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NEWS | Feb. 2, 2024

Ecuadorian Military Leaders Visit Kentucky Air National Guard

By Dale Greer, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Key leaders from the Ecuadorian military met with Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard on Jan. 31 to tour the 123rd Airlift Wing and learn more about its missions.

They also talked with unit members about their roles in supporting U.S. military operations around the world while serving the commonwealth of Kentucky during times of crisis or natural disaster.

The Kentucky Army and Air National Guard have partnered with the Ecuadorian military since 1996 through the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

The cooperative military-to-military exchange matches U.S. National Guard units with foreign allies, fostering enhanced understanding across all aspects of civil and military affairs.

The State Partnership Program has been successfully building relations for three decades, since 1993, and now includes 88 partnerships with 100 nations around the globe.

 

 

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