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Jan. 14, 2021

Vermont Guard to support D.C. response, inauguration

Approximately 100 Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers will support operations in Washington D.C. ahead of the Presidential Inauguration.The Vermont Soldiers are predominantly from 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry, 86th Infantry

Dec. 21, 2020

2020 in Review

The Vermont National Guard has adapted to provide community support and relief related to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 while continuing to fulfill state and national missions.

Oct. 28, 2020

Camp Ethan Allen Training Site updates Nov. training schedule

The Camp Ethan Allen Training Site has updated their schedule based on a need for increased firing times, with peak activity expected Between Nov. 1-14 and Nov. 17-20. Vermont units are on a compressed time line because of

Oct. 23, 2020

Soldiers to depart for U.S. Biathlon Pre-World Cup

Four Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers will depart next week to represent the U.S. at the Biathlon Pre-World Cup in Austria Nov. 1.

Oct. 1, 2020

Vermont Soldiers named to National Guard marathon team

Two Vermont National Guard soldiers earned spots on the elite All-Guard Marathon Team during a trial race in Omaha, Nebraska, on Sept. 20.

Sept. 1, 2020

Camp Ethan Allen Training Site updates Sept. training schedule

The Camp Ethan Allen Training Site has updated their September schedule based on a need for increased firing times. 

July 17, 2020

86th ICBT (MTN) to welcome new commander

The Vermont Army National Guard will hold a change of command ceremony for the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) July 19 at 11 a.m. at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho.

June 10, 2020

Camp Ethan Allen Training Site updates June training schedule

The Camp Ethan Allen Training Site has updated their June schedule based on a need for increased firing times. Residents near CEATS may notice training exercises in afternoons and evenings May 31-June 21.

May 29, 2020

Camp Ethan Allen Training Site resumes training

The Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho will resume full operations after an extended suspension caused by construction updates and the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents near CEATS may notice firing operations during afternoons and evenings starting May 31 and continuing through August.

March 12, 2020

1st woman enlists into Vermont cavalry

The Vermont National Guard welcomed the first woman to enlist as a cavalry scout in Vermont since combat military occupational specialties became available to women in August 2016.

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From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Binstock, North Dakota Army National Guard state command sergeant major; 2nd Lt. Denis Duku, 426th Signal Company; Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general; Maj. Beth Simek, North Dakota bilateral affairs officer for Ghana; Lt. Col. Jarrod Simek, U.S. Special Operations Command Africa, and Lt. Col. Mark McEvers take a photo at the 20th-anniversary celebration of North Dakota and the Republic of Ghana's partnership in the State Partnership Program, Feb. 22, 2024, in Accra, Ghana. North Dakota and Ghana are one of 18 partnerships in Africa.
North Dakota National Guard Celebrates 20-year Ghana Partnership
By Sgt. Michaela Granger, | Feb. 23, 2024
ACCRA, Ghana – The North Dakota National Guard celebrated its 20-year partnership with Ghana in the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program Feb. 22.The partnership, the third-oldest in Africa,...

Air National Guard security forces participate in a mass casualty event at the PATRIOT 24 exercise at Combined Arms Collective Training Facility, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, Feb. 19, 2024. The disaster-response training exercise was conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responders.
National Guard Conducts Patriot Exercise in Mississippi
By Maj. Sabrina Dalton, | Feb. 22, 2024
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. – The National Guard conducted a disaster readiness exercise with state and county emergency management agencies and industry partners Feb. 18-22.PATRIOT is a joint, interagency exercise sponsored by the...

Randy Kee, director of the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies, speaks with Col. T. Galbadrakh, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces, during a visit to the center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 14, 2024. Galbadrakh's visit, coordinated through the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, underscores the program's evolution into a vital instrument for bolstering U.S. security cooperation on the global stage.
Mongolian Colonel Visits Arctic Security Center, Alaska Partners
By Amber Kurka, | Feb. 22, 2024
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Col. T. Galbadrakh, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces, visited the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies Feb. 14 in a step toward increased...

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Erik Ponzek, left, commander of 2-112th Infantry, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Barclay, 2-112th Infantry senior enlisted leader, unfurl their unit's colors during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 10, 2024. This act represented Pennsylvania National Guard's Task Force Paxton assuming control over the SECFOR unit in CJTF-HOA.
Pennsylvania Guard Takes Over Horn of Africa Security Mission
By Sgt. Jalen Miller, | Feb. 21, 2024
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – The Pennsylvania National Guard’s Task Force Paxton assumed control over the security mission in East Africa from Task Force Tomahawk during a Feb. 10 transfer of authority ceremony.Task Force...

Airmen assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, refuel a C-130H Hercules aircraft Feb. 13, 2024, at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Missouri. Aircrews conducted a 41-hour sortie in which the aircraft engines ran continuously for 45 hours and the aircraft was refueled three times.
Missouri Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing Executes 41-hour Sortie
By Michael Crane, | Feb. 20, 2024
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The 139th Airlift Wing has set a new milestone by pushing the boundaries of the C-130H Hercules aircraft. From Feb. 13-15, multiple aircrews flew a mission in which the aircraft’s cumulative flight time was...