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New York National Guard, Brazil share COVID-19 experiences
October 2, 2020
Maj. Amy Crounse, New York National Guard State Partnership Program officer, begins a videoconference with representatives from Brazil to discuss how the two sides responded to COVID-19, New York National Guard Headquarters, Latham, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2020. The New York Guard and Brazil's military work together under the State Partnership Program.

Wyoming National Guard hosts Tunisian Air Force in SPP event
October 1, 2020
Members from the Tunisian Air Force and Wyoming National Guard in front of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at the Army Aviation Support Facility on F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept. 16, 2020. The Tunisians attended the Aviation Familiarization Event hosted by the Wyoming National Guard under the State Partnership Program. =

WVANG hosts inaugural air-to-air staff talks with Peru
September 29, 2020
Staff Sgt. Adam Landers, a member of the Army Interagency Training & Education Center (AITEC), talks about AITEC’s mission with members of the West Virginia National Guard’s (WVNG) State Partnership Program counterparts from Peru Sept. 24, 2020, at the WVNG’s Joint Force Headquarters, Charleston, W.Va. The West Virginia/Peru SPP was formalized in 1996 and has generated more than 120 interactions between the forces.

112th COS, Lithuania adapt with 1st remote SPP exercise
September 25, 2020
Members of the 112th Cyberspace Operations Squadron at Horsham Air Guard Station conduct a training exercise on Sept. 23, 2020, during a week-long remote cybersecurity exercise in Peraskie, Pennsylvania. Exercise Amber Mist, which normally takes place in Lithuania, was conducted remotely for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kansas, Armenian military leaders join in SPP exchange
September 23, 2020
The command team from 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, including Lt. Col. Rodney Seaba, battalion commander, center left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Purdham, battalion command sergeant major, center right, joined Sgt. 1st Class Gabriel Bailey, International Affairs Operations noncommissioned officer, left, and Maj. Marci Solander, Kansas National Guard State Partnership Program director, right, in a virtual SPP exchange Sept. 8-10 with students attending the Senior Leaders Course in the Republic of Armenia. The course was conducted at the Armenian Ministry of Defense’s National Defense Research University, the Armenian equivalent of the U.S. Army War College.

US, Malaysia conduct virtual Airman-to-Airman talks
September 18, 2020
Royal Malaysian air force Maj. Gen. Mohd Shahada bin Ismail, assistant chief of staff for operation and strategy department at RMAF Headquarters, Kuala Lumpur, delivers closing remarks during a virtual Airman-to-Airman talks engagement Sept. 14, 2020. The Malaysian military is a partner with the Washington National Guard under the Guard's State Partnership Program.

HING, Indonesia hold slimmed-down Gema Bhakti SPP exercise
September 16, 2020
Hawaii National Guard Soldiers and Airmen participate in Gema Bhakti 2020, a joint military operation planning exercise, via a virtual meeting space, Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug. 26, 2020. Gema Bhakti is an annual military planning exercise with the Hawaii National Guard State Partnership Program, INDO-PACOM and the Indonesian Armed Forces. This years exercise was held in several locations scattered across the world in the last week in August 2020.

Noble Partner 20 multinational exercise begins
September 8, 2020
Georgian Defense Forces Col. Irodi Kadagishvili, deputy commander of East Command, and Georgia Army National Guard Col. Jason Fryman, U.S. exercise director of Noble Partner 20, participate in the opening ceremony at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, Sept. 7, 2020. The Georgia National Guard and the country of Georgia have participated in the U.S. Army National Guard State Partnership Program for 26 years, ensuring interoperability, functionality, and regional stability.

W.Va. Guardsman graduates Arabic course in Qatar
September 3, 2020
Capt. Allen Paul Jordan, the West Virginia National Guard’s State Partnership Program – Qatar bilateral affairs officer, with Qatari Brig. Gen. Sultan Mohammed Sultan Al Shawani, multilingual school commander, following his completion of a three-week basic Arabic course offered at the Qatar Armed Forces Language Institute in Al Sheehaniya, Qatar.

Georgia National Guard to participate in Noble Partner 20
August 31, 2020
Members of the Georgia Army National Guard with the Monroe-based 178th Military Police Company stand in formation during the opening ceremony for Agile Spirit 19 at Vaziani Training Area on July 27, 2019. Participation in joint, multinational exercises like AgS19 enhances professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and partners during a crisis.