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April 19, 2024

Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers Compete in Statewide Best Warrior Competition

The Vermont Army National Guard has named its Best Warriors of 2024; Sgt. Zach Joseph of HHC, 3-172nd Infantry, and Spc. Zachary Keefer of A Co. 572 BEB, outscored their peers, earning the titles of Best Warrior among Non-Commissioned Officers and Junior Enlisted Soldiers, respectively.

April 10, 2024

Sisters-in-Arms

Within the ranks of the United States military, sharing a last name is not all that uncommon, but for U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sarah Gerry and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Laura Gerry, it's more than just a coincidence, that’s because the two are sisters.

March 29, 2024

Sgt. Ashley Weatherwalks: Pioneering a Path in the Vermont National Guard

As Women's History Month draws to a close, the Vermont National Guard takes a moment to spotlight Sgt. Ashley Weatherwalks. Originating from Florida, Massachusetts, Weatherwalks is the first female Soldier in Blackjack Troop out of Bennington, Vermont, and the first female U.S. Soldier to accomplish an iteration of the Arctic exercise, Guerrier Nordique.

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.

March 10, 2024

Vermont National Guard Biathletes compete in the World Cup at Soldier Hollow

It has been five years since the United States played host to the International Biathlon Union World Cup and three of the Americans competing in Soldier Hollow are Vermont National Guard Soldiers.

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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...