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‘Why Don’t we do a Little Partnership Thing?’ The Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program is Born
July 14, 2023
National Guard delegation boards plane to Latvia at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, November 15, 1992.

National Guard's State Partnership Program Marks 30 Years
July 14, 2023
Director of Strategic Plans and Policy and International Affairs U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William L Zana holds a media roundtable to discuss the United States National Guard State Partnership Program's 30th Anniversary at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., July 13, 2023.

Maryland Guard Works With Partners to Improve Estonian Air Base
July 13, 2023
Members of the 235th Civil Engineering Flight and their partners analyze the runway at Amari Air Base in Harjumaa, Estonia.

Tennessee National Guard Partners with Bulgarian Military
July 6, 2023
Members of  the Tennessee National Guard’s Women, Peace and Security delegation pose with Col. Nevyana Miteva and the Bulgarian delegation at the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense in Sofia June 22, 2023. Tennessee and Bulgaria are partners in the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Nevada Civil Engineers Train in Spain to Increase Readiness
July 6, 2023
Members from the 152nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Nevada Air National Guard, pour concrete during construction of a pavement approach at Moron Air Base, Spain, June 26, 2023. The 152nd engineers were in Spain for Deployment For Training to increase readiness and expand skills.

Air Guard, Thai Counterparts Plan Air Refueling Engagement
July 5, 2023
Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, commander of the Washington Air National Guard, shakes hands with Group Capt. Anurruk Romnarak, Royal Thai Air Force, at Camp Murray, Wash., June 30, 2023, at the final planning conference for an air refueling exercise later this year in Thailand. The Washington Guard and Thailand are partners in the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

In Vietnam, Hokanson Sees Growing Partnership
July 3, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, visits Hanoi, Vietnam, May 18, 2023, to help reinforce the mutually beneficial, successful security relationship with the Oregon National Guard established in 2012 under the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program. The program strengthens the partners’ capabilities to respond to natural disasters.

Hokanson Reinforces National Guard Partnership with America’s Longest-standing Indo-Pacific Ally
June 30, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, met with Philippine military leaders to discuss enhancing the security cooperation partnership between the Southeast Asian island nation and the Hawaii National Guard and Guam National Guard in Manila, Philippines, May 20, 2023. This image was acquired using a cellular device.

203rd RED HORSE Conducts Engineer Exchange in Tajikistan
June 30, 2023
Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, 192nd Wing, conducted an engineer exchange with the Republic of Tajikistan June 5-9, 2023, at the Regional Explosive Hazards Training Center in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Virginia and Tajikistan are partners in the State Partnership Program.

Louisiana National Guard Welcomes Partner Belize for Training
June 28, 2023
Maj. Gen. Keith Waddell, Louisiana National Guard adjutant general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Clifford J. Ockman Jr., Louisiana National Guard senior enlisted advisor, with service members from Belize during a visit to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Johnson in Leesville, La., June 6, 2023.  Louisiana and Belize have been partnered together as part of the State Partnership Program since 1996.