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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.

Nevada Guardsman Plays Key Partnership Role in South Pacific
October 26, 2023
Nevada Guard Maj. David Paxton, center, meets with Pacific Island officials during a State Partnership Program exchange. Paxton has been the Nevada Guard's bilateral affairs officer for nearly two years and helps coordinate and oversee international State Partnership Program exchanges between the Nevada National Guard and Fiji and Tonga.

New York Army Guard Heads to Brazil for Southern Vanguard 24
October 25, 2023
U.S. and Colombian Army Soldiers stand in formation during the closing ceremony of Exercise Southern Vanguard 23 at Tolemaida Military Base, Colombia, Nov. 16, 2022. This year, 48 New York Army National Guard Soldiers will participate in the exercise, which is being held in Brazil.

Hawaii Army Guard Leads Exchange with Filipino Partners
October 25, 2023
Hawaii Army National Guard 1st Sgt. Clayton Perreira, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 183rd Aviation Regiment commander, conducts a standardization subject matter expert exchange with the Philippine Air Force at Brigadier General Benito N. Ebuen Air Base, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines, Sept. 27, 2023.

Hokanson: National Guard Poised for Security Cooperation Partnership with Sweden
October 22, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, talks with a Swedish Armed Forces officer from the driver's seat of a CV9040, Boden, Sweden, Oct. 17, 2023.

In Finland, Hokanson Sees a Country’s Cold Will to Defend Itself
October 19, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, and Lt. Gen. Vesa Virtanen, chief of Defense Command, Finnish Defense Forces, meet with Col. Mika Rytkonen, commander of Finland’s South-Eastern Border Guard District, near Vaalimaa, Finland, Oct. 13, 2023. Hokanson visited Finland to enhance bilateral ties between the National Guard and Finland.

Maryland Air Guard, Estonian Partners Focus on Cyber Defense
October 18, 2023
The Maryland Air National Guard partnered with Estonia’s Cyber Command to host exercise Baltic Blitz 23 Sept. 17-20, 2023, at Ämari Air Base, Harijumaa, Estonia. About 30 Airmen from the 175th Wing, two soldiers from the Illinois Army National Guard, 12 service members from Poland, and 30 Estonians participated in the cyber exercise.