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June 2, 2021

Soldiers prepare for new ACFT

Introducing Vermont National Guard Solders to the new Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 has required Staff Sgt. Yolande Allen to attend Master Fitness Trainer School, read numerous regulations and "memorize Field Manual 7-22, Holistic Health and Fitness," Allen said. In addition to duties of the VTARNG ACFT coordinator, Allen is a member of the 40th Army Band.

May 28, 2021

Vermont seeks to build upon partnership with North Macedonia

Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, the state adjutant general, will travel to North Macedonia May 29, accompanied by Vermont Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Lindsay Kurrle, the state secretary of commerce and community development, to discuss how the state might build upon the existing State Partnership Program into economic areas.

May 28, 2021

TAG shares Memorial Day thoughts

Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont's adjutant general, shares some thoughts as the 2021 Memorial Day weekend begins.

May 23, 2021

Remote TAC-V Training

The Vermont Army National Guard’s Security and Support (S&S) aviation unit spent the warm spring days of May traveling around the state to practice their skills in new locations. On one of these missions, the unit inserted two soldiers into a remote location to independently set up and operate communications equipment known as tactical video downlink (TAC-V).

May 21, 2021

Anshan native trades Qianshan Mountain for Green Mountains

Spc. Mike Liu, a native of Anshan, China, joined the Vermont Army National Guard through the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program, which allows non-U.S. citizens with certain skills to enlist and apply for citizenship.

May 19, 2021

Vermont ANG Airman honored during EMS week

Staff Sgt. Nathan Bourn, a munitions specialist with the Vermont Air National Guard and a firefighter with more than a decade of experience, was recognized during National Emergency Medical Services Week for rescuing several dogs from a burning home.

May 19, 2021

Vermont ARNG holds sendoff for Task Force Mansfield

The Vermont Army National Guard held a sendoff ceremony May 18, 2021, at Camp Johnson, Vermont, for Soldiers assigned to Task Force Mansfield and the 172nd Public Affairs Detachment. The Soldiers among the last of about 1,000 to deploy to U.S. European Command and U.S. Central Command to support federal missions.

April 28, 2021

Vermont Army Guard becomes first state authorized to recruit women into all units

Women may now join any combat arms unit in the Vermont Army National Guard, following authorization by National Guard Bureau issued today.  The Vermont Army National Guard is the first in the nation to open all combat arms units within its organization to the recruitment of women.  

April 21, 2021

Vermont Guard to construct light demolition range at CEATS

Construction for a Light Demolition Range will begin this summer on the Vermont Army National Guard’s Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vermont. The new range will allow traditional Soldiers who usually drill one weekend a month and two weeks a year to maximize training time by avoiding travel to Fort Drum, New York.

April 13, 2021

Family Programs class offers parenting, relationship tips

The Vermont National Guard Family Programs Office held an online seminar on April 7 to give parents tips to strengthen their relationships with their children as family members deploy or prepare for deployment.

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N.Y. Air National Guard Airmen from the 106th Rescue Wing, Westhampton Beach, N.Y., package a “patient,” an advanced medical simulation dummy, for transport at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, May 5, 2022. The combat medics of the 106th Medical Group participated in their first military facility annual training since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
106th Medical Group gets hands-on training in Alaska
By Staff Sgt. Daniel Farrell, | May 19, 2022
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, ALASKA - Thirty-four New York Air National Guard Airmen from the 106th Rescue Wing Medical Group trained in Alaska alongside their Active Air Force counterparts May 1-15.The Airmen traveled...

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jilayne Michelsen, a command post controllerassigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, shares the story of her darkest hours, her mental health diagnosis and overcoming the stigma of seeking help. Michelsen hopes her story will help others know they are not alone and will seek help when needed.
A matter of life or death: seeking help for mental health
By Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker, | May 19, 2022
SWANTON, Ohio – “I was highly suicidal and I told my husband that if he didn’t take me to the hospital, I wasn’t going to continue to live.”For Tech. Sgt. Jilayne Michelsen, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter...

The Alaska Air National Guard, 168th Wing, generated combat readiness training as the lead tanker task force refueling Red Flag-Alaska 22-1 April 28 to May 13. The wing provided combat interoperability opportunities to approximately 2,200 service members from three nations, maintaining and supporting more than 90 aircraft and over 25 units.
Alaska Air National Guard’s 168th Wing refuels Red Flag
By Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey, | May 19, 2022
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – There is no need to stop for gas when the Alaska Air National Guard’s 168th Wing delivers. Airmen of the 168th Wing led a tanker task force refueling Red Flag-Alaska 22-1, enabling joint and...

Five of the 135 Soldiers of the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Alabama National Guard, hold their birthday cards for the last known surviving Tuskegee Airman, Sgt. Victor Butler, who turns 100 May 21, 2022. Left to right, Sgt. 1st Class Brian Lynd, Lt. Col. Joel Traweek, Sgt. 1st Class Willie Vandiver, Capt. Jeremy Barrett, and Sgt. 1st Class Carnard McCalpine.
Deployed Guard unit honors Tuskegee Airman on 100th birthday
By Capt. Joshua Sik, | May 18, 2022
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – Sgt. Victor Butler, the last known surviving member of the Tuskegee Airmen, celebrates his 100th birthday May 21. His only request was for birthday cards, and the Alabama National Guard’s 135th...

Brig. Gen. Dan Kuwali of the Malawi Defense Force with Kentucky National Guard Cols. Jason Shepherd and Joyce Gordon April 22, 2022, in Frankfort, Ky. Kuwali was invited by the pair to speak to Kentucky National Guard’s staff judge advocates about the opportunities for the United States to use soft power in Africa to balance China's engagements on the continent.
Malawi Defense Force JAG visits Kentucky National Guard
By Sgt. Jessica Elbouab, | May 17, 2022
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard’s legal team hosted Brig. Gen. Dan Kuwali of the Malawi Defense Force for a two-day visit that included a tour of the Kentucky State Capitol and presentations to...