Vermont National Guard Public Affairs
The Camp Ethan Allen Training Site has updated their schedule based on a need for increased firing times.
From Nov. 2-7, units from 3rd Battalion 172nd Infantry (Mountain) are scheduled to conduct small arms, .50 caliber and mortar fire until as late as 11 p.m.
Vermont units are on a compressed time line because of training requirements leading up to likely 2021 deployments in addition to training year 2021 requirements.
While preparing for deployment units also 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 and using option three. You can also e-mail inquiries through the VTNG Public Affairs mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org.