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  • 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

  • Michigan Airmen, Partners Achieve Milestone During Northern Agility

    ALPENA, Mich. – Less than six weeks after conducting the first highway-based A-10 Thunderbolt II Integrated Combat Turns (ICTs), Airmen from the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, achieved a milestone for the Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment (ACE) doctrine Aug. 8-12,

  • Northern Strike Continues Support for National Defense

    LANSING, Michigan – Northern Strike 22-2, the country’s largest National Guard Bureau-sponsored military exercise, is scheduled to occur across Northern Michigan’s National All-Domain Warfighting Center (NADWC), including Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Aug. 6-20.Approximately 7,400

  • Michigan National Guard, Latvia Celebrate Partnership

    LANSING, Mich. - For nearly 30 years, the Michigan National Guard and the National Armed Forces of Latvia have collaborated under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.  On July 1, Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš visited with Michigan Guard leaders for the