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Archive: November, 2021

Polish Land Forces attend Idaho National Guard tank training
November 24, 2021
Polish soldiers attended Idaho National Guard M1 Abrams tank training in October and November to observe best practices as Polish Land Forces seek to develop their own training capability.

US, Malaysia conclude exercise interrupted by pandemic
November 23, 2021
Washington Army National Guard Lt. Cols. Scott Fieldman and Reena Emme work virtually with their counterparts from the Malaysian Armed Forces during Exercise Bersama Warrior '21 from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Nov. 14, 2021.

Minnesota National Guard, Croatia strengthen 25-year ties
November 19, 2021
Croatian service members visit the Regional Training Site-Maintenance at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, Oct. 24, 2021, to continue a 25-year partnership with the Minnesota National Guard under the State Partnership Program. During the week-long trip, Minnesota National Guard instructors trained the Croatians on equipment and maintenance on the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle and Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

Washington Guard, Malaysia renew face-to-face partnership
November 18, 2021
Washington Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Johan Deutscher presents a custom football to Maj. Gen. Dato Zulkifli, assistant chief of staff for operations and strategy for the Royal Malaysian Air Force and lead Malaysian delegate, during closing ceremonies of the fourth Airmen-to-Airmen talks at Camp Murray, Washington, Nov. 17, 2021. Washington and Malaysia have been partners through the State Partnership Program since 2017.

US, South African Soldiers strengthen partnership
November 18, 2021
Col. Doug Merritt, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa command inspector general, discusses the IG inspection process and functions with South African National Defense Force counterparts Oct. 15, 2021. Merrit and other SETAF-AF IG staff joined with South African counterparts to discuss roles and responsibilities of the office of the inspector general. Representatives from the New York National Guard, State Partnership Program partner to South Africa, also attended the weeklong set of meetings.

Michigan National Guard provides emergency medicine mentoring
November 16, 2021
U.S. Soldier Capt. Matthew Gomberg, assigned to the Michigan National Guard, provides emergency medicine mentorship to members of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) at 14 Military Hospital in Latvia.

Guard partnership program adapts, continues to grow
November 15, 2021
West Virginia National Guardsmen show members of the Peruvian military how to do field maintenance of Humvees. The Peruvian soldiers deployed as part of an international peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.

National Guard leader to Croatia president: 'Thank you for quarter-century partnership'
November 12, 2021
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, right, and Croatia's President Zoran Milanovic, Zagreb, Croatia, Nov. 5, 2021.

Thriving: Tennessee, Bulgaria partnership nears 30th anniversary
November 12, 2021
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, right, with Adm. Emil Eftimov, Bulgaria's chief of defense, Sofia, Bulgaria, Nov. 4, 2021.

Maine Airman helps strengthen Montenegro partnership
November 8, 2021
Maine Air National Guard Maj. Carolyn Richley, bilateral affairs officer, in Montenegro. Maine and Montenegro have been partners for 15 years under the Department of Defense State Partnership Program, building a cooperative mutually beneficial relationship.