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New York National Guard, Danish Military Plan Joint Training
November 22, 2023
Danish Maj. Gen. Søren Andersen, commander of Denmark’s Joint Arctic Command, left, and Army Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general of New York, shake hands at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham Nov. 7, 2023, after signing a statement of intent to establish joint training and exchanges in Greenland.

New York National Guard, Brazil Army Train Together
November 16, 2023
U.S. and Brazilian Army field artillery Soldiers pose for photo in Ferreira Gomes, Brazil, Nov. 12, 2023. The two State Partnership Program partners trained together during exercise Southern Vanguard 24 to enhance interoperability and shared capabilities.

State Partnership Program NCO Honored for International Efforts
November 15, 2023
Nevada Air Guard Tech. Sgt. Hannah Kasner works the security detail safeguarding Air Force One while it was in Reno, Nevada, in 2020. Kasner was honored by the College of Southern Nevada in October 2023 for her work linking the college and Fiji National University under the State Partnership Program.

Michigan Airmen Conduct Airworthiness Assessments in Africa
November 13, 2023
Maj. Jacob Stommen and Maj. Craig Warn, 217th Air Component Operations Squadron maintenance officers, Michigan Air National Guard, speak to a Nigerian Air Force member Sept. 5, 2023, in Nigeria during an airworthiness assessment.

National Guard Joins Air Force African Senior Enlisted Leader Summit
November 13, 2023
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa command chief, speaks at the first Air Force African Senior Enlisted Leader Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Nov. 7, 2023. The three-day summit was hosted by U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa and Côte d'Ivoire air force senior enlisted leaders.

Southern Vanguard 24 Exercise Begins in Brazil
November 8, 2023
New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Isabel Smith, center, director, Joint Staff, New York National Guard, stands with Brazilian Army officers during the opening ceremony for Exercise Southern Vanguard 24 in Macapa, Brazil, Nov. 6, 2023. The exercise is designed for U.S. Army Soldiers to conduct pre-deployment activities, deploy and conduct air assault operations while enhancing interoperability with Brazilian army forces.

New York National Guard Medics Attend Brazilian Jungle Course
November 6, 2023
New York National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Brian Pasquale, combat medic assigned to the 466th Medical Company Area Support, discusses creating a modified shotgun shell with a Brazilian Army jungle trainer at the night portion of the jungle familiarization and academics portion of Southern Vanguard 24 in Belem, Brazil, Nov. 4, 2023. Southern Vanguard, an annual bilateral exercise that rotates between partner nations in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility, enhances interoperability between the United States and partner nation forces.

Kansas National Guard, Armenia Strengthen Partnership
October 31, 2023
Members of the 35th Infantry Division’s operations section met with the Armenian National Defense Research University, Ministry of Defense general staff, and students of the Vazgen Sargsyan Military Academy students as part of the Kansas Army National Guard State Partnership Program September 1-16.

Ohio’s 123rd Air Control Squadron Trains with NATO Allies
October 26, 2023
Airmen assigned to the 123rd Air Control Squadron in Blue Ash, Ohio, pose alongside service members from NATO nations Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Hungary. Eight service members from the NATO allies trained in Ohio Sept. 11-22.

Kosovo President Visits Iowa National Guard Partners
October 26, 2023
Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani is greeted by Maj. Gen. Stephen Osborn, the adjutant general of Iowa, at Des Moines International Airport Oct. 24, 2023. Osmani met Iowa National Guard leaders, toured Camp Dodge in Johnston and spoke at a formal reception at the Iowa State Capitol.