Vermont National Guard Logo Photos
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Hampson, an instructor at the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School, gives a block of instruction on mountain casualty evacuation to French service members with the 5th Overseas Interarms Regiment (5e RIAOM) at the French Combat Training Center at Arta Beach, Djibouti, Dec. 14, 2021. Five instructors from the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School in Jericho, Vt. taught a five-day Joint Expeditionary Mountain Warfare Course on basic military mountaineering skills to French service members in Djibouti to strengthen the relationships among the international forces working together in the region. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Amanda Stock)
The Vermont National Guard has a new psychological health coordinator. In October 2021 Jordan Imhoff was hired for the position. Imhoff previously served as the Vermont National Guard alcohol and drug control officer in the Behavioral Services Office. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Joshua Cohen)
Command Sgt. Maj. Melinda Crosby, command sergeant major for the 186th Brigade Support Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont National Guard, speaks to 186th BSB Soldiers after assuming responsibility as command sergeant major in a ceremony in Northfield, Vermont, on Dec. 4, 2021. As command sergeant major, she will advise the 186th BSB commander on issues related to the battalion's enlisted Soldiers. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Don Branum)
Soldiers with the 186th Brigade Support Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont National Guard, congratulate Command Sgt. Maj. Melinda Crosby on her assumption of responsibility as the battalion command sergeant major after a ceremony in Northfield, Vermont, on Dec. 4, 2021. The command sergeant major is responsible for advising the commander on issues related to the welfare of the unit's enlisted Soldiers. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Don Branum)
Command Sgt. Maj. Melinda Crosby, incoming command sergeant major for the 186th Brigade Support Batallion, 86th Infantry Combat Team (Mountain), speaks with her son, Marcus, prior to the change of responsibility ceremony in Northfield, Vermont, Dec. 4, 2021. Crosby succeeds Command Sgt. Maj. Allen King, who is retiring after 38 years of service. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Don Branum)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Elijah Amendola, 1-102nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), Task Force Iron Gray, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), assists a French service member with the 5th Overseas Interarms Regiment (5e RIAOM) on fixed rope techniques at the Arta Range Complex, Djibouti, Dec. 15, 2021. Five instructors from the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School in Jericho, Vermont, taught a five-day Joint Expeditionary Mountain Warfare Course on basic military mountaineering skills to French service members in Djibouti to strengthen the relationships among the international forces working together in the region.
Capt. Jacob Girard, commander, Bravo Battery, 101st Field Artillery Regiment (right), takes command of the formation from 1st Sgt. Seth Wilkerson, first sergeant, during a sendoff ceremony for the unit at Waterbury Armory in Waterbury, Vermont, March 29, 2021. The Vermont National Guard is being activated on federal orders and deployed to support overseas operations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Don Branum)
Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers are greeted by senior leaders upon their return on Dec. 2, 2021, at Burlington International Airport in South Burlington, Vermont. The returnees include Soldiers from the 172nd Law Enforcement Detachment and 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry (Mountain), 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), who were deployed to support missions in Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Don Branum)
Four F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, fly in formation over September drill's 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the wing’s flagpole, Vermont Air National Guard base, South Burlington, Vermont, Sept. 11, 2021. Known as 9/11, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the coordinated terrorist attacks on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Julie M. Paroline)
Senior leaders with the Vermont National Guard, Austrian Defence Attache staff and personnel from the Office of the Secretary of Defense pose for a photo outside the Pentagon on Oct. 15, 2021. Austria and Vermont will become partners within the U.S. Defense Department's State Partnership Program. The pairing of Austria and Vermont was announced as part of the U.S.-Austria Defense Talks between delegations from the Federal Ministry of Defence of Austria and the DOD. (Courtesy photo)
U.S. Soldiers with the 172nd Cavalry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont National Guard, provide security for a traffic control point, in Washington, D.C., Jan 23, 2021. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Denis Nuñez)
Members of Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry (Mountain) and Bravo Company, 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, begin to load onto their flight at the Army Aviation Support Facility, South Burlington, Vermont, March 10, 2021. In total, over 100 soldiers comprise these deployments to U.S. Africa Command to conduct area security support operations. (U.S. National Guard photo by Joshua Cohen)
Soldiers with the 15th Civil Support Team present Col. Randall Gates with a poster-sized group photo at his retirement ceremony at Camp Johnson, Vermont, on Nov. 30, 2021. Gates, the Vermont National Guard's director of military support, served as an enlisted Soldier for 11 years and a commissioned officer for 27. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Don Branum)
Brig. Gen. David Manfredi, director of joint staff for the Vermont National Guard, speaks at the retirement ceremony for Col. Randall Gates, the Vermont Guard's director of military support, at Gates' retirement ceremony on Nov. 30, 2021, at Camp Johnson, Vermont. Gates served for 11 years as an enlisted Soldier and 27 years as a commissioned officer. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Don Branum)
Col. Randall Gates presents his wife, Lou, with a certificate of appreciation during his retirement ceremony at Camp Johnson, Vermont, on Nov. 30, 2021. Gates, the Vermont National Guard's director of military support, served as an enlisted Soldier for 11 years and a commissioned officer for 27. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Don Branum)
Friends and co-workers of Col. Randall Gates line up to congratulate him on 38 years of military service after his retirement ceremony at Camp Johnson, Vermont, on Nov. 30, 2021. Gates, the Vermont National Guard's director of military support, served as an enlisted Soldier for 11 years and a commissioned officer for 27. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Don Branum)
Col. Randall Gates speaks at his retirement ceremony at Camp Johnson, Vermont, on Nov. 30, 2021. Gates, the Vermont National Guard's director of military support, served as an enlisted Soldier for 11 years and a commissioned officer for 27. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Don Branum)
On 30 November 2021, U.S. Army Col. Randall Gates retired from the Vermont Army National Guard, ending a 38-year military career. Prior to his retirement Gates was the Director of Military Support.  (U.S. Army photo)
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the Vermont National Guard  gathered to witness the Change of Command ceremony for the Command Chief Warrant Officer of The Vermont National Guard, in Colchester, Vermont, Nov 7, 2021. Outgoing Chief Warrant Officer 5 James Woodworth says farewell as he hands the reigns to incoming Chief Warrant Officer 5 Scott Beaulieu. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Denis Nuñez)
Chief Warrant Officer-5 Scott Beaulieu assumed responsibility as the Command Chief Warrant Officer, Vermont National Guard, on Nov. 7, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo)