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June 7, 2023

Delegation from North Macedonia arrives, visits Ethan Allen Firing Range

The Vermont National Guard is hosting a delegation from North Macedonia including including the Minister of Defense, Slavjanka Petrovska, and the Chief of Defense, Lt. Gen. Vasko Gjurchinovski.

May 18, 2023

Vermont National Guard welcomes Senegalese recruit

The Vermont Air National Guard officially welcomed Libass Mbengue into its ranks during an enlistment ceremony, here, May 18.

May 2, 2023

Austrian Ambassador Hosts Vermont Delegation at Investment Summit

Austrian Ambassador to the United States Petra Schneebauer hosted U.S. partners including U.S. Ambassador to Austria Victoria Kennedy, the Adjutant General of Vermont Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight and Vermont Secretary of Commerce Lindsay Kurrle during this year’s SelectUSA Investment Summit.

March 17, 2023

Tactical Insertion in the Arctic, First of Its Kind

Thirty-seven U.S. and Canadian Soldiers were tactically inserted by way of an LC-130 Hercules on Arctic Ocean ice just east of Little Cornwallis Island in Nunavut, Canada, during exercise Guerrier Nordique 23 on March 15, 2023.

March 15, 2023

Can't Get Enough Gurrier Nordique

2023 marks U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shane Yuknis' second visit to the northern most location for the Canadian hosted exercise, Guirrier Nordique. Active duty Soldiers form the 11th Airborne DIvision and National Guard Soldiers from Connecticut, New Hampshire, Utah, National Guard Bureau and Vermont join the Canadian Armed Forces for Guerrier Nordique 2023 in Resolute, Nanuvut, Canada from March 4-March 20.

Feb. 9, 2023

The Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Assistance Support Element (CASE) is now open to all Vermont National Guard Soldiers

The Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Assistance Support Element (CASE) is now open to all Vermont National Guard Soldiers regardless of military occupational specialty or duty location. The CASE is a 200-person element with Vermont providing 100 Soldiers, and Massachusetts providing the other 100.

Dec. 16, 2022

Vermont Adjutant General meets with President of State Partner Senegal

Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, adjutant general of Vermont, and a delegation of the Vermont National Guard met with the President of Senegal and the African Union in Washington D.C. on December 12.

Dec. 5, 2022

Vermont Adjutant General Receives Award From Association of Broadcasters

Vermont Air National Guard Master Sgt. Travis Voyer added to an award-winning year of Vermont National Guardsmen biathletes by being named the U.S. Biathlon Coach of the Year.

Nov. 8, 2022

Voyer Named U.S. Biathlon Coach of the Year

Vermont Air National Guard Master Sgt. Travis Voyer added to an award-winning year of Vermont National Guardsmen biathletes by being named the U.S. Biathlon Coach of the Year.

Sept. 26, 2022

Vermont National Guard scores high following review of sexual assault program

The Vermont National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program has received a favorable assessment from a National Guard Bureau (NGB) Site Assessment Team.

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Col. David Christensen, 142nd Maintenance Group commander, presents 142nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Staff Sgt. Mara Fenwick with a meritorious service medal for acts of bravery Feb. 25, 2024, at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. Fenwick and a fellow Airman intervened when a truck went off the road in Eastern Oregon in May 2023.
Oregon National Guard Airmen Recognized for Bravery
By Senior Airman Yuki Klein, | Feb. 28, 2024
PORTLAND AIR GUARD STATION, Ore. - In May, during a casual drive over a mountain toward Three Rivers Marina on Lake Billy Chinook, Staff Sgt. Mara Fenwick and Senior Airman Bailey Buck, both weapons loaders with the Portland...

U.S. Army Soldiers with the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade and Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa conduct pre-deployment drills with the Armed Forces of Djibouti’s Bataillon d'Intervention Rapide at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 22, 2024. The drills were completed to prepare for exercise Justified Accord, led by U.S Army Southern European Task Force, Africa.
US, African Partners Participate in Justified Accord Exercise
By Maj. Joe Legros, | Feb. 28, 2024
NAIROBI, Kenya - More than 1,000 personnel and units from 23 nations are participating in Justified Accord 2024, U.S. Africa Command’s largest exercise in East Africa, Feb. 26-March 7. Led by U.S. Army Southern European Task...

Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, congratulates Sgt. Maj. Tyson Bumgardner, a graduate of class 001-24 of the Sergeants Major Academy's distance learning course, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Feb. 23, 2024. Whitehead addressed the distance learning graduates and participants of the 10-month resident course.
National Guard Enlisted Leader Speaks to Sergeant Major Students
By Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Pena, | Feb. 28, 2024
FORT BLISS, Texas - Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, spoke to the Army’s latest class of graduating sergeants major at the United States Army Sergeants...

U.S. Army and Air National Guard members of the State Partnership Program discuss plans to integrate efforts with Adriatic partner nations at the National Aerospace Research and Technology Park, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Jan. 24, 2024. By linking U.S. states with partner countries, the SPP enhances military capabilities and interoperability.
State Partnership Directors Share Tips on Adriatic Partnerships
By Lt. Col. Agneta Murnan, | Feb. 28, 2024
ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.J. - State Partnership Program directors of the state National Guards partnered with the Adriatic charter nations shared best practices during a conference hosted by the New Jersey...

A member of the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron holds their position with a simunition modified M4 during training at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Wash., Feb. 6, 2024. Their training, Operation Sulaco, consisted of two days of refresher trainings covering static line parachuting and small team tactics.
Air National Guard Unit Trains for any Situation
By Joseph Siemandel, | Feb. 27, 2024
CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – When U.S. Army Special Forces enter dangerous situations, they often aren’t alone.“Our job as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) or Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) is to integrate with the Army...