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March 22, 2021

ACFT 3.0: Exploring a more inclusive scoring assessment, planks stay

The latest version of the Army Combat Fitness Test, or ACFT 3.0, is exploring the potential use of a performance tier program that accounts for the physiological differences between the genders, head of U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training recently said.

March 19, 2021

Vermont Guardswomen hold book reading for local day care

Guardswomen with the Vermont National Guard showcased military uniforms and equipment while holding a virtual book reading  event for children at a local day care center March 18 as part of Women’s History Month.

March 16, 2021

First ANG F-35 pilot graduates from USAF Weapons School

Nationally recognized as the first Air National Guard unit to be tasked with the F-35A Lightning II mission, Vermont’s 158th Fighter Wing now welcomes another title: home of the first ANG F-35 pilot to graduate from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School.

March 12, 2021

158th FW recognized in National Guard Bureau 2020 Media Contest

The 158th Fighter Wing received three first-place awards in the National Guard Bureau’s 2020 Contest, and Public Affairs Specialist Julie Paroline was named runner-up for Air National Guard communicator of the year, the Vermont adjutant general announced March 12.

March 12, 2021

Adjutant general, women leaders speak with Vermont Commission on Women

Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Greg Knight and several women leaders within the Vermont National Guard spoke via teleconference with members of the Vermont Commission on Women March 10.

March 11, 2021

National Guard leader honors Soldiers, Airmen during visit

Senior leaders with the National Guard Bureau in Washington recognized several Vermont National Guard Soldiers and Airmen for their accomplishments during a visit to the Green Mountain State Feb. 26.

March 10, 2021

Behavioral health specialist embeds with Soldiers and Airmen

For many, being in the National Guard is both an honor and a sacrifice. Balancing civilian careers, family life and missions that can arise on a moment's notice can be rather challenging. Maintaining mental health and wellness is an important part of the mission, especially for a Guardsman. The Vermont National Guard leadership ensured there was a mental health resource for the mission by sending a Soldier uniquely prepared to wear more than one hat of responsibility on duty.

March 9, 2021

Revisiting the 2019 Women's Workshop

Maj. Sarah Pahlete looks at the progress that the Vermont National Guard has made since the 2019 women's workshop and challenges that remain.

March 5, 2021

124th RTI to hold change of command

The Vermont Army National Guard will host a virtual change of command ceremony for the 124th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) March 6 at 10 a.m.Col. William Wagner will assume command from Col. Tracey Poirier in the

March 3, 2021

Task Force Coyote shifts from Covid-19 testing to vaccination

The combined Vermont Air and Army National Guard group comprising Task Force Coyote transitioned March 3 from Covid-19 testing to providing vaccinations to the public.  

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Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry Regiment, fire a Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-guided anti-tank missile during training June 10, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis.
105th Cavalry Seizes Opportunity to Train on Tow Missiles
By Staff Sgt. Kati Volkman, | June 27, 2022
FORT MCCOY, Wis. – Recent history and some hustle enabled the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team to train on Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-guided anti-tank missiles during annual...

Approximately 80 Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1st Battalion of the 148th Field Artillery Regiment and counterparts from California, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin are training with the Royal Moroccan Army in the northern Sahara Desert as part of African Lion ’22.
Idaho National Guard Participates in African Lion Exercise
By Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur, | June 27, 2022
TAN-TAN, Morocco – Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1st Battalion of the 148th Field Artillery Regiment and their counterparts from California, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin are training with the Royal Moroccan...

Airman 1st Class Charlie Saulsbury, 185th Air Refueling Wing medical technician, is on the floor while fellow med techs, Staff Sgt. Skylar Casson, Airman 1st Class Colton Seidler and Master Sgt. Perla Solis, practice first aid techniques. The Airmen are training at the Air National Guard Combat Readiness Training Center in Savannah, Georgia.
Iowa Air Guard Clinicians Train Together in Georgia
By Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot, | June 27, 2022
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Domestic events, worldwide deployments and debates over continuing resolutions have kept Iowa Air National Guard clinicians from training together for more than three years.Much to the relief of Chief Master...

Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, talks with multinational troops supporting a NATO mission, Ādaži Military Base, Latvia, June 16, 2022.
Three Nations, One Goal: Continued Freedom
By Master Sgt. Jim Greenhill, | June 24, 2022
VILNIUS, Lithuania – Three Baltic nations are laser-focused on one goal: defending their independence and territorial integrity.The chief of the National Guard Bureau heard the same message in visits to each country, part of...

New York Air National Guard Airmen who were part of a 2017 mission to save two badly burned crewmen on board the Slovenian bulk carrier Tamar pose with a painting commemorating the mission during an awards ceremony June 4, 2022, at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, New York.
New York Air Guardsmen Recognized for Dramatic Rescue
By Staff Sgt. Kevin Donaldson, | June 24, 2022
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. – On April 24, 2017, seven Airmen from the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing jumped into the night sky over the Atlantic, 1,700 miles from Long Island.Their mission was to provide...