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April 3, 2020

158th FW supports COVID-19 response, continues F-35 ops

The 158th Fighter Wing will continue flying operations as scheduled in order to maintain federal mission readiness requirements while also supporting the State of Vermont response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 31, 2020

Civil Support Team joins community partners in battling COVID-19

The 15th Civil Support Team of the Vermont National Guard, under the guidance of the Vermont Department of Health, established a mobile testing site on the grounds of Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Residents can take advantage of the drive through sampling provided by the 15th CST after receiving a referral from their doctor or through an online survey at https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus.

March 24, 2020

Vermont Guard assists with state COVID-19 response

A total of 48 Soldiers and Airmen are on state active duty as of March 24 to support Vermont's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 20, 2020

Vermont Guard begins activation in response to COVID-19

Gov. Phil Scott activated the Vermont National Guard in preparation for state active duty March 13 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Guard News
Maj. Gen. Matthew P. Beevers, the acting adjutant general of the California National Guard, pins the rank of brigadier general to Brig. Gen. Marlena A. DeCelle's uniform at her promotion ceremony in Sacramento, California, Jan. 26, 2023.
Cal Guard’s 1st Filipino General Officer Promotes to One Star
By Amanda H. Johnson, | March 31, 2023
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Okinawa armory floor was crowded with uniformed personnel and people. Excited conversations echoed between the walls as all waited in anticipation for the ceremony to begin.A row of five flags...

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cody Hallas, 133rd Contingency Response Team, builds an Igloo in Crystal City, Canada. Hallas attended a five-day field training exercise during the Canadian Air Operations Survival training course.
Minnesota Guardsmen Train in Canadian Arctic
By Tech. Sgt. Amy Lovren, | March 30, 2023
RESOLUTE BAY, Canada - Two members of the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 133rd Contingency Response Team (CRT) flew to Resolute Bay to train with the Canadian military on Arctic air operations survival.U.S. Air Force Chief...

Master Sgt. Christopher Sehy, a recruiter with the Utah Army National Guard, embraces his wife, Crystal, as he receives the Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Noncommissioned Officer of the Year award from Maj. Gen. John Andonie, left, deputy director of the Army National Guard, during the Director’s Strength Maintenance Awards and Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 23, 2023. The conference brings together Army Guard recruiting team chiefs and the top Army Guard recruiters for training sessions and networking opportunities to tackle the challenges of recruiting.
Army Guard Conference Highlights Recruiting Tips, Challenges
By Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy, | March 30, 2023
NEW ORLEANS – Seven Soldiers stood on stage at the award ceremony, waiting to hear who had taken top honors. A drum roll built suspense in the darkened room as audience members shifted in their seats. The drumming reached a...

Warrant Officer Catherine Trujillo, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 140th Aviation, in a UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopter at Army Aviation Sustainment Facility, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 28, 2023.
Washington National Guard Pilot Fulfills Dream to Fly
By Joseph Siemandel, | March 30, 2023
CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - Catherine Trujillo had always dreamed of flying helicopters. At the age of 35, she thought she had missed her chance.“Along the way in life, I put my family ahead of my career. But when my youngest...

Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe, adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pins the Alaska Heroism Medal on Cpl. Bruce Boolowon, the only surviving member of the June 22, 1955, rescue team March 28, 2023, in Gambell, Alaska. The Alaska Heroism Medal is the state’s highest award for valor during peacetime.
Alaska Army Guard ‘First Scouts’ Honored for 1955 Rescue
By Alan Brown and Balinda ONeal, | March 30, 2023
GAMBELL, Alaska – On June 22, 1955, two Russian MiG-15s from Siberia shot down a U.S. Navy P2V-5 Neptune plane flying a routine maritime patrol from Kodiak out over the Bering Sea. After it crashed in flames on St. Lawrence...