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US, African Partners Participate in Justified Accord Exercise
February 28, 2024
U.S. Army Soldiers with the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade and Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa conduct pre-deployment drills with the Armed Forces of Djibouti’s Bataillon d'Intervention Rapide at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 22, 2024. The drills were completed to prepare for exercise Justified Accord, led by U.S Army Southern European Task Force, Africa.

State Partnership Directors Share Tips on Adriatic Partnerships
February 28, 2024
U.S. Army and Air National Guard members of the State Partnership Program discuss plans to integrate efforts with Adriatic partner nations at the National Aerospace Research and Technology Park, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Jan. 24, 2024. By linking U.S. states with partner countries, the SPP enhances military capabilities and interoperability.

North Dakota National Guard Celebrates 20-year Ghana Partnership
February 23, 2024
From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Binstock, North Dakota Army National Guard state command sergeant major; 2nd Lt. Denis Duku, 426th Signal Company; Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general; Maj. Beth Simek, North Dakota bilateral affairs officer for Ghana; Lt. Col. Jarrod Simek, U.S. Special Operations Command Africa, and Lt. Col. Mark McEvers take a photo at the 20th-anniversary celebration of North Dakota and the Republic of Ghana's partnership in the State Partnership Program, Feb. 22, 2024, in Accra, Ghana. North Dakota and Ghana are one of 18 partnerships in Africa.

Mongolian Colonel Visits Arctic Security Center, Alaska Partners
February 22, 2024
Randy Kee, director of the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies, speaks with Col. T. Galbadrakh, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces, during a visit to the center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 14, 2024. Galbadrakh's visit, coordinated through the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, underscores the program's evolution into a vital instrument for bolstering U.S. security cooperation on the global stage.

South Carolina Guard Comes to Aid of Partner Colombia
February 14, 2024
The South Carolina National Guard helped its State Partnership Program partner, Colombia, respond to dozens of fires in the Bogota area in January 2024 by providing helicopter buckets used to drop water or retardant.

Virginia Airmen Conduct Engineer Exchange in Tajikistan
February 14, 2024
Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, 192nd Wing, conduct an engineer exchange with Republic of Tajikistan military and law enforcement personnel Jan. 22-26, 2024, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Kentucky Guard Hosts Ecuadorian Military for Leader Engagement
February 14, 2024
Army Maj. Gen. Haldane Lamberton speaks to the senior leaders from the Kentucky National Guard and the Armed Forces of Ecuador in Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 30, 2024. Over four days, the Ecuadorians visited multiple locations in Frankfort, participated in briefings with Kentucky Emergency Management, toured the capitol, and met Gov. Andy Beshear.

Nebraska Guardsman Honored for State Partnership in Rwanda
February 13, 2024
Nebraska Army National Guard Maj. Jessica Pan poses with her husband and three children after her promotion ceremony to the rank of major, Feb. 22, 2023, at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda. Pan was named as the U.S. Africa Command Bilateral Affairs Officer of the Year for 2023.

Army General Meets with National Guard Partner Benin
February 9, 2024
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Todd R. Wasmund, commanding general of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), poses for a photo with Benin Chief of Army Staff, Brig. Gen. Abou Issa, in Cotonou, Benin, Jan. 22, 2024. Wasmund and Issa discussed defense cooperation and opportunities for additional partnerships between the U.S. Army and the Benin Armed Forces.

Serbian Military Visits Ohio Guard’s 121st Air Refueling Wing
February 9, 2024
Members of the Serbian Military Medical Academy tour a KC-135 Stratotanker during their visit to the 121st Air Refueling Wing at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2024. As part of the State Partnership Program, the Serbians also toured the 121st Medical Group, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Medical Center and Defense Supply Center Columbus.