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March 18, 2022

Vermont Guardsmen take part in combined extreme cold weather exercise in Canada

A small group of Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers made a cold and wintery trek into the Canadian wilderness starting at the end of February.

March 14, 2022

86th IBCT (MTN) completes KFOR mission

The 29th U.S. deployment to Kosovo Force (KFOR) is at an end, and with it comes reflection and a glance at what is next. For the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), the sky is the limit.

March 10, 2022

12 Days in August: Vermont Guardsmen reflect on Operation Allies Refuge

When Spc. Ryan Moon and Spc. Riley Benoit deployed to Southwest Asia with Task Force Avalanche, the mortarmen did not anticipate a 12-day mission in Afghanistan, taking part in the evacuation of thousands as part of Operation Allies Refuge.

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.”

Feb. 23, 2022

National Guard to back law enforcement at DC demonstrations

As many as 700 members of the National Guard will be available to help local law enforcement during First Amendment demonstrations expected in the nation’s capital.Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III approved requests from

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U.S. Army North stages a practice hurricane response during the 2024 Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept drill at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, June 4, 2024. The drill prepares ARNORTH and other federal agencies to respond to such disasters and safeguard American citizens.
National Guard, US Army North, FEMA Train for Hurricane Response
By Capt. Tara Santon and 1st Lt. Karlee Skaggs, | June 17, 2024
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – More than 150 military and civilian partners joined U.S. Army North in person and virtually for a Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill June 4.“We are being watched...

An F-35B Lightning II is refueled on the flightline of the Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, while parked next to an F-15C Eagle, June 8, 2024. F-35s from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 and F-15s from the 144th Fighter Wing conducted fourth- and fifth-generation fighter integration training June 7-9 to refine and sharpen their skills while completing required flight training hours.
Cal Air Guard F-15 Pilots Train with Marine Corps F-35 Pilots
By Maj. Jason Sanchez, | June 17, 2024
FRESNO, Calif. - California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing and its 194th Fighter Squadron teamed up with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 out of Yuma, Arizona, June 7-9 to conduct fighter integration training.The...

Staff Sgt. Daniel Corser, 1st Battalion, 205th Regimental Training Institute, Washington National Guard, observes members of the 112th Stryker Regiment, Royal Thai Army, while they conduct recovery operations during a Stryker subject matter exchange in Chon Buri, Thailand, May 6-17, 2024.
Washington Guard, Royal Thai Army Conduct Expert Exchange
By Joseph Siemandel, | June 14, 2024
CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - The Washington Army National Guard, 1st Battalion, 205th Regimental Training Institute, sent Stryker subject matter instructors to Chon Buri, Thailand, to enhance its partnership with the Royal Thai...