Oct. 3, 2022

U.S., Australian Defense Leaders Stress Importance of Alliance System

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles, who also serves as his country's defense minister, stressed the importance of the alliance system in the Indo-Pacific region after a meeting in Hawaii.

Oct. 3, 2022

54th SFAB Completes Historic Honduras Deployment

The 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade recently made history as the first National Guard unit of its kind to activate and deploy in support of combatant command missions.

Sept. 30, 2022

Philippines and U.S. Hold Annual Mutual Defense and Security Engagement Boards

Lt. Gen. Bartolome Vicente Bacarro, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and Adm. John Aquilino, Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, led the 2022 Mutual Defense Board and Security Engagement Board (MDB-SEB) at Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii, Sept. 27.

Sept. 30, 2022

Standardized Materiel Could Bolster Ukraine's Defense, Says Official

With the aim of providing long-term support to Ukraine, allies and partners recognize the importance of standardizing systems and munitions, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said.

Sept. 28, 2022

Latest U.S. Support for Ukraine Targets Long-Term Security Investment

The Defense Department announced an additional $1.1 billion in aid to Ukraine, which will include an array of important warfighting equipment, a senior defense official said during a background briefing.

Sept. 28, 2022

Oklahoma Guard, Azerbaijan Participate in Disaster Response Exercise

Subject matter experts from the Oklahoma National Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers traveled to Baku for an emergency response workshop and exercise Sept. 20-22.

Sept. 21, 2022

Qatari Soldier graduates U.S. Army Ranger School

2nd Lt. Khalid M. Alkorbi, Qatari Joint Special Forces, graduated from U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia, September 16, 2022. He is the second soldier from Qatar to complete the elite course and earn the Ranger tab.

Sept. 18, 2022

Aid Earmarked for Ukraine Includes Cold Weather Gear

The latest $600 million transfer of U.S. military assistance approved by President Biden brings the total given to Ukraine to $15.1 billion since Russia's unprovoked invasion, Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said.

Sept. 16, 2022

South American Security: Defense Leaders from 10 Nations Meet to Discuss Challenges, Cooperation

U.S. Army Gen. Laura J. Richardson, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, joined defense leaders from 10 nations to discuss security challenges and regional cooperation during the South American Defense Conference 2022 (SOUTHDEC 22).

Sept. 12, 2022

Kentucky Guard signal leaders swap knowledge, build relationships with counterparts in partner nation Djibouti

Although the early-morning sun was still low in the sky, temperatures were already hovering near 100 degrees, as a small group of Kentucky National Guard signal leaders made their way in utility vehicles across the rugged, barren terrain of sunbaked Djibouti, a small country in East Africa.

Sept. 9, 2022

Department Moves Quick to Replenish Weapons Sent to Ukraine

The Defense Department has contracted with an array of manufacturers to give back to U.S. military units what was taken from them to support Ukraine.

Aug. 31, 2022

Readiness Through Partnership

The 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and the Southeastern Army Reserve Intelligence Support Center partner on a Military Intelligence-focused annual training event.

Aug. 29, 2022

Michigan Guard unit Trains in Tunisia at African Lion 22

Southern Tunisia features a vast desert, poisonous scorpions, large camel spiders and multiple species of snakes. Fierce sandstorms and extreme heat are the norms during the summer. “Coming from Michigan, unit leadership agreed this would make for a unique training environment to test our equipment and challenge our Soldiers,” said U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Darin Alexander, first sergeant of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Infantry Regiment, Michigan National Guard. “A challenge is exactly what our Soldiers received.”

Aug. 23, 2022

Army Reserve CSTX enhances realistic environments for training of its forces and partner nations

The Army Reserve’s 86th Training Division facilitated Combat Support Training Exercise 86-22-02 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, August 6 – 20, 2022, where training focused on the sustainer.

Aug. 17, 2022

Leaders of Ohio Guard Visit Hungary for Capstone Event

Ohio National Guard members visit annually to highlight the partnership between Ohio and Hungary, which began in 1993. This year’s capstone event focused on topics including cyber operations, COVID-19 response, weapons capabilities, tactical vehicles and recruiting, with meetings between key members from the ONG and Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF).

Aug. 10, 2022

Austin's Visit to Latvia Underscores U.S. Commitment

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III told Latvian leaders the United States will enhance its presence in the NATO front-line states and assured them that includes their country.

Aug. 10, 2022

Abrams Tank Training Academy opens in Poland

A vision to strengthen this country's defense capacity launches to its next phase with the official opening of the Abrams Tank Training Academy in the Republic of Poland, Aug. 10. This collaboration between the United States and Poland follows negotiations that resulted in a purchase agreement for 250 of America's M1A2 System Enhancement Program version 3 (SEPv3) Abrams Main Battle Tanks (MBT). The M1A2 SEPv3 is the latest and most advanced model of the MBTs. Poland states the tanks will enhance their security and increase their capability to operate within the NATO Alliance.

Aug. 5, 2022

Cabo Verdean Soldiers Compete at NHNG Marksmanship Match

A team of four marksmen from the Cabo Verdean special forces competed in the annual NHNG TAG Match at Fort Devens, Mass. from July 27 to 30. It was the first of many exchanges planned between New Hampshire and it's newest state partner, the Republic of Cabo Verde, an island nation off the coast of West Africa, according to Capt. Mario Rey, director of NHNG's State Partnership Program.

Aug. 2, 2022

Military Intelligence Soldiers, Kosovo Police Force develop female leadership to further Kosovo Force success

Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers from Company D, 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Military Intelligence) returned stateside March 10, 2022.

Aug. 2, 2022

Counter-IED Training with the Uruguayan Army

Smiles, laughter, and jokes permeated throughout a room in the Hartford Armory as seven members of the 192nd Engineer Battalion met with state partnership program director, Maj. Nick Raphael, to complete an after-action report for their recent trip to Uruguay.

July 27, 2022

DEVCOM hosts German scientist for ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’

Three foreign exchange scientists recently selected to work within the DEVCOM enterprise as part of the Army’s Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program.

July 26, 2022

Military Reserve Exchange Program National Guard & Reserve Growing Partnerships to Last a Lifetime

The Military Reserve Exchange Program (MREP) was hosted at Camp Nymindegab, Denmark July 1-8, 2022 by the Danish Home Guard (DHG). Over 50 reservists and National Guard members from 18 different states and Puerto Rico, combined with around 90 military members from four countries including, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania took part in this joint, multinational program. The MREP, selects United States National Guard and Reserve members from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The selected participants are part of a one-for-one exchange of personnel from a NATO allied country.

July 22, 2022

Pennsylvania Guard, SPP Partner Lithuania Join NATO Exercise

The Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron attended the multinational joint Defender Europe 22 exercise with NATO and other military partners.

July 21, 2022

U.S., Netherlands working together for coalition interoperability on the battlefield

Senior leaders from the United States Army and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence signed a Future Rotorcraft Concept Analysis Project Arrangement today, pledging to work together to ensure interoperability between the two nations’ future rotorcraft aviation forces.

July 18, 2022

Michigan National Guard welcomes Prime Minister to recognize 100 years of U.S.-Latvia diplomatic relations

“Michigan is proud of its close relationship with Latvia, which has shown its value not only though numerous combined deployments, training exercises and initiatives under the SPP, but also in the rich Latvian-American community that calls Michigan home,” said Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “We are honored to welcome Prime Minister Kariņš to Michigan, especially as we celebrate 100 years of diplomatic relations between our two countries.”