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Jan. 25, 2024

Vermont National Guard and Austria forge ahead with new initiatives in the State Partnership Program

In a significant demonstration of support for the strengthening relationship between the Vermont National Guard and Austria, Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, joined Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, The Adjutant General of the Vermont National Guard, and Brig. Gen. Tracy Poirier, Director of the Joint Staff, in key meetings with the Austrian Bundesheer leadership.

Nov. 3, 2023

Vermont Army National Guard Soldier Volunteers for Deployment in Poland

Soldiers who actively seek additional deployment opportunities often do so for various reasons. For U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Andrew Campagne, Vermont Army National Guard, the reason was simple. “I honestly like being on active duty.” Campagne explained, “Throughout my time in the National Guard I’ve always volunteered for deployments or State Partnership Program missions. I was on the Task Force Avalanche 21 deployment to Saudi Arabia, and while there, I was trolling for another deployment on the Tour of Duty website. I applied for a position as Operations Sgt. Maj. with V Corps in Poland, and I got a phone call from the V Corps Command Sergeant Major, and two months later I was here.”

Oct. 5, 2023

North Macedonia hosts US-Adriatic Charter Conference

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont adjutant general, and leaders from seven other U.S. states joined their partner nation Chiefs of Defense (CHoD) for the 26th US-Adriatic Charter Chiefs of Defense Conference in Skopje, North Macedonia, on September 27.

Sept. 27, 2023

Vermont National Guard delegation visits North Macedonia

Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, the Adjutant General for the Vermont National Guard, and a delegation of Vermonter Soldiers and Airmen kicked off their visit to North Macedonia at the U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Defense in Skopje on September 25.

Aug. 15, 2023

Vermont National Guard Adjutant General Wins Excellence in Diversity Award

Vermont National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight was selected as recipient for the Fiscal Year 2022 Individual Army National Guard – National Guard Excellence in Diversity Award.

July 21, 2023

Vermont Army National Guard promotes first female to Brigadier General

Col. Tracey Poirier will become the first female promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the history of the Vermont Army National Guard during a ceremony at Camp Johnson on Wednesday, July 26th at 2:00 p.m.

July 19, 2023

Vermont Airmen and Soldiers Assist After Historic Flooding

Floodwaters caused historic and catastrophic devastation throughout the state of Vermont during the course of two days beginning Monday, July, 10th 2023. Montpelier, Vermont’s capital city, was battered by a record setting 5.28 inches of rainfall on Monday alone — more than any other day on record. This week, the Vermont National Guard was activated to action to assess the damage.

July 18, 2023

U.S. Marines Assist Vermont Woman During Flash Floods

Two U.S. Marines assist a woman with a flat tire during flash floods as the flood water rises near her vehicle.

July 18, 2023

Vermont National Guard Delivers Water as Part of Flood Relief

In response to the recent floods that struck several towns in Vermont, 186th Brigade Support Battalion Soldiers stepped up to provide critical aid. On July 13-14, the battalion delivered approximately 70,000 liters of water, contained in 92 pallets, to the towns of Marshfield, Morrisville, Woodstock, and Ludlow, ensuring that essential supplies reached the affected communities.

July 12, 2023

Vermont National Guard and Urban Search and Rescue Teams Assist in Flood Response Efforts

The Vermont National Guard Soldiers quick reaction force worked with North Carolina and Massachusetts urban search and rescue teams to rescue and relocate 27 people and their pets in Cambridge.

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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.
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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...

Fourteen members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Civil Engineer Squadron cleared roadways in Prospect, Ky., April 3, 2024, after multiple tornados touched down in the region. The Airmen removed multiple fallen trees that blocked access to about 100 homes.
Kentucky Air Guard Assists with Storm Recovery
By Dale Greer, | April 3, 2024
PROSPECT, Ky. - Fourteen members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Civil Engineer Squadron cleared roadways after tornados touched down across the region.The Airmen arrived with four trucks and multiple chainsaws...

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Giselle Wilz, director of staff with the National Guard Bureau, signs the 2024 National Guard Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month proclamation as Chief Master Sgt. Kelly Hoffses, the senior enlisted advisor to the director of staff, looks on during a ceremony at the Herbert R. Temple Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington Hall Station, in Arlington, Virginia, April 1, 2024. The proclamation marks the Guard's continuing commitment to accountability, working to end sexual assault and harassment,  and providing care and support to victims.
National Guard Continues Work to Eradicate Sexual Assault, Harassment
By Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy, | April 3, 2024
ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Guard continues to take action to prevent sexual assault and harassment within its ranks, provide victim care and support, and foster a culture to eradicate sexual assault and sexual harassment,...