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National Guard Participates in Adriatic Cyber Exercise in Slovenia
July 10, 2024
Maryland Army National Guard Sgt. Emmanuel Unaka, cyber threat intelligence analyst with Cyber Protection Team 169, listens to Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina Lt. Armin Kolašinac, a Security Operations Center member, during the Adriatic Regional Security Cyber Cooperation exercise at the Slovenian Armed Forces Baron Andrej Čehovin barracks in Postojna, Slovenia, July 5, 2024. The two-week cybersecurity training event included representatives from six Adriatic nations working alongside their U.S. National Guard counterparts.

Michigan Guard, Latvia Collaborate on Airfield Capabilities
July 8, 2024
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ted Schroeder, 507th Engineer Battalion, project officer in charge, discusses the potential wet-gap training area with Latvian Armed Forces leadership during the design phase of the Selija Military Training Area in Latvia, June 5, 2024. Michigan Army National Guard Army Corp of Engineers will collaborate with Latvian Zemessardze Engineers over the next several years, contributing to the Selonia Training Area at each development phase.

Tennessee National Guard Band Performs in Bulgaria
July 3, 2024
Airmen and Soldiers from the Tennessee National Guard pose in front of the KC-135 Stratotanker crewed by Arizona National Guard's 161st Air Refueling Wing before departing Nashville for Sofia, Bulgaria, June 28, 2024, to support U.S. European Command’s U.S. Independence Day celebrations. The 129th Army National Guard Band, supplemented by former members of the 572nd Air National Guard Band, performed at the event.

Kentucky Guard Engineers Support Djibouti Armed Forces
June 27, 2024
U.S. Army Capt. Colby Davis, the commander of the 130th Engineer Support Company, explains the planning phases of construction projects to engineer officers of the Djibouti Armed Forces at Camp Dodge, Iowa, May 15, 2024. The DAF visited the Kentucky Army National Guard's 206th Engineer Battalion's annual training to learn how to set up battalion-level engineer operations.

North Carolina Guard, Moldova Join Forces for Cyber Shield 2024
June 27, 2024
North Carolina National Guardsmen from the North Carolina Joint Force Headquarters and Moldovan officers pose for a photo during the annual Cyber Shield training event at the Virginia National Guard’s State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach June 13, 2024. Cyber Shield is the longest running and largest Department of Defense cyber exercise comprising nearly 1,000 National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers, Airmen, civilian cyber professionals, and international partners.

North Dakota Guard, Togo Reinforce Resilience, Disaster Response
June 27, 2024
Maj. Gen. Alan Dorhmann, North Dakota National Guard adjutant general, and Republic of Togo Minister of Security and Civil Protection Calixte Batossie Madjoulba unveil a monument during a ceremony celebrating construction starting on the new National Emergency Operations Center being built in Lomé, Togo, June 26, 2024. Togolese and U.S. officials joined to celebrate the project, which is funded through the U.S. Africa Command’s Humanitarian Assistance program with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managing the construction project.

Guam National Guard Trains with Armed Forces of Philippines
June 26, 2024
Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines conduct a mass-casualty exercise with the Guam National Guard on Mactan Island, Philippines, June 15, 2024. Guam and the Philippines have been partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program since 2000.

US, Botswana Finalize Planning for Southern Accord Exercise
June 24, 2024
U.S. and Botswana exercise planners pose for a photo at the conclusion of the final planning event for exercise Southern Accord 2024 in Gaborone, Botswana, June 21, 2024. The site will be one of three locations in Botswana used by exercise participants Aug. 5-16.

New Jersey Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing Hosts Partner Cyprus
June 21, 2024
First Sgt. Akakios Pelekanos, right, and 1st Lt. Andreas Pavlou, explosive ordnance disposal team technicians with the 70th Combat Engineer Battalion of the National Guard of the Republic of Cyprus, prepare small explosive charges for detonation June 11, 2024, at the Warren Grove Gunnery Range, Warren Grove, New Jersey. The Cypriot guardsmen and the 177th Civil Engineers Squadron EOD team detonated the explosives during a training event that simulated clearing a runway of explosives dropped by enemy forces.

Washington Guard, Royal Thai Army Conduct Expert Exchange
June 14, 2024
Staff Sgt. Daniel Corser, 1st Battalion, 205th Regimental Training Institute, Washington National Guard, observes members of the 112th Stryker Regiment, Royal Thai Army, while they conduct recovery operations during a Stryker subject matter exchange in Chon Buri, Thailand, May 6-17, 2024.