State Partnership Program Archive

  • FAKHRABAD, Tajikistan – In conjunction with U.S. Central Command’s Regional Cooperation 2017’s command-post exercise held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard and Tajikistan military conducted a field training exercise, July 17-21, 2017, in Fakhrabad air base, Tajikistan. Hosted by Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defense, RC 17 is a U.S. led exercise that focuses on counterterrorism, border security […]

    U.S., Tajik military conduct joint field training

    FAKHRABAD, Tajikistan – In conjunction with U.S. Central Command’s Regional Cooperation 2017’s command-post exercise held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard and Tajikistan military conducted a field training exercise, July 17-21, 2017, in Fakhrabad air base, Tajikistan. Hosted by Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defense, RC 17 is a U.S. led exercise that focuses on counterterrorism, border security […]

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  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Officers from the Tajikistan Ministry of Defense who specialize in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives response operations conducted an information exchange with personnel for the Virginia National Guard’s 34th Civil Support Team Feb. 21-22, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The exchange was part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program that links states and partner […]

    Tajikistani officers conduct information exchange with 34th CST

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Officers from the Tajikistan Ministry of Defense who specialize in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives response operations conducted an information exchange with personnel for the Virginia National Guard’s 34th Civil Support Team Feb. 21-22, 2017, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The exchange was part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program that links states and partner […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – Three members of the Tajikistan Ministry of Defense and two members of the Embassy of Tajikistan to the United States of America visited Virginia and Washington, D.C. July 15-18, 2016, as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program. During their trip, they met with members of the Virginia National Guard, the National Guard Bureau, the State […]

    Tajikistan senior leaders visit Virginia, Washington, D. C.

    SANDSTON, Va. – Three members of the Tajikistan Ministry of Defense and two members of the Embassy of Tajikistan to the United States of America visited Virginia and Washington, D.C. July 15-18, 2016, as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program. During their trip, they met with members of the Virginia National Guard, the National Guard Bureau, the State […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe, First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and members of the Virginia General Assembly commended the Virginia National Guard for the organization’s service to commonwealth and country at a legislative reception hosted Jan. 21, 2016, by the Virginia National Guard Association and Virginia Guard Enlisted Association […]

    Va. National Guard personnel display equipment to General Assembly, Governor commends the Guard

    RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe, First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and members of the Virginia General Assembly commended the Virginia National Guard for the organization’s service to commonwealth and country at a legislative reception hosted Jan. 21, 2016, by the Virginia National Guard Association and Virginia Guard Enlisted Association […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Members of the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force will be on hand Jan. 21, 2016, with equipment displays in the Darden Garden outside the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to demonstrate some of the capabilities the Virginia Guard and VDF can provide while […]

    Va. National Guard personnel scheduled to display equipment outside General Assembly building Jan. 21

    RICHMOND, Va. — Members of the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force will be on hand Jan. 21, 2016, with equipment displays in the Darden Garden outside the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to demonstrate some of the capabilities the Virginia Guard and VDF can provide while […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team shared their knowledge and experience in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations with personnel from the Tajikistan Ministry of Defense CBRN leadership during a State Partnership Program exchange held July 13-28, 2015, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. “Each year, Virginia sends Soldiers and Airmen to the Republic […]

    Va. Guard CBRN Soldiers share knowledge, experience in Tajikistan

    SANDSTON, Va. – Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team shared their knowledge and experience in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations with personnel from the Tajikistan Ministry of Defense CBRN leadership during a State Partnership Program exchange held July 13-28, 2015, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. “Each year, Virginia sends Soldiers and Airmen to the Republic […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A number of Virginia National Guard Soldiers, including Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Command Sgt. Maj. Alan M. Ferris, the Virginia National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader, recently traveled to Tajikistan in support of the Virginia National Guard’s relationship with the Republic of Tajikistan as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership […]

    AG visits Tajikistan as part of Va. Guard State Partnership Program

    SANDSTON, Va. — A number of Virginia National Guard Soldiers, including Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Command Sgt. Maj. Alan M. Ferris, the Virginia National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader, recently traveled to Tajikistan in support of the Virginia National Guard’s relationship with the Republic of Tajikistan as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership […]

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  • DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Twenty-three Airmen and Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard conducted demonstrations and information exchanges with members of the Tajikistani military in late July and August in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in support of the enduring relationship between the Virginia National Guard and the Republic of Tajikistan as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. Soldiers covered a variety […]

    Va. Guard travels to Tajikistan to share skills, experience

    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Twenty-three Airmen and Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard conducted demonstrations and information exchanges with members of the Tajikistani military in late July and August in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in support of the enduring relationship between the Virginia National Guard and the Republic of Tajikistan as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. Soldiers covered a variety […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Four Virginia Army National Guard subject matter experts arrived in Tajikistan Jan. 13, 2014, to conduct an information exchange with the 1209th Peacekeeping Operations Battalion of the Tajik Mobile Forces at Shamsi Base in Dushanbe. The Virginia National Guard State Partnership Program has focused on the unit for the last two years. The exchange is scheduled to […]

    Va. Guard Soldiers share experience during information exchange with Tajiks

    SANDSTON, Va. — Four Virginia Army National Guard subject matter experts arrived in Tajikistan Jan. 13, 2014, to conduct an information exchange with the 1209th Peacekeeping Operations Battalion of the Tajik Mobile Forces at Shamsi Base in Dushanbe. The Virginia National Guard State Partnership Program has focused on the unit for the last two years. The exchange is scheduled to […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Three Virginia National Guard senior leaders traveled to Tajikistan in August as part of the Virginia National Guard’s partnership with the Central Asian republic under the National Guard State Partnership Program. Brig. Gen. Wayne A. Wright, Deputy Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard, Col. Jeffrey Hice, deputy commander of the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and […]

    Senior leaders visit Tajikistan as Va. Guard commemorates 10 years of partnership

    SANDSTON, Va. — Three Virginia National Guard senior leaders traveled to Tajikistan in August as part of the Virginia National Guard’s partnership with the Central Asian republic under the National Guard State Partnership Program. Brig. Gen. Wayne A. Wright, Deputy Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard, Col. Jeffrey Hice, deputy commander of the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard recognized 10 years of a successful partnership with the Republic of Tajikistan with the presentation of a certificate of recognition signed by Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Marla Graff Decker Aug. 21, 2013, at the United States Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Brig. Gen. Wayne Wright, the deputy adjutant general of Virginia, made the […]

    Va. Guard recognizes partnership with Tajikistan

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard recognized 10 years of a successful partnership with the Republic of Tajikistan with the presentation of a certificate of recognition signed by Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Marla Graff Decker Aug. 21, 2013, at the United States Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Brig. Gen. Wayne Wright, the deputy adjutant general of Virginia, made the […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted a delegation of foreign students from five different countries June 11, 2013, in Sandston, Va. Hailing from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Azerbaijan the visitors were students at Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, one of five Regional Centers within the Department of Defense, dedicated to “bring[ing] together military and […]

    Foreign military delegation visits Va. Guard facilities in Sandston

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted a delegation of foreign students from five different countries June 11, 2013, in Sandston, Va. Hailing from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Azerbaijan the visitors were students at Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, one of five Regional Centers within the Department of Defense, dedicated to “bring[ing] together military and […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — As part of the Virginia National Guard State Partnership Program, a group of Soldiers from the Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team traveled to Dushanbe, Tajikistan in April for a six-day information exchange focused on introducing Tajik servicemembers to the U.S. Army Military Decision Making Process and developing leadership skills at the […]

    Winchester-based 3-116th Soldiers travel to Tajikistan to share military skills, experience

    SANDSTON, Va. — As part of the Virginia National Guard State Partnership Program, a group of Soldiers from the Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team traveled to Dushanbe, Tajikistan in April for a six-day information exchange focused on introducing Tajik servicemembers to the U.S. Army Military Decision Making Process and developing leadership skills at the […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard participated in missions to Tajikistan from Nov. 3-16, 2012, where they conducted an exchange in infantry tactics and medical support procedures with the Tajikistan Peacekeeping Operations Battalion in preparation for future United Nations missions. Lt. Col. Michael Renforth of the 192nd Medical Group led the Medical Exchange, while 1st […]

    Virginia National Guard works with Tajikistan’s Peacekeeping Operations Battalion on infantry and medical tactics

    SANDSTON, Va. — Soldiers and Airmen of the Virginia National Guard participated in missions to Tajikistan from Nov. 3-16, 2012, where they conducted an exchange in infantry tactics and medical support procedures with the Tajikistan Peacekeeping Operations Battalion in preparation for future United Nations missions. Lt. Col. Michael Renforth of the 192nd Medical Group led the Medical Exchange, while 1st […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Soldiers of the Virginia Army National Guard completed a three-week mission to Tajikistan Sept. 12, 2012, where they helped prepare the Peacekeeping Operations Battalion for a future United Nations mission. Led by Chief Warrant Officer 4 Edgar Marquis of Headquarters Company, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the team consisted of communications professionals from Company C, 116th Brigade Special […]

    Virginia Guard communication professionals work with Tajikistan Peacekeeping Operations Battalion

    SANDSTON, Va. — Soldiers of the Virginia Army National Guard completed a three-week mission to Tajikistan Sept. 12, 2012, where they helped prepare the Peacekeeping Operations Battalion for a future United Nations mission. Led by Chief Warrant Officer 4 Edgar Marquis of Headquarters Company, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the team consisted of communications professionals from Company C, 116th Brigade Special […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. – Soldiers of the Virginia Army National Guard completed an engagement with the Tajik Army on small-unit tactics and Improvised Explosive Device avoidance on Sept. 12, 2012. Capt. Jack Nothstine, from the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute at Fort Pickett, led the team, along with 2nd Lt. Alexander Nance, 237th Engineer Company, and Sgt. Kevin Hundley, Headquarters Support […]

    Virginia Guard team works with Tajikistan on Security Cooperation

    SANDSTON, Va. – Soldiers of the Virginia Army National Guard completed an engagement with the Tajik Army on small-unit tactics and Improvised Explosive Device avoidance on Sept. 12, 2012. Capt. Jack Nothstine, from the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute at Fort Pickett, led the team, along with 2nd Lt. Alexander Nance, 237th Engineer Company, and Sgt. Kevin Hundley, Headquarters Support […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — On Aug. 29, 2012 a five-man team from the Virginia Army and Air National Guard, led by Maj. Bill McCarty, completed an 11-day exchange with the Tajik Army. The exchange topics included mission analysis, junior leader development, land navigation, and related issues. The military exchange focused on the Peacekeeping Operations Battalion, stationed at Shamsi Base, Dushanbe. This […]

    Virginia Army, Air National Guard troops work with the Tajik Army on fieldcraft

    SANDSTON, Va. — On Aug. 29, 2012 a five-man team from the Virginia Army and Air National Guard, led by Maj. Bill McCarty, completed an 11-day exchange with the Tajik Army. The exchange topics included mission analysis, junior leader development, land navigation, and related issues. The military exchange focused on the Peacekeeping Operations Battalion, stationed at Shamsi Base, Dushanbe. This […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A seven-man team from the Virginia National Guard ended its three-week State Partnership Program exchange in Tajikistan by spending July 7- 13 with the Tajikistan Peacekeeping Operations Battalion at Shamsi Military Base in the capital city of Dushanbe. The last half of the exchange began with a day-long seminar on Counter IED measures delivered by 1st Lt. Art Taryan […]

    Virginia Guard troops lead exchange with Tajikistan Peacekeeping Operations Battalion

    SANDSTON, Va. — A seven-man team from the Virginia National Guard ended its three-week State Partnership Program exchange in Tajikistan by spending July 7- 13 with the Tajikistan Peacekeeping Operations Battalion at Shamsi Military Base in the capital city of Dushanbe. The last half of the exchange began with a day-long seminar on Counter IED measures delivered by 1st Lt. Art Taryan […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — Members of the Virginia Army National Guard traveled to Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, for a three-week mission in support of the State Partnership Program between Virginia and Tajikistan. While there, the seven-man team traveled to Shamsi Military Base in Dushanbe June 28- July 6 and worked with with the Tajikistan Army Peacekeeping Battalion’s junior leaders on basic Soldiering tasks. […]

    Tajikistan SPP information exchange focuses on basic Soldiering skills

    SANDSTON, Va. — Members of the Virginia Army National Guard traveled to Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, for a three-week mission in support of the State Partnership Program between Virginia and Tajikistan. While there, the seven-man team traveled to Shamsi Military Base in Dushanbe June 28- July 6 and worked with with the Tajikistan Army Peacekeeping Battalion’s junior leaders on basic Soldiering tasks. […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — From March 6- 15, five Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers participated in a medical information exchange with members of the Tajik Ministry of Defense in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.    Col. Frank Y. Yang and Master Sgt. Dawn Valois of the Virginia Air National Guard and Maj. Rhonda Wynder, 2nd Lt. Nicole Murphy and Sgt. 1st Class Ellen Billmyer […]

    Virginia Guard Air, Army troops travel to Tajikistan for medical information exchange

    SANDSTON, Va. — From March 6- 15, five Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers participated in a medical information exchange with members of the Tajik Ministry of Defense in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.    Col. Frank Y. Yang and Master Sgt. Dawn Valois of the Virginia Air National Guard and Maj. Rhonda Wynder, 2nd Lt. Nicole Murphy and Sgt. 1st Class Ellen Billmyer […]

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