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Guard joins 23rd US-Adriatic regional security conference
September 27, 2019
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Twitty, deputy commander, U.S. European Command, and participating Balkan nations sign a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to strengthen the regional defense cooperation of the U.S.-Adriatic Charter during the 23rd A-5 chiefs of defense conference in Durrës, Albania, Sept. 25, 2019.

Midnight Sun Guardians train in Mongolia for Gobi Wolf 2019
September 26, 2019
Alaska Air National Guard Senior Airman Liana Chythlook, 176th Medical Group, rides a Bactrian camel Sept. 20, 2019, at a farm during Gobi Wolf 2019 in Sainshand, Mongolia. GW 19 is hosted by the Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency and Mongolian Armed Forces as part of the United States Army Pacific's humanitarian assistance and disaster relief "Pacific Resilience" series.

NC, Alabama Guard complete Fire Shield 2019 in Moldova
September 26, 2019
Moldovan Artillery soldiers prepare a fire mission during Operation Fire Shield 2019 hosted by Moldova Sept. 12, 2019, at Bulboaca Training Area, Moldova.   Fire Shield’s mission is sharing knowledge and best practices among the North Carolina and Alabama National Guard artillery experts, Moldovan soldiers and officers and other nations attending the annual event. The NCNG has teamed with Moldova for more than two decades via the State Partnership Program designed to increase peace and stability across Europe.

First responders, volunteers train with Mongolian partners
September 25, 2019
Cheyenne Sanchez, a firefighter and emergency medical technician from Juneau, Alaska, displays the inside of his helmet with a photograph of his sister, Sept. 11, 2019, in Sainshand, Mongolia. The photo is a reminder to Sanchez that he always has a reason to return home safe whenever he is called into harms way. Gobi Wolf 19 is hosted by the Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency and Mongolian Armed Forces as part of the U.S. Army Pacific's humanitarian assistance and disaster relief "Pacific Resilience" series.

Hawaii National Guard leads joint Gema Bhakti 2019
September 20, 2019
Maj. Lauren Sodentani-Yoshida, Hawaii National Guard medical officer, and her counterpart, Cdr. Zelvya Purnama Rika, assess medical requirements for the exercise stability and peacekeeping operation GEMA BHAKTI 2019 (GB19) in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 18, 2019. Hawaii National Guard (HING) State Partnership Program (SPP) executed the seventh annual GB19 Staff Exercise (STAFFEX). Joint Exercise GB19 is a chairman, joint chiefs of staff STAFFEX between U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (and U.S. military service components), and the Tentara Nasional Indonesia.

Washington Air Guard, Royal Thai Air Force strengthen ties
September 19, 2019
From left to right: Air Marshal Tarin Punsri, Royal Thai Air Force; Maj. Gen. Brian Killough, U.S. Air Force-Pacific Deputy Commander; and Brig. Gen. Jeremy Horn, assistant adjutant general, Washington Air National Guard, sign an agreement between units after the sixth Airmen-to-Airmen talks Aug. 28, 2019, at Camp Murray, Wash.

Training reinforces Bosnia-Herzegovina partnership
September 17, 2019
Members of a combined joint media information center team photograph a U.S. Air Force joint terminal attack controller training an Armed Forces of Bosni-Herzegovina service member in JTAC operations Sept. 11, 2019, at Tuzla International Airport, BiH during the Silver Arrow training event.

Guard members teach lifesaving care to Qatari soldiers
September 13, 2019
A New Jersey Army National Guard Soldier discusses a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) scenario with members of the Qatari Emiri Land Forces (QELF) Sept. 8 -12, 2019, at the Qatar Emiri Land Force Artillery School in Al Rayyan Municipality, Qatar.

Uruguay military visits Connecticut Guard
September 11, 2019
Col. Hugo Parentini, Uruguayan Air Force, and Col. Stephen Gwinn, 103rd Airlift Wing Commander, operate the wing's C-130H Hercules Multi-Mission Crew Trainer (MMCT) during a State Partnership Program visit to Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn. Aug. 15, 2019.

Maryland Guard, Bosnia-Herzegovina police trade techniques
September 10, 2019
Members of the Maryland Army National Guard’s 115th Military Police Battalion, conduct a course on criminal investigation procedures on Sept. 6, 2019, with members of the Armed Forces of Bosnia-Herzegovina at Rajlovac Barracks, Bosnia-Herzegovina.