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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.

Dec. 3, 2020

Vermont ANG civilian wins national award

James Sides, a 158th Security Forces Squadron civilian security operations supervisor, was recently named Air National Guard security forces flight level civilian supervisor of the year for 2020.

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. 20, 2020

First of its kind: 158th FW establishes F-35 low-observable shop

As the first Air National Guard unit to base the F-35A Lightning II, the 158th Fighter Wing is certainly familiar with making history and breaking records. Now, the wing claims another title: home of the first F-35 low observable shop in the Air National Guard.

Nov. 7, 2020

Training Must Go On: VT Guard Hosts Virtual Trauma Care Training with North Macedonia

In an upstairs room at her home in New York, while her children and dogs are playing downstairs, Lt. Col. Sarah Davis, clinical nurse assigned to the 158th Medical Group, Vermont Air National Guard, sits down at her computer screen with pieces of training equipment nearby, hoping to avoid being interrupted. It was September 28, the first day of a three-day trauma nurse training, when she logged on to greet participants virtually - a new normal during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Nov. 5, 2020

158th Fighter Wing public affairs specialist receives national recognition

Julie Shea, 158th Fighter Wing public affairs specialist, is the U.S. Air National Guard’s 2020 Outstanding Communication Civilian.

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. 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.

Sept. 9, 2020

158th FW welcomes new command chief

Airmen with the Vermont Air National Guard will be joined by Army Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, the Vermont adjutant general, to officially recognize an assumption of authority ceremony Sept. 11 for the incoming 158th Fighter Wing command chief master sergeant.

Sept. 2, 2020

Over 70 Airmen prepare to deploy from 158th FW

More than 70 Airmen from the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard will deploy starting in September 2020 for up to six months to multiple locations.

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Robert Wittig, left, closes the helmet on Senior Airman Russell J. Bongiovanni’s EOD-10E bomb suit. The explosive ordnance disposal technicians with the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, were participating in the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield Explosives Characterization, Exploitation, and Mitigation Course at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, New Jersey, March 27, 2024.
New Jersey, Delaware, Idaho Guard Conduct Interagency Training
By Mark Olsen, | April 5, 2024
TRENTON, N.J. - The New Jersey, Delaware and Idaho National Guard participated in interagency chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives training with the FBI and state and local law enforcement...

A 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II refuels a 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk during training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 23, 2020. During a March 30, 2024, medical evacuation mission from JBER to near Ruby about 175 miles west of Fairbanks on the Yukon River, HC-130 refueling was necessary to extend the range of the HH-60.
Alaska Air Guard Rescue Airmen Help 3 Over Easter Weekend
By David Bedard, | April 5, 2024
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guard rescue personnel of the 176th Wing medically evacuated a stroke victim from Bethel March 30 before rescuing two injured snowmachine riders near Ruby the same...

Senior noncommissioned officers with the Wisconsin National Guard were in Papua New Guinea March 17-22 collaborating with leaders in the Papua New Guinea Defence Force as part of the State Partnership Program.
Wisconsin Guard Builds on Papua New Guinea Partnership
By Staff Sgt. Kati Volkman, | April 4, 2024
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - Forty Wisconsin National Guard Airmen and Soldiers collaborated and trained with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force March 17-22 in support of the State Partnership Program.Senior leaders of...

Pfc. T'Anna Stanley-Lake at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, March 19, 2024. Stanley-Lake, with the Army North Military Funeral Honors Platoon Caisson Section, is the daughter of former Virgin Islands National Guard members Kim Stanley and the late Sgt.1st Class Floyd E. Lake, who died in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash in Baghdad Jan. 20, 2007.
Daughter of Virgin Islands Guardsmen Continues Legacy
By Sgt. Keyra Moolenaar, | April 4, 2024
FORT CAVAZOS, Texas - Every April, the Department of Defense celebrates the selfless service and duty demonstrated by military-connected children, youth and teens. Pfc. T’Anna Stanley-Lake’s deep sense of pride and duty to...

Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the 2nd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team complete a communication check before executing an exercise aboard the USS Slater museum ship in Albany, New York, March 28, 2024. The CST Soldiers and Airmen worked with the New York State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to identify radiological sources aboard the ship during the joint training exercise.
New York Guard Civil Support Team Trains Aboard Ship
By Maj. Jean Kratzer, | April 4, 2024
ALBANY, N.Y. - Twenty-one Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the New York National Guard’s 2nd Civil Support Team tested their ability to detect weapons of mass destruction aboard a World War II destroyer docked in downtown...