At center, Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, Commanding General, District of Columbia National Guard and Brig. Gen. Moses Miningou the Chief of General Staff for the National Armed Forces of Burkina Faso are photographed following a formal signing ceremony with the National Armed Forces of Burkina Faso at the Ministry of Defense Feb. 1. Burkina Faso became the 76th nation to join the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program. Dignitaries to witness the historic signing included Burkina Faso's Secretary General of the Ministry of Defense Justin Som (pictured) and U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso Andrew Young (pictured) and U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Steven DeMilliano, Deputy Director for Strategy, Engagement and Programs Directorate at United States Africa Command.