June 1, 2022

Advanced Rocket Launcher System Heads to Ukraine

As part of the latest presidential drawdown package for Ukraine — this one worth $700 million dollars — the Defense Department has included four M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS. 

June 1, 2022

Qatar Partners with USACE Transatlantic Division to Strengthen the Qatar Emiri Corps of Engineers

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been Building Strong across the Middle East for nearly 70 years, partnering with allied nations to build civil and defense infrastructure in a dynamic, challenging construction environment. These partnerships and the projects they execute are not just necessary for our success - but also for the success of our nation’s global priorities and our allied mission partners’ continued security and stability. The State of Qatar, one of our allied partners, is moving full speed ahead to make that a reality with its own Corps of Engineers nested within the Qatari Land Forces.

May 31, 2022

Kentucky National Guard participates in Tradewinds 22

Kentucky National Guard Soldiers traveled out of the country to support Operation Tradewinds 22 in Belize between Aug. 29 through May 25, 2022. Almost 40 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (HHD), 75th Troop Command, including six support Soldiers from other units, set up brigade level operations to support 1,802 servicemembers from 22 partner nations at the British Army Training Support Unit Belize (BATSUB) at Price Barracks.

May 24, 2022

U.S. Donates Vehicles to Support Republic of Fiji Military Forces’ Peacekeeping Efforts

Yesterday the U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Tony Greubel donated four vehicles worth approximately FJ$487,000 (US $224,000) to the Government of Fiji in a handover ceremony at the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Queen Elizabeth Barracks. Chargé d’affaires Greubel said, “The United States is proud of the partnership that we have built with

May 24, 2022

U.S. Donates Vehicles to Support Republic of Fiji Military Forces’ Peacekeeping Efforts

Yesterday the U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Tony Greubel donated four vehicles worth approximately FJ$487,000 (US $224,000) to the Government of Fiji in a handover ceremony at the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Queen Elizabeth Barracks.

May 23, 2022

U.S. Defense Leaders Pleased by Progress of Ukraine Contact Group

In just over a month, the Ukraine Defense Contact Group has proven its worth with donations and deliveries to the embattled country, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said.

May 20, 2022

206th Digital Liaison Detachment ensures training with U.S.-South Korea command a success

The 206th Digital Liaison Detachment (DLD) expanded the liaison capacity of the 2501st DLD in Combined Command Post Training (CCPT) 22.1, an U.S.–Republic of Korea (ROK) exercise from 10-29 April.

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.