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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.
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.
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.