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March 24, 2021

Adjutant general, Vermont Guard leaders to hold town hall

Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont's adjutant general, and other members of Vermont National Guard leadership will discuss and answer questions on a number of topics related to the Guard March 25 at 6 p.m.

Jan. 21, 2021

Vermont cavalry squadron cleared to recruit women

The 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), is now authorized to recruit women directly into the unit, marking the first time in the National Guard’s 384 year history that a battalion-sized combat arms unit can enlist women.

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

Nov. 24, 2020

Vermont ANG to conduct night flying operations

The Vermont Air National Guard is scheduled to begin two weeks of night flying operations here Dec. 1-5 and Dec. 8-11. Nighttime takeoffs will occur between 4:30-6:30 p.m. and nighttime landings will occur between 6-8 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2020

Vermont ANG to hold deployment ceremonies

The 158th Fighter Wing will hold three deployment ceremonies Nov. 8 to honor Airmen scheduled to deploy throughout the fall and winter of 2020 as well as their families.

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. 23, 2020

Vermont ANG to conduct night flying operations

The Vermont Air National Guard will begin night flying operations Oct. 27-30, with takeoffs occurring between 5-7 p.m. and landings occurring around 8-10 p.m.

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. 22, 2020

15th CST to conduct exercise Sept. 23

The Vermont National Guard's 15th Civil Support Team is scheduled to conduct exercises as part of an evaluation near the Enosburg Falls Armory Sept. 23.

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Soldiers with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, 86th Troop Command, Garrison Support Command, Vermont National Guard, performed hoist training with Black Hawk helicopters, Camp Johnson, Colchester, Vermont, Aug. 7, 2020.
Vermont Army Aviation Soldiers Ready for Overseas Mission
By Capt. Mikel Arcovitch, | Feb. 2, 2023
COLCHESTER, Vt. - Aviation Soldiers from Company C, 3-126 Army Aviation, 86th Troop Command, Garrison Support Command, Vermont Army National Guard, will conduct air ambulance missions across their area of responsibility.“This...

Capt. Anthony McClain, the Illinois National Guard director of diversity and inclusion, smiles for a portrait in front of the Illinois National Guard Joint Force Headquarters on Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Ill., Dec. 29, 2022. McClain strives to help the Guard achieve a more inclusive organizational culture.
Illinois Guard Diversity Leader Fosters Inclusive Culture
By Sgt. Trenton Fouche, | Feb. 2, 2023
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Fort Jackson in South Carolina was a long way from the south side of Chicago where Army Capt. Anthony McClain grew up. The intensity of basic combat training and drill sergeants yelling in his face didn’t...

A fighter aircraft integrated avionics specialist assigned to the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, prepares to install an AN/ASQ-236 radar pod Jan. 25, 2023.  The 148th Fighter Wing has been designated as the Air National Guard’s Center for Excellence for all F-16 fighter aircraft.
Air Guard Updates 148th Fighter Wing F-16s with Radar Pods
By Audra Flanagan, | Feb. 1, 2023
DULUTH, Minn. – Subject matter experts from Air Combat Command, Air Force Materiel Command, the Air National Guard, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Reserve Test Center and the 148th Fighter Wing exercised...

Tech. Sgt. Jerad Easterling, from the 172nd Operations Group, center, marshals a truck carrying medical personnel away from the tail of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on Jan. 28, 2023, in Jackson, Mississippi. This was part of a large-scale readiness exercise to test the capabilities of Mississippi Air National Guard Airmen in a contested environment.
172nd Airlift Wing Conducts Readiness Exercise
By Airman 1st Class Shardae McAfee and Tech. Sgt. Vanessa Rivera, | Feb. 1, 2023
JACKSON, Miss. – Airmen from the 172nd Airlift Wing participated in large-scale readiness exercise Jan. 27-29, testing their ability to operate in a deployed environment under various threats.“The LRE is a comprehensive...

Attendees of the National Guard Arctic Interest Council observe the 133rd Contingency Response Flight, Minnesota Air National Guard, operating in extreme cold during the NG-AIC’s quarterly meeting at the Camp Ripley Training Center Jan. 25, 2023. The NG-AIC is a collaboration among states with arctic interests, capabilities, and resources to address the rapidly changing arctic environment.
National Guard Leaders Join Multi-state Arctic Event
By Balinda O’Neal, | Feb. 1, 2023
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. - In the Arctic, steel becomes brittle at -22 degrees Fahrenheit, continuous connectivity at the bandwidth needed for modern military operations lags, and more than 80% of Alaska communities are not...