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  • National Guard Participates in Adriatic Cyber Exercise in Slovenia

    POSTOJNA, Slovenia - Approximately 50 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from six states participated in the Adriatic Regional Security Cyber Cooperation exercise with their armed forces partners from seven nations at the Slovenian Armed Forces Baron Andrej Čehovin barracks from June 24 to July

  • Michigan Guard, Latvia Collaborate on Airfield Capabilities

    LIELFVARDE, Latvia - Airmen from the Michigan Air National Guard are on a critical mission in Latvia during the first two weeks of June, collaborating to bolster the capabilities of Lielvarde Airfield to manage military training airspace and defend against potential threats. The joint initiative

  • National Guard Members Test Skills at Cyber Shield 2024

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Almost 1,000 participants flooded the Virginia National Guard State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach for the longest-running and largest Department of Defense cyber defense exercise May 31 to June 15.Cyber Shield is an annual National Guard event that hosts National Guard

  • Guam National Guard Trains with Armed Forces of Philippines

    MACTAN, Philippines - The Guam National Guard and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, partners in the State Partnership Program, conducted a mass-casualty field training exercise June 6-10.After four days of classroom learning, about 100 troops from the Philippine Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines

  • New Jersey Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing Hosts Partner Cyprus

    ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.J. - Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team technicians with the 70th Combat Engineer Battalion of the National Guard of the Republic of Cyprus visited the 177th Fighter Wing as part of the State Partnership Program June 4-14.The 70th CEB EOD technicians and 177th

  • Western Air Defense Sector Wraps Up Enduring Partners Exercise

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Airmen from the Royal Thai Air Force and the Washington Air National Guard’s 225th Air Defense Squadron participated in a subject matter expert exchange during the Enduring Partners 2024 exercise held simultaneously at the Western Air Defense Sector, Joint Base

  • Pennsylvania Guard, Lithuania Strengthen Partnership

    SIAULIAI, Lithuania - State Partnership Program partners Pennsylvania and Lithuania shared best practices and capabilities over four days in Lithuania, strengthening their enduring relationship.From April 29 to May 2, personnel from the 193rd Special Operations Wing, 111th Attack Wing, 171st Air

  • Nevada National Guard Holds Workshop for New Partner Samoa

    CARSON CITY, Nev. - Michael Fusi Ligaliga understands familial village systems and how they work in the Independent State of Samoa.He’s an assistant professor and program lead of Pacific Island Studies at Brigham Young University in Hawaii.He’s also a Matai, or Chief, at his village in

  • Malaysia, Washington Guard Strengthen Partnership at Bersama Warrior 2024

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The 10th annual Bersama Warrior exercise began June 1 with an opening ceremony led by Malaysian Armed Forces leaders and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Kenneth Borchers, director of the Joint Staff for the Washington National Guard.Bersama Warrior is an annual, bilateral Joint

  • Washington National Guardsman Reconnects with Palauan Roots

    KOROR, Palau - Air Force Maj. Marvin Yamada Jr. was born on Guam, a 30-mile-long island in the Western Pacific Ocean — a place, it is said, where America’s day begins — to two native Palauans. Today, he serves in the Washington National Guard as a mission crew commander in the Western Air Defense