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  • 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.

  • Lithuania’s Prime Minister Praises Pennsylvania Partnership

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – The prime minister of Lithuania, Ingrida Šimonytė, called the partnership between the Pennsylvania National Guard and the Lithuanian Armed Forces a “true friendship” during a visit to Fort Indiantown Gap Dec. 5.Šimonytė and Audra Plepytė, the Lithuanian ambassador to the

  • Pennsylvania Guard Conducts Homeland Response Force Exercise

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Pennsylvania National Guard members of the state’s Homeland Response Force conducted a training exercise Nov. 17-20.Almost 400 Soldiers and Airmen from Army and Air National Guard units from across the state participated in the exercise, which included mission command and

  • Pennsylvania Partnerships Highlighted for Defense Attachés

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – About 20 foreign military officers who serve as defense attachés for their countries toured Fort Indiantown Gap Nov. 16.The group received an overview of the Pennsylvania National Guard, emphasizing its partnership with Lithuania as part of the State Partnership Program,

  • Lithuanian Liaison Meets with Pa. Air Guard Engineers

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. - The Lithuanian Armed Forces liaison officer to the Pennsylvania National Guard met with Pennsylvania Air National Guard engineers and senior leaders Aug. 24 at Fort Indiantown Gap.Maj. Mantas Kazakevičius, Lithuanian Land Forces Headquarters operations officer, attended

  • Three Nations, One Goal: Continued Freedom

    VILNIUS, Lithuania – Three Baltic nations are laser-focused on one goal: defending their independence and territorial integrity.The chief of the National Guard Bureau heard the same message in visits to each country, part of a five-nation trip to recognize and strengthen National Guard security

  • New Air National Guard Exercise Tests Agility in Michigan

    ALPENA, Mich. – Air National Guard Airmen and aircraft from around the country are conducting the first Air National Guard Readiness Exercise Program event, Agile Rage 22. This exercise is hosted by the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, part of the National All-Domain Warfighting Center in

  • Pennsylvania National Guard Leaders Visit SPP Partner Lithuania

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Senior Pennsylvania National Guard leaders visited Lithuania to meet with Lithuanian military leaders and visit Pennsylvania National Guard members deployed there.Maj. Gen. Mark Schindler, Pennsylvania adjutant general,  and Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Worley, senior enlisted

  • National Guard strengthens NATO readiness in Europe

    ARLINGTON, Va. – More than 20,000 service members from over 20 countries supporting NATO, including the National Guard, showcased their integrated military capabilities during large-scale exercises throughout Europe in April and May.The world’s largest peacetime military alliance conducted

  • Ranger, Sapper assessment conducted at Fort Indiantown Gap

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, PA – Thirty Soldiers and Airmen attended the Ranger and Sapper Assessment Program April 21-24.The purpose of RSAP is to assess service members who want to attend the Army’s Ranger or Sapper schools and prepare them for what they will face when they get there.“The RSAP program is