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  • Guard partnership program adapts, continues to grow

    WASHINGTON – A National Guard program formed in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union has adapted and continues to provide benefits to partnerships around the world, Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, said at a Defense Writers' Group breakfast in Washington.The

  • National Guard members reflect on 9/11 experiences

    ARLINGTON, Va.  – On Sept. 4, 2001, then-Army Staff Sgt. Timothy Redmond was starting his first day as an assistant district attorney in New York City.One week later, recalled the Green Beret with the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, "all hell broke loose."  From his

  • National Guard support critical to U.S. European Command

    STUTTGART, Germany – From Poland to Kosovo, Lithuania to Ukraine, Soldiers and Airmen from the U.S. National Guard operate alongside allies and partners throughout Europe. They train in all domains, whether firing a rifle, driving a tank, flying a plane or protecting critical infrastructure from

  • National Guard chief details contributions of force

    ARLINGTON, Va. – National Guardsmen more than demonstrated their value to America the past year, and the need for their service has never been greater, said Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, the chief of the National Guard Bureau and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.He cited two numbers to demonstrate

  • Sinai mission bolsters National Guard readiness, interoperability

    SINAI PENINSULA, Egypt – National Guard members are broadening their military capabilities by supporting the Multinational Force and Observers.Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, visited troops stationed on the Arab Republic of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday.About 35,000

  • Egypt joins Defense Department's National Guard State Partnership Program

    CAIRO, Egypt – The Arab Republic of Egypt formally entered the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program at a signing ceremony Monday.Egypt is paired with the Texas National Guard in the 28-year-old defense cooperation program."This is a very proud day for the National Guard,"

  • COVID milestone: Guard vaccinates 10 million people

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Ten million moms, dads, grandparents, friends, co-workers and neighbors are now vaccinated thanks to the ongoing efforts of National Guard members who are administering shots “in the communities where they live and serve.”Those words came from Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the