• Long-term Relationships Drive State Partnership Program Success

    PRAGUE, Czech Republic – When Daryl Bohac came here in 1998, he didn’t just help advance a young partnership between the Czech Republic and the Nebraska National Guard – he returned to his ancestral roots.Bohac was an Air Force major then. He’s now a major general – Nebraska’s adjutant general. And

  • In Central Europe, Guard Chief Sees Enduring Partnerships and Growth

    VIENNA, Austria – In the heart of Europe, as a new security cooperation partnership takes its first steps, another prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary.Here in Austria, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson witnessed the Austrian Armed Forces and the Vermont National Guard cement the newest partnership in

  • National Guard Chief Stresses Readiness as key to Homeland Defense

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The chief of the National Guard Bureau emphasized the Guard’s readiness to support overseas operations is also a key element in homeland defense and emergency response missions at home.“My motto is: ‘The answer is yes, what’s the question?’ If our nation needs the National

  • 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