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Oct. 15, 2021

Vermont National Guard to add Austria as third State Partner

The Vermont National Guard will welcome the Republic of Austria as the third member of their State Partnership Program.

Oct. 13, 2021

Vermont Guard Soldiers introduce students to heavy equipment

The Center for Technology Essex has partnered with the Vermont National Guard for years to offer students hands-on vocational training, but a visit to the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site on Oct. 12 marked the first chance for an entire classroom of students to attend.

Oct. 6, 2021

VTANG Partners with USDA for Rabies Vaccine Study

A collective partnership that began more than 10 years ago between the Vermont Air National Guard, the Burlington International Airport and the United States Department of Agriculture continues to aid in the prevention of rabies-related deaths. This summer, the VTANG and the USDA’s National Rabies Management Program collaborated with the goal of preventing the spread of rabies in wildlife by containing and eliminating the virus.

Oct. 6, 2021

Joint Task Force Coyote continues COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Recently extended until Dec. 31, the Vermont National Guard’s support to the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues. According to Maj. Daniel Dykeman, officer in charge of the Guard’s COVID joint task force, “JTF Coyote is currently occupied conducting vaccination clinics to meet the needs of the State of Vermont.”

Oct. 1, 2021

Vermont National Guard force protection officers practice active shooter response

On Sept. 26-27, the Vermont National Guard hosted a first-of-its-kind active shooter response training conducted at the Vermont Army Mountain Warfare School in Jericho by state civilian force protection employees from the Vermont Army and Air National Guard as well as Air Force security forces Airmen from the 158th Fighter Wing.

Sept. 23, 2021

Vermont Guardsman awarded $8,000 for M17 training round extraction solution

Shortly after the U.S. Army adopted the M17 service pistol in 2017, new individual weapons qualifications requiring the use of Dummy, Drilled, Inert (DDI) practice rounds prior to attempting the live fire qualification course were implemented.

Sept. 21, 2021

Vermont, North Macedonia officials discuss expanding state partnership

The Vermont National Guard hosted a press conference Sept. 21 with North Macedonia Defense Minister Radmila Shekerinska, Vermont Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Secretary of Commerce and Community Development Lindsay Kurrle to discuss new steps toward increased cooperation between the state and the new NATO ally.

Sept. 16, 2021

Training is Critical: Current Vermont Deployments are Proof

Training in the Army prepares Soldiers for a variety of circumstances and events. Vigilant Guard is a training event that puts to test our response to domestic emergencies. The Joint Readiness Training Center at Folk Polk, Louisiana, trains Soldiers to operate in a combat environment. Vermont Soldiers conducted pre-mobilization training at Fort Bliss and Fort McGregor prior to their deployments, focusing on a variety of elements Soldiers would most likely face on deployment. All the jobs and specialties in the Army are put to the test to make sure Soldiers are ready for whatever missions they may face. Our current deployments across the world are clear evidence as to why training is so important.

Sept. 15, 2021

Vermont National Guard continues pandemic support at Medical Countermeasures Warehouse

Soldiers and Airmen of the Vermont National Guard continue to support delivery of Personal Protective Equipment and COVID-19 vaccines from the State of Vermont’s Medical Countermeasures Warehouse.

Sept. 1, 2021

158th religious affairs team hones combat skills

Airmen with the 158th Chaplain office participated in the second annual Deployed Security Operations Chaplains Course at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vermont, Aug. 24-26.

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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...

The Virginia National Guard staged eight Soldiers and four tactical trucks capable of high water transportation on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and 12 Soldiers and six trucks at readiness centers in the Hampton Roads area Oct. 3. The Guard was prepared to respond to potential severe weather if needed.
Virginia National Guard Prepared for Possible Severe Weather
By Cotton Puryear, | Oct. 3, 2022
RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia National Guard staged Soldiers and trucks in the Eastern Shore and Hampton Roads areas Oct. 3 to respond to potential severe weather.Eight Soldiers and four tactical trucks capable of high water...