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Ohio Guard, Partner Serbia Share Cybersecurity Expertise
March 22, 2024
A delegation of Serbian Armed Forces cyber professionals visit Airmen of the 121st Air Refueling Wing at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, March 6, 2024. During their visit as part of the State Partnership Program, the Serbians toured a KC-135 Stratotanker and tried a flight simulator.

Joint Guard Team Prepares for State Partnership Mission
March 20, 2024
Spcs. Timothy Momaney and Cameron Lagace, mechanics with the 238th Medevac Company, begin the blade folding process on top of a HH-60M Black Hawk at Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire, March 13, 2024. The team spent three days folding the aircraft blades, palletizing gear, completing a joint inspection and loading the equipment onto a C-17 for transport to Exercise Granite Falco in Cabo Verde.

Hawaii National Guard, Philippines Strengthen Partnership
March 15, 2024
Mutual Defense Board and Security Engagement Board  Standing Committee members complete the first of several meetings March 7, 2024, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Philippines. The MDB and the SEB work together to coordinate a framework for defense and security cooperation between the U.S. and Philippine militaries.

Georgian Defense Force Joins Georgia Best Warrior Competition
March 14, 2024
Georgia Defense Force Junior Sergeant Paata Sabiashvili, front left, an infantryman representing the 1st Infantry Brigade; Georgia Defense Force Corporal-Specialist Irakli Nozadze, front right, a cannon crewmember representing the 5th Artillery Brigade; 1st Sgt. Sergo Kandelaki, back left, executive assistant to the Georgia Defense Force Command Sergeant Major, Georgia Defense Force General Staff; and Staff Sgt. Michael Tenoshcok, back right, Joint Operation Center noncommissioned officer, Joint Force Headquarters, Georgia National Guard; pose for a photo during the 2024 Georgia Army National Guard State Best Warrior Competition at the Catoosa Volunteer Training Site, Ringgold, Georgia, March 12, 2024.

Hokanson Announces new State Partnership Program Nations
March 7, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, meets with members of the Swedish Armed Forces in Boden, Sweden, Oct. 17, 2023. Hokanson visited Sweden as part of a larger Northern European itinerary for talks with defense officials to deepen bilateral ties between the National Guard and Sweden.

South Carolina National Guard Hosts Colombia Defense Chief
March 7, 2024
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, the adjutant general for South Carolina, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Robin B. Stilwell, director of the Joint Staff of the South Carolina National Guard, and other National Guard leaders meet with Colombian military leaders in Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 29, 2024. The event was part of a three-day State Partnership Program exchange.

West Virginia National Guard, Gabon Announce State Partnership
March 7, 2024
The West Virginia National Guard has been selected as the U.S. partner to the nation of Gabon in central Africa for the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, Gov. Jim Justice announced March 6. Gabon is the 19th African nation to join with a U.S. state via the SPP.

Michigan Guard, Liberia Partner on NCO Academy in West Africa
March 6, 2024
Instructors from the Michigan National Guard’s 177th Regional Training Institute teamed with instructors from the Armed Forces of Liberia Feb. 19 to March 3, 2024, to assess an instructor “dry-run” at Camp Ware, Liberia. The West African nation, partnered with the Michigan National Guard under the State Partnership Program since 2009, is standing up its own Noncommissioned Officer Academy.

Indiana National Guard Partner Slovakia Receives F-16s
March 4, 2024
Indiana National Guard Maj. Gen. Dale Lyles, Indiana adjutant general, and Brig. Gen. Slavomir Staviarsky, a Slovak Republic defense attaché, pose in front of F-16s at a ceremonial delivery event in Greenville, South Carolina, Feb. 29, 2024.

Minnesota Guard, Norway Train Together
February 29, 2024
Camp Ripley Training Center in Little Falls, Minnesota, hosted the 51st annual Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange, a cultural and joint-training event between the Minnesota National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard Rapid Reaction Force and the Home Defense Youth, Feb. 1-12.