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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.

Vermont National Guard Delegation Visits North Macedonia
September 27, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, adjutant general, Vermont National Guard, and North Macedonia Lt. Gen. Vasko Gjurchinovski, chief of the general staff, Army of the Republic of North Macedonia, pose with Vermont and North Macedonia delegates outside the Ministry of Defense in Skopje, North Macedonia, Sept. 25, 2023.

Nevada Army Guard leaders visit Fiji for Exercise Cartwheel
September 27, 2023
Nevada Army National Guard leadership, including Brig. Gen. Troy Armstrong, center, visited with Soldiers and military personnel from allied partner nations in the South Pacific Sept. 23-24, 2023, during Exercise Cartwheel 2023, a multinational military training exercise conducted in Fiji this month. Nevada National Guardsmen and service members from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Fiji, are training during the exercise.

Team Ramstein, Air National Guard, USA rotate through Poland
September 26, 2023
Polish soldiers assigned to the 16th Airborne Battalion, 6th Airborne Brigade, from Kraków, Poland, board a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules at the John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice, during Aviation Detachment Rotation 23-4, Sept. 14, 2023. ADR is a bilateral training exercise with the Polish military to enhance allied interoperability, maintain joint readiness, and assure regional allies of NATO capabilities.

Florida Airmen Find Common Ground in Military Exchange
September 26, 2023
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kwame Dowdell, 125th Security Forces journeyman, greets a member of the RAF Regiment during his participation in the Military Reserve Exchange Program Sept 19, 2023. Dowdell, along with fellow 125th SFS Airmen, is participating in the Defense Department initiative that allows for Reserve and Guard forces to partner with associated units to exchange knowledge, share tactics and procedures, and understand the training, doctrine and operations of NATO partners.

Kansas Guard, Armenian Partner Complete Eagle Partner Exercise
September 25, 2023
Soldiers from the Kansas National Guard and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Task Force Mountain, hold a closing ceremony for Eagle Partner 2023 Sept. 20, 2023, in Armenia. The exercise between U.S. Army Europe and Africa and Armenian forces aimed to fortify the alliance with Armenia while bolstering interoperability and readiness via specialized peacekeeping operations training.

Massachusetts Guard Attends Planning Conference in Israel
September 25, 2023
Members of the 102nd Intelligence Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, attended the National Guard Bureau-Home Front Command annual planning conference at HFC Headquarters in Ramla, Israel, July 22-28, 2023.