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  • Cal Guard, CAL FIRE Team up for Wildland Firefighting Training

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California National Guard members participated in annual wildland firefighting training alongside the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection near Ione April 23.The training, composed of collaborative aerial wildland firefighting tactics and procedures, is part of

  • Hokanson: State Partnership Program Stable, Steadfast and Growing

    DENVER – The Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program — built on enduring relationships, common interests and trust — is stable, steadfast and growing, the Guard’s top leader said Thursday.The program started with 13 partnerships in 1993. It now boasts 100 nations paired

  • National Guard, Canada Conduct Tactical Arctic Insertion

    RESOLUTE BAY, NUNAVUT, Canada - Thirty-seven U.S. and Canadian Soldiers were tactically inserted by an LC-130 Hercules on Arctic Ocean ice just east of Little Cornwallis Island in Nunavut, Canada, during exercise Guerrier Nordique 23 on March 15, 2023.The multi-country, joint effort is the first

  • Utah Honor Guard Provides Funeral Honors for WWII Airman

    BLUFFDALE, Utah – Almost 3,000 U.S. aviation service members were killed in air combat during World War II. Among that group was Army Air Corps Sgt. Elvin L. Phillips from Salt Lake City, a B-24 Liberator gunner assigned to the 66th Bombardment Squadron Group, 8th Air Force, whose unidentified

  • Utah National Guard Displays Readiness During Exercise

    CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah – Service members with the Utah National Guard’s Region VIII Homeland Response Force displayed efficiency and effectiveness during a readiness validation exercise Aug. 3-7. During the exercise, they demonstrated the ability to deploy rapidly, convoy to an incident site, set up,

  • Utah Guard's Homeland Response Force Demonstrates Readiness

    CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah – The Utah National Guard’s Region VIII Homeland Response Force is conducting its 2022 readiness validation exercise at Camp Williams, Utah Aug. 3-7.“This year’s evaluation exercise is particularly important. In light of the effects of COVID nationwide, it has been more than

  • Utah National Guard Joins African Lion Exercise in Morocco

    AGADIR, Morocco – Soldiers and Airmen from the Utah National Guard began arriving in Morocco June 14 to participate in African Lion 2022.African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s largest, premier, joint, combined annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Ghana, Senegal and Tunisia June 6-30. More than 7,500

  • National Guard Members Conduct Innovative Readiness Training

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are building homes and treating patients in health clinics in Eastern Oklahoma.They are helping fellow Oklahomans thanks partly to the Innovative Readiness Training program – a Department of Defense initiative.While Soldiers of the

  • Army and Air Guard members compete in fitness contest

    CONCORD, N.C. – The National Guard’s All Guard Endurance Team sent more than 40 service members to the Spartan Sprint 5k with over 20 obstacles at a 600-acre farm April 9-10.From California, Maj. Robert Killian — two-time winner of the Army’s Best Ranger competition and Spartan World Championship

  • Utah National Guard supports hospitals facing COVID surge

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, Utah National Guard members are providing direct hospital support in non-medical roles. Service members are transporting patients and performing food and housekeeping duties at St. George Regional Hospital. As part of the