86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain)

86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain)

The 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) is composed of seven battalions making up 1,789 Vermonters and 4,248 total Soldiers. The brigade spreads throughout 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 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.

Jan. 21, 2021

Vermont cavalry squadron cleared to recruit women

The 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), is now authorized to recruit women directly into the unit, marking the first time in the National Guard’s 384 year history that a battalion-sized combat arms unit can enlist women.

Jan. 14, 2021

Vermont Guard to support D.C. response, inauguration

Approximately 100 Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers will support operations in Washington D.C.

Dec. 21, 2020

2020 in Review

The Vermont National Guard has adapted to provide community support and relief related to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 while continuing to fulfill state and national missions.

Oct. 28, 2020

Camp Ethan Allen Training Site updates Nov. training schedule

The Camp Ethan Allen Training Site has updated their schedule based on a need for increased firing

Oct. 23, 2020

Soldiers to depart for U.S. Biathlon Pre-World Cup

Four Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers will depart next week to represent the U.S. at the Biathlon Pre-World Cup in Austria Nov. 1.

  • Leadership
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  • Units

    VERMONT

    1st Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment
    3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment
    86th Brigade Special Troops Battalion 
    186th Brigade Support Battalion 

    CONNECTICUT

    1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment

    MASSACHUSETTS

    1st Battalion, 101st Field Artillery Regiment

    COLORADO

    1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment