June 14, 2021

India, U.S. fuel agreement operational

Strengthening military partnerships, DLA Energy established a long-term fuel agreement between the U.S. Defense Department and India Ministry of Defence. The agreement became operational June 1 and enables reciprocal fuel sales and purchases, increased Indian military participation with U.S. military exercises, and easier accounting and reporting of fuel transactions. 

June 12, 2021

Almost 30 years on, Poland’s partnership with the National Guard thrives

Deployed National Guard troops got a visit from their most senior general. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, also met with General Commander of the Branches of the Polish Armed Forces, Gen. Jaroslaw Mika.

June 11, 2021

Border Barrier Money Returns, Ukraine Aid Package Announced

The Biden administration's cancellation of border barriers returns $2.2 billion to the Defense Department, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

June 10, 2021

DTRA’s Partners in North and West Africa Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is supporting the Kingdom of Morocco and Senegal develop counter-weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) capabilities under the Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction Security Cooperation Engagement Program (CSCEP) and partnering in U.S. Africa Command’s (USAFRICOM) Exercise AFRICAN LION 21, a full-scale exercise 7-18 June 2021.

June 10, 2021

Conference participants find engineering solutions to steer future construction in Japan

Japan Engineer District wrapped up the second Bilateral Senior Engineer Conference, June 4, after collaborating for three days with their multinational engineer partners and commanders from various installations throughout the Pacific.

June 9, 2021

Native Colombian pursues dream as Army aviator: Part 2

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mauricio Garcia, a Black Hawk pilot assigned to the Army Security Assistance Command’s Fort Bragg-based training unit, the Security Assistance Training Management Organization, was born in Medellín, Colombia to working class parents.

June 8, 2021

WVNG helps prepare Peru military for peacekeeping mission

Two members of the West Virginia National Guard helped prepare members of the Peruvian Army and Marine Corps for a global peacekeeping mission as part of the ongoing relationship between West Virginia and Peru through the State Partnership Program.

June 7, 2021

Sharing Logistics Expertise; the 5th SFAB sends Soldiers to Papua New Guinea

A logistics team from the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade based at Joint Base Lewis McChord WA, traveled to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in May to conduct a month-long partnership with the Papua New Guinea Defense Force.

June 7, 2021

Native Colombian pursues dream as Army aviator: Part 1

As Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mauricio Garcia and his Colombian safety officer counterpart, Capt. Cristian Castiblanco, walk the flight line at a Colombian Army base, inspecting for safety hazards and violations, he could not help but marvel on how his life has come full circle.

June 4, 2021

VTNG Soldier completes French desert commando course

Vermont National Guard Spc. Caylen De Los Reyes completed the demanding French Desert Commando Course.

May 28, 2021

Vermont seeks to build upon partnership with North Macedonia

Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, the state adjutant general, will travel to North Macedonia May 29, accompanied by Vermont Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Lindsay Kurrle, the state secretary of commerce and community development, to discuss how the state might build upon the existing State Partnership Program into economic areas.

May 27, 2021

Army looks to increase awareness of maritime domain in Indo-Pacific

Despite the Army’s primary focus on land, leveraging the maritime domain in the Indo-Pacific can still have lasting effects, the deputy commander of U.S. Army Pacific said last week.

May 26, 2021

DLIELC mobile training team support to Southeast Asia moves forward

The Defense Language Institute English Language Center re-engaged its support of the Indo-Pacific strategy in early April 2021 by deploying Mobile Training Teams to the Vietnam Ministry of National Defense Center for Student Management and Advanced Officer Training (Unit 871) in Hanoi, and the Royal Thai Military Academies and Language Institutes in Bangkok, Thailand.

May 25, 2021

Staff talks allow U.S. Army to assist Peruvian Army’s transformation, modernization

During the Sixth Annual U.S.-Peruvian Army Staff Talks held virtually on May 20, the two armies strengthened the relationship between the two nations by agreeing to future military-to-military training opportunities.

May 25, 2021

Engineering Friendships Under Fuji

Maj. Tanaka Hiroaki of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force's elite Central Readiness Regiment has invited a team of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—JED officers to observe, remark, and take part in a United Nations exercise taking place at Kita Fuji, a JGSDF training facility located on the slopes of one of the world’s most famous mountain.

May 24, 2021

Indo-Pacific Land Power Conference

Regional army chiefs and leaders participated in the virtual Indo-Pacific Land Power Conference, May 18 - 19, 2021, hosted by U.S. Army Pacific Commanding General Gen. Paul J. LaCamera.

May 19, 2021

Wisconsin National Guard Lays Foundation for Partnership with Papua New Guinea

One Wisconsin Army National Guard officer has spent the better part of the last year laying the foundation for the Wisconsin National Guard’s new state partnership with Papua New Guinea.

May 17, 2021

Guatemala, Arkansas National Guard grow SPP partnership

The Arkansas National Guard and its State Partnership Program counterpart, Guatemala, resumed face-to-face exchanges May 12-15 after a year of virtual exchanges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 17, 2021

WING lays foundation for partnership with Papua New Guinea

One Wisconsin Army National Guard officer has spent the better part of the last year laying the foundation for the Wisconsin National Guard’s new state partnership with Papua New Guinea.

May 11, 2021

U.S. Military Provides Additional Php5.7 Million in PPE to Support Philippine COVID-19 Response

On April 22, U.S. military service members in Mindanao and Luzon began the delivery of nearly Php5.7 million ($118,700) worth of personal protective equipment and medical supplies to local partners battling COVID-19 in provinces across the Philippines.

May 11, 2021

Army South strengthens cooperation in Jamaica with humanitarian assistance, disaster relief response

Brig. Gen. Alcides V. Faria, U.S. Army South deputy commanding general for interoperability, represented the U.S. Army and conducted a walk-through of the second field hospital donated to Jamaica by the U.S. through U.S. Southern Command.

May 11, 2021

Mobile paint simulator helps expand training to partner nation students

With just a few clicks, a spray gun and virtual reality goggles, instructors at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland are using new software to teach proper painting techniques – in the classroom here and across partner nation countries – without wasting a drop of paint.

May 7, 2021

SATMO commander relinquishes command during May ceremony

Col. Scott J. Malone, commander of Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization, relinquished command to SATMO's executive officer, Lt. Col. Alex Duran, on May 7.

May 6, 2021

108th MCAS medics provide support at Lithuanian base

Two medics deployed with the 108th Medical Company Area Support – both coincidentally named Bradley – are apart from their unit serving other Soldiers and Lithuanian counterparts at a base in Lithuania.

May 5, 2021

Security assistance enterprise trains Colombian counterparts

Recently two U.S. Army Security Assistance Command employees trained more than 140 Colombian military and Ministry of Defense civilian personnel in how to develop and execute their own foreign military sales cases.