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May 20, 2022

Vermont Guard demonstrates rotary-wing capabilities for Austrian delegation

On May 12, a day after representatives from the Vermont National Guard and the Republic of Austria formally entered into a State Partner Program, Austrian Defence Minister Klaudia Tanner and staff were provided with rotary-wing flight demonstrations at Camp Johnson, the Vermont National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Colchester, Vermont.

May 18, 2022

Guard Biathletes receive medals for Olympic showing

On May 14, four Vermont Army National Guard soldiers, members of the National Guard Biathlon Program, received medals and recognition for their participation on the US Biathlon Olympic Team during the 2022 Olympics held last February in Beijing.

May 11, 2022

Vermont National Guard, Austria formally recognize partnership

Representatives from the Vermont National Guard and the Republic of Austria formally entered into a partnership May 11 at 2 p.m. Though work between the Austrian military and the Vermont National Guard is not new, the ceremony marked the formal beginning under the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program.

May 10, 2022

Vermont Guard to support training exercise Swift Response 22

More than 120 Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers will participate in training exercise Swift Response 22 in North Macedonia from May 11 to 17. Exercise Swift Response is an annual U.S. Army Europe and Africa multinational training exercise that takes place this year in Eastern Europe, the Arctic High North, Baltics, and Balkans from May 2-24.

May 4, 2022

Meet Vt. Guard’s new substance abuse prevention coordinator

Eliminating the stigma around seeking mental health services is a goal for John Brutzman, the Vermont Guard’s new substance abuse prevention coordinator. “When I started this job, I would often hear that a solider could get trouble for seeking psychological health services, it’s just not the case, and I would like to see that stigma eradicated,” he said.

April 29, 2022

VTANG honors deploying Airmen, families

The Vermont Air National Guard held a deployment ceremony April 28 to recognize the sacrifices of Airmen and their families ahead of the 158th Fighter Wing’s deployment to Europe.“There are not words to tell you how immensely

April 26, 2022

Vt. Guard hosts Level II Military Funeral Honors Train-the-Trainer certification

From April 4-15, 12 Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors Soldiers from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio, New York and Vermont took part in a Level- II MFH Train-the-Trainer certification course at Camp Johnson in Colchester. This marked the first time the Vermont National Guard has ever hosted this certification course.

April 20, 2022

Vt. Guardsman earns master instructor badge

Staff Sgt. Andrew Fryburg, chief instructor at the 124th Regimental Training Institute’s modular training battalion was awarded the Master Instructor Badge on April 19, 2022. During the ceremony, Vermont National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, remarked, “there are fewer that 100 Master Instructors across the Army, so that should give you an idea of the scope of this undertaking and the significance of the award, you are building the future leaders of the US Army.”

April 18, 2022

Airmen lead the way in F-35 transition for 115th Fighter Wing

In preparation for the arrival of the F-35 in spring of 2023, approximately 25 Wisconsin Air National Guardsmen have volunteered to be the first Airmen to receive advanced training at U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard facilities.

April 15, 2022

158th Civil Engineers hone skills at Silver Flag

Tyndall Air Force Base welcomed 14 Green Mountain Boys from the Vermont Air National Guard’s 158th Civil Engineer Squadron to Florida for the annual Silver Flag exercise March 21 to April 1.

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Chief Master Sgt. Caleb Guthemiller, far left, 141st Fatality Search and Rescue Recovery, assists in training Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency personnel in high-angle rope rescue during a simulated search and rescue scenario as part of exercise Gobi Wolf 2022 in Bayankhongor, Mongolia, Sept. 7, 2022. Gobi Wolf is a multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief engagement between military components of the government of Mongolia and U.S. Army Pacific.
Alaska National Guard, Partner Mongolia Join Gobi Wolf Exercise
By Victoria Granado, | Oct. 5, 2022
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - The Alaska National Guard and Mongolia participated in Gobi Wolf 2022, an international exercise focused on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, in Bayankhongor Province,...

Sgt. Eduardo Martinez, a military police officer with the Puerto Rico National Guard's 225th Military Police Company Law Enforcement Detachment, works with his Honduran Armed Forces counterpart to sign visitors into Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras Sept. 14, 2022. The 225th military police have partnered with Honduran forces at Soto Cano Air Base for more than 10 years.
Puerto Rico Guard Provides Security for Honduran Partners
By Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes, | Oct. 5, 2022
SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras – Puerto Rico National Guard military police have provided security alongside their Honduran Armed Forces partners at Soto Cano Air Base for over 10 years, enabling Joint Task Force Bravo, the...

U.S. Army Sgt. Braxton Farmen, 740th Transportation Company, South Dakota Army National Guard, assembles a weapon during the 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion’s first Best Squad Competition at Dakota Nature Park in Brookings, S.D., Sept. 11, 2022. The competition challenged seven squads of Soldiers from each of the 152nd's associated units mentally, physically and technically using multiple tasks focused on core Soldier skills.
South Dakota’s 152nd CSSB Hosts Best Squad Competition
By Staff Sgt. Oscar Valdez, | Oct. 4, 2022
BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota Army National Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion hosted its first Best Squad Competition Sept. 11, bringing together Soldiers from all the battalion’s associated units for...

Col. Eric Leckel, commander of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, speaks during a formal sendoff ceremony Sept. 30, 2022, in downtown Milwaukee. Approximately 280 Soldiers from the brigade’s headquarters company and 357th Signal Company will support Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa to enhance partnerships and stability in the region.
Wisconsin Army Guard Prepares for Africa deployment
By Vaughn R. Larson, | Oct. 4, 2022
MILWAUKEE – Col. Eric Leckel, commander of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, told 280 deploying Soldiers and their families and friends about the historic nature of their upcoming Africa...

Indiana National Guard Soldiers with the 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team pause for a moment of reflection during their departure ceremony at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh Sept. 30, 2022. The Soldiers are deploying to Kosovo.
Hoosier Guardsmen Depart Indiana for Kosovo Deployment
By Master Sgt. Jeff Lowry, | Oct. 4, 2022
INDIANAPOLIS - Approximately 300 Indiana National Guard members with the 38th Infantry Division’s 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team said goodbye to family and friends during a Camp Atterbury ceremony Sept. 30.The Soldiers are...