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Malaysia, U.S. Strengthen Ties at Bersama Warrior Exercise
June 6, 2023
Malaysian and U.S. Armed Forces service members complete a mission analysis during the staff exercise of Bersama Warrior 23 at the Joint Warfighting Center on Malaysian Armed Forces Headquarters Base, Kuantan, Padang, Malaysia, June 5, 2023. The annual Bersama Warrior exercise is sponsored by U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and hosted by the Malaysian Armed Forces.

Washington Guard Prepares for Hanuman Guardian 23
May 24, 2023
Vehicles from 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Regiment, Washington National Guard, sit in the loading bay of a cargo ship as it is being loaded for travel to the Kingdom of Thailand prior to Hanuman Guardian 23 on May 23, 2023, at the Port of Tacoma, Wash.

Washington, Montana National Guard Train for Air Mobility
May 17, 2023
U.S. Army Soldiers and Airmen with the Washington National Guard’s 10th Homeland Response Force train alongside the 92nd Logistic Readiness Squadron on rapid-deployment air-load operations at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Wash., May 10-11, 2023. As part of the National Guard’s domestic response capabilities, the HRF and CERFP (CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package) must be able to quickly mobilize and deploy by ground or air and self-sustain for five days.

Washington Guard, Thailand Reinforce Partnership Bond
May 17, 2023
Service members with the Washington National Guard, the Royal Thai Armed Forces, and participating nations demonstrate a collapsed building rescue with members of the Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Institute during Exercise Cobra Gold 2023 at the Disaster Relief Training Center in Chachoengsao province, Kingdom of Thailand, March 4, 2023. At the demonstration, leaders from participating nations discussed how their nations can combine capabilities in response to regional crises.

Alaska National Guard Conducts Earthquake, Tsunami Exercise
May 11, 2023
Alaska Air and Army National Guard Joint Operations Center members coordinate emergency operations plans while conducting an earthquake continuity of operation exercise at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 1-5, 2023. The exercise focused on the response to a 9.2 magnitude earthquake and tsunami scenario.

Air Guard Leaders Visit Fallen Malaysian Officer’s Family
April 27, 2023
Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, commander of the Washington Air National Guard, with the family of the late Col. Hasnol Hisham Abu Hassan, Royal Malaysian Air Force, during a visit to Washington April 25, 2023 ,at Camp Murray, Wash.

Washington Guard, Royal Thai Army Aviators Share Expertise
April 13, 2023
Lt. Col. Ben Gering and Staff Sgt. Rose Barton, 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation, Washington National Guard, inspect the nose section of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with the Royal Thai Army Maintenance Platoon March 21, 2023, in Lop Buri, Kingdom of Thailand.

WADS Airmen Share Knowledge with Royal Thai Air Force Partners
April 5, 2023
The Airmen of the Western Air Defense Sector conducted a command and control battle management operations exchange with the Royal Thai Air Force in the Kingdom of Thailand in March 2023. The Washington National Guard and Thailand have been partners in the State Partnership Program for 21 years.

Washington National Guard Pilot Fulfills Dream to Fly
March 30, 2023
Warrant Officer Catherine Trujillo, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 140th Aviation, in a UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopter at Army Aviation Sustainment Facility, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 28, 2023.

Washington National Guard Shares Domestic Response Expertise
March 30, 2023
Service members from participating nations and members of the Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Institute demonstrate a collapsed building rescue during Exercise Cobra Gold 2023 at the Disaster Relief Training Center in Chachoengsao province, Kingdom of Thailand, March 4, 2023. At the demonstration leaders from participating nations discussed how their nations can combine capabilities in response to regional crises.

Washington Guard Trains with Royal Thai Army Counterparts
March 23, 2023
Washington National Guard Soldiers from Bear Company, 3rd Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, with their Royal Thai Army counterparts from 1st Battalion, 21st Mechanized Infantry Regiment, at the completion of training March 13, 2023, in the Kingdom of Thailand. The partners in the State Partnership Program learned how to survive in a jungle as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2023.

Army National Guardsman Shares Journey to Citizenship
March 15, 2023
Sgt. Osse Jeanpierre shows off his U.S. citizenship certificate following his swearing in as a U.S. citizen Dec. 15, 2022, in Tukwila, Wash. The Washington National Guard member left Haiti as a 9-year-old.

Washington National Guard, Thailand Conduct Wildland Firefighting Exchange
March 15, 2023
Members of the Washington National Guard, 176th Engineer Company, and the Royal Thai Army share wildland firefighting best practices Feb. 25, 2023, in Chiang Mai, Kingdom of Thailand. The exchange marked just the second time in their more than 20-year relationship under the State Partnership Program that Guard members and their Thai counterparts conducted a wildland firefighting exchange.

Washington Guard Unit Receives Coveted Culinary Award
March 13, 2023
U.S. Army Capt. Jacob Guenther, commander of Delta Company, 141st Brigade Support Battalion, 96th Troop Command, talks with members of his company after being presented the Washington Army National Guard Culinary Award at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash., March 4, 2023. The company will move on to regionals which will be a timed, two-day event.

New Course Aims to fix Stryker Mechanic Shortage
March 8, 2023
Cpl. Wyatt Chapman of India Company, 328th Brigade Support Battalion, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, performs maintenance on a Stryker vehicle engine at the California National Guard Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site during the 56 SBCT’s rotation at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., June 22, 2022.

Washington Signal Company Completes Radio Retrans Exercise
February 10, 2023
Washington National Guard Spc. Brady Dickinson with Charlie Company, 898th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, sets up long-range, mobile antenna systems on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 4, 2023. The retransmitting teams and their equipment were sling-loaded to strategic battlefield locations by a CH-47 Chinook crewed by 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation Regiment.

Guard Saved Lives, Property, Responding to 2022 Disasters
December 28, 2022
Alaska Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Robert Wolford, a metals technician assigned to the 168th Maintenance Squadron, cleans up debris as part of Operation Merbok Response in Koyuk, Alaska, Sept. 27, 2022. Remnants of Typhoon Merbok caused dramatic flooding across more than 1,000 miles of Alaskan coastline.

Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022
December 21, 2022
Spc. Megan Koszarek, an infantryman with the Alaska Army National Guard’s Avalanche Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, conducts a security sweep during a training exercise near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2022. The exercise's aim was to enhance the unit’s combat readiness and evaluate proficiency in an arctic environment.

Guard’s Global Reach, Capabilities Support National Defense Strategy
December 5, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, talks with a member of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Grafenwoehr, Germany, June 12, 2022. Germany was Hokanson’s second stop on a five-nation trip to recognize and strengthen National Guard relationships with European allies and partners.

Washington Guard Member Helps Guide ChalleNGe Academy Cadets
November 4, 2022
Staff Sgt. Michelle Padilla, a cadre member at the Washington Youth Challenge Academy at Camp Parsons Boy Scout Camp in Brinnon, Wash., on Oct. 21, 2022.