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Nevada Guardsman Plays Key Partnership Role in South Pacific
October 26, 2023
Nevada Guard Maj. David Paxton, center, meets with Pacific Island officials during a State Partnership Program exchange. Paxton has been the Nevada Guard's bilateral affairs officer for nearly two years and helps coordinate and oversee international State Partnership Program exchanges between the Nevada National Guard and Fiji and Tonga.

New York Army Guard Heads to Brazil for Southern Vanguard 24
October 25, 2023
U.S. and Colombian Army Soldiers stand in formation during the closing ceremony of Exercise Southern Vanguard 23 at Tolemaida Military Base, Colombia, Nov. 16, 2022. This year, 48 New York Army National Guard Soldiers will participate in the exercise, which is being held in Brazil.

Hawaii Army Guard Leads Exchange with Filipino Partners
October 25, 2023
Hawaii Army National Guard 1st Sgt. Clayton Perreira, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 183rd Aviation Regiment commander, conducts a standardization subject matter expert exchange with the Philippine Air Force at Brigadier General Benito N. Ebuen Air Base, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines, Sept. 27, 2023.

Maryland Air Guard, Estonian Partners Focus on Cyber Defense
October 18, 2023
The Maryland Air National Guard partnered with Estonia’s Cyber Command to host exercise Baltic Blitz 23 Sept. 17-20, 2023, at Ämari Air Base, Harijumaa, Estonia. About 30 Airmen from the 175th Wing, two soldiers from the Illinois Army National Guard, 12 service members from Poland, and 30 Estonians participated in the cyber exercise.

Virginia Guard, Tajikistan Police Train on Marksmanship
October 16, 2023
Three Virginia National Guard Soldiers participate in a marksmanship exchange with female members of the Tajik National Police Sept. 5-9, 2023, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The Virginia Guard and Tajikistan have been partners for 20 years under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Army Command Works to Engage With African Partners
October 12, 2023
Army Maj. Gen. Todd Wasmund, commander of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, and Ghana’s military leadership share a lighthearted moment following the culminating exercise at African Lion 2023 near Daboya, Ghana, June 13, 2023.

Washington Guard Joins Exercise with Partners in Malaysia
October 11, 2023
Lt. Col. Khadidja Harrell, a flight surgeon with the 194th Medical Group, poses for a photo with her Malaysian counterpart during the Indo-Pacific Military Health Exchange Sept. 26-29, 2023, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The multilateral military event focused on global health interoperability.

New York Army, Air Guardsmen Compete in South African Event
October 10, 2023
New York National Guard Staff Sgt. Quian Han gets marksmanship advice from a South African Army Senior warrant officer during the South African National Defence Force Military Skills Competition in Potchefstroom, South Africa, Sept.12, 2023. The week-long competition involved rifle and pistol marksmanship, a 5-mile run, grenade throwing, and a land/water obstacle course.

Vermont Guard Partner North Macedonia Hosts Adriatic Conference
October 5, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, adjutant general, Vermont National Guard, listens to a speaker during the 26th U.S.-Adriatic Charter Chiefs of Defense Conference in Skopje, North Macedonia, Sept. 27, 2023. The conference included Balkan region military leaders, representatives, and their National Guard state partners.

Iowa Guard, Kosovo Partners Train in HAZMAT Exercise
October 5, 2023
Members of the Kosovo Security Force Hazardous Materials Company discover clues that lead to a planted, homemade explosive device in a training scenario in Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 21, 2023. The KSF worked with the 71st Civil Support Team, Iowa National Guard — their partners in the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.