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Dec. 31, 2020

Airmen honor Vermont’s oldest living veteran

Honor. This is a word that is ingrained into the ethos of men and women who have ever served in the U.S. military. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that when Airmen of the 158th Fighter Wing learned that Vermont’s oldest living veteran, 106-year-old Lenny Roberge who served in WWII, wanted to visit the Vermont Air National Guard, they were excited and started making plans for his visit in November.

Dec. 30, 2020

Military, civilians to repay tax deferments through December 2021

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is planning to extend payroll collections for military members and Department of Defense civilians through December 2021 to reimburse a tax deferment designed to support personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.

Dec. 21, 2020

Vermont Guard restarts Military Funeral Honors training program

Nine cadets from the University of Vermont's ROTC detachment became the first graduates of the Vermont National Guard's Military Funeral Honors training program since 2010 during a ceremony Dec. 18, 2020.

Dec. 21, 2020

2020 in Review

The Vermont National Guard has adapted to provide community support and relief related to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 while continuing to fulfill state and national missions.

Dec. 3, 2020

Vermont ANG civilian wins national award

James Sides, a 158th Security Forces Squadron civilian security operations supervisor, was recently named Air National Guard security forces flight level civilian supervisor of the year for 2020.

Nov. 24, 2020

Vermont ANG to conduct night flying operations

The Vermont Air National Guard is scheduled to begin two weeks of night flying operations here Dec. 1-5 and Dec. 8-11. Nighttime takeoffs will occur between 4:30-6:30 p.m. and nighttime landings will occur between 6-8 p.m.

Nov. 21, 2020

Vermont National Guard prepares new Equal Opportunity Leaders to advise unit commanders

“Diversity” and “inclusion” have become buzzwords from boardrooms to factory floors. But for military organizations, like the Vermont National Guard, these words underscore the importance of its most valuable resource – people. Equal Opportunity Leaders play a critical role in helping leadership recognize and embrace differences in their members as an asset to credibly meet today’s challenges.

Nov. 20, 2020

First of its kind: 158th FW establishes F-35 low-observable shop

As the first Air National Guard unit to base the F-35A Lightning II, the 158th Fighter Wing is certainly familiar with making history and breaking records. Now, the wing claims another title: home of the first F-35 low observable shop in the Air National Guard.

Nov. 19, 2020

COVID-19 test sites move indoors

Soldiers and Airmen with the Vermont National Guard have been operating COVID-19 test sites for the general public since March, but with weather getting colder, they’re moving testing indoors while adhering to public health guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Vermont Department of Health.

Nov. 5, 2020

158th Fighter Wing public affairs specialist receives national recognition

Julie Shea, 158th Fighter Wing public affairs specialist, is the U.S. Air National Guard’s 2020 Outstanding Communication Civilian.

National Guard News
Maryland National Guard members move COVID-19 test kits and face masks on Jan. 24, 2022, at the Maryland Strategic National Stockpile.
Maryland National Guard delivers masks, COVID test kits
By Staff Sgt. Sarah McClanahan, | Jan. 27, 2022
BALTIMORE – The Maryland National Guard’s 729th Quartermaster Composite Supply Company is delivering COVID-19 test kits and masks from a Strategic National Stockpile warehouse to Maryland nursing facilities, testing sites and...

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Nardo, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, injects James Bordeaux with a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Camp Johnson, Vermont, March 18, 2021.
Vermont Guard to help hospitals facing COVID surge
By Maj. J. Scott Detweiler, | Jan. 26, 2022
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Vermont National Guard members will support hospitals struggling to handle a surge of patients sick with the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The Vermont Department of Health has asked the Vermont National Guard...

Massachusetts Army National Guard teamed with Michigan first responders Jan. 24, 2022, to perform hypothermia training at Lake Margrethe near Camp Grayling, Mich. The event took place during Northern Strike 22-1 (Winter Strike), a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.
Massachusetts Guard, first responders train in ‘ice bath’
By Capt. Andrew Layton, | Jan. 26, 2022
GRAYLING, Mich. – Members of the 20th Special Forces Group, Massachusetts Army National Guard, conducted hypothermia training with Michigan first responders Jan. 24 at Lake Margrethe.The event was part of Northern Strike 22-1...

Utah National Guard Spcs. Benjamin Loomis of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, shown here, and Jasper Good of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, will compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on the U.S. Olympic Nordic Combined Team. The Soldiers are with the Utah National Guard Joint Force Headquarters and assigned to the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.
Utah National Guard Soldiers to compete in the 2022 Olympics
By Utah National Guard | Jan. 26, 2022
DRAPER, Utah – Two Utah National Guard Soldiers are going to China on the 2022 U.S. Olympic Nordic Combined Team.Spc. Jasper Good of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and Spc. Benjamin Loomis of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, earned spots...

Firefighters converse during a training exercise hosted by the Connecticut Air National Guard Fire Department Dec. 10, 2021, at Bradley Air National Base, Conn. The CTANG Fire Department collaborated with mutual aid partners to incorporate resources from various fire departments into its incident command system.
Connecticut Air Guard fire department trains with partners
By Master Sgt. Tamara Dabney, | Jan. 25, 2022
EAST GRANBY, Conn. – The Connecticut Air National Guard Fire Department is collaborating with mutual aid partners to conduct familiarization training exercises at Bradley Air National Guard Base.The goal is to incorporate...