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Idaho National Guard partnership with Cambodia gains momentum
June 7, 2012
Royal Cambodian Armed Forces Maj. Srey Saran, left, shows a radiator problem he discovered to Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Wohlers, a vehicle maintenance instructor with the Idaho Army National Guard's Regional Training Site Maintenance Facility, during a preventative maintenance checks and services inspection May 17 near Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Wohlers was one of six vehicle maintenance and logistics experts from Idaho's RTSM to go on the subject matter expert exchange. The Idaho-Cambodia partnership began in 2009 and this is Wohlers' third visit to Cambodia.

Minnesota National Guard Soldiers train with partners in Croatia
May 31, 2012
Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard's 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Regiment train with members of the Croatian army in Knin, Croatia, May 16, 2012 during Guardex 12.

Ghana: North Dakota engineers work with Ghanaian army engineers
May 24, 2012
Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Pearson, with the 166th regiment, Regional Training Institute, works through an engineering problem with combat engineers from the Ghanaian army using a scale model of a bridge at the Ghanaian army's Coker-Appiah Engineer Training School in Accra, Ghana, Thursday, May 17, 2012. Pearson was working with the Ghanaian engineers as part of a week-long engineer course through the State Partnership Program, which partners National Guard units with 65 countries throughout he world as a way to foster greater relationships between nations.

New Hampshire National Guard, El Salvador exchange emergency management best practices
May 24, 2012
As part of the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program, a group of New Hampshire National Guard members and N.H. civil emergency response leaders greet members of the Comandos del Salvamento Green Cross outside the Republica de El Salvador en la American Central, Ministerio de Governacion building, as they tour various emergency response centers in San Salvador, El Salvador, May 10, 2012.

New Hampshire Air Guard air traffic controllers impart wisdom to Salvadorans
May 22, 2012
Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Richard Reed, 260th Air Traffic Control Squadron, briefs El Salvadoran air force air traffic controllers on how the New Hampshire Air National Guard trains their own air traffic controllers, as part of a weeklong subject matter expert exchange between the New Hampshire Air National Guard and the El Salvadoran air force, in San Salvador, El Salvador, May 7-11, 2012. This SMEE was part of the National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Guam Guard members work with Philippine counterparts to complete new library
May 22, 2012
Airmen from the Guam Air National Guard's 254th Red Horse Squadron engineers work on installing the frame for the roof of the new library they were building with the Guam Army Guard's 1224th Engineer Support Company and Armed Forces of the Philippines' 600th Air Base Wing at the San Isidro Elementary School in Santa Ana, Pampanga, Philippines.

Polish president bestows medal upon Illinois governor, Guard members
May 21, 2012
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski visited Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers and five Polish officers who were conducting training May 20, 2012 at the Marseilles Training Center in Marseilles, Ill. Komorowski was accompanied by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and senior leaders of the Illinois National Guard, to include Army Maj. Gen. William L. Enyart, the adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard. Komorowski presented Quinn, Enyart, and 13 other Illinois Guard members with the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, an honor that is bestowed upon foreigners for distinguished contributions to international cooperation with the nation of Poland.

Jordan, Colorado National Guard conduct first public affairs exchange
May 18, 2012
During a transformative time throughout the Middle East credited mostly to the use of social media, the first-ever U.S. Central Command Public Affairs exchange with the Jordan Armed Forces occurred March 23 to 30, 2012 as part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program. Members of the Jordanian Armed Forces, Jordanian Media, and Colorado National Guard pose for a group shot following the conclusion of the exchange.

West Virginia Guard members teach mine safety in Mongolia
May 16, 2012
Army 1st Lt. Joshua Poling, of the West Virginia National Guard, points out safety devices to Mongolian mining officials on a map of his West Virginia mine. Three Soldiers from the West Virginia National Guard are sharing their mining knowledge to help decrease the amount of fatalities in the Mongolia mining industry.

South Dakota National Guard and Suriname work together to improve emergency response capabilities
May 11, 2012
Army Lt. Col. Dan Iverson, assistant director of military support with the South Dakota Army National Guard, explains to Suriname army representatives how the South Dakota Guard responds to an emergency using the Joint Operations Center at Camp Rapid in Rapid City, S.D., May 8, 2012. Suriname and the SDNG have been exchanging ideas and developing a partnership since 2006 when the State Partnership Program was officially established for the two entities.