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Serbian chaplains visit Ohio to strengthen relationships
April 15, 2019
Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., right, Ohio adjutant general, shakes hands with Col. Saša Milutinović, chief of religion section of the Serbian Armed Forces, April 5, 2019, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. This was Milutinović’s first visit to Ohio, as part of the Ohio-Serbia pairing through the State Partnership Program.

W. Va. National Guard hosts Peruvian general as part of SPP
April 15, 2019
Maj. Gen. Luis Gutiérrez, Delegate to the Inter-American Board (IADB) of Defense Organization of the United States, listens to a brief on the West Virginia National Guard's domestic response and State Emergency Operations Center capabilities by Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, WVNG adjutant general, Apr. 9, 2019 at the WVNG Joint Forces Headquarters in Charleston.

25th State Partnership Program workshop conducted in Tenn.
April 5, 2019
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Chris Lawson, National Guard Bureau vice director, Strategy, Plans, Policy, and International Affairs, speaks with more than 100 attendees of the State Partnership Program workshop, April 2, 2019, at the Air National Guard’s training and education center on McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in East Tennessee.

W. Va. senior enlisted leaders meet with Peruvian army NCOs
April 3, 2019
West Virginia Army National Guard state command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Dusty Jones, discusses the role of the command sergeant major in the United States Army for members of the Peruvian senior enlisted corps March 25, 2019, in Lima, Peru.

Tongan marines compete with Nevada Guard Soldiers
March 21, 2019
Pvt. Sione Lonitenisi of the Tongan Royal Marines competes in the squad
maneuver lane portion of the Nevada Army Guard's Best Warrior contest on
March 13, 2019. in Hawthorne, Nev.  Four Tongan Marines competed alongside Nevada Army Guard Soldiers for the title of the Silver State's Best Warrior. Nevada has two partners in the State Partnership Program: The Kingdom of Tonga and the Republic of Fiji. Fiji is set to send participants for the contest next year.

Washington National Guard strengthens bond with Malaysia
March 20, 2019
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Angela Gentry, Washington Army National Guard, discusses battle drills with her Malaysian army counterpart, Maj. Nurkhairunisa, during Exercise Bersama Warrior in Malaysia, March 10, 2019.

Signing ceremony formalizes New York and Brazil partnership
March 15, 2019
New York National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Raymond Shields, talks with Brazilian Army General Gerson Menandro Garcia De Freitas, before a state partnership signing, on the USS Intrepid, Manhattan, N.Y., March 14, 2019. The State Partnership between the NYNG and Brazil is a Department of Defense joint security cooperation program executed by the State Adjutants General in support of Combatant Commanders and U.S. Chiefs of Mission to help achieve security cooperation objectives and Department of Defense policy goals.

Washington Guard joins Malaysian Armed Forces on exercise
March 11, 2019
Washington Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Jeremy Horn talks with his Malaysia Armed Forces counterpart, Maj. Gen. Dato’ Haji Mohd Yusof Bin Aziz, following the opening ceremony of Exercise Bersama Warrior, March 6, 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.

West Va. and State Partnership Peru review program success
March 4, 2019
Members of the West Virginia National Guard pose for a photo with the Peruvian Chargé d’Affaires, Minister Agustín De Madalengoitia, and other Defense Attachés and diplomats Feb. 19, 2019, at the Peruvian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

West Va. Guard and Qatar share insights through exchange
February 28, 2019
Members of the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) and the West Virginia National Guard pose for a photo Feb. 14, 2019, while touring the QEAF facilities at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.