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.
April 16, 2018
Vermont Guard engineers kick off range project
MOUNT ROLLAND TRAINING SITE, Senegal —
Vermont National Guard Engineers kicked off a firing range project here with a team of Senegalese Armed Force Engineers Monday.
March 20, 2018
Vermont National Guard medical personnel work in Senegal
ZIGUINCHOR, Senegal —
Vermont National Guard members mobilized to Senegal Feb. 4-23 to work with Senegalese medical personnel to obtain experience providing services as part of a medical readiness training exercise.