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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.

Texas National Guard, Egypt begin SPP relationship
August 27, 2020
Maj. Gen. Tracy R. Norris, the adjutant general of Texas, after the signing of a proclamation honoring the inception of the Texas National Guard's partnership with the Arab Republic of Egypt at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas, Aug. 24, 2020. Norris was joined by Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs and Maj. Gen. Abdelraouf A. Moussa, the defense attache of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United States.

Washington continues State Partnership Program virtually
August 21, 2020
Washington National Guard Maj. Jeff McDonald conducts a virtual exchange with personnel from the port of Laem Chabang, Thailand, Aug. 17, 2020, at the Joint Operations Center, Camp Murray, Wash. The Washington National Guard and Thailand are partners under the National Guard's State Partnership Program.

W. Va. Guard, Peruvian Air Force share ideas on COVID-19
July 28, 2020
West Virginia National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, alongside the Senior Enlisted Leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip Cantrell participated in a video teleconference with the Peruvian Air Force's commanding general, Rodolfo Garcia and staff July 21, 2020, at the WVNG Joint Forces Headquarters in Charleston, West Virginia.

Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea begin state partnership
July 20, 2020
Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division, deplane at the Dubadura Airstrip south of Buna, New Guinea, Dec. 15, 1942.

Alabama, Romania strengthen ties through COVID-19 response
June 12, 2020
Members of the Romanian delegation say goodbye to their Alabama National Guard counterparts before boarding their plane to fly home from Montgomery, Alabama, June 9, 2020.  The visit was part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program which allows for the exchange of knowledge and experience between the Alabama National Guard and the Romanian Ministry of Defense.

W.Va. Guard, Peruvian military share best COVID-19 practices
June 12, 2020
Leaders of the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) held a video conference call with their State Partnership Program (SPP) counterparts in Perú to discuss COVID-19 military response efforts and best practices June 11, 2020.

Specialized Illinois Guard unit deploys for overseas mission
June 8, 2020
Brig. Gen. Richard Neely, the adjutant general, Illinois National Guard, speaking during the Fallen Heroes Ceremony at the Kankakee Army Aviation Support Facility, Kankakee, Illinois, Nov. 3, 2019.

SPP spirit spurs Romania to help Alabama fight COVID-19
May 26, 2020
Col. Michael J. Rowland, Alabama state surgeon, commander Medical Detachment, Army National Guard, welcomes Col. Teodor Aurelian, SPÂNU, branch chief, National Military Command Bucuresti, May 25, 2020, at Montgomery Aviation, Montgomery, Alabama. Romania sent 15 military medical and other experts to assist the U.S. domestic COVID-19 response. Romania and Alabama are partners under the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program.