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Louisiana National Guard Welcomes Partner Belize for Training
June 28, 2023
Maj. Gen. Keith Waddell, Louisiana National Guard adjutant general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Clifford J. Ockman Jr., Louisiana National Guard senior enlisted advisor, with service members from Belize during a visit to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Johnson in Leesville, La., June 6, 2023.  Louisiana and Belize have been partnered together as part of the State Partnership Program since 1996.

Maryland National Guard, Estonia Partner for Training at AD23
June 26, 2023
Estonian joint terminal attack controllers perform a panel check of a U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron, 175th Wing, Maryland National Guard, after a live missile firing at a water range off the coast of Saaremaa, Estonia, June 12, 2023. Maryland and Estonia are celebrating 30 years of partnership through the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Tennessee Airmen Train with Bulgarian Air Force Partners
June 23, 2023
Airmen from the 134th Air Refueling Wing out of Knoxville, Tennessee, recently trained with Bulgarian firefighters at Bezmer Air Base, Bulgaria. The training centered on emergency response tactics to various aircraft and the overall flight line.

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.

Hokanson: Bilateral Defense Relations with Serbia on Positive Trajectory
June 21, 2023
Sgt. Joshua Stiles, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s Military Police Company, instructs members of the Serbian Armed Forces on non-lethal weapons tactics during Exercise Platinum Wolf 2018, June 15, 2018.

Maryland Airmen, Estonia Build Cyber-Sharing Platform
June 21, 2023
Airmen assigned to the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group work at computer terminals at Martin State Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Maryland, June 20, 2023. The Airmen are assisting with Project Vormsi, collaborating with their Estonian partners to build an information-sharing platform.

Michigan Airmen Practice Combat Turns in Latvia
June 21, 2023
A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 127th Wing, Michigan National Guard, departs Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, June 14, 2023. More than 30 Michigan Air National Guard members from the 127th Wing are training in Latvia as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program, giving them a twofold opportunity to practice launching and receiving A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from austere sites and to work with Latvian counterparts.

Tennessee Guard, Bulgarian Medical Military Academy Collaborate
June 20, 2023
Members of the Tennessee National Guard training team at Bulgaria’s Military Medical Academy during Thracian Sentry 23 on June 13, 2023, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

West Virginia Guard, 12th Air Force, Peru Sign Pact
June 20, 2023
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. David Cochran, West Virginia National Guard assistant adjutant general and commander of the West Virginia Air National Guard; David Delmonaco, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) representative, and Lt. Gen. Carlos Chavez, the Peruvian Air Force chief of staff, sign a trilateral agreement of future engagements at the 167th Airlift Wing, Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, West Virginia, June 9, 2023. The signing ceremony signified the commitment to continue military cooperation and operate cohesively in response to future threats and crisis.

West Virginia Guardsmen Present at Intelligence Seminar in Qatar
June 16, 2023
West Virginia National Guardsmen Tech. Sgt. Victoria Bagley, Maj. Taylar Belfield, left, and 1st Lt. Abbey Welborn, fourth from right in front row, participated in the Women in Strategic Intelligence Seminar at the Directorate of Military Intelligence in Doha, Qatar, May 14-18, 2023. The West Virginia National Guard and the Qatari Armed Forces are partnered through the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.