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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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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