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WVNG hosts Peruvian general under State Partnership Program
November 21, 2019
Army Col. Kermit D. Huebner, West Virginia Army National Guard flight surgeon, briefs Maj. Gen. Mario E. Risco Carmen, defense and military attaché to the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C., on Army aviation medicine during a State Partnership Program (SPP) visit at Joint Force Headquarters, Charleston, W.Va., Nov. 12, 2019.

NY National Guard, South Africa hold annual defense meeting
November 13, 2019
South African Brig. Gen.Carel Laubscher, (left) director of Education Training and Development Systems Integrity of the Human Resources Division, Republic of South Africa Department of Defense, receives a gift from New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Michel Natali, the assistant adjutant general for Army, during the annual defense committee meeting between South African and U.S. officials in Pretoria, South Africa, Nov. 6, 2019. The New York National Guard has had a State Partnership Program training and exchange relationship with the South African National Defence Force since 2003.

Indiana National Guard Soldiers train with Slovak allies
November 12, 2019
U.S. Army Spc. Jerrad Nicholson, a Campbellsburg, Ind., Soldier assigned to the 1st Squadron, 152nd Cavalry Regiment, 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard, leads Soldiers in a drill at Lešt military training center, Slovakia, Nov. 10, 2019. Indiana National Guard Soldiers deployed to Slovakia for Slovak Shield 2019, a war-fighting exercise with six NATO countries.

Latvian JTACs sharpen skills, relationships in Michigan
November 12, 2019
Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Latvian National Armed Forces conduct close air support training with U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 107th Fighter Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., at Grayling Aerial Gunnery Range in Waters, Mich., Oct. 29, 2019. Michigan and Latvia have been linked under the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program since 1993.

Oregon National Guard joins international exercise, exchange
November 6, 2019
Representatives from multiple countries, agencies and non-government agencies practice crisis communication during the Bangladesh Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE) hosted by The Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Bangladesh Armed Forces Division, and the United States Army Pacific Oct. 29.

West Virginia Guard, Peru trade tips on disaster response
November 1, 2019
West Virginia National Guard and Peruvian Army experts discuss logistics and natural disaster planning and response in Lima, Peru, Oct. 15-17, 2019. Col. Davis Shafer and Capt. Caroline Muriama, WVNG, learn about search and rescue tools at the multipurpose brigade in Lima.

NY Soldiers, Airmen represent US at South African contest
October 29, 2019
New York Army National Guard Soldiers and Airmen on the range in Potchefstroom, South Africa, during the South African Military Skills Competition Oct. 24, 2019. The New York Army and Air National Guard sent five Soldiers and five Airmen to participate in the competition, which included teams from the United Kingdom, Germany, the Congo, Nigeria and South Africa. The New York National Guard has been linked to the South African National Defence Force through a State Partnership Program since 2003.

Texas Guard Special Forces Soldiers honored by Czechs
October 28, 2019
Czech Republic Air Force Maj. Gen. Jiri Verner presents the Medal of the Minister of Defense of Czech Republic to Texas Guardsmen assigned to the Army's 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), during a ceremony in Prostejov, Oct. 25, 2019, hosted by their state partner, Czech Republic. The unique decoration was for supporting the Czech Allies during combat deployment to Afghanistan as part of Operation Resolute Support.

Brazilian three-star general visits New York National Guard
October 15, 2019
Lt. Gen. Achilles Furlan Neto, the Brazilian Army's operations officer, shares a laugh with New York Army National Guard Soldiers while touring a display of equipment on the parade field at the Camp Smith Training Site in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2019. The New York Army National Guard has had a partnership with Brazil under the State Partnership Program since March 2019.

NY Guard Soldier going to Brazilian Jungle Warfare School
October 11, 2019
New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Thomas Carpenter, a member of Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, will train for six weeks at the Brazilian Army Jungle Warfare School Oct. 20 to Nov. 30.