Dec. 16, 2021

U.S. offers Croatia Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Security assistance and foreign military sales cases provide capability to allies and partners that support regional and global operations, enable national territorial defense, and enhance interoperability and readiness.

Dec. 15, 2021

Pennsylvania Guard leaders meet with Lithuanian partners

The Pennsylvania National Guard hosted Lithuanian dignitaries during a Dec. 14 visit as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program.

Dec. 13, 2021

U.S., Lithuania Sign Agreement to Further Military Interoperability

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III welcomed Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas to the Pentagon for meetings and to sign a reciprocal defense procurement agreement that aims to strengthen deterrence in Europe.

Dec. 10, 2021

FED project OS031 complete

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District commemorated the completion of project CY13 ROKFC IN-KIND Bulk Fuel Storage Tanks and Pumps (OS031), with an Acceptance Release Letter (ARL) ceremony in Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea, Dec. 7.

Dec. 8, 2021

Small Arms, Ammunition From U.S. Headed to Ukraine's Defense Forces This Week

The final elements of a $60 million security systems package to Ukraine, meant to help defend their sovereignty against Russian aggression, will ship this week.

Dec. 7, 2021

MATOC awarded with $990 million capacity

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) with a capacity of $990,000,000 to six Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) companies on Nov. 29, 2021.

Dec. 2, 2021

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the Arrival Ceremony of M1117 Armored Security Vehicles in Greece

Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt provided remarks to at the arrival ceremony of M1117 Armored Security Vehicles in Greece, Dec. 2.

Dec. 1, 2021

Long speaks at inaugural summit

Sandy Long, Senior Advisor for Defense Exports in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Export and Cooperation, spoke at the inaugural Military Wheeled Vehicles Systems Summit in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday. 

Dec. 1, 2021

Iowa National Guard, Kosovo celebrate long partnership

It was a red carpet affair that resembled a family reunion. Kosovo Security Force members, Iowa National Guard leaders, dignitaries, and government officials gathered the evening of Nov. 6 in the extravagantly decorated Des Moines Area Community College ballroom in Ankeny.

Nov. 24, 2021

Polish Land Forces attend Idaho National Guard tank training

Polish soldiers attended Idaho National Guard M1 Abrams tank training in October and November to observe best practices as Polish Land Forces seek to develop their own training capability

Nov. 23, 2021

Texas trip provides Peruvian Army delegation increased opportunities for interoperability

Emerging threats posed by narcotrafficking networks and the destructive aftermath of natural disasters have created security challenges for many nations in the Western Hemisphere. In an effort to defuse the threats and enhance security in the region, U.S. Army South’s engagements with strategic partners, such as the Peruvian Army, have provided opportunities to build stronger relationships.

Nov. 23, 2021

Peruvian Army delegation observes III Corps Stryker unit with U.S. Army South

U.S. Army South Security Cooperation Directorate personnel escorted the Peruvian Army delegation to Fort Hood to observe U.S. Army Stryker units as part of an agreed-to-action deriving from the U.S.-Peruvian Army-to-Army Staff Talks.

Nov. 23, 2021

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers modernizing facilities in support of 207th Military Intelligence Brigade (Theater) mission in Italy

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District is partnering with U.S. Army Garrison Italy and the 207th Military Intelligence Brigade (Theater) to provide improved facilities here and nearby at the Caserma Ederle portion of the garrison as part of a roughly $30 million sustainment, repair and modernization, or SRM, program.

Nov. 19, 2021

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Colombia

U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command, wrapped up a three-day visit to Colombia where she met with military leaders to discuss security cooperation. The visit was Richardson’s first official trip to the region since assuming command Oct. 29.

Nov. 16, 2021

Michigan National Guard provides emergency medicine mentoring

In October, the U.S. Army National Guard members from Michigan provided emergency medicine mentorship at 14 Military Hospital. This exchange is part of the U.S. Embassy’s investment in security assistance for Liberia, helping to rebuild the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL)’s capabilities and enhance regional security.

Nov. 12, 2021

National Guard leader to Croatia president: 'Thank you for quarter-century partnership'

Increased readiness, improved capabilities and enhanced interoperability between American and Croatian military forces. Those are just three of the benefits the National Guard's most senior general said have resulted from the 25-year pairing of the Minnesota National Guard and Croatia in the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership

Nov. 10, 2021

Far East District achieves a first for U.S.-ROK construction history

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District commemorated the successful completion of its latest project, C4I090, a secure facility, with an Acceptance Release Letter ceremony at USAG Humphreys, Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea, Nov. 5.

Nov. 9, 2021

National Guard, Israel reaffirm 15-year partnership

The chief of the National Guard Bureau and the commanding general of Israel’s Home Front Command reaffirmed the National Guard Bureau’s 15-year bilateral relationship with Israel here last week. “Our security cooperation partnership in homeland defense has enhanced the safety of citizens of both nations,” Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson said after a

Nov. 8, 2021

Vietnam Receives 2,873,520 Additional Pfizer Vaccine Doses from COVAX Made Available by the U.S.

 The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is proud to partner with Vietnam to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States, in partnership with COVAX, is providing 2,873,520 additional life-saving doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to Vietnam. 1,316,250 doses arrived on November 6 in Hanoi, and 1,557,270 doses arrived in two shipments on November 7 and 8 in Ho Chi Minh City. This is the seventh delivery to Vietnam, totaling more than 15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses made available by the United States.

Nov. 3, 2021

Iowa National Guard to mark long partnership with Kosovo

The Iowa National Guard will hold a series of events celebrating a decade-long partnership through the State Partnership Program with the Republic of Kosovo from Nov. 5-6 at Camp Dodge in Johnston.

Oct. 29, 2021

Austin Emphasizes Importance of Working With Partners in Central, South America

U.S. Southern Command's work is vital to American security, American interests and American values. When there's instability or a crisis nearby, it can echo here at home, the secretary of defense said. 

Oct. 29, 2021

NORTHCOM Commander VanHerck Delivers Radar System to RBDF

On October 28, General Glen D. VanHerck, the Commander of U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), officially delivered a $2.4 million-dollar radar system to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) and the Government of The Bahamas, during an official handover ceremony at the Coral Harbour base on New Providence.

Oct. 26, 2021

State Partnership Program helps Guard build relationships

With the recent additions of the Vermont National Guard partnership with Austria and New Hampshire National Guard with Cabo Verde, the State Partnership Program now includes just under half the world's nations. The Department of Defense program pairs National Guard elements with the armed forces of partner countries in a cooperative, mutually beneficial relationship.

Oct. 22, 2021

State Partnership Program: Argentine Ambassador to the U.S. visits Georgia National Guard

Jorge Martín Arturo Argüello, the Argentine ambassador to the U.S., visited the Marietta-based 4th Civil Support Team, 201st Regional Support Group, Georgia Army National Guard headquarters at Clay National Guard Center Oct. 19.

Oct. 21, 2021

VTNG-Austria state partnership explained

The Defense Department announced on Oct. 15 a new partnership between the Vermont National Guard and the Austrian Ministry of Defence, establishing Vermont’s third state partnership in the 28-year history of the program.