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Michigan National Guard Celebrates 20-year partnership with Latvia
December 31, 2013
Michigan National Guard Master Sgt. Santos Feliciano and Latvian National Armed Force 1st Sgt. Martins Kupcs pose with workers from a rubber plantation in Liberia, Jan. 16, 2013. Michigan and Latvia are partners in the Department of State and DoD State Partnership Program and Liberia is Michigan's newest partner.

New York National Guard, South Africa mark 10 years of State Partnership Program
December 20, 2013
Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, the adjutant general of New York, looks on as Sgt 1st Class Sandra Mood presents a bouquet to Matshipo Phala, the wife of Brig. Gen. Mashoro Phala, the South African defense attaché to the United States, on Dec. 18, 2013.

South Dakota leaders visit Suriname to bolster state partnership
December 6, 2013
Color guard Soldiers from the South Dakota National Guard participate in a ceremony in Suriname during a State Partnership Program visit in November, 2013.

Ingenuity and strength: Foundation of partnership between South Carolina and Colombia
November 21, 2013
South Carolina National Guard members visit the Colombia emergency services (UNGRD) office to see their programs in action, Sept. 13, 2013, in Bogota.

National Guard, ROTC cadets partner for security cooperation missions
November 20, 2013
The U.S Embassy's Youth Action Network teamed up with U.S. Army ROTC cadets for a community service event in Linden, Guyana.

North Carolina National Guard doubles its engagements in the State Partnership Program in 2013
November 1, 2013
Army ROTC students from the United States take a quick moment to celebrate during the Army Cadet Command's ROTC Cultural Understanding and Language Program (CULP) to Moldova. The CULP is one of many ways the North Carolina National Guard seeks to partner with Moldova, the organization's State Partnership Program partner.

Minnesota Guard's adjutant general meets with Croatian counterparts
September 27, 2013
Maj. Gen. Richard C. Nash, center left, Minnesota's adjutant general, and Gen. Dragutin Repinc, center right, commander of the Croatian Army Planning Directorate, met with the Minnesota National Guard State Partnership Team and the Croatian Partnership Team members in Karlovac, Croatia, Sept. 25, 2013.

New Vermont adjutant general moves Macedonia partnership forward
September 24, 2013
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Steven Cray, the adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard, U.S. Ambassador Paul Wholers, and U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Forrest Glodgett pass out medals and accolades to 79 Soldiers from the Army of the Republic of Macedonia at Illenden Barracks, Skopje, Macedonia, Sept. 12, 2013.

South Carolina National Guard works with Colombia on emergency response
September 23, 2013
Members of the South Carolina National Guard visit the Colombia emergency services (UNGRD) office to see their programs in action. UNGRD staff shows SCNG staff how their system works with Google-based programs Sept. 13, 2013.

Winnefeld: State Partnership Program one of nation's best foreign policy bargains
September 10, 2013
Marine Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro, retired, chairman of the Reserve Forces Policy Board, talks with Navy Adm. James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, before the 2013 RFPB dinner in Arlington, Va., Sept. 4, 2013.