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  • 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

  • Vermont Guard Partner North Macedonia Hosts Adriatic Conference

    SKOPJE, North Macedonia – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont adjutant general, and leaders from other U.S. states joined their partner nation chiefs of defense for the 26th U.S.-Adriatic Charter Chiefs of Defense Conference in Skopje Sept. 27.The Adriatic 5 consists of Albania (New Jersey

  • Vermont National Guard Delegation Visits North Macedonia

    SKOPJE, North Macedonia - Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, the adjutant general for the Vermont National Guard, and a delegation of Vermont Soldiers and Airmen kicked off their visit to North Macedonia at the U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Defense in Skopje Sept. 25.North Macedonia and Vermont have been in the

  • NH Guard Prevails at Regional Marksmanship Championships

    JERICHO, Vt. - New Hampshire National Guard shooting squads won gold and silver for a second straight year at a regional match at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site Aug. 18-20. The Marksmanship Advisory Council “MAC” Region 1 Championship featured competitors from throughout New England and New York.“I

  • Vermont Airmen and Soldiers Assist After Historic Flooding

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – Floodwaters caused historic and catastrophic devastation throughout Vermont for two days beginning Monday, July 10. 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

  • New York's 105th Airlift Wing Plays Key Role in Air Defender

    STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH, NEW YORK - Fifty Airmen assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing are taking part in the largest NATO air forces deployment exercise ever held.Air Defender 2023, organized by the German Bundeswehr, involves 10,000 military personnel

  • 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

  • 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