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  • In Thailand, Hokanson Sees Enduring Partners in Name and Practice

    BANGKOK –The National Guard’s top officer visited with Washington Guardsmen and Royal Thai Armed Forces troops training together May 7-9.The Washington National Guard has worked closely with Thailand under the Defense Department’s National Guard State Partnership Program since 2002. Last year, the

  • Guard Bureau Chief Promotes Partnerships at Defense Services Asia Exhibition

    KUALA LUMPUR – Alliances and partnerships underscored the National Guard Bureau chief’s participation in one of Asia’s largest defense and homeland security events on May 6. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, the Guard’s top officer, told international military leaders and officials at the biennial Defence

  • Guard Leaders Stress NCOs Role in State Partnership Program

    LAS VEGAS – Developing NCOs has long been a strategy in the U.S. military to build capability and maintain readiness by providing the education and training required to operate in complex environments.While the professional development of NCOs is varied in focus internationally, many countries

  • Team Whiteman Demonstrates Readiness During Spirit Vigilance

    WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - The 509th Bomb Wing and 131st Bomb Wing capped off the most recent iteration of exercise Spirit Vigilance by performing a mass fly-off of 12 B-2 Spirit stealth bombers April 15 at Whiteman Air Force Base.Spirit Vigilance is one of a series of routine exercises held by

  • Guard Employs AI to Battle Wildfires, Improve Disaster Response

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Inside the bustling confines of an operations center, National Guard members quickly assemble information from multiple sources, piecing together the “big picture” from ground and air personnel as they fight a devastating wildfire threatening lives and property.As the day

  • National Guard-led Space Exercise Helps Build Programs for NATO Partners

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – About 50 members of the Air National Guard and Romanian and Polish Armed Forces focused on space as a warfighting domain during exercise Vulcan Guard Bolt 6 at NATO’s Allied Air Command in late March. The sixth iteration of the National Guard-led series underscored

  • National Guard Continues Work to Eradicate Sexual Assault, Harassment

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Guard continues to take action to prevent sexual assault and harassment within its ranks, provide victim care and support, and foster a culture to eradicate sexual assault and sexual harassment, said senior Guard leaders during an event marking the start of Sexual

  • Women in Military Lauded at Air and Space Symposium

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Hundreds of female service members joined a panel to explore women’s integration into the military during the 2024 Women’s Air & Space Power Symposium at Peterson Space Force Base March 26.Total Force Airmen and Guardians from every corner of America joined partner nation

  • Air National Guard Officers Selected for Prestigious Fellowship

    ARLINGTON, Va. - During Women’s History Month, the National Guard Bureau is proud to congratulate three Air National Guard officers for a trailblazing achievement. U.S. Air Force Lt. Cols. Autumn Lorenz, Frances Romero Torres and Cristi Campbell have been accepted into the AFWERX fellowship

  • Guard Bureau Chief Sees Innovation, Tech Converge in Texas

    AUSTIN – Innovation and emerging technology underscored the National Guard’s senior-most officer’s visit to Texas on March 9-10.Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, met with Texas Army National Guardsmen and joined the 2024 South by Southwest Conference where he talked with