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Task Force St. Lo Soldiers Train in Czech Republic
June 21, 2024
Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers along with members of the 72nd Mechanized Battalion, 7th Mechanized Brigade, Czech Republic Army, participated in a culminating training exercise May 14, 2024, in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. The units are mobilized for Immediate Response 24 as Task Force St. Lo under the command of the Virginia National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Guard Soldiers, Czech Partners Celebrate Victory in Europe Day
May 28, 2024
Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia National Guard Soldiers participated in a Victory in Europe celebration May 8, 2024, in Hranice, Czech Republic. The units mobilized to the Czech Republic under the command of the Virginia National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

147th Attack Wing MQ-Reaper Completes ACE Movement in Europe
June 20, 2023
A 147th Attack Wing member marshals an MQ-9 Reaper June 13, 2023, at Ostrava Airport, Czech Republic. Exercise Air Defender 2023 integrates U.S. and allied air power to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world.

Texas Best Warrior Competition Supports Partner Program
April 3, 2023
Staff Sgt. Maxim Mojzis, Czech army, kneels alongside Chilean armed forces in preparation for the M-4 qualifying event during the Texas Military Department Best Warrior Competition at Camp Swift, Texas, March 31, 2023. The friendly, six-day competition challenged service members on professional military knowledge, marksmanship, obstacle course and land navigation.

Nebraska Guard, Czechs Solidify Partnership at Exercise
October 6, 2022
Aircrew members from the Nebraska Air National Guard have their photos taken with the public near the KC-135 Stratotanker engine, Sept 17, 2022, during the NATO Days event in Ostrava, Czech Republic. NATO Days is a two-day, regional public presentation of the Czech Republic Army, Air Force, first responders and security services.

Long-term Relationships Drive State Partnership Program Success
July 26, 2022
Air crew, maintainers and logistics Airmen with the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard, stand with Czech Air Force maintainers, holding their countries flags during exercise Ample Strike 2021, Sept. 16, 2021, at Pardubice Airport, Czech Republic. Ample Strike is a Czech Republic-led, multinational live exercise that offers advanced Air/Land Integration Training to Joint Terminal Attack Controllers in coordination with MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft.

In Central Europe, Guard Chief Sees Enduring Partnerships and Growth
July 26, 2022
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Gregory Knight, left, Vermont adjutant general, and U.S. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, center left, chief of the National Guard Bureau, sign letters of intent with the Republic of Austria in Vienna, Austria, July 19, 2022, under the State Partnership Program. This is the third state partnership for the Vermont National Guard, which has partnered with North Macedonia since 1993 and Senegal since 2008.

Nebraska National Guard, Rwanda Build on SPP Partnership
July 11, 2022
Members of the Rwanda Defense Force's Engineer Brigade work with Soldiers from the Nebraska Army National Guard's 623rd Engineer Company to build a guard tower, March 16, 2022, in Gako, Rwanda.

National Guard Leaders Emphasize Value of State Partnership Program
June 3, 2022
U.S. Airmen with the Indiana Air National Guard, and Slovak armed forces personnel trained together Feb. 22, 2022, at the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Indiana. The joint training built on a more than 25-year partnership under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Nebraska Air National Guard Provides Aerial Refueling Along Eastern Flank
May 24, 2022
The Nebraska Air National Guard’s 155th Air Refueling Wing deployed a KC-135 Stratotanker to Pardubice Air Base, Czechia, in May 2022 to supply critical aerial refueling capabilities to U.S. and NATO coalition forces operating as part of NATO’s enhanced air policing mission. Nebraska and the Czech Republic are partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Nebraska, Czech Republic firefighters strengthen partnership
September 3, 2021
Firefighters from the Army of the Czech Republic perform car extrication tactics, Aug. 16, 2021, during a training exercise with the 155th Air Refueling Wing fire department at Lincoln Air Force Base, Neb. This Nebraska National Guard and Czech Republic armed forces training exchange is one of many facilitated by the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.

National Guard advises Czech Republic on COVID-19 response
December 7, 2020
Czech Republic Ministry of Defense Jan Havranek thanks Texas National Guard Joint Surgeon Army Col. Peter Coldwell and the medical information exchange team from the Texas and Nebraska National Guard at the Czech Republic Ministry of Defense in Prague for the State Partnership Program medical support, Nov. 23, 2020. Czech commemorative coins were given to each member as a token of appreciation.