Vermont National Guard News
Army Sgt. Lisa Kromer displays a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Doubletree Hotel in Burlington, Vermont, March 3, 2021. Kromer is part of the Vermont National Guard's Task Force Coyote, which recently transitioned from offering COVID testing to providing vaccinations.
Task Force Coyote shifts from Covid-19 testing to vaccination
By Josh Cohen | March 3, 2021
The combined Vermont Air and Army National Guard group comprising Task Force Coyote transitioned March 3 from Covid-19 testing to providing vaccinations to the public.  ...

Maj. Gen. Greg Knight speaks with Staff Sgt. Selena Correa and Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kirby Addison about steps the Vermont National Guard is taking to increase inclusion within its ranks at Camp Johnson, Vermont, Feb. 25, 2021. Correa and Addison are special emphasis program managers with the Vermont Army National Guard and Vermont Air National Guard. Knight is the state adjutant general.
Special emphasis program managers discuss Black History Month, inclusion
By Josh T. Cohen | March 1, 2021
As Black History Month draws to a close, Vermont Guard Special Emphasis Program Managers Army Staff Sgt. Selena Correa and Air Force Tech Sgt. Kirby Addison joined Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight for an additional discussion on the...

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris enters the inaugural platform at the start of the inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol building, Washington D.C., Jan. 20, 2021. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Campbell)
Up Close at the 59th Presidential Inauguration
Many of us came out of 2020 expecting 2021 would start to show a light at the end of the tunnel. However, within the first week of January things went horribly sideways...

Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division train on cold weather tactics with subject matter experts from the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) as part of the annual Mountain Legacy event, Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., Feb. 18-20, 2021. Fostering an esprit de corps within the 10th Mountain Division, the Mountain Legacy program is designed to increase support in areas historically relevant to the division, it rotates yearly between Vermont and Colorado. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Joshua Cohen)
Mountain Legacy 21 - 10th Mountain Division Soldiers undergo specialized training in extreme winter environment
By Josh Cohen | Feb. 20, 2021
An introduction to unique winter skill sets was provided to soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division from 18-20 Feb. at the Vermont Army National Guard Mountain Warfare School in Jericho, Vt...

Ines Eley, a human resources specialist at Camp Johnson, Vermont, is a native of Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, who recently joined the Vermont National Guard in a civilian capacity. She speaks English, French, German, three Congolese dialects, and Wolof, the most common Senegalese dialect. She became a citizen on July 19, 2012. She is pictured in the Vermont National Guard Human Resources Office Feb. 17, 2021.
HR specialist brings love of languages to Vermont Guard
By Duffy Jamieson | Feb. 17, 2021
Ines Eley, a newly hired human resources specialist at Camp Johnson, Vermont, brings a love of language to the Vermont National Guard...
National Guard News
Sgt. Pedro Gonzales, a member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, received the Oklahoma Star of Valor March 4, 2021, for risking his life to save the life of a neighbor who was being attacked with a knife in September 2020. Gonzales suffered serious wounds to his face and neck but has recovered.
Guardsman awarded Oklahoma Star of Valor for saving neighbor
By Leanna Maschino | March 5, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma Army National Guard Soldier was awarded the Oklahoma Star of Valor March 4 for his heroic actions in saving his neighbor's life. The state's second-highest military award was presented to Sgt...

Members of the West Virginia National Guard and the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccines shared best practices and lessons learned for COVID-19 vaccine distribution with Peru during a virtual workshop March 2, 2021. West Virginia and Peru have a longstanding relationship under the National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.
WVNG shares vaccine best practices with SPP partner Peru
By Maj. Holli Nelson | March 4, 2021
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia National Guard and a task force for COVID-19 vaccines shared best vaccination practices in a virtual workshop with Peruvian officials March 2.More than 40 government and military...

Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Ryan Kill administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a walk-in patient at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Ore., Jan. 27, 2021. Guard members are helping local partners throughout the state respond to the pandemic.
Oregon National Guard expands COVID-19 vaccinations
By Master Sgt. John Hughel | March 4, 2021
SALEM, Ore. – Oregon National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have vaccinated more than 100,000 people in the nearly two months since they were activated by Gov. Kate Brown to help the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) distribute the...

Michigan National Guard Soldiers with Michigan’s Task Force Spartan work with Gleaners of Warren, Michigan, Community Food Bank, Nov. 24, 2020. Army and Air National Guard members filled and labeled dry and frozen green bean bags and cold and dry food boxes, reaching a goal of 90,000 lbs. during the Thanksgiving holiday week.
Michigan National Guard helps food banks meet increased need
By Master Sgt. David Kujawa | March 4, 2021
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan National Guard (MING) Soldiers and Airmen, working alongside food bank workers and volunteers across the state, have helped distribute more than 34 million pounds of food to those in need.The...

Army Sgt. Lisa Kromer displays a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Doubletree Hotel in Burlington, Vermont, March 3, 2021. Kromer is part of the Vermont National Guard's Task Force Coyote, which recently transitioned from offering COVID testing to vaccinations.
Vermont Guard shifts from COVID-19 testing to vaccination
By Vermont National Guard | March 3, 2021
BURLINGTON, Vt. – The combined Vermont Air and Army National Guard group comprising Task Force Coyote transitioned March 3 from COVID-19 testing to vaccinating the public. Supporting the Vermont Department of Health, 32...
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Chicnee Brown, senior executive assistant to the commander within the Office of the Commander at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, tests the common access card reader outside of DLA Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford’s office on the fifth floor of the operations center, Feb. 17, 2012. The Electronic Security System, which controls access to Bldg. 46 and several other buildings on Defense Supply Center Richmond, is undergoing a major upgrade. (Photo by Leon Moore)
Good old fashion teamwork leads to greater security measures on DSCR
By Leon Moore | March 5, 2021
The electronic security system on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, is undergoing a much-needed upgrade...

Established in December 2020, the Defense Contract Management Agency’s Contract Lifecycle Management Center closes overage contracts and administers the termination for convenience settlement processes, reducing risk and returning millions of dollars to the military services and Treasury. (DCMA graphic)
Closing contracts, returning dollars
By DCMA Contract Lifecycle Management Center | March 5, 2021
New center will return millions of dollars to the services...

GCHQ and NSA celebrate 75 years of partnership
GCHQ and NSA Celebrate 75 Years of UKUSA Agreement
By | March 4, 2021
This year, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the formal partnership between the U.K. GCHQ and the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA)...

Army Sgt. Jarred Mertz conducts a radio check with the tactical operations center during Exercise Saber Junction 2019 at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Sept. 22, 2019. Service member communication capability may one day be augmented with signals routed through space.  Defense Department engineers are working now to enable that capability.
'Warfighter Council' Guides Capability Development for Space Development Agency
By C. Todd Lopez | March 4, 2021
As the Space Development Agency builds out the National Defense Space Architecture, it looks to a "warfighter council" to provide guidance about what is important to those who will use the systems, the agency's director said...

Members from Space Delta’s 7 and 9 participated in the inaugural Develop Innovate Visualize and Execute competition, a U.S. Space Command innovation initiative, which concluded Dec. 18. (Courtesy Graphic)
Army SMDC innovators ready to DIVE in
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Rognstad | March 4, 2021
After months of collaboration, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command teams from the U.S. Army Satellite Operations Brigade and 1st Space Brigade, who took first place and biggest leap honors in December for concepts...