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March 28, 2024

Burlington City Council Votes Unanimously to Establish Sister City Partnership with Thies-East, Senegal

In a landmark decision on Monday, March 25, 2024, the Burlington City Council voted unanimously to forge a sister city relationship with Thies-East, Senegal. This partnership marks a significant step in bolstering the cultural, academic, environmental, and commercial ties between Vermont and Senegal.

Dec. 16, 2022

Vermont Adjutant General meets with President of State Partner Senegal

Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, adjutant general of Vermont, and a delegation of the Vermont National Guard met with the President of Senegal and the African Union in Washington D.C. on December 12.

Aug. 29, 2022

Vermont deputy state surgeon receives Order of Military Medical Merit

The former deputy state surgeon for the Vermont Army National Guard’s Medical Readiness Detachment received the Order of Military Medical Merit in August.

Aug. 19, 2022

Vt. Army National Guard hosts State Partner Senegal

The Vermont Army National Guard hosted two Senegalese Air Force pilots and a flight engineer to conduct safety, operations, and maintenance cross-training with the VTARNG’s Aviators during a State Partnership Program visit, July 17-22.

March 30, 2022

Vermont National Guard, Senegalese air force conduct aviation exchange

Vermont Army National Guard rotary-wing representatives with 86th Troop Command took part in an aviation exchange with Senegalese Air Force helicopter pilots as part of the State Partnership Program in Dakar, Senegal, March 13-19.

National Guard News
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...