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June 4, 2021

Vermont National Guard Solider completes French Desert Commando Course

According to Spc. Caylen De Los Reyes, successfully completing the French Desert Commando Course not only improved individual readiness, the demanding training also helped the Vermont Guardsman prepare for the U.S. Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection course. 

June 3, 2021

Deployment ceremonies signal end of 2021 departures

The Vermont Army National Guard conducted three deployment ceremonies in Mid-May marking completion of the departure of approximately 950 Soldiers to overseas locations in support of U.S. Europe, U.S. Africa and U.S. Central

June 2, 2021

Soldiers prepare for new ACFT

Introducing Vermont National Guard Solders to the new Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 has required Staff Sgt. Yolande Allen to attend Master Fitness Trainer School, read numerous regulations and "memorize Field Manual 7-22, Holistic Health and Fitness," Allen said. In addition to duties of the VTARNG ACFT coordinator, Allen is a member of the 40th Army Band.

May 28, 2021

Vermont seeks to build upon partnership with North Macedonia

Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, the state adjutant general, will travel to North Macedonia May 29, accompanied by Vermont Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Lindsay Kurrle, the state secretary of commerce and community development, to discuss how the state might build upon the existing State Partnership Program into economic areas.

May 28, 2021

TAG shares Memorial Day thoughts

Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont's adjutant general, shares some thoughts as the 2021 Memorial Day weekend begins.

May 23, 2021

Remote TAC-V Training

The Vermont Army National Guard’s Security and Support (S&S) aviation unit spent the warm spring days of May traveling around the state to practice their skills in new locations. On one of these missions, the unit inserted two soldiers into a remote location to independently set up and operate communications equipment known as tactical video downlink (TAC-V).

May 21, 2021

Anshan native trades Qianshan Mountain for Green Mountains

Spc. Mike Liu, a native of Anshan, China, joined the Vermont Army National Guard through the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program, which allows non-U.S. citizens with certain skills to enlist and apply for citizenship.

May 19, 2021

Vermont ANG Airman honored during EMS week

Staff Sgt. Nathan Bourn, a munitions specialist with the Vermont Air National Guard and a firefighter with more than a decade of experience, was recognized during National Emergency Medical Services Week for rescuing several dogs from a burning home.

May 19, 2021

Vermont ARNG holds sendoff for Task Force Mansfield

The Vermont Army National Guard held a sendoff ceremony May 18, 2021, at Camp Johnson, Vermont, for Soldiers assigned to Task Force Mansfield and the 172nd Public Affairs Detachment. The Soldiers among the last of about 1,000 to deploy to U.S. European Command and U.S. Central Command to support federal missions.

April 28, 2021

Vermont Army Guard becomes first state authorized to recruit women into all units

Women may now join any combat arms unit in the Vermont Army National Guard, following authorization by National Guard Bureau issued today.  The Vermont Army National Guard is the first in the nation to open all combat arms units within its organization to the recruitment of women.  

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U.S. Airmen with the 105th Airlift Wing, New York National Guard, load an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, belonging to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery Regiment, Kansas Army National Guard, into a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, in St. Joseph, Missouri, June 4, 2021. The HIMARS is a highly mobile artillery rocket system offering the firepower of a multiple-launch rocket system on a wheeled chassis.
105th Airlift Wing recognized with Meritorious Unit Award
By Master Sgt. Sara Pastorello, | Dec. 3, 2021
STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Over 1,300 men and women of the New York Air National Guard’s 105th Airlift Wing has been awarded the Air Force’s Meritorious Unit Award for their accomplishments during...

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Richard “Doc” Strous, who served 26 years and deployed three times with the National Guard, poses for a photo in Afghanistan’s Panjshir province during his deployment with the Vermont National Guard’s 86th Infantry Combat Team (Mountain) in 2010. Earlier this year, Strous was awarded the Silver Star, one of the military’s highest valor for his heroic actions as a medic with the 75th Ranger Battalion in Somalia during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993.
‘Black Hawk Down’ hero receives Silver Star, reflects on distinguished career
By Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes, | Dec. 3, 2021
ARLINGTON, Va. – It is said that medics never stand taller than when they kneel to treat the wounded. As a combat medical specialist, Retired Sgt. 1st Class Richard “Doc” Strous embodied this sentiment throughout his career,...

Airmen assigned to the 109th airlift Wing pose for a photo on top of an LC-130 “ski bird” while preparing for an airdrop mission in support of the Danish military during Operation Arctic Light Nov. 4, in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
NY Air Guard supports Danish forces in Greenland training
By Tech. Sgt. Jamie Spaulding, | Dec. 2, 2021
KASSERLUSSEQUA, Greenland – Thirty-four, New York National Guard Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wing and the 106th Rescue Wing teamed up with Denmark’s Joint Arctic Command during a search and rescue exercise in Greenland from...

U.S. Air National Guard Col. Todd Wiles, commander of the 118th Wing, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Trenton Williams, 118th Wing command chief, right, poses in front of a Bulgarian MiG-29 during a State Partnership visit on Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria.
Tennessee National Guard, Bulgaria strengthen relationship
By Staff Sgt. Jordan Harwood, | Dec. 2, 2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Col. Todd Wiles, commander of the 118th Wing, and Chief Master Sgt. Trenton Williams, 118th WG command chief, with Tennessee National Guard leadership, visited Graf Ignatievo Air Base in Bulgaria to...

Nebraska National Guard Soldiers and Airmen set up equipment, donning protective suits and erecting tents for the Nebraska National Guard Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) team.
Nebraska CERFP conducts readiness exercise
By Airman 1st Class Alexander Schriner, | Dec. 2, 2021
MEAD, Neb. — A wide-open field lay next to some abandoned and damaged buildings at the Nebraska National Guard’s Mead training site. Once the command was given for the exercise to begin, trucks and trailers swarmed into the...