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Suriname dignitaries visit Camp Rapid

(Left to right) South Dakota National Guard's Maj. Shelby Dreyer, intelligence operations specialist, briefs John Nay, U.S. ambassador to Suriname, Lamure Latour, Suriname minister of defense, Cmdr. Hiram Johnson, military liaison officer at the U.S. Embassy, Lt. Col. Johnny Antonius, Suriname Strategic Planning and Education and Col. Hedwig Gilaard, Suriname chief of armed forces, on the South Dakota National Guard's Joint Operations Center at Camp Rapid on June 15. The South Dakota National Guard welcomed dignitaries from the Republic of Suriname to South Dakota as part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program. Dignitaries were shown various military training associated with the annual Golden Coyote training exercise, which brought 2,100 National Guard soldiers and aAirmen from across the U.S. to the Black Hills for the two week training event. They were also shown ongoing missions by South Dakota's soldiers and airmen conducting flood relief related missions in the state's capitol, Pierre. The South Dakota-Suriname State Partnership Program was formally established in August 2006 to develop mutually beneficial partnerships between the two entities.



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This work, Suriname dignitaries visit Camp Rapid [Image 7 of 30], by 1LT Chad Carlson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.15.2011

Date Posted:06.20.2011 18:49

Photo ID:418143

VIRIN:110615-A-FO377-106

Resolution:4120x2528

Size:4.66 MB

Location:RAPID CITY, SD, USGlobe

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