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  • National Guard Chief Hokanson: ‘We Serve for the Future’

    RENO, Nev. – For years, the National Guard’s most senior general has urged Guardsmen to tell our story; last week, he also stressed explaining why we do what we do.“We serve for the future, for global stability, for the continuation of the American experiment,” Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson told

  • In Vietnam, Hokanson Sees Growing Partnership

    HANOI, Vietnam – In 2014, Army Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson came here as adjutant general of the Oregon National Guard to further his state’s nascent partnership with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.Recently, Army Gen. Hokanson returned as the National Guard’s top general to celebrate more than a

  • In South Korea, Hokanson Assesses Potential National Guard Support

    SEOUL, South Korea – Assessing how the National Guard might support U.S. and Republic of Korea forces at a time of deepening defense and security ties between the two nations was top of mind for Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson during his recent visit here.“As a globally proven combat operational reserve

  • In Albania, Hokanson Sees Committed Partner, Steadfast NATO Ally

    TIRANA, Albania – In a country that spent nearly 450 years under Ottoman Empire rule, suffered fascist occupation during World War II, and endured a dictatorship for much of the 20th century, democracy emerged and NATO accession ensued.The latter is due, in part, to the National Guard.“Thanks to the

  • Hokanson: Bilateral Defense Relations with Serbia on Positive Trajectory

    BELGRADE, Serbia – In the wake of Russia’s brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Serbia instituted a pause on military drills with other nations.On June 13, Serbian troops resumed bilateral training with Ohio National Guardsmen and multinational forces in exercise Platinum Wolf, marking the

  • SEA Whitehead Honors Families of the Fallen

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, honored surviving military families May 26-29 during a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors event.“There are those [military members] that served our country, those that loved you, those that

  • AATC Puts Innovation to Work During Northern Edge Exercise

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Throughout Alaska’s vast expanse, innovation and readiness were put to the test during the much-anticipated Northern Edge 2023 field training exercise. From May 4 to 19, the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC) conducted field testing to

  • National Guard Chief Recognizes New York Guard Recruiters

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, the top National Guard officer and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recognized six New York National Guard recruiters for their achievements during a conference May 10.The presentation followed a meeting with 14 adjutants general.Hokanson was

  • 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