• 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

  • Vermont National Guard supports medical warehouse

    COLCHESTER, Vt.  – Soldiers and Airmen of the Vermont National Guard are helping distribute COVID-19 vaccines and personal protective equipment from Vermont's Medical Countermeasures Warehouse to people throughout the state."Since there has been an uptick in COVID cases, we have been busy preparing

  • National Guard religious affairs teams hone combat skills

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – National Guard chaplains participated in the second annual Deployed Security Operations Chaplains Course at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho Aug. 24-26.The three-day course was developed by 158th religious affairs and security forces Airmen as a crash course in

  • National Guard support critical to U.S. European Command

    STUTTGART, Germany – From Poland to Kosovo, Lithuania to Ukraine, Soldiers and Airmen from the U.S. National Guard operate alongside allies and partners throughout Europe. They train in all domains, whether firing a rifle, driving a tank, flying a plane or protecting critical infrastructure from

  • VTNG supports COVID response from strategic stockpile

    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Termination of Vermont's COVID-19 state of emergency has led to a shift in priorities for Soldiers and Airmen supporting the state's Strategic National Stockpile.Distribution of personal protective equipment for emergency medical situations remains a priority for about half of the

  • Vermont Air National Guard responds to aircraft fire

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Vermont National Guard's 158th Fire Department responded to a civilian aircraft fire on a runway of Burlington International Airport March 24.The response crews arrived within one minute of dispatch and confirmed that a Piper Cherokee was on fire on its right side and the

  • Guardsmen excel in All Army Marksmanship Championships

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Army and Air National Guardsmen from across the country traveled to Fort Benning to participate in the 2021 U.S. Army "All Army" Small Arms Championships March 14-20.The week-long competition brought together teams from the U.S. Army, the National Guard, the U.S. Army Reserves