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New York, Connecticut Soldiers are Regional Best Warriors
May 20, 2024
New York Army National Guard Sgt. Peter Fillion, an infantryman assigned to Charlie Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, lobs a simulation grenade during the 2024 Region I Best Warrior Competition on Camp Smith, New York, May 14, 2024. Soldiers threw grenades in six scenarios during the event, one of many taskings during the four-day competition.

Vermont Army Guard Soldiers Attend Brazilian Mountain School
May 3, 2024
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class David Girr and Staff Sgt. Cyran Willis, Vermont National Guard, attend the basic mountaineering course in in Sao Joao Del Rei, Brazil, April 26, 2024. The Soldiers graduated from the course, marking an international exchange between two mountainous military organizations.

New York Army Guard Soldiers Heading to North Africa
April 30, 2024
African Lion provides an opportunity to conduct realistic, dynamic and collaborative readiness training in an austere environment that intersects multiple geographic and functional combatant commands, including U.S. Africa Command, U.S. European Command, and U.S. Central Command, and strategic maritime choke points and global shipping lanes.

Vermont City Builds on Guard's Partnership with Senegal
March 28, 2024
The Vermont The Vermont National Guard, shown working at the Thies Regional Hospital in Thies, Senegal, as part of a medical readiness exercise organized by the State Partnership Program, has partnered with Senegal under the program since 2008. The Burlington, Vermont, City Council voted unanimously March 25, 2024, to forge a sister city relationship with Thies-East, Senegal.

Vermont National Guard Biathletes Compete in World Cup
March 25, 2024
U.S. Army Sgt. Deedra Irwin, left, human resources specialist, Joint Force Headquarters, Vermont National Guard, celebrates completing the Women's 10 km Pursuit with her U.S. Biathlon teammate, Margie Freed, during the International Biathlon Union World Cup races at Soldier Hollow in Utah March 10, 2024. The last time the U.S. hosted World Cup races was in 2019.

National Guard Conducts Arctic Training with Canada
March 4, 2024
U.S. Army and Canadian Soldiers observe and secure the insertion area after disembarking from an LC-130 Hercules skiplane of the 109th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard, on frozen oceanic Arctic ice near Cornwallis Island, Nunavut, Canada, March 15, 2023. U.S. and Canadian Soldiers and U.S. Airmen are participating in Guerrier Nordique 24 to get experience operating tactically in the high Arctic.

State Partnership Directors Share Tips on Adriatic Partnerships
February 28, 2024
U.S. Army and Air National Guard members of the State Partnership Program discuss plans to integrate efforts with Adriatic partner nations at the National Aerospace Research and Technology Park, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Jan. 24, 2024. By linking U.S. states with partner countries, the SPP enhances military capabilities and interoperability.

NY Guardsman Ends Career as NCO, Officer and Warrant Officer
January 30, 2024
New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Albert Thiem, left, who also served as a sergeant and a lieutenant colonel, receives a retirement gift from Maj. Gen. Thomas Spenser during a ceremony at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2024.

Hokanson Sees Nascent Austria-Vermont National Guard Partnership Expanding
January 24, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, speaks with Gen. Rudolf Striedinger, Austria’s chief of defense, and joint Austrian Armed Forces leaders at the Federal Ministry of Defence of Austria in Vienna Jan. 19, 2024. Austria and the Vermont National Guard are paired in the 100-nation Defense Department National Guard State Partnership Program.

USEUCOM, Austrian Defense Leaders Explore Expanded Cooperation
December 1, 2023
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven Basham, second from right, U.S. European Command deputy commander; and Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes, third from left, civilian deputy and foreign policy advisor to U.S. European Command; host Arnold Kammel, center, secretary general of the Austrian Ministry of Defense, and members of Kammel’s staff at the command’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 30, 2023. The meeting was aimed at identifying areas for future military cooperation and builds on a the State Partnership Program relationship between Austria and the Vermont National Guard.

Vermont Guard Partner North Macedonia Hosts Adriatic Conference
October 5, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, adjutant general, Vermont National Guard, listens to a speaker during the 26th U.S.-Adriatic Charter Chiefs of Defense Conference in Skopje, North Macedonia, Sept. 27, 2023. The conference included Balkan region military leaders, representatives, and their National Guard state partners.

Vermont National Guard Delegation Visits North Macedonia
September 27, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, adjutant general, Vermont National Guard, and North Macedonia Lt. Gen. Vasko Gjurchinovski, chief of the general staff, Army of the Republic of North Macedonia, pose with Vermont and North Macedonia delegates outside the Ministry of Defense in Skopje, North Macedonia, Sept. 25, 2023.

NH Guard Prevails at Regional Marksmanship Championships
August 25, 2023
New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Adam Crist, a human resources specialist with 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, engages a target during the Marksmanship Advisory Council (MAC) Regional Championship on Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Vermont, Aug. 20, 2023.

Vermont Adjutant General Honored for Excellence in Diversity
August 15, 2023
Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont's adjutant general, speaks at a press conference May 27, 2021. Knight received the fiscal year 2022 Individual Army National Guard – National Guard Excellence in Diversity Award.

Vermont Airmen and Soldiers Assist After Historic Flooding
July 20, 2023
Piles of debris stacked up outside the Savoy Theatre after historic flooding in Montpelier, VT, July 18, 2023.

Vermont National Guard Delivers Water as Part of Flood Relief
July 17, 2023
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Hackley and Sgt. Jeffrey Coleman, both truck drivers, Alpha Company, 186th Brigade Support Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, help unload water, Marshfield, Vt., July 13, 2023.

Vermont Guard and Rescue Teams Assist in Flood Response Efforts
July 12, 2023
The Vermont National Guard Soldiers' quick reaction force worked with North Carolina and Massachusetts urban search and rescue teams to rescue and relocate 27 people and their pets in Cambridge.

New York's 105th Airlift Wing Plays Key Role in Air Defender
June 14, 2023
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III flown by the 105th Airlift Wing, New York National Guard, prepares to taxi after dropping off cargo to be used for exercise Air Defender 2023 (AD23) at Wunstorf Air Base, Wunstorf, Germany, June 2, 2023. Exercise AD23 integrates U.S. and allied air-power to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world.

Vermont Guard Soldiers Return from NATO Exercise in Europe
June 5, 2023
Mountaineers with the 1-157th Mountain Infantry Battalion, Colorado Army National Guard, work alongside NATO partners to showcase their abilities to distinguished visitors during DEFENDER 23 at Bohinjska Bela, Slovenia, May 25, 2023. DEFENDER 23 includes more than 7,000 U.S. and 17,000 multinational service members from more than 20 nations.

Vermont National Guard Welcomes Senegalese Recruit
May 18, 2023
The newest member of the 158th Fighter Wing, Airman Libass Mbengue, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard, at Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vermont, May 18, 2023. Mbengue moved to Vermont in 2018 from Senegal, Africa.