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Virginia Guard, Tajikistan Police Train on Marksmanship
October 16, 2023
Three Virginia National Guard Soldiers participate in a marksmanship exchange with female members of the Tajik National Police Sept. 5-9, 2023, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The Virginia Guard and Tajikistan have been partners for 20 years under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Army Command Works to Engage With African Partners
October 12, 2023
Army Maj. Gen. Todd Wasmund, commander of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, and Ghana’s military leadership share a lighthearted moment following the culminating exercise at African Lion 2023 near Daboya, Ghana, June 13, 2023.

Washington Guard Joins Exercise with Partners in Malaysia
October 11, 2023
Lt. Col. Khadidja Harrell, a flight surgeon with the 194th Medical Group, poses for a photo with her Malaysian counterpart during the Indo-Pacific Military Health Exchange Sept. 26-29, 2023, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The multilateral military event focused on global health interoperability.

New York Army, Air Guardsmen Compete in South African Event
October 10, 2023
New York National Guard Staff Sgt. Quian Han gets marksmanship advice from a South African Army Senior warrant officer during the South African National Defence Force Military Skills Competition in Potchefstroom, South Africa, Sept.12, 2023. The week-long competition involved rifle and pistol marksmanship, a 5-mile run, grenade throwing, and a land/water obstacle course.

Washington and Oregon Guard Train with Royal Thai Air Force
October 6, 2023
-15 Eagles from the 142nd Wing, Portland, Oregon and F-16 Vipers  from the Royal Thai Air Force fly in formation over Korat Air Base Royal Kingdom of Thailand during Enduring Partners 2023, Sept. 20, 2023.

Vermont Guard Partner North Macedonia Hosts Adriatic Conference
October 5, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, adjutant general, Vermont National Guard, listens to a speaker during the 26th U.S.-Adriatic Charter Chiefs of Defense Conference in Skopje, North Macedonia, Sept. 27, 2023. The conference included Balkan region military leaders, representatives, and their National Guard state partners.

Iowa Guard, Kosovo Partners Train in HAZMAT Exercise
October 5, 2023
Members of the Kosovo Security Force Hazardous Materials Company discover clues that lead to a planted, homemade explosive device in a training scenario in Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 21, 2023. The KSF worked with the 71st Civil Support Team, Iowa National Guard — their partners in the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Tennessee Guard, Bulgaria Celebrate 30-Year Partnership
October 4, 2023
Brig. Gen. Warner Ross, Tennessee’s adjutant general, presents Lt. Gen. Tsanko Stoykov, Bulgaria’s deputy chief of defense, with a plaque marking the 30-year partnership between the Tennessee National Guard and the Bulgarian Armed Forces in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sept. 28, 2023.

Arizona National Guard, Oman Strengthen Partnership
October 2, 2023
Maj. Gen. Kerry L. Muehlenbeck, adjutant general of Arizona, and director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, walks with the Sultanate of Oman’s Vice Admiral Abdullah Al Raisi, chief of staff of the Sultan’s Royal Forces, and other military officials during a tour of Goldwater Air National Guard Base in Phoenix Sept. 25, 2023. The Sultanate of Oman and Arizona became partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program last year.

Senate Recognizes 30-year State Partnership Program
September 28, 2023
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Lindsey Graham, Senate National Guard Caucus co-chairs, present Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, with a formal copy of Senate Resolution 308 to recognize the historic significance of the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., Sept. 27, 2023. The State Partnership Program was established in 1993 to assist countries emerging from behind the Iron Curtain. It now includes 88 partnerships with 100 nations and the National Guard of every state, territory and the District of Columbia.