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  • Southern Strike Joint Combat Exercise Concludes in Mississippi

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Military members from all departments of the U.S. armed forces participated in the Southern Strike 2024-1 joint combat exercise at Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center March 4-15.The two-week exercise included approximately 425 military personnel from all over the United

  • Hawaii National Guard, Philippines Strengthen Partnership

    CAMP AGUINALDO, Philippines - The Hawaii National Guard and Armed Forces of the Philippines strengthened their partnership during the 2025 Mutual Defense Board and Security Engagement Board standing committee meeting in Quezon City March 6-7.This bilateral gathering, steered by high-level military

  • Hawaii Guard Imagery Analyst Named PACAF Award Winner

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - A Hawaii Air National Guard Airman won a Pacific Air Force-level award Sept. 22 for his exceptional contributions to the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance community.Senior Airman Cory Haines, an imagery analyst from the 613th Air

  • Hawaii Guard, Philippines Train on Search and Rescue Skills

    SAN FERNANDO, Philippines - The Hawaii National Guard engaged in an urban and mountain search and rescue subject matter expert exchange with the 505th Search and Rescue Group, Philippine Air Force, and the 525th Engineer Combat Battalion, 51st Engineer Brigade, Philippine Army.This Aug. 15-31 event

  • National Guard, DOD Support Hawaii's Long-term Recovery

    WASHINGTON - Defense Department personnel remain ready to support Maui residents for the foreseeable future as local officials plot a course for recovery from the Lahaina wildfire, the Hawaii National Guard’s incident commander says.Army Major Gen. Kenneth Hara, adjutant general for the state of

  • Hawaii Guard Joins Super Garuda Shield Indo-Pacific Exercise

    SURABAYA, Indonesia - The Super Garuda Shield 2023 operational staff exercise began Aug. 31 with an opening ceremony at the Warfighting Center in Surabaya.The operational STAFFEX is a U.S. INDOPACOM joint and multinational exercise planning event with the Indonesian National Armed Forces, Tentara

  • Florida National Guard Activated to Assist With Hurricane Response

    WASHINGTON - More than 3,000 Florida National Guardsmen have been activated, with an additional 1,800 on their way to the state to respond to Hurricane Idalia, Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh said Tuesday.Idalia made landfall on Florida's West Coast Wednesday morning and, according to

  • Defense Department Mobilizes to Respond to Hawaii Wildfires

    WASHINGTON - The Defense Department will continue to work closely with state and local officials to protect lives and battle the destructive wildfires that have swept through the Hawaiian island of Maui, Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said Aug. 11.The National Guard has

  • Alaska National Guard Rapidly Deploys for Exercise ORCA 23

    NOME, Alaska – About 530 miles northwest of Anchorage, two survey team members from the Alaska National Guard’s 103rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team monitor handheld detectors scanning for radiation and nerve, blister and blood agents as they prepare to enter a notional biological

  • California National Guard Defends West Coast Cyber Realm

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The quiet room is a far cry from what most would imagine a military warfare exercise looks like. The only sounds are low voices, the hum of computers and keyboards clacking. Airmen and Soldiers stare intently at their screens, blue glow lighting up their faces as their eyes move