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Feb. 3, 2022

Schedule released for Vermont National Guard Olympic biathletes

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.

Jan. 6, 2022

Meet Jordan Imhoff: Vermont Guard’s new psychological health coordinator

The Vermont National Guard has a new psychological health coordinator. In October 2021 Jordan Imhoff was hired for the position. Imhoff previously served as the Vermont National Guard Alcohol and Drug Control Officer in the Behavioral Services Office.

Dec. 23, 2021

Newest 186th command sergeant major seeks to grow Soldiers’ potential

The newest command sergeant major for the 186th Brigade Support Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), might not have served beyond her first enlistment if not for a couple of non-commissioned officers who saw her potential and the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Now, Command Sgt. Maj. Melinda Crosby wants to help bring out the potential in the Soldiers in her unit.

Dec. 17, 2021

The Vermont National Guard in 2021: Looking back on a busy year

In 2021 the Vermont National Guard fully engaged both federal and state missions. Overseas deployments and Joint Task Force Coyote, a critical component of the State’s response to the COVID-19, resulted in a high operational tempo, one not experienced in past years.

Nov. 30, 2021

Vermont Guard bids farewell to director of military support

Col. Randall Gates retired from the Vermont Army National Guard on Nov. 30, ending a 38-year military career. Prior to his retirement Gates was the Director of Military Support.

Nov. 19, 2021

Vermont Guard's senior chief warrant officer retires

Chief Warrant Officer 5 James M. Woodworth will retire from the Vermont National Guard on Nov. 23, after more than 40 years of service.

Nov. 12, 2021

New command chief warrant officer appointed for Vermont National Guard

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Scott Beaulieu succeeded Chief Warrant Officer 5 James Woodworth as the Vermont National Guard’s command chief warrant officer in a change of responsibility ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters here Nov. 7, 2021.

Nov. 10, 2021

Knight wishes Vermont Guardsmen happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for your service. On Veterans Day, we honor your service to our communities, state and nation. Wherever and whenever you are needed, you serve willingly.

Nov. 10, 2021

On Veterans Day, 572nd Soldiers recognize Rutlanders' contributions

As the nation marks Veterans Day, the 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion of the Vermont Army National Guard would like to pay special respects to the Rutlanders who answered the call of duty in what came to be called “the war to end all wars.”

Nov. 10, 2021

Vermont Guard reflects on Marine Corps’ 246th birthday

Each year on Nov. 10 the United States Marine Corps celebrates the day in 1775 when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution establishing two battalions of Marines as a landing force for the recently formed Continental Navy. This year marks 246 years of Marine Corps service to the nation.

National Guard News
Col. David Christensen, 142nd Maintenance Group commander, presents 142nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Staff Sgt. Mara Fenwick with a meritorious service medal for acts of bravery Feb. 25, 2024, at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. Fenwick and a fellow Airman intervened when a truck went off the road in Eastern Oregon in May 2023.
Oregon National Guard Airmen Recognized for Bravery
By Senior Airman Yuki Klein, | Feb. 28, 2024
PORTLAND AIR GUARD STATION, Ore. - In May, during a casual drive over a mountain toward Three Rivers Marina on Lake Billy Chinook, Staff Sgt. Mara Fenwick and Senior Airman Bailey Buck, both weapons loaders with the Portland...

U.S. Army Soldiers with the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade and Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa conduct pre-deployment drills with the Armed Forces of Djibouti’s Bataillon d'Intervention Rapide at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 22, 2024. The drills were completed to prepare for exercise Justified Accord, led by U.S Army Southern European Task Force, Africa.
US, African Partners Participate in Justified Accord Exercise
By Maj. Joe Legros, | Feb. 28, 2024
NAIROBI, Kenya - More than 1,000 personnel and units from 23 nations are participating in Justified Accord 2024, U.S. Africa Command’s largest exercise in East Africa, Feb. 26-March 7. Led by U.S. Army Southern European Task...

Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, congratulates Sgt. Maj. Tyson Bumgardner, a graduate of class 001-24 of the Sergeants Major Academy's distance learning course, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Feb. 23, 2024. Whitehead addressed the distance learning graduates and participants of the 10-month resident course.
National Guard Enlisted Leader Speaks to Sergeant Major Students
By Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Pena, | Feb. 28, 2024
FORT BLISS, Texas - Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, spoke to the Army’s latest class of graduating sergeants major at the United States Army Sergeants...

U.S. Army and Air National Guard members of the State Partnership Program discuss plans to integrate efforts with Adriatic partner nations at the National Aerospace Research and Technology Park, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Jan. 24, 2024. By linking U.S. states with partner countries, the SPP enhances military capabilities and interoperability.
State Partnership Directors Share Tips on Adriatic Partnerships
By Lt. Col. Agneta Murnan, | Feb. 28, 2024
ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.J. - State Partnership Program directors of the state National Guards partnered with the Adriatic charter nations shared best practices during a conference hosted by the New Jersey...

A member of the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron holds their position with a simunition modified M4 during training at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Wash., Feb. 6, 2024. Their training, Operation Sulaco, consisted of two days of refresher trainings covering static line parachuting and small team tactics.
Air National Guard Unit Trains for any Situation
By Joseph Siemandel, | Feb. 27, 2024
CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – When U.S. Army Special Forces enter dangerous situations, they often aren’t alone.“Our job as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) or Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) is to integrate with the Army...