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Feb. 21, 2020

Vermont Soldiers to support North Macedonia natural disaster training

Vermont Soldiers leave for North Macedonia Feb. 22 to assist in developing two potential natural disaster scenarios, with their focus on planning and logistical issues faced in a real-world crisis.

Feb. 12, 2020

Kessel Run Brings 'Mad Hatter' to 158th Fighter Wing

Vermont’s 158th Fighter Wing partnered with Kessel Run to complete its first test and evaluation of their new software, a suite known as Mad Hatter, during February 2020 at the Vermont Air National Guard Base in South Burlington.

Jan. 28, 2020

U.S. Africa Command continues to develop Senegal's Enlisted Development Strategy

U.S. Navy Command Master Chief Ryan P. Burton, U.S. Africa Command acting command senior enlisted leader, met with the Senegal Chief of Defense Lt. Gen. Birame Diop, his staff, and Senegalese command senior enlisted leaders Jan. 22-23, in Dakar City, Senegal.

Jan. 24, 2020

158th Fighter Wing trains in Florida

Airmen, aircraft and support equipment departed this week for a training event known as Southern Lightning at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and are scheduled to return in late March.

Jan. 21, 2020

Breaking Barriers: 158th FW med techs approved to challenge LPN board

When Vermont Air National Guardsman Senior Airman Corbin Bailey graduated Air Force Technical School as a 4N031, the Air Force Specialty Code for an aerospace medical service technician, job prospects in the civilian medical field were limited to EMT or nursing assistant roles.

Jan. 20, 2020

VTNG trains with community health experts

The 15th Civil Support Team partnered with the Vermont Department of Health Jan. 6 to conduct a training exercise entailing an obscure but unnerving scenario.

Jan. 6, 2020

15th CST to participate in training at Vermont Health Dept. Lab

Soldiers and Airmen with the Vermont National Guard's 15th Civil Support Team are scheduled to conduct training Jan. 7 at the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory in Colchester. The public is advised that this is a

Dec. 9, 2019

Vermont ANG selects next wing commander

The 19th wing commander for the 158th Fighter Wing was selected at the Vermont Air National Guard during the December 2019 drill weekend. Col. David Shevchik will assume command of the 158th Fighter Wing.

Dec. 5, 2019

F-35s Continue to Arrive at 158th Fighter Wing

The next three F-35 Lightning II aircraft landed at the Vermont Air National Guard just after 3 p.m. Dec. 5, 2019. These aircraft are part of the 20 total aircraft assigned to the Vermont Air National Guard, with the full complement arriving by summer 2020.

Nov. 8, 2019

158th FW enters new era

Months, and even years, of preparation have now culminated to one day, one event. Rigging and spotlights have been carefully hung over the ceiling of the hangar, while below the aircraft sits perfectly illuminated. Endless work by Airmen with the 158th Fighter Wing has paid off in bringing two new fighter jets to the base in a historic first. Now, their efforts are being presented to countless visitors, including leadership from across the National Guard, with the eyes of the world upon them. With attendees awaiting in the hangar, and the lights dimmed, the men and women of the wing who have made the event possible enter to a standing ovation.

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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...