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Whitehead: Relationships the ‘Magic Ingredient’ in NCO Development in Europe
September 12, 2022
Ukrainian Chief Master Sgt. Oleksandr Kosynskyi, the command senior enlisted leader of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, talks with Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, the SEA to the chief, National Guard Bureau, during the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe International Command Senior Enlisted Conference in Casteau, Belgium, Sept. 7, 2022.

Kentucky National Guard Shares Knowledge with Partner Djibouti
September 9, 2022
Kentucky National Guard Sgt. Corey Davis, with Joint Force Headquarters, wireless communications, conducts a check on knowledge, Aug. 17, 2022, regarding initial radio setup and functions testing with Djiboutian Armed Forces Bataillon d’Intervention Rapide (BIR).

Hawaii National Guard Joins Gema Bhakti with Partner Indonesia
September 9, 2022
Air Force Col. Christopher Cullen, right, Hawaii Air National Guard logistics officer, discusses the schedule for the first day of Exercise Gema Bhakti 2022, Sept. 9, 2022, Jakarta, Indonesia. Gema Bhakti 22 is a USINDOPACOM Joint Exercise Program  to increase interoperability and enhance regional stability and security through bilateral and multilateral partnerships.

Indiana National Guard Welcomes Niger Partners for Exchange
September 8, 2022
Medical professionals from the Niger Armed Forces observe training simulations at the Medical Simulation Training Center with Indiana Army and Air National Guard medical professionals during a State Partnership Program exchange at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, in July.

North Carolina National Guard Sponsors African Military Law Forum
September 8, 2022
Left to right, Col. Oz Ntloore, Botswana Defence Force chief legal adviser; Brig. Gen. Cristina Moore, North Carolina National Guard assistant adjutant general of sustainment; Maj. Gen. Mpho Mophuting, deputy commander of the Botswana Defence Force; retired Col. Rick Fay, NCNG chief legal adviser; after a panel discussion about ways to enhance the relationship between commanders and their legal advisers during the African Military Law Forum in Gaborone, Botswana, Aug. 6-10. The forum brought together African military legal professionals from 37 African countries.

104th Fighter Squadron Lends Expertise to Exercise Tapio
September 2, 2022
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel Griffin, an A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard, with a pilot from the Brazilian Air Force during Exercise Tapio in Campo Grande, Brazil, Aug. 24, 2022. Exercise Tapio is a Brazilian combat search and rescue and close air support exercise that ended Aug. 31.

Connecticut National Guard Leaders Build Bonds in Uruguay
September 1, 2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Francis Evon, left foreground, the Connecticut adjutant general, shakes hands with a Uruguayan Army soldier during a visit to the National Peace Operations Training School of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay, Aug. 10, 2022. The school is where Uruguayan military and police forces train to prepare to deploy in support of U.N. peacekeeping operations.

New Hampshire National Guard, El Salvador Participate in Cyber Exchange
September 1, 2022
Airmen, Soldiers and civilians from El Salvador and the New Hampshire National Guard particiapted in a joint cyber exchange in the Centro de Etrenamiento Tactico, El Salvador, Aug. 24, 2022. The meeting, coordinated through the State Partnership Program, allowed both teams to share digital agendas and policies as well as powerful tools to protect infrastructure and prevent vulnerabilities.

New York National Guard Cyber Experts Learn from Brazilian Counterparts
September 1, 2022
New York National Guard cyber protection experts Capt. Andrew Carter, the information systems officer for the 42nd Infantry Division headquarters battalion, second from left,  and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nefertiti Stokes, a member of the 173rd Cyber Protection Team, second from right, with Brazilian counterparts during a visit to the Brazilian military communications school in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug.17, 2022. The Americans took part in Brazil’s annual Cyber Guardian Exercise as part of the New York National Guard State Partnership Program relationship with Brazil.

New York Air Guard-Brazil Tactical Demo Caps Exercise Tapio
August 31, 2022
New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing maintenance team member Master Sgt. Jordan Butler, HH-60 crew chief, speaks with Brig. Gen. Denise Donnell, the commander of the New York Air National Guard, and Col. Shawn Fitzgerald, the 106th Rescue Wing commander and Exercise TÁPIO American mission commander. The combined Brazilian-U.S. exercise occurred in and near Campo Grande, Brazil, Aug. 29, 2022.

West Virginia National Guard, Peru Establish Priorities for Partnership
August 30, 2022
Maj. Gen. Bill Crane, West Virginia National Guard adjutant general, talks with Peru Air Force, Group 8 Maj. Gen. Macedo during a key leader engagement with Peruvian military forces Aug. 22-24, 2022, in Lima, Peru. West Virginia and Peru have been partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program since 1996.

Hokanson: Individual Readiness Makes National Guard Always Ready, Always There
August 29, 2022
“The 2022 National Defense Strategy is clear,” Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson told National Guard leaders meeting in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 29, 2022. “Mutually beneficial alliances and partnerships are an enduring strength. They are critical for achieving our objectives – and we have been doing it for almost 30 years.”

North Macedonia Soldiers Train with Vermont Guard Partners
August 29, 2022
The Vermont Army National Guard's C Company. 186th BSB, (Medical) 86th IBCT (Mountain), conduct annual training with State Partnership Program partner North Macedonia at the Sustainment Center on Camp Dodge, Iowa July 31-Aug. 13, 2022. North Macedonia and Vermont have been partners since 1993.

AFRICOM Hosts Senior Enlisted Conference
August 29, 2022
African partners take a photo together to mark their attendance at the African 2022 Senior Enlisted Leaders conference in Rome, Italy, in August 2022.

National Guard Trains with Partner Nations in Tajikistan
August 29, 2022
Brig. Gen. Maurizio D. Calabrese, deputy commanding general for intelligence at U.S. Central Command’s Over-the-Horizon Counterterrorism Headquarters, exchanges a gift at the close of the Regional Cooperation 22 exercise in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Aug. 19, 2022. RC 22 is an annual, multinational U.S. Central Command-sponsored exercise conducted by U.S. forces with Central and South Asia nations.

New York Air Guard Airmen Train with Brazilian Counterparts
August 26, 2022
Senior Airman Matt Pluhoeski, right, a pararescue Airman assigned to the 103rd Rescue Squadron of the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Squadron, works with a Brazilian counterpart on a simulated casualty on board one of the wing’s HC-130 Combat King II search and rescue aircraft during a medical evacuation mission as part of Exercise Tapio in Campo Grande, Brazil, Aug. 24, 2022. The New York Air National Guard sent 100 personnel to participate in the exercise as part of the New York National Guard State Partnership Program relationship with Brazil.

Lithuanian Liaison Meets with Pa. Air Guard Engineers
August 25, 2022
Maj. Mantas Kazakevičius, right, Lithuanian Armed Forces liaison officer to the Pennsylvania National Guard, met with Pennsylvania Air National Guard engineers and senior leaders Aug. 24, 2022, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. The Pennsylvania Guard and Lithuania have been partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program since 1993.

NY Guard Space ops Experts Mentor at Space Command Exercise
August 24, 2022
Air Force Capt. Leah Elsbeck, center, and Senior Airman Dhruva Poluru, members of the New York Air National Guard’s 222nd Command and Control Squadron, watch as members of the Brazilian military’s space control team solve a problem during the U.S. Space Command’s Global Sentinel exercise at Vandenberg Space Force Base in July 2022. Elsbeck and Poluru, along with Capt. Victoria Whelan, served as mentors during the exercise.

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.