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  • 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

  • Vermont Guard Pilot Reaches 1,000-hour Milestone a 3rd Time

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher J. White, the 315th Fighter Squadron commander assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, reached his 1,000th flight hour milestone in the F-35A Lightning II June 3 while deployed to Germany to support NATO missions in

  • National Guard Leaders Emphasize Value of State Partnership Program

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The adjutants general from California, Florida, Nebraska and Vermont discussed the value of the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program during a media roundtable June 2.The true worth of the SPP has been evident in recent months throughout the

  • Vermont ANG F-35s join NATO’s enhanced air policing mission

    SPANGDHALEM AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) -- Eight F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighters from the Vermont Air National Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing recently arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base to continue NATO’s enhanced air policing mission along the eastern flank.As part of NATO’s plan to bolster its