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The Harlem Hellfighters: A Legacy of Lasting Impact
March 7, 2024
The granddaughters of legendary Harlem Hellfighter James Reese Europe — Patricia Europe Pearson, Lynn Europe Cotter, and Theresa Europe — pose with senior officers of the 369th Sustainment Brigade for a photo in front of a mural during a visit to the Harlem Regiment Armory in New York Feb. 24, 2024. They were given a tour of the armory by New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Leyland Jones, Col. Patrick Clare, and Lt. Cols. David Myones and Peter Fish.

West Virginia National Guard, Gabon Announce State Partnership
March 7, 2024
The West Virginia National Guard has been selected as the U.S. partner to the nation of Gabon in central Africa for the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, Gov. Jim Justice announced March 6. Gabon is the 19th African nation to join with a U.S. state via the SPP.

Michigan Guard, Liberia Partner on NCO Academy in West Africa
March 6, 2024
Instructors from the Michigan National Guard’s 177th Regional Training Institute teamed with instructors from the Armed Forces of Liberia Feb. 19 to March 3, 2024, to assess an instructor “dry-run” at Camp Ware, Liberia. The West African nation, partnered with the Michigan National Guard under the State Partnership Program since 2009, is standing up its own Noncommissioned Officer Academy.

New Army National Guard General Officer Reflects on Career
March 5, 2024
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Robin Hoeflein, vice director of the Operations Directorate at the National Guard Bureau, looks on as her husband, Ray, affixes her rank to her uniform during a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, where she was promoted to her current rank Feb. 29, 2024.

Cobra Gold 24 Brings Washington Guardsman Back to Roots
March 5, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Sotheara Chum, readiness and operations noncommissioned officer with the Special Operations Detachment - Pacific, 56th Theater Information Operations Group, Washington Army National Guard, at Exercise Cobra Gold 2024, March 4, 2024. Cobra Gold is the largest joint exercise in mainland Asia and is a concrete example of the strong alliance and strategic relationship between Thailand and the United States.

Indiana National Guard Partner Slovakia Receives F-16s
March 4, 2024
Indiana National Guard Maj. Gen. Dale Lyles, Indiana adjutant general, and Brig. Gen. Slavomir Staviarsky, a Slovak Republic defense attaché, pose in front of F-16s at a ceremonial delivery event in Greenville, South Carolina, Feb. 29, 2024.

Washington Air Guard, Malaysia Sign Sister Squadron Pact
March 1, 2024
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, Washington Air National Guard commander, and Brig. Gen. Azman bin Jantan, deputy assistant chief of staff operations and strategy of the Royal Malaysian Air Force, sign a sister squadron agreement at Pacific Air Forces Headquarters, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman, Hawaii, Feb. 22, 2024. This agreement formalizes the enduring relationship between the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s 320 Squadron, Control and Reporting Center 1, and the Washington Air National Guard’s 225th Air Defense Group, Western Air Defense Sector.

Minnesota Guard, Norway Train Together
February 29, 2024
Camp Ripley Training Center in Little Falls, Minnesota, hosted the 51st annual Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange, a cultural and joint-training event between the Minnesota National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard Rapid Reaction Force and the Home Defense Youth, Feb. 1-12.

Oregon National Guard Airmen Recognized for Bravery
February 28, 2024
Col. David Christensen, 142nd Maintenance Group commander, presents 142nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Staff Sgt. Mara Fenwick with a meritorious service medal for acts of bravery Feb. 25, 2024, at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. Fenwick and a fellow Airman intervened when a truck went off the road in Eastern Oregon in May 2023.

US, African Partners Participate in Justified Accord Exercise
February 28, 2024
U.S. Army Soldiers with the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade and Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa conduct pre-deployment drills with the Armed Forces of Djibouti’s Bataillon d'Intervention Rapide at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 22, 2024. The drills were completed to prepare for exercise Justified Accord, led by U.S Army Southern European Task Force, Africa.