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Illinois adjutant general awarded Polish Army Medal
September 30, 2011
Army Maj. Gen. William Enyart, the adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard, receives the Polish Army Medal from Polish Land Forces Commander Lieutenant General Zbigniew Glowienka on Sept. 23. 2011. The Illinois National Guard and Poland have been partners through the National Guard State Partnership Program since 1993.

Suriname military leaders visit South Dakota National Guard
September 19, 2011
Governor Dennis Daugaard (center) accepts a token of appreciation from Mr. Lamure Latour, Suriname Minister of Defense, at the Capitol, Friday, June 17, 2011. The South Dakota National Guard hosted dignitaries from the Republic of Suriname for a week in June.  Dignitaries were shown various military training associated with the annual Golden Coyote training exercise, which brought 2,100 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from across the U.S. to the Black Hills for the two-week training event.  They were also shown ongoing missions by South Dakota's Soldiers and Airmen conducting flood relief related missions in the state's capitol.  The South Dakota-Suriname State Partnership Program was formally established in August 2006 to develop mutually beneficial partnerships between the two entities.

Alaska Guard members travel to Mongolia for SPP exchange
September 19, 2011
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nina Kolyvanova, survey team chief for the Alaska National Guard's Joint Forces Headquarters, hands out tokens of appreciation to members of the National Emergency Management Agency during the Alaska National Guard HAZMAT exchange. Kolyvanova and three other Alaska National Guard members traveled to Mongolia to participate in the exchange.

Kentucky guard members share knowledge with Ecuadoran counterparts
September 16, 2011
Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Craig Evans, supervisory equipment specialist with the Kentucky National Guard, goes through the maintenance inspection process of a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle with the members of the Ecuadorian military at a visit on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky.

N.C. Guard, Botswana military share legal expertise
September 13, 2011
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National Guard values Muslim tradition, builds relationships year-round with SPP
September 8, 2011
Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley (center-front), chief of the National Guard Bureau, stands with leaders and distinguished guests of the Muslim and National Guard communities for a photo before hosting the second-annual National Guard Iftar Dinner Aug. 8, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

Florida, Virgin Islands Guard members exchange ideas on gangs, youth violence in Caribbean
September 1, 2011
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Neville Lee, the Virgin Islands National Guard counterdrug coordinator, discusses strategies to reduce gang violence and proliferation with members of the Regional Security System, a treaty organization for defense in the Caribbean, Aug. 31, 2011. As part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program, Guard members from the Florida and Virgin Islands National Guards participated in a subject matter expert exchange addressing youth and gang violence in the Caribbean.