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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.

March 1, 2019

Expedited weapon delivery to Senegal proves process

A foreign military sales case that provided M4 carbines to partner country Senegal shows the FMS process is flexible and can be tailored to fit the need.

Jan. 30, 2019

Lengyel: National Guard committed to 'long game' with SPP

The National Guard takes a long-term view of its partnerships with more than one-third of the world’s countries, Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel said during visits to three countries in the Western Balkans this week.

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

Sept. 27, 2018

U.S., Macedonia participate in flood response exercise

A team of nine American first responders traveled to Skopje for a flood response exercise Sept. 17-21. Named Comprehensive Response Vodno 2018, the exercise is part of the U.S. Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness Program, under the Center for Civil-Military Relations.

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.

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Utah National Guard service members with the Region VIII Homeland Response Force, in cooperation with Utah Task Force 1, conduct search-and-extraction training on the new Collapsed Structure Venue Site during a readiness evaluation exercise at Camp Williams, Utah, August 3-7, 2022.
Utah National Guard Displays Readiness During Exercise
By Staff Sgt. Jordan Hack, | Aug. 16, 2022
CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah – Service members with the Utah National Guard’s Region VIII Homeland Response Force displayed efficiency and effectiveness during a readiness validation exercise Aug. 3-7. During the exercise, they...

Maj. Joel Johnson, Bilateral Affairs Officer in the Kingdom of Thailand talks with one of his Royal Thai Army counterparts during a State Partnership Program Exchange on July 31, 2022. Johnson serves as the Bilateral Affairs Officer for the Washington National Guard and the Kingdom of Thailand, supporting the National Guard state Partnership Program.
Wash. Guardsman Helps Strengthen Partnership with Kingdom of Thailand
By Joseph Siemandel, | Aug. 16, 2022
CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – A Washington National Guard Soldier responsible for building international partnerships credits a chance meeting for his current role.  “It was fantastic to have had those introductions,” said Maj. Joel...

The 55th Civil Support Team partnered with Mdewakanton Fire and Public Safety, FBI Minneapolis Hazard Evidence Response Team, and Minnesota State Fire Marshall for a field training exercise near Shakopee, Minnesota, August 3, 2022.
Minnesota National Guard trains with interagency partners
By Staff Sgt. Mahsima Alkamooneh, | Aug. 16, 2022
SHAKOPEE, Minn. — The Minnesota National Guard's St. Paul-based 55th Civil Support Team partnered with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Department of Public Safety, the FBI's Minneapolis Hazardous Evidence Response...

Pfc. Tristian Hines of Somerset, Ky., poses for a photo after his First formation, where he met his unit July, 21, 2022. Hines arrived at his unit Ranger and Airborne qualified thanks to the Ranger Training Leadership Initiative (RTLI) program, a program only National Guard Soldiers qualify for. He was the first Kentucky Guardsman to complete the process successfully.
Kentucky National Guard Soldier Perseveres to Become a First
By Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane, | Aug. 15, 2022
FRANKFORT, Ky  –  It is a rare occasion when a new Soldier, fresh from basic training, shows up to his unit Ranger and Airborne qualified. It is so rare; it has never before been done in the Kentucky National Guard.But for...

U.S. Army Soldiers of Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, participate in a stress shooting exercises at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., Aug. 13, 2022.
Vermont Guardsmen Demonstrate Readiness Under Stress
By Maj. John Detweiler, | Aug. 15, 2022
JERICHO, Vt. – Vermont National Guard Soldiers navigated obstacles, completed fitness tasks and engaged targets during a live-fire exercise conducted by Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), 86th...