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Kosovo-bound Guardmembers finish training at Camp Atterbury
March 1, 2011
New Mexico Army National Guard Soldiers from C Company, 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry Regiment, confront a riot during a demonstration of their capabilities at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind. Feb. 10, 2011. C Company is part of a task force deploying to Kosovo, a former Yugoslav republic that is now a sovereign state, to aid in stability efforts.

Grass: Guard, USNORTHCOM have critical partnership
January 24, 2011
Army Lt. Gen. Frank Grass, deputy commander of USNORTHCOM and vice commander of U.S. Element NORAD, speaks during the 2011 National Guard Bureau Domestic Operations Workshop at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Jan. 20, 2011. Grass spoke about the important partnership the Guard and NORTHCOM have in the homeland.

Wisconsin Guard Agribusiness Team eyes year of growth
January 4, 2011
Sgt. Jason Stevens, a horticulturist with the California Army National Guard's 40th Infantry Division Agribusiness Development Team, gathers a soil sample from a field alongside the main road in Marawara, Afghanistan, on Nov. 23, 2009. The ADT stopped in Marawara to meet with local farmers about their crop output and farming in the area, as well as to gather soil samples to learn how crop production might be increased in the area.

Missouri National Guard hosts Panamanian National Police
December 29, 2010
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South African Reserve leaders visit New York National Guard
December 7, 2010
Army Col. Craig Meinking explains New York Army National Guard health check procedures to South African Major General Roy Andersen, the chief of defense reserves for the South African National Defense Force during a visit to the Division of Military and Naval Affairs during annual Soldier Readiness Processing on Dec. 4, 2010, as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program.

New Hampshire maintainers teach course for Salvadorians
December 1, 2010
New Hampshire Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael Tkacz disassembles the air filter of an 1165 High-Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicle with Salvadorian Army soldiers watching at the Salvadorian Calvary Regiment motor pool in La Libertad, El Salvador, Nov. 15, 2010.

State, federal leaders meet with Montenegro defense minister
November 29, 2010
A joint delegation from the Maine National Guard and Montenegro met during a bilateral defense consultation held in Portland, Maine, Nov. 15, 2010. The Maine Guard is partnered with Montenegro's military through the National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Guard’s State Partnership Program: A possible tool for citizen diplomacy
November 24, 2010
A firefighter from the Port of Laem Chabang in Pattaya, Thailand, secures a hose fitting during a training exercise with the Washington National Guard near the port on May 19, 2009. A roundtable recently recommended enhancing the National Guard's State Partnership Program as a tool for citizen diplomacy.

SAPR conference focuses on awareness, moving forward
November 4, 2010
Army Lt. Col. Alfranda Durr, chief of the National Guard Bureau Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) office, speaks during the inaugural 2010 National Guard Bureau SAPR Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., Nov. 1, 2010.

Liberian president receives Michigan Guard, AFRICOM delegations in Monrovia
October 29, 2010