Images: Slovak chief of defense visits Indiana [Image 5 of 6]
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matt Scotten
The Indiana National Guard was visited by Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic Lt. Gen. Peter Vojtek during the first week of July in support of the State Partnership Program, a Department of Defense program managed by the National Guard that links states with allied nations to enhance partnership capabilities. The Indiana National Guard has been working with the Slovak Republic for almost 20 years now. July 3, 2013, Vojtek had the opportunity to fire a practice round out of an M119 howitzer while visiting 1st Battalion, 163rd Field Artillery in Evansville, Ind.