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NEWS | Feb. 2, 2023

Vermont Army Aviation Soldiers Ready for Overseas Mission

By Capt. Mikel Arcovitch, Joint Force Headquarters - Vermont National Guard Public Affairs

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Aviation Soldiers from Company C, 3-126 Army Aviation, 86th Troop Command, Garrison Support Command, Vermont Army National Guard, will conduct air ambulance missions across their area of responsibility.

“This unit has remarkable depth of experience and exemplify professionalism in Army aviation,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, adjutant general, Vermont National Guard. “Most importantly, they know how critical it is to be a part of something much larger than themselves. Vermonters should be proud of how large a role this unit plays in our international missions.”

The Soldiers have been preparing for more than a year for their deployment to U.S. Central Command, which has its own requirements and missions. This unit also deployed in 2018.

“Vermont and the country are fortunate to have such dedicated service members in the Vermont National Guard, who are always willing to answer the call,” said Gov. Phil Scott. “We are incredibly appreciative of their dedication, as well as their families who sacrifice while their loved ones are away on deployment.”

While Soldiers are deployed, Family Programs is prepared to support their families with child and youth programming, family counseling, tax preparation services, financial counseling, veterans outreach, a 24-hour hotline, and more. 

“Charlie Company has worked extremely hard preparing for this deployment and we are excited to move into theater and begin performing the medevac mission that we are so passionate about,” said U.S. Army Maj. David Johnston, commander, Company C 3/126 Army Aviation (Air Ambulance).