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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.

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.