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  • North Carolina Guard Welcomes New Zambian State Partnership

    LIVINGSTONE, Zambia - North Carolina sent a delegation, including the National Guard, over 7,000 miles to the Republic of Zambia in April to officially begin their partnership with the African nation under the State Partnership Program. The delegation included Kristi Jones, chief of staff of the

  • Guard Leaders Stress NCOs Role in State Partnership Program

    LAS VEGAS – Developing NCOs has long been a strategy in the U.S. military to build capability and maintain readiness by providing the education and training required to operate in complex environments.While the professional development of NCOs is varied in focus internationally, many countries

  • Enduring Partners 2024 Begins with Thai-US Airmen Exchange

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - The second iteration of Enduring Partners commenced April 30 with an opening ceremony officiated by Royal Thai Air Force Group Captain Sithipol Pomtri, exercise director, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, Washington Air National Guard commander.Although the ceremony

  • Virginia National Guard Formalizes Partnership with Finland

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia National Guard has been selected as the U.S. partner to the nation of Finland for the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced May 2.The official signing ceremony occurred at the Finnish Ministry of Defense in

  • Guam National Guard launches State Partnership with Palau

    KOROR, Palau – In a historic ceremony at the Ngarachamayong Cultural Center in downtown Koror, Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr., Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Col. Michael Cruz, adjutant general of the Guam National Guard, signed a declaration formalizing the nation’s newest state partnership

  • North Carolina, North Dakota, Maine Honored for State Partnership Work

    LAS VEGAS - The North Carolina National Guard and Moldova were awarded the 2023 Partnership of the Year at the State Partnership Program’s annual conference April 16-18.Brig. Gen. Timothy Brower, the National Guard Bureau’s vice director of Strategy, Policy, Plans and International Affairs,

  • Ohio Guard Air Control Squadron Trains with NATO Partners

    BLUE ASH, Ohio - Airmen assigned to the 178th Wing’s 123rd Air Control Squadron concluded a two-week combined training exercise at the Blue Ash Air National Guard Station alongside seven service members from NATO allies Lithuania and Hungary.The training, which included air battle management, ground

  • Wisconsin Air Guard Trains with Papua New Guinea Partners

    PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - Wisconsin Air National Guard members from the 128th Air Refueling Wing Security Forces Squadron and the 115th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron trained alongside the Papua New Guinea Defence Force March 17-22 as part of the State Partnership Program.The Airmen

  • West Virginia Guard Expands International Partnerships

    CHARLESTON, W. Va. - West Virginia National Guard leaders traveled to Peru and Qatar to build and expand international partnerships through the State Partnership Program.The West Virginia National Guard partners with Peru, Qatar and Gabon through the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau

  • Maryland Guard, Bosnia and Herzegovina Conduct JTAC Training

    WARREN GROVE, N.J. - Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in their first live-fire training exercise with state partner the Maryland National Guard April 2-6 at the New Jersey Air National Guard’s Warren Grove Gunnery Range during Deliberate