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.  

Jan. 30, 2023

U.S. Army Advisors Strengthen Partnership in Thailand

NAKHON NAYOK, Thailand – Three Advisor Teams from 2nd Battalion, 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade partnered with the Royal Thai Army across Thailand during a multi-month rotation into theater beginning in October 2022. The three teams employed into Thailand are: Company Advisor Team 5230, Maneuver Advisor Team 5221, and Logistics Advisor Team 5622, offering a multi-disciplinary advisory capability to their RTA partners.

Jan. 23, 2023

U.S. Provides PHO 118 Million Grant to Support 5G Deployment in the Philippines

The United States government, through the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), is providing NOW Telecom Company, Inc. a Php 118 million ($2.15 million) grant to fund a feasibility study for the development of reliable and secure nationwide 5G mobile and broadband networks in the Philippines.

Jan. 12, 2023

U.S. and Japanese Leaders Chart Path to Strengthen 'Cornerstone' Alliance

U.S. and Japanese security officials have announced a series of initiatives that will strengthen the alliance between the two nations and help guarantee a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Dec. 21, 2022

Ukraine Getting Patriot Battery, Other Defense Weapons

The Defense Department announced $1.85 billion in additional security assistance for Ukraine, including a Patriot air defense battery and munitions.

Dec. 21, 2022

Mississippi, Republic of Uzbekistan Celebrate 10-Year Partnership

The Mississippi National Guard and the Republic of Uzbekistan celebrated the 10th anniversary of joining forces under the State Partnership Program during a reception at the Uzbekistan Embassy Dec. 12.  Maj. Gen. Janson D. Boyles, adjutant general, and other senior leaders from the Mississippi Army and Air National Guard attended to commemorate the

Dec. 20, 2022

U.S. Sends Gear to Repair Ukraine's Electric Grid

The U.S. has committed more than $53 million in support for Ukraine's electric grid which officials say will be critical for emergency repairs in the face of Russia's attacks.

Nov. 30, 2022

Austin Thanks France for Assisting in Ukraine's Defense

The United States is grateful for France's contribution to Ukraine's fight to defend itself, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said during a meeting with French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu at the Pentagon.

Nov. 29, 2022

U.S., Allies Work to Supply Ukraine Air Defense Needs

Air defense capabilities remain the absolute priority as Ukraine seeks to stop the Russians from further damaging the civilian infrastructure in the nation, a senior defense official said.

Nov. 29, 2022

U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands visits Army prepositioned stocks worksite in Eygelshoven

The team at Army Field Support Battalion-Benelux welcomed U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Shefali Razdan Duggal to the Eygelshoven Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 worksite, Nov. 28.

Nov. 14, 2022

U.S., Colombia take part in combined Southern Vanguard military training exercise

More than 300 U.S. and Colombian soldiers stood tall in formation on the parade field of Tolemaida Military Base, Colombia, during the opening ceremony of Exercise Southern Vanguard 23. The exercise is U.S. Army South's premier annual training exercise at the operational and tactical levels and is intended to increase interoperability between the United States and Western Hemisphere forces.

Nov. 10, 2022

$400 Million Security Package Headed to Ukraine

Missiles for the HAWK air defense system, along with four Avenger air defense systems and Stinger missiles are headed to Ukraine as part of a presidential drawdown authority security assistance package worth up to $400 million.

Nov. 8, 2022

General Richardson visits Panama to participate in a security dialogue

United States Army Gen. Laura J. Richardson, commander of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), visited Panama from October 17-18, where she led the U.S. delegation that participated in the 6th meeting of the High Level Security Dialogue (HLSD) with Panama.

Nov. 4, 2022

Aid Package to Ukraine Includes T-72B Tanks

The Defense Department announced approximately $400 million in additional security assistance for Ukraine under the Ukraine security assistance initiative. 

Oct. 31, 2022

Arkansas Air Guardsmen Provide Medical Care in Guatemala

Arkansas Air National Guard members helped provide medical care in Guatemala alongside U.S. and foreign military, government and civilian personnel during the Continuing Promise 2022 mission Oct. 26-31.

Oct. 12, 2022

U.S. and Japan armies sign preliminary armaments cooperation agreement

Representatives from the U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force agreed to a framework for future cooperation during a bilateral meeting Monday.

Oct. 11, 2022

Alaska National Guard, Partner Mongolia Join Gobi Wolf Exercise

The Alaska National Guard (AKNG) and Mongolia participated in Gobi Wolf 2022, an international exercise focused on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, in Bayankhongor Province, Mongolia, Sept. 5-10.

Oct. 4, 2022

HIMARS, Excalibur Rounds Headed for Ukraine in $625 Million Security Assistance Package

The Defense Department announced an additional $625 million in security assistance which will include equipment specifically tailored to what Ukraine needs in the short term.

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.