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  • 158th Civil Engineers hone skills at Silver Flag

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Tyndall Air Force Base welcomed 14 Green Mountain Boys from the Vermont Air National Guard’s 158th Civil Engineer Squadron to Florida for the annual Silver Flag exercise March 21 to April 1.Hosted by Detachment 1 of the 823rd RED HORSE Squadron, Silver Flag is a 10-day

  • 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

  • Deployed Vermont National Guard MPs provide base security

    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Thirty-three Vermont National Guard Military Police Soldiers of the 172nd Law Enforcement Detachment conducted a law enforcement and inner-base security training mission at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania from March to November.According to Staff Sgt. Zachary Hunt, this

  • Vermont National Guard hosts Austrian delegation

    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Vermont National Guard hosted Austrian military members at numerous National Guard sites Feb. 14-15 as part of the State Partnership Program.The Green Mountain Boys kicked off Valentine’s Day with a Vermont National Guard introductory brief to explain what the Air National

  • 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

  • Vermont Guard to help hospitals facing COVID surge

    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Vermont National Guard members will support hospitals struggling to handle a surge of patients sick with the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The Vermont Department of Health has asked the Vermont National Guard to shift support from vaccination clinics to local hospitals.Health

  • Vermont National Guard helping vaccinate young people

    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Vermont National Guard now supports the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic with vaccinations for youth in the 5 to 11 age group and booster clinics for the general adult population.Maj. Daniel Dykeman, commander of Joint Task Force Coyote, said the first pediatric

  • State Partnership Program helps Guard build relationships

    ARLINGTON, Va. – With the recent additions of the Vermont National Guard partnership with Austria and New Hampshire National Guard with Cabo Verde, the State Partnership Program now includes just under half the world's nations.The Department of Defense program pairs National Guard elements with the

  • Vermont National Guard to add Austria as third state partner

    CAMP JOHNSON, Vt. – The Vermont National Guard will welcome the Republic of Austria as its third partner under the State Partnership Program. The partnership was announced as part of U.S.-Austria Defense Talks held Oct. 15 at the Pentagon in Washington between delegations from the Department of

  • North Macedonia delegation visits Vermont

    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Vermont National Guard hosted a press conference today with North Macedonia Defense Minister Radmila Shekerinska. Vermont Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Secretary of Commerce and Community Development Lindsay Kurrle discuss new steps toward increased cooperation between the state and