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  • Leaders Detail Future of National Guard

    The National Guard remains an integral part of U.S. military might, and it's changing to remain effective for the future, Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said today.Hokanson and Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, the senior enlisted advisor to the chief of

  • Sasseville: State Partnerships Vital to International Relationships

    WASHINGTON – The National Guard reaches out to other nations through partnerships, stands ready for the warfight, and provides security for the homeland, the vice chief of the National Guard Bureau said Jan. 12.“The National Guard exists to fight and win our nation’s wars,” Air Force Lt. Gen. Marc

  • A team approach strengthens African partner medical capabilities

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Last month marked the completion of a five-year program to enhance the expeditionary medical capabilities of four African partner nations.The African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership, established in 2015, is a Department of State directed initiative centered on generating

  • Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Guard’s footprint on domestic and international events continued in 2022, highlighting its transformation from a Cold War strategic reserve to the combat reserve of the Army and the Air Force. “People don’t realize just how large the National Guard is,” said Army Gen.

  • Mississippi, Republic of Uzbekistan Celebrate 10-Year Partnership

    WASHINGTON - The Mississippi National Guard and the Republic of Uzbekistan celebrated the 10th anniversary of joining forces under the State Partnership Program during a reception at the Uzbekistan Embassy Dec. 12. Maj. Gen. Janson D. Boyles, adjutant general, and other senior leaders from the

  • Vermont TAG meets with President of State Partner Senegal

    WASHINGTON - A Vermont National Guard delegation met with the president of Senegal and the African Union in Washington Dec. 12.Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, adjutant general of Vermont, sat down with Senegal President Macky Sall, who was attending the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, to discuss the almost

  • NH Guard, Salvadoran Cyber Teams Strengthen Partnership

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Backlit by the soft blue glow of nearly a dozen computer screens, a joint cyber team from the New Hampshire National Guard assessed El Salvador’s burgeoning cyber unit during a State Partnership Program exchange Dec. 5-9.The Salvadoran team’s answers provided the New

  • Wisconsin, Papua New Guinea Sign State Partnership Agreement

    PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - Leaders of the Wisconsin National Guard and Papua New Guinea signed a State Partnership Program agreement Dec. 2.The partnership officially began in 2020, but COVID-19 travel restrictions delayed the formal signing ceremony conducted by Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp of the

  • Lithuania’s Prime Minister Praises Pennsylvania Partnership

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – The prime minister of Lithuania, Ingrida Šimonytė, called the partnership between the Pennsylvania National Guard and the Lithuanian Armed Forces a “true friendship” during a visit to Fort Indiantown Gap Dec. 5.Šimonytė and Audra Plepytė, the Lithuanian ambassador to the

  • Guard’s Global Reach, Capabilities Support National Defense Strategy

    ARLINGTON, Va. – What the National Guard brings to the global stage directly contributes to significant pieces of the 2022 National Defense Strategy, said Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau.“Today, we are an integral part of the Joint Force and our nation’s second-largest