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Illinois governor, Guardsmen pay respects at Polish consulate
April 14, 2010
Gov. Pat Quinn, Consul General of Poland Zygmunt Matynia and Army Brig. Gen. Robert J. Pratt gathered at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago April 13, 2010. Quinn, along with Illinois National Guard leaders, gathered at the consulate to pay respects to the Polish president, military leaders and other dignitaries, who were killed in the April 10 plane crash.

U.S. KFOR commander touts progress built on relationships
March 23, 2010
Brig. Gen. Al Dohrmann, commander of Multi-National
Battle Group-East, addresses members of the local media in Gjilan/Gnjilane,
Kosovo, during a recent press coffee event. This was the general's fifth
press coffee since arriving in Kosovo in November 2009. The press coffees
are designed to be relatively informal discussions about issues facing the
citizens in Battle Group-East's area of responsibility.

Illinois Guard helps prepare Polish army for Afghanistan
March 18, 2010

Texas trains with Czech public affairs officers
March 11, 2010
Capt. Jolana Fedorkova, Capt. Jan Sulc, Capt. Miroslava Stenclova and 1st Lt. Denisa Smitalova, all of the Czech Republic Armed Forces, look at some materials during the annual Texas Military Forces Public Affairs Conference Feb. 23-24, 2010.

National Guard program boosts Africa Command, Ward sa
March 10, 2010
In this file photo, Gen. William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, speaks to attendees at the USEUCOM Adjutants General State Partnership Program Conference in Germany in 2007. He told the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 9, 2010 that SPP is a superb tool for Africa Command.

Oregon hosts Bangladesh military leaders
March 10, 2010
Willis L. Van Dusen, mayor of Astoria, Ore., greets Maj. Gen. Abdul Wadud, principal staff officer of Armed Forces Division, Bangladesh, during a tour of Camp Rilea, Ore., March 8, 2010. The visit is part of a week-long tour designed to foster relations between the Oregon National Guard and the Bangladesh military through the State Partnership Program.

Utah Air Guard mission in Chile changes from training to humanitarian
March 9, 2010

Hungary, Serbia leaders meet with Ohio Guard
March 8, 2010
Army Maj. Gen. Gregory L. Wayt, adjutant general of the Ohio National Guard, talks to Hungarian Chief of Defense Gen. Lazlo Tombol during breakfast at the Embassy Suites hotel in Dublin, Ohio Feb. 27, 2010. Wayt and Tombol addressed Ohio National Guard leaders during the 2010 Ohio National Guard Commanders Call.

Female Soldiers filling non-traditional roles in KFOR
March 8, 2010
Col. Giselle Wilz, operations officer for Multi-National Battle Group-East, speaks at an event marking Women's History Month on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo March 5, 2010.

Guard chief talks of expanding partnership program
February 4, 2010
Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau, addresses the State Partnership Program Workshop in Atlanta Feb. 2, 2010. Taking in his comments from the left are Michael Fitzpatrick, McKinley's foreign policy advisor; Brig. Gen. Maria Britt, Georgia Army Guard commander; and John Finney, political advisor to CNGB.