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.

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.