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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

  • Vermont National Guard Welcomes Senegalese Recruit

    SOUTH BURLINGTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Vt. – The Vermont Air National Guard officially welcomed Libass Mbengue into its ranks during an enlistment ceremony May 18.Mbengue moved to Milton in 2018 from Senegal and will enter operations management in the 158th Civil Engineer Squadron.“I’ve always

  • 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

  • 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

  • Utah National Guard Joins African Lion Exercise in Morocco

    AGADIR, Morocco – Soldiers and Airmen from the Utah National Guard began arriving in Morocco June 14 to participate in African Lion 2022.African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s largest, premier, joint, combined annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Ghana, Senegal and Tunisia June 6-30. More than 7,500

  • 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

  • Vermont Guard, Senegalese Air Force conduct aviation exchange

    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Vermont Army National Guard rotary-wing representatives with 86th Troop Command took part in an aviation exchange with Senegalese Air Force helicopter pilots as part of the State Partnership Program in Dakar, Senegal, March 13-19.During the exchange, Vermont National Guardsmen and

  • Vermont Guard conducts medical readiness exercise in Senegal

    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Soldiers and Airmen of the Vermont National Guard will participate in a medical readiness exercise in Senegal as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program.Fifteen Vermont Guard medical professionals — providers, public health nurses, combat medics, biomedical