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Nov. 5, 2016

Automatic Chest Compression Device Customer Demonstration

“We are doing a proof of concept demonstration today with the Vermont Guard and we’re going to be looking at form, fit, function and usability inside the aircraft,” said Army Lt. Col. Joseph A. Dominguez III, chief of the material test and evaluation branch of the U.S. Army Medical Department Board. “This is purely a proof of concept and is not a test. We are going to see what they think about is as far as space accommodations.”

Oct. 15, 2016

Vermont Brigade dons 10th Mountain Division Patch

The Vermont Army National Guard's 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) aligned with the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) during a re-patch ceremony at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vermont, Oct. 15.

Sept. 11, 2016

The Adjutant General's Combat Marksmanship Competition

Over 300 Vermont Guardsmen participate in the Adjutant General’s Combat Marksmanship Competition held on Sept. 10 and 11 at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt. There are four areas of competition: combat rifle, pistol, machine gun, and sniper. These competitions test guardsmen on how fast they can react to pop-up targets, memorize items, adjust weapons systems under stressful situations, and fire their designated weapon, which are all basic marksmanship skills.

Sept. 11, 2016

10th Annual Vermont Remembers Run

Members of the Vermont National Guard and the local community joined together for the 10th Annual Vermont Remembers Run, Sept. 11, 2016, at Camp Johnson, Colchester, Vt. The event is a civilian sponsored event, supported by the Vermont National Guard, and brings the military and community together for a common cause.

Aug. 1, 2016

Joint operation Center Displacement training, Vigilant Guard 2016

U.S. Soldiers and Airmen with the Vermont National Guard moved their Joint Operations Center (JOC) for a training exercise simulating a state emergency during Vigilant Guard 2016, from Camp Johnson, Colchester, Vt., to the Army Aviation Flight Facility, South Burlington, Vt., Aug. 1. Training is imperative to ensure readiness that in the case of a real state emergency.

July 30, 2016

Rescuers train in small spaces

The Massachusetts Search and Extraction Team, part of the New England National Guard Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), rescued a simulated casualty from the bottom of the well during Vigilant Guard 2016 at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., July 30, 2016. The team was participating in a Vigilant Guard Exercise that provides an opportunity to improve cooperation and relationships with regional civilian, military, and federal partners in preparation for emergencies and catastrophic events.

July 29, 2016

Bridge Collapse Training Exercise

Soldiers with the 250th Engineers Company, Connecticut National Guard, and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) came together for a simulated bridge collapse exercise, Berlin, Vt., July 29, 2016. This training provided an opportunity for both groups to gain knowledge, while bringing together two entities who don’t often get to train together as a group.

July 29, 2016

Distinguished visitors observe Vigilant Guard 2016

Distinguished visitors from many different countries, states and territories visited Vermont to observe the ongoing events during Vigilant Guard 2016, July 29, 2016. Vigilant Guard is a national level emergency response exercise, sponsored by the National Guard and NORTHCOM, which provides National Guard units an opportunity to improve cooperation and relationships with regional civilian, military, and federal partners in preparation for emergencies and catastrophic events.

July 29, 2016

Search and Rescue

A simulated earthquake shook Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., July 29, 2016 as part of Vigilant Guard 2016. This resulted in several downed trees, as well as collapsed bridges and buildings, with individuals and simulated casualties located throughout the scenario. The scenario was set up to test title 10 forces, state, federal and local agencies, emergency responders and nine states with National Guard units.

July 29, 2016

Security Forces remain vigilant

The Vermont National Guard Force Protection, the Vermont State Guard and Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 86th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 86th Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont National Guard, provides security during Vigilant Guard 2016. This exercise runs from July 22, 2016, to August 2, 2016. Vigilant Guard is a national level emergency response exercise, sponsored by the National Guard and NORTHCOM, which provides National Guard units an opportunity to improve cooperation and relationships with regional civilian, military, and federal partners in preparation for emergencies and catastrophic events.

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Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Ryder and Lt. Col. Nathan Wall, command team for the 746th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, case the unit colors during a transfer of authority ceremony with 68th Division Sustainment Support Battalion at Forward Operating Site Powidz, Poland, Nov. 22, 2022. The casing of the colors is an Army tradition symbolizing proper relief of the outgoing unit.
Cal Guard’s 746 CSSB Hands off Mission to Colorado’s 68 DSSB
By Capt. Lena Witham, | Nov. 25, 2022
POWIDZ, Poland - The 746th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion furled their colors during a transfer of authority ceremony with the 68th Division Sustainment Support Battalion Nov. 22. The 746 CSSB, known as the...

Air Force Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, the SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, attends a red carpet screening event of “Devotion” Nov. 17, 2022. The Georgia National Guard helped support production of the film from March 27-29, 2021.
Guard Wing Supports Film Production of First Black Naval Aviator, MOH Recipient from Korean War
By National Guard Bureau | Nov. 23, 2022
ARLINGTON, Va. - “Devotion” details the heroic efforts of Navy Capt. Thomas Hudner Jr., who purposely crash-landed his own aircraft in an attempt to rescue downed fellow naval aviator Ensign Jesse Brown during the Korean...

Service members from the Pennsylvania National Guard's 3rd CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) Task Force drill through concrete during a Homeland Response Force collective training exercise Nov. 18, 2022, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.
Pennsylvania Guard Conducts Homeland Response Force Exercise
By Brad Rhen, | Nov. 23, 2022
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Pennsylvania National Guard members of the state’s Homeland Response Force conducted a training exercise Nov. 17-20.Almost 400 Soldiers and Airmen from Army and Air National Guard units from across...

Master Sgt. Jamie Bethune tows a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing, on the ramp in Sioux City, Iowa, Nov. 22, 2022. The unit’s aircraft returned to Sioux City this week after operating from Topeka, Kansas, during a runway construction project.
KC-135 Operations Resume at Reopened Sioux City Runway
By Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot, | Nov. 23, 2022
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Military aircraft operations returned to the Sioux City airport this week with the completion of a substantial runway improvement project.While the construction was underway, Iowa Air National Guard members...

New York Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Jeremy Miter, right, a member of the 274th Air Support Operations Squadron, is congratulated by the chief of Brazil’s world-famous Jungle Warfare Training School in Manas, Brazil, Nov. 17, 2022, after completing the international course. Miter attended the course as part of the State Partnership Program agreement between Brazil and the New York National Guard.
New York Air Guardsman Completes Brazil Jungle Training
By Eric Durr, | Nov. 22, 2022
MANAS, Brazil - For New York Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Jeremy Miter, adapting to the heat and humidity of the Amazon basin was the toughest part of the six weeks he spent at Brazil’s jungle warfare school from the end of...