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.

Oct. 21, 2021

Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea strengthen partnership

The Wisconsin National Guard's new partnership with Papua New Guinea as part of the State Partnership Program has continued to blossom, despite a global pandemic and long travel distances.

Oct. 19, 2021

New Hampshire Guard Partners With Cabo Verde

The New Hampshire National Guard has been selected as the new state partner for the Republic of Cabo Verde, an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwestern coast of Africa.

Oct. 14, 2021

U.S. Government Grant to Enhance Food Security in Fiji

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced the award of a $350,000 (FJ$ 733,000) grant to the University of Fiji to support food security and develop alternative sustainable livelihoods in two rural communities in Fiji’s Western Division.

Oct. 13, 2021

U.S. Donates Vaccine Refrigerators to Help Thailand Fight COVID-19

The top American military officer for the Indo-Pacific and the Thai Minister of Public Health presided over a ceremony to celebrate the U.S. donation of 200 vaccine refrigerators to Thailand to support efforts to bring life-saving vaccines to the Thai people.

Oct. 12, 2021

Texas National Guard hosts Egyptian Armed Forces for summit

The Texas National Guard hosted senior officers from the Egyptian Armed Forces for the Egypt-Texas International Summit (ETIS) at the invitation of Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris, Texas adjutant general.

Oct. 7, 2021

DOD Finds Top-Notch, Reliable Defense Partner, Supplier in Italy

Italy has been one of the nations the U.S. military depends on for both defense relations and military supplies and equipment, like weapon systems, small arms, chemicals and aircraft components.

Oct. 7, 2021

U.S. Delivers Additional 5.57 Million Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines to the Philippines

The U.S., in partnership with the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) facility, delivered an additional 5,575,050 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines as part of its worldwide effort to help end COVID-19.

Oct. 6, 2021

Mongolia Receives 899,730 Additional Pfizer Vaccine Doses Donated by the United States through COVAX

The United States is delighted to announce that the U.S. donation of 899,730 more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses has arrived in Mongolia. These doses were delivered through COVAX and came directly from the Pfizer manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Oct. 6, 2021

Official Says Peace, Security in Middle East Are Possible Through Partnerships

Integrated deterrence and a whole-of-government approach with allies and partners across the Middle East are key to enabling peace and stability in the region, a Defense Department official said.

Oct. 6, 2021

U.S. Donates Additional 2.5 Million Pfizer Vaccines to Bangladesh for a Total of 11.5 Million Doses

Today, U.S. Ambassador Earl R. Miller handed over a donation of 2.5 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh, a gift from the American people.

Oct. 6, 2021

Slovak medics aim to sync medical efforts with LRMC visit

Medical professionals of the Slovak Republic Armed Forces visited with Landstuhl Regional Medical Center trauma specialists during a military medical expert exchange at LRMC, Aug. 19.

Oct. 5, 2021

U.S. Army South co-hosts second multilateral Border Security Conference in Manaus

U.S. Army South co-hosted the second multilateral Border Security Conference with the Brazilian Army in Manaus, Brazil, Sept. 28.

Oct. 5, 2021

Wisconsin National Guard builds partnership with Nicaragua

Wisconsin Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Michelle Tadych had a very important mission to conduct when she was assigned to Nicaragua for three months this summer through the National Guard's State Partnership Program.

Sept. 30, 2021

U.S. Army Reserve nurses arrive on Guam, augment patient care at local hospital

U.S. Army Reserve nurses arrived on Guam from Sept. 27-29 to augment the available nursing staff at Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH). Multidisciplinary nurses will work alongside GMH nurses and medical staff to support critical patient care in areas such as the Emergency Room (ER) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Sept. 30, 2021

Army Guard director awarded Croatian Duke of Trpimir medal

The director of the Army National Guard was awarded the Duke of Trpimir medal by Croatian President Zoran Milanović during a ceremony Sept. 27 in Split, Croatia, honoring the 25-year partnership between the Minnesota National Guard and Croatia.