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WVANG hosts inaugural air-to-air staff talks with Peru
September 29, 2020
Staff Sgt. Adam Landers, a member of the Army Interagency Training & Education Center (AITEC), talks about AITEC’s mission with members of the West Virginia National Guard’s (WVNG) State Partnership Program counterparts from Peru Sept. 24, 2020, at the WVNG’s Joint Force Headquarters, Charleston, W.Va. The West Virginia/Peru SPP was formalized in 1996 and has generated more than 120 interactions between the forces.

112th COS, Lithuania adapt with 1st remote SPP exercise
September 25, 2020
Members of the 112th Cyberspace Operations Squadron at Horsham Air Guard Station conduct a training exercise on Sept. 23, 2020, during a week-long remote cybersecurity exercise in Peraskie, Pennsylvania. Exercise Amber Mist, which normally takes place in Lithuania, was conducted remotely for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kansas, Armenian military leaders join in SPP exchange
September 23, 2020
The command team from 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, including Lt. Col. Rodney Seaba, battalion commander, center left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Purdham, battalion command sergeant major, center right, joined Sgt. 1st Class Gabriel Bailey, International Affairs Operations noncommissioned officer, left, and Maj. Marci Solander, Kansas National Guard State Partnership Program director, right, in a virtual SPP exchange Sept. 8-10 with students attending the Senior Leaders Course in the Republic of Armenia. The course was conducted at the Armenian Ministry of Defense’s National Defense Research University, the Armenian equivalent of the U.S. Army War College.

NY Guardsman prepares for Brazilian jungle warfare course
September 22, 2020
Senior Airman Caleb Lapinel of the 109th Airlift Wing will represent the New York National Guard and the United States at the Brazilian Army Center for Jungle Warfare instruction course in Manaus, Brazil, beginning Sept. 26, 2020.

US, Malaysia conduct virtual Airman-to-Airman talks
September 18, 2020
Royal Malaysian air force Maj. Gen. Mohd Shahada bin Ismail, assistant chief of staff for operation and strategy department at RMAF Headquarters, Kuala Lumpur, delivers closing remarks during a virtual Airman-to-Airman talks engagement Sept. 14, 2020. The Malaysian military is a partner with the Washington National Guard under the Guard's State Partnership Program.

HING, Indonesia hold slimmed-down Gema Bhakti SPP exercise
September 16, 2020
Hawaii National Guard Soldiers and Airmen participate in Gema Bhakti 2020, a joint military operation planning exercise, via a virtual meeting space, Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug. 26, 2020. Gema Bhakti is an annual military planning exercise with the Hawaii National Guard State Partnership Program, INDO-PACOM and the Indonesian Armed Forces. This years exercise was held in several locations scattered across the world in the last week in August 2020.

Noble Partner 20 multinational exercise begins
September 8, 2020
Georgian Defense Forces Col. Irodi Kadagishvili, deputy commander of East Command, and Georgia Army National Guard Col. Jason Fryman, U.S. exercise director of Noble Partner 20, participate in the opening ceremony at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, Sept. 7, 2020. The Georgia National Guard and the country of Georgia have participated in the U.S. Army National Guard State Partnership Program for 26 years, ensuring interoperability, functionality, and regional stability.

W.Va. Guardsman graduates Arabic course in Qatar
September 3, 2020
Capt. Allen Paul Jordan, the West Virginia National Guard’s State Partnership Program – Qatar bilateral affairs officer, with Qatari Brig. Gen. Sultan Mohammed Sultan Al Shawani, multilingual school commander, following his completion of a three-week basic Arabic course offered at the Qatar Armed Forces Language Institute in Al Sheehaniya, Qatar.

Georgia National Guard to participate in Noble Partner 20
August 31, 2020
Members of the Georgia Army National Guard with the Monroe-based 178th Military Police Company stand in formation during the opening ceremony for Agile Spirit 19 at Vaziani Training Area on July 27, 2019. Participation in joint, multinational exercises like AgS19 enhances professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and partners during a crisis.

Texas National Guard, Egypt begin SPP relationship
August 27, 2020
Maj. Gen. Tracy R. Norris, the adjutant general of Texas, after the signing of a proclamation honoring the inception of the Texas National Guard's partnership with the Arab Republic of Egypt at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas, Aug. 24, 2020. Norris was joined by Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs and Maj. Gen. Abdelraouf A. Moussa, the defense attache of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United States.

Washington continues State Partnership Program virtually
August 21, 2020
Washington National Guard Maj. Jeff McDonald conducts a virtual exchange with personnel from the port of Laem Chabang, Thailand, Aug. 17, 2020, at the Joint Operations Center, Camp Murray, Wash. The Washington National Guard and Thailand are partners under the National Guard's State Partnership Program.

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.

Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea begin state partnership
July 20, 2020
Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division, deplane at the Dubadura Airstrip south of Buna, New Guinea, Dec. 15, 1942.

Alabama, Romania strengthen ties through COVID-19 response
June 12, 2020
Members of the Romanian delegation say goodbye to their Alabama National Guard counterparts before boarding their plane to fly home from Montgomery, Alabama, June 9, 2020.  The visit was part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program which allows for the exchange of knowledge and experience between the Alabama National Guard and the Romanian Ministry of Defense.

W.Va. Guard, Peruvian military share best COVID-19 practices
June 12, 2020
Leaders of the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) held a video conference call with their State Partnership Program (SPP) counterparts in Perú to discuss COVID-19 military response efforts and best practices June 11, 2020.

Specialized Illinois Guard unit deploys for overseas mission
June 8, 2020
Brig. Gen. Richard Neely, the adjutant general, Illinois National Guard, speaking during the Fallen Heroes Ceremony at the Kankakee Army Aviation Support Facility, Kankakee, Illinois, Nov. 3, 2019.

SPP spirit spurs Romania to help Alabama fight COVID-19
May 26, 2020
Col. Michael J. Rowland, Alabama state surgeon, commander Medical Detachment, Army National Guard, welcomes Col. Teodor Aurelian, SPÂNU, branch chief, National Military Command Bucuresti, May 25, 2020, at Montgomery Aviation, Montgomery, Alabama. Romania sent 15 military medical and other experts to assist the U.S. domestic COVID-19 response. Romania and Alabama are partners under the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program.

RING sends humanitarian aid to the Bahamas and Timor-Leste
May 19, 2020
U.S. Air National Guard Airmen from the 143d Airlift Wing Civil Engineering Squadron participate in a subject matter expert exchange with the Royal Bahamian Defence Force at Coral Harbour Base, Nassau, The Bahamas, March 11, 2019. The exchange takes place as part of the Rhode Island National Guard’s partnership with the Commonwealth of The Bahamas through the State Partnership Program. Rhode Island has been partnered with The Bahamas since 2005.

Arkansas Guard stays in touch with Guatemalan partners
May 7, 2020
The Arkansas National Guard held a videoconference with key military leaders from Guatemala on COVID-19 best practices and other issues May 6, 2020, as part of the State Partnership Program. The meeting was scheduled in March in Guatemala but was changed to a videoconference due to the coronavirus.

Ohio, Serbia strengthen partnership during CAPSTONE 2019
October 11, 2019
Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (right), Ohio adjutant general, meets with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić Sept. 11, 2019, in Belgrade, Serbia. Harris and Brnabić discussed the growing Ohio-Serbia partnership through military-to-military and civil-to-civil exchanges as part of the Department of Defense State Partnership Program.