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  • Ohio’s 123rd Air Control Squadron Trains with NATO Allies

    BLUE ASH, Ohio - Airmen assigned to the 178th Wing’s 123rd Air Control Squadron hosted a two-week combined training exercise with eight service members from NATO allies Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Hungary.The training, which included air battle management, ground control intercept, large-force

  • Pennsylvania National Guard, Lithuanian Celebrate 30-year Partnership

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania National Guard celebrated its 30-year military-to-military partnership with the Lithuanian Armed Forces as part of the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program during a ceremony at the Commonwealth Keystone Building June 6.Established

  • Guard Names State Partnership Program Partnerships of the Year

    DENVER – Following a busy year with engagements in Europe, South America and stateside, the Pennsylvania-Lithuania and New York-Brazil partnerships were named the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program partnerships of the year for 2022.The winners were announced by National

  • Pennsylvania Air Guard Hosts Lithuanian Air Force Leaders

    HORSHAM, Pa. - Strategic planning, capability sharing and future cooperation were the focus when leaders of the Lithuanian Air Force and the Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 111th Attack Wing met at Biddle Air National Guard Base March 20.Col. Antanas Matutis, Lithuanian Air Force commander,  and

  • Lithuania’s Prime Minister Praises Pennsylvania Partnership

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – The prime minister of Lithuania, Ingrida Šimonytė, called the partnership between the Pennsylvania National Guard and the Lithuanian Armed Forces a “true friendship” during a visit to Fort Indiantown Gap Dec. 5.Šimonytė and Audra Plepytė, the Lithuanian ambassador to the

  • Pennsylvania Partnerships Highlighted for Defense Attachés

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – About 20 foreign military officers who serve as defense attachés for their countries toured Fort Indiantown Gap Nov. 16.The group received an overview of the Pennsylvania National Guard, emphasizing its partnership with Lithuania as part of the State Partnership Program,

  • Lithuanian Liaison Meets with Pa. Air Guard Engineers

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. - The Lithuanian Armed Forces liaison officer to the Pennsylvania National Guard met with Pennsylvania Air National Guard engineers and senior leaders Aug. 24 at Fort Indiantown Gap.Maj. Mantas Kazakevičius, Lithuanian Land Forces Headquarters operations officer, attended

  • Pennsylvania Guard, SPP Partner Lithuania Join NATO Exercise

    CORAOPOLIS, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron attended the multinational joint Defender Europe 22 exercise with NATO and other military partners. The exercise in May and June focused on building operational readiness and interoperability between allies

  • 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