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  • Senate Recognizes 30-year State Partnership Program

    WASHINGTON - After a summer marked by anniversary celebrations, the U.S. Senate formally recognized 30 years of the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program Sept. 27.In a room crowded with Guard leaders, Senate staff members and foreign counterparts, the Senate National

  • California National Guard Defends West Coast Cyber Realm

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The quiet room is a far cry from what most would imagine a military warfare exercise looks like. The only sounds are low voices, the hum of computers and keyboards clacking. Airmen and Soldiers stare intently at their screens, blue glow lighting up their faces as their eyes move

  • Cal Guard, CAL FIRE Team up for Wildland Firefighting Training

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California National Guard members participated in annual wildland firefighting training alongside the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection near Ione April 23.The training, composed of collaborative aerial wildland firefighting tactics and procedures, is part of

  • Cal Guard Response Force Proves Capabilities During ExEVAL

    CAMP ROBERTS, Calif. – More than 500 California National Guard Soldiers and Airmen proved their mettle March 27-31 during the California Homeland Response Force’s external evaluation exercise at Camp Roberts.Service members worked 12-hour shifts for a week straight while responding to simulated

  • California, Idaho, Colorado CSTs Collaborate for Exercise

    SAN FRANCISCO - The HAZMAT-suited men make their way down the crumbling staircase, their breathing amplified by their gas masks.The site — a dank and dilapidated undergrown cavern on Alcatraz Island — would be unsettling enough for most people, but the complicated chemical lab inside the cavern is

  • Cal Guard Stands with Ukraine a Year After Russian Invasion

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - One year ago, Russia invaded Ukraine to try to overthrow the democratically elected government of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.“It’s truly a grim milestone,” U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Matthew P. Beevers, acting California National Guard adjutant general, said at a commemoration rally

  • Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Guard’s footprint on domestic and international events continued in 2022, highlighting its transformation from a Cold War strategic reserve to the combat reserve of the Army and the Air Force. “People don’t realize just how large the National Guard is,” said Army Gen.

  • Guard’s Global Reach, Capabilities Support National Defense Strategy

    ARLINGTON, Va. – What the National Guard brings to the global stage directly contributes to significant pieces of the 2022 National Defense Strategy, said Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau.“Today, we are an integral part of the Joint Force and our nation’s second-largest

  • New Tool Alerts Colorado, California Guard to Wildfires

    AURORA, Colo. – The Colorado and California National Guard have a new way to save lives and mitigate property damage from wildfires called FireGuard.Using military-operated satellites and civilian resources from the National Interagency Fire Center, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and

  • STARCOM Debuts New Space Combat Readiness Exercise

    PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – Space Training and Readiness Command completed its first SKIES exercise series to improve the U.S. Space Force’s command and control capabilities.BLACK SKIES 22 was a live simulation exercise to rehearse the command and control of multiple joint electronic warfare