Eucom’s State Partnership Program Becomes Global Model
By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
STUTTGART, Germany, May 16, 2012 – A program started almost two decades ago to support former Soviet bloc militaries following the Cold War has proven to be a U.S. model for building long-standing military-to-military and civil-military relationships around the world.
Army Sgt. Arthur Boruch, left, from the Illinois National Guard, works with a soldier from the Polish Land Forces during Bagram XI, a joint Polish and U.S. exercise to prepare Polish troops for deployment to Afghanistan. The Illinois National Guard and Poland are partners through the State Partnership Program. U.S. Army photo by Richard Bumgardner