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  • 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

  • Michigan Guard, Liberia Conduct Casualty Response Exercise

    DAUZON, Liberia – A joint team of Michigan Army and Air National Guard medical professionals worked with Armed Forces of Liberia staff to create a preliminary mass casualty response plan for the AFL’s 14 Military Hospital. The weeklong event culminated May 24 with exercise scenarios. About 40 AFL

  • Virginia Guard, Tajikistan Conduct Key Leader Exchange

    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan – Brig. Gen. Todd H. Hubbard, the Virginia National Guard director of the Joint Staff, conducted key leader engagements with senior leaders from the Republic of Tajikistan April 29 to May 3. The engagements in Dushanbe supported the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau

  • North Dakota Guard Joins Medical Exercise with Ghana

    ACCRA, Ghana - U.S. Army and Air Force medical professionals from the 86th Medical Squadron, Dental Health Activity - Rheinland Pfalz, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, U.S. Army Medical Command and the State Medical Detachment, North Dakota National Guard are conducting a medical readiness

  • Hawaii Guard Supports Exchange with Partner Indonesia

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Hawaii National Guard medical professionals supported a security cooperation exchange in Jakarta May 6-7 as part of bilateral defense discussions between the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and the Tentara Nasional Indonesia.The exchange served as a midterm review for the December