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  • National Guard Honors Fallen in Memorial Day Observances

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Guard is honoring service members who died for their country in Memorial Day observances across the country this weekend.“When we remember what the fallen have given us, when we remember why they served, when we remember what they gave up so we could be free, merely

  • 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

  • Pennsylvania Guard Conducts Virtual Winter Storm Exercise

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Pennsylvania National Guard members from around the commonwealth participated in a winter storm tabletop exercise Dec. 20.The virtual exercise was coordinated by the Pennsylvania National Guard Joint Staff at the Joint Operations Center at Fort Indiantown Gap. It involved

  • 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