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  • 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

  • Nevada, California Guard Called to Idaho for Firefighting Mission

    RENO, Nev. – The Nevada and California National Guard aerial firefighting crews are in Idaho to support wildland firefighting operations in the Northwest.The National Interagency Fire Center requested two Department of Defense C-130 aircraft equipped with Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems. One

  • Hawaii, California, Nevada Airmen practice water rescue

    LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Hawaii, California and Nevada National Guard members conducted water rescue training in Lake Tahoeʻs challenging landscape with the U.S. Coast Guard and FEMA partners.“This training is important because it is an opportunity to collaborate with our FEMA Region IX partners from

  • 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

  • California Guard Team Trains for Hazmat Event

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - The California National Guard’s 9th Civil Support Team conducted a training exercise July 14 to prepare for an evaluation next March.The simulated hazmat event covered different methods of response to the various threats the 9th CST may encounter when called into action.“We are a