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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 Army Guard Leads Exchange with Filipino Partners
October 25, 2023
Hawaii Army National Guard 1st Sgt. Clayton Perreira, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 183rd Aviation Regiment commander, conducts a standardization subject matter expert exchange with the Philippine Air Force at Brigadier General Benito N. Ebuen Air Base, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines, Sept. 27, 2023.

Hawaii Airman to serve as Bilateral Affairs Officer in the Philippines
September 18, 2023
.S. Air Force Maj. Stephen Brightman, Bilateral Affairs Officer, conducts an engagement during exercise Cope Thunder 23-2, Clark Air Base, Philippines Jul 7, 2023.

Hawaii Guard, Philippine Forces Train on Search and Rescue Skills
September 6, 2023
U.S. Army and Air National Guard members train with Armed Forces of the Philippines service members and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office staff on urban search and rescue skills Aug. 29, 2023, at La Union Elementary School, San Fernando City, Philippines. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.

Hokanson Reinforces National Guard Partnership with America’s Longest-standing Indo-Pacific Ally
June 30, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, met with Philippine military leaders to discuss enhancing the security cooperation partnership between the Southeast Asian island nation and the Hawaii National Guard and Guam National Guard in Manila, Philippines, May 20, 2023. This image was acquired using a cellular device.

118th Ops Group Exhibits Reaper SLR Abilities at Balikatan
May 17, 2023
The 118th Operations Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, played a unique role in a massive U.S. and Filipino exercise that showcased the satellite and recovery capabilities of the MQ-9 Reaper.

Guard Provides Short-Range Air Defense at Exercise Balikatan
May 3, 2023
U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Tim Morgan with the Mississippi Army National Guard’s Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 204th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, gives a patch to a member of the Philippine Armed Forces in San Narciso, Philippines April 22 during Exercise Balikatan 2023. The Mississippi Guard Soldiers were among 17,600 service members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and special operations forces, marking the largest iteration in the exercise’s history.

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.

NY Guard NCO says Filipino roots make him a better leader
May 14, 2020
New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Arnold Reyes, who is serving as the senior enlisted adviser to the dual-status commander during the Guard's COVID-19 response, says his heritage as a Filipino immigrant has made him a better leader in his civilian and military roles.