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Pa. Guard begins planning for exercise Vigilant Guard, Lithuanian counterparts scheduled to participate
August 29, 2013
Lithuanian Col. Arturas Rackauskas, left, deputy director of the fire and rescue department of Lithuania, and Bob Edmiston, Fort Indiantown Gap fire chief, discuss different aspect of firefighting during a tour of the fire station at Fort Indiantown Gap. The tour was part of planning discussions for Vigilant Guard, an emergency-preparedness exercise hosted by the Pennsylvania National Guard that is scheduled to include Lithuanian military and rescue personnel as part of the partnership between the Pennsylvania Guard and Lithuania through the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program.

Bulgarian flyers complete military leadership program in Tennessee
August 21, 2013
Bulgarian Air Force Sgt. Yordanka S. Petrova-Angelova, left, talks with Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Traugot, August 15, 2013, at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn. Petrova-Angelova graduated from the U.S. Air Force NCO Academy along with Bulgarian Cpl. Stoyko V. Stoykov, who attended Airman Leadership School at around the same time.

Florida National Guard members exchange knowledge with counterparts in Antigua
August 21, 2013
Army Sgt. 1st Class Calvin Allen, a facilitator with the Florida Army National Guard's 211th Regiment, shares his knowledge of non-verbal communication techniques, in St. John's, Antigua, Aug. 15, 2013. The seminar is part of the on-going Florida National Guard's State Partnership Program Exchange and is intended to help the process of further developing junior noncommissioned officers within the ABDF and the Antigua Police Force.

Illinois National Guard Soldiers celebrate Polish Armed Forces Day with Polish president
August 19, 2013
Illinois National Guard Chaplain J. Kroencke and Sgt. Ryan Twist wave to Polish people along the pilgrimage route in Czestochowa, Aug. 14, 2013.

Alaska National Guard supports exercise in Mongolia
August 9, 2013
Lt. Col Jim Arneson, a dentist with the Alaskan Army National Guard, looks to see where the tooth hurts in the mouth of a young Mongolian girl with the help of translator, Ms. Oyun Erdone while at the Buynt Uhaa Complex in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Khaan Quest 2011. Khaan Quest 2013 is now under way.

Illinois National Guard Soldiers continue partnership with Polish forces in Afghanistan
August 8, 2013
Illinois National Guard Soldiers stand in formation with their Polish brothers in arms as Tomasz Siemoniak, Poland's minister of national defense, addresses Soldiers of Task Force White Eagle.

South Carolina base hosts Colombian Air Force team
August 2, 2013
Colombian Brig. General Ramses Rueda, a pilot and director of the Colombian Air Force Officer's Academy, along with a team of Colombian Air Force officers, tour McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., July 30, 2013.

Texas-Chile partnership improved through emergency preparedness
August 1, 2013
Members of the Chilean armed forces visit Joint Task Force 71 (Maneuver Enhancement Brigade) July 24 at the Round Rock Armed Forces Reserve Center. Emergency response was the theme for the visit, as the Minuteman Brigade offered a tour to demonstrate the capabilities and interagency relationships inherent to the Homeland Response Force mission.