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Aug. 24, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Lt. Col. Doran Metzger

This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Milton resident, Lt. Col. Doran Metzger, aeromedical evacuations officer, Joint Force Headquarters, Vermont National Guard.

Aug. 23, 2018

PAST MEETS PRESENT: GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS HOST WORLD WAR II COMBAT PILOT SHORTLY BEFORE HIS PASSING

Lyndol Palin, who passed away on July 14th, was a 96‐year old combat veteran who flew 35 missions as a B‐17 pilot in the European theater during the Second World War. He was assigned to the 385th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force and received the Distinguished Flying Cross while flying combat missions over Nazi‐occupied Europe. Mr. Palin grew up in Derby, Vermont, always dreaming to be a pilot, and lived there with his wife of 73 years, Evelyn

June 26, 2018

CSAF Presents Kolligian Trophy to Air National Guard Pilot

Lt. Col. Daniel Finnegan, Vermont Air National Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing plans officer, was presented the Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein at the Pentagon, June 25, 2018.

June 25, 2018

June Newsletter

The June newsletter focuses on the 158th Security Forces Squadron, promotions, Meet your Guard, and a video of the month.

June 25, 2018

N.Y. Guard MPs train with Vermont Guard troops at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM, N.Y. — A 36-hour base security exercise was the highlight for Soldiers of the 206th Military Police Company during their June 3-21 annual training at Fort Drum. The Soldiers from the 206th were conducting an

June 20, 2018

Meet Your Guard: CCE Robert Letourneau

This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Essex Junction resident, Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert T. Letourneau, Vermont State Command Chief, Joint Force Headquarters, Vermont National Guard.

June 20, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Tech. Sgt. Matt Dykas

This edition of Meet your Guard focuses on Tech. Sgt. Matt Dykas, a Colchester native and low observable aircraft structural maintenance specialist with the 158th Fighter Wing.

June 15, 2018

Army Aviation Deployment Newsletter

This newsletter focuses on the deploying Soldiers of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment (Air Ambulance).

June 1, 2018

May Newsletter

The May newsletter focuses on the 172nd Public Affairs Detachment, promotions, Meet your Guard, and a video of the month.

May 3, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Sgt. James Hance

This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Sgt. James Hance, a 12B combat engineer with Bravo Company, 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), who is also a native of Burlington, Vt., currently living in Northfield. Hance worked with the Senegalese Army to build and repair a firing range in Senegal.

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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...