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West Virginia, Qatar formalize military partnership
June 21, 2021
Members of the West Virginia National Guard and the Qatar Emiri Land Forces at QELF headquarters in Doha, Qatar, June 21, 2021. West Virginia and Qatar formalized their partnership during the visit with Qatari Armed Forces as a part of the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program.

African Lion: National Guard supports continent’s largest military exercise
June 20, 2021
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, at Camp Tifnit Training Area, Morocco, June 17, 2021. This image was acquired with a cellular device.

Republic of Tunisia, Wyoming National Guard: More than a partnership
June 19, 2021
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, talks with Brig. Gen. Mohamed El Ghoul, army chief of staff, Tunisian Land Forces, Carthage, Tunisia, June 16, 2021. Tunisia is paired with the Wyoming National Guard in the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program.

Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea hold virtual workshop
June 17, 2021
Lt. Col. Brion Aderman, Wisconsin National Guard director of domestic operations, talks about disaster response practices with members of the Papua New Guinea Defense Force May 26, 2021, during a virtual, three-day State Partnership Program workshop with Papua New Guinea in Witmer Hall at Joint Force Headquarters in Madison, Wis. The State Partnership Program links individual states with armed forces of partner nations around the world to forge mutually beneficial relationships.

Egypt joins Defense Department's National Guard State Partnership Program
June 15, 2021
Army Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris, adjutant general, Texas National Guard, signs a document formalizing the pairing of Egypt and the Texas National Guard in the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program, Cairo, Egypt, June 14, 2021.

Michigan National Guard, Latvia strengthen partnership
June 15, 2021
Latvian National Armed Forces Col. Ilze Žilde sits in a UH60 Black Hawk aircrew trainer assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment, General Support Aviation Battalion, Michigan Army National Guard, at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Grand Ledge, Michigan, May 25, 2021. Leaders of the Latvian military toured Michigan National Guard facilities as part of the State Partnership Program.

Almost 30 years on, Poland’s partnership with the National Guard thrives
June 12, 2021
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, with General Commander of the Branches of the Polish Armed Forces, Gen. Jaroslaw Mika, during Hokanson's visit to National Guard troops, Powidz, Poland, June 12, 2021

WVNG helps prepare Peru military for peacekeeping mission
June 8, 2021
Members of the West Virginia National Guard train Peruvian Armed Forces on the M1165 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program in Lima, Peru, June 3, 2021. Peru will use the training on an international peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.

Vermont seeks to expand partnership with North Macedonia
June 1, 2021
Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont's adjutant general, talks during a press conference May 27, 2021. Knight, along with Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, right, and Lindsay Kurrle, left, Vermont's secretary of commerce and community development, will spend several days in North Macedonia discussing building upon the State Partnership Program to explore economic development.

Guatemala, Arkansas National Guard grow SPP partnership
May 17, 2021
Left to right, Guatemalan Cols. Miguel Orozco, J2 intelligence director; Edgar Agustin, J3 operations director; and Romeo Nerio, training command director; examine an RQ-11 Raven unmanned aircraft operated by the Arkansas National Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Maj. Gen. Walfre Carranza, Guatemala’s chief of defense, led a six-person delegation that toured Arkansas National Guard facilities May 13-15, 2021, under the State Partnership Program.

WING lays foundation for partnership with Papua New Guinea
May 17, 2021
Capt. Christopher Meza, a Wisconsin Army National Guard officer, with senior leaders from the Papua New Guinea Defense Force. Meza spent nearly six months in Papua New Guinea where he represented the Wisconsin National Guard as part of its new State Partnership Program partnership with Papua New Guinea.

Louisiana, Belize State Partnership Program marks 25 years
April 26, 2021
Belize Defence Force members train Louisiana National Guardsmen on constructing a hasty shelter during a jungle-warfare training exercise in Cayo, Belize, July 1, 2014. The training, part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program, included jungle navigation, jungle survival, river and obstacle crossing and a culminating battalion-level jungle exercise.

Maryland National Guard, state partners renew SPP ties
April 9, 2021
Brig. Gen. Adam Flasch, left, director of the joint staff for the Maryland National Guard, speaks with 2nd Lt. Adis Poško, Armed Forces of Bosnia-Herzegovina, at the Army Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning Army Base in Columbus, Ga., April 1, 2021. Flasch was visiting members of the Maryland National Guard and state partners from the Armed Forces of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

DCNG hosts Burkina Faso military attaché in SPP visit
April 2, 2021
Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard, Brig. Gen. Aaron R. Dean II, adjutant general, and other senior leaders hosted a bilateral engagement with Colonel Major Rémi Jean de Dieu Kaboré, defense, military and air attaché of the Embassy of Burkina Faso March 30, 2021. The DCNG and Burkina Faso are partners under the National Guard's State Partnership Program.

Michigan, Latvia strengthen partnership in virtual workshop
April 2, 2021
The Michigan National Guard and Latvia strengthened their partnership under the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program with a virtual workshop March 15-19, 2021. U.S. military public affairs professionals from Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey and Washington joined with counterparts from the Republic of Latvia to sharpen their skills as media content creators.

Wisconsin Guard enhances partnership with Papua New Guinea
March 29, 2021
Wisconsin National Guard State Partnership Program members and key Wisconsin National Guard leaders meet with gender equality leaders with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force for a virtual exchange March 24, 2021. The meeting was set up to assist the Papua New Guinea Defence Force with their Women, Peace and Security initiatives.

Michigan National Guard think tank boosts Latvian partnership
March 17, 2021
Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Latvian National Armed Forces conduct close air support training with U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 107th Fighter Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., at Grayling Aerial Gunnery Range in Waters, Mich., October 29, 2019. Michigan and Latvia have been linked under the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program since 1993.

WVNG shares vaccine best practices with SPP partner Peru
March 4, 2021
Members of the West Virginia National Guard and the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccines shared best practices and lessons learned for COVID-19 vaccine distribution with Peru during a virtual workshop March 2, 2021. West Virginia and Peru have a longstanding relationship under the National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Foreign delegates visit Montana before U.S. CENTCOM event
February 17, 2021
Soldiers from the United States, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan work together to plan the multilateral exercise REGIONAL COOPERATION 21 in Helena, Montana, Feb. 3, 2021. Twelve representatives from Central Asian countries visited Montana for this initial planning conference.

Maryland National Guard A-10 crews train with Estonian JTACs
December 15, 2020
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Davis (front), a standards and evaluations program manager with the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard, provides guidance to a joint terminal attack controller from the Estonian Defense Force during close air support training with A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to 104th Fighter Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard, in Vienna, Maryland, on Dec. 8, 2020. The Maryland National Guard has partnered with Estonia through the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program since 1993.