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Pennsylvania Army National Guard Supports Defender Europe 22
June 3, 2022
Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 109th Field Artillery Regiment, 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, drive M109A6 Paladins, M992A2 Field Artillery Ammunition Supply Vehicles, and M572 Armored Mortar Carriers from the Army Prepositioned Stock  area to their cantonment area May 10, 2022, in Pabrade, Lithuania. The Soldiers deployed to Lithuania in May to support Defender Europe 22 and NATO exercise Flaming Thunder.

Guard, Royal Thai Army Take Part in Stryker Leaders' Course
June 2, 2022
Staff Sgt. Travis Mattoon, Stryker Leaders Course instructor from 1st Battalion, 205th Regional Training Institute, Washington Army National Guard, instructs Royal Thai Army officers on the remote weapons system of a Stryker combat vehicle.

Alabama Air National Guard Refuels Romanian Air Force
June 2, 2022
A Romanian F-16 prepares to be refueled in the air by a KC-135 from the Alabama Air National Guard 117th Air Refueling Wing in Bucharest, Romania. May 17, 2022. This exercise was part of a joint training mission through the State Partnership Program between the Alabama National Guard and Romania.

National Guard strengthens NATO readiness in Europe
June 1, 2022
U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan Guernsey, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Khym Wilson, both assigned to the Forward Support Company, 119th Field Artillery Regiment, Michigan Army National Guard, guide the crane operator during Summer Shield at Forward Operating Site Adazi, Latvia, May 19, 2022. Summer Shield is one of U.S. Army Europe and Africa’s multinational training exercises in Eastern Europe that make up Defender Europe 22.

Illinois Guard Boosts Interoperability for V Corps, Polish Army
June 1, 2022
Soldiers of the 224th Digital Liaison Detachment of the Illinois National Guard stand in formation in Krakow, Poland, May 25, 2022. The 244th provided a valuable information bridge between V Corps and the Polish army during the DEFENDER-Europe 22 exercise.

Pennsylvania Air Guard Leaders Visit SPP Partner Lithuania
June 1, 2022
Brig. Gen. Michael Regan Jr., deputy adjutant general-air, Pennsylvania National Guard, and other Pennsylvania Air National Guard leaders pose for a photo with leaders from Lithuania's Šiauliai Air Base May 24, 2022. The Pennsylvania National Guard and Lithuania are partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Alabama National Guard, Romania Strengthen SPP Ties
May 27, 2022
Soldiers from the Alabama National Guard's 31st CBRN Brigade and Romania's 72nd NBC Defense Battalion cross-train on at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, April 24-30, 2022. Alabama and Romania have been partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program for almost three decades.

Alabama Air National Guard, Romania Complete Exercise
May 24, 2022
Alabama Air National Guard Master Sgt. Nathan Friday refuels a KC-135 Stratotanker the day before a joint midair refueling exercise with the 117th Air Refueling Wing and Romanian Air
Force in Bucharest, Romania, May 16, 2022. The Alabama Guard and Romania are partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Nebraska Air National Guard Provides Aerial Refueling Along Eastern Flank
May 24, 2022
The Nebraska Air National Guard’s 155th Air Refueling Wing deployed a KC-135 Stratotanker to Pardubice Air Base, Czechia, in May 2022 to supply critical aerial refueling capabilities to U.S. and NATO coalition forces operating as part of NATO’s enhanced air policing mission. Nebraska and the Czech Republic are partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

New York Guard Partner South Africa Signs West Point Pact
May 23, 2022
New York Army National Guard Maj. Anthony McLean, the executive officer of the 369th Sustainment Brigade, conducts a tour of the brigade’s historic Harlem Armory for a delegation of South African officers and academics April 21, 2022. The South Africans met with officials at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to sign an agreement setting up an exchange program with South Africa’s officer education program.

Malawi Defense Force JAG visits Kentucky National Guard
May 17, 2022
Brig. Gen. Dan Kuwali of the Malawi Defense Force with Kentucky National Guard Cols. Jason Shepherd and Joyce Gordon April 22, 2022, in Frankfort, Ky. Kuwali was invited by the pair to speak to Kentucky National Guard’s staff judge advocates about the opportunities for the United States to use soft power in Africa to balance China's engagements on the continent.

Michigan Guard Conducts Public Affairs Workshop With Latvia, Liberia
May 12, 2022
Staff Sgt. Jacob Cessna attends the Trilateral Public Affairs workshop from his home in Lansing, Michigan, April 6, 2022. More than 25 public affairs specialists from the Michigan National Guard, Latvian National Armed Forces, and the Armed Forces of Liberia teamed up April 12-22 to hold a virtual storytelling workshop under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

North Carolina Guard Hosts Africa Military Law Forum Advisory Council
May 12, 2022
Maj. Mike Sterling, North Carolina National Guard State Partnership director, greets Namibian Defence Force Brig. Gen. Helena Ndilimeke Amutenya, left, and Cameroon Armed Forces Col. Marguerite Meffand-Loaw, center, at the African Military Law Forum Advisory Council at NCNG Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, April 26-28, 2022. The conference, created by U.S. Africa Command, brought African military legal advisers from several nations including Botswana, one of the NCNG State Partnership Program peers, and NCNG leaders to share their legal expertise.

Vermont Army Guard to Support Swift Response Exercise
May 6, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers with Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, perform a live-fire training lane, Ethan Allen Firing Range, Jericho, Vermont, July 16, 2020. The live-fire range was conducted as part of their annual training.

Missouri National Guard, SPP Partner Panama Conduct SMEE
May 6, 2022
Staff Sgt. William Rudd, 1175th Military Police Co., facilitates a presentation on taking DNA evidence with Staff Sgt. Jaymes Dooley (1139th MP Co.), serving as a demonstrator. The presentation was part of a crime scene investigation subject matter expert exchange between Missouri National Guard Soldiers and members of Panama's law enforcement and protection agencies. The Missouri National Guard has partnered with the country of Panama since 1996 under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Michigan National Guard Team Saves a Life While Mentoring Liberian Partners
May 3, 2022
U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Gomberg, a battalion physician assistant assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Infantry Regiment, Michigan National Guard, with a cardiac patient in 14 Military Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, April 26, 2022. The man's heart stopped the day before, but MING's medical team helped hospital staff resuscitate him.

Wisconsin Guard Develops Partnership With Papua New Guinea
April 27, 2022
Wisconsin Army National Guard Spc. Samantha Struck demonstrates how to insert an IV during a medical class with the Papua New Guinea Defense Force at Taurama Barracks, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, in March 2022 through the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program.

Kentucky Guard Hosts Senior Leader Engagement With Ecuador
April 27, 2022
Ecuadorian leaders visit the Kentucky National Guard as part of the State Partnership Program March 28, 2022, in Frankfort, Kentucky. The week-long engagement was the first in-person conference of the two countries since 2018.

Texas Guard Airmen Strengthen SPP Partnership With Chile
April 18, 2022
Texas Air National Guard Col. Dave DeMarque, 136th Operations Group commander, addresses Chilean General de Brigada Aerea Andres Levia Divasto, left, Col. Fernando Mondace, middle, Col. Arnaldo Passcalacqua Perez, right, and Chilean Air Force C-130 crew members as they are recognized for their training success during a ceremony April 7, 2022, in Santiago, Chile. The Texas Air National Guard, state partner of Chile, attended the FIDAE (Feria Internacional del Aire y Espacio) air show.

Hokanson: State Partnership Program critical to national security
April 12, 2022
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Lane, director of operations for the 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, speaks to doctors with the Azerbaijan Operational Capabilities Concept Battalion about aeromedical evacuation roles during a medical knowledge exchange event in Oklahoma City March 30, 2022. The knowledge exchange involved the participation and support of Guardsmen with both the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard in support of the State Partnership Program.