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June 29, 2022

Meet Your Guard: Chuck Brewer, director of psychological health

Chuck Brewer has been with the Vermont National Guard for almost three years serving as Director of Psychological Health within the Guard’s Behavioral Services Office at Camp Johnson in Colchester.

March 3, 2022

Soldier Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Claire Johnson

When Staff Sgt. Claire Johnson, a combat medic, joined the New York Army National Guard, she did not anticipate the course her military career would take. “I originally enlisted in the New York Army National Guard when I was 17, right out of high school,” Johnson explained. “My dad was in the military, so he always pushed me in that direction, I never really knew I wanted to be in the Army, I knew I wanted to be in the medical field first.”

Oct. 21, 2021

Biathlon opportunities attract Washington native

Serving in a dual capacity, Pfc. Eli Nielsen’s days are fully occupied. An M-Day, 15 Tango, Black Hawk helicopter maintainer with Detachment 2, Charlie Company 1st Battalion 224th Aviation Regiment, Nielsen is also a member of the Guard’s Biathlon team.

Sept. 28, 2018

Meet Your Guard: SMSgt Jonathan Brownell

This edition of Meet Your Guard highlights Essex Junction resident Senior Master Sgt. Jonathan Brownell, logistics readiness superintendent with the 158th Fighter Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron, Vermont Air National Guard.

Sept. 28, 2018

Meet Your Guard: CMSgt Brian Senecal

This edition of Meet Your Guard highlights Milton resident Chief Master Sgt. Brian Senecal, the superintendent of the 158th Fighter Wing Operations Group, Vermont Air National Guard.

Sept. 28, 2018

Meet Your Guard: TSgt Christopher Brown

This edition of Meet Your Guard highlights Colchester resident Tech. Sgt. Christopher Brown, leader of a fire protection team with the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard

Aug. 31, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Maj. Matthew Wignall

This edition of Meet Your Guard highlights Essex resident Maj. Matthew Wignall, brigade operations officer, Headquarters, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard.

Aug. 24, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Officer Candidate Dylan Gates

This edition of Meet Your Guard highlights Colchester resident Officer Candidate Dylan Gates, an officer candidate with 2nd Modular Training Battlaion,124th Regional Training Institute.

Aug. 24, 2018

Meet Your Guard: Lt. Col. Doran Metzger

This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Milton resident, Lt. Col. Doran Metzger, aeromedical evacuations officer, Joint Force Headquarters, Vermont National Guard.

June 20, 2018

Meet Your Guard: CCE Robert Letourneau

This edition of Meet Your Guard focuses on Essex Junction resident, Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert T. Letourneau, Vermont State Command Chief, Joint Force Headquarters, Vermont National Guard.

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Soldiers with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, 86th Troop Command, Garrison Support Command, Vermont National Guard, performed hoist training with Black Hawk helicopters, Camp Johnson, Colchester, Vermont, Aug. 7, 2020.
Vermont Army Aviation Soldiers Ready for Overseas Mission
By Capt. Mikel Arcovitch, | Feb. 2, 2023
COLCHESTER, Vt. - Aviation Soldiers from Company C, 3-126 Army Aviation, 86th Troop Command, Garrison Support Command, Vermont Army National Guard, will conduct air ambulance missions across their area of responsibility.“This...

Capt. Anthony McClain, the Illinois National Guard director of diversity and inclusion, smiles for a portrait in front of the Illinois National Guard Joint Force Headquarters on Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Ill., Dec. 29, 2022. McClain strives to help the Guard achieve a more inclusive organizational culture.
Illinois Guard Diversity Leader Fosters Inclusive Culture
By Sgt. Trenton Fouche, | Feb. 2, 2023
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Fort Jackson in South Carolina was a long way from the south side of Chicago where Army Capt. Anthony McClain grew up. The intensity of basic combat training and drill sergeants yelling in his face didn’t...

A fighter aircraft integrated avionics specialist assigned to the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, prepares to install an AN/ASQ-236 radar pod Jan. 25, 2023.  The 148th Fighter Wing has been designated as the Air National Guard’s Center for Excellence for all F-16 fighter aircraft.
Air Guard Updates 148th Fighter Wing F-16s with Radar Pods
By Audra Flanagan, | Feb. 1, 2023
DULUTH, Minn. – Subject matter experts from Air Combat Command, Air Force Materiel Command, the Air National Guard, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Reserve Test Center and the 148th Fighter Wing exercised...

Tech. Sgt. Jerad Easterling, from the 172nd Operations Group, center, marshals a truck carrying medical personnel away from the tail of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on Jan. 28, 2023, in Jackson, Mississippi. This was part of a large-scale readiness exercise to test the capabilities of Mississippi Air National Guard Airmen in a contested environment.
172nd Airlift Wing Conducts Readiness Exercise
By Airman 1st Class Shardae McAfee and Tech. Sgt. Vanessa Rivera, | Feb. 1, 2023
JACKSON, Miss. – Airmen from the 172nd Airlift Wing participated in large-scale readiness exercise Jan. 27-29, testing their ability to operate in a deployed environment under various threats.“The LRE is a comprehensive...

Attendees of the National Guard Arctic Interest Council observe the 133rd Contingency Response Flight, Minnesota Air National Guard, operating in extreme cold during the NG-AIC’s quarterly meeting at the Camp Ripley Training Center Jan. 25, 2023. The NG-AIC is a collaboration among states with arctic interests, capabilities, and resources to address the rapidly changing arctic environment.
National Guard Leaders Join Multi-state Arctic Event
By Balinda O’Neal, | Feb. 1, 2023
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. - In the Arctic, steel becomes brittle at -22 degrees Fahrenheit, continuous connectivity at the bandwidth needed for modern military operations lags, and more than 80% of Alaska communities are not...