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Texas Guardsmen improve disaster response skills in Slovakia
April 30, 2018
Texas Army National Guard engineers from the 836h Engineer Company, 136th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, work alongside soldiers from the Indiana National Guard, the Czech Republic and Slovakia in support of Operation Toxic Lance, a search and rescue exercise involving a chemical warfare scenario, March 12-23, 2018, at Training Area Lest in central Slovakia. The soldiers were brought together as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program that focuses on building interoperability and strengthening international relationships through military-to-military exchanges.

Indiana Guard strengthens state partnership with Niger
April 27, 2018
Nigerien Armed Forces conduct a key leader engagement training with 20th Special Forces Group  during Flintlock 18 in Niger, Africa, on April 16, 2018. Flintlock 2018, hosted by Niger, with key outstations at Burkina Faso and Senegal, is designed to strengthen the ability of key partner nations in the region to counter violent extremist organizations, protect their borders, and provide security for their people.

Louisiana Guard member practices jungle warfare in Belize
April 27, 2018
Louisiana National Guard Kenrick Cormier, second from left, back row, stands with his fellow graduates from the Belize Defence Force’s Jungle Warfare Instructor Course in Belize. Cormier was the first Guardsman to participate in the course.

S.C. Guard exchanges maintenance tips with Colombian army
April 23, 2018
U.S. Army Sgt. Diego Franco translates from English to Spanish for Judson Hockman of General Dynamics Land Systems on M1135 Stryker maintenance during a State Partnership Program subject matter expert exchange April 18, 2018. Five soldiers from the Colombian army spent a week with Soldiers from the South Carolina Army National Guard during the exchange on maintenance best practices.

West Virginia National Guard and Qatar selected as partners
April 19, 2018
The West Virginia National Guard and Qatar are the latest partners in the State Partnership Program.

D.C. Guard member ensures continuity with Jamaican forces
April 12, 2018
D.C. Guard member is key player with Jamaican forces