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  • Finnish Air Force Commander Meets Virginia Guard Leaders

    HAMPTON, Va. - Maj. Gen. Juha-Pekka Keränen, commander of the Finnish Air Force, met with Virginia National Guard leaders April 8 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.Maj. Gen. James W. Ring, the adjutant general of Virginia, Brig. Gen. Catherine M. Jumper, commander of the Virginia Air National Guard, and

  • Illinois Air Guard Supports Partner Poland

    POWIDZ, Poland - The 126th Air Refueling Wing completed a two-week deployment to Poland in support of Operation Copper Arrow.The operation enhanced combat readiness among NATO allies and partner nations, enabling them to respond to any threat rapidly. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve aerial

  • Cope Tiger concludes in Thailand

    KORAT ROYAL THAI AIR FORCE BASE, Thailand (AFNS) --  Two weeks of flying, mission planning, community events and relationship building have concluded, marking the close of Cope Tiger 2024. Units from the United States, Thailand, and Singapore air force participated in the 28th iteration of the

  • National Guard-led Space Exercise Helps Build Programs for NATO Partners

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – About 50 members of the Air National Guard and Romanian and Polish Armed Forces focused on space as a warfighting domain during exercise Vulcan Guard Bolt 6 at NATO’s Allied Air Command in late March. The sixth iteration of the National Guard-led series underscored

  • Wisconsin Guard Builds on Papua New Guinea Partnership

    PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - Forty Wisconsin National Guard Airmen and Soldiers collaborated and trained with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force March 17-22 in support of the State Partnership Program.Senior leaders of the Wisconsin Guard and Papua New Guinea, who have partnered in the SPP

  • Vermont City Builds on Guard's Partnership with Senegal

    BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Burlington City Council voted unanimously March 25 to forge a sister-city relationship with Thies-East, Senegal, bolstering the cultural, academic, environmental and commercial ties between Vermont and Senegal.The collaboration is set to open up a myriad of exchange

  • Pennsylvania National Guard Hosts Lithuania Foreign Minister

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Lithuania Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis branded the Pennsylvania National Guard’s cooperation with Lithuania as “exemplary” during a U.S. visit March 23.Maj. Gen. James McCormack, the assistant adjutant general of Pennsylvania, and other members of the

  • Ohio Guard, Partner Serbia Share Cybersecurity Expertise

    RICKENBACKER AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ohio - The Ohio National Guard invited Serbian Armed Forces cyber professionals to collaborate with Ohio cyber organizations across the state as part of the State Partnership Program March 5. During their visit, the Serbians collaborated with cyber military

  • Joint Guard Team Prepares for State Partnership Mission

    PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.H. - Between bouts of misty showers and freezing rain on the flight line at Pease Air National Guard Base, the belly of a C-17 Globemaster III from the 167th Airlift Wing was steadily filled with people and equipment.Over three cold hours, Soldiers and Airmen from

  • Ukraine Delegation Visits Washington National Guard Leaders

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - A delegation from Ukraine visited Washington National Guard leaders March 15 to thank them for supporting the country.“We know your unit deployed to Ukraine in 2021 to help our military and we want to take this time to thank them for their support of the people of Ukraine,” said