NEWS | June 10, 2020

Camp Ethan Allen Training Site updates June training schedule

Vermont National Guard Public Affairs

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.

Vermont units are on a compressed time line because of training requirements leading up to likely 2021 deployments, Training Year 2020 requirements, and limited use during the past 10 months. 

“Night fire is an important part of training and part of unit validation,” said Col. Justin Davis, commander, Garrison Support Command, Vermont Army National Guard. “Units are in a tight window in preparing for deployment. We need to take advantage of every opportunity we have."

In addition to preparing for deployment, units have requirements that must be met within the training year, which ends Sept. 30. Training has often occurred at Fort Drum to meet requirements. Fort Drum has implemented a mandatory two week quarantine period for National Guard units which equates to an annual training period, eliminating Fort Drum as a possibility to mitigate the impact on the community around CEATS.

CEATS is a subordinate unit of the Garrison Support Command. Plans, operations, range safety, and all operations at the range are run by a dedicated full-time and part-time staff. Range staff has also led multiple efforts to mitigate the impact of noise on the local community. The range schedule, as it stands, is on page two. Range operations are subject to change.

All noise complaints and range inquiries should be directed to the Vermont National Guard State Public Affairs office by calling 802-338-3000, Option 3. You can also email inquiries through the VTNG Public Affairs mailbox at ng.vt.vtarng.mbx.vtng-statepao@mail.mil.