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July 14, 2021

VTANG Fire Department assists with Winooski fire response

The Vermont Air National Guard fire department responded to a small apartment building fire in Winooski early Wednesday morning. “The crews assisted with fire control, search, salvage and overhaul. The fire had spread throughout the walls and reached the attic. This made things exponentially more difficult for on scene crews to mitigate,” said Brannon Sotor, Vermont Air National Guard installation fire chief. “All personnel on scene worked seamlessly to bring the fire under control.”

July 13, 2021

Vermont Guardsmen transition pandemic support missions at the Strategic National Stockpile

As members of the Vermont National Guard’s pandemic response force disassembled and stored an emergency medical surge facility recently used as a mass vaccination site, termination of Vermont’s COVID-19 state of emergency has led to a shift in priorities for Soldiers and Airmen supporting the State’s Strategic National Stockpile.

July 11, 2021

Vermont Soldiers arrive in Kosovo

Greetings from Kosovo! After spending about two weeks at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Soldiers mainly from the Vermont National Guard once again packed up and moved out! We give a huge ‘thank you!’ to the full-time staff at JMRC for all their help preparing us for our mission in Kosovo. As we took the beautiful bus ride back to Nuremberg, Germany, we realized we were ready to fly to Pristina, Kosovo for our Kosovo Force (KFOR) 29 mission.

July 9, 2021

200 Airmen to train at Red Flag

Airmen, aircraft and support equipment from the Vermont Air National Guard will begin departing on July 14, from the 158th Fighter Wing to train at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This three-week exercise, known as Red Flag, provides pilots, aircrew and operators a realistic training environment to prepare them for any combat environment.

July 7, 2021

New commander details 124th RTI's pandemic responses

Operations at the Vermont National Guard’s 124th Regional Training Institute are gradually returning to the pre-COVID normal according to the Institute’s newly appointed commander, Col. William Wagner.

July 2, 2021

VTARNG Soldiers arrive in Germany

Only weeks after a grueling year of COVID-19 support to Vermont and a month long mission to Washington, D.C. for Operation Capitol Response, over 900 Soldiers from the Vermont Army National Guard are now deployed across the globe in support of various missions fulfilling our federal missions.

June 28, 2021

Vaccination rates soar for deployed infantry battalion

The Jericho, Vermont, based 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain) surpasses the average COVID-19 vaccination rate while deployed.

June 22, 2021

Vermont Guardsman Receives Soldier’s Medal for 2020 rescue

On Feb. 29, 2020, Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Dearborn, a Vermont National Guard instructor at the Army Mountain Warfare School, responded to an emergency call from State Police to assist in the rescue of two skiers lost at night, in deteriorating weather near the Stowe Mountain ski area.

June 10, 2021

Vermont National Guard biathletes eye 2022 Beijing Olympics

Three Vermont National Guard biathletes are training hard in anticipation of attending the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. If selected, VTARNG members will make up 37 percent of the U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team.The event

June 8, 2021

40th Army Band Guardsman recalls COVID-19 activations

Staff Sgt. Jordan Snow, a musician with the Vermont Army National Guard’s 40th Army Band, signed up with expectation of continuing his military career as an M-Day Solider: one weekend each month, two weeks per year.The onset

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Col. Gen. Karim Valiyeva, first deputy minister of defense and chief of the general staff of the Azerbaijan Army, presents a gift to Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Nov. 30, 2022. Oklahoma National Guard leaders and a delegation from Azerbaijan met to celebrate their 20-year partnership under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.
Oklahoma Guard, Azerbaijan Celebrate 20-year Partnership
By Leanna Maschino, | Dec. 2, 2022
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma National Guard leaders and an Azerbaijan delegation gathered at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their partnership under the State Partnership Program.“Over the...

On Thanksgiving Day, there was an in-flight medical emergency on Delta flight 1253 from Albany, N.Y., to Atlanta. Master Sgt. Daniel Conley, a senior aerospace medical technician of the 105th Medical Group, Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh, New York, helped assess and care for the passenger.
New York Guardsman Responds to In-flight Medical Emergency
By Tech. Sgt. Daniel Hotter, | Dec. 2, 2022
ALBANY, N.Y. – An ordinary Thanksgiving Day flight turned into an effort to save a life for New York Air National Guard Master Sgt. Daniel Conley, a medical technician assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing.The Nov. 24 trip of...

40th Infantry Division Soldiers take a group photo in their division tactical command post area during Warfighter Exercise 23-2 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Nov. 9, 2022. A warfighter exercise is a 10-day training event used as a capstone for division and corps echelons and is typically conducted biannually.
California National Guard Trains with 3rd Infantry Division
By Maj. Orlandon Howard, | Dec. 2, 2022
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The Georgia-based 3rd Infantry Division and California-based National Guard 40th Infantry Division conducted warfighter exercises at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and Camp Atterbury, Indiana, supported by...

Louisiana National Guardsmen assigned to the 225th Engineer Brigade review a map during Warfighter 23-2 at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Nov. 1, 2022.
Louisiana Guard Engineers Participate in Warfighter Exercise
By 1st Lt. Jamie Green, | Dec. 2, 2022
PINEVILLE, La. – The Louisiana Army National Guard’s 225th Engineer Brigade participated in a warfighter exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Oct. 31–Nov. 15.Warfighter is a tactical command post-exercise to assess unit...

Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Moseman, a New York Army National Guard recruiter, loads a Christmas tree into a FedEx truck at the Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2022. Moseman and other recruiters were participating in Trees for Troops, helping local tree farms donate Christmas trees to families of service members.
New York National Guard Soldiers Share Holiday Spirit
By Sgt. Andrew Valenza, | Dec. 2, 2022
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. – Two dozen New York National Guard Soldiers helped spread the holiday spirit by volunteering to load donated Christmas trees bound for service members and their families across the country.The Soldiers...