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Hawaii Air National Guardsman celebrates culture, AAPI Month

One National Guardsman's story about his own journey as an Asian-American in the armed forces, and how his cultural heritage and language training have helped him to promote cultural awareness among his fellow Airmen.

Washington National Guard Engineers share knowledge, experiences with Thai counterparts

Engineers from the Washington National Guard not only conduct exercises with the Royal Thai Army, but in the process build relationships and create strong bonds.

The legacy of Song Leng Xiong lives on

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This article from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service highlights one National Guardsman's Hmong heritage, and how it shaped his decision to enter the military.

Kentucky National Guard visits Djibouti for State Partnership Program

As part of the State Partnership Program (SPP), three U.S. Army National Guard leaders visited with members of the Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) at their military training center in Holhol, Djibouti, Nov. 14, 2017.

Idaho National Guard builds bridges with Royal Cambodian Armed Forces

A team of subject matter experts and senior leaders from the Idaho National Guard were in Cambodia from Sept. 9 -17 working and learning with members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces. The mission was part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.

Military offers humanitarian relief in wake of devastating hurricanes

In the wake of what has so far been a devastating hurricane season, the U.S. military, FEMA, and numerous other groups have been working hard to deliver relief and aid to the Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Here, we highlight a few of these relief missions.

School supplies: an unlikely means of bringing communities together

U.S. service members and soldiers of the Jordan Armed Forces gave back to their community in Jordan by delivering school supplies to children.

North Carolina National Guardsmen Train Alongside Moldovan Counterparts

National Guard Troops from North Carolina maintain their strong bonds with the Republic of Moldova as they participate in Training Exercise Fireshield.

Program Spotlight: State Partnership Program

The State Partnership Program (SPP) has been successfully building relationships for over 20 years linking a US state's National Guard with the armed forces or equivalent of a partner country in a cooperative, mutually beneficial relationship.