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Archive: May, 2011

Illinois National Guard Soldiers tour historic Poland
May 31, 2011
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President Obama meets with Illinois Guard SPP troops
May 31, 2011
President Barack Obama and President Bronislaw Komorowski review troops during the arrival ceremony in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, May 28, 2011. The president also met with Illinois National Guard troops participating in the State Partnership Program.

On target for partnership: New York Guard forms bonds in South African rifle match
May 18, 2011
New York National Guard members visit with a tame cheetah at a South African game preserve during their recent trip there for the South African National Defense Force 2011 Regional Combat Rifle Competition.

NATO Secretary General visits, praises Georgia National Guard
May 16, 2011
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen talks with Georgia National Guard members during a May 9, 2011, visit at which he praised the state's service with NATO and participation in the National Guard State Partnership Program.

Illinois Guard supports African medical exercise
May 11, 2011
Army Sgt. Jeffrey S. Niemi of the 399th Combat Support Hospital assists Sgt. McDonald Linyama of the Malawi Defence Force in assessing Army Sgt. Robert E. Waight of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade during training to become a certified combat life saver as part of MEDREACH 11 exercises being conducted in Lilongwe, Malawi. U.S. and Malawi Defence Force troops competed in timed assessments as their peers evaluated and provided them with instant feedback.

Mongolians' visit to Alaska continues success of State Partnership Program
May 3, 2011
Mongolian Col. Davaadorj Rendoo, Mongolian armed forces general staff, observes U.S. military medical professionals perform veterinary services on a dog in Northway, Alaska. During Operation Arctic Care, medical teams deploy to remote areas of Alaska to treat general health patients, in addition to providing dental care, eye exams and veterinary care.