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Sept. 20, 2019

434th ARW helps deliver first F-35s to Vermont ANG

The 434th Air Refueling Wing refueled two F-35s over the Midwest during their delivery to the 158th Fighter Wing out of the Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vermont. The National Guard unit is the first Air National Guard unit to receive the aircraft.

Sept. 17, 2019

158th FW Pilots Reunite for F-35 Lessons in Florida

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., (September 17, 2019) — Two months have gone by of simulators, briefings, debriefings and over 150 hours of instruction. It leads up to being on your own, no backseat, no one with you. There is a certain amount of anxiety that comes with the unknowns of doing something for the first time. For the first flight however, Capt. Jeremy Devlin will be there, a familiar face in roles that are now reversed. Lt. Col. Nathan Graber, a pilot assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron of the Vermont Air National Guard, once instructed Devlin when he was a new F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot. Now, as a new F-35 Lightning II pilot, it is Graber’s turn to be the student.

Aug. 8, 2019

A Vermont Trailblazer Recognized

“I can’t do what I do without the (personnel) team helping. This took a team of people to accomplish what was accomplished, it wasn’t just one person doing it all. In the end, it’s the strength of the personal relationships that you make and the strength of the team that you’re working with – through it all we take care of the Airmen at the end of the day,” said Veronneau.

July 23, 2019

VTANG Readies for F-35 Arrival

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – Airmen across the 158th Fighter Wing gathered at the traffic management office (TMO) of the 158th Logistics Readiness Squadron to assist with the Green Mountain Boy’s landmark induction of support equipment for the F-35 mission. Aspects of data compliance and inventory procedural guidance are some of the required tasks in effort to effectively support the Vermont Air National Guard’s new mission in the upcoming months.

July 3, 2019

VERMONT AIRMEN & SOLDIERS PLACE MAC IN THEIR CROSSHAIRS

Vermont Airmen and Soldiers recently teamed-up against five Air and Army National Guard units for a three-day regional marksmanship competition. From June 21st through the 23rd, guard members from across six states squared off to determine which marksmen will advance to the national level later this year.

June 25, 2019

Taking Charge of Your ANG Officer Career

Commissioned officers, regardless of branch of service, must successfully complete PME coursework to become eligible for their targeted rank and grade. Philbrook was one of a student body of over 200 officers which were divided into groups of 14 to 16 students to discuss, examine and debate an array of topics that usually stemmed from a vast list of reading materials and lectures.

June 20, 2019

Vermont National Guard teams up with Senegal in MEDREX 19-2

U.S. Soldiers and Airmen with the Vermont National Guard traveled to Senegal to participate in military medical readiness exercise, MEDREX 19-2, held from April 7-19. This exercise was a joint-medical initiative that included active-duty, Army Reserve and National Guard service members working together with Senegalese counterparts to help build the readiness of our U.S. medical professionals.

June 18, 2019

Changes in GI Bill transfer benefits coming July 12

ARLINGTON, Va. – Provisions allowing Guard members to transfer some or all of their Post- 9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouse or children are set to change in less than 30 days, limiting the timeframe Soldiers and Airmen

June 14, 2019

VTANG Conducts QRF Training

Airmen of the 158th Fighter Wing recently participated in Quick Reaction Force (QRF) training to prepare for state domestic aid response. The Vermont National Guard trains annually to maintain competency in handling public disturbances and natural disasters.

May 29, 2019

Coming Together for a Good Cause

Throughout early Spring, a dynamic team of Airmen collaborated with a Scouts of America youth camp in part of an ongoing community support initiative that was established in the mid-1990’s. During their time in the hills of the green mountains, Airmen of the Vermont Air National Guard focused their efforts and skills to update key facilities to give camp goers a better experience during their next visit.

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U.S. Airmen with the 105th Airlift Wing, New York National Guard, load an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, belonging to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery Regiment, Kansas Army National Guard, into a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, in St. Joseph, Missouri, June 4, 2021. The HIMARS is a highly mobile artillery rocket system offering the firepower of a multiple-launch rocket system on a wheeled chassis.
105th Airlift Wing recognized with Meritorious Unit Award
By Master Sgt. Sara Pastorello, | Dec. 3, 2021
STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Over 1,300 men and women of the New York Air National Guard’s 105th Airlift Wing has been awarded the Air Force’s Meritorious Unit Award for their accomplishments during...

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Richard “Doc” Strous, who served 26 years and deployed three times with the National Guard, poses for a photo in Afghanistan’s Panjshir province during his deployment with the Vermont National Guard’s 86th Infantry Combat Team (Mountain) in 2010. Earlier this year, Strous was awarded the Silver Star, one of the military’s highest valor for his heroic actions as a medic with the 75th Ranger Battalion in Somalia during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993.
‘Black Hawk Down’ hero receives Silver Star, reflects on distinguished career
By Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes, | Dec. 3, 2021
ARLINGTON, Va. – It is said that medics never stand taller than when they kneel to treat the wounded. As a combat medical specialist, Retired Sgt. 1st Class Richard “Doc” Strous embodied this sentiment throughout his career,...

Airmen assigned to the 109th airlift Wing pose for a photo on top of an LC-130 “ski bird” while preparing for an airdrop mission in support of the Danish military during Operation Arctic Light Nov. 4, in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
NY Air Guard supports Danish forces in Greenland training
By Tech. Sgt. Jamie Spaulding, | Dec. 2, 2021
KASSERLUSSEQUA, Greenland – Thirty-four, New York National Guard Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wing and the 106th Rescue Wing teamed up with Denmark’s Joint Arctic Command during a search and rescue exercise in Greenland from...

U.S. Air National Guard Col. Todd Wiles, commander of the 118th Wing, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Trenton Williams, 118th Wing command chief, right, poses in front of a Bulgarian MiG-29 during a State Partnership visit on Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria.
Tennessee National Guard, Bulgaria strengthen relationship
By Staff Sgt. Jordan Harwood, | Dec. 2, 2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Col. Todd Wiles, commander of the 118th Wing, and Chief Master Sgt. Trenton Williams, 118th WG command chief, with Tennessee National Guard leadership, visited Graf Ignatievo Air Base in Bulgaria to...

Nebraska National Guard Soldiers and Airmen set up equipment, donning protective suits and erecting tents for the Nebraska National Guard Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) team.
Nebraska CERFP conducts readiness exercise
By Airman 1st Class Alexander Schriner, | Dec. 2, 2021
MEAD, Neb. — A wide-open field lay next to some abandoned and damaged buildings at the Nebraska National Guard’s Mead training site. Once the command was given for the exercise to begin, trucks and trailers swarmed into the...