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Vermont National Guard Delegation Visits North Macedonia
September 27, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, adjutant general, Vermont National Guard, and North Macedonia Lt. Gen. Vasko Gjurchinovski, chief of the general staff, Army of the Republic of North Macedonia, pose with Vermont and North Macedonia delegates outside the Ministry of Defense in Skopje, North Macedonia, Sept. 25, 2023.

Kansas Guard, Armenian Partner Complete Eagle Partner Exercise
September 25, 2023
Soldiers from the Kansas National Guard and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Task Force Mountain, hold a closing ceremony for Eagle Partner 2023 Sept. 20, 2023, in Armenia. The exercise between U.S. Army Europe and Africa and Armenian forces aimed to fortify the alliance with Armenia while bolstering interoperability and readiness via specialized peacekeeping operations training.

Air Guard Director, Command Chief Visit Enduring Partners 2023
September 22, 2023
Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, director, Air National Guard, views the refueling of U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles and Royal Thai Air Force F-16 Vipers from the boom pod alongside Senior Airman Eric Porter, 116th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, near Korat Air Base, Royal Kingdom of Thailand, for Enduring Partners 2023, Sept. 19, 2023. The general and his staff visited to see the State Partnership Program engagement between the Kingdom of Thailand, the Washington and Oregon Air National Guard.

Maryland Guard, Estonian Partners Focus on Cyber Defense
September 21, 2023
The Maryland Air National Guard partnered with Estonia’s Cyber Command to host exercise Baltic Blitz 23 from Sept. 17-20, 2023, at Ämari Air Base, Harijumaa, Estonia. About 30 Airmen from the 175th Wing, two Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers, 12 service members from Poland, and 30 Estonians participated in the exercise to secure simulated rail transportation systems from cyber attacks.

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.

Maryland Guard Teaches Ambush Tactics to Estonian Partners
September 21, 2023
Solders from the Maryland Army National Guard's 175th Infantry Regiment conduct ambush section training for members of the Estonian Defence League, in Rutja, Lääne-Viru County, Estonia, Sept. 18, 2023. The 18 Maryland Soldiers trained over 2,000 EDL members over three days.

Hokanson: Panama a Global Crossroads, Key Security Cooperation Partner
September 19, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, left, chief, National Guard Bureau, meets with Panama Minister of Public Security Juan Manuel Pino Forero at the Ministry of Public Security, Panama City, Panama, Aug. 28, 2023. Panama and the Missouri National Guard have been paired in the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program since 1996.

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.

Oregon, Washington Guard and Thailand Train Together
September 14, 2023
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, Washington Air National Guard commander, and Royal Thai Air Force Group Captain Nat Kamintra, exercise director, shake hands after formally opening Enduring Partners 2023 at Korat Air Base, Kingdom of Thailand, Sept. 11, 2023. The Kingdom of Thailand and the Washington and Oregon Air National Guard will practice aerial refueling and fighter tactics during the exercise.

Texas National Guard, Chile Partner for Cyber Training
September 14, 2023
The Texas National Guard and Chilean Army members met Aug. 28-30, 2023, for a joint cybersecurity exercise in Santiago, Chile, as part of the State Partnership Program. The partners exchanged ideas, trained to defend against cyber threats, and discussed the importance of the growing a cyber defense program in the military.

Wisconsin Guard-Papua New Guinea Strengthen Partnership
September 5, 2023
Soldiers with the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry Regiment, trained with soldiers of the 1st and 2nd Royal Pacific Infantry Regiments, Papua New Guinea Defence Force, during Tamiok Strike 2023 at Taruma Barracks, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea beginning July 31. Tamiok Strike 23 is sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific, and hosted by the PNGDF with U.S. forces under the command of the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Support Command.

NY Guardsmen off to South Africa for Military Competition
September 1, 2023
A New York National Guard Soldier negotiates the water obstacle course at the South African National Defence Force Military Skills Competition in Potchefstroom, South Africa, in October 2022. The New York National Guard will send 15 Soldiers and Airmen to the 2023 competition Sept. 9-16.

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.

New York Guard Conducts Search and Rescue Training in Brazil
August 30, 2023
Brazilian security forces Airmen listen as a U.S. Air Force security forces Airman from the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing provides advice during an exercise at Brazil’s Air Base Campo Grande, in Campo Grande, Brazil, Aug. 25, 2023.The New York Air National Guard deployed 100 Airmen to take part in Exercise Tapio, a combat search and rescue training exercise, as part of Brazil's State Partnership Program relationship with the New York National Guard.

New York Army National Guard Medics Train in Brazil
August 25, 2023
New York National Guard Sgt. Amanda Nelson, 466th Area Support Medical Company, works with Brazilian Army peers during Operation Paraná III in the State of Parana, Brazil, Aug. 15, 2023. The New York National Guard participated in the simulated humanitarian aid response exercise Aug. 12-19, 2023, as part of the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Montana National Guard Hosts Regional Cooperation Exercise
August 22, 2023
Personnel from the United States, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan work together Aug. 16, 2023, during Exercise Regional Cooperation 23 at the Helena Aviation Readiness Center in Helena, Montana. The Montana National Guard hosted RC23, annual, multinational exercise conducted by U.S. forces in partnership with Central and South Asian nations.

Georgia Guard Joins Multinational Exercise Agile Spirit
August 21, 2023
The Georgia Army National Guard is participating in Exercise Agile Spirit 23 in the country of Georgia, its partner in the State Partnership Program, Aug. 21-Sept. 1, 2023. The exercise supports theater security cooperation and interoperability among NATO allies and partners.

Airmen Train for Space Operations During Vulcan Guard
August 14, 2023
Members of the Vulcan Guard BOLT 5 exercise stand for a group photo Aug. 10, 2023, during Vulcan Guard, a space-focused exercise incorporating several diverse space weapons systems in realistic threat-based scenarios and hosted at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio. Personnel from all seven National Guard states that conduct space operations, U.S. Space Command and the Brazilian military participated in the week-long exercise.

Virginia Guard Conducts Mountain Warfare Exchange in Tajikistan
August 11, 2023
Virginia National Guard Soldiers conducted a mountain warfare exchange with soldiers from the Republic of Tajikistan July 24-29, 2023, in Romit, Tajikistan. The exchange supported the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, in which Virginia and Tajikistan have been partners since 2003.

New York Guard Soldiers, Airmen to Join Brazilian Exercises
August 10, 2023
New York Air National Guard and Brazilian airmen pose for a photo by a New York HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing before a mission Aug. 26, 2022, during Operation Tapio 22 in  Campo Grande, Brazil.