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  • Hokanson: State Partnership Program critical to national security

    DENVER – A three-decade security cooperation program with almost half the world’s nations is critical to America’s national security, the National Guard’s most senior general said last week.Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told an annual gathering of Department of

  • Pennsylvania National Guard ends COVID-19 response mission

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – After two years and hundreds of missions across the commonwealth, the Pennsylvania National Guard has ended its COVID-19 response.Guard members were first activated March 17, 2020, to assist the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and transport home 38 residents

  • Pennsylvania Guard pilots training course for Northern Command

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. - More than 20 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard joint staff and partners from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency piloted a three-day staff-training course March 7-9 led by trainers from U.S. Northern Command.The trial course will be the Phase II of the

  • Pennsylvania Guard expands assistance at care facilities

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – The Pennsylvania National Guard has activated 64 Soldiers and Airmen to assist at long-term care facilities in the commonwealth.These service members are from units across Pennsylvania will assist the facilities with non-medical tasks, such as food service and

  • National Guard works with partners on winter storm response

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Hundreds of members of the National Guard assisted state and local officials responding to winter weather over the weekend in multiple states, including Virginia, North and South Carolina and Pennsylvania.The South Carolina National Guard staged 120 personnel and equipment

  • Year in Review: National Guard delivered at home and abroad

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When a series of tornadoes slashed across parts of eight Midwest states late in the evening of Dec. 10, Spc. Zach Neisz sprang into action. He grabbed an ax, flashlight and medical kit and drove to Dawson Springs, Kentucky, to help any way he could.“I couldn’t sit back and not do

  • Pennsylvania Guard leaders meet with Lithuanian partners

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, PA – The Pennsylvania National Guard hosted Lithuanian dignitaries during a Dec. 14 visit as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program.Lithuania and Pennsylvania have been partners under the program for almost 29 years. The SPP is guided by State Department

  • Lithuanian cyber defense leader visits 111th Attack Wing

    HORSHAM, Pa. – Cyber defense leaders from the Pennsylvania National Guard’s State Partnership Program partner, Lithuania, visited the 111th Attack Wing at Biddle Air National Guard Base Dec. 6 to discuss capabilities, training and areas of future cooperation.Lithuanian Air Force Col. Romualdas

  • 111th Rising Six Council jumpstarts junior enlisted

    BIDDLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Pa. – What if I told you there’s an organization on base offering professional development, mentorship, camaraderie and leadership training for more than 600 troops … And, it’s spent most of the year headed by two staff sergeants? For some stationed at Biddle Air

  • Pa. Guard facilitates emergency communication best practices

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. - More than 60 emergency management communicators gathered in-person and virtually to discuss disaster communications and best practices Nov. 3-4.The FEMA Region 3-facilitated Fall Regional Emergency Communications Coordination Working Group improves interoperability between