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  • New York, Vermont Air Guard Train Together

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. - Members of the 105th Airlift Wing took to the sky in a simulated high-threat environment exercise Dec. 6-9 at Stewart Air National Guard Base.The flight initiated a four-day training, which included a variety of simulations to replicate flying through contested airspace. During the

  • Air Guard’s 1st Female F-35 Pilot has Inaugural Flight in Vermont

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – Three years of training led to one very important day. Over the Vermont mountains, history was made at 20,000 feet.It wasn’t the first time for the 158th Fighter Wing. In 2019, it was the first wing in the Air National Guard to receive the F-35A Lightning II.As the only wing

  • Vermont Air Guard Completes Historic First

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – Vermont’s 158th Fighter Wing returned home from Germany, completing the National Guard’s first overseas deployment of the F-35A Lightning II.The eight aircraft flown by the Vermont Air National Guard’s 134th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron left in April along with more than

  • Vermont Guard Pilot Reaches 1,000-hour Milestone a 3rd Time

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher J. White, the 315th Fighter Squadron commander assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, reached his 1,000th flight hour milestone in the F-35A Lightning II June 3 while deployed to Germany to support NATO missions in

  • Vermont ANG F-35s join NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing mission

    SPANGDHALEM AIR BASE, Germany – Eight F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighters from the Vermont Air National Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 2 to continue NATO’s enhanced air policing mission along the Eastern flank. As part of NATO’s plan to bolster its

  • Barnestormers complete joint aircraft recovery training

    WESTFIELD, Mass. – Nearly 50 Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members from the 104th Fighter Wing, 158th Fighter Wing and 439th Air Mobility Wing completed a joint, hands-on Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery training at Barnes Air National Guard Base April 3.The CDDAR program is

  • Air National Guard F-35 LO shop established in Vermont

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – As the first Air National Guard unit to base the F-35A Lightning II, the 158th Fighter Wing is familiar with making history and breaking records. Now, the wing claims another title: home of the first F-35 low observable (LO) shop in the Air National Guard. In anticipation for

  • Vermont Guard's 158th Fighter Wing welcomes 1,000th member

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Fighter Wing welcomed its milestone 1,000th member during November drill.With the enlistment of Tech. Sgt. Richard Mekkri, who transferred from the Air Force Reserves, the 158th FW has reached 1,000 members for the first time since it