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  • West Virginia’s 167th Wing Conducts Readiness Exercise

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The 167th Airlift Wing completed a four-day Readiness Exercise Validation, Sentry Unicorn 2024, at Shepherd Field April 21.Held in tandem with the West Virginia National Guard’s Sentry Storm 2024 exercise, the REV gauged the wing’s ability to self-assess its mobilization,

  • North Carolina Guard Welcomes New Zambian State Partnership

    LIVINGSTONE, Zambia - North Carolina sent a delegation, including the National Guard, over 7,000 miles to the Republic of Zambia in April to officially begin their partnership with the African nation under the State Partnership Program. The delegation included Kristi Jones, chief of staff of the

  • North Carolina, North Dakota, Maine Honored for State Partnership Work

    LAS VEGAS - The North Carolina National Guard and Moldova were awarded the 2023 Partnership of the Year at the State Partnership Program’s annual conference April 16-18.Brig. Gen. Timothy Brower, the National Guard Bureau’s vice director of Strategy, Policy, Plans and International Affairs,

  • 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