Vermont National Guard Logo Press Releases
Press Release | Nov. 30, 2020

Vt. adjutant general hosts virtual town hall with secretary of education

Vermont National Guard Public Affairs

CAMP JOHNSON, Vermont  –  

Vermont Secretary of Education Daniel French, will join Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont adjutant general, to discuss education related opportunities the Vermont National Guard provides on Dec. 3, 2020, at 3:30 p.m.

Knight and French will welcome several additional guests, from leaders in the Vermont National Guard to young Soldiers and Airmen involved in educational programs.

"I am happy to participate in this event and to support the Vermont National Guard. The Guard provides excellent opportunities for Vermont's high school graduates. The Guard offers state-of-the-art training in many career fields, and solid financial incentives for education,” said French. “The Guard also provides experiences to develop leadership skills and opportunities to give back and make a difference in our communities. As we have seen during the COVID-19 emergency, the Vermont National Guard plays a significant role in making Vermont a better place."

The Vermont National Guard will host the event live on their Facebook page. Those interested can submit questions live or ahead of time through this link:

“We see this as a great opportunity to use an accessible platform like Facebook Live to inform students, parents and educators of all the opportunities available to anyone who has the desire to serve,” said Knight. “Whether you want to pursue a technical career, a formal education, or you’re not sure what’s next, the Vermont National Guard can help prepare you to develop and pursue your goals.”

Topics for the town hall will include: education benefits, vocational benefits, educational loan forgiveness, Army Reserve Officer Training Corps programs and scholarships at Norwich University and the University of Vermont. As well as appointments to West Point Prep School or the United States Military Academy at West Point, and assistance in obtaining civilian job interviews.

National Guard News
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, president of Ukraine, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David Baldwin, adjutant general of the California National Guard, and California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis watch a demonstration of tactical equipment during a visit to the California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Air National Guard Base, California, Sept. 2, 2021. The California National Guard and Ukraine have been partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program since 1993.
National Guard Supports Armed Forces of Ukraine
By Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes, | June 8, 2022
ARLINGTON, Va. – Pinned down by a Russian tank and armed with only a failed anti-tank missile, a Ukrainian soldier recently turned to an unlikely source as the most effective weapon available — his cell phone. On the other...

New York Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 109th Airlift wing deployed to Greenland in support of Exercise Polar Reach May 11-27. The Airmen worked with the Canadian Royal Air Force and the Minnesota Air National Guard to test the capabilities of its Polar Camp Skiway Team.
NY, Minnesota Airmen Hone Ice Runway Construction Skills
By Tech. Sgt. Jamie Spaulding, | June 8, 2022
STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. – Ten Airmen assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing deployed to Greenland to support Exercise Polar Reach May 11-27.The exercise, a joint international training event conducted by the 109th...

Members of the 166th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron transport a simulated wounded team member during an exercise at the New Castle Air National Guard Base, Del., June 6, 2022. The exercise, a part of Operation Gemini, ensures Airmen are trained and mission ready at all times. (Modifications were made to enhance the subject through color correction, cropping and exposure correction.)
Delaware Air Guard Demonstrates Readiness in Graded Exercise
By Senior Airman Brandan Hollis, | June 8, 2022
NEW CASTLE, Del. – After years of preparation, the 166th Airlift Wing performed the Air Mobility Command graded exercise Operation Gemini to demonstrate its Total Force Readiness and ability to operate overseas.The exercise...

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher White, 315th Fighter Squadron commander, deployed to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, prepares an F-35A Lightning II aircraft for takeoff, June 3, 2022. Members of the 158th Fighter Wing are in Europe to support NATO’s ongoing air policing mission to deter aggression and assure allies and partners in the region.
Vermont Guard Pilot Reaches 1,000-hour Milestone a 3rd Time
By Maj. Meghan Smith, | June 8, 2022
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher J. White, the 315th Fighter Squadron commander assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, reached his 1,000th flight hour milestone in the F-35A...

Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense, during the National Guard and Reserve posture hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington June 7, 2022.
Continued Investments Make Guard Effective, Chief Says
By Air Force Master Sgt. Erich B. Smith | June 7, 2022
ARLINGTON, Va. – The chief of the National Guard Bureau told senators June 7 that continued investments in the National Guard mean it will be able to effectively support the Joint Force while quickly responding to the needs...