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Surinamese visit focuses on PTSD treatment
December 18, 2008

Wisconsin-Nicaragua: A model for the state partnership program
December 18, 2008
Key officers of the Wisconsin National Guard pay a goodwill visit to Nicaragua, hosted by Nicaragua's Ejercito (defense force). Wisconsin has a longstanding sister-state relationship with Nicaragua, and the Wisconsin National Guard is paired with the Nicaraguan Ejercito in the National Guard State Partnership Program.

MA Guardsmen prepare Paraguayans for peacekeeping support
December 11, 2008
Members of the Paraguayan Multi-Role Engineer Company build positive relations with the local community by giving rides to local children in July 2008.

New York Guard hosts South African partners
December 8, 2008
New York State Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Joseph Taluto speaks with Ms. Susan Shabangu, the South Africa Deputy Minister for Safety and Security during the National Guard's State Partnership Conference in Latham on September 4. Leaders from the South African Defense Forces and New York National Guard met to discuss emerging opportunities for military to military relations and continuing partnerships with New York's government agencies.

ND helps Ghana with disaster management, construction
December 8, 2008
Doug Friez, a project advisor with the State Partnership Program, presents a soccer ball to a teacher at a school in Ghana, Africa. Friez and Lt. Col. Mark Tibor (right) were in the country to provide a Disaster Management Workshop. At left are employees with Ghana's National Disaster Management Organization, or NADMO, who participated in the workshop.

NJ celebrates 15 years with Albania
December 5, 2008
Maj. Gen. Glenn K. Rieth (left), the Adjutant General of New Jersey and His Excellency Mr. Gazmend Oketa (right), minister of defense for the republic of Albania, cut a special anniversary cake commemorating the 15-year partnership between New Jersey and the Republic of Albania in December. Mr. Oketa's visit coincides with the 15th anniversary of his nation's participation in the State Partnership Program with the New Jersey National Guard. This week, Albania achieved its long-standing goal of membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Ohio National Guard has fans in Belgrade
November 18, 2008

Cal Guard discovers parallels in Ukraine's disaster relief efforts
November 18, 2008
General Vasyl Kvashuk, director of the Ukrainian Army's Civil Protection Department, addresses Brig. Gen. William H. Wade II, adjutant general of the California National Guard, and other key leadership on Nov. 12, 2008, at the Joint Force Headquarters in Sacramento. The Urkainian team led by Kvashuk was in California to participate in Vigilant Guard '09, the National Guard's weeklong disaster-response exercise. Kvashuk discussed Ukraine's response to the July 2008 floods that decimated lives and homes in Western Ukraine.

State Partnership for Peace units pair up for deployment
November 6, 2008
A Latvian soldier and an Afghan soldier communicate during Operational Mentor and Liaison Team training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at the Hohenfels Training Area.

Oregon finds partner in South Asia
November 3, 2008
A delegation from the Oregon National Guard met with key civic and military leaders in Bangladesh Oct. 25-30 to discuss a collaborative partnership between Oregon and the South Asian country. This is the first official partner for Oregon in the U.S. State Department's "State Partnership Program", developed to foster alliances between the United States and foreign countries.