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Nov. 19, 2021

Vermont Guard's senior chief warrant officer retires

Chief Warrant Officer 5 James M. Woodworth will retire from the Vermont National Guard on Nov. 23, after more than 40 years of service.

Nov. 17, 2021

JTF Coyote begins pediatric COVID-19 clinics as adult booster vaccination numbers increase

The Vermont National Guard now supports the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic with vaccinations for youth in the 5 to 11 age group and booster clinics for the general adult population.

Nov. 12, 2021

New command chief warrant officer appointed for Vermont National Guard

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Scott Beaulieu succeeded Chief Warrant Officer 5 James Woodworth as the Vermont National Guard’s command chief warrant officer in a change of responsibility ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters here Nov. 7, 2021.

Nov. 10, 2021

Knight wishes Vermont Guardsmen happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for your service. On Veterans Day, we honor your service to our communities, state and nation. Wherever and whenever you are needed, you serve willingly.

Nov. 10, 2021

On Veterans Day, 572nd Soldiers recognize Rutlanders' contributions

As the nation marks Veterans Day, the 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion of the Vermont Army National Guard would like to pay special respects to the Rutlanders who answered the call of duty in what came to be called “the war to end all wars.”

Nov. 10, 2021

Vermont Guard reflects on Marine Corps’ 246th birthday

Each year on Nov. 10 the United States Marine Corps celebrates the day in 1775 when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution establishing two battalions of Marines as a landing force for the recently formed Continental Navy. This year marks 246 years of Marine Corps service to the nation.

Oct. 26, 2021

Task Force Avalanche Soldiers receive mailed donations

Soldiers with Task Force Avalanche, 3rd Battalion, 172 Infantry Regiment (Mountain), added mail room duties to their assignments throughout the month of September.

Oct. 25, 2021

Vermont Guard medics host Essex Center for Technology health profession students

On Monday, Oct. 25, Vermont Guard medics hosted students enrolled in health profession courses at the Center for Technology, Essex. The Army medics staged equipment, including an M997A3 ambulance at the Camp Johnson armory

Oct. 21, 2021

Biathlon opportunities attract Washington native

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. 21, 2021

VTNG-Austria state partnership explained

The Defense Department announced on Oct. 15 a new partnership between the Vermont National Guard and the Austrian Ministry of Defence, establishing Vermont’s third state partnership in the 28-year history of the program.

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Polish soldiers attended Idaho National Guard M1 Abrams tank training in October and November to observe best practices as Polish Land Forces seek to develop their own training capability.
Polish Land Forces attend Idaho National Guard tank training
By Crystal Farris, | Nov. 24, 2021
BOISE, Idaho – Polish soldiers attended Idaho National Guard M1 Abrams tank training in October and November to observe best practices as Polish Land Forces seek to develop their own training capability.The Polish military —...

Airman 1st Class Tenzin Dakar, an aerospace medical technician with the 104th Medical Group, and Spc. Michael Major, a unit supply specialist with the 125th Quartermaster Company, examine a pool testing tube before conducting COVID-19 testing Nov. 17, 2021, in the Northampton, Massachusetts, school district. The Massachusetts National Guard was activated in mid-October to augment COVID-19 testing personnel in school districts across Massachusetts.
104th Fighter Wing supports COVID-19 testing task force
By Randall Burlingame, | Nov. 24, 2021
BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. – Fourteen members of the 104th Fighter Wing were activated to support Task Force Maher and help test students and school staff for COVID-19.Task Force Maher is a joint Air and Army...

Master Sgt. Joshua Freeman, electrical systems specialist with the 137th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard, pulls a fuel hose out to simulate refueling an aircraft during Mission Sustainment Team (MST) training at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, Nov. 7, 2021. The MST concept brings individuals with a variety of skill sets together to create a sustained livable environment to independently support short-term operations in austere locations.
Oklahoma National Guard exercises mission sustainment teams
By Senior Airman Alex Kaelke, | Nov. 24, 2021
WILL ROGERS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Okla. – The 137th Special Operations Wing (SOW) conducted Mission Sustainment Team (MST) training Nov. 5-7.Fifty-five Airmen from five squadrons in the 137th Special Operations Mission...

Washington Army National Guard Lt. Cols. Scott Fieldman and Reena Emme work virtually with their counterparts from the Malaysian Armed Forces during Exercise Bersama Warrior '21 from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Nov. 14, 2021.
US, Malaysia conclude exercise interrupted by pandemic
By Sgt. 1st Class Jason Kriess, | Nov. 23, 2021
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – In March 2020, members of the Washington National Guard were deep into the Bersama Warrior staff exercise with their counterparts in the Malaysian Armed Forces in Kuala Lumpur. At the same...

Members of the Minnesota National Guard, activated by Gov. Tim Walz Nov. 18, 2021, to support health care facilities experiencing severe staffing shortages, train as certified nursing assistants and temporary nursing aides.
Minnesota National Guard to support health care facilities
By Sgt. Bob Brown, | Nov. 23, 2021
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz has activated the Minnesota National Guard to serve as skilled-nursing “rapid response teams” to support health care facilities experiencing severe staffing shortages.“Our force is highly...