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Guard Bureau Chief Promotes Partnerships at Defense Services Asia Exhibition
May 12, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, participates in the 2024 Defence Services Asia conference and exhibit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 6, 2024. While at DSA, Hokanson joined a panel discussion to talk about the National Guard State Partnership Program.

Guard, Partner Nations Collaborate at State Partnership Program Conference
April 26, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, addressed the attendees virtually at the State Partnership Program conference.

North Carolina, North Dakota, Maine Honored for State Partnerships
April 25, 2024
(Left to right) Brig. Gen. Timothy Bower, Brig. Gen, Vice Director Vice for Strategy, Policy, Plans, and International Affairs, National Guard Bureau, Brig. Gen. Sergiu Cirimpei, Deputy Chief of  Defense of the Moldovan Army,  Maj. Gen. Todd Hunt, North Carolina Adjutant General, Elanie Marshall, North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Capt. Kory Dearie, North Carolina National Guard, State Partnership Coordinator,  Lt. Col. Valeriu Burusciuc, Moldovan Army State Partnership Program Director, Col. Michael Marciniak, Director of Plans and Programs, Maj. Michael Sterling, North Carolina National Guard State Partnership Program Director and Col. Scott Humphrey, Chief, International Affairs, NGB.

Milley Touts Successes of Guard's State Partnership Program
July 19, 2023
Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses how the National Guard State Partnership Program builds trust among nations, The chairman helped mark the 30th anniversary of the program that now involves 100 countries.

Nevada Guard Partners with Samoa
July 19, 2023
The Honorable Faualo Harry Schuster, the Government of Samoa’s Minister of Police, Prisons and Corrections Services, left, and Nevada Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Ondra Berry sign the Declaration of Partnership between the Nevada National Guard and the Government of Samoa on July 6 in Apia, Samoa.

Maryland Guard Works With Partners to Improve Estonian Air Base
July 13, 2023
Members of the 235th Civil Engineering Flight and their partners analyze the runway at Amari Air Base in Harjumaa, Estonia.

Ohio National Guard Trains with NATO Partners
May 5, 2023
Airmen assigned to the 123rd Air Control Squadron pose for a portrait alongside service members from Lithuania, Latvia and Hungary during a joint training exercise April 28, 2023 in Blue Ash, Ohio.

Tenn. Guard Strengthens Combat Medicine Skills with Bulgaria
August 19, 2022
U.S. Ambassador Herro Mustafa, Bulgarian Army Col. Ivan Popivanov, Bulgarian Air Force Col. Dimo Dimov, and U.S. Army Col. Keith Evans, observe a simulated battalion aid station at a medical tent in the Bulgarian Military Medical Simulation Training Center in Sofia, Bulgaria, 10 August, 2022.

Leaders of Ohio Guard Visit Hungary for Capstone Event
August 17, 2022
Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio adjutant general, shakes hands with Hungarian Defence Forces soldiers during an infantry brigade presentation and showcase event June 9, 2022, in Tata, Hungary.

Minnesota National Guard and Niger improve medical capabilities
August 11, 2022
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Summer Thomas, 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, gives directions on loading a C-130 Hercules in St. Paul, Minn., July 26, 2022.

Kentucky Air Guard Provides Training for Ecuadorian Air Force
August 9, 2022
Three members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Maintenance Group visited Latacunga, Ecuador, May 3 to 8, 2021, to provide aircraft maintenance training to the Ecuadorian Air Force as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. The team focused on hydraulics, electronics, avionics, propulsion, and structural and fuel-system maintenance. (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Space Command Partners with State Partnership Program to Strengthen Space Cooperation
August 8, 2022
New York Air National Guard Airmen from the 222nd Command and Control Squadron, which augments the U.S. agency managing American surveillance satellites, pose with Brazilian officials at Brazil’s Space Operations Center in Brasilia, the country’s capital on April 19, 2022.

In Moldova, Guard Chief Finds a Nation Strengthening its Armed Forces
June 22, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, is greeted by a Moldovan military band at the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Chisinau, Moldova, June 10, 2022.

Hawaii National Guard, Indonesia strengthen relationship in training
September 21, 2021
Lt. Col. David Hosea, Hawaii Army National Guard, introduces the center of the gravity assessment step of the operational design process to a team of military planners from the Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI) and the Hawaii National Guard during the operational design workshop of Exercise GEMA BHAKTI, September 18, 2012, Jakarta Indonesia.

Estonian Ambassador meets with MDNG leadership
September 20, 2021
Kristjan Prikk (right), the Estonian Ambassador to The United States of America, met with U.S. Army Maj. In Baltimore, Maryland, Gen. Timothy Gowen (left), adjutant general for Maryland, was at the Fifth Regiment Armory on Sept. 15, 2021.

Aviation exchange marks return of in-person SPP engagement
July 27, 2021
Members of the 9th Aviation Battalion from the Royal Thai Army Aviation Center traveled to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on July 20, 2021.

Michigan and Liberia partner in promoting the rule of law
February 8, 2021
Counterparts from U.S. African Command, the Michigan National Guard, and the Armed Forces of Liberia participate in a remote meeting January 20, 2021, as a part of an initiative of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)’s Office of Legal Counsel known as Command Advice, Investigations, and Coordination (CAIC, pronounced “cake”).

28th Infantry Division completes warfighter exercise
November 17, 2020
Lt. Col. Dorothy Watkins, left, a military information support operations officer, confers with OF-3 Aleksas Paulauskas, her Lithuanian Land Forces counterpart, during a two-week warfighter exercise Nov. 7, 2020, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.

Michigan-Latvia partnership overcomes COVID-19 challenges
July 30, 2020
A team of Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) from the Latvian National Armed Forces, look over the terrain while conducting close air support training during Northern Strike 20 at Camp Grayling, part of the National All-Domain Warfighting Center in Northern Michigan during Northern Strike 20, July 28, 2020.

W. Va. Guard, Peruvian Air Force share ideas on COVID-19
July 28, 2020
West Virginia National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, alongside the Senior Enlisted Leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip Cantrell participated in a video teleconference with the Peruvian Air Force's commanding general, Rodolfo Garcia and staff July 21, 2020, at the WVNG Joint Forces Headquarters in Charleston, West Virginia.