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Hawaii National Guard, Philippines Strengthen Partnership
March 15, 2024
Mutual Defense Board and Security Engagement Board  Standing Committee members complete the first of several meetings March 7, 2024, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Philippines. The MDB and the SEB work together to coordinate a framework for defense and security cooperation between the U.S. and Philippine militaries.

Georgian Defense Force Joins Georgia Best Warrior Competition
March 14, 2024
Georgia Defense Force Junior Sergeant Paata Sabiashvili, front left, an infantryman representing the 1st Infantry Brigade; Georgia Defense Force Corporal-Specialist Irakli Nozadze, front right, a cannon crewmember representing the 5th Artillery Brigade; 1st Sgt. Sergo Kandelaki, back left, executive assistant to the Georgia Defense Force Command Sergeant Major, Georgia Defense Force General Staff; and Staff Sgt. Michael Tenoshcok, back right, Joint Operation Center noncommissioned officer, Joint Force Headquarters, Georgia National Guard; pose for a photo during the 2024 Georgia Army National Guard State Best Warrior Competition at the Catoosa Volunteer Training Site, Ringgold, Georgia, March 12, 2024.

NY National Guard to Lead Largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 13, 2024
Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, lead the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York March 17, 2022. On March 16, 2024, the battalion will lead the parade for the 173rd time.

Maryland Guard Airman Uses Military Training to Save a Life
March 11, 2024
U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Brooke Parks, 175th Force Support Squadron recruiter, poses for a photo in front of the 175th Wing Headquarters building at Martin State Air National Guard Base, Maryland, Feb. 4, 2024.

Army Flight School Grad Follows in Father’s Footsteps
March 8, 2024
Warrant Officer Paul D. Kelly's mother, Maria, pins his silver wings on his uniform as he graduates flight school as a Black Hawk pilot at Fort Novosel, Ala., Feb. 8, 2024. He serves with the Virginia Army National Guard.

National Guard Chief Presents Silver Star to Vietnam Veteran
March 8, 2024
Gen. Daniel Hokanson, left, chief of the National Guard Bureau, presents retired Army Capt. Larry Liss with a Silver Star citation during a ceremony March 5, 2024, at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa. Liss received the medal, an upgrade from a Distinguished Flying Cross, for rescuing more than 80 U.S. and South Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War.

Oklahoma Guardsman Receives Star of Valor for Heroic Actions
March 8, 2024
Spc. Alexander Weimer, assigned to Bravo Company, 545th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma Army National Guard, speaks with Col. Andrew Ballenger, commander of the 45th IBCT, at his Oklahoma Star of Valor ceremony at the Muskogee Armed Forces Reserve Center, Muskogee, Oklahoma, March 3, 2024. Weimer was recognized for his bravery and compassion while assisting civilians involved in a vehicular collision while on his way to drill.

Hokanson Announces new State Partnership Program Nations
March 7, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, meets with members of the Swedish Armed Forces in Boden, Sweden, Oct. 17, 2023. Hokanson visited Sweden as part of a larger Northern European itinerary for talks with defense officials to deepen bilateral ties between the National Guard and Sweden.

South Carolina National Guard Hosts Colombia Defense Chief
March 7, 2024
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, the adjutant general for South Carolina, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Robin B. Stilwell, director of the Joint Staff of the South Carolina National Guard, and other National Guard leaders meet with Colombian military leaders in Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 29, 2024. The event was part of a three-day State Partnership Program exchange.

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.