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  • 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

  • Hokanson: Nation’s Investment in National Guard Comes at Pivotal Moment

    WASHINGTON – The National Guard is a dynamic operational force integral to the National Defense Strategy, the Guard’s most senior officer told lawmakers April 30, emphasizing that sustained mission readiness requires continued and deeper investment in the Guard. In his annual testimony to the House

  • National Guard Leaders Visit Troops Deployed in Middle East

    KUWAIT - The National Guard’s most senior officer and enlisted leader visited Guardsmen deployed across the Middle East in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Spartan Shield March 14-17.Thousands of Guard members are dispersed in multiple locations to support these operations to maintain

  • 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

  • Hokanson Announces new State Partnership Program Nations

    WASHINGTON – A program that pairs the National Guard in the states and territories with foreign allies and partners is set to grow by several nations this year, the National Guard’s top officer announced March 7.Finland, Palau, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Sweden and Tanzania will be added to the

  • Hokanson Visits Guardsmen Safeguarding Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Celebration

    LAS VEGAS – Amid throngs of people ringing in the New Year, the National Guard’s senior officer met with Nevada National Guardsmen on duty to safeguard “America’s Party” — one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the country.About 200 Nevada Guardsmen supported local and federal law

  • Nevada National Guard Safeguards ‘America's Party’

    LAS VEGAS – The Nevada National Guard completed its 24th year supporting first responders during Las Vegas’ annual New Year’s Eve celebration, ”America's Party,” which attracted over 300,000 people.Approximately 200 Nevada Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on duty during the activation, ensuring