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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. 7, 2020

Training Must Go On: VT Guard Hosts Virtual Trauma Care Training with North Macedonia

In an upstairs room at her home in New York, while her children and dogs are playing downstairs, Lt. Col. Sarah Davis, clinical nurse assigned to the 158th Medical Group, Vermont Air National Guard, sits down at her computer screen with pieces of training equipment nearby, hoping to avoid being interrupted. It was September 28, the first day of a three-day trauma nurse training, when she logged on to greet participants virtually - a new normal during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Nov. 3, 2020

Vermont ANG to hold deployment ceremonies

The 158th Fighter Wing will hold three deployment ceremonies Nov. 8 to honor Airmen scheduled to deploy throughout the fall and winter of 2020 as well as their families.

Nov. 2, 2020

Construction begins on new Army Mountain Warfare School facility

The Vermont National Guard is scheduled to break ground on a new $27 million facility for the Army Mountain Warfare School at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site here Nov. 5.

Oct. 28, 2020

Camp Ethan Allen Training Site updates Nov. training schedule

The Camp Ethan Allen Training Site has updated their schedule based on a need for increased firing times, with peak activity expected Between Nov. 1-14 and Nov. 17-20. Vermont units are on a compressed time line because of

Oct. 23, 2020

Soldiers to depart for U.S. Biathlon Pre-World Cup

Four Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers will depart next week to represent the U.S. at the Biathlon Pre-World Cup in Austria Nov. 1.

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By Maj. Brent Mangum, | June 24, 2022
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman John Gebremariam, a services Airman with the 118th Force Support Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, at Berry Field Air National Guard Base, Nashville, Tennessee. Gebremariam, a refugee from Eritrea, gained his U.S. citizenship through the Air Guard.
A Refugee’s Journey to the Tennessee Air National Guard
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