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  • Washington Guard, Thais Share Air Search and Rescue Tips

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation and a Tactical Air Control Party Airman from the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron shared knowledge with the Royal Thai Air Force during two aviation subject matter expert exchanges.“One point that I think is

  • Washington Guard Joins Exercise with Partners in Malaysia

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - Nine Washington National Guard members from the 194th Wing and Medical Command participated in the Indo-Pacific Military Health Exchange in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept. 26-29.“The overall goal of the Washington National Guard supporting IPMHE is to strengthen our medical

  • Oregon, Washington Guard and Thailand Train Together

    KORAT ROYAL THAI AIR BASE, Thailand - The first Enduring Partners Engagement commenced Sept. 11 with an opening ceremony officiated by Royal Thai Air Force Group Capt. Nat Kamintra, Enduring Partners Exercise director, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, Washington Air National Guard

  • Pacific Air Forces, Royal Thai Air Force converge for Airman-to-Airman Talks

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Pacific Air Forces hosted Royal Thai Air Force senior leaders at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, as part of a mutual exchange initiative known as Airman-to-Airman Talks, July 24-26.The purpose of A2ATs is to facilitate discussions between the U.S. and

  • Air Guard, Thai Counterparts Plan Air Refueling Engagement

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - Leaders from the Royal Thai Air Force and Washington Air National Guard wrapped up the final planning conference on what could be a historic engagement in the Kingdom of Thailand later this year.“There are a lot of eyes on this exercise that we are planning,” said Brig. Gen.

  • Washington Guard, Thailand Reinforce Partnership Bond

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - For more than 20 years, the Washington National Guard has watched its partnership with the Kingdom of Thailand grow and mature through countless conversations, exchanges and training opportunities.“These things don’t just happen; they take time,” said Lt. Col. Keith Kosik,

  • Washington National Guard Shares Domestic Response Expertise

    RAYONG, Thailand - Members of the Washington National Guard and the Royal Thai Armed Forces participated in multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training in Rayong Province Feb. 24 to March 3. The training was part of the 42nd iteration of exercise Cobra Gold, a Thai-U.S.

  • Washington Guard, Thai Partners Strengthen Cybersecurity

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - Since he first supported the Cobra Gold exercise in 2018, Washington Air National Guard Lt. Col. Jason Silves has focused on strengthening cybersecurity.“I started at Cobra Gold 2018 working in the cyberspace defense operations cell before there was a cyberspace exercise. We

  • NY 106th Rescue Wing Airmen Played Role in Thai Cave Rescue

    NEW YORK – Wearing shorts and a T-shirt, with stubble on his chin, Tech. Sgt. Jamie Brisbin, a pararescueman now assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing, remembers arriving in Okinawa, Japan, and boarding a waiting C-130 to head to a flooded cave in Thailand June 27, 2018.As

  • Washington Guard Hosts Multinational Cybersecurity Program

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – Just like in conventional warfare, strong alliances are necessary to battle cyber criminals. “To get just one country here, putting together a cyber plan with our folks is an accomplishment, but getting three together is incredible,” said Col. William Connor, J6/5 for