NJ National Guard Soldiers train with Albanian Armed Forces

Albanian Armed Forces Soldiers, with Land Forces Command, train on 60mm mortars at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
Albanian Armed Forces Soldiers, with Land Forces Command, train on 60mm mortars at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

Albanian Armed Forces Soldiers, with Land Forces Command, train on 60mm mortars at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Sgt. David Vazquez, left, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assists in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Sgt. David Vazquez, left, with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assists in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Sgt. David Vazquez, left, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assists in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Sgt. David Vazquez, left, with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assists in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Soldiers, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assist in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Soldiers, with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assist in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Sgt. David Vazquez, right, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assists in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Sgt. David Vazquez, right, with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assists in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Soldiers, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assist in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Soldiers, with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assist in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Soldiers, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assist in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Soldiers, with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assist in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Soldiers, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assist in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Soldiers, with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assist in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Sgt. David Vazquez, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assists in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Sgt. David Vazquez, with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assists in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Spc. Carmine Marchitto, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assists in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Spc. Carmine Marchitto, with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assists in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

Albanian Armed Forces Soldiers, with Land Forces Command, train on 60mm mortars at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
Albanian Armed Forces Soldiers, with Land Forces Command, train on 60mm mortars at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

Albanian Armed Forces Soldiers, with Land Forces Command, train on 60mm mortars at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
Albanian Armed Forces Soldiers, with Land Forces Command, train on 60mm mortars at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean Horan, right, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, talks with an Albanian Maj., with the Land Forces Command, at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean Horan, right, with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 2-113th Infantry Regiment, supervises Albanian Soldiers, with the Land Forces Command, training on mortar systems at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

Albanian Armed Forces stand in a formation at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
Albanian Armed Forces stand in a formation at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Sgt. David Vazquez, right, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, looks down the sights of a mortar system while training with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Sgt. David Vazquez, right, with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 2-113th Infantry Regiment, looks down the sights of a mortar system while training with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Spc. Carmine Marchitto, right, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assists in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Spc. Carmine Marchitto, right, with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assists in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Spc. Carmine Marchitto, right, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assists in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Spc. Carmine Marchitto, right, with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 2-113th Infantry Regiment, assists in land navigation training for mortar systems with the Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean Horan, right, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, talks with an Albanian Maj., with the Land Forces Command, at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean Horan, right, with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 2-113th Infantry Regiment, talks with an Albanian Maj., with the Land Forces Command, at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Soldiers, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, gather around Maj. Allani, Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces, at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Soldiers, with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 2-113th Infantry Regiment, gather around Maj. Allani, Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces, at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

U.S. Army Soldiers, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, gather around Maj. Allani, Land Forces Command, Albanian Armed Forces, at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)
U.S. Army Soldiers, with the New Jersey Army National Guard, pose for a photo with Albanian Soldiers, Land Forces Command, at the Land Forces Headquarters in Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Nov. 4, 2021. New Jersey National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to develop working relationships with Fire Support Elements of the Albanian Armed Forces. The New Jersey National Guard and Albanian Armed Forces have been partners for 20 years in the U.S. Department of Defense State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

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