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The 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) is composed of seven battalions made up of nearly 1,800 Vermonters and 4,250 total Soldiers. The brigade includes units in six states, including Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Colorado. The brigade's mission is to provide a crewed, trained, and ready mountain ICBT capable of deploying anywhere in the world, under any climactic conditions, to conduct decisive action when directed by appropriate command authority. On order, the 86th ICBT (MTN) provides a trained and ready force capable of responding in support of civil, federal, and domestic response as directed by the state adjutant general and governor.
Oct. 26, 2021
Task Force Avalanche Soldiers receive mailed donations
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
Soldiers with Task Force Avalanche, 3rd Battalion, 172 Infantry Regiment (Mountain), added mail room duties to their assignments throughout the month of September.
Oct. 21, 2021
Biathlon opportunities attract Washington native
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont —
Serving in a dual capacity, Pfc. Eli Nielsen’s days are fully occupied. An M-Day, 15 Tango, Black Hawk helicopter maintainer with Detachment 2, Charlie Company 1st Battalion 224th Aviation Regiment, Nielsen is also a member of the Guard’s Biathlon team.
Oct. 15, 2021
Vermont National Guard to add Austria as third State Partner
CAMP JOHNSON, Vermont —
The Vermont National Guard will welcome the Republic of Austria as the third member of their State Partnership Program.
Oct. 13, 2021
Vermont Guard Soldiers introduce students to heavy equipment
JERICHO, Vermont —
The Center for Technology Essex has partnered with the Vermont National Guard for years to offer students hands-on vocational training, but a visit to the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site on Oct. 12 marked the first chance for an entire classroom of students to attend.
Aug. 28, 2021
Vermont Guard engineers provide input for new crew-served weapon's scope
JERICHO, Vermont —
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 Sight-Crew Served (FWS-CS) mounted on M2 .50 caliber heavy machine guns. During four days of live fire, from Aug. 17-20, those involved were asked to provide "Soldier Touchpoints," feedback used to refine the FWS-CS prior to an Army-wide deployment starting in 2023.
Col. Leonard Poirier
1st Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment
3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment
572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion
186th Brigade Support Battalion
1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment
1st Battalion, 101st Field Artillery Regiment
1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment