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Austria became Vermont's third state partner on Oct. 15, 2021, making Vermont the fifth National Guard with three state partners. The countries' military cooperation stretches back to 1983, with partnerships between the Army Mountain Warfare School, U.S. Army Biathlon Program, and 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) and their Austrian counterparts. The Vermont National Guard has also undertaken trilateral events with both Senegal and Austria since 2015 through the Physical Security and Stockpile Management Program, focused on safe munitions storage and disposal of expired munitions.
May 20, 2022
Vermont Guard demonstrates rotary-wing capabilities for Austrian delegation
CAMP JOHNSON, Vermont —
On May 12, a day after representatives from the Vermont National Guard and the Republic of Austria formally entered into a State Partner Program, Austrian Defence Minister Klaudia Tanner and staff were provided with rotary-wing flight demonstrations at Camp Johnson, the Vermont National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Colchester, Vermont.
May 11, 2022
Vermont National Guard, Austria formally recognize partnership
MONTPELIER, Vermont —
Representatives from the Vermont National Guard and the Republic of Austria formally entered into a partnership May 11 at 2 p.m.
Though work between the Austrian military and the Vermont National Guard is not new, the ceremony marked the formal beginning under the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program.
March 1, 2022
Vermont National Guard hosts Austrian delegation
COLCHESTER, Vt. —
The Vermont National Guard hosted Austrian military members at numerous National Guard sites Feb. 14-15 as part of the State Partnership Program.
Oct. 26, 2021
State Partnership Program helps Guard build enduring relationships
ARLINGTON, Virginia —
With the recent additions of the Vermont National Guard partnership with Austria and New Hampshire National Guard with Cabo Verde, the State Partnership Program now includes just under half the world’s nations.
Oct. 21, 2021
VTNG-Austria state partnership explained
CAMP JOHNSON, Vermont —
The Defense Department announced on Oct. 15 a new partnership between the Vermont National Guard and the Austrian Ministry of Defence, establishing Vermont’s third state partnership in the 28-year history of the program.