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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.

Oct. 23, 2020

Vermont ANG to conduct night flying operations

The Vermont Air National Guard will begin night flying operations Oct. 27-30, with takeoffs occurring between 5-7 p.m. and landings occurring around 8-10 p.m.

Oct. 1, 2020

Vermont Soldiers named to National Guard marathon team

Two Vermont National Guard soldiers earned spots on the elite All-Guard Marathon Team during a trial race in Omaha, Nebraska, on Sept. 20.

Sept. 22, 2020

15th CST to conduct exercise Sept. 23

The Vermont National Guard's 15th Civil Support Team is scheduled to conduct exercises as part of an evaluation near the Enosburg Falls Armory Sept. 23.

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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...

A 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II refuels a 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk during training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 23, 2020. During a March 30, 2024, medical evacuation mission from JBER to near Ruby about 175 miles west of Fairbanks on the Yukon River, HC-130 refueling was necessary to extend the range of the HH-60.
Alaska Air Guard Rescue Airmen Help 3 Over Easter Weekend
By David Bedard, | April 5, 2024
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guard rescue personnel of the 176th Wing medically evacuated a stroke victim from Bethel March 30 before rescuing two injured snowmachine riders near Ruby the same...