ARLINGTON, Va--South African Air Force Public Affairs Officers visiting the United States as part of the New York National Guard's State Partnership Program with South Africa, meet with National Guard Bureau Public Affairs Director Jack Harrison (In civilian clothes)on Tuesday, May 19, at National Guard headquarters. The officers (from right) Lt. Col. Georgina Denga Mokwebo; Lt. Col. Angela Human; Lt. Col. Marius Johannes Bosch; and Lt. Col. Edwell Charles Herandien, where escorted by New York Air National Guard Public Affairs Officer Lt. Col. Robert Bullock (facing camera). The South African officers also visited the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Maryland; visited the offices of Air Force Public Affairs; toured the United States Capitol and the New York State Capital, met with New York National Guard Adjutant General Joseph J. Taluto, and also met with Denis O'Donnel, Deputy Secretary for Public Safety for New York State South African military ambassadors meet with members from the National Guard Bureau and the New York National Guard May 19 in Arlington, Va., as part of the State Partnership Program. South Africa and New York have been partners since August 2003. The National Guard initiative aligns states with countries around the world for the purpose of fostering mutual interests and establishing ling-term relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith) (Released)