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April 19, 2024

Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers Compete in Statewide Best Warrior Competition

The Vermont Army National Guard has named its Best Warriors of 2024; Sgt. Zach Joseph of HHC, 3-172nd Infantry, and Spc. Zachary Keefer of A Co. 572 BEB, outscored their peers, earning the titles of Best Warrior among Non-Commissioned Officers and Junior Enlisted Soldiers, respectively.

April 10, 2024

Sisters-in-Arms

Within the ranks of the United States military, sharing a last name is not all that uncommon, but for U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sarah Gerry and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Laura Gerry, it's more than just a coincidence, that’s because the two are sisters.

March 29, 2024

Sgt. Ashley Weatherwalks: Pioneering a Path in the Vermont National Guard

As Women's History Month draws to a close, the Vermont National Guard takes a moment to spotlight Sgt. Ashley Weatherwalks. Originating from Florida, Massachusetts, Weatherwalks is the first female Soldier in Blackjack Troop out of Bennington, Vermont, and the first female U.S. Soldier to accomplish an iteration of the Arctic exercise, Guerrier Nordique.

March 28, 2024

Burlington City Council Votes Unanimously to Establish Sister City Partnership with Thies-East, Senegal

In a landmark decision on Monday, March 25, 2024, the Burlington City Council voted unanimously to forge a sister city relationship with Thies-East, Senegal. This partnership marks a significant step in bolstering the cultural, academic, environmental, and commercial ties between Vermont and Senegal.

March 10, 2024

Vermont National Guard Biathletes compete in the World Cup at Soldier Hollow

It has been five years since the United States played host to the International Biathlon Union World Cup and three of the Americans competing in Soldier Hollow are Vermont National Guard Soldiers.

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An A-10 Warthog and F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Test Center, an F-16 from the 177th Fighter Wing, an F-35A Lighting II from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, and an F-22 Raptor, operated by the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons, assemble during exercise Sentry Aloha 24-2 June 6, 2024, above the island of Hawaii. This iteration of the exercise involved approximately 1,060 participants and more than 40 aircraft from nine states,  operating out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and Onizuka Kona International Airport, Keāhole.
Hawaii Air National Guard Hosts Sentry Aloha Joint Exercise
By Tech. Sgt. John Linzmeier, | June 17, 2024
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - The Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing concluded the latest iteration of its ongoing fighter exercise, Sentry Aloha 24-2, June 12 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.This two-week...

U.S. Army North stages a practice hurricane response during the 2024 Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept drill at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, June 4, 2024. The drill prepares ARNORTH and other federal agencies to respond to such disasters and safeguard American citizens.
National Guard, US Army North, FEMA Train for Hurricane Response
By Capt. Tara Santon and 1st Lt. Karlee Skaggs, | June 17, 2024
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – More than 150 military and civilian partners joined U.S. Army North in person and virtually for a Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill June 4.“We are being watched...

An F-35B Lightning II is refueled on the flightline of the Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, while parked next to an F-15C Eagle, June 8, 2024. F-35s from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 and F-15s from the 144th Fighter Wing conducted fourth- and fifth-generation fighter integration training June 7-9 to refine and sharpen their skills while completing required flight training hours.
Cal Air Guard F-15 Pilots Train with Marine Corps F-35 Pilots
By Maj. Jason Sanchez, | June 17, 2024
FRESNO, Calif. - California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing and its 194th Fighter Squadron teamed up with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 out of Yuma, Arizona, June 7-9 to conduct fighter integration training.The...