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Vermont Guard conducts medical readiness exercise in Senegal
February 9, 2022
U.S. Army Maj. Anthony Gragg, a dentist with the Medical Detachment, Garrison Support Command, Vermont National Guard, examines a patient at the Regional Center Hospital at Tambacounda, Senegal, April 12, 2019. The National Guard’s State Partnership Program is a cost-effective way to strengthen alliances and attract new partners.

State Partnership Program helps Guard build relationships
October 26, 2021
Capt. Le Mohamed Louaita, commander for Djiboutian Demining Co., expresses gratitude to Tech. Sgt. Dylan Wagner, explosive ordnance disposal technician, 123rd Airlift Wing, Aug. 22, 2021, in Djibouti City, Djibouti. Kentucky National Guard Engineers with the 577th Sapper Company and 123rd Airlift Wing traveled more than 15,000 miles to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to train with the Djiboutian military demining company as a part of the State Partnership Program.

Vermont National Guard to add Austria as third state partner
October 18, 2021
Vermont and Austria, which have similar terrain and economic and agricultural industries, are partnering under the National Guard's State Partnership Program. This image, designed in Adobe Photoshop, contains two cropped photos and two graphics combined with blending techniques.

North Macedonia delegation visits Vermont
September 22, 2021
North Macedonia Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska speaks at a press conference on the steps of the Vermont State Capitol in Montpelier, Vermont, on Sept. 21, 2021. Also pictured are Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont's adjutant general, and Vermont Lt. Gov. Molly Gray. This visit from North Macedonia continues work that began earlier this summer to build upon the Vermont National Guard’s near 30 year military partnership to include a whole-of-state partnership. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Don Branum)

Vermont Guard delegation visits SPP partner North Macedonia
September 10, 2021
Members of the Vermont National Guard attend a celebration for Army Day at the Ministry of Defense in Skopje, North Macedonia, Aug. 18, 2021. The holiday commemorates the creation of the Mirče Acev battalion in 1943. The battalion laid the foundation of the People's Liberation Army of Macedonia that fought against the Axis forces during WWII.

Vermont hosts SPP partner Senegal's national fire brigade
July 22, 2021
Two members of Senegal's National Fire Brigade examine a Vermont National Guard fire response vehicle July 12, 2021, at Camp Johnson, Vermont National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Colchester. Delegates from Senegal’s fire brigade visited Vermont as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.

Vermont seeks to expand partnership with North Macedonia
June 1, 2021
Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont's adjutant general, talks during a press conference May 27, 2021. Knight, along with Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, right, and Lindsay Kurrle, left, Vermont's secretary of commerce and community development, will spend several days in North Macedonia discussing building upon the State Partnership Program to explore economic development.

VT Guard hosts trauma care training with North Macedonia
November 9, 2020
Lt. Col. Sarah Davis, clinical nurse assigned to the 158th Medical Group, Vermont Air National Guard, conducts training at the Vermont Air National Guard base, South Burlington, Vt., Nov. 7, 2020. In September, Vermont Guardsmen hosted a virtual trauma training with North Macedonia, its partner under the State Partnership Program.

Guard joins 23rd US-Adriatic regional security conference
September 27, 2019
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Twitty, deputy commander, U.S. European Command, and participating Balkan nations sign a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to strengthen the regional defense cooperation of the U.S.-Adriatic Charter during the 23rd A-5 chiefs of defense conference in Durrës, Albania, Sept. 25, 2019.