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Washington National Guardsman Reconnects with Palauan Roots
May 31, 2024
From right to left, Air Force Maj. Marvin Yamada Jr., a mission crew commander in the Western Air Defense Sector, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, the senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau; Yamada's father and Command Sgt. Maj. Celso Leonen, command senior enlisted leader for the Guam National Guard, pose during a ceremony at the Ngarachamayong Cultural Center in downtown Koror, Palau, April 29, 2024. Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr., Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero, and Army National Guard Col. Michael Cruz, adjutant general of the Guam National Guard, signed a declaration formalizing the nation's newest state partnership between the U.S. territory of Guam and the Republic of Palau.

Hawaii Guard Supports Exchange with Partner Indonesia
May 22, 2024
Tentara Nasional Indonesia Lt. Cdr. Ronny Basirun Simatupang, Indonesia Armed Forces Surgeon General Headquarters staff officer and emergency nurse, center, and Hawaii Army National Guard State Partnership Program medical representatives, Maj. Ryan Ruiz and 1st Sgt. Aaron Pitts, celebrate the completion of a bilateral defense discussions midterm review May 7, 2024, at Jakarta, Indonesia.

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.

Hawaii Guard Joins Super Garuda Shield Indo-Pacific Exercise
August 31, 2023
Maj Som Thulung, United Kingdom Armed Forces delegation, and Col. Pam Ellison, Hawaii Army National Guard, U.S. Armed Forces delegation, greet each other before the opening ceremony of the staff exercise portion of Super Garuda Shield 2023 on Aug. 31 in Surabaya Indonesia. The annual exercise has grown in scope and size since 2009.

Hawaii National Guard Joins Gema Bhakti with Partner Indonesia
September 9, 2022
Air Force Col. Christopher Cullen, right, Hawaii Air National Guard logistics officer, discusses the schedule for the first day of Exercise Gema Bhakti 2022, Sept. 9, 2022, Jakarta, Indonesia. Gema Bhakti 22 is a USINDOPACOM Joint Exercise Program  to increase interoperability and enhance regional stability and security through bilateral and multilateral partnerships.

HING, SPP partner Indonesia join in Exercise GEMA BHAKTI
September 28, 2021
Maj. Derek Betz, Air National Guard, discusses the airspace management portion of Joint Exercise GEMA BHAKTI with the exercise joint staff comprised of members of the Tentara Nasional Indonesia, U.S. Army, Navy, Marines and the Hawaii National Guard, Sept. 23, 2021, Jakarta Indonesia. GB21 is a Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff staff exercise between USINDOPACOM and TNI to improve joint, operational staff planning and processes.

Hawaii National Guard, Indonesia strengthen relationship in training
September 21, 2021
Lt. Col. David Hosea, Hawaii Army National Guard, introduces the center of the gravity assessment step of the operational design process to a team of military planners from the Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI) and the Hawaii National Guard during the operational design workshop of Exercise GEMA BHAKTI, September 18, 2012, Jakarta Indonesia.

Guam, Hawaii share COVID best practices with the Philippines
December 10, 2020
Lt. Col. James Faumuina, 154th Medical Group, Detachment 1 commander and 1st Lt Gloria Choo, international health specialist, State Partnership Program, talk during a virtual COVID-19 subject matter expert exchange between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Guam and Hawaii National Guard, Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec 1, 2020.

HING, Indonesia hold slimmed-down Gema Bhakti SPP exercise
September 16, 2020
Hawaii National Guard Soldiers and Airmen participate in Gema Bhakti 2020, a joint military operation planning exercise, via a virtual meeting space, Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug. 26, 2020. Gema Bhakti is an annual military planning exercise with the Hawaii National Guard State Partnership Program, INDO-PACOM and the Indonesian Armed Forces. This years exercise was held in several locations scattered across the world in the last week in August 2020.