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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.
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.
U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands visits Army prepositioned stocks worksite in Eygelshoven
EYGELSHOVEN, Netherlands —
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
TOLEMAIDA MILITARY BASE, Colombia —
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
US Embassy in Panama —
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
PUERTO BARRIOS, 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
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —
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.
54th SFAB Completes Historic Honduras Deployment
SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras —
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
CAMP H. M. SMITH, Hawaii —
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.
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.
Oklahoma Guard, Azerbaijan Participate in Disaster Response Exercise
BAKU, Azerbaijan —
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
FORT BENNING, GA. —
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
DJIBOUTI CITY, 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.