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  • Three Nations, One Goal: Continued Freedom

    VILNIUS, Lithuania – Three Baltic nations are laser-focused on one goal: defending their independence and territorial integrity.The chief of the National Guard Bureau heard the same message in visits to each country, part of a five-nation trip to recognize and strengthen National Guard security

  • National Guard Coordinates Transport of German Satellite

    A rocket carrier is barely recognizable from a distance on a typically foggy June morning at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. Its payload, the German Ministry of Defense’s SARah satellite, was delivered thanks to Herculean cross-country coordination by National Guard Soldiers and Airmen. As

  • Continued Investments Make Guard Effective, Chief Says

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The chief of the National Guard Bureau told senators June 7 that continued investments in the National Guard mean it will be able to effectively support the Joint Force while quickly responding to the needs on the home front.“Today’s National Guard would not be possible without your

  • Recent events, past decades have transformed Guard, chief says

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The past 20 years have proven the National Guard has transformed from a strategic reserve to an operational force, the chief of the National Guard Bureau told lawmakers Tuesday.Addressing the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson told

  • Chief of National Guard Bureau visits New Hampshire troops

    NEWINGTON, N.H. – Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, and Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead visited the Granite State to meet with Guard leaders and discuss strategic initiatives May 2-3.Adjutants general from 11 states convened at Pease Air National Guard Base in

  • Summit underscores team nature of cyber defense

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – Senior leaders from around the U.S. Cyber Command enterprise discussed the future of cyber operations, evolving capabilities and deeper integration during a summit April 19.The in-person and virtual gathering brought together Reserve Component leadership and Service Cyber

  • Hokanson: State Partnership Program critical to national security

    DENVER – A three-decade security cooperation program with almost half the world’s nations is critical to America’s national security, the National Guard’s most senior general said last week.Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told an annual gathering of Department of

  • National Guard chief returns from African regional security talks in Rome

    ROME – The National Guard Bureau’s chief, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joined the 2022 African Chiefs of Defense Conference here last week for a series of senior-level engagements seeking to most effectively partner with regional militaries.Hokanson, adjutants

  • Guard chief details changes to combat sexual assault, harassment

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Guard is instituting changes to better combat sexual assault and harassment in the ranks, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson told the House Armed Services military personnel subcommittee Jan. 20.Hokanson, the chief of the National Guard Bureau and a member of the Joint Chiefs of