15 mai 2018

National Guard's State Partnership Program celebrates 25 years with global allies


ARLINGTON, Va. -- In some ways, the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program -- which pairs National Guard elements with partner nations worldwide -- started with a tuba. "The Latvian military band needed a big tuba," said retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John Conaway, the 22nd chief of the NGB and "father" of the SPP. "And we hauled a tuba over there." The trip with the tuba was part of the early planning stages for the program, which turns 25 this year. "We delivered that tuba to the [...]