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Task Force 'Good Neighbor' leaves Haiti a better place
June 22, 2011
Army Col. Kenneth Donnelly, commander of Task Force Bon Voizen and a Louisiana National Guard member, turns over the keys of a new school and medical clinic to the residents of Upper Poteau, Haiti, June 20, 2011. The school and clinic were two of the engineer projects built in Haiti by troops of Task Force Bon Voizen.

Minnesota National Guard truly 'builds' partnership with Croatia
June 21, 2011
Army Spc. Robert Engeholm, a vertical engineer and team leader with the 851st Vertical Engineer Company of the Minnesota National Guard, works with a Croatian soldier to construct a ceiling with concrete blocks, June 15, 2011. Squads of Minnesota Guard members have been rotating through Nasice, Croatia, which is located on the northern slopes of Krndija Mountain in eastern Slavonia, for annual training this spring and summer. The Soldiers are working side by side with Croatian army engineers to complete a project designed to provide training and strengthen the cooperative relationship that exists between Minnesota and Croatia, who are partners through the National Guard's State Partnership Program.

Puerto Rico National Guard brings special skills to Fuerzas Comando 2011
June 21, 2011
Army Spc. Eric Sierra, a Puerto Rican National Guard Soldier assigned to the 191st Readiness Support Company, pumps fuel into a gas can for vehicles in support of the Fuerzas Comando 2011 competition June 13, 2011. Fuerzas Comando, established in 2004, is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored special operations skills competition and senior leader seminar which is conducted annually in Central and South America and the Caribbean and is scheduled to run June 15-23.

Guard-led task force wins hearts 'one patient at a time'
June 20, 2011

Massachusetts, Louisiana Guard work together, provide safe water in Haiti
June 15, 2011
Army Sgt. 1st Class Stanley Martin, senior enlisted leader of the 125th Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit, and Army 2nd Lt. Danielle Golden, the 125th’s mission commander in Haiti, test the well water for impurities at a school in Gonaives, Haiti, May 16, 2011. Task Force Bon Voizen, New Horizons Haiti 2011, is a U.S. Southern Command sponsored, U.S. Army South conducted, joint foreign military interaction/humanitarian exercise under the command of the Louisiana National Guard. Task Force Bon Voizen is deploying U.S. military engineers and medical professionals to Haiti for training and to provide humanitarian services.

COMMENTARY: Georgia Guard works with Georgia nation
June 13, 2011
Army Maj. Gen. William Nesbitt

Georgia Guard mentors Latvian Army in Operation Summer Shield
June 10, 2011
A Latvian soldier engages targets with a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle mounted .50 machine gun during an exercise as part of joint U.S./Latvian training for Operation Summer Shield in Adaži, Latvia, on May 24, 2011. Latvia is paired with Michigan in the National Guard State Partnership Program.

Illinois Guard trains with Polish military
June 3, 2011
A team of Illinois National Guard Soldiers with the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package treat a simulated casualty during the Epifactor 2011, a series of crisis management exercises held May 21 to 25, 2011, in Warsaw, Poland.

President Obama meets with Illinois Guard SPP troops
May 31, 2011
President Barack Obama and President Bronislaw Komorowski review troops during the arrival ceremony in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, May 28, 2011. The president also met with Illinois National Guard troops participating in the State Partnership Program.

Illinois National Guard Soldiers tour historic Poland
May 31, 2011
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