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  • 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

  • First Lady Welcomes National Guard Families to White House

    WASHINGTON - For the second straight year, first lady Jill Biden welcomed National Guardsmen, spouses and children to the White House to discuss their challenges and how best to support them.The first lady heard stories of the pride and resilience children show in the face of frequent calls for

  • National Guard’s Heritage Honored at Storied Army Base

    ARLINGTON, Va. – In a hallowed corner of Patton Hall at Northern Virginia’s Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, a journey through the annals of American military history awaits. An officer’s saber from the late 19th century, a World War I-era combat helmet, and a flag that bore witness to the attack on

  • National Guard Unveils Senior Enlisted Advisor Positional Colors

    JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. – Almost 150 people from all service components, including National Guard leaders from all 50 states and four territories, gathered in Patton Hall to witness a defining moment in National Guard history: the unveiling of the positional flag for the senior enlisted

  • In Finland, Hokanson Sees a Country’s Cold Will to Defend Itself

    HELSINKI, Finland – The National Guard’s top officer recently visited Finland as part of a larger Northern European itinerary to strengthen the Guard’s security cooperation ties in the region.The Guard has worked with Finland for more than 20 years. The framework for an even deeper partnership is

  • Guard Team Awarded 3rd Consecutive Services Cup Cyber Trophy

    ARLINGTON, Va. - A National Guard team received the 2022 SANS NetWars Department of Defense Services Cup from Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, marking the third consecutive year the Guard team has won the cybersecurity competition. “For the third year in a row, the

  • Hokanson: Panama a Global Crossroads, Key Security Cooperation Partner

    PANAMA CITY, Panama – The Republic of Panama is a bridge that connects the Americas. Its renowned canal is one of the most strategic waterways in the world. It also is a key security cooperation partner for the United States, the National Guard’s top general said during a recent visit to the