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Connecticut National Guard strengthens alliance with Uruguay
July 5, 2019
Uruguayan Army Colonel Dyver M. Neme, Communications Brigade One Commander, left, discusses the Uruguayan Army's communications capabilities with Lt. Col. Guy Marino, 103rd Air Control Squadron, center, and Maj. David Ferrer, Connecticut State Partnership Program Director in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 27, 2019.

W.Va. Special Forces train with Polish and Latvian forces
July 3, 2019
Members of the Polish Territorial Defense Forces receive training in checkpoint vehicle clearing techniques from members of West Virginia Army National Guard (WVARNG) Special Forces during Ridge Runner 19-02, June 24, 2019, in West Virginia. Ridge Runner is a WVARNG training program that provides various National Guard, active duty, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ally nation armed forces with training in irregular and asymmetrical warfare tactics and operations. Photo was altered for security reasons.

Colorado and Jordan share leadership development
July 3, 2019

Ohio Guard field artillery units train with Hungary partners
July 2, 2019
Soldiers with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery Regiment, Ohio Army National Guard, conduct live-fire artillery training with their M119A3 howitzer June 12, 2019, near Varpalota, Hungary. The units participated in Breakthrough 19, a Hungarian national training exercise that utilized multiple artillery systems from the Hungarian Defence Forces, U.S. Army Europe and Army National Guard units to create a collective capability that increases the interoperability and readiness of the participating militaries.

Hawaii Guard joins state partner to improve pandemic response
June 26, 2019
Hawaii National Guard medical personnel along with counterparts from the Indonesian Armed Forces, receive an intro brief during a visit to the Republic of Indonesia Center for Health Crisis Jun. 17, 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Czech firefighters train with 155th Air Refueling Wing
June 20, 2019
Firefighters from the Army of the Czech Republic air forces remove a door from a vehicle during training with the 155th Air Refueling Wing fire department June 6, 2019, at the Nebraska National Guard air base in Lincoln, Nebraska. This Nebraska National Guard and Czech Republic armed forces training exchange is one of many facilitated by the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.

Multinational exercise expands Ohio-Serbia State Partnership
June 17, 2019
Members of the 838th Military Police Company out of Youngstown, Ohio, conduct a cordon and search exercise in the lush green Preševo Valley June 13, 2019, as part of Platinum Wolf 2019 in South Base, Serbia. Platinum Wolf is a multinational peacekeeping exercise designed to enhance interoperability and cooperation between partner and allied nations while building relationships. As part of Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program, the Ohio National Guard has had a state partnership with Serbia since 2006.

Vermont Guard Soldiers and Airmen in Senegal for exercise
June 14, 2019
Dr. Theresa Aida B. Ndiaye, director of the Regional Center Hospital at Tambacounda, Senegal, and U.S. Army Maj. Christopher Gookin review the list of supplies that were brought to Senegal, on April 9, 2019. Vermont Guardsmen worked with their Senegalese  counterparts to share best practices while providing the Department of Defense with cost-effective ways to strengthen alliances and attract new partners in conjunction with the State Partnership Program.

Djiboutian and Kentucky officer candidates train together
June 14, 2019
Members of the Djiboutian Military train with Kentucky National Guard’s officer and warrant officer candidates at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., April 11-14, 2019.

Bilateral affairs officer’s work paves the way in Malaysia
June 7, 2019
Maj. Chyteira Dues, Washington National Guard Malaysian Bilateral Affairs Officer, greets Gen.Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang, the Royal Malaysian Air Force Chief, during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition in Malaysia March 2019.