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Archive: April, 2011

New York National Guard to host US/Canada senior military leader conference
April 28, 2011
Canadian army soldiers from the 1st Battalion, Novia Scotia Highlanders (North), prepare to fire on a range at Fort Pickett, Va., Feb. 16, 2009.

South Carolina Air National Guard welcomes Moroccan air force officials
April 26, 2011
Capt. Fassi Fehri, left, a pilot with the Moroccan air force, receives an F-16 orientation flight, from Air Force Lt. Col. Scott Lambe, commander of the 169th Operations Support Flight at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C. Fehri is to become Morocco's first F-16 fighter pilot. Through the State Partnership program with the Utah Air National Guard, the 169th Fighter Wing from the South Carolina Air National Guard has agreed to assist the Moroccan air force with their transition to F-16 fighter operations.

Philippine leaders visit Guam Guard
April 21, 2011
Third from left, Maj. Gen. Jovencio Magalso, Armed Forces of the Philippines deputy chief of staff for retiree and reserve affairs, observes the HMMWV Egress Assistance Trainer while touring the Guam Air National Guard facility on Andersen Air Force Base.

Ghanaians get up-close look at how North Dakota Guard handles flooding
April 15, 2011
North Dakota National Guard Joint Task Force-East leaders and visiting Ghanaian dignitaries tour flood protection measure April 14, 2011, including this AquaFence in Fargo, N.D. The Ghanaian dignitaries are visiting the North Dakota National Guard as part of a State Partnership Program between the African country of Ghana and the North Dakota National Guard. Since 2003, the North Dakota National Guard has developed a professional relationship with Ghana as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program. This program aligns states with partner countries to encourage the development of economic, political and military ties.

North Dakota Guard state partner visits during flood
April 13, 2011
Army Staff Sgt. Jason Horner, of the 81st Civil Support Team, displays some of his unit's equipment for Col. Isaac Mensah Tetteh, director of land operations at the General Headquarters for the Ghana Army, and Kofi Portuphy, national coordinator for the National Disaster Management Agency, at Fraine Barracks, Bismarck, N.D., April 11, 2011.

Stavridis: National Guard State Partnership Program resources well-spent
April 11, 2011
Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, and Serbian Army Lt. Gen. Miloje Miletic, chief of staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, review Serbian troops following McKinley's arrival in Belgrade, Serbia, on Sept. 10, 2010, for National Guard State Partnership Program activities.

New York Army Guard members learn survival skills from Canadian Army
April 5, 2011
33 Combat Brigade Group (33 CBG) deployed to Gogama, Ontario to conduct Exercise Wolfpack Endeavour 2011 (Ex WPE 11) from 12-20 March 2011. Ex WPE 11 will offer soldiers and leaders the complete winter warfare qualification, which is the foundation for future Army Reserve winter activities.