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Mich. Guard Soldiers help Latvia celebrate 100th anniversary
November 23, 2018
Army and Air Michigan National Guard members, along with other services, represent the United States of America at the Latvian Centennial Parade in Riga, Latvia, Nov. 18, 2018. Michigan was invited to carry the American colors because of the unique relationship between the armed forces of Latvia and the Michigan National Guard resulting from their 25-year State Partnership.

Michigan-Latvia partnership continues with response exercise
November 19, 2018
Members of the National Armed Forces of Latvia combined with Airmen from the 110th Attack Wing, Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Mich., 127th Wing, Selfridge ANG Base, Mich., and Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., in an emergency response drill at Lielvārde Air Base, Latvia, Nov. 16, 2018.

Latvia decorates two Michigan Airmen for partnership work
November 15, 2018
Master Sgt. Charles Barth, Grayling Air Gunnary Range, Mich., is decorated with the Commander of the Land Forces Medal for Merit, 3rd Class, at Ādaži Military Base, Latvia, Nov. 15, 2018. The awards were presented by Col. Ilmars Lejiņš, Land Forces Brigade Commander, National Armed Forces of Latvia. Ward and Barth received the honor for their contributions to the development of Latvia’s Joint Tactical Air Controller program.

Neb., Texas Guard form unique color guard for Czech parade
November 2, 2018
Members of the special combined Nebraska and Texas National Guard color guard pose in front of a Nebraska Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker bearing the special 25th State Partnership Program Anniversary logo following an Oct. 29 flight back to the United States from the Czech Republic where the team marched in the Oct. 28 Czech Centennial Military Parade in Prague. Pictured are, from left, Tech. Sgt. Darren Davlin, Nebraska Air National Guard; Staff Sgt. Eric Halliburton, Texas Army National Guard; Senior Airman Avery Prai, Nebraska Air National Guard; Pfc. Alexa Nelson, Nebraska Army National Guard; Sgt. 1st Class Robb Miller, Texas Army National Guard; and Sgt. Adrian Tejerina, Texas Army National Guard.

North Dakota Guard Soldier helps his former school in Ghana
November 1, 2018
Spc. Dennis Duku hands out backpacks to school children at the Dadwen Schools Complex in western Ghana, which he attended years ago.