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NY Air National Guard firefighters train in South Africa
November 26, 2019
Firefighters from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing at Stratton Air National Guard Base near Schenectady, N.Y., training at Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, South Africa, Nov. 20, 2019. The New York National Guard sent 11 firefighters from the 109th to South Africa as part of the State Partnership Program between the New York National Guard and the South African National Defence Force.

Michigan, Latvia expand regional airfield coordination
November 22, 2019
Members of the Michigan Air National Guard and the Latvian Air Force pose Nov. 15, 2019, after a planning meeting at Lielvārde Air Base, Latvia, to chart cooperation under the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program.

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.