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  • Washington National Guardsman Reconnects with Palauan Roots

    KOROR, Palau - Air Force Maj. Marvin Yamada Jr. was born on Guam, a 30-mile-long island in the Western Pacific Ocean — a place, it is said, where America’s day begins — to two native Palauans. Today, he serves in the Washington National Guard as a mission crew commander in the Western Air Defense

  • Guam National Guard launches State Partnership with Palau

    KOROR, Palau – In a historic ceremony at the Ngarachamayong Cultural Center in downtown Koror, Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr., Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Col. Michael Cruz, adjutant general of the Guam National Guard, signed a declaration formalizing the nation’s newest state partnership

  • Guam Guard Hosts Central Pacific Cybersecurity Summit

    MANGILAO, Guam - Over 100 cybersecurity stakeholders gathered at the University of Guam for the 2024 Central Pacific Cybersecurity Summit, hosted by the Guam National Guard Nov. 6-7.Representatives from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, the National Guard Bureau, U.S. Cyber Command, the FBI, the

  • National Guard’s Heritage Honored at Storied Army Base

    ARLINGTON, Va. – In a hallowed corner of Patton Hall at Northern Virginia’s Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, a journey through the annals of American military history awaits. An officer’s saber from the late 19th century, a World War I-era combat helmet, and a flag that bore witness to the attack on

  • National Guard Committed to Suicide Prevention Year-round

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Guard’s commitment to fighting suicide remains steadfast, according to Guard officials, and goes beyond September, which the Department of Defense recognizes as National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month.Army Lt. Col. Crystal Huff, chief of Warrior Resilience and

  • Cyber Attacks, Typhoon Mawar Prompt Guam Cyber Conference

    TUMON, Guam – Thanks to the whole-of-community approach between local and federal governments and community partners, the scars to critical infrastructure from Typhoon Mawar appear to have healed. Power and water have been restored and roads are clear. But not all the scars are visible.On the day of

  • Hawaii Guard's Crucial Role in Guam’s Typhoon Recovery Effort

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – Guardsmen from the 154th Communications Squadron provided critical support to the Guam National Guard’s Joint Task Force from May 27 - June 16 in response to a typhoon that struck the island.Following Typhoon Mawar’s impact, Master Sgt. Neil Fujinaga, Staff

  • Guam Guard Medics Assist with Hospital Surge After Typhoon Mawar

    TAMUNING, Guam – One month after Typhoon Mawar lashed the U.S. territory of Guam with 140 mph sustained winds, recovery efforts are still underway to restore critical services. Among those supporting the response effort are Spc. Alora Finey and Pfc. Chase Camacho, combat medics with the Guam

  • Wisconsin Air Guard Meeting Deployment Challenges in Guam

    MADISON, Wis. - More than 100 members of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing have been deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam since December, supporting the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron as part of the U.S. Pacific Command.Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s

  • Guard’s Global Reach, Capabilities Support National Defense Strategy

    ARLINGTON, Va. – What the National Guard brings to the global stage directly contributes to significant pieces of the 2022 National Defense Strategy, said Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau.“Today, we are an integral part of the Joint Force and our nation’s second-largest