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  • Washington National Guardsman Reconnects with Palauan Roots

    KOROR, Palau - Air Force Maj. Marvin Yamada Jr. was born on Guam, a 30-mile-long island in the Western Pacific Ocean — a place, it is said, where America’s day begins — to two native Palauans. Today, he serves in the Washington National Guard as a mission crew commander in the Western Air Defense

  • Virginia National Guard Formalizes Partnership with Finland

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia National Guard has been selected as the U.S. partner to the nation of Finland for the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced May 2.The official signing ceremony occurred at the Finnish Ministry of Defense in

  • Guam National Guard launches State Partnership with Palau

    KOROR, Palau – In a historic ceremony at the Ngarachamayong Cultural Center in downtown Koror, Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr., Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Col. Michael Cruz, adjutant general of the Guam National Guard, signed a declaration formalizing the nation’s newest state partnership

  • Hokanson Announces new State Partnership Program Nations

    WASHINGTON – A program that pairs the National Guard in the states and territories with foreign allies and partners is set to grow by several nations this year, the National Guard’s top officer announced March 7.Finland, Palau, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Sweden and Tanzania will be added to the