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From left, Maj. Luke Huebener and 1st Lt. Taylor DiRocco of the 157th Air Refueling Wing pilot a KC-46 Pegasus from Pease Air National Guard Base to El Salvador on Feb. 16, 2024, for a State Partnership Program visit. A six-person aircrew transported a group of New Hampshire Guardsmen for various engagements, including a flyover performance at the Ilopango air show for thousands of attendees. The performance supported New Hampshire’s State Partnership Program pairing with El Salvador, a relationship in its 24th year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Johnston)
157th Air Refueling Wing KC-46 performs at El Salvador air show
By Master Sgt. Charles Johnston | Feb. 23, 2024
A six-person aircrew from the 157th Air Refueling Wing treated thousands of spectators to KC-46 Pegasus flyovers this weekend at the Ilopango Air Show in El Salvador. The aerial passes were in conjunction with a New Hampshire National Guard-El Salvador state partnership visit that included a senior leadership meeting, donation of personal protective equipment, Humvee mechanic exchange and performances by the 39th Army Band.

1st Sgt. Gregg Chapman, vocalist and senior enlisted advisor for the 39th Army Band, 54th Troop Command, New Hampshire Army National Guard, amps up the crowd during the band's opening cover of “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon at the Ilopango Air Show in El Salvador on Feb. 18, 2024.
Guns N' Who?
By Sgt. Kelly Boyer | Feb. 23, 2024
For the fourth time since 2019, the 39th Army Band returned to El Salvador to perform for thousands of spectators at the Ilopango Air Show in El Salvador on Feb. 17 and 18. The largest, annual aviation and aerobatic exhibition in Latin America has become a highly anticipated venue for the New Hampshire Army National Guard’s traveling company of soldier-musicians. And their popularity among locals has continued to soar.

Spc. Olivia Palmiter, international support specialist with Joint Force Headquarters, New Hampshire Army National Guard, helps load donated books into a cargo van Jan. 17, 2024, at Bow High School. New Hampshire Guardsmen collected 33 hefty boxes of donated books, which could be delivered to students of Pedro Gomes High School in Cabo Verde as early as next month. The donation was supported by the Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program, which links a participating state’s National Guard to foreign countries for various educational, military, economic, and cultural engagements.
Transatlantic connection
By Master Sgt. Charles Johnston | Jan. 22, 2024
An exchange program backed by the New Hampshire National Guard continues to evolve between high schools in Bow and Cabo Verde. Guardsmen collected 33 boxes of donated books from the Bow campus Jan. 17--a sizeable gift that could be delivered as early as next month to Pedro Gomes High School in Achada Santo Antonio, Cabo Verde.

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From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Binstock, North Dakota Army National Guard state command sergeant major; 2nd Lt. Denis Duku, 426th Signal Company; Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general; Maj. Beth Simek, North Dakota bilateral affairs officer for Ghana; Lt. Col. Jarrod Simek, U.S. Special Operations Command Africa, and Lt. Col. Mark McEvers take a photo at the 20th-anniversary celebration of North Dakota and the Republic of Ghana's partnership in the State Partnership Program, Feb. 22, 2024, in Accra, Ghana. North Dakota and Ghana are one of 18 partnerships in Africa.
North Dakota National Guard Celebrates 20-year Ghana Partnership
By Sgt. Michaela Granger, | Feb. 23, 2024
ACCRA, Ghana – The North Dakota National Guard celebrated its 20-year partnership with Ghana in the

Air National Guard security forces participate in a mass casualty event at the PATRIOT 24 exercise at Combined Arms Collective Training Facility, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, Feb. 19, 2024. The disaster-response training exercise was conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responders.
National Guard Conducts Patriot Exercise in Mississippi
By Maj. Sabrina Dalton, | Feb. 22, 2024
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. – The National Guard conducted a disaster readiness exercise with state and

Randy Kee, director of the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies, speaks with Col. T. Galbadrakh, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces, during a visit to the center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 14, 2024. Galbadrakh's visit, coordinated through the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, underscores the program's evolution into a vital instrument for bolstering U.S. security cooperation on the global stage.
Mongolian Colonel Visits Arctic Security Center, Alaska Partners
By Amber Kurka, | Feb. 22, 2024
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Col. T. Galbadrakh, deputy chief of the General Staff of

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