An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Vermont National Guard Logo

News

Articles
News | Feb. 3, 2022

Schedule released for Vermont National Guard Olympic biathletes

By Don Branum Vermont National Guard Public Affairs

Vermont National Guard Olympic biathletes will compete in televised events Feb. 5-16, with possibilities to compete on Feb. 18 and 19, National Guard Biathlon training officials announced Feb. 3.

Most events will be televised live in the early morning hours on NBC Sports and on www.peacocktv.com, with rebroadcast on USA Network later in the day.

Vermont National Guard biathletes were named Jan. 11. Spc. Deedra Irwin will make her Olympic debut on the U.S. Women’s Biathlon Team. Spcs. Sean Doherty and Leif Nordgren will compete on the U.S. Men’s Biathlon Team, with Spc. Vaclav Cervenka available as an alternate.

“I couldn’t be more proud. I know all of the hard work and dedication our athletes and coaches put in every day,” said Maj. Kevin Elmer, the National Guard Biathlon coordinator. “Now they will get to represent their country at the pinnacle of athletic competition.”

Irwin called her selection to the U.S. Women’s Biathlon Team surreal.

“You dream about something and chase it with everything you’ve got,” she said. “Now, to be able to compete in the Olympics ... I am just so honored, and I can’t wait to compete in Beijing.”

The full schedule of televised events and Vermont National Guard biathletes is below. All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.

Feb. 5: Irwin and Doherty are likely to appear on NBC Sports and Peacock at 4 a.m. and on USA Network at noon. The full list of competitors will be announced Feb. 4.

Feb. 7: Irwin will compete in the women’s individual 15k at 4 a.m. on NBC Sports/Peacock and at 9:40 a.m. on USA Network.

Feb. 8: Doherty and Nordgren will compete in the men’s individual 20k at 3:30 a.m. on NBC Sports/Peacock and 4:35 a.m. on USA Network.

Feb. 11: Irwin will compete in the women’s 7.5k sprint at 4 a.m. on NBC Sports/Peacock, 11:30 a.m. on USA Network, and 11:35 p.m. on NBC Primetime.

Feb. 12: Doherty and Nordgren will compete in the men’s 10k sprint at 4 a.m. on NBC Sports/Peacock and on USA Network.

Feb. 13: If they place in the top 60 in their sprint races, Irwin, Doherty and Nordgren will compete in the women’s 10k and men’s 12.5k pursuits, respectively, at 4 a.m. on NBC Sports/Peacock. USA Network will carry the women’s 10k at 4 a.m. and the men’s 12.5k at 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 15: Doherty and Nordgren will compete, and Cervenka may compete, in the men’s 4x7.5k relay at 2:45 a.m. on NBC Sports/Peacock and at 11 a.m. on USA Network.

Finally, the men’s 15k mass start will be shown Feb. 18 at 4 a.m. on NBC Sports/Peacock and 7 p.m. on USA Network, and the women’s 12.5k mass start will be shown Feb. 19 at 4 a.m. on NBC Sports/Peacock and USA Network.

National Guard News
Cabo Verde military leaders pose for a picture with Airmen from the 157th Air Refueling Wing at Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire, May 9, 2024. The State Partnership Program exchange enabled Cabo Verde leaders to learn more about the wing's mission and where the partners can work together as Cabo Verde explores a military aviation program.
New Hampshire Guard Welcomes Cabo Verde State Partners
By Tech. Sgt. Victoria Nelson, | May 17, 2024
PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.H. - Cabo Verde military leaders visited New Hampshire National Guard Airmen at the 157th Air Refueling Wing for a three-day State Partnership Program exchange May 7-10.“These visits continue...

U.S. Air Force cyber operators and maintainers with the 103rd Air Control Squadron, Connecticut Air National Guard, unload a Tactical Operations System-Lite kit from a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard, at Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia, May 15, 2024. As part of exercise Sentry Savannah, the 103rd ACS was the first National Guard unit to deploy and establish a cloud-based radar and radio connection from an austere, remote location using the TOC-L.
Connecticut Guard Deploys Cloud-Based Radar/Radio Connection
By Master Sgt. Morgan Whitehouse, | May 17, 2024
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Airmen from the 103rd Air Control Squadron, Connecticut Air National Guard, became the first National Guard unit to deploy and execute a cloud-based radar and radio connection of the Tactical Operations...

U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 104th Fighter Squadron, assigned to the Maryland Air National Guard, and support personnel participated in Desert Flag 2024 May 9, 2024. The exercise included 10 countries and 12 separate airframes to build upon a cohesive fighting force in the defense of the Arabian Peninsula.
Maryland Air Guard Participates in Desert Flag 2024
By Tech. Sgt. Mercedee Wilds, | May 17, 2024
UNDISCLOSED LOCATION - U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles from the 335th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina and U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 104th Fighter Squadron, assigned...