Feb. 14, 2022

U.S., U.K. armies agree to share FVL program info

Army leaders from the United States and United Kingdom signed a Future Vertical Lift Cooperative Program Feasibility Assessment project arrangement on behalf of their respective countries’ services on Feb. 14, 2022, pledging to work together to ensure interoperability between the two nations’ future rotorcraft aviation forces.

Feb. 14, 2022

Kentucky Soldiers conduct riot control training in Germany

Soldiers assigned to Kentucky Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 29th Infantry Division, reacted to improvised incendiary weapons during multinational fire phobia training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center Feb. 11.

Feb. 9, 2022

The U.S. and Australia: A Vital Partnership for the Indo-Pacific Region and the World

As democratic anchors in the Indo-Pacific, the United States and Australia share an unshakeable commitment to defending freedom and democracy, championing opportunity, upholding human rights, respecting the rule of law, and countering state-sponsored disinformation.

Feb. 9, 2022

Vermont Guard conducts medical readiness exercise in Senegal

Soldiers and Airmen of the Vermont National Guard will participate in a medical readiness exercise in Senegal as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program.

Feb. 7, 2022

Ukraine's readiness supported by US Army security assistance experts

Allies and partners play an important role in U.S. defense strategy through interoperability gained from U.S. Army materiel and training, and it is truly a balancing act to incorporate doctrine and military education. That is exactly what personnel from the U.S. Army’s Security Assistance Training Management Organization, also known as SATMO, accomplished in Ukraine in advance of the current crisis.

Feb. 7, 2022

National Guard chief returns from African regional security talks in Rome

The National Guard Bureau’s chief, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joined the 2022 African Chiefs of Defense Conference here last week for a series of senior-level engagements seeking to most effectively partner with regional militaries.

Feb. 7, 2022

Djibouti, U.S. strengthen partnership through medical knowledge exchange

More than 40 U.S. service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and the Djiboutian Gendarmerie came together for a medical knowledge exchange of casualty care practices at the Gendarmerie compound in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Jan. 17- 20, 2022.

Feb. 2, 2022

Richardson Looks for Ways to Deepen Cooperation With Central American Allies

The nations of Central America and the Caribbean must work together with friends and allies to confront the problems of the future, the commander of U.S. Southern Command told the Central American Security Conference in Belize.

Feb. 1, 2022

Troop Support partners to provide warmth to Indian Armed Forces

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support recently provided India’s military with 15,000 extreme cold weather sleep systems through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.

Jan. 31, 2022

'Major Non-NATO Ally' Designation Will Enhance U.S., Qatar Relationship

President Joe Biden indicated plans to nominate Qatar as a "major non-NATO ally" for the United States during a meeting with Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Jan. 28, 2022

Master the Jungle: Counter Insurgency in Nepal

Nepal Army Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare Course (CIJW) is designed to train students to master the complexities of the physical jungle, as well as the intricacies of the human domain within the challenging Counter Insurgency (COIN) battlespace.

Jan. 28, 2022

U.S., in Lockstep With NATO Allies, Calls on Putin to Stand Down

The United States is in lockstep with NATO allies in calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate his country's situation with Ukraine, U.S. defense leaders said.

Jan. 28, 2022

Latvia-Michigan partnership succeeds again at “Winter Strike”

As January ice, snow and wind blows across the National All-Domain Warfighting Center in northern Michigan, hundreds of military personnel from across the Department of Defense and allied nations are practicing tactics, training and procedures in these extreme cold weather conditions. The event is called Northern Strike 22-1 (“Winter Strike”), a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise held from January 21-30, 2022 at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., which together comprise the NADWC.

Jan. 25, 2022

Additional Security Assistance Headed to Ukraine

President Joe Biden has explained to Russian President Vladimir Putin that there will be "severe consequences," largely economic, if there were to be a Russian invasion of Ukraine, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

Jan. 14, 2022

National Guard infantry units support East Africa mission

Throughout history, the U.S. Army National Guard’s 1-102nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain) and the 1-116th Infantry Regiment have fought alongside and even against one another. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War and reuniting during WWI, the two battalions have once again met, this time in Africa, passing the torch of responsibility for the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) security forces mission.

Jan. 12, 2022

Audit of the Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales Acquisition Process (DODIG-2022-053)

Publicly Released: January 14, 2022

The objective of this audit was to determine whether the DoD managed the acquisition of defense articles and services to meet partner country foreign military sales (FMS) requirements, and whether the metrics used by DoD components maximize the results of the FMS acquisition process. This audit focused on the timeliness of the DoD FMS acquisition process and the accuracy of FMS acquisition data that the DoD reported to Congress.

Jan. 7, 2022

USACAPOC(A) and Canadian Chaplains train as more than prayer warriors

It was holy ground at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School here Nov. 16—19, 2021, as Chaplains, Chaplain Candidates, and Religious Affairs Specialists from across the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) arrived for the Combined Religious Area Assessment and Chaplain Religious Leader Engagement Exercise.

Jan. 5, 2022

Austin Looking Forward to Discussions With Japanese Counterpart

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, joined by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, will meet virtually with Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo.

Jan. 5, 2022

Virginia National Guard Members conduct medical exchange in Tajikistan

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen conducted a medical exchange with the Republic of Tajikistan Dec. 6-10, 2021, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The exchange was conducted in support of the Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program, in which Virginia and Tajikistan have been partners since 2003.

Jan. 4, 2022

Department of Defense military packaging design training now available at Tobyhanna

The Army’s premier training for military packaging has a new home.

Jan. 4, 2022

799,110 Pfizer Doses Donated by the U.S. Arrive in Lao PDR

Lao PDR received a new shipment of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Jan. 2, which is a donation by the United States through the COVAX Facility - a partnership co-led by Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and the World Health Organization (WHO), with UNICEF as a key delivery partner.

Jan. 4, 2022

Joint Command Post Exercise between the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and U.S Army

The 206th Digital Liaison Detachment (DLD) supported the 25th Infantry Division (ID) by participating in the 40th annual Yama Sukura (YS) 81, the largest United States-Japan bilateral- and joint-command post exercise, here from 1-13 December.

Dec. 29, 2021

Building Institutional Capacity in the Ukrainian Armed Forces: Sustainment Planning for U.S.-Provided Equipment

Over a 3-year period (2017–2019), a combined team from U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) worked closely with their Ukrainian counterparts to establish a simple but effective sustainment planning process, which provides comprehensive upkeep for U.S.-provided equipment. The 2019 DOD Sustainment Train, Advise, and Assist of Foreign Forces Award not only recognizes the important contribution made by ISG and USEUCOM to the UAF but also acknowledges that institutional capacity-building is a critical and effective security cooperation tool that DOD can employ to improve the capabilities of our strategic partners while meeting our own national security objectives.

Dec. 21, 2021

Vermont Army Guard hosts mountain warfare course in Djibouti

Five U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School instructors with the Vermont Army National Guard traveled to Djibouti to teach a five-day Joint Expeditionary Mountain Warfare Course to service members from France’s 5th Overseas Interarms Regiment (5e RIAOM) at the Arta Range Complex Dec. 12-16.

Dec. 17, 2021

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers support Guatemala, U.S. government efforts

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with Joint Task Force-Bravo deployed to Guatemala as part of Civil Affairs Teams 4741, 4742 and 4743 to support humanitarian assistance projects and strengthen partnerships in the region.