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Ohio, Serbia strengthen partnership during CAPSTONE 2019
October 11, 2019
Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (right), Ohio adjutant general, meets with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić Sept. 11, 2019, in Belgrade, Serbia. Harris and Brnabić discussed the growing Ohio-Serbia partnership through military-to-military and civil-to-civil exchanges as part of the Department of Defense State Partnership Program.

NY Guard to compete in South Africa military skills contest
October 10, 2019
New York Army National Guardsmen from Company C, 2nd Battalion,108th Infantry, (Center) based in Gloversville, New York, join South African soldiers in a target shooting competition in Potchefstroom, South Africa, in November 2010. Ten New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will participate in the 2019 competition Oct. 21-26.

Idaho National Guard conducts SPP exchange in Cambodia
October 7, 2019
Idaho National Guard Soldiers and Airmen participated in a subject-matter expert exchange with members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces at the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations center Sept. 16–20. The mission under the National Guard’s State Partnership Program included a team of four Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers and two 124th Fighter Wing Airmen.

NY Air Guard, Brazil partner on Antarctic flying
October 2, 2019
Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing pose with members of the Brazilian Air Force's 1st Squadron, 1st Transport Group at Galeao Air Base in Rio de Janeiro during a State Partnership Program exchange in September 2019. The 109th Airlift Wing discussed Antarctic flying with their Brazilian counterparts. The New York National Guard entered into a state partnership with Brazil in March 2019.

National Guard mechanics host Ecuadorians in SPP
October 1, 2019
Ecuadorian soldiers visit the CSMS shop in Richmond, Ky., as part of the State Partnership Program Sept. 18, 2019.

Guard joins 23rd US-Adriatic regional security conference
September 27, 2019
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Twitty, deputy commander, U.S. European Command, and participating Balkan nations sign a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to strengthen the regional defense cooperation of the U.S.-Adriatic Charter during the 23rd A-5 chiefs of defense conference in Durrës, Albania, Sept. 25, 2019.

Midnight Sun Guardians train in Mongolia for Gobi Wolf 2019
September 26, 2019
Alaska Air National Guard Senior Airman Liana Chythlook, 176th Medical Group, rides a Bactrian camel Sept. 20, 2019, at a farm during Gobi Wolf 2019 in Sainshand, Mongolia. GW 19 is hosted by the Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency and Mongolian Armed Forces as part of the United States Army Pacific's humanitarian assistance and disaster relief "Pacific Resilience" series.

NC, Alabama Guard complete Fire Shield 2019 in Moldova
September 26, 2019
Moldovan Artillery soldiers prepare a fire mission during Operation Fire Shield 2019 hosted by Moldova Sept. 12, 2019, at Bulboaca Training Area, Moldova.   Fire Shield’s mission is sharing knowledge and best practices among the North Carolina and Alabama National Guard artillery experts, Moldovan soldiers and officers and other nations attending the annual event. The NCNG has teamed with Moldova for more than two decades via the State Partnership Program designed to increase peace and stability across Europe.

First responders, volunteers train with Mongolian partners
September 25, 2019
Cheyenne Sanchez, a firefighter and emergency medical technician from Juneau, Alaska, displays the inside of his helmet with a photograph of his sister, Sept. 11, 2019, in Sainshand, Mongolia. The photo is a reminder to Sanchez that he always has a reason to return home safe whenever he is called into harms way. Gobi Wolf 19 is hosted by the Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency and Mongolian Armed Forces as part of the U.S. Army Pacific's humanitarian assistance and disaster relief "Pacific Resilience" series.

Hawaii National Guard leads joint Gema Bhakti 2019
September 20, 2019
Maj. Lauren Sodentani-Yoshida, Hawaii National Guard medical officer, and her counterpart, Cdr. Zelvya Purnama Rika, assess medical requirements for the exercise stability and peacekeeping operation GEMA BHAKTI 2019 (GB19) in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 18, 2019. Hawaii National Guard (HING) State Partnership Program (SPP) executed the seventh annual GB19 Staff Exercise (STAFFEX). Joint Exercise GB19 is a chairman, joint chiefs of staff STAFFEX between U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (and U.S. military service components), and the Tentara Nasional Indonesia.