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Ohio National Guard State Partnership Program evolves
December 30, 2019
From left, Capt. Trevor Ducey, former Ohio National Guard State Partnership Program director; Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio adjutant general; Simona Vaclavikova, political adviser for the Ohio Adjutant General’s Department and the SPP; and 1st Sgt. Daniel Skinner, Ohio National Guard SPP coordinator.

Nebraska National Guard, Rwanda formalize state partnership
December 12, 2019
Rwanda’s Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Jean-Bosco Kazura, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, Nebraska National Guard adjutant general, sign a document officially forming a new partnership under the State Partnership Program, Dec. 12, 2019, in Kigali, Rwanda. Watching the signing is Peter Vrooman, U.S. ambassador to Rwanda.

NY National Guard, Brazil discuss SPP exchange opportunities
December 12, 2019
New York Army National Guard Maj.Gen.Ray Shields (center right), the adjutant general of New York, and Brazilian Maj. Gen. Marcio de Calazans Braga (center right), the Brazilian military attache in Washington, D.C., meet with members of the New York Air and Army National Guard and U.S. Southern Command and State Department representatives Dec. 11, 2019, at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, N.Y. The two-day meeting was held to discuss training and exchange opportunities as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program.

Nebraska Guard, Rwanda Defence Force announce new partnership
December 10, 2019
Air Force Maj. Gen. Daryl L. Bohac, Nebraska National Guard adjutant general, says a new State Partnership Program agreement with Rwanda Defence Force will help build an even stronger relationship between the United States and Rwanda.

SD leaders visit Suriname to bolster state partnership
December 5, 2019
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jeff Marlette, South Dakota National Guard adjutant general, conducts a pass and review of Suriname Defense Force service members in Paramaribo, Suriname, Nov. 22, 2019. SDNG and SDF officials conducted a senior leader engagement as part of the State Partnership Program, which seeks to support security cooperation relationships by sharing experiences and best practices.

NY Guard chaplains meet with South African counterparts
December 4, 2019
New York National Guard chaplains Maj. Timothy Miller (far left) and Lt. Col. Scott Ehler (left) meet with South African Chief Chaplain Col. R. Stanton, the South African National Defence Force human resources director (center) and South African chaplains Lt. Col. S.E.E. Loate and  Col. Z.A. Makalima in Pretoria, South Africa, Nov. 25, 2019. The New York National Guard and the South African National Defence Force have had a National Guard State Partnership Program relationship since 2003.

Royal Thai Army, Guard share domestic response exchange
December 4, 2019
Members of the Royal Thai Army and Washington National Guard during the Military Operations Other than War exchange Nov. 21, 2019, at the Army Aviation Support Facility, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Mich. Guard affirms partnership at Latvia Independence Day parade
December 2, 2019
Members of the Michigan Air National Guard pass the official viewing party during the Latvian Independence Day military parade through Riga, Latvia, Nov. 18, 2019.