The Michigan–Latvia National Guard Partnership is one of 22 European partnerships that make-up the U.S. European Command State Partnership Program and one of 65 worldwide partnerships that make-up the National Guard State Partnership Program. A partnership was established in 1993 and serves as a model SPP program for other nations. The current focus is HNS/ Reception, Staging, Orientation, and Integration (RSOI), Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear-Environmental (CBRNE) / Disaster Response, Joint Tactical Air Control (JTAC), Air Force & base development, and Contingency Operation Support.
Soldiers from the Michigan National Guard and the Latvian army patrol through a village Afghanistan alongside members of the Afghan national army. M4 carbineM249 variant
A Soldier in the Michigan National works alongside a Latvian Soldier during a simulated-combat exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany.
A Latvian soldier and an Afghan soldier communicate during Operational Mentor and Liaison Team training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany.
The prime minister of Latvia sits at the controls of a KC-135 Stratotanker along with an officer from the Michigan Air National Guard
A Latvian Soldier compares notes with a Michigan Army National Guard Soldier at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany.
A Latvian Army Corporal shows an Afghan National Army Soldier how to use a Dragunov sniper rifle in Afghanistan.
Michigan National Guard color guard participates in 2014 Latvian Independence Day parade in Riga.
OCT 2010 – Latvia hosted SABRE STRIKE, the largest ever joint US/NATO exercise in the Baltic’s, including 1,400 soldiers from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and the U.S. (USAREUR, USEUCOM, CONUS)