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  • National Guard Leaders Visit Troops Deployed in Middle East

    KUWAIT - The National Guard’s most senior officer and enlisted leader visited Guardsmen deployed across the Middle East in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Spartan Shield March 14-17.Thousands of Guard members are dispersed in multiple locations to support these operations to maintain

  • Hokanson Announces new State Partnership Program Nations

    WASHINGTON – A program that pairs the National Guard in the states and territories with foreign allies and partners is set to grow by several nations this year, the National Guard’s top officer announced March 7.Finland, Palau, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Sweden and Tanzania will be added to the

  • Hokanson Visits Guardsmen Safeguarding Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Celebration

    LAS VEGAS – Amid throngs of people ringing in the New Year, the National Guard’s senior officer met with Nevada National Guardsmen on duty to safeguard “America’s Party” — one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the country.About 200 Nevada Guardsmen supported local and federal law

  • Nevada National Guard Safeguards ‘America's Party’

    LAS VEGAS – The Nevada National Guard completed its 24th year supporting first responders during Las Vegas’ annual New Year’s Eve celebration, ”America's Party,” which attracted over 300,000 people.Approximately 200 Nevada Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on duty during the activation, ensuring

  • First Lady Welcomes National Guard Families to White House

    WASHINGTON - For the second straight year, first lady Jill Biden welcomed National Guardsmen, spouses and children to the White House to discuss their challenges and how best to support them.The first lady heard stories of the pride and resilience children show in the face of frequent calls for

  • National Guard’s Heritage Honored at Storied Army Base

    ARLINGTON, Va. – In a hallowed corner of Patton Hall at Northern Virginia’s Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, a journey through the annals of American military history awaits. An officer’s saber from the late 19th century, a World War I-era combat helmet, and a flag that bore witness to the attack on

  • National Guard Unveils Senior Enlisted Advisor Positional Colors

    JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. – Almost 150 people from all service components, including National Guard leaders from all 50 states and four territories, gathered in Patton Hall to witness a defining moment in National Guard history: the unveiling of the positional flag for the senior enlisted

  • In Finland, Hokanson Sees a Country’s Cold Will to Defend Itself

    HELSINKI, Finland – The National Guard’s top officer recently visited Finland as part of a larger Northern European itinerary to strengthen the Guard’s security cooperation ties in the region.The Guard has worked with Finland for more than 20 years. The framework for an even deeper partnership is