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Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, meets with members of the Swedish Armed Forces, Boden, Sweden, Oct. 17, 2023. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Zach Sheely

Hokanson announces new State Partnership Program nations

A program that pairs the National Guard in the states and territories with foreign allies and partners is set to grow by several nations this year, the National Guard’s top officer announced March 7. Finland, Palau, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Sweden and Tanzania will be added to the Defense Department National Guard State Partnership Program in 2024, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, the 29th chief ...

The Youth ChalleNGe program focuses on eight core components including physical fitness, academics and life-coping skills. Photo courtesy of Michael Borrel.

Guard program helps at-risk youth get on track

When Grace Nichols’ teenaged son was finishing his junior year of high school in Oregon, he only had a freshman’s worth of credit. There was little hope of him graduating. Then he and his family heard of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program in their state and their hope was renewed. Nichols’ son not only completed the program, but he thrived in it. He ...

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