Dec. 28, 2020

Civil Affairs Soldiers deliver Christmas gifts, good cheer in Bucharest

Civil Affairs Team 3231, 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the Romanian Salvation Army, delivered dozens of Christmas gifts to children and families around the city Dec. 21.

Dec. 21, 2020

Iowa National Guard trains with Ukrainian forces

Soldiers with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, conducted obstacle and barrier removal training with the Ukrainian Freedom of Maneuver Detachment on Dec. 16. Freedom of maneuver training is essential to the mission of Kosovo Force, a NATO-led peacekeeping organization dedicated to stability in the region.

Dec. 18, 2020

Government Officials Announce U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict, Promote Stability

Leaders with the Defense, State and Treasury Departments held a virtual meeting to announce the release of the "U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability" document.

Dec. 16, 2020

Soldier's past drives her passion to support U.S., partner communities in Europe & Africa

USACE recognized Master Sgt. Betsy Weintraub as its fiscal year 2020 Excellence in Contracting Awards Program - NCO of the Year during an online ceremony Dec. 9.

Dec. 15, 2020

Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers Partner in the Pacific

The U.S. Army 322 Civil Affairs Brigade, part of the 9th Mission Support Command (MSC), is currently partnering with three Soldiers from the Army National Guard to conduct civil-military operations in the Oceania region of the Pacific.

Dec. 10, 2020

Guam, Hawaii share COVID best practices with the Philippines

The Guam and Hawaii National Guard participated in a virtual subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) on COVID-19 with the Armed Forces of the Philippines as part of the Guard's State Partnership Program.

Dec. 8, 2020

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Turns Over Php1.4 Billion in Military Equipment to Strengthen Security Cooperation

Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller met with Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. and announced the recent transfer of Php1.4 billion ($29.3 million) in defense articles, including sniper and anti-IED equipment, to senior Philippine military officials.

Dec. 4, 2020

Officials Describe How Arms Sales Benefit the U.S., Partners

Officials announced the fiscal year 2020 arms transfer figures and other Defense and State Department security assistance and cooperation accomplishments and statistics.

Dec. 4, 2020

US and Australia sign first-ever cyber agreement to develop virtual training range

As part of the Dept. of Defense’s efforts to sharpen lethality, reform business practices, and strengthen partnerships in cyberspace, the United States and Australia have launched a first-ever agreement to continuously develop virtual cyber training range together.

Dec. 4, 2020

Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program benefits the U.S. Army Evaluation Center and the Australian Army

After a yearlong rotation working at the U.S. Army Evaluation Center (AEC), part of the U.S. Army’s Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program (ESEP), Maj. Thuy-An Vu returns back to her role in serving with the Australian Army.

Dec. 4, 2020

New DOD Directive Will Improve Acquisition Reform, Officials Say

The Defense Acquisition System aims to develop a more lethal force based on faster delivery of technological innovation and a culture of performance that yields a decisive and sustained U.S. military advantage.

Dec. 3, 2020

Miller Seeks to Strengthen Hemispheric Partnership

Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller stressed the need to strengthen partnerships in the Western Hemisphere during the virtual Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas.

Dec. 2, 2020

US and EU military leaders engage in virtual panel to further transatlantic cooperation

“I wish to stress that I am particularly impressed by those who decide to serve in the military in addition to their professional occupation in the civilian world”, said Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States. “Those composing the military reserve forces enhance military readiness. They contribute their rich and diverse skills to the missions of armed forces, and they demonstrate a deep personal commitment to the defense of their nation and their allies.”

Dec. 1, 2020

U.S., Colombian armies conclude virtual PISAJ14

U.S. Army South concluded the first-ever virtual PISAJ 14 (Programa Integral para Suboficiales de Alta Jerarquia), which took place from Nov. 9-20.

Nov. 30, 2020

DMA and 1st TSC partnership moves critical resources to partner forces

In synchronized efforts, the 1st Theater Sustainment Command and the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve Directorate of Military Assistance in Kuwait work together to facilitate the divestment of critical assets to Iraqi partner forces in the fight to defeat ISIS.

Nov. 25, 2020

Michigan Guard, Latvia reaffirm relationship during pandemic

The Latvian National Armed Forces and the Michigan National Guard have developed a relationship stretching back nearly three decades through the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program. One of the great traditions of this cooperation is the celebration of Latvia's national Independence Day, observed each year on Nov. 18. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the partners were unable to celebrate the 102nd anniversary of Latvia's independence together in person. This did not deter them from reaffirming their commitment to meaningful cooperation with a video teleconference event on Nov. 24.

Nov. 24, 2020

U.S. National Security Advisor Reaffirms Alliance, Announces Military Assistance and Typhoon Relief during Philippines Visit

U.S. National Security Advisor (NSA) Robert C. O’Brien met with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr., Secretary of Finance Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez, National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon, Undersecretary for the Department of National Defense (DND) Cardozo Luna and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Deputy Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Erick Kagaoan in Manila on November 23.

Nov. 24, 2020

Task Force Oceania Supports U.S. Embassy in Timor-Leste

Task Force Oceania, part of the 9th Mission Support Command at Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii, is a U.S. Army civil affairs focused organization. The Task Force is especially suited to work with the civilian population of Timor-Leste to find solutions that best suit their needs.

Nov. 23, 2020

Virtual Conference Addresses Challenges to Indo-Pacific Armies in Urban Environments

Army leaders from 26 nations across five continents virtually joined the 44th Indo-Pacific Armies Management Seminar (IPAMS XLIV) and the 6th Senior Enlisted Leaders Forum (SELF VI), Nov. 16-17.

Nov. 23, 2020

WVNG joins SPP partner Qatar in virtual exercise

The West Virginia National Guard participated in a virtual seminar with members of the Qatari Emiri Land Forces (QELF) as part of the Eastern Action joint operations staff exercise between the Qatari military and the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) Operation Spartan Shield and Task Force Spartan.

Nov. 20, 2020

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley’s Phone Call with United Kingdom’s Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Sir Nicholas Carter

Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Dave Butler provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke with United Kingdom’s Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Sir Nicholas Carter today by phone.

Nov. 20, 2020

301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade completes an Area Support Group-Jordan rotation highlighted by COVID-19

The 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, completed its mission at Area Support Group-Jordan Tuesday. In a virtual transfer of authority ceremony, the 301st MEB, led by Col. Derek Ulehla and Command Sgt. Maj. James Marsh, turned over responsibility of its Base Operating Support-Integrator mission to the 143rd Regional Support Group of the Connecticut Army National Guard.

Nov. 19, 2020

The United States' Enhanced & Enduring Commitment to the Pacific Islands Region

The United States has long been committed to our allies and partners in promoting a Free and Open Indo-Pacific, and we remain dedicated to the Pacific Islands’ future security and prosperity. This commitment includes the dedicated resources, consistent efforts to enhance capacity-building, and direct training of people to support the current and future security challenges facing the Pacific Islands.

Nov. 19, 2020

Pa. National Guard, Lithuanian Army, partner for Warfighter exercise

More than a dozen Lithuanian Land Forces officers and noncommissioned officers integrated with the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 28th Infantry Division during Warfighter Exercise 21.2, held here during early November.

Nov. 18, 2020

DOD Prioritizes December Launch of 'Trusted Capital Marketplace'

The Trusted Capital Marketplace project is a Defense Department effort meant to support the defense industrial base and limit the access of adversary nations to American technology.