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Sept. 26, 2022

Vermont National Guard scores high following review of sexual assault program

The Vermont National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program has received a favorable assessment from a National Guard Bureau (NGB) Site Assessment Team.

Sept. 23, 2022

State tuition benefit opens career pathways

Staff Sgt. Joseph Poley is expanding his career options thanks to a law passed in May that provides Guardsmen with up to $16,000 in tuition benefits for Vermont state colleges. Poley, a paralegal NCO with the Vermont National Guard’s Staff Judge Advocate office, said he learned about the new state tuition benefit while discussing financial aid options with Capt. Axel Larson, the Vermont National Guard’s education service officer.

Sept. 23, 2022

Vermont National Guard takes steps to prevent interpersonal violence

The Vermont National Guard is moving forward with a program to closely analyze and improve its climate, in line with Department of Defense initiatives to revamp the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program.

Sept. 22, 2022

Vermont National Guard holds distinguished visitor day for legislators

Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont’s adjutant general, hosted 12 Vermont legislators during a tour of the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vermont, on Sept. 20, 2022. Legislators received a brief from Range Control, a tour of the new Army Mountain Warfare School, and the National Guard Biathlon program.

Sept. 16, 2022

Vermont Guard honors MIAs, former POWs

The Vermont National Guard and Vermont State Guard held a ceremony Sept. 16 at Camp Johnson, Vermont, to honor former prisoners of war and those missing in action, including three former POWs from World War II and a former POW who was captured by North Korea in 1968.

Sept. 14, 2022

Vermont Guard holds annual TAG Match

Every year the Vermont Adjutant General hosts the Combat Marksmanship Competition for Soldiers and Airmen at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vermont. This year's competition was held Sept. 10-11. Commonly called the TAG Match, it is open to all members of the Army and Air National Guard with the intention of promoting marksmanship proficiency. The participants are able to compete for pistol and rifle badges that can be worn on their uniforms. The most coveted of these is the Governor’s Twenty tab, which is worn on the left sleeve above their unit patch.

Sept. 11, 2022

Mountain Brigade begins assembly of team to compete in Austrian Edelweiss Raid 2023

The 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) conducted the first round of tryouts on Sept. 10 to compete in the biennial Edelweiss Raid hosted in Austria this February.

Sept. 9, 2022

Vt. citizen Soldier honors those lost to suicide

“Twenty-two a day” is a phrase many veterans use to talk about suicide awareness within the veteran community. It’s a number John Brutzman, the Vermont National Guard’s substance abuse prevention coordinator, is working to decrease.

Sept. 8, 2022

Air Guard’s 1st female F-35 Pilot completes inaugural flight

Three years of training led to one very important day. Taking off over the mountains of Vermont, history is made at 20,000 feet. The 158th Fighter Wing has been no stranger to making history. In 2019, it was the first wing in the Air National Guard to receive the F-35A Lightning II. As the only wing in the Guard to fly a fifth generation fighter, the Airmen have continuously made their mark including recently completing the first overseas Guard deployment of the F-35. Now, the latest chapter of Green Mountain Boys history has been written.

Sept. 7, 2022

Vt. Guard biathletes represent U.S. at Fourcade Nordic Festival

Sgt. Deedra Irwin and Spc. Sean Doherty, both assigned to Detachment 1, Garrison Support Command, participated in the Martin Fourcade Nordic Festival in France Sept. 2-4.

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Sgt. Eduardo Martinez, a military police officer with the Puerto Rico National Guard's 225th Military Police Company Law Enforcement Detachment, works with his Honduran Armed Forces counterpart to sign visitors into Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras Sept. 14, 2022. The 225th military police have partnered with Honduran forces at Soto Cano Air Base for more than 10 years.
Puerto Rico Guard Provides Security for Honduran Partners
By Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes, | Oct. 5, 2022
SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras – Puerto Rico National Guard military police have provided security alongside their Honduran Armed Forces partners at Soto Cano Air Base for over 10 years, enabling Joint Task Force Bravo, the...

U.S. Army Sgt. Braxton Farmen, 740th Transportation Company, South Dakota Army National Guard, assembles a weapon during the 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion’s first Best Squad Competition at Dakota Nature Park in Brookings, S.D., Sept. 11, 2022. The competition challenged seven squads of Soldiers from each of the 152nd's associated units mentally, physically and technically using multiple tasks focused on core Soldier skills.
South Dakota’s 152nd CSSB Hosts Best Squad Competition
By Staff Sgt. Oscar Valdez, | Oct. 4, 2022
BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota Army National Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion hosted its first Best Squad Competition Sept. 11, bringing together Soldiers from all the battalion’s associated units for...

Col. Eric Leckel, commander of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, speaks during a formal sendoff ceremony Sept. 30, 2022, in downtown Milwaukee. Approximately 280 Soldiers from the brigade’s headquarters company and 357th Signal Company will support Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa to enhance partnerships and stability in the region.
Wisconsin Army Guard Prepares for Africa deployment
By Vaughn R. Larson, | Oct. 4, 2022
MILWAUKEE – Col. Eric Leckel, commander of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, told 280 deploying Soldiers and their families and friends about the historic nature of their upcoming Africa...

Indiana National Guard Soldiers with the 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team pause for a moment of reflection during their departure ceremony at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh Sept. 30, 2022. The Soldiers are deploying to Kosovo.
Hoosier Guardsmen Depart Indiana for Kosovo Deployment
By Master Sgt. Jeff Lowry, | Oct. 4, 2022
INDIANAPOLIS - Approximately 300 Indiana National Guard members with the 38th Infantry Division’s 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team said goodbye to family and friends during a Camp Atterbury ceremony Sept. 30.The Soldiers are...

The Virginia National Guard staged eight Soldiers and four tactical trucks capable of high water transportation on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and 12 Soldiers and six trucks at readiness centers in the Hampton Roads area Oct. 3. The Guard was prepared to respond to potential severe weather if needed.
Virginia National Guard Prepared for Possible Severe Weather
By Cotton Puryear, | Oct. 3, 2022
RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia National Guard staged Soldiers and trucks in the Eastern Shore and Hampton Roads areas Oct. 3 to respond to potential severe weather.Eight Soldiers and four tactical trucks capable of high water...