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State Partnership Program

The Indiana National Guard is building relationships that enhance global security, understanding and cooperation.


The State Partnership Program supports the security cooperation objectives of the United States and the Geographic Combatant Commands (GCC) by developing enduring relationships with partner countries and carrying out activities to build partner capacity, improve interoperability, and enhance U.S. access and influence while increasing the readiness of U.S. and partner forces to meet emerging challenges.

National Defense

The State Partnership Program is strategically important to our national defense. National Guard service members’ efforts make vital contributions to the Joint Force, executing our national defense strategy by advancing multinational understanding and support. The State Partnership Program helps position the U.S. to react effectively to anticipated or unanticipated global scenarios as they emerge.

  • In 2022, the Indiana National Guard conducted a total of 75 security cooperation exchanges with state partners and combatant commands.
  • The Indiana National Guard has consistent and valued partnerships with Israel, Slovakia, Europe Command, Niger, Africa Command, and active-duty components of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.
  • As NATO and U.S. forces build presence in Eastern Europe, these alliances and partnerships around the globe provide an unmatched advantage over our competitors in ensuring security and stability around the world.

75 Engagements involving 291 Guardsmen in FY22

Indiana-Slovakia Partnership

Est. 1994

  • Focus on activities that build partner capacity to contribute to NATO
  • Four combined deployments in Afghanistan
  • Over 330 total training exchanges
  • Key efforts include F-16 and UH-60 support, Security Forces training, engineer support, and exercise participation

IN ANG hosts Slovak Armed Forces during IRT Hoosier Care site visit

Indiana-Niger Partnership

    Est. 2017

  • Focus on activities that advance regional peace and security, and promote democracy
  • Nearly 100 engagements since inception
  • Leading efforts to enhance Nigerian Basic Training, Logistics and Medical capabilities

Hoosier, Nigerien medics bond over life-saving skills

International Training Concludes in Niger

Indiana-Israel Relationship

Est. 2014

  • Focus on urban Search and Rescue and Medical Support best practices
  • Eight annual United Front Exercises
  • Six International Population Disaster Readiness, Resilience, Recovery and Response Conferences (IPDR4)

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