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Guard Chief Plans Fitness Initiative for Guard, Families
January 31, 2023
U.S. Army Soldiers in the 1-254th Regional Training Institute's Infantry Advanced Leaders Course 22-02 take part in an Army Combat Fitness Test at the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt, New Jersey, March 23, 2022. Forty-three Active-Duty, Reserve, and National Guard Soldiers attended the course, which focused on skills to lead squad- and platoon-sized units.

Hokanson: Army Guard Aviation is big, Widespread, Capable
January 26, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, addresses Army National Guard aviation students at Fort Rucker, Alabama, Jan. 24, 2023. The Army Guard has aviation assets and facilities in all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia.

Guard Charges Forward with Electric Vehicle Conversion
January 25, 2023
As part of the National Guard’s larger initiative to replace its non-tactical vehicle fleet with hybrid or electric vehicles, the Colorado Army National Guard’s environmental quality program helped the COARNG replace five of its non-tactical fleet with electric vehicles and one plug-in hybrid from 2019-2020, reducing gas and maintenance costs by $2,000 per vehicle.

Hokanson to Army Guard Leaders: Tell Our Story
January 13, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, addresses senior Guard leaders from across the country during the director of the Army National Guard’s Green Tab Commanders Conference at the National Guard Professional Education Center, Camp Robinson, Arkansas, Jan. 11, 2023. Hokanson emphasized the Guard is an integral part of the Defense Department’s National Defense Strategy.

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’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.

Hokanson: ESGR ‘empowers everything we do’
November 21, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, speaks to Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve state chair members and volunteers during the ESGR National Leader Meeting at the Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia, Nov. 18, 2022. ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between reserve component service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.

National Guard Chief Visits New York’s 106th Rescue Wing
November 9, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, gives a thumbs up as he prepares to fly in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during his visit with the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, New York, Nov. 5, 2022. Hokanson has over 2600 flight hours, including 50 combat hours, and has flown the AH-64, OH-58, TH-55, UH-1 and UH-60.

Hokanson: Maintaining Joint Force Competitive Edge Requires Rapid Modernization, Innovation
November 3, 2022
A crew chief assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing taxis an F-35A Lightning II fifth generation aircraft assigned to the wing at the Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vermont, May 2, 2022. The aircraft departed to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to continue NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing mission along the Eastern Flank.

Hokanson: High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site 'Incredible Capability'
November 2, 2022
An LUH-72 Lakota helicopter is flown above mountainous terrain near Gypsum, Colorado, home of the Colorado National Guard's High-altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site, or HAATS, Oct. 16, 2022. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, visited HAATS to gain a full scope of the mission and training environment.

Hokanson: Individual Readiness Makes National Guard Always Ready, Always There
August 29, 2022
“The 2022 National Defense Strategy is clear,” Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson told National Guard leaders meeting in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 29, 2022. “Mutually beneficial alliances and partnerships are an enduring strength. They are critical for achieving our objectives – and we have been doing it for almost 30 years.”

Fort Pickett Hosts Guard Chief for Weapons Qualification
August 26, 2022
Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, completed a weapons qualification course for the M17 pistol and M4 carbine at Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center in Blackstone, Virginia, Aug. 1, 2022. Hokanson experienced firsthand the latest individual weapons qualification standards expected of all Soldiers in the National Guard while demonstrating his proficiency in marksmanship—a basic and essential Soldier skill.

National Guard Chief Thanks Guardsmen at tip of Strategic Space and Missile Defense Spear
August 23, 2022
Soldiers with the 100th Missile Defense Brigade stand in formation at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 21, 2022.

Lessons Learned at JRTC Will Last a Lifetime, National Guard Chief Says
July 28, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, and his senior enlisted advisor, SEA Tony Whitehead, visit Soldiers led by the California National Guard's 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team on rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana, July 26, 2022. Fort Polk is a premier training center that provides rigorous and realistic pre-deployment training for thousands of Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers every year.

Long-term Relationships Drive State Partnership Program Success
July 26, 2022
Air crew, maintainers and logistics Airmen with the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard, stand with Czech Air Force maintainers, holding their countries flags during exercise Ample Strike 2021, Sept. 16, 2021, at Pardubice Airport, Czech Republic. Ample Strike is a Czech Republic-led, multinational live exercise that offers advanced Air/Land Integration Training to Joint Terminal Attack Controllers in coordination with MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft.

In Central Europe, Guard Chief Sees Enduring Partnerships and Growth
July 26, 2022
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Gregory Knight, left, Vermont adjutant general, and U.S. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, center left, chief of the National Guard Bureau, sign letters of intent with the Republic of Austria in Vienna, Austria, July 19, 2022, under the State Partnership Program. This is the third state partnership for the Vermont National Guard, which has partnered with North Macedonia since 1993 and Senegal since 2008.

National Guard Chief Stresses Readiness as key to Homeland Defense
July 15, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, and Bert Tussing, director of Homeland Defense and Security Issues at United States Army War College, discuss the Guard's role in homeland defense at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command’s inaugural Homeland Defense Awareness Symposium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 14, 2022.

Three Nations, One Goal: Continued Freedom
June 24, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, talks with multinational troops supporting a NATO mission, Ādaži Military Base, Latvia, June 16, 2022.

In Guam and Hawaii, Hokanson visits Guardsmen supporting U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
March 12, 2022
Air National Guard members circle in to talk with Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, during his visit with Guardsmen stationed at Andersen Air Force Base, Yigo, Guam, March 10, 2022. The stop was part of a Pacific itinerary that also saw the National Guard's most senior general visit Hawaii Guardsmen and meet with senior leaders at the combatant command.

National Guard’s top general stresses individual, unit readiness
March 4, 2022
Mission Sustainment Team students use AN/PVS-31A binocular night-vision goggles during a field exercise in Oklahoma City Feb. 10, 2022. The students used the night vision devices to learn how to observe their surroundings and conceal their movement in the dark.