The relationship between the Vermont National Guard and the Republic of Senegal was established in 2008. Senegalese President Wade visited Vermont in 2008, Senegalese President Sall visited in 2014 and President Obama visited Senegal in 2013. Numerous medical, engineer and aviation exercises have occurred during this partnership.
The partnership between Vermont and Senegal has included engagements in disaster management and domestic response, force management, peace and stability operations, and intensive medical exercises.
In 2015, the Vermont National Guard and engineers with the Senegalese Armed Forces constructed a humanitarian land mine detection training range at Camp Moussa Diom, Bargny, Senegal. The Vermont National Guard and the Republic of Senegal continue to work together in Humanitarian Mine Action programs.
The Vermont National Guard's skilled medical staff partnered with Senegalese counterparts to enhance medical skills by providing real-world medical services to people in Senegal. The Vermont National Guard performed medical training exercises with Senegalese medical teams as part of MEDRETE-18 and MEDRETE-22.
March 30, 2022
Vermont National Guard, Senegalese air force conduct aviation exchange
CAMP JOHNSON, Vermont —
Vermont Army National Guard rotary-wing representatives with 86th Troop Command took part in an aviation exchange with Senegalese Air Force helicopter pilots as part of the State Partnership Program in Dakar, Senegal, March 13-19.
Sept. 3, 2020
Vermont Air National Guard Innovates, Completes First-Ever Virtual Workshop with African Nation
Vermont Air National Guard —
Across the span of three days in July, the Vermont Air National Guard partnered with the Barnes Center for Enlisted Education at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Ala., to host the first-ever, entirely virtual engagement with any African Military Education Program school in Africa: a course on professional military education (PME) and continuing education for Senegalese Air Force instructors.
Jan. 28, 2020
U.S. Africa Command continues to develop Senegal's Enlisted Development Strategy
DAKAR, Senegal —
U.S. Navy Command Master Chief Ryan P. Burton, U.S. Africa Command acting command senior enlisted leader, met with the Senegal Chief of Defense Lt. Gen. Birame Diop, his staff, and Senegalese command senior enlisted leaders Jan. 22-23, in Dakar City, Senegal.
Aug. 1, 2019
Adjutant General visits state partner Senegal
DAKAR, Senegal —
Recently, the Commander of the Vermont National Guard (Adjutant General of Vermont) Colonel Knight posed this question to His Excellence, President Macky Sall: “How can we further build upon and improve the relationship Vermont has had with Senegal for eleven years under the guidance of the State Partnership Program?”
March 1, 2019
Expedited weapon delivery to Senegal proves process
THEIS, Senegal —
A foreign military sales case that provided M4 carbines to partner country Senegal shows the FMS process is flexible and can be tailored to fit the need.