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Members of the Turkish Coy, assigned to KFOR Regional Command – East, as part of the NATO Forces, monitor the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) in Eastern Kosovo, September 3, 2021. The Turkish Coy work alongside the Kosovo Border Patrol in an effort to stop illegal activity. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Alvarez, KFOR RC-East)
Training is Critical: Current Vermont Deployments are Proof
By Capt. Mikel Arcovitch | Sept. 16, 2021
Training in the Army prepares Soldiers for a variety of circumstances and events. Vigilant Guard is a training event that puts to test our response to domestic emergencies. The Joint Readiness Training Center at Folk Polk,...

Members of the Vermont National Guard assemble COVID-19 test kits at the Vermont SNS Warehouse, Sept. 18, 2020. The service members reached a milestone in assembling the 50,000th test kit that will be distributed throughout Vermont. (Courtesy photo)
Vermont National Guard continues pandemic support at Medical Countermeasures Warehouse
By Joshua Cohen | Sept. 15, 2021
Soldiers and Airmen of the Vermont National Guard continue to support delivery of Personal Protective Equipment and COVID-19 vaccines from the State of Vermont’s Medical Countermeasures Warehouse...

Tech. Sgt. Ryan Brier, 158th Fighter Wing chapel operations NCO in charge, prepares to clear a building during the Deployed Security Operations Chaplains Course, Aug. 26, 2021, at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vermont. The three-day training course was developed by 158th religious affairs and security forces Airmen as a crash course in weapons handling and familiarization, general security procedures, convoy operations and improvised explosive device recognition. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Shane Phipps)
158th religious affairs team hones combat skills
By Tech. Sgt. Shane Phipps | Sept. 1, 2021
Airmen with the 158th Chaplain office participated in the second annual Deployed Security Operations Chaplains Course at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vermont, Aug. 24-26...

Soldiers with the Vermont National Guard's Headquarters Company, 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion (Mountain), adjust a new Family of Crew Served Sight Systems at the Camp Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vermont. From Aug. 16-20, Soldiers provided feedback that will be used to further refine the optic prior to full-rate production in 2023. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Joshua Cohen)
Vermont Guard engineers provide input for new crew-served weapon's scope
By Joshua Cohen | Aug. 28, 2021
Annual training for the Vermont Army National Guard’s Head and Headquarters Company, 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion (Mountain) was a bit different this year as Soldiers were trained to use the new Family of Weapons...

Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont's adjutant general, prepares for an interview with NECN's Jack Thurston Aug. 26, 2021, at Camp Johnson, Vermont. Knight answered questions regarding the presence of a contingent of Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry (Mountain), 86th Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) in Kabul, Afghanistan, to support Operation Allies Refuge, an effort to evacuate U.S. forces and at-risk Afghans from the country. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Don Branum)
Knight discusses Vermont Guard presence in Afghanistan
By Don Branum | Aug. 27, 2021
Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont’s adjutant general, discussed the Vermont Guard’s support for Operation Allies Refuge, the current effort in Kabul, Afghanistan, to evacuate U.S. personnel and at-risk Afghan civilians from the...
National Guard News
Members of the Vermont National Guard at the Vermont Medical Countermeasures Warehouse Sept. 18, 2020. Guard members continue to work at the site in September 2021, distributing COVID-19 vaccines and personal protective equipment throughout Vermont.
Vermont National Guard supports medical warehouse
By Joshua Cohen, | Sept. 17, 2021
COLCHESTER, Vt.  – Soldiers and Airmen of the Vermont National Guard are helping distribute COVID-19 vaccines and personal protective equipment from Vermont's Medical Countermeasures Warehouse to people throughout the...

New York Army National Guard Cpl. Dakoatah Miller takes a break during the Army National Guard Best Warrior competition at Florence Military Reservation, Arizona, July 20, 2021. Miller, a member of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, will be attending the special international class at the Brazilian Jungle Warfare Training Center.
NYNG Soldier, Airman to attend Brazilian jungle training
By Eric Durr, | Sept. 17, 2021
SYRACUSE, New York – Two New York National Guard members will represent the United States and the New York National Guard during the Brazilian Jungle Warfare Center’s annual international course at the end of September.Cpl...

A site survey team visits the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio, as part of the Air Force site selection process for a cyber warfare wing. The Air Force announced the selection of the base for the Air National Guard's first cyber wing Aug. 25, 2021.
179th AW to host 1st Air National Guard cyberspace wing
By Master Sgt. Joseph Harwood, | Sept. 17, 2021
MANSFIELD, Ohio – Mansfield-Lahm Air National Guard Base is the preferred location for the first Air National Guard cyberspace wing in the country.The Department of the Air Force announced the selection of the Ohio base on...

Brig. Gen. Andrew D. Preston, left, the commandant of the Field Artillery School and Army chief of artillery, joins Capt, Daniel Rogers, the commander of Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery  in affixing an award streamer to the company guidon during a ceremony honoring the unit  in New Windsor, New York, Sept. 11, 2001. The battery received the Hamilton Award, which recognizes the outstanding artillery battery in the Army National Guard.
NYNG artillery battery recognized by Field Artillery School
By Maj. Jean Kratzer, | Sept. 17, 2021
NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. – The New York Army National Guard's Alpha Battery of the 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery, has been recognized as the most outstanding Guard artillery battery in the country by the Field Artillery...

Oklahoma National Guard Spcs. Michael West, left, and Gage Stone, truck drivers with Alpha Company, 120th Engineer Battalion, 90th Troop Command, distribute water, ice and food to those affected by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, Sept. 7, 2021. Oklahoma National Guardsmen drove throughout neighborhoods to distribute supplies directly to residents.
Oklahoma Guard completes Hurricane Ida relief mission
By Cpl. Reece Heck, | Sept. 17, 2021
RESERVE, La. – Following the devastation Hurricane Ida caused in Southern Louisiana, nearly 500 Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard members volunteered to give up their Labor Day weekends to come to the aid of their...
DOD News
The United States Air Force crossed another milestone Sept. 18, celebrating 74 years since the National Security Act of 1947 gave birth to the modern air service as a separate military branch from the U.S. Army.
Ohio air power legacy remembered as Air Force celebrates 74 years
By Kristin Molinaro | Sept. 18, 2021
The United States Air Force crossed another milestone Sept. 18, celebrating 74 years since the National Security Act of 1947 gave birth to the modern air service as a separate military branch from the U.S. Army. It also...

U.S. Airmen with the 35th Fighter Wing finish spall repair training by going over concrete quickset mix during a Multi-Capable Airmen (MCA) training course at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 1, 2021. The MCA course trains multiple Airmen quarterly in support of Agile Combat Employment (ACE) operations. It provides Airmen a chance to expand their skill sets and allows them to support the operationalization of the ACE concept.
Multi-Capable Misawa Airmen “ACE” Training To Accelerate Change
By | Sept. 17, 2021
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --Team Misawa Airmen are actively operationalizing Agile Combat Employment (ACE) by conducting regularly reoccurring weeklong Multi-Capable Airmen (MCA) training at Misawa Air Base, Japan. During the...

U.S. Army Sgt. Dane Kastl, a member of the urban search and rescue team with the CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosives) Enhanced Response Force Package, dons a HAZMAT suit to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while working on Task Force Test Support. More than 250 Colorado National Guard members were mobilized to help the State Emergency Operations Center and the City and County of Denver with COVID-19 response.  Kastl joined the CERFP rescue team in 2014 (Courtesy photo provided by Kastl).
COVID responder walks Civil War battlefields
By U.S. Army Capt. Remington Henderson, Colorado Army National Guard Public Affairs | Sept. 17, 2021
In July, eleven Soldiers from the Colorado Army National Guard walked the Antietam and Gettysburg battlefields. The National Guard Bureau’s Combat Field Studies Program organized this rare opportunity for the COARNG...

Colin Kahl, undersecretary of defense for policy, provides virtual remarks from the Pentagon during the Baltic Military Conference, Sept. 17, 2021.
DOD Policy Chief Kahl Discusses Strategic Competition With Baltic Allies
By JIM GARAMONE | Sept. 17, 2021
The Defense Department's undersecretary for policy explained how the strategic competition between the United States, China and Russia should be approached...

The Defense Department seal adorns the lectern in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room, Feb. 23, 2021.
DOD: August 29 Strike in Kabul 'Tragic Mistake,' Kills 10 Civilians
By C. Todd Lopez | Sept. 17, 2021
The strike by a Hellfire missile in Kabul, August 29, which was launched in an effort to kill ISIS-K planners, instead killed 10 civilians, the commander of U.S. Central Command, Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr...