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Guard provides communications training in Suriname

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Three South Dakota National Guard Soldiers were in the Republic of Suriname recently to train Surinamese Special Forces soldiers on the Harris radio system.

It marked the third subject matter expert exchange between the South Dakota National Guard and the military in the South American nation focusing on modernizing and expanding communications capabilities.

The first two exchanges assessed Surinamese communications capabilities and limitations and formulated a plan to enhance those communications.

Lt. Col. John Weber says the goal is for the Suriname forces to develop a training plan for their own soldiers.

The training was conducted through the National Guard's State Partnership Program.

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