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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.

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An instructor leads Air National Guardsmen from five civil engineer squadrons in combat vehicle operation training during the 2024 Region One Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force (BEEF) Field Training Exercise on Fort Devens, Massachusetts, May 15, 2024. One of five modules, the combat vehicle operations module material consisted of up-armored high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) licensing, basic communication, tactical communications, convoy operations, mounted patrolling and night driving.
New England Civil Engineers Strengthen Skills During Training Exercise
By Airman 1st Class Julia Ahaesy, | May 24, 2024
FORT DEVENS, Mass. –Air National Guardsmen from five civil engineer squadrons across New England participated in the 2024 Region One Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force (BEEF) Field Training Exercise May 11-17. The exercise...

Soldiers of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team conducted a command post exercise at Idaho’s Orchard Combat Training Center ranges with soldiers from the Canadian Armed Forces' 41st Canadian Brigade Group, headquartered in Calgary, while Polish Land Forces from the 1st Warsaw Armor Brigade observed and conducted a subject-matter expert exchange, May 4-18, 2024.
Idaho Guardsmen Train with Canadian and Polish Allies
By Maj. Robert Taylor, | May 24, 2024
BOISE, Idaho—For Soldiers of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, annual training was an international affair. The brigade’s headquarters conducted a command post exercise May 4-18, in which soldiers from the Canadian Armed...

New York Army National Guard Brig Gen. Isabel Smith, the director of joint staff, and Command Sgt. Major Curtis Moss stand at attention during the playing of taps after placing a wreath at the New York National Guard headquarters Memorial Day ceremony in Latham, New York, May 23, 2024. The first Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was called after the Civil War, was held in New York.
New York National Guard Headquarters Staff Marks Memorial Day
By Eric Durr, | May 23, 2024
LATHAM, N.Y. - The New York National Guard’s headquarters staff marked Memorial Day with a short ceremony May 23.Brig. Gen. Isabel Smith, the director of joint staff, spoke briefly about the importance of Memorial Day.“We pay...