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  • Sierra Leone to Partner with Michigan National Guard, Liberia

    LANSING, Mich. - The Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) is joining the State Partnership Program as an additional member of the existing partnership between the Michigan National Guard and the Armed Forces of Liberia.Michigan and Liberia have been partners under the SPP since 2009.“This

  • Ohio’s 123rd Air Control Squadron Trains with NATO Allies

    BLUE ASH, Ohio - Airmen assigned to the 178th Wing’s 123rd Air Control Squadron hosted a two-week combined training exercise with eight service members from NATO allies Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Hungary.The training, which included air battle management, ground control intercept, large-force

  • Senate Recognizes 30-year State Partnership Program

    WASHINGTON - After a summer marked by anniversary celebrations, the U.S. Senate formally recognized 30 years of the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program Sept. 27.In a room crowded with Guard leaders, Senate staff members and foreign counterparts, the Senate National

  • ‘During Soviet Occupations, Latvia Has Felt All the Consequences’

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland – On Nov. 15, 1992 – the day Air Force Lt. Gen. John Conaway touched down in Riga, Latvia, hoping to establish partnerships between National Guard elements and nations newly freed in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Bloc – Ināra Mūrniece was 21-years-old.Twice,

  • Michigan Airmen Practice Combat Turns in Latvia

    LIELVāRDE AIR BASE, Latvia - Over four days, approximately 30 Michigan Air National Guard Airmen traveled from Michigan to Germany and then Latvia, practicing deploying for future fights.Simulating a deployment to a contingency location, the 127th Wing’s Agile Combat Employment team practiced

  • Latvia Honors Michigan Guard Partnership with Postage Stamp

    RIGA, Latvia - A national postage stamp was unveiled May 3 by Latvia Post, honoring the 30th anniversary of Latvia’s defense cooperation with the Michigan National Guard under the State Partnership Program.The stamp, which features the image of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, was unveiled during

  • Michigan National Guard, Latvia Celebrate Partnership

    LANSING, Mich. - For nearly 30 years, the Michigan National Guard and the National Armed Forces of Latvia have collaborated under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.  On July 1, Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš visited with Michigan Guard leaders for the

  • Three Nations, One Goal: Continued Freedom

    VILNIUS, Lithuania – Three Baltic nations are laser-focused on one goal: defending their independence and territorial integrity.The chief of the National Guard Bureau heard the same message in visits to each country, part of a five-nation trip to recognize and strengthen National Guard security

  • MING conducts public affairs workshop with Latvia, Liberia

    LANSING, Mich. – 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.The

  • Hokanson: State Partnership Program critical to national security

    DENVER – A three-decade security cooperation program with almost half the world’s nations is critical to America’s national security, the National Guard’s most senior general said last week.Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told an annual gathering of Department of