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May 3, 2019

Extreme. Deliberate. Austere: SILVER FLAG

March 2019: Civil Engineering and Fire Fighter Airmen from the 158th Fighter Wing attend a 10-day guantlet of training in Germany; known as "Silver Flag."

April 23, 2019

Close Yet Far: A Rescue Story

Typically, tragedy happens to someone else far away. We watch or read the unnerving stories that detail the most austere cases, often feeling pain and empathy for the victims. This is the usual perspective until something does happen close to home.

April 9, 2019

Viper Out: Vermont Ends 33 Years of F-16 Operations

A crowd of nearly 2,000 members, family, retirees and freinds attended the Viper Out event at the 158th Fighter Wing, on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The F-16 mission have left the VTANG after 33-years of service as the Wing anticipates the arrival of the F-35 Lightning II in the Fall, 2019.

April 3, 2019

The Rocky Mountains Get A Little Greener

Shortly after the turn of the New Year, leadership of the 158th Maintenance Group at the Vermont Air National Guard, were contacted by their Colorado Air National Guard counterparts. This correspondence described a circumstance that led to a handful of Green Mountain Boys spending several weeks in the Rockies. As conveyed, the Colorado Phase Dock element of the Maintenance Group reached out to like-units for support in preparing large scale aircraft.

April 1, 2019

The Vermont National Guard Family: Bittersweet Hello's & Goodbye's

U. S. Army Col. Gregory Knight, assumed command as the authorities were relinquised by Vermont's Adjutant General, U.S. Air Force Steven A. Cray, the outgoing commander of the Vermont National Guard.

Sept. 28, 2018

Meet Your Guard: SMSgt Jonathan Brownell

This edition of Meet Your Guard highlights Essex Junction resident Senior Master Sgt. Jonathan Brownell, logistics readiness superintendent with the 158th Fighter Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron, Vermont Air National Guard.

Sept. 28, 2018

Meet Your Guard: CMSgt Brian Senecal

This edition of Meet Your Guard highlights Milton resident Chief Master Sgt. Brian Senecal, the superintendent of the 158th Fighter Wing Operations Group, Vermont Air National Guard.

Sept. 28, 2018

Meet Your Guard: TSgt Christopher Brown

This edition of Meet Your Guard highlights Colchester resident Tech. Sgt. Christopher Brown, leader of a fire protection team with the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard

Aug. 31, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Maj. Matthew Wignall

This edition of Meet Your Guard highlights Essex resident Maj. Matthew Wignall, brigade operations officer, Headquarters, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard.

Aug. 24, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Officer Candidate Dylan Gates

This edition of Meet Your Guard highlights Colchester resident Officer Candidate Dylan Gates, an officer candidate with 2nd Modular Training Battlaion,124th Regional Training Institute.

National Guard News
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...