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Pennsylvania Guard, Lithuania Strengthen Partnership
June 7, 2024
Two members from the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, share best practices about hot pit refueling on a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft with the Lithuanian Air Force during a State Partnership Program engagement May 2, 2024, in Siauliai, Lithuania. Pennsylvania and Lithuania have been partners for over 30 years.

Ohio Guard Air Control Squadron Trains with NATO Partners
April 23, 2024
Hungarian Defence Forces 1st Lt. Mate Nagy, a fighter controller assigned to the Common Reporting Center,  trains on large force employment tactics during a joint training exercise March 22, 2024 in Blue Ash, Ohio. Success in contested environments depends on how well U.S. forces combine with the broad range of allied and partner capabilities and expertise to secure our common interests and promote our shared values. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Shane Hughes)

Pennsylvania National Guard Hosts Lithuania Foreign Minister
March 25, 2024
U.S. Soldiers with the Pennsylvania National Guard host a delegation that includes Lithuania Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis and Audra Plepytė, Lithuania ambassador to the United States, during a visit to Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, March 23, 2024. Maj. Gen. James McCormack, assistant adjutant general, and Maj. Alex Stewart, State Partnership Program director, gave the delegation a tour that included the Training Support Center, live fire ranges and the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site at Muir Army Heliport.

Lithuanian Soldiers Train Pennsylvania Guard on Weapon System
March 22, 2024
Soldiers from the Lithuanian Armed Forces conduct training with Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers from the 1-110th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, on the M3 Multi-Role Anti-Armor/Anti-Personnel Weapon System March 15, 2024, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

Ohio’s 123rd Air Control Squadron Trains with NATO Allies
October 26, 2023
Airmen assigned to the 123rd Air Control Squadron in Blue Ash, Ohio, pose alongside service members from NATO nations Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Hungary. Eight service members from the NATO allies trained in Ohio Sept. 11-22.

Pennsylvania National Guard, Lithuania Celebrate 30-year Partnership
June 8, 2023
The Pennsylvania National Guard celebrated its 30-year military-to-military partnership with the Lithuanian Armed Forces as part of the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program during a ceremony June 6, 2023, at the Commonwealth Keystone Building in Harrisburg, Pa.

Pennsylvania Guard, Lithuania Conduct Partnership Exchange
May 16, 2023
A soldier from Lithuania's Uhlan Battalion guides a Vilkas infantry fighting vehicle during a visit by Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 104th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, May 4, 2023, in Alytus, Lithuania.

Guard Names State Partnership Program Partnerships of the Year
April 25, 2023
Left to right, Ambassador Dennis Hankins, foreign policy advisor to the National Guard Bureau; Maj. Gen. William Zana, director of Strategic Plans and Policy and International Affairs for NGB; Lt. Col. Christopher Markesino from the Oregon National Guard; Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, SEA to the chief, National Guard Bureau; and Col. Scott Humphrey, chief of the National Guard Bureau International Affairs Division, during an awards presentation at the annual State Partnership Program conference April 20, 2023.

Lithuanian Partners Complete U.S. Army Flight Course
April 17, 2023
Lithuania air force Capt. Matas Leckas and Capt. Valius Urbonas became the first Lithuanian pilots to graduate from the UH-60M Aviator Qualification Course at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence during a ceremony at Fort Novosel, Alabama, April 4, 2023.

Lithuanian Air Force Commander Visits 193rd Special Ops Wing
March 27, 2023
Col. Antanas Matutis, Lithuanian Air Force commander, visited with Airmen from the 193rd Special Operations Wing, March 21, 2023, in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The tour was part of a five-day trip for Matutis to strengthen State Partnership Program security cooperation between the Lithuanian Air Force and Pennsylvania National Guard.