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Airmen Train for Space Operations During Vulcan Guard
August 14, 2023
Members of the Vulcan Guard BOLT 5 exercise stand for a group photo Aug. 10, 2023, during Vulcan Guard, a space-focused exercise incorporating several diverse space weapons systems in realistic threat-based scenarios and hosted at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio. Personnel from all seven National Guard states that conduct space operations, U.S. Space Command and the Brazilian military participated in the week-long exercise.

Virginia Guard Conducts Mountain Warfare Exchange in Tajikistan
August 11, 2023
Virginia National Guard Soldiers conducted a mountain warfare exchange with soldiers from the Republic of Tajikistan July 24-29, 2023, in Romit, Tajikistan. The exchange supported the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, in which Virginia and Tajikistan have been partners since 2003.

New York Guard Soldiers, Airmen to Join Brazilian Exercises
August 10, 2023
New York Air National Guard and Brazilian airmen pose for a photo by a New York HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing before a mission Aug. 26, 2022, during Operation Tapio 22 in  Campo Grande, Brazil.

Florida Guard, Guyana, improve Partnership during Tradewinds23
July 26, 2023
Florida National Guard Soldiers from the 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade prepare for a live-fire exercise to train multinational partners from Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda Merchant Marines at Camp Seweyo, Guyana, July 21, 2023.

New York Guard Soldiers Learn Urban Search and Rescue Skills
July 24, 2023
Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guard’s 827th Engineer Company prepare to lift a section of a simulated collapsed building during training conducted by members of the Israeli Home Front Command at the New York State Disaster Preparedness Center in Oriskany, New York, July 18, 2023, while Israeli Senior Academic Officer Raanan Ben-Sinai looks on. Fifteen Soldiers from the company, the search and extraction element of the FEMA Region II Homeland Response Force, took part in the training with members of the Fire Department New York, the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and the Missouri National Guard.

Tennessee National Guard Partners with Bulgarian Military
July 6, 2023
Members of  the Tennessee National Guard’s Women, Peace and Security delegation pose with Col. Nevyana Miteva and the Bulgarian delegation at the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense in Sofia June 22, 2023. Tennessee and Bulgaria are partners in the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Air Guard, Thai Counterparts Plan Air Refueling Engagement
July 5, 2023
Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, commander of the Washington Air National Guard, shakes hands with Group Capt. Anurruk Romnarak, Royal Thai Air Force, at Camp Murray, Wash., June 30, 2023, at the final planning conference for an air refueling exercise later this year in Thailand. The Washington Guard and Thailand are partners in the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

In Vietnam, Hokanson Sees Growing Partnership
July 3, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, visits Hanoi, Vietnam, May 18, 2023, to help reinforce the mutually beneficial, successful security relationship with the Oregon National Guard established in 2012 under the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program. The program strengthens the partners’ capabilities to respond to natural disasters.

Hokanson Reinforces National Guard Partnership with America’s Longest-standing Indo-Pacific Ally
June 30, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, met with Philippine military leaders to discuss enhancing the security cooperation partnership between the Southeast Asian island nation and the Hawaii National Guard and Guam National Guard in Manila, Philippines, May 20, 2023. This image was acquired using a cellular device.

203rd RED HORSE Conducts Engineer Exchange in Tajikistan
June 30, 2023
Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, 192nd Wing, conducted an engineer exchange with the Republic of Tajikistan June 5-9, 2023, at the Regional Explosive Hazards Training Center in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Virginia and Tajikistan are partners in the State Partnership Program.