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D.C. National Guard leaders meet with Jamaican Defense Force leadership, solidify SPP relationship
August 28, 2012
Army Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard, left, talks with Jamaican Defense Force Maj. Gen. Antony B. Anderson, JDF chief of defense staff, during a senior leaders exchange as part the D.C. Guard's partnership with the JDF through the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program. Anderson and members of his staff met with key leaders of the D.C. Guard and planned possible future subject matter expert exchanges.

North Dakota National Guard concludes series of SPP engagements
August 24, 2012
Pfc. Javier Ortiz, West Fargo, N.D., and 1st Lt. Frank Amponsah, Ghana army, watch Spc. Cody Lausch, Hannaford, N.D., cut a piece of detonation cord on the demolition range at Camp Grafton South, south of Devils Lake, N.D., June 21. The North Dakota Army National Guard's 817th Engineer Company (Sapper), Jamestown, are working with their Ghanaian partners in an exchange visit during annual training. The Sappers are using crater charges and other explosives. North Dakota and Ghana are linked through the Department of Defense-sponsored State Partnership Program.

Ohio National Guard engineers work with Serbian Armed Forces on school reconstruction project
August 21, 2012
Soldiers and Airmen from the Ohio National Guard and soldiers with the Serbian army's 2nd Army Brigade paint the exterior fence of the Svetozar Markovic Primary School Aug. 13, 2012, in Kraljevo, Serbia. As part of the State Partnership Program, the Ohio National Guard's 1194th Engineer Company and 200th RED HORSE Squadron, and the Serbian 2nd Army Brigade are working side by side to repair the school, which was damaged by an earthquake in late 2010.

State Partnership between Alaska, Mongolia strengthened through commonalities
August 20, 2012
Army Brig. Gen. Mike Bridges, left, assistant adjutant general for Army, Alaska Army National Guard, exchanges gifts with Dumaa Namsrai, right, deputy chief of the Mongolia National Emergency Management Agency at the NEMA office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 13, 2012. Bridges attended the meeting while in Mongolia as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program.

New Hampshire Air Guard members participate in all-female law enforcement exchange with El Salvador
August 10, 2012
1st Lt. Carolina Marenco of the Salvadoran army and Senior Airman Heather Gagnon of the New Hampshire National Guard's 157th Security Forces Squadron, demonstrates a self defense technique during a military police exercise in Lourdes, El Salvador on Aug. 7, 2012.

Guam National Guard members build on State Partnership with Philippines
August 7, 2012
Army National Guard Spc. Melissa Meno, from the Guam Army Guard Medical Detachment, evaluates soldiers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines - Philippine Army during a training exercise, following instruction they received on Combat Lifesaver Course refresher and Tactical Combat Casualty Care.

District of Columbia Guard members celebrate history, partnership with Jamaica counterparts
July 23, 2012
Army Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard, tours Jamaica Defence Force facilities with Jamaican Maj. Gen. Antony B. Anderson, commander of the Jamaica Defence Force, June 27, 2012. Schwartz's visit was in honor of the Jamaica Defence Force's first Military Tattoo in almost 30 years. Jamaica is partnered with the District of Columbia National Guard through the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program.

National Guard, active duty medics work together to achieve common goals in Cambodia
July 19, 2012
Cambodian Capt. Prum Sanghoun, a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces doctor, explains the care of a patient to Army Staff Sgt. Erin Smith, a medic with the Idaho National Guard's Charlie Company, 145th Brigade Support Battalion, during a tour of the Phnom Penh Military Hospital June 27, 2012. The Idaho National Guard conducted the subject matter expert exchange as part of its ongoing relationship through the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program with the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia.

Florida Army Guard's 13th Army Band assists Guyana partnership mission
July 17, 2012
Sgt. 1st Class Seth Innes of the Florida Army National Guard's 13th Army Band practices with the Guyana Defense Force Band during an exchange as part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program.

Colorado National Guard, Jordanian Armed Forces conduct eighth women's leadership engagement
July 13, 2012
Women from the Colorado Air National Guard and Jordanian Armed Forces participate in the V Walk at the High Ropes course at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 5, 2012. Colorado and Jordan started women’s leadership events back in 2009 and have executed eight of these types of events since. The National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program links U.S. states with foreign nations to promote and enhance bilateral relations; supporting homeland defense and international relations by nurturing dependable, collaborative partners for coalition operations in an era of persistent conflict. Colorado and Jordan’s partnership was the first, and is the only, state partnership with a Middle Eastern nation and has endured for eight years. (Official Air National Guard photo by Maj. Nicole David) (Released)