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Dec. 21, 2022

Mississippi, Republic of Uzbekistan Celebrate 10-Year Partnership

The Mississippi National Guard and the Republic of Uzbekistan celebrated the 10th anniversary of joining forces under the State Partnership Program during a reception at the Uzbekistan Embassy Dec. 12.  Maj. Gen. Janson D. Boyles, adjutant general, and other senior leaders from the Mississippi Army and Air National Guard attended to commemorate the

Oct. 31, 2022

Arkansas Air Guardsmen Provide Medical Care in Guatemala

Arkansas Air National Guard members helped provide medical care in Guatemala alongside U.S. and foreign military, government and civilian personnel during the Continuing Promise 2022 mission Oct. 26-31.

Sept. 28, 2022

Oklahoma Guard, Azerbaijan Participate in Disaster Response Exercise

Subject matter experts from the Oklahoma National Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers traveled to Baku for an emergency response workshop and exercise Sept. 20-22.

Sept. 12, 2022

Kentucky Guard signal leaders swap knowledge, build relationships with counterparts in partner nation Djibouti

Although the early-morning sun was still low in the sky, temperatures were already hovering near 100 degrees, as a small group of Kentucky National Guard signal leaders made their way in utility vehicles across the rugged, barren terrain of sunbaked Djibouti, a small country in East Africa.

Aug. 17, 2022

Leaders of Ohio Guard Visit Hungary for Capstone Event

Ohio National Guard members visit annually to highlight the partnership between Ohio and Hungary, which began in 1993. This year’s capstone event focused on topics including cyber operations, COVID-19 response, weapons capabilities, tactical vehicles and recruiting, with meetings between key members from the ONG and Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF).

Aug. 2, 2022

Counter-IED Training with the Uruguayan Army

Smiles, laughter, and jokes permeated throughout a room in the Hartford Armory as seven members of the 192nd Engineer Battalion met with state partnership program director, Maj. Nick Raphael, to complete an after-action report for their recent trip to Uruguay.

July 22, 2022

Pennsylvania Guard, SPP Partner Lithuania Join NATO Exercise

The Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron attended the multinational joint Defender Europe 22 exercise with NATO and other military partners.

July 6, 2022

Nebraska Guard Assists SPP Partner Rwanda in Joint Mission

Airmen from the 155th Air Refueling Wing’s medical group participated in Justified Accord 2022, a joint medical engineer mission with the Rwanda Defence Force at Gako Military Academy, Rwanda.

June 29, 2022

Minnesota National Guard, Croatia Collaborate via State Partnership Program

This mission was part of the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program. The program pairs states with nations worldwide, including the Minnesota National Guard and Croatian Armed Forces, beginning 26 years ago

June 13, 2022

New Hampshire National Guard, Cabo Verde Build Emerging Partnership

The New Hampshire National Guard hosted a delegation from the Republic of Cabo Verde for a State Partnership Program workshop June 8-10.

June 6, 2022

Washington National Guard, Malaysia Conduct Joint Exercise

The eighth annual Bersama Warrior exercise began June 6 with a ceremony presided over by First Admiral Baharudin bin Wan Md Nor, Malaysian Armed Forces Joint Force Headquarters deputy assistant chief of staff for the J3, and Brig. Gen. Bryan Grenon, commander of the Land Component Command for the Joint Force Headquarters, Washington National Guard.

June 6, 2022

New Hampshire National Guard, El Salvador Build on SPP Relationship

After two years of sporadic correspondence, it only took a few minutes of face time for New Hampshire Adjutant Gen. David Mikolaities and Salvadoran Defense Minister René Merino to reaffirm their commitment to the State Partnership Program.

June 2, 2022

Guard, Royal Thai Army take part in Stryker Leaders' Course

Through 20 years of partnership, the Washington National Guard and the Royal Thai Armed Forces have shared knowledge and best practices on many topics. The latest exchange was the first of its kind for the two nations

March 29, 2022

Common goals strengthen MING-Latvia-Liberia relationship

Michigan National Guard blends State Partnership Program relationships with Liberia and Latvia.

March 1, 2022

Vermont National Guard hosts Austrian delegation

The Vermont National Guard hosted Austrian military members at numerous National Guard sites Feb. 14-15 as part of the State Partnership Program.

Feb. 16, 2022

Vermont Guard shares communication strategy with SPP partner

“Crisis communication is about responding quickly with as much information as possible, as frequently as possible,” said U.S. Army Capt. Mike Arcovitch, public affairs officer for the Vermont National Guard. “A major challenge with crisis communication is knowing what is and what is not releasable public information.”

Feb. 9, 2022

Vermont Guard conducts medical readiness exercise in Senegal

Soldiers and Airmen of the Vermont National Guard will participate in a medical readiness exercise in Senegal as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program.

Feb. 7, 2022

National Guard chief returns from African regional security talks in Rome

The National Guard Bureau’s chief, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joined the 2022 African Chiefs of Defense Conference here last week for a series of senior-level engagements seeking to most effectively partner with regional militaries.

Dec. 15, 2021

Pennsylvania Guard leaders meet with Lithuanian partners

The Pennsylvania National Guard hosted Lithuanian dignitaries during a Dec. 14 visit as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program.

Dec. 1, 2021

Iowa National Guard, Kosovo celebrate long partnership

It was a red carpet affair that resembled a family reunion. Kosovo Security Force members, Iowa National Guard leaders, dignitaries, and government officials gathered the evening of Nov. 6 in the extravagantly decorated Des Moines Area Community College ballroom in Ankeny.

Nov. 24, 2021

Polish Land Forces attend Idaho National Guard tank training

Polish soldiers attended Idaho National Guard M1 Abrams tank training in October and November to observe best practices as Polish Land Forces seek to develop their own training capability

Nov. 12, 2021

National Guard leader to Croatia president: 'Thank you for quarter-century partnership'

Increased readiness, improved capabilities and enhanced interoperability between American and Croatian military forces. Those are just three of the benefits the National Guard's most senior general said have resulted from the 25-year pairing of the Minnesota National Guard and Croatia in the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership

Nov. 3, 2021

Iowa National Guard to mark long partnership with Kosovo

The Iowa National Guard will hold a series of events celebrating a decade-long partnership through the State Partnership Program with the Republic of Kosovo from Nov. 5-6 at Camp Dodge in Johnston.

Oct. 26, 2021

State Partnership Program helps Guard build relationships

With the recent additions of the Vermont National Guard partnership with Austria and New Hampshire National Guard with Cabo Verde, the State Partnership Program now includes just under half the world's nations. The Department of Defense program pairs National Guard elements with the armed forces of partner countries in a cooperative, mutually beneficial relationship.

Oct. 22, 2021

State Partnership Program: Argentine Ambassador to the U.S. visits Georgia National Guard

Jorge Martín Arturo Argüello, the Argentine ambassador to the U.S., visited the Marietta-based 4th Civil Support Team, 201st Regional Support Group, Georgia Army National Guard headquarters at Clay National Guard Center Oct. 19.