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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.

District of Columbia Guard Pilot Proud of Filipino Roots
May 17, 2024
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher Alora, operations officer and UH-60 Black Hawk pilot, District of Columbia Army National Guard, stands for a photograph at Davison Army Airfield, Va., April 16, 2024.