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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 Carolina, North Dakota, Maine Honored for State Partnerships
April 25, 2024
(Left to right) Brig. Gen. Timothy Bower, Brig. Gen, Vice Director Vice for Strategy, Policy, Plans, and International Affairs, National Guard Bureau, Brig. Gen. Sergiu Cirimpei, Deputy Chief of  Defense of the Moldovan Army,  Maj. Gen. Todd Hunt, North Carolina Adjutant General, Elanie Marshall, North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Capt. Kory Dearie, North Carolina National Guard, State Partnership Coordinator,  Lt. Col. Valeriu Burusciuc, Moldovan Army State Partnership Program Director, Col. Michael Marciniak, Director of Plans and Programs, Maj. Michael Sterling, North Carolina National Guard State Partnership Program Director and Col. Scott Humphrey, Chief, International Affairs, NGB.

North Carolina Guard Joins Exercise Rapid Trident in Moldova
September 21, 2023
North Carolina National Guard Capt. Ken Vilagos instructs Moldovan soldiers assigned to the 2nd Motorized Infantry Brigade during Exercise Fire Shield 23 at Bulboaca Training Center, Moldova, Sept. 13, 2023. The annual exercise between North Carolina and Moldova focuses on developing artillery and fire support capabilities.

In Moldova, Guard Chief Finds a Nation Strengthening its Armed Forces
June 22, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, is greeted by a Moldovan military band at the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Chisinau, Moldova, June 10, 2022.

Coming to America: A Moldovan story
September 2, 2021
U.S. Army Capt. Fiodor Strikovski, military intelligence officer, 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, Maryland National Guard, in front of his home in Fallston, Maryland, Aug. 6, 2021. Before Strikovski moved to America and joined the MDNG, he served in the Moldovan Army.

NC, Alabama Guard complete Fire Shield 2019 in Moldova
September 26, 2019
Moldovan Artillery soldiers prepare a fire mission during Operation Fire Shield 2019 hosted by Moldova Sept. 12, 2019, at Bulboaca Training Area, Moldova.   Fire Shield’s mission is sharing knowledge and best practices among the North Carolina and Alabama National Guard artillery experts, Moldovan soldiers and officers and other nations attending the annual event. The NCNG has teamed with Moldova for more than two decades via the State Partnership Program designed to increase peace and stability across Europe.