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South Carolina Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing is Mission Ready
October 28, 2022
Colombian Air Force KFIRs and the U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the South Carolina Air National Guard, 157th Fighter Squadron, fly in formation during Relampago VII, an exercise in Barranquilla, Colombia, Aug. 30, 2022. South Carolina is Colombia’s partner in the State Partnership Program.

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.

Indiana Guard, Nigerien Medics Bond Over Lifesaving Skills
October 20, 2022
The Indiana National Guard state partnership medical team spent more than two weeks in Niamey, Niger, in September instructing the Niger armed forces’ first combat medic team in tactical combat casualty care and behavioral health. Indiana and Niger have been State Partnership Program partners since 2017.

Oklahoma Guard Hosts Cybersecurity Exchange with Azerbaijan
October 17, 2022
Cybersecurity officers from the Azerbaijan army listen to a presentation by an Oklahoma Air National Guard member during a cybersecurity knowledge exchange hosted by the Oklahoma National Guard at the Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma National Guard hosted a multiday exchange focused on building cooperation between the two partners.

Arizona National Guard, Oman Form State Partnership
October 13, 2022
Members of 158th MEB Military Engagement Team 2 observe members of the Sultan of Oman’s Armed Forces in Oman during a subject matter expert exchange briefing. Maj. Gen. Kerry L. Muehlenbeck, director of Arizona’s Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, announced a new partnership between the Sultanate of Oman and the Arizona National Guard Oct. 13, 2022, through the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

New York National Guard Team to Compete in South Africa
October 13, 2022
New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Mavra  throws a practice grenade on the range in Potchefstroom, South Africa, during the South African Military Skills Competition Oct 23, 2019. The New York National Guard is sending four Soldiers and one Airman to the 2022 competition that begins Oct 25.

Lithuanian Land Force Commander Visits Pennsylvania Guard
October 13, 2022
Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Worley, second from right, senior enlisted leader, Pennsylvania National Guard, points out a feature of Fort Indiantown Gap's training area to Command Sgt. Maj. Darius Masiulis, far right, Lithuanian Land Forces command sergeant major, Oct. 9, 2022. Masiulis and Brig. Gen. Arturas Radvilas, Lithuanian Land Forces commander, and Brig. Gen. Modestas Petrauskas, Lithuanian defense attaché to the United States and Canada, visited Fort Indiantown Gap and attended the 28th Infantry Division departure ceremony in Harrisburg.

Ohio National Guard, Serbia Celebrate Partnership
October 12, 2022
Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., right, Ohio adjutant general, presents a carved medallion to Gen. Milan Mojsilović, chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the State Partnership Program collaboration between Ohio and Serbia Sept. 8, 2022, in Belgrade, Serbia. The anniversary milestone was in 2021, but the COVID-19 pandemic prevented Harris from traveling to present the medallion until this year.

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.

Alaska National Guard, Partner Mongolia Join Gobi Wolf Exercise
October 5, 2022
Chief Master Sgt. Caleb Guthemiller, far left, 141st Fatality Search and Rescue Recovery, assists in training Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency personnel in high-angle rope rescue during a simulated search and rescue scenario as part of exercise Gobi Wolf 2022 in Bayankhongor, Mongolia, Sept. 7, 2022. Gobi Wolf is a multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief engagement between military components of the government of Mongolia and U.S. Army Pacific.

Puerto Rico Guard Provides Security for Honduran Partners
October 5, 2022
Sgt. Eduardo Martinez, a military police officer with the Puerto Rico National Guard's 225th Military Police Company Law Enforcement Detachment, works with his Honduran Armed Forces counterpart to sign visitors into Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras Sept. 14, 2022. The 225th military police have partnered with Honduran forces at Soto Cano Air Base for more than 10 years.

Oklahoma Guard, Azerbaijan Participate in Disaster Response Exercise
September 28, 2022
U.S. and Azerbaijan military and civilian officials participate in a disaster response tabletop exercise Sept. 20-22, 2022, in Baku, Azerbaijan. The exercise included first responders from Azerbaijan and the Oklahoma National Guard, who are partners under the State Partnership Program.

Illinois National Guard, Polish Partners Remember the Fallen
September 27, 2022
Maj. Gen. Rich Neely, the adjutant general of Illinois and commander of the Illinois National Guard; Polish Gen. Cezary Wisniewski, deputy commander of the Polish Armed Forces, and Neely's spouse, Tammy, cheer on Gold Star 500 bicycle riders near North Chicago, Illinois, as they finish a 520-mile ride to raise awareness of the approximately 300 Illinois service members, including 34 in the Illinois National Guard, who have fallen since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Illinois and Poland are partners under the State Partnership Program.

New York National Guard Joins South African Air Show
September 21, 2022
A New York Air National Guard  LC-130 Hercules sits as a static display at Waterkloof Air Force Base, South Africa, during the African Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, Sept. 22, 2018. The New York Air National Guard has sent five aircraft and 60 personnel to participate in the 2022 show Sept. 21-25.

New Jersey Guard Supports Partner Albania in Readiness Exercise
September 20, 2022
Soldiers with the New Jersey Army National Guard teamed with  the U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigade to advise and prepare the Albanian Armed Forces for a critical NATO validation exercise in Bize, Tirana, Albania, Sept. 15, 2022.  The New Jersey National Guard continues an over 20-year state partnership with Albania, while the SFAB Soldiers have been in country since April, embedded with the Albanian Light Infantry Battalion Group.

New York Firemen to Represent Guard at Jungle Warfare School
September 19, 2022
Army Sgt. William Dunn, left, a member of the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, and Air Force Tech Sgt. Jeremy Miter, assigned to the 274th Air Operations Support Squadron, will represent the New York National Guard and the U.S. military at the annual international course taught at the Brazilian military's jungle warfare training school in Manas, Brazil. The New York National Guard has sent Soldiers and Airmen to the school since 2019 as part of a State Partnership Program agreement with Brazil's armed forces.

Hawaii Army Guardsman Helps Break Down Language Barrier
September 15, 2022
Army Sgt. Aditya Utoyo, a transportation management coordinator assigned to the Hawaii Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, during exercise Gema Bhakti 22, Sept. 12, 2022, Jakarta, Indonesia. As a native Bahasa Indonesia speaker, Utoyo played a pivotal role as interpreter during the exercise.

South Carolina Air National Guard, Colombia Wrap Up Exercise
September 15, 2022
Airmen and F-16 fighter jets from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing and members of the Colombian Air Force pause for a photo Aug. 30, 2022, during the two-week Relampago VII exercise in Barranquilla, Colombia. South Carolina and Colombia are partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Kosovo Security Force Members Earn U.S. Air Assault Badge
September 14, 2022
Pvt. Sead Berisha, a psychological operations soldier with the Kosovo Security Force, smiles as he receives his Air Assault badge from Lt. Col. Berat Shala, executive officer to the KSF commander, at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa, Sept. 9, 2022. Over 200 students participated in the 12-day course, which trains service members in sling load operations and rappelling.

Montana Air Guard Demonstrates Equipment to Partner Sri Lanka
September 14, 2022
Master Sgt. Mark Payton, 120th Logistics Readiness Squadron, aircraft fuels technician, briefs Sri Lanka Air Force members on aircraft refueling procedures at the Montana Air National Guard Base, Great Falls, Montana, Sept. 9, 2022.