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  • Sierra Leone to Partner with Michigan National Guard, Liberia

    LANSING, Mich. - The Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) is joining the State Partnership Program as an additional member of the existing partnership between the Michigan National Guard and the Armed Forces of Liberia.Michigan and Liberia have been partners under the SPP since 2009.“This

  • 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,

  • National Guard Athletes Finish Strong at Lincoln Marathon

    LINCOLN, Neb. - Twenty-one of the National Guard’s best athletes from the All Guard Marathon Team, representing 17 states and territories, competed in the 47th annual Lincoln Marathon May 5. The Lincoln Marathon is familiar territory to these athletes who all ran the same course last year during the

  • Southern Strike Joint Combat Exercise Concludes in Mississippi

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Military members from all departments of the U.S. armed forces participated in the Southern Strike 2024-1 joint combat exercise at Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center March 4-15.The two-week exercise included approximately 425 military personnel from all over the United

  • National Guard Members Showcase Innovation

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The 2023 National Guard Bureau Innovation Challenge showcased the inventive prowess of Guard members nationwide Dec. 7 at the Herbert R. Temple Jr. Army National Guard Readiness Center. Among the concepts featured: a virtual reality application by the Arkansas National Guard, a

  • Senate Recognizes 30-year State Partnership Program

    WASHINGTON - After a summer marked by anniversary celebrations, the U.S. Senate formally recognized 30 years of the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program Sept. 27.In a room crowded with Guard leaders, Senate staff members and foreign counterparts, the Senate National

  • Latvia Honors Michigan Guard Partnership with Postage Stamp

    RIGA, Latvia - A national postage stamp was unveiled May 3 by Latvia Post, honoring the 30th anniversary of Latvia’s defense cooperation with the Michigan National Guard under the State Partnership Program.The stamp, which features the image of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, was unveiled during

  • AIM-HI Connects Innovators, Senior Military Leaders

    WASHINGTON - Academia Industry Military-Hybrid Innovations hosted a one-day capstone pitch event where teams presented solutions for emerging national defense problems to senior military leaders March 31.“Since its inception in 2020, 24 AIM-HI teams consisting of more than 100 service members have

  • Oklahoma Special Operations Wing Supports Northern Strike

    ALPENA, Mich. – Airmen from the 137th Special Operations Wing deployed to support Northern Strike 22-2 at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center Aug. 6-19.Nearly 50 Oklahoma Air National Guard members supported operations during the exercise, including a 13-person Mission Sustainment Team