State Partnership Program (SPP)

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The State of Colorado is one of only a few states with more than one foreign country in the State Partnership Program; with Slovenia and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan representing the two countries partnered with us. Through the SPP, the Colorado National Guard conducts military-to-military engagements in support of defense security goals but also leverages whole-of-society relationships and capabilities to facilitate broader inter-agency and corollary engagements spanning military, government, economic and social spheres. 
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A U.S. Air Force Airman, assigned to the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, exchanges information with members of the Royal Jordanian Air Force about non-commissioned officer roles and leadership at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, March 12-16, 2018. The purpose of this visit was to exchange NCO development ideas and concepts, share how we develop our NCOs, and understand how Jordan develops their enlisted leaders.” (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Staff. Sgt. Bobbie Reynolds)
Colorado-Jordan future leaders focus on human capital development
By Capt. Cheresa D. Clark, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Nov. 8, 2018
In an effort to understand these practical differences and grow as partners, company-grade officers from the Colorado National Guard and JAF partnered for the first time in January 2018, in Colorado, and in August 2018, in Jordan. Together, they discussed the similarities and differences in leadership style, and learned practices and strategies from each other, to improve as leaders.

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bill Woods, senior enlisted leader of the Colorado National Guard, and a team of Colorado Army National Guard noncommissioned officers, meet with a group of Jordanian Army NCOs at the 20th Royal Artillery Battalion headquarters near Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2018. The COARNG NCO team visited Jordan July 20-27 as part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program to contribute to the development of the JAF NCO guide.
Fortifying the Backbone
By Staff Sgt. Zach Sheely | Aug. 29, 2018
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bill Woods, senior enlisted leader of the Colorado National Guard, and a team of Colorado Army National Guard noncommissioned officers, meet with a group of Jordanian Army NCOs at the 20th Royal Artillery Battalion headquarters near Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2018. The COARNG NCO team visited Jordan July 20-27 as part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program to contribute to the development of the JAF NCO guide.

Soldiers with 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, Colorado Army National Guard, work alongside members of the Royal Jordanian Air Force to for air-ground integration best practices and to strengthen their relationship.
Royal Jordanian Air Force receives Black Hawk training in the US
By Lt. Col. Nicole David | Aug. 17, 2018
​A Colorado Army National Guard UH-60 Black hawk helicopter takes off from the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich., August 8, 2018. Soldiers from the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, Colorado Army National Guard, worked alongside members of the Royal Jordanian Air Force to share air-ground integration best practices and to strengthen their relationship during Exercise Northern Strike 18

​Colorado National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen participate in the 10th anniversary NATO Non-Commissioned Officer Winter Camp in the mountains of Slovenia, March 3-10, 2017. The Colorado-Slovenia partnership is part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.
Colo. National Guard trains and partners in the mountains of Slovenia
By Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Thill | March 10, 2017
​Colorado National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen participate in the 10th anniversary NATO Non-Commissioned Officer Winter Camp in the mountains of Slovenia, March 3-10, 2017. The Colorado-Slovenia partnership is part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.

The Colorado National Guard hosted soldiers and airmen from the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army and Royal Jordanian Air Force May 15-21, 2016, in Colorado, as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program. During the exchange, participants attended a roundtable May 20 at CONG Joint Force Headquarters, Centennial, Colo., to discuss the experience of women in the military.
Partners Colorado and Jordan explore military women’s evolving leadership roles
By Lt. Col. Elena M O'Bryan | Feb. 1, 2017
The Colorado National Guard hosted soldiers and airmen from the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army and Royal Jordanian Air Force May 15-21, 2016, in Colorado, as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program. During the exchange, participants attended a roundtable May 20 at CONG Joint Force Headquarters, Centennial, Colo., to discuss the experience of women in the military.