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  • Malaysia, U.S. Strengthen Ties at Bersama Warrior Exercise

    KUANTAN, Malaysia - The ninth annual Bersama Warrior exercise began June 6 with an opening ceremony led by Malaysian Armed Forces leaders and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Johan Deutscher, director of the Joint Staff for the Washington National Guard.Bersama Warrior is an annual joint, bilateral

  • 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,

  • Air Guard Leaders Visit Fallen Malaysian Officer’s Family

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - While visiting Camp Murray in November 2021, Royal Malaysian Air Force Col. Hasnol Hisham Abu Hassan died after a medical emergency. His sudden death shocked his friends and family, especially his wife, who jumped on a plane and flew to a foreign place to lay her husband to

  • US, Malaysia conclude exercise interrupted by pandemic

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – In March 2020, members of the Washington National Guard were deep into the Bersama Warrior staff exercise with their counterparts in the Malaysian Armed Forces in Kuala Lumpur. At the same time, the COVID-19 virus was beginning to spread rapidly around the world.

  • Washington Guard, Malaysia renew face-to-face partnership

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – When building relationships with a new partner, body language and casual conversations are just as important as the information shared. That’s why there was added excitement about the fourth annual Airmen-to-Airmen talks between the Washington Air National Guard and the

  • Royal Malaysia Air Force trains on radar operations at WADS

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The Western Air Defense Sector hosted a Radar Operations Orientation Course for 12 members of the Royal Malaysian Air Force's 2nd Air Division, 330th Squadron, Aug. 2-27.WADS helped U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and Pacific Air Forces plan and execute the training under

  • US, Malaysia conduct virtual Airman-to-Airman talks

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – Pacific Air Forces and Washington Air National Guard Airmen met with their Royal Malaysian air force counterparts in virtual Airman-to-Airman talks (A2AT) Sept. 14.The videoconference session was the third iteration of A2AT between the two nations. Pacific