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July 11, 2024

Vermont National Guard Rescues Beryl Flood Victims

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers worked with urban search and rescue teams to evacuate 19 people from locations in Barre, Northfield and Moretown experiencing flooding due to heavy rain caused by

April 19, 2024

Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers Compete in Statewide Best Warrior Competition

The Vermont Army National Guard has named its Best Warriors of 2024; Sgt. Zach Joseph of HHC, 3-172nd Infantry, and Spc. Zachary Keefer of A Co. 572 BEB, outscored their peers, earning the titles of Best Warrior among Non-Commissioned Officers and Junior Enlisted Soldiers, respectively.

May 11, 2023

Vermont Proves Their Shooting Skills

Eight Vermont National Guardsmen spent two weeks at Camp Robinson competing against the best military marksmen from across the world during a competition hosted by the Army National Guard from April 24 to May 7.

Sept. 23, 2022

State tuition benefit opens career pathways

Staff Sgt. Joseph Poley is expanding his career options thanks to a law passed in May that provides Guardsmen with up to $16,000 in tuition benefits for Vermont state colleges. Poley, a paralegal NCO with the Vermont National Guard’s Staff Judge Advocate office, said he learned about the new state tuition benefit while discussing financial aid options with Capt. Axel Larson, the Vermont National Guard’s education service officer.

Sept. 22, 2022

Vermont National Guard holds distinguished visitor day for legislators

Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont’s adjutant general, hosted 12 Vermont legislators during a tour of the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vermont, on Sept. 20, 2022. Legislators received a brief from Range Control, a tour of the new Army Mountain Warfare School, and the National Guard Biathlon program.

Sept. 16, 2022

Vermont Guard honors MIAs, former POWs

The Vermont National Guard and Vermont State Guard held a ceremony Sept. 16 at Camp Johnson, Vermont, to honor former prisoners of war and those missing in action, including three former POWs from World War II and a former POW who was captured by North Korea in 1968.

Sept. 14, 2022

Vermont Guard holds annual TAG Match

Every year the Vermont Adjutant General hosts the Combat Marksmanship Competition for Soldiers and Airmen at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vermont. This year's competition was held Sept. 10-11. Commonly called the TAG Match, it is open to all members of the Army and Air National Guard with the intention of promoting marksmanship proficiency. The participants are able to compete for pistol and rifle badges that can be worn on their uniforms. The most coveted of these is the Governor’s Twenty tab, which is worn on the left sleeve above their unit patch.

Sept. 9, 2022

Vt. citizen Soldier honors those lost to suicide

“Twenty-two a day” is a phrase many veterans use to talk about suicide awareness within the veteran community. It’s a number John Brutzman, the Vermont National Guard’s substance abuse prevention coordinator, is working to decrease.

Aug. 29, 2022

186th BSB conducts annual training at Camp Dodge, Iowa

The Vermont Army National Guard’s 186th Brigade Support Battalion completed its annual training at the Army National Guard Sustainment Training Center (STC) at Camp Dodge, Iowa, July 31-Aug. 13.

Aug. 15, 2022

Vermont Guardsmen Demonstrate Readiness Under Stress

Vermont National Guard Soldiers navigated obstacles, completed fitness tasks and engaged targets during a live-fire exercise conducted by Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) on Aug. 13.

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Indiana National Guard Conducts Intensive Mortar Training
By Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Runser, | July 24, 2024
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Members of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment of the Indiana National Guard, completed a critical segment of their annual training this week, focusing on advanced mortar operations...

Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, visits deployed Guard Soldiers in Kosovo, June 21-25, 2024. Whitehead visited Georgia and Iowa National Guard Soldiers stationed at Camp Bondsteel, Camp Film City, and installations across Kosovo.
National Guard Leader Visits Georgia, Iowa Troops in Kosovo
By Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Pena, | July 24, 2024
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - The National Guard’s top enlisted leader discussed readiness, the importance of continuous improvement and the impact the enlisted force has on defense strategy during an enlisted town hall June...

Maj. Zackary Taylor-Warren stands near the entrance to the U.S. Embassy in Fiji July 22, 2024. Taylor-Warren became bilateral affairs officer in the Nevada National Guard this spring and immediately faced multiple high-profile events in the strategically vital South Pacific.
Blue Pacific Events Keep Nevada Bilateral Affairs Officer Busy
By Capt. Emerson Marcus, | July 23, 2024
SUVA, Fiji - A glance at the packed schedule of events in July and this fall underlined the importance of a bilateral affairs officer in the Nevada National Guard.For Nevada’s longtime Army aviator, Maj. Zackary...