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  • Guard Team Awarded 3rd Consecutive Services Cup Cyber Trophy

    ARLINGTON, Va. - A National Guard team received the 2022 SANS NetWars Department of Defense Services Cup from Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, marking the third consecutive year the Guard team has won the cybersecurity competition. “For the third year in a row, the

  • National Guard, DOD Support Hawaii's Long-term Recovery

    WASHINGTON - Defense Department personnel remain ready to support Maui residents for the foreseeable future as local officials plot a course for recovery from the Lahaina wildfire, the Hawaii National Guard’s incident commander says.Army Major Gen. Kenneth Hara, adjutant general for the state of

  • West Virginia 167th Airlift Wing Tests Readiness in Exercise

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The 167th Airlift Wing conducted a readiness exercise at Shepherd Field Aug. 9-12 with Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia Guard members.As part of the Unit Effectiveness Inspection cycle, the exercise tested the wing’s ability to mobilize, operate and sustain its mission

  • West Virginia Guard, DISA lead U.S.-Romanian Cyber Team in Exercise

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia National Guard, under the leadership of the Defense Information Security Agency, hosted more than 180 cyber experts and representatives from federal and state agencies to compete on behalf of the U.S.-Romanian team in the world’s largest international cyber

  • Kentucky Civil Response team Hosts Multi-agency Exercise

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – If there were ever an incident at Churchill Downs requiring the specially trained chemical unit of the National Guard, thanks to training done this week, they’d be ready.About 20 Soldiers from the 75th Troop Command’s 41st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, National

  • Kentucky Guard Airmen Support South Pacific Exercise

    SAN JOSE, Northern Mariana Islands - A Kentucky Air National Guard team arrived Feb. 12 to handle cargo and aircraft maintenance for Cope North, a multinational exercise to enhance combat readiness in the South Pacific.The Airmen from the 123rd Contingency Response Group arrived Feb. 12. They will

  • Guard Saved Lives, Property, Responding to 2022 Disasters

    ARLINGTON, Va. – With approximately 450,000 members, the National Guard plays a role in every element of the National Defense Strategy, including defending the homeland. Over half of its members were involved in lifesaving natural disaster responses in 2022.Throughout the year, 142,000 Guard members

  • Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Guard’s footprint on domestic and international events continued in 2022, highlighting its transformation from a Cold War strategic reserve to the combat reserve of the Army and the Air Force. “People don’t realize just how large the National Guard is,” said Army Gen.

  • Guard’s Global Reach, Capabilities Support National Defense Strategy

    ARLINGTON, Va. – What the National Guard brings to the global stage directly contributes to significant pieces of the 2022 National Defense Strategy, said Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau.“Today, we are an integral part of the Joint Force and our nation’s second-largest

  • National Guard Assists With Critical Election Cybersecurity

    ARLINGTON, Va. – As the eyes of the nation turn to Tuesday’s midterm elections, the integrity of polling and the security of the electoral process are the focus of National Guard cyberspace operations teams nationwide. “We saw the challenges that came out of the 2016 election, and that was when we