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National Guard Officer Candidates Train with Albanian Partners
May 21, 2024
U.S. Army Officer Candidate Brian Luckenbill, New Jersey OCS Class 67, 254th Training Regiment, conducts water crossing familiarization training with Albanian Armed Forces Cadets in Rreth-Greth, Albania, May 16, 2024. New Jersey and New York National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to train with cadets from the Albanian Military Academy.

In Albania, Hokanson Sees Committed Partner, Steadfast NATO Ally
June 21, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, and Brig. Gen. Arben Kingji, Albania’s chief of defence, observe an Albanian Special Forces Battalion live-fire exercise at the Albanian Armed Forces Land Force headquarters in Zerr-Hall, Albania, June 10, 2023. Hokanson visited the Balkan nation to reaffirm the New Jersey National Guard’s partnership with Albania through the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program.

New York, New Jersey Officer Candidates Train with Albanian Counterparts
May 4, 2023
New York and New Jersey Army National Guard officer candidates and Albanian officer cadets listen during a mission briefing on April 12, 2023, near Rrogozhine-Kryevidh, Albania. The officer candidates participated in two weeks of training with Albanian officer cadets April 10-24 as part of a State Partnership Program exchange.

New York Army Guard Officer Candidates to Train in Albania
March 28, 2023
Albanian Armed Forces officer candidate Besmilvini Kolchi, left, speaks with New Jersey National Guard officer candidates Asturias Roncol and Michael Wisniewski during tactics training at the Bunavi Individual Training Center, April 6, 2022, in Vlorë, Albania. The New Jersey National Guard Officer Candidate School will return to Albania April 10-24, 2023, to train as part of their State Partnership Program relationship with Albania, with five New York Army National Guard officer candidates invited to participate.

New Jersey National Guard Medical Team Trains with Albania
March 14, 2023
Sgt. Thomas Marvin of HHC, 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New Jersey Army National Guard, supervises tactical combat casualty care training scenarios with members of the Albanian Armed Forces at Land Forces Headquarters, Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, March 9, 2023, as part of the State Partnership Program. The New Jersey Guard sent more than 40 service members to collaborate with their subject-matter counterparts in the AAF.

New Jersey Guard Assists State Partner Albania in NCO Development
February 17, 2023
New Jersey Army National Guard Sgt. Thomas Kwiatkowski of 1st Detachment, 3rd Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, collaborates with Albanian Armed Forces forward observers on fundamentals of operations, at Land Forces Headquarters, Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Feb. 6, 2023.

New Jersey Guard Supports Partner Albania in Readiness Exercise
September 20, 2022
Soldiers with the New Jersey Army National Guard teamed with  the U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigade to advise and prepare the Albanian Armed Forces for a critical NATO validation exercise in Bize, Tirana, Albania, Sept. 15, 2022.  The New Jersey National Guard continues an over 20-year state partnership with Albania, while the SFAB Soldiers have been in country since April, embedded with the Albanian Light Infantry Battalion Group.

New Jersey National Guard, Albania celebrates 20-year partnership
September 24, 2021
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Bradford R. Everman, New Jersey Air National Guard Chief of Staff, left, briefs members of the Albanian Armed Forces during a tour of the 108th Wing on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 23, 2021.

Guard joins 23rd US-Adriatic regional security conference
September 27, 2019
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Twitty, deputy commander, U.S. European Command, and participating Balkan nations sign a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to strengthen the regional defense cooperation of the U.S.-Adriatic Charter during the 23rd A-5 chiefs of defense conference in Durrës, Albania, Sept. 25, 2019.