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  • Vermont City Builds on Guard's Partnership with Senegal

    BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Burlington City Council voted unanimously March 25 to forge a sister-city relationship with Thies-East, Senegal, bolstering the cultural, academic, environmental and commercial ties between Vermont and Senegal.The collaboration is set to open up a myriad of exchange

  • Hokanson Sees Nascent Austria-Vermont National Guard Partnership Expanding

    VIENNA, Austria – The Republic of Austria and Vermont share historical and cultural roots based on common values, economic collaboration, winter sports, mountaineering, and, more recently, security cooperation.The National Guard’s top general met with Austrian Armed Forces leaders last week and saw

  • USEUCOM, Austrian Defense Leaders Explore Expanded Cooperation

    STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven Basham, U.S. European Command deputy commander, hosted Arnold Kammel, secretary general of the Austrian Ministry of Defense, and his staff at the command’s headquarters Nov. 30.The meeting, aimed at identifying areas for future military

  • Austrian Ambassador Hosts Vermont Delegation at Investment Summit

    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Austrian Ambassador to the United States Petra Schneebauer hosted U.S. partners, including U.S. Ambassador to Austria Victoria Kennedy; Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, adjutant general of Vermont; and Vermont Secretary of Commerce Lindsay Kurrle at the SelectUSA Investment Summit at

  • Hokanson: State Partnership Program Stable, Steadfast and Growing

    DENVER – The Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program — built on enduring relationships, common interests and trust — is stable, steadfast and growing, the Guard’s top leader said Thursday.The program started with 13 partnerships in 1993. It now boasts 100 nations paired

  • US, Senegal launch medical exercise in Thies

    THIES, Senegal - U.S. Army and Air Force medical professionals from the Vermont National Guard began a two-week medical readiness exercise with their Senegalese partners Feb. 20.The 40-person U.S. team will work alongside Senegalese hospital professionals to treat patients in a variety of medical

  • Vermont TAG meets with President of State Partner Senegal

    WASHINGTON - A Vermont National Guard delegation met with the president of Senegal and the African Union in Washington Dec. 12.Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, adjutant general of Vermont, sat down with Senegal President Macky Sall, who was attending the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, to discuss the almost

  • In Central Europe, Guard Chief Sees Enduring Partnerships and Growth

    VIENNA, Austria – In the heart of Europe, as a new security cooperation partnership takes its first steps, another prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary.Here in Austria, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson witnessed the Austrian Armed Forces and the Vermont National Guard cement the newest partnership in

  • Vermont National Guard Signs Letter of Intent with Republic of Austria

    VIENNA, Austria – With a stroke of the pen, the Vermont National Guard and Republic of Austria’s letter of intent formalizing their partnership under the State Partnership Program is official. On July 19, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, Vermont’s adjutant general; U.S. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson,

  • National Guard Leaders Emphasize Value of State Partnership Program

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The adjutants general from California, Florida, Nebraska and Vermont discussed the value of the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program during a media roundtable June 2.The true worth of the SPP has been evident in recent months throughout the