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Nov. 3, 2023

Vermont Army National Guard Soldier Volunteers for Deployment in Poland

Soldiers who actively seek additional deployment opportunities often do so for various reasons. For U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Andrew Campagne, Vermont Army National Guard, the reason was simple. “I honestly like being on active duty.” Campagne explained, “Throughout my time in the National Guard I’ve always volunteered for deployments or State Partnership Program missions. I was on the Task Force Avalanche 21 deployment to Saudi Arabia, and while there, I was trolling for another deployment on the Tour of Duty website. I applied for a position as Operations Sgt. Maj. with V Corps in Poland, and I got a phone call from the V Corps Command Sergeant Major, and two months later I was here.”

Oct. 5, 2023

North Macedonia hosts US-Adriatic Charter Conference

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont adjutant general, and leaders from seven other U.S. states joined their partner nation Chiefs of Defense (CHoD) for the 26th US-Adriatic Charter Chiefs of Defense Conference in Skopje, North Macedonia, on September 27.

Sept. 27, 2023

Vermont National Guard delegation visits North Macedonia

Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, the Adjutant General for the Vermont National Guard, and a delegation of Vermonter Soldiers and Airmen kicked off their visit to North Macedonia at the U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Defense in Skopje on September 25.

Aug. 15, 2023

Vermont National Guard Adjutant General Wins Excellence in Diversity Award

Vermont National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight was selected as recipient for the Fiscal Year 2022 Individual Army National Guard – National Guard Excellence in Diversity Award.

July 21, 2023

Vermont Army National Guard promotes first female to Brigadier General

Col. Tracey Poirier will become the first female promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the history of the Vermont Army National Guard during a ceremony at Camp Johnson on Wednesday, July 26th at 2:00 p.m.

July 19, 2023

Vermont Airmen and Soldiers Assist After Historic Flooding

Floodwaters caused historic and catastrophic devastation throughout the state of Vermont during the course of two days beginning Monday, July, 10th 2023. Montpelier, Vermont’s capital city, was battered by a record setting 5.28 inches of rainfall on Monday alone — more than any other day on record. This week, the Vermont National Guard was activated to action to assess the damage.

July 18, 2023

U.S. Marines Assist Vermont Woman During Flash Floods

Two U.S. Marines assist a woman with a flat tire during flash floods as the flood water rises near her vehicle.

July 18, 2023

Vermont National Guard Delivers Water as Part of Flood Relief

In response to the recent floods that struck several towns in Vermont, 186th Brigade Support Battalion Soldiers stepped up to provide critical aid. On July 13-14, the battalion delivered approximately 70,000 liters of water, contained in 92 pallets, to the towns of Marshfield, Morrisville, Woodstock, and Ludlow, ensuring that essential supplies reached the affected communities.

July 12, 2023

Vermont National Guard and Urban Search and Rescue Teams Assist in Flood Response Efforts

The Vermont National Guard Soldiers quick reaction force worked with North Carolina and Massachusetts urban search and rescue teams to rescue and relocate 27 people and their pets in Cambridge.

June 7, 2023

Delegation from North Macedonia arrives, visits Ethan Allen Firing Range

The Vermont National Guard is hosting a delegation from North Macedonia including including the Minister of Defense, Slavjanka Petrovska, and the Chief of Defense, Lt. Gen. Vasko Gjurchinovski.

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A Texas Air National Guard member of the 147th Attack Wing Aircraft Maintenance Squadron watches as an MQ-9 Reaper prepares to taxi at Scholes International Airport in Galveston, Texas, Jan. 10, 2024. The wing tested satellite launch and recovery operations as part of its approach to the Agile Combat Employment concept.
Texas Air Guard Tests Agile Combat Employment with MQ-9 Reaper
By Sean Cowher, | Jan. 18, 2024
GALVESTON, Texas - The 147th Attack Wing used an MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial system for satellite launch and recovery operations Jan. 10, conducting Agile Combat Employment operations at Scholes International Airport.The...

An Alaska National Guard 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk refuels with a 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II during a training exercise. A 210th Pave Hawk required air-to-air refueling during a Jan. 15, 2024, rescue of a snowmachiner near Valdez.
Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Injured Snowmachiner
By David Bedard, | Jan. 18, 2024
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guard Airmen of the 176th Wing rescued an injured snowmachine rider Jan. 15 about 20 miles northeast of Valdez.The snowmachiner activated an SOS signal on his...

Sgt. Maj. Esmeralda Vaquerano, right foreground, G-1 (personnel) sergeant major for the D.C. Army National Guard, tours the Caribbean Military Academy with a member of the Jamaica Defence Force during a State Partnership Program expert exchange Dec. 12-14, 2023, in Kingston, Jamaica.
NCO Development a Security Goal of DC Guard, Jamaica Partnership
By Master Sgt. Arthur Wright, | Jan. 17, 2024
KINGSTON, Jamaica - District of Columbia National Guard members participated in an NCO career development exchange with the Jamaica Defence Force Dec. 12-14 at the Caribbean Military Academy in Kingston. Jamaica, known for...

The 130th Airlift Wing has met the requirements to be declared a C-130J-30 unit with Initial Operational Capability as of Jan. 1, 2024, the West Virginia National Guard announced. The 130th has been in the process of transitioning airframes from the C-130 H3 Hercules model to the advanced C-130J-30 Super Hercules model since 2021.
West Virginia’s 130th Airlift Wing Certified for C-130J-30
By Edwin Wriston, | Jan. 17, 2024
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia National Guard’s 130th Airlift Wing has met the requirements to be declared a C-130J-30 unit with Initial Operational Capability as of Jan. 1.The 130th has been transitioning airframes...

U.S. Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Devon Parr, a 185th Air Refueling Wing aerospace propulsion technician, demonstrates a forearm plank at the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa, Jan. 11, 2024. Airmen must pass routine physical health assessments which include a core endurance component tested by one minute timed situp, two minute cross leg reverse crunch or timed forearm plank. (U.S. Air National Guard photo illustration by Senior Airman Tylon Chapman)
New Year Brings New Focus on Airmen Fitness
By Senior Airman Tylon Chapman and Senior Master Sergeant Vincent De Groot, | Jan. 16, 2024
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – As the new year begins, post-holiday realities of too much eating and too little activity begin to set in. Many Americans choose this time of year to refocus their attention on physical fitness.Military...