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SD Guard, Suriname leaders foster partnership during National Day celebration

Distinguished military visitors watch a parade of armed forces and law enforcement personnel march in Suriname’s National Day parade, from the reviewing stand, in Nickerie, Suriname, Nov. 25, 2012. Representing the South Dakota Army National Guard at the event was Brig. Gen. Ted Johnson, director of Joint Staff, (third from right) and Lt. Col. John Weber, SD-Suriname State Partnership Program director (second from right). Suriname celebrated their 37th National Day, celebrating the South American countries independence from the Netherlands.



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This work, SD Guard, Suriname leaders foster partnership during National Day celebration [Image 2 of 2], is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.24.2012

Date Posted:12.07.2012 15:26

Photo ID:796644

VIRIN:121125-A-AB123-098

Resolution:1936x1296

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Location:NICKERIE, SR

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