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Mississippi, Republic of Uzbekistan Celebrate 10-Year Partnership
December 21, 2022
Army Maj. Gen. Janson D. Boyles, the adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard, showcases a traditional wood plate presented from Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov during a reception at the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Washington Dec. 12, 2022. The Guard and Uzbekistan celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their partnership under the Defense Department National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Vermont TAG meets with President of State Partner Senegal
December 16, 2022
President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal hosts Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, adjutant general, Vermont National Guard, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 2022. Senegal and Vermont are partnered in the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program.

NH Guard, Salvadoran Cyber Teams Strengthen Partnership
December 14, 2022
Sgt. Adam Dorian Wong, a threat researcher with 136th Cybersecurity Unit, presents new topics of interest including artificial intelligence and vulnerability identification to the Salvadoran cybersecurity unit in San Salvador, El Salvador, Dec. 7, 2022. The new material was targeted toward the Salvadoran team’s goals and vision.

Wisconsin, Papua New Guinea Sign State Partnership Agreement
December 13, 2022
Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, and Maj. Gen. Mark Goina, chief of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force, shake hands after signing a State Partnership Program agreement Dec. 2, 2022, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Lithuania’s Prime Minister Praises Pennsylvania Partnership
December 6, 2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Mark Schindler, the adjutant general of Pennsylvania, welcomes the prime minister of Lithuania, Ingrida Šimonytė, to Fort Indiantown Gap to tour the base and learn more about the Pennsylvania National Guard’s partnership with the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

Oklahoma Guard, Azerbaijan Celebrate 20-year Partnership
December 2, 2022
Col. Gen. Karim Valiyeva, first deputy minister of defense and chief of the general staff of the Azerbaijan Army, presents a gift to Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Nov. 30, 2022. Oklahoma National Guard leaders and a delegation from Azerbaijan met to celebrate their 20-year partnership under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

New York Air Guardsman Completes Brazil Jungle Training
November 22, 2022
New York Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Jeremy Miter, right, a member of the 274th Air Support Operations Squadron, is congratulated by the chief of Brazil’s world-famous Jungle Warfare Training School in Manas, Brazil, Nov. 17, 2022, after completing the international course. Miter attended the course as part of the State Partnership Program agreement between Brazil and the New York National Guard.

Pennsylvania Guard Hosts Lithuanian Leaders for Cyber Talks
November 1, 2022
Margiris Abukevičius, Lithuanian vice minister of defense,  arrives at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, with his adviser, Tadas Sakunas, and Embassy of Lithuania representatives Monika Koroliovienė, defense counselor, and Master Sgt. Valdas Kačerauskas, deputy defense attaché, to visit the 112th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, a subordinate unit of the 111th Attack Wing. The Lithuanian delegation was accompanied by Col. Donald O’Shell, director of staff, Pennsylvania Air National Guard; Lt. Col. Thomas Love, commander, 112th COS; Army National Guard Maj. Christine Pierce, cyber defense branch chief, Pennsylvania Army National Guard; and Capt. Nathaniel Curtis, State Partnership Program coordinator, PAANG, to discuss strategic planning, cyber defense and areas of future cooperation.

Arkansas Air Guardsmen Provide Medical Care in Guatemala
October 31, 2022
Senior Airman Tabari Matthews, 189th dental technician, assists Canadian Army Capt. Cleve Kim, dentist, in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, Oct. 28, 2022, during Continuing Promise 2022. Arkansas Air National Guard members worked alongside U.S. and foreign military forces, government officials and civilian personnel to provide medical care, improve interoperability, and develop enduring relationships.

New Jersey National Guard Partners with Republic of Cyprus
October 27, 2022
The New Jersey National Guard has been selected as the new state partner for the Republic of Cyprus, the third-largest island in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. New Jersey is also partners under the State Partnership Program with the Republic of Albania.