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South Carolina National Guard hosts state partnership visit with Colombian army
May 7, 2015
U.S. Soldiers with the South Carolina Army National Guard exchanged maintenance ideas with members of the Colombian army during a three-day state partnership engagement in South Carolina May 4-6, 2015. The South Carolina National Guard established a formal state partnership with Colombia in 2012 and has conducted multiple engagements to share ideas to assist both partners with equipment maintenance programs.

South Dakota Guard, Suriname military conduct field leadership and hazmat exchange
May 5, 2015
U.S. Army Sgt. Kelley Trebesch, 82nd Civil SupportTeam, South Dakota National Guard, discusses hazardous material storage with three members of the Suriname Defense Force at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.,April 14, 2015. The SDNG and Suriname soldiers participated in a subject matterexpert exchange where they visited several units and facilities and discussedprotocols and processes for storing, using and disposing of hazmat.

Florida National Guard brings Florida law enforcement and Guyana together for communications equipment exchange
April 30, 2015
Adjutant General of Florida Maj. Gen. Michael Calhoun presents a plaque on behalf of the Guyana Defence Force to St. Augustine Beach Police Chief Robert Hardwick on April 30, 2015, in St. Augustine Beach, Florida. The Florida National Guard's State Partnership Program (SPP) helped facilitate the transfer of more than $1 million in radio equipment between two Florida Law enforcement agencies and the Guyana Defense Force in South America.

Alaska National Guard, Mongolia celebrate their partnership
April 29, 2015
Staff Sgt. Colin Oppegard, a survival lane instructor with the Alaska Army National Guard, teaches a class on antenna theory to members of the Mongolian Armed Forces during a survival-training course as part of Khaan Quest 2014 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, June 25, 2014. KQ14 is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise co-sponsored by U.S. Army, Pacific, and hosted annually by Mongolian Armed Forces. KQ14 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security.

U.S. Army Central Command hosts State Partnership Program information exchange
March 25, 2015
Brig. Gen. David Glaser, U.S. Army Central chief of staff, center, with staff members from U.S. Army Central office of International Military Affairs, U.S. Central Command, and representatives from the adjutant generals of Montana, South Carolina, Arizona, Colorado and Virginia pose for a group photo during the State Partnership Program information exchange, Feb. 26, 2015.

Combatant commanders praise National Guard contributions
March 14, 2015
Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, at the winter National Guard Senior Leader Conference, Arlington Hall Station, Arlington, Virginia, Feb. 24, 2015. On Thursday, he called the New York National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing’s capabilities “absolutely critical” to mission success in the Arctic. (U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill) (Released)

Colombian military gets firsthand look at Vigilant Guard South Carolina
March 13, 2015
U.S. Army Spc. Caitlyn Causey, a medic assigned to the 122nd Engineering Company, left, and Staff Sgt. Jackie Rosier, a squad leader assigned to the 125th Multi-Role Bridge Company, right, prepare to take the Colombian military delegation to view the ferrying operation up-close via boat at the Carroll Ashmore Campbell Marine Complex, March 7, 2015, in Georgetown, South Carolina, as a part of the Vigilant Guard South Carolina exercise. Vigilant Guard is a series of federally funded disaster-response drills conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responders.

South African general visits the New York Air National Guard
March 9, 2015
South African Maj. Gen. Wiseman Mbambo, left, and Brig. Gen. Mashoro Phala stand with New York Air National Guard Col. Timothy LaBarge, center, commander of the 105th Airlift Wing, after experiencing a flight in the New York Air National Guard's state of the art C-17 Simulator on Monday, March 2, 2015. Mbomba and Phala visited Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, New York, as part of the South African National Defence Force's State Partnership Program relationship with the New York National Guard.

South Carolina Air National Guard welcomes Colombian visitors
February 23, 2015
Maj. Juan Gonzalez, left, a Colombia air force maintenance officer, receives a flightline orientation from U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Hernandez, an F-16 crew chief with the 495th Fighter Group, Det 157 at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., during a visit to the base Feb. 20, 2015. The visit was the latest engagement for the State Partnership Program between South Carolina and the Republic of Colombia.

D.C. Air National Guard wraps up exchange with Jamaican Defence Forces
December 22, 2014
Sgt. Girard King, left, and Jamaican Defence Force civilian vehicle mechanic Dean Kemp, right, work on a 2.5-ton Jamaican Defence Force freightload truck while Senior Airman Renardo Butler, center, observes Dec. 10, 2014. King is a vehicle mechanic with the 273rd Military Police Co., D.C. National Guard, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, and Butler is a vehicle mechanic from the 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The D.C. National Guard Capital Guardians are participating in a subject matter expert exchange with the JDF under the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program.