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10th Anniversary Celebration

of the

State Partnership Program

between

The Republic of South Africa
and
New York

“Divided by an Ocean, United by a Profession”

18 December 2013
Lexington Armory
New York, New York

Chaplain Knowles and Major Sandefur

Major John Sandefur greets the distinguished Guest and other visitors to the 10th Anniversary celebration of the State Partnership between the Republic of South Africa and The New York National Guard.

The New York National Guard and the South African National Defense Force celebrated their 10-Year milestone as a partnership with a Ceremony, Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City. The State Partnership Program highlights the role of the National Guard as an all-volunteer, professional military with dual missions that support the nation and the state. The program is a key U.S. security cooperation tool that fosters military-to-military cooperation and encourages people-to-people ties at the state level.

Col Mongezi Kweta, BG Mashoro Phala, The Honorable George Monyemangene, MG Patrick Murphy

The partnership between the Republic of South Africa and New York is a continuing commitment by each to strengthen both parties through cooperation, teamwork, sharing, and mutual respect. We are honored to participate with the Republic of South Africa and to call them partners and friends.

Uma ukhuluma nomuntu ngolimi aluqondayo, uyakuzwa. Uma ukhuluma naye ngolimi lwakhe, lokho kugxila enhliziyweni yakhe

Nelson Mandela: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

The Honorable George Monyemangene South African Consul General Address the audience

BG Mashoro Phala Senior Defense Attache share his thought for the day.

MG Patrick Murphy presenting Tokens of Appreciation to our partners

“Ndixelele, ndiza kulibala, ndibonise, ndisenokulibala, ndibandakanye, ndiza kuqonda

Proverb: “Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.”

1st Row: BG Mashoro Phala, The Honorable George Monyemangene, MG Patrick Murphy 2nd Row: COL Michael Natli, BG Anthony German, Col Mongezi Kweta, BG Raymond Shields, COL Frantz Michel, Col Michael Norton

Nelson Mandela: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

“Fa o bua le nna ka puo e ke e tlhaloganyang, e tla ya kwa tlhogong. Fa o bua le nna puo ya leleme la ga mme, e tla ya kwa pelong ya me.”

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