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Wash. Guardsman Helps Strengthen Partnership with Kingdom of Thailand
August 16, 2022
Maj. Joel Johnson, Bilateral Affairs Officer in the Kingdom of Thailand talks with one of his Royal Thai Army counterparts during a State Partnership Program Exchange on July 31, 2022.

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.

SEA Whitehead to Enlisted Guardsmen: ‘Thank you’
August 9, 2022
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, the SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, addresses the 51st annual conference of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States in Little Rock, Arkansas, Aug. 8, 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.

Connecticut National Guard, Uruguay Conduct IED Training
August 3, 2022
A Uruguayan Soldier issues orders during a counter-IED lane in Montevideo, Uruguay, July 19-22, 2022. Connecticut Army National Guard members assigned to the 192nd Engineer Battalion participated in a bilateral exchange in Uruguay as part of the State Partnership Program.

Wyoming Guard Civil Support Team Returns from Tunisia Training
August 1, 2022
The Wyoming National Guard Civil Support Team traveled to Tunisia in July 2022 to conduct several weeks of training with the Tunisian 61st Engineer Regiment, CBRN Company, in support of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. The Wyoming National Guard and Tunisia have had a relationship under the SPP for 18 years.

New York National Guard Helps Provide Medical Care in South Africa
July 27, 2022
New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Christine Iraci, left, and Army Reserve Maj. Dwayne Bodie look on as Anissa Talib-Ally of the South African Military Health Service checks a patient outside Richards Bay, South Africa, during a medical readiness visit July 25, 2022, as part of Exercise Shared Accord.

Long-term Relationships Drive State Partnership Program Success
July 26, 2022
Air crew, maintainers and logistics Airmen with the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard, stand with Czech Air Force maintainers, holding their countries flags during exercise Ample Strike 2021, Sept. 16, 2021, at Pardubice Airport, Czech Republic. Ample Strike is a Czech Republic-led, multinational live exercise that offers advanced Air/Land Integration Training to Joint Terminal Attack Controllers in coordination with MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft.

In Central Europe, Guard Chief Sees Enduring Partnerships and Growth
July 26, 2022
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Gregory Knight, left, Vermont adjutant general, and U.S. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, center left, chief of the National Guard Bureau, sign letters of intent with the Republic of Austria in Vienna, Austria, July 19, 2022, under the State Partnership Program. This is the third state partnership for the Vermont National Guard, which has partnered with North Macedonia since 1993 and Senegal since 2008.

New York Army Guard Trains with South African Partners
July 25, 2022
New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Anthony Ruggerio from the 107th Military Police Company participated in a react-to-ambush exercise with the South Africa National Defense Force near Kwambonambi- Mfolozane July 22, 2022. The U.S. Soldiers are in South Africa as part of Shared Accord, a biannual training event to enhance operational skills and partnership between the United States and South Africa.

Pennsylvania Guard, SPP Partner Lithuania Join NATO Exercise
July 22, 2022
From left, Pennsylvania Air National Guard Lt. Col. Frank Shoaf, Chief Master Sgt. Jason Everetts, Capt. Matthew Reed, Master Sgt. Frankie Perez, Chief Master Sgt. Andrew Mowry and Capt. Benjamin Kaufman with the 171st Air Refueling Wing’s 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron at Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, during the Defender Europe 22 exercise, June 2022. The Pennsylvania Guard and Lithuania are partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Washington Guard Hosts Multinational Cybersecurity Program
July 20, 2022
The Washington Air National Guard, Royal Thai Armed Forces, Indonesian National Armed Forces and the cyberspace operations professional from the Vietnamese military explored strengthening cybersecurity efforts during a conference at Camp Murray, Wash., July 11-15, 2022.

Vermont National Guard Signs Letter of Intent with Republic of Austria
July 19, 2022
Left to right, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, Vermont’s adjutant general; U.S. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau; Klaudia Tanner, federal minister of defense of the Republic of Austria; U.S. Ambassador to Austria Victoria Kennedy; Lt. Gen. Erich Csitkovits, training director and commandant, National Defence Academy, sign letters of intent between the Vermont National Guard and Republic of Austria July 19, 2022, Vienna, Austria. The Vermont National Guard also has partnerships with North Macedonia, since 1993, and Senegal, since 2008.

New York National Guard Honors Nelson Mandela Day with SPP Partner
July 19, 2022
Lt. Col. Joseph Conley and Staff. Sgt. David Bailey stand with students from the Khanyiselisizwe High School for Nelson Mandela International Day July 18, 2022. The U.S. Soldiers are there for Shared Accord, a biannual training event to enhance operational skills and the partnership between the United States and South Africa.

Michigan National Guard, Latvia Celebrate Partnership
July 18, 2022
Left to right, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Lawrence Schloegl, assistant adjutant general-Army, Latvian Ambassador Māris Selga, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, adjutant general and director, Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, and Defense Attaché Maj. Gen. Andis Dilāns tour the 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment aircraft facility, Grand Ledge Armory, Michigan, July 1, 2022. For nearly 30 years, the Michigan National Guard and the National Armed Forces of Latvia have partnered under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Maryland National Guard, European Partners Protect Network Security
July 15, 2022
A member of the 169th Cyber Protection Team and members of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina conduct cyber adversarial exercises at the Pvt. Henry Costin Readiness Center in Laurel, Maryland, June 29, 2022. The Maryland National Guard and the Armed Forces Bosnia and Herzegovina have been partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program since 2003.

New York Army National Guard, South Africa Train Together
July 13, 2022
Left to right, Maj. W.A. Mustafa, South African Military Health Service dentist, speaks with counterparts from the Army Reserves and the New York Army National Guard, dentist Maj. Dwayne Bodie and dental technician Staff Sgt. Christine Iraci, July 13, 2022, outside Richards Bay, South Africa. The New York Guard members were participating in the Shared Accord exercise with their State Partnership Program partner, South Africa.

Indiana Air National Guard Nurse Serves in Niger to Assist SPP Partner
July 12, 2022
Indiana Air National Guard 2nd Lt. Amanda J. Barton, a critical care air transport team nurse with the 122nd Fighter Wing Medical Group, conducts hands-on training with medical members of the Niger armed forces, June 17-24, 2022, in Niamey, Niger. Indiana and Niger have been partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program since 2017.

Nebraska National Guard, Rwanda Build on SPP Partnership
July 11, 2022
Members of the Rwanda Defense Force's Engineer Brigade work with Soldiers from the Nebraska Army National Guard's 623rd Engineer Company to build a guard tower, March 16, 2022, in Gako, Rwanda.