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  • Guard Charges Forward with Electric Vehicle Conversion

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Force modernization keeps the National Guard relevant and responsive, so it tops a list of priorities for Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau. This extends from updating weapon systems, to force structure, to updating the non-tactical vehicle fleet. However,

  • 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

  • New Tool Alerts Colorado, California Guard to Wildfires

    AURORA, Colo. – The Colorado and California National Guard have a new way to save lives and mitigate property damage from wildfires called FireGuard.Using military-operated satellites and civilian resources from the National Interagency Fire Center, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and

  • STARCOM Debuts New Space Combat Readiness Exercise

    PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – Space Training and Readiness Command completed its first SKIES exercise series to improve the U.S. Space Force’s command and control capabilities.BLACK SKIES 22 was a live simulation exercise to rehearse the command and control of multiple joint electronic warfare

  • National Guard SEA Visits Colorado Guard Space, Missile Defense Units

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado is at the hub of Department of Defense space and missile defense operations, and the state’s National Guard members are supporting these expanding domains here.Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, the SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, joined Command

  • National Guard strengthens NATO readiness in Europe

    ARLINGTON, Va. – More than 20,000 service members from over 20 countries supporting NATO, including the National Guard, showcased their integrated military capabilities during large-scale exercises throughout Europe in April and May.The world’s largest peacetime military alliance conducted

  • National Guard troops from 15 states join Arctic exercise

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Hundreds of National Guard and active-duty counterparts, Canadian military forces and civilian first responders are responding to a simulated large-scale natural disaster during the Arctic Eagle-Patriot 22 exercise Feb. 22-March 9.More than 900 Air and Army National Guard

  • National Guard helps medical facilities with COVID-19 peak

    ARLINGTON, Va. – As COVID-19 infections surge, more than 15,600 National Guard members are supporting state and local officials dealing with the pandemic throughout the country.Of those responding, more than 6,000 Guard members are providing direct support to hospitals, care centers and other

  • Colorado Guard assisting with Marshall Fire, COVID testing

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Approximately 60 members of the Colorado National Guard are helping law enforcement respond to the devastating Marshall Fire response in Boulder County.Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency, which authorized the use of unarmed CONG assets for law enforcement

  • National Guard units across the nation complete Cyber Shield

    CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah - The National Guard completed its annual cyber defense training exercise July 23, with more than 750 top cyber defense professionals from Soldiers and Airmen to industry partners participating from all over the United States.Cyber Shield 21 was a concentrated, two-week effort to