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Spc. Selebika Saniyo poses for a photograph after receiving the first of two COVID-19 vaccinations at Camp Johnson, Vermont, Jan. 6, 2021. Saniyo, an automated logistics specialist with the 158th Brigade Support Battalion, said he volunteered to receive the shot because he wants to gain immunity from COVID-19 and trusts the Vermont National Guard's medical personnel. The second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is administered four weeks after the first shot, and a person gains effective immunity three to four weeks after the second shot.
Staff Sgt. Yolande Allen receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine from Douglas Sutton during a vaccine rollout at Camp Johnson, Vermont, Jan. 4, 2021. The Vermont National Guard received 200 doses of the Moderna vaccine in late December. Allen is a performer with the 40th Army Band who specializes in flute, tenor saxophone, and vocals. Sutton is a registered nurse with the University of Vermont Medical Center.
Sgt. Stephen Maynus prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine for delivery during a vaccine deployment at Camp Johnson, Vermont, Jan. 4, 2021. Thirty Soldiers and Airmen received vaccinations Jan. 4, with more shots scheduled for Jan. 6 and Jan. 8. Maynus is a health care clinic NCO with the Vermont Army National Guard Medical Detachment.
World War II veteran Lenny Roberge, Vermont’s oldest living veteran, prepares to hand out to Airmen present apple pie he baked in appreciation for receiving a flag flown in the F-35, at a small ceremony outside his nursing home in South Burlington, Vt., Dec. 22, 2020. In order to honor Roberge, Airmen from the 158th Fighter Wing had a flag flown in an F-35 during a combat training sortie over the mountains of Vermont and New York. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Michael Davis)
World War II veteran Lenny Roberge, Vermont’s oldest living veteran, prepares to hand out to Airmen present apple pie he baked in appreciation for receiving a flag flown in the F-35, at a small ceremony outside his nursing home in South Burlington, Vt., Dec. 22, 2020. In order to honor Roberge, Airmen from the 158th Fighter Wing had a flag flown in an F-35 during a combat training sortie over the mountains of Vermont and New York. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Michael Davis)
Col. Adam Rice (left), vice wing commander of the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, thanks WWII veteran Lenny Roberge, Vermont’s oldest living veteran, for his military service at a small ceremony in South Burlington, Vt., Dec. 22, 2020. In order to honor Roberge, Airmen from the 158th Fighter Wing had a flag flown in an F-35 during a combat training sortie over the mountains of Vermont and New York. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Michael Davis)
World War II veteran Lenny Roberge, Vermont’s oldest living veteran, says a few words of thanks to the Airmen of the Vermont Air National Guard at a small ceremony outside his nursing home in South Burlington, Vt., Dec. 22, 2020. In order to honor Roberge, Airmen from the 158th Fighter Wing had a flag flown in an F-35 during a combat training sortie over the mountains of Vermont and New York. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Michael Davis)
Col. Adam Rice (left), vice wing commander of the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, presents a flag flown in the F-35A Lightning II to WWII veteran Lenny Roberge, Vermont’s oldest living veteran, outside his nursing home in South Burlington, Vt., Dec. 22, 2020. In order to honor Roberge, Airmen from the 158th Fighter Wing had a flag flown in an F-35 during a combat training sortie over the mountains of Vermont and New York. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Michael Davis)
James Sides stands for a portrait in front of an F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter at the Vermont Air National Guard base, South Burlington, Vermont, Dec 3, 2020. Sides was recently named Air National Guard security forces flight level civilian supervisor of the year for 2020. Sides is a security operations supervisor with the 158th Security Forces Squadron.
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is planning to extend payroll collections for military members and Department of Defense civilians through December 2021 to reimburse a tax deferment designed to support personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Keith Gomo helps the Vermont Department of Health unload pallets of medical supplies at a distribution center in Vermont March 31, 2020. The Vermont National Guard is working with the state of Vermont and emergency response partners in a whole-of-government effort to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gomo is assigned to the 158th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
Vermont National Guard Soldiers and state partners hustle to load meals into vehicles in Peru, Vermont, May 19, 2020. The Vermont National Guard assists the Vermont Food Bank "Farmers to Families" program and Vermont Emergency Management provide fresh produce, dairy and prepared meals.
Vermont National Guard soldiers load Meals, Ready-to-Eat into a Vermont resident's car at Folsom Elementary School in South Hero, Vermont, May 1, 2020. The outreach program, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Vermont Foodbank, is part of Vermont's whole-of-government effort to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic and help Vermonters affected economically.
Air Force Maj. Amber Macrae practices going over patient information at the Alternate Healthcare Facility in Essex, Vermont, April 7, 2020. The Vermont National Guard is working with the state of Vermont and emergency response partners in a whole-of-government effort to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. Macrae is a medical provider with the 158th Medical Group.
Sgt. 1st. Class Mason Lord verifies a sample for collection at a COVID-19 sample site at the Landmark College campus in Putney, Vt., April 3, 2020. The Vermont National Guard is working with the state of Vermont and emergency response partners in a whole-of-government effort to flatten the curve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lord is a survey team chief with the Vermont National Guard's 15th Civil Support Team.
Air Force Master Sgt. Karl Johansen holds a COVID-19 test kit at the Strategic National Stockpile Warehouse, Aug. 27, 2020. Airmen from across the Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Fighter Wing have supported operations at the SNS Warehouse since March 2020, and continue to support Vermont's efforts to distribute personal protective equipment throughout the state and conduct widespread testing for COVID-19. Johansen is a test kit assembly team supervisor with the 158th FW.
An F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter pilot assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, adjusts a POW/MIA flag while preparing for takeoff from Vermont Air National Guard Base May 22. Four F-35As honored Vermont’s front line COVID-19 responders and essential workers with a 90-minute statewide flyover as part of Operation America Strong, an Air Force effort to salute healthcare workers across the country.
An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing takes off for a training mission during Northern Lightning, a training exercise held annually at Volk Field, Wisconsin, Aug. 12, 2020.
Col. Adam Rice, vice wing commander of the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Jeffery Stebbins, wing command chief, present Second Vermont Republic flags to Airmen preparing to deploy during a ceremony at Vermont Air National Guard Base Nov. 8, 2020. Family members and friends attended the socially distanced event, with three held to comply with all COVID-19 precautions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Campbell)
Lt. Col. Robert Beaudry donates blood during an American Red Cross blood drive at Camp Johnson, Vermont, Dec. 22, 2020. Beaudry is the deputy chief of the Vermont National Guard’s U.S. Property and Fiscal Office. (Army National Guard photo by Don Branum)