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  • Vermont Guard Partner North Macedonia Hosts Adriatic Conference

    SKOPJE, North Macedonia – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont adjutant general, and leaders from other U.S. states joined their partner nation chiefs of defense for the 26th U.S.-Adriatic Charter Chiefs of Defense Conference in Skopje Sept. 27.The Adriatic 5 consists of Albania (New Jersey

  • In Albania, Hokanson Sees Committed Partner, Steadfast NATO Ally

    TIRANA, Albania – In a country that spent nearly 450 years under Ottoman Empire rule, suffered fascist occupation during World War II, and endured a dictatorship for much of the 20th century, democracy emerged and NATO accession ensued.The latter is due, in part, to the National Guard.“Thanks to the

  • Guard Soldiers, Airmen Compete for All Guard Marathon Team

    LINCOLN, Neb. - More than 200 Airmen and Soldiers representing the National Guard from all 50 states, three U.S. territories and the District of Columbia ran the 46th annual Lincoln Marathon May 7, competing for a spot on the National Guard Military Competitions All Guard Marathon Team.It was the

  • New Jersey National Guard Medical Team Trains with Albania

    ZALL-HERR, TIRANA, Albania - New Jersey Air and Army National Guard medical branches trained with Albanian Armed Forces Light Infantry Battle Group members March 5-10 as part of the State Partnership Program. The New Jersey Guard sent more than 40 service members to collaborate with their subject

  • 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.

  • New Jersey National Guard Partners with Republic of Cyprus

    TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey National Guard has been selected as the new state partner for the Republic of Cyprus, the third-largest island in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Through the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, National Guard units throughout the

  • New York, New Jersey Guard Practice CBRN Response

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Six hundred New York and New Jersey National Guard Soldiers and Airmen honed their skills to respond to a terror attack or weapon of mass destruction incident Sept. 8-14 at Fort Indiantown Gap and Fort Drum in New York.

  • Thousands of Guardsmen Supporting Hurricane Ian Response

    ARLINGTON, Va. – More than 5,000 National Guardsmen from multiple states are positioned across southwest and central Florida to help communities devastated by Hurricane Ian.Florida Guardsmen and others from Louisiana, New York and Tennessee – with more on the way from Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey,

  • Iowa National Guard KC-135 retired after 65 years’ service

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – An Iowa Air National Guard KC-135 with a giant bat tail flash retired after 65 years of service. Tail number 57-2606, nicknamed “Free Bird,” took off this week for a one-way trip to the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.Chief

  • New Jersey National Guard serves Vineland veterans

    VINELAND, N.J. – James Dow watches as U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Edward D. Simms places a bowling ball on a bowling ramp in front of him.Dow, a resident of the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Vineland, lines up the ramp in the lane and both he and Simms watch as the ball knocks down all but one