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  • Iowa Guard’s 132d Cyber Range Hosts Training Event

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The 132d Wing’s Cyberspace Range Squadron hosted its first training event at the 132d Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, Feb. 29-March 3. The 132d RANS is a first-of-its-kind cyber range provider for the Air National Guard, focusing on certifying cyberspace capabilities to the joint

  • State Partnership Directors Share Tips on Adriatic Partnerships

    ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.J. - State Partnership Program directors of the state National Guards partnered with the Adriatic charter nations shared best practices during a conference hosted by the New Jersey National Guard at the National Aerospace Research and Technology Park Jan.

  • Kosovo President Visits Iowa National Guard Partners

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – The president of Kosovo visited the Iowa National Guard Oct. 24 as part of an international trip to Iowa spurred by an invitation from Gov. Kim Reynolds and Maj. Gen. Stephen Osborn, the adjutant general of the Iowa National Guard, when they visited Kosovo in June.Iowa military

  • Vermont Guard Partner North Macedonia Hosts Adriatic Conference

    SKOPJE, North Macedonia – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont adjutant general, and leaders from other U.S. states joined their partner nation chiefs of defense for the 26th U.S.-Adriatic Charter Chiefs of Defense Conference in Skopje Sept. 27.The Adriatic 5 consists of Albania (New Jersey

  • Iowa Guard, Kosovo Partners Train in HAZMAT Exercise

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The 71st Civil Support Team and two dozen members of the Kosovo Security Force trained together in a hazardous materials exercise in September.“All I could think of was how to find the hazard,” said Sgt. Leutrim Shala, a member of the Kosovo Security Force Hazardous Materials

  • Cyber Shield Hones Skills, Builds Partnerships

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - More than 800 National Guard Airmen, Soldiers and international partners participated in the 2023 Cyber Shield cybersecurity exercise hosted by the National Guard’s Professional Education Center June 2-17.The exercise at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas, enabled cyber

  • Iowa Army, Air Guard Practice Helicopter Hoist Rescues

    HOMER, Neb. - While military pilots train regularly on survival tactics, they don’t often have the opportunity to practice the intricacies of being hoisted into a helicopter. Iowa National Guard Airmen and Soldiers were practicing helicopter extractions of a downed pilot near Homer Nebraska, in

  • National Guard Honors Fallen in Memorial Day Observances

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Guard is honoring service members who died for their country in Memorial Day observances across the country this weekend.“When we remember what the fallen have given us, when we remember why they served, when we remember what they gave up so we could be free, merely

  • Hokanson: State Partnership Program Stable, Steadfast and Growing

    DENVER – The Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program — built on enduring relationships, common interests and trust — is stable, steadfast and growing, the Guard’s top leader said Thursday.The program started with 13 partnerships in 1993. It now boasts 100 nations paired

  • Aircrews Train to Survive in Hostile Territory

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – No pilot would ever like to be behind enemy lines or in the middle of the wilderness. This is where Master Sgt. Jeff Campbell’s experience comes into play.As a survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, or “SERE,“ assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air