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West Virginia Guard, DISA lead U.S.-Romanian Cyber Team in Exercise
April 21, 2023
Members of the U.S.-Romania team take part in Exercise Locked Shields 2023 at the Morgantown Readiness Center in Morgantown, W.Va. The West Virginia National Guard, under the leadership of the Defense Information Security Agency, hosted more than 180 technical cyber experts and supporting representatives from federal and state agencies to compete on behalf of the U.S.-Romania team in the world’s largest international cyber defense exercise run virtually by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia.

Maryland Air National Guard Completes Readiness Exercise
March 6, 2023
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt Badders, 175th Wing Civil Engineering Squadron member, welds a steel structure at Martin State Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Maryland, March 2, 2023.  Badders was building a hedgehog barrier as part of Operation Lucky Strike 2023.

Maryland Air Guard Sustains Support of U.S. Cyber Force
December 21, 2022
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marj Alfaro, 52nd Communications Squadron mission defense team supervisor assigned to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, performs network analysis during exercise Tacet Venari at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 17, 2022. Tacet Venari is a two-week cyber exercise that enables Airmen to identify, detect and respond to cyber threats.

NH Guard, Salvadoran Cyber Teams Strengthen Partnership
December 14, 2022
Sgt. Adam Dorian Wong, a threat researcher with 136th Cybersecurity Unit, presents new topics of interest including artificial intelligence and vulnerability identification to the Salvadoran cybersecurity unit in San Salvador, El Salvador, Dec. 7, 2022. The new material was targeted toward the Salvadoran team’s goals and vision.

National Guard Provides Critical Election Cybersecurity
November 7, 2022
Approximately 30 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard joined other state agencies at three locations Nov. 5, 2019, to ensure the security of the commonwealth’s general election. A team at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency focused on network monitoring, while teams at Fort Indiantown Gap (above) and Horsham Air Guard Station focused on social media reporting.

Virginia Guard, Partners Conduct Cyber Exercise
October 24, 2022
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 91st Cyber Brigade work with civilian cyber specialists during the Cyber Fortress exercise Sept. 27, 2022, in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo digitally altered for security reasons.)

New Hampshire National Guard, El Salvador Participate in Cyber Exchange
September 1, 2022
Airmen, Soldiers and civilians from El Salvador and the New Hampshire National Guard particiapted in a joint cyber exchange in the Centro de Etrenamiento Tactico, El Salvador, Aug. 24, 2022. The meeting, coordinated through the State Partnership Program, allowed both teams to share digital agendas and policies as well as powerful tools to protect infrastructure and prevent vulnerabilities.

New York National Guard Cyber Experts Learn from Brazilian Counterparts
September 1, 2022
New York National Guard cyber protection experts Capt. Andrew Carter, the information systems officer for the 42nd Infantry Division headquarters battalion, second from left,  and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nefertiti Stokes, a member of the 173rd Cyber Protection Team, second from right, with Brazilian counterparts during a visit to the Brazilian military communications school in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug.17, 2022. The Americans took part in Brazil’s annual Cyber Guardian Exercise as part of the New York National Guard State Partnership Program relationship with Brazil.

Washington Guard Hosts Multinational Cybersecurity Program
July 20, 2022
The Washington Air National Guard, Royal Thai Armed Forces, Indonesian National Armed Forces and the cyberspace operations professional from the Vietnamese military explored strengthening cybersecurity efforts during a conference at Camp Murray, Wash., July 11-15, 2022.

Maryland National Guard, European Partners Protect Network Security
July 15, 2022
A member of the 169th Cyber Protection Team and members of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina conduct cyber adversarial exercises at the Pvt. Henry Costin Readiness Center in Laurel, Maryland, June 29, 2022. The Maryland National Guard and the Armed Forces Bosnia and Herzegovina have been partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program since 2003.

New Mexico Guard Cyber Teams Train with Mescalero Apache Telecom
June 22, 2022
Brig. Gen. Jamison Herrera, deputy adjutant general, New Mexico National Guard, talks to the Cyber Innovative Readiness Training team during his visit to Mescalero Apache Telecom Inc. in Ruidoso, N.M., June 16, 2022. The New Mexico Air and Army Guard spent a week with their MATI counterparts focusing on cyber issues.

National Guard Soldiers, Airmen Train on Cybersecurity
June 21, 2022
Oregon Army National Guard Lt. Col. Manuel Robledo, deputy G6, briefs members of the Idaho Courts information technology team June 15, 2022, at the Idaho Supreme Court. A team of National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assessed the court’s cybersecurity as part of the Cyber Discovery exercise in Boise, Idaho, June 4-18.

Guard Soldiers, Airmen Participate in Cyber Shield Exercise
June 7, 2022
Participants from the National Guard and other services receive instructions for Cyber Shield 2022 at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, Arkansas, June 5, 2022. The mission of Cyber Shield is to develop, train and exercise cyber forces in defending computer networks and responding to cyber incidents.

183d Wing cuts ribbon on joint cyber range
April 7, 2022
Illinois Air National Guard 1st Lt. Paul Murley, cyber range project officer, left, and Illinois Air Army National Guard 1st. Lt. Christopher Muenster, right, explain the uses of the new 183d Joint Cyber Center of Excellence Cyber Range at the 183d Wing, Springfield, Illinois, April 2, 2022.

Michigan Guard, partners practice cyberattack response
March 29, 2022
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ezekiel Wieland, 272nd Cyber Operations Squadron, 110th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, participates in a cyber warfare training event, Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Michigan, March 8, 2022.

Nebraska ANG cybersecurity team keeps network safe
November 8, 2021
Nebraska Air National Guard members of the 155th Air Refueling Wing Cyber Security office at Lincoln Air Force base, Nebraska, Nov. 7, 2021. Cybersecurity specialists ensure the security of computer networks and online communications from programming to hardware.

Nevada Guard, university partner to beef up cybersecurity
October 25, 2021
Samuel Gerard, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Cyber Club member and Nevada Cyber Range (NCR) developer, briefs members of the 152nd Communications Flight (CF), Nevada Air National Guard, on the technical layout of the NCR at the University of Nevada, Reno, Oct. 15, 2021. The 152nd CF and UNR’s Cyber Club have created a training partnership to develop both organizations’ cybersecurity skills.

Cyber units secured joint networks during Northern Strike
September 28, 2021
Maj. Richard Frantz, 272nd Cyber Operations chief of training, explains the Threat Cloud program to Senior Airmen Kelsie Hubbart and Micah Sage, cyber operators on the operations floor at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan, Sept. 14, 2020. Threat Cloud was used to improve traffic conditions for the state of Michigan during Operation Resilience, Innovative Readiness Training.

Georgia Guard strengthens cyber capability at exercise
September 17, 2021
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Patrick Shirley, a cybersecurity noncommissioned officer with the 283rd Combat Communications Squadron, 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, monitors cyber activity during exercise Cyber Dawg 21 Sept. 14, 2021, at the Georgia Cyber Center in Augusta, Georgia. Cyber Dawg 21 participants learned how to expose and correct weaknesses in cyber operations policies and procedures.

Washington Guard, partner countries test cybersecurity
August 25, 2021
Sgt. 1st Class Lance Shimamoto, a cyber professional with 156th Information Operations Battalion, Washington Army National Guard, takes part in the "Red Team" exercise during the Cobra Gold 21 Cyber Exercise at Camp Murray, Wash., Aug. 11, 2021.