June 5, 2023

U.S. Army Reserve civil support team builds capacity with Tunisian partners

The 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Mission Support Command, partnered with the Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Reconnaissance Team, 61st Engineering Group, of the Tunisian Armed Forces to share practices and increase interoperability May 15 – 31, 2023, in Bizerte, Tunisia.

May 31, 2023

DOD Announces New Security Assistance Package for Ukraine

The Defense Department announced an additional security assistance package for Ukraine that contains key capabilities to arm against Russian airstrikes targeting critical infrastructure across the country.

May 31, 2023

1-107th Field Artillery Soldiers take part in African Lion 23 in Tunisia

Soldiers from C Battery, 1-107th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team are in Tunisia to take part in African Lion 23, U.S. Africa Command's largest annual combined, joint exercise.

May 31, 2023

Michigan Guard Brings HIMARS Capability to Swift Response 23

For most of the year, National Guard members have civilian occupations — some are firefighters, police officers, teachers, mechanics and electricians. But when military duty calls, they drop everything to put on their uniforms and support U.S. national security interests.

May 30, 2023

Maryland National Guard, Estonia Partner in Overseas Exercise

Maryland Army National Guard members participated in the Spring Storm 23 exercise in Tapa, Estonia, May 13-27. 

May 17, 2023

US, Colombian armies strengthen partnership during training rotation

The United States and Colombian armies are continually looking for ways to further strengthen the already rich partnership they share. The latest example of this comes as an infantry company from the Colombian Army was embedded with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, alongside U.S. Soldiers from the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, during a recent Joint Readiness Training Center rotation at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

May 16, 2023

Pennsylvania Guard, Lithuania Conduct Partnership Exchange

Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers conducted engagements in Lithuania with their counterparts from the Lithuanian Armed Forces.Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 104th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, participated in a reconnaissance and security operations class, while Soldiers from the Fort Indiantown Gap Training Center helped the Lithuanians develop a new training area.

May 16, 2023

Pa. Guard Soldiers discuss reconnaissance, security operations with SPP partner Lithuania

A team of Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers recently visited Lithuania where they conducted several engagements with their counterparts from the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

May 15, 2023

Ukrainian Tank Crews, Maintainers to Begin Training on U.S. M1 Abrams in Germany Soon

The Defense Department announced the arrival of 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Grafenwoehr, Germany, in preparation for U.S.-led training of Ukrainian tank crews and maintainers.

May 12, 2023

New York Army Guard Leaders Plan Exercise with Brazil

Two New York Army National Guard leaders visited State Partnership Program partner Brazil May 1-5 to lay the groundwork for Guard participation in a Brazilian disaster response exercise in August.

May 3, 2023

U.S.-Philippines Agree to Modernize, Strengthen Alliance

The United States and the Philippines will continue the fundamental work needed to modernize and strengthen the alliance between the two nations, said Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. today at the Pentagon.

April 17, 2023

Lithuanian Partners Complete U.S. Army Flight Course

Lithuania air force Capt. Matas Leckas and Capt. Valius Urbonas became the first Lithuanian pilots to graduate from the UH-60M Aviator Qualification Course at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Novosel, Alabama, April 4.

April 12, 2023

Leaders Discuss Partnership Between U.S., Philippines

U.S. and Philippine leaders met today to discuss the nations' military, economic and humanitarian partnership at a meeting in Washington.

April 10, 2023

US Army Advisors Strengthen Partnership in Mongolia

ZUUNMOD, Mongolia – Two Advisor Teams from 2nd Battalion, 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade partnered with the Mongolian Land Forces Command during a multi-month rotation into theater beginning in October 2022, focused on strengthening Mongolia’s peacekeeping operations and Non-Commissioned Officer development initiatives.

April 5, 2023

Virginia National Guard, Tajikistan conduct SPP exchange

Virginia National Guard Soldiers shared infantry tactics and how to counter unmanned air systems with the Republic of Tajikistan March 7-11 in an information exchange as part of the Defense Department’s State Partnership Program. Virginia and Tajikistan have been partners under the program since 2003. The infantry tactics exchange team, which included Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, conducted the five-day event at a military installation in Dushanbe.

April 3, 2023

Maryland Guard Conducts Public Affairs Workshop for SPP Partner

A joint team from the Maryland National Guard facilitated a public affairs workshop for Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH) service members March 27-31 at the Army Hall in downtown Sarajevo.

March 30, 2023

DOD Official Says Training for Ukrainians Is Ongoing

The U.S. will continue to provide training and work closely with allies and partners to ensure the Ukrainian people have the security assistance they need to defend their country, Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said.

March 27, 2023

Oregon Guard, Bangladesh Army Train During Tiger Lightning

Members of the Oregon National Guard, the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and Civil Affairs and Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams trained with their Bangladesh counterparts during Exercise Tiger Lightning 2023. “Tiger Lighting is a bilateral exercise where we focus on partnership and

March 14, 2023

New Jersey National Guard Medical Team Trains with Albania

New Jersey Air and Army National Guard medical branches trained with Albanian Armed Forces Light Infantry Battle Group members March 5-10 as part of the State Partnership Program.  The New Jersey Guard sent more than 40 service members to collaborate with their subject matter counterparts in the AAF.The medical group shared best practices on

March 13, 2023

Arizona Guard, Oman Partner in State Partnership Program

The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, Arizona National Guard, and the Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Defense signed a State Partnership Program agreement March 13, becoming partners in the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau program.

March 10, 2023

Oman and U.S. Forces to Conduct Exercise Invincible Sentry

Omani and U.S. military personnel participated in a military exercise designed to improve interoperability and strengthen the enduring partnership between our two friendly nations while promoting regional security.

March 3, 2023

U.S. Sends Ukraine $400 Million in Military Equipment

The United States will transfer military equipment worth up to $400 million to Ukraine to aid its defense against the Russian invasion, Defense Department officials said.

Feb. 21, 2023

Norway Adds Top-tier Military Experience to State Partnership Program

Celebrating a half-century of training together last week, Norway and the Minnesota National Guard strengthened ties by formally pairing in the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program.

Feb. 17, 2023

New Jersey Guard Assists State Partner Albania in NCO Development

The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces resumed military-to-military training at Land Forces Headquarters Feb. 5-9. 

Feb. 3, 2023

Air Defense Systems, Long-Range Fires Capability to be Sent to Ukraine

The Defense Department announced a new package of security assistance for Ukraine.