State Partnership Program Events

2012-2013 SPP Events

SPP 10th Anniversary

The SPP celebrated its 10th anniversary on December 18th, 2013!

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The Defense Logistics Formation Headquarters in Pretoria South Africa

The Defense Logistics Formation Headquarters in Pretoria South Africa.LTC Stewart and LTC Freehart conducted an exchange with facilities managers and personnel in Pretoria South Africa from 24-28 June 2013. As South Africa looks to improve and change their facilities management policy and philosophy, New York shares the experiences and successes of our programs for consideration.


South African Medical Providers @ Opertion Shared Accord 2013South African medical providers worked with Army and Air Force medical providers to screen and provide services to citizens of Grahamstown South Africa during Shared Accord 2013 from 17-30 July 2013. This cooperation allows military personnel to work along side of their international counterparts while providing benefit to the local community.
Left to Right: BG Corey, COL Michel, BG Smith.


MG Patrick Murphy and BG Mashoro PhalaThe new Senior Defense Attache to the United States from South Africa, BG Mashoro Phala, visited New York to discuss the long standing partnership between his nation and our state. This 10 year partnership continues to grow and provide mutual benefits to South Africa and New York State. (12-13 June 2013)
Left to right: BG Mashoro Phala, MG Patrick Murphy.


Africa Center for Strategic Studies during a Reverse Outreach trip 16-19 June 2013The Africa Center for Strategic Studies provided relevant and current assessments of African Policy, Issues, and Opportunities during a Reverse Outreach trip 16-19 June 2013. This was one of many visits conducted to identify resources, personnel, and institutions to assist and enhance the partnership with the Republic of South Africa.
Left to Right: SFC Sandra Moody, Ms. Dana Mascali, Dr. Raymond Gilpin , LTC (Ret) Thomas Dempsey, MAJ John Sandefur.


MG Patrick Murphy presents AG Award to MG Mogoruti Ledwaba during JFHQ visit 2012The Adjutant General, MG Patrick Murphy, presents the “Adjutant Generals Award” to MG Mogoruti Ledwaba during a visit to Joint Forces Headquarters in Latham, New York from 3-7 December 2012. MG Ledwaba was serving as the Senior Defense Attache to the United States from South Africa.
Left to Right: MG Patrick Murphy, MG Mogoruti Ledwaba.


Waterkloof Air Base during International Air Show 2012A1C Myree Thomas poses with local school children at Waterkloof Air Base during the international air show in South Africa. The show featured aircraft and vehicles from the Air and Army National Guard of New York from 18-24 September 2012.

South African NDF reprensentives tour 105th Airlift wing C-17 - 2 July, 2012

Republic of South African National Defense Force reprensentivesRepublic of South African National Defense Force reprensentives from left (Left photo): Col D. Mmbi, Ms S Mkhaeanzi, director c-log; Center: Lt Gen Justice T. Nkonyane, chief of logistics, Ms Fikle Mabilane, Brig Gen Gertrude Mngadi, director facilites with 137th Airlift Squadron flight crew during a tour of the 105th Airlift wing’s C-17 Globemaster III, at Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh, NY 2 July, 2012.

Republic of South Africa Sec DEC visit - 29 Jun 2012

RSA Delegates greeted by BG Renwick Payne (DJS)RSA Delegates are greeted by BG Renwick Payne (DJS); Maj Renne Ford (SPP Coordinator); LTC Peter Riley (TFES Command) and CCM Edwin Mondezie as they arrive at Fort Hamilton for a capabilities briefing 29 Jun3 2012.

RSA DelegatesRSA Delegates: Lujiza, Tandeka; Republic of South African Secretary of Defence Dr Gulbue; DR Gamede, Thobekile Chief Defence Policy, Strategy and Planning; Brigadier General Ledwaba SA Defence Attache’; Lieutenant General Nkonyane Chief of Logistics; NYNG reps COL Sander Commander 369th; COL Harris 369th STB, COL Marshall 369th S-BDE DCO

RSA Delegates Visit Newburgh Air National Guard Base

SA National Defence Force and NYANG visit - 1 of 2SA National Defence Force and NYANG visit - 2 of 2Col Matthew Godfrey, 105th Airlift Wing Vice Commander greets(left) and briefs (right) the South African National Defence Force Chief of Logistics, LT Genernal Nkoyane and associates about Air National Guard capabilites and the C-17 aircraft.

Port Security Tour

CW02 Dennis McCoy welcomes Lt General Nkonyane onto the PB 440 - 1 of 2CW02 Dennis McCoy welcomes Lt General Nkonyane onto the PB 440 - 2 of 2CW02 Dennis McCoy welcomes Lt General Nkonyane onto the PB 440

Cultural Day Events

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South African National Reserve Force Strategic Work Session - Feb 16-18, 2012

South African National Reserve Force Strategic Work Session 2012 - 1 of 2Photo by SGT N. MalatjiPretoria, SA: Left to right: Col A.Y. Amasi (Director of Reserve Force Component-Tanzania People’s Defence); Major General Patrick Murphy (The Adjutant General of New York); Vice-Admiral J. Mudimu (Chief SA Navy); Maj Gen R.C. Andersen, (Chief Des Ref) participate in the 2012 South African National Reserve Force Strategic Work session 16-18 February, 2012.

South African National Reserve Force Strategic Work Session 2012 - 2 of 2Photo by SGT N. MalatjiPretoria, SA: Left to right: Col S.A. Motswadira (Des Res Promotions); Maj S. Williams (USA Embassy); Brig Gen S. Molefe (Director Def Res); Brig Gen J.J. Gibbs (Deputy Chief Director Def Res); Brig Gen T.T. Nqapayi (Vice Chair : RFC); Brig Gen R.L. Payne, (USA- Director, Joint Staff, New York Joint Force Headquarters); Major General Patrick Murphy ( USA-the adjutant general of New York); Maj Gen R.C. Andersen, (Chief Des Ref ) ; Commodore R.J. Mansergh (Head of Reserve Force and Cadets-UK Ministry of Defence); Col D.E. Hopkins (Deputy Chief Defence Staff Personnel and Training-UK Ministry of Defence); Col A.Y. Amasi (Director of Reserve Force Component-Tanzania People’s Defence); Maj Gen L.M. Dlulane (SANDF-Deputy Chief Corporate Staff); Maj A.R. Gumbo (Personal Assistant(PA) of Chief of Reserve Forces-Tanzania People’s Defence); Maj R.M. Ford(USA-State Partnership Programme Director).

NY Air National Guard & South African National Sea Rescue Institute Share and Improve Rescue Techniques

Discussing Parachute Disentanglement TechniquesMaster Sergeant Shawn Studer, a Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) instructor with the 103rd Rescue Squadron, New York Air National Guard, discusses parachute disentanglement techniques with members of the South African National Sea Rescue Institute in Cape Town, South Africa. Studer and three NYANG pararescuemen traveled to South Africa under the New York National Guard State Partnership Program recently to share and improve rescue swimmer techniques with their South African colleagues. The National Sea Rescue Institute is a volunteer civilian lifesaving agency that regularly trains with the South African Air Force and other organizations.

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