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Suriname dignitaries visit South Dakota

Maj. Martin Yost (right), 147th Task Force operations officer, shows dignitaries from Suriname a levee along the Missouri Riverin Pierre, June 18. The South Dakota National Guard hosted dignitaries from the Republic of Suriname for a week in June. Dignitaries were shown various military training associated with the annual Golden Coyote training exercise, which brought 2,100 National Guard soldiers and airmen 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. Pictured (left to right) are Lamure Latour, Suriname minister of defense, Col. Hedwig Gilaard, Suriname chief of armed forces, Lt. Col. Johnny Antonius, Suriname Strategic Planning and Education and Maj. Martin Yost, Task Force 147 operations officer.



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This work, Suriname dignitaries visit South Dakota [Image 1 of 19], by 1LT Chad Carlson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.17.2011

Date Posted:06.20.2011 19:33

Photo ID:418170

VIRIN:110617-A-FO377-152

Resolution:4142x2774

Size:6.23 MB

Location:PIERRE, SD, USGlobe

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