July 22, 2021

Commanding generals from U.S. Army South, Colombian Army meet in Bogotá

Brig. Gen. William L. Thigpen, U.S. Army South commanding general, met with Gral. Eduardo Enrique Zapateiro Altamiranda, Colombian National Army commanding general, July 21 in Bogotá for the first time as Thigpen recently took command of U.S. Army South in late June.

July 22, 2021

Vermont hosts SPP partner Senegal's national fire brigade

Delegates from Senegal's National Fire Brigade, Brigade Nationale des Sapeurs-Pompiers, visited Vermont July 11-21 as part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program.

July 16, 2021

USARCENT Hosts First Virtual Land Forces NCO Symposium

Partner nations’ sergeants major from the U.S. Central Command theater joined U.S. Army Central’s senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Hester, and sergeants major from the Army Service Component Command's staff for the first virtual USARCENT Land Forces NCO Symposium, hosted July 14 at Patton Hall.

July 15, 2021

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Guatemala, Meets with President, Military Leaders

U.S. Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Guatemala July 13-14 where he met with President Alejandro Giammattei and military leaders to discuss security cooperation.

July 9, 2021

VanHerck meets with Mexican military secretaries, discusses security cooperation and areas of mutual interest

Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, met with the Mexican Secretariats of National Defense and Navy in Mexico City, July 6-8, 2021.

July 8, 2021

U.S. Delivers Php48.5 Million in Weapons and Munitions to AFP

On July 4, officials from the Joint United States Military Assistance Group – Philippines (JUSMAG-P) delivered Php48.5 million ($1 million) worth of new weapons and munitions to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Clark Air Base.

July 1, 2021

West Virginia, Qatar formalize military partnership

Brig. Gen. William Crane, the Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard, and Staff Brigadier Khalid Al-Khayareen, Director of the International Forces Affairs Directory for Qatar’s International Military Cooperation Authority, officially signed an Expression of Cooperation June 21, 2021, between the State of West Virginia and the State of Qatar in Doha, Qatar.

July 1, 2021

NYNG strengthens relationship with Israel's Home Front Command

Major General Ori Gordin, the head of Israel's Home Front Command, shared lessons learned from the COIVID-19 pandemic and Israel's 11-day fight with Hamas during a day-long visit with New York National Guard leaders on June 28.

June 30, 2021

U.S., German Leaders Talk at Pentagon, Visit Carrier in Norfolk

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III welcomed German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to the Pentagon and discussed the many ways U.S. and German service members work together to preserve peace and international order.

June 28, 2021

Developing lasting industry-government partnerships through collaboration, networking

USACE Middle East District sponsored a two-day Industry Day event in Saudi Arabia on June 8 and 9.

June 28, 2021

U.S. Embassy and the Government of Timor-Leste Agree on Joint Rehabilitation of Baucau Airfield

U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste Kevin Blackstone and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Territory Jose Maria dos Reis signed two important Memoranda of Understanding on June 28, 2021 at the Office of the Ministry of Planning and Territory (MPO), launching the joint rehabilitation of Baucau Airfield, and intent to engage in good faith discussions regarding potential U.S. Government support for the civil aviation sector in Timor-Leste.

June 28, 2021

MDNG TAG renews in-person SPP ties to Bosnia and Herzegovina

After 16 months of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland National Guard can rejuvenate its nearly 18-year, enduring partnership with the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina under the State Partnership Program.

June 25, 2021

NCOs Lead the Way

Senior Enlisted Advisors from five nations successfully complete WHINSEC’s Senior Enlisted Advisor course.

June 24, 2021

Our Partnership continues: ASG-KU hosts bilateral engagement

Leaders from Area Support – Group – Kuwait and U.S. Army Central hosted a bilateral engagement with leadership from the Kuwait Ministry of Defense and Kuwait military, June 20, 2021, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

June 24, 2021

Connecticut Guard, Uruguay continue 21-year partnership

Members of the Armed Forces Mission of Uruguay visited Connecticut June 14-17 as part of a 21-year relationship with the Connecticut National Guard under the State Partnership Program.

June 24, 2021

Colombian Army conducts staff talks with Army South, trains at Joint Readiness Training Center

The U.S. Army can trace its history training with the Colombian Army, or COLAR, to more than 60 years ago, when U.S. Army Ranger officers developed the Lancero training program for the COLAR in the mid-1950s.

June 22, 2021

U.S. Military Delivers Php183 Million in New Weapons and Equipment to AFP

Officials from the Joint United States Military Assistance Group – Philippines (JUSMAG-P) delivered Php183 million ($3.8 million) worth of weapons and equipment to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Clark Air Base on June 21, 2021.

June 22, 2021

U.S. Helps Keep Bahamas Safe: Donates $5.9 Million in Boats, Comms Equipment to RBDF

On June 22, the United States government continued to demonstrate its commitment to shared security and safety of The Bahamas and the United States, donating three high-speed SAFE boats, radio communications equipment, and biometrics equipment to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)—for a total value of about $5.9 million dollars.

June 21, 2021

West Virginia, Qatar formalize military partnership

Brig. Gen. William Crane, the adjutant general of the West Virginia National Guard, and Staff Brigadier Khalid Al-Khayareen, director of the International Forces Affairs Directory for Qatar’s International Military Cooperation Authority, officially signed an expression of cooperation between West Virginia and the State of Qatar in Doha June 21.

June 19, 2021

Republic of Tunisia, Wyoming National Guard: More than a partnership

The National Guard's most senior general walked among the rows of headstones, pausing to reflect on the sacrifices made by some of the 2,833 service members buried here and the 3,724 missing who are memorialized.

June 17, 2021

Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea hold virtual workshop

Though 8,327 miles separate Madison, Wisconsin, and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, the Wisconsin National Guard and the Papua New Guinea Defense Force moved closer toward building an enduring partnership last month.

June 16, 2021

Egypt joins Defense Department’s National Guard State Partnership Program

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.

June 16, 2021

Michigan and Latvia strengthen partnership during key leader engagement

For 28 years the relationship between the Michigan National Guard (MING) and Latvian National Armed Forces (LNAF) has grown immensely. The State Partnership Program (SPP) was created to foster such relationships and is an official collaboration between the U.S. National Guard Bureau, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. State Department. The Michigan-Latvia partnership was one of the first three bilateral relationships – along with Pennsylvania/Lithuania and Maryland/Estonia – to be formalized on April 27, 1993.

June 14, 2021

India, U.S. fuel agreement operational

Strengthening military partnerships, DLA Energy established a long-term fuel agreement between the U.S. Defense Department and India Ministry of Defence. The agreement became operational June 1 and enables reciprocal fuel sales and purchases, increased Indian military participation with U.S. military exercises, and easier accounting and reporting of fuel transactions. 

June 12, 2021

Almost 30 years on, Poland’s partnership with the National Guard thrives

Deployed National Guard troops got a visit from their most senior general. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, also met with General Commander of the Branches of the Polish Armed Forces, Gen. Jaroslaw Mika.