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March 31, 2021

Women make history in Vermont ANG

The 158th Fighter Wing has made history: For the first time, three female Airmen from the wing have taken top honors in the Vermont Air National Guard’s annual Airman of the Year awards.

March 30, 2021

Vermont National Guard’s 'JEEP' sees dividends

In October 2020, the Vermont National Guard announced to its members the implementation of a new Joint Enlistment Enhancement Program (the “JEEP”) and welcomed its first eligible enlistment into their Air National Guard soon after.

March 29, 2021

Bicultural, Bilingual, Proud: Soldier reflects on her dual heritage

Spc. Marisol Gameros, who was assigned to the Vermont National Guard at the Naval Observatory in D.C., was the first person in her family born in the United States. She returned with her family to Mexico six months after being born, to Tuxpan, Mayarit, the same town her parents had initially left.

March 29, 2021

Vermont Air National Guard responds to aircraft fire at Burlington International Airport

The 158th Fire Department responded to a civilian aircraft fire on a runway of Burlington International Airport on the evening of March 24.

March 26, 2021

Vermont Guard leaders hold town hall to address residents’ questions

Vermont National Guard leaders held a virtual town hall March 25 to address residents’ questions and concerns related to the 158th Fighter Wing’s F-35 Lightning II mission and a recent report of a Soldier who has not maintained the standard of conduct expected from members of the Guard.

March 26, 2021

158th Fighter Wing NCO receives NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award

The special emphasis program manager for the Vermont Air National Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing received the 2021 Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the state adjutant general announced March 26. 

March 24, 2021

Adjutant general, Vermont Guard leaders to hold town hall

Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont's adjutant general, and other members of Vermont National Guard leadership will discuss and answer questions on a number of topics related to the Guard March 25 at 6 p.m.

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.

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Kenneth C. McNeill, a senior executive service member and the chief information officer of the National Guard Bureau, speaks to Project Theia officials and other interested parties during a discussion at the Pentagon Feb., 2, 2023. Named after the Greek goddess of sight, Theia centralizes video data, then applies Artificial Intelligence solutions to increase situational awareness among those responding to natural or man-made disasters.
Guard Employs AI to Battle Wildfires, Improve Disaster Response
By Master Sgt. Erich Smith, | April 8, 2024
ARLINGTON, Va. - Inside the bustling confines of an operations center, National Guard members quickly assemble information from multiple sources, piecing together the “big picture” from ground and air personnel as they fight...

Air Force Staff Sgt. Javin Delgado, an electronic warfare specialist with the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing, prepares to calibrate electronic warfare equipment as Senior Airman Oscar Mendoza, a space systems operator with the 148th Space Operations Squadron, looks on during Vulcan Guard Bolt 6, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 27, 2024. Though not part of the mission planning portion of the space-focused exercise, Delgado and Mendoza showcased EW assets to Vulcan Guard participants and distinguished visitors.
National Guard-led Space Exercise Helps Build Programs for NATO Partners
By Air Force Master Sgt. Erich B.Smith, | April 8, 2024
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – About 50 members of the Air National Guard and Romanian and Polish Armed Forces focused on space as a warfighting domain during exercise Vulcan Guard Bolt 6 at NATO’s Allied Air Command in late...

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 178th Mission Support Group and 123d Air Control Squadron board a UH-60 Black Hawk from 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment, during Operation Guide Wire on Springfield-Beckley Air National Guard Base, Ohio, April 4, 2024. The UH-60 transported Airmen to a landing zone at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where a tactical operations center was set up.
Operation Guide Wire Broadens 178th Airmen’s Skills
By Staff Sgt. Constantine Bambakidis, | April 8, 2024
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Airmen from the 178th Mission Support Group worked with 123d Air Control Squadron members and Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment, during Operation Guide Wire, an Agile Combat Employment...

U.S. Army Capt. Michael Humphrise and U.S. Army Maj. Bill Seskey receive an island tour of Jamaica by plane Feb. 21, 2024. Members of the District of Columbia Army National Guard joined forces with elite U.S. and Canadian Special Operations Forces for a subject matter expert exchange.
US, Canadian Special Forces Forge Partnerships in Jamaica
By Maj. Matthew Dewaegeneer, | April 8, 2024
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The District of Columbia Army National Guard joined forces with elite U.S. and Canadian Special Operations Forces for a subject matter expert exchange in Jamaica.The collaboration with SOF counterparts...

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Robert Wittig, left, closes the helmet on Senior Airman Russell J. Bongiovanni’s EOD-10E bomb suit. The explosive ordnance disposal technicians with the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, were participating in the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield Explosives Characterization, Exploitation, and Mitigation Course at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, New Jersey, March 27, 2024.
New Jersey, Delaware, Idaho Guard Conduct Interagency Training
By Mark Olsen, | April 5, 2024
TRENTON, N.J. - The New Jersey, Delaware and Idaho National Guard participated in interagency chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives training with the FBI and state and local law enforcement...