May 10, 2022

Army Reserve unit sets sights on Defender Europe 22

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 793rd Movement Control Team will put their training to the test during DEFENDER-Europe 22’s Army Pre-Positioned Stocks-2 (APS-2) draw in Tapa, Estonia, beginning April 20.

May 10, 2022

Vermont Guard to support training exercise Swift Response 22

More than 120 Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers will participate in training exercise Swift Response 22 in North Macedonia from May 11 to 17. Exercise Swift Response is an annual U.S. Army Europe and Africa multinational training exercise that takes place this year in Eastern Europe, the Arctic High North, Baltics, and Balkans from May 2-24.

May 9, 2022

More Chances to Participate in Exercises Will Enhance National Guard, Chief Says

The National Guard's State Partnership Program doesn't just benefit the partner nations involved — it benefits greatly the U.S. servicemen and women who participate as well, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said.

April 29, 2022

U.S. Troops Train Ukrainians in Germany

U.S. service members in Germany have begun training Ukrainian soldiers on key systems being used to defend Ukraine against the Russian invasion, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

April 20, 2022

Poland Will Increase Defense Spending

During a meeting with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Pentagon, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said his country will increase its defense spending to 3% of gross domestic product.

April 10, 2022

Austin Thanks Ukrainian Force Trained in U.S. Returning to Ukraine

The secretary of defense thanked the troops for their service and for their courage, noting the skill with which the Ukrainian armed forces are fighting to defend their nation from Russia's unprovoked invasion, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said. 

April 7, 2022

Poland to purchase Abrams tanks from U.S.

In a signing ceremony April 5 in Wesola, Poland, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak confirmed his country's intent to purchase 250 Abrams tanks and other equipment from the United States.

April 7, 2022

U.S. Army South seeks to increase integration with partner nations

U.S. Army South held the Joint Synchronization Symposium at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston March 28-April 1 to synchronize and expand engagements to maintain or increase the U.S. presence in the Western Hemisphere.

April 6, 2022

DOD: More Javelins Approved for Ukraine; Switchblades On their Way 

An additional $100 million in presidential drawdown to support Ukraine was approved and part of that will be used to provide additional Javelin anti-armor systems to Ukrainian forces, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

April 6, 2022

U.S. donates mobile field hospital to Niger

The United States recently donated a $1.6 million (956 million Central African francs) mobile field hospital to Niger’s Agadez Regional Council on April 4, 2022.

April 4, 2022

General Flynn’s Visit Highlights Strong U.S. – Malaysia Defense Ties

U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) General Charles A. Flynn visited Kuala Lumpur from Mar 27-28, 2022 to reinforce the strong ties between the United States and Malaysia.

March 29, 2022

Common goals strengthen MING-Latvia-Liberia relationship

Michigan National Guard blends State Partnership Program relationships with Liberia and Latvia.

March 14, 2022

VNG conducts infantry tactics, unmanned air system exchanges in Tajikistan

Virginia National Guard Soldiers conducted an infantry tactics exchange and countering unmanned air systems exchange with the Republic of Tajikistan March 7-11, 2022, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

March 8, 2022

Royal Thai Army Makes Stryker History at Cobra Gold

The M1129 Stryker mortar system is an infantry carrier vehicle, descendant of the Swiss Mowag Piranha III, accommodating a 120mm mortar system that fires a suite of mortar ammunition and first employed in 2005. After 17 years, the U.S. Army is sharing this technology and weaponry with a close ally of the Indo-Pacific: The Kingdom of Thailand.

March 4, 2022

U.S. Provided More Than $1 Billion in Security Assistance to Ukraine in Past Year

Contents of the most recent security assistance package approved for Ukraine — valued at $350 million dollars — is on its way now and is billed as "the largest presidential drawdown package in history," a senior defense official said.

March 2, 2022

U.S. Embassy Provides OMON Training Facility Improvements in the Value of $745,000

United States Ambassador John Mark Pommersheim and Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Major General of militia Rahmonzoda Saidnakhsh Hakim attended the handover ceremony of a $745,543 construction project for the OMON.

March 1, 2022

Vermont National Guard hosts Austrian delegation

The Vermont National Guard hosted Austrian military members at numerous National Guard sites Feb. 14-15 as part of the State Partnership Program.

Feb. 26, 2022

U.S. Continues Providing Arms for Ukraine's Defense Against Russian Aggression

Ukrainian resistance to invading forces is stiffer than Russia expected, as the U.S. and NATO continue to supply security assistance to Ukraine, a senior defense official said.

Feb. 25, 2022

Partnership in Action

With a long legacy of delivering solutions in one of the most complex engineering and construction environments on earth, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division remains the 'partner of choice' throughout the Middle East and Central Asia by building relationships on a foundation of commitment to excellence.

Feb. 24, 2022

U.S., Kuwaiti militaries celebrate infrastructure improvements

A ribbon cutting ceremony held on February 2 marked the completion of a new $53 million pier project at Kuwait Naval Base. The pier, built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District, will enhance both Kuwait and U.S. military operations in the region.

Feb. 24, 2022

Senegal capability bolstered through Foreign Military Sales

The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command’s delivery of the latest tranche of 1,250 M4A1 rifles arrived in Dakar, Senegal Jan. 21, providing partner capacity for counterterrorism efforts.

Feb. 24, 2022

Keen Edge 22 sharpens Army Reserve readiness

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 351st Civil Affairs Command, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), arrived here ready to integrate into Keen Edge 22, a bilateral command post exercise held Jan. 26 – Feb. 3, 2022. Arriving 20 January, the team participated in reception, staging, onward movement and integration (RSOI) meetings, level-set, academics, and warm start events prior to exercise kickoff.

Feb. 16, 2022

Vermont Guard shares communication strategy with SPP partner

“Crisis communication is about responding quickly with as much information as possible, as frequently as possible,” said U.S. Army Capt. Mike Arcovitch, public affairs officer for the Vermont National Guard. “A major challenge with crisis communication is knowing what is and what is not releasable public information.”

Feb. 16, 2022

USACE joins partners in Nigeria for groundbreaking ceremony for A-29 Super Tucano support facilities

On February 15, U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Brig. Gen. Thomas Tickner visited Kainji Air Force Base to break ground on the final phase of the $38 million construction project for the A-29 Super Tucanos’ support facilities. They were joined by the Deputy Director for the Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate Ronald Taylor and senior Nigerian Air Force officials.

Feb. 15, 2022

Utah National Guard members send much needed help to Southern Utah

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, Utah National Guard members are providing direct hospital support in non-medical roles. Service members will be at St. George Regional Hospital providing food and housekeeping services and patient transport. As part of the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, 17 service members arrived to help in Southern Utah, Feb. 8, 2022.