to Ecuadorian Navy Adm. Jaime Patricio Vela Erazo, chief of staff of the Ecuadorian military, at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 31, 2024. Vela Erazo was one of several Ecuadorian military leaders who visited the Kentucky Air Guard to exchange information as part of the State Partnership Program.

NY Guardsman Ends Career as NCO, Officer and Warrant Officer
January 30, 2024
New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Albert Thiem, left, who also served as a sergeant and a lieutenant colonel, receives a retirement gift from Maj. Gen. Thomas Spenser during a ceremony at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2024.

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.

New Hampshire Guard Member Helps Man with Dementia
January 19, 2024
Tech. Sgt. Yvonne Bartoszak, a member of the Traffic Management Office with the 157th Logistics Readiness Squadron, poses in front of the New Hampshire flag Jan. 17, 2024, at Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire. Bartoszak helped an elderly man with dementia in Newington Jan. 3.

Nevada Army Aviator Moves to Finance, Logistics Management
January 19, 2024
Lt. Col. Andrew Wagner, a longtime Army aviator, on Jan. 19, 2024, becomes the 10th U.S. property and fiscal officer for Nevada since the conclusion of World War II. He is shown on Jan. 17 next to memorabilia saved from Lt. Col. Michael Norton’s stint as the first USPFO for Nevada following the global conflict.

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.