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  • MING hosts annual joint professional development training

    ALPENA, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard hosted its sixth annual joint professional development training April 20-22 at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.Supported by personnel from all three Michigan National Guard air bases and a variety of armories, the event drew its largest

  • Hokanson: State Partnership Program critical to national security

    DENVER – A three-decade security cooperation program with almost half the world’s nations is critical to America’s national security, the National Guard’s most senior general said last week.Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told an annual gathering of Department of

  • Alaska National Guard hosts Arctic Interest Council

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – When delegates of the National Guard Arctic Interest Council representing six states visited the arctic city of Kotzebue March 29, they witnessed a still-frozen landscape showing few signs of spring besides the sun still visible at 9 p.m., previewing the

  • Common goals strengthen MING-Latvia-Liberia relationship

    MONROVIA, Liberia – Situated 700 miles south of Africa’s Sahara Desert and 435 miles north of the equator, Monrovia rarely dips below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s a sub-Saharan beachside paradise teeming with lush green fauna and palm trees.Ties to the United States are deep and unmistakable. Liberia

  • Michigan Guard, partners practice cyberattack response

    GRAYLING, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard worked with law enforcement and industry partners to respond jointly to cyberattacks in a Cyber Strike exercise at the National All Domain Warfighting Center (NADWC).Participants at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center event addressed the

  • Latvia-Michigan SPP partnership on display at Winter Strike

    GRAYLING, Mich. – As ice, snow and wind blow across the National All-Domain Warfighting Center in northern Michigan, hundreds of military personnel from across the Department of Defense and allied nations are practicing tactics, training and procedures in extreme cold Jan. 21-30.Among the

  • Northern Strike 22-1 brings arctic training to Michigan

    LANSING, Mich. – The Northern Strike 22-1 exercise will unite service members from several states and partner forces Jan. 21-30 at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, which comprise the National All-Domain Warfighting Center (NADWC).“We are

  • National Guard support critical to U.S. European Command

    STUTTGART, Germany – From Poland to Kosovo, Lithuania to Ukraine, Soldiers and Airmen from the U.S. National Guard operate alongside allies and partners throughout Europe. They train in all domains, whether firing a rifle, driving a tank, flying a plane or protecting critical infrastructure from

  • Michigan, Latvia strengthen partnership in virtual workshop

    LANSING, Mich. – U.S. military public affairs professionals from Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey and Washington joined with counterparts from the Republic of Latvia to sharpen their skills as media content creators during a virtual military storytelling workshop March 15-19.More than 40 people

  • Michigan Guard vaccinates more than 323,000 in 90 days

    LANSING, Mich. – The first 90 days of 2021, the Michigan National Guard administered more than 323,000 COVID-19 vaccinations in the fight against the virus.The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services asked the Guard to support community health care organizations with logistical and medical