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Virginia Guard Cyber Brigade Validated for Federal Mobilizations
July 5, 2024
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 123rd Cyber Protection Battalion, 91st Cyber Brigade, conduct re-certification of cyber protection teams on cyber operations June 6, 2024, as part of Cyber Shield Certification Exercise 2024 at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Cyber Shield CERTEX 2024 took place May 31 to June 15, with almost 250 personnel from the Army and Air National Guard from multiple states.

Washington Guard Assists with Collegiate Cyber Competition
April 1, 2024
Washington National Guard members assist with the 16th Annual Pacific Rim Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition at South Puget Sound Community College March 22-24, 2024.

Iowa Guard’s 132d Cyber Range Hosts Training Event
March 19, 2024
Staff Sgt. Dawston Regan, left, and Tech. Sgt. Thomas Monroe, cyberspace operators from the 168th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, Iowa Air National Guard, prep their stations during an exercise Feb. 29, 2024, at the 132d Wing in Des Moines, Iowa. The exercise was the first by the 132d Wing’s new cyber range.

Guard Vice Chief Emphasizes Cyber Readiness During Maine Visit
February 14, 2024
Lt. Gen. Marc Sasseville listens as Capt. Josh Hunsinger briefs on daily operations, missions, and the proud heritage of the Communications Squadron, Bangor Air National Guard Base, Maine, Feb. 3, 2024. Sasseville toured the Wing and met with the MAINEiacs as part of a multiday event.

Guam Guard Hosts Central Pacific Cybersecurity Summit
November 27, 2023
Federal, military, local government, and civilian stakeholders participate in the 2024 Central Pacific Cybersecurity Summit at the University of Guam, Nov. 6, 2023. Hosted by the Guam National Guard, the summit aimed to enhance local and national security by integrating cyber defense to deter adversaries and improve cyber resiliency.

Arkansas National Guard Competes in Cyber Challenge
November 13, 2023
Four members of the 188th Intelligence Support Squadron at Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Arkansas, competed against 27 teams in a two-day cybersecurity challenge in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Nov. 3-5. Tech. Sgts. Donald McKellip and Brandon Wheeler, Staff Sgt. Tommy Patton and Senior Airman Dalton Landrum were selected for their expertise, interest in the event, and the needs of the squadron.

DOD Leaders: Redefining Cybersecurity a Priority for All
October 23, 2023
Gurpreet Bhatia, the Defense Department's principal director for cybersecurity, illustrates a point during a townhall discussion on cybersecurity Oct. 19, 2023 at the Herbert R. Temple Jr. Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington Hall Station, Virginia. The event was part of a government-wide recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Maryland Air Guard, Estonian Partners Focus on Cyber Defense
October 18, 2023
The Maryland Air National Guard partnered with Estonia’s Cyber Command to host exercise Baltic Blitz 23 Sept. 17-20, 2023, at Ämari Air Base, Harijumaa, Estonia. About 30 Airmen from the 175th Wing, two soldiers from the Illinois Army National Guard, 12 service members from Poland, and 30 Estonians participated in the cyber exercise.

Guard Team Awarded 3rd Consecutive Services Cup Cyber Trophy
October 5, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, meets with the National Guard cyber team that won the 2022 SANS NetWars Department of Defense Services Cup cybersecurity competition at the Pentagon Sept. 22, 2023. Teams from all service branches took part in the two-day competition, with the Guard team taking top honors for the third consecutive year.

Massachusetts Guard Attends Planning Conference in Israel
September 25, 2023
Members of the 102nd Intelligence Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, attended the National Guard Bureau-Home Front Command annual planning conference at HFC Headquarters in Ramla, Israel, July 22-28, 2023.

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.

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.

Cyber Fortress 2.0 Tests Virginia’s Cyber Response Plan
August 25, 2023
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Belvoir-based 91st Cyber Brigade and the Richmond-based Joint Force Headquarters - Virginia Defense Cyber Operations Element take part in the Cyber Fortress 2.0 cyber defense exercise July 13, 2023, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Massachusetts Guard Cyber Team Helps Town Check Security
August 16, 2023
Lt. Col. Chris Elgee, team lead and cyber officer with the Massachusetts National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters, briefs leaders of the Guard and local and state officials on a cyber assessment of the Town of Tewksbury by the Massachusetts National Guard. Two Guard Soldiers and two Airmen worked with Tewksbury officials to identify weaknesses in their cybersecurity and suggest how it could be improved.

Cyber Attacks, Typhoon Mawar Prompt Guam Cyber Conference
August 1, 2023
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Christine Lizama, left, and U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jolina Cabe, both assigned to the Guam National Guard, attend a cybersecurity conference in Tumon, Guam, July 18, 2023. The conference was the first in a series of collaborations to develop, implement and sustain a unified cybersecurity plan for the U.S. territory in the Western Pacific.

Oklahoma Guardsmen Finish First at Cyber Shield 2023
July 26, 2023
Members of the Oklahoma National Guard cybersecurity team work together to defend networks during Cyber Shield 2023 at the Professional Education Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, June 10, 2023. Oklahoma Guardsmen joined approximately 800 military and civilian cyber professionals from 35 states, including international partners, for this year’s Cyber Shield June 2-16.

Virginia Cyber Brigade Leads Cyber Shield 2023
June 27, 2023
North Carolina Army National Guardsmen participate in the annual Cyber Shield training event June 14, 2023, at the Professional Education Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Cyber Shield is a collaborative training event that brings together military branches, states and nations to develop and maintain defensive cyber forces against network-based attacks.

California National Guard Defends West Coast Cyber Realm
June 23, 2023
Service members with the California Military Department participated in Cyber Dawn, an annual regional, multiagency exercise at Okinawa Armory, Sacramento, June 3-17, 2023.

Maryland Airmen, Estonia Build Cyber-Sharing Platform
June 21, 2023
Airmen assigned to the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group work at computer terminals at Martin State Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Maryland, June 20, 2023. The Airmen are assisting with Project Vormsi, collaborating with their Estonian partners to build an information-sharing platform.

Cyber Shield Hones Skills, Builds Partnerships
June 20, 2023
Sgt. Azaria Christian, incident response division chief, North Carolina National Guard, participates in the NetWars competition during the Cyber Shield training exercise at the Professional Education Center, Little Rock, Ark., June 9, 2023. Participants tested their defensive cybersecurity skills.