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WADS Airmen Share Knowledge with Royal Thai Air Force Partners
April 5, 2023
The Airmen of the Western Air Defense Sector conducted a command and control battle management operations exchange with the Royal Thai Air Force in the Kingdom of Thailand in March 2023. The Washington National Guard and Thailand have been partners in the State Partnership Program for 21 years.

Wisconsin National Guard, Papua New Guinea Strengthen Ties
April 3, 2023
First Sgt. Aaron Ritchie, right, 64th Troop Command’s senior supply sergeant and sustainment noncommissioned officer (NCO) representative, asks a Papua New Guinea Defence Force Soldier about serial numbers for supply items March 24, 2023, at Murray Barracks in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Six NCOs conducted an information exchange with Papua New Guinea Defence Force counterparts March 20-27 as part of the State Partnership Program.

Texas Best Warrior Competition Supports Partner Program
April 3, 2023
Staff Sgt. Maxim Mojzis, Czech army, kneels alongside Chilean armed forces in preparation for the M-4 qualifying event during the Texas Military Department Best Warrior Competition at Camp Swift, Texas, March 31, 2023. The friendly, six-day competition challenged service members on professional military knowledge, marksmanship, obstacle course and land navigation.

Maryland Guard Conducts Public Affairs Workshop for SPP Partner
April 3, 2023
U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Thaddeus Harrington, 29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Maryland National Guard, instructs Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH) service members on camera functionality during a public affairs workshop March 27, 2023, at the Army Hall in downtown Sarajevo. Subject matter experts from the MDNG demonstrated photo, video, writing and social media techniques.

Cal Guard’s 1st Filipino General Officer Promotes to One Star
March 31, 2023
Maj. Gen. Matthew P. Beevers, the acting adjutant general of the California National Guard, pins the rank of brigadier general to Brig. Gen. Marlena A. DeCelle's uniform at her promotion ceremony in Sacramento, California, Jan. 26, 2023.

Washington National Guard Pilot Fulfills Dream to Fly
March 30, 2023
Warrant Officer Catherine Trujillo, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 140th Aviation, in a UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopter at Army Aviation Sustainment Facility, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 28, 2023.

Washington National Guard Shares Domestic Response Expertise
March 30, 2023
Service members from participating nations and members of the Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Institute demonstrate a collapsed building rescue during Exercise Cobra Gold 2023 at the Disaster Relief Training Center in Chachoengsao province, Kingdom of Thailand, March 4, 2023. At the demonstration leaders from participating nations discussed how their nations can combine capabilities in response to regional crises.

Vermont, Maine Guard Join Common Challenge 23
March 29, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Sam Rathbun, medic, Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, cares for a simulated casualty during Common Challenge 23 in the mountains around Kolašin, Montenegro, Feb. 6, 2023. Common Challenge 23 is a multinational exercise focused on integrating allied forces and conducting mountain warfare operations in severe terrain and weather with military members from the United States, Montenegro, Austria, North Macedonia and Italy forming a multinational mountain infantry company.

New York Army Guard Officer Candidates to Train in Albania
March 28, 2023
Albanian Armed Forces officer candidate Besmilvini Kolchi, left, speaks with New Jersey National Guard officer candidates Asturias Roncol and Michael Wisniewski during tactics training at the Bunavi Individual Training Center, April 6, 2022, in Vlorë, Albania. The New Jersey National Guard Officer Candidate School will return to Albania April 10-24, 2023, to train as part of their State Partnership Program relationship with Albania, with five New York Army National Guard officer candidates invited to participate.

Lithuanian Air Force Commander Visits 193rd Special Ops Wing
March 27, 2023
Col. Antanas Matutis, Lithuanian Air Force commander, visited with Airmen from the 193rd Special Operations Wing, March 21, 2023, in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The tour was part of a five-day trip for Matutis to strengthen State Partnership Program security cooperation between the Lithuanian Air Force and Pennsylvania National Guard.