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Austrian Ambassador Hosts Vermont Delegation at Investment Summit
May 8, 2023
Austrian Ambassador to the U.S. Petra Schneebauer, center, hosted, from left, Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, Vermont adjutant general; U.S. Ambassador to Austria Victoria Kennedy; Vermont Secretary of Commerce Lindsay Kurrle and Austrian Defense Attache Maj. Gen. Norbert Huber during the SelectUSA Investment Summit in National Harbor, Maryland, May 3, 2023.

Hokanson: State Partnership Program Stable, Steadfast and Growing
April 21, 2023
Lt. Gen. Bashkim Jashari, commander of the Kosovo Security Force, is briefed on unit operations by the commander of the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, during a tour of training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, May 19, 2022. Approximately 15 KSF troops embedded with companies in the 1-133rd Infantry during a two-week annual training exercise.

In Edelweiss Raid, the Competition Is Seriously Steep
April 12, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Charlie Flood, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, leads the competition team as they pass a German squad during the 2023 Edelweiss Raid in Austria March 2, 2023.

Vermont, Maine Guard Join Common Challenge 23
March 29, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Sam Rathbun, medic, Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, cares for a simulated casualty during Common Challenge 23 in the mountains around Kolašin, Montenegro, Feb. 6, 2023. Common Challenge 23 is a multinational exercise focused on integrating allied forces and conducting mountain warfare operations in severe terrain and weather with military members from the United States, Montenegro, Austria, North Macedonia and Italy forming a multinational mountain infantry company.

National Guard, Canada Conduct Tactical Arctic Insertion
March 20, 2023
Guerrier Nordique 23 Photo

Vermont Guard Soldier Thrives in Canadian Arctic Exercise
March 15, 2023
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shane Yuknis, cavalry scout for B Troop, 172nd Cavalry Squadron (MTN), 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (MTN), Vermont Army National Guard, before tactical insertion training at the airfield in Resolute, Nunavut, Canada, March 14, 2023.

New Hampshire National Guard Revives Biathlon Program
March 10, 2023
Members of the New Hampshire National Guard’s biathlon team pose for a photo after winning third place in the 2023 Chief of the National Guard Bureau’s Biathlon Championships at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., Feb. 22. From left, U.S. Army Spc. Jimmy Small, U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Bryce Murdick, U.S. Army Spc. Tom Echelberger, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Parent, U.S. Army Maj. Rob Burnham, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jacob Englehardt, U.S. Army Capt. Pamela Donley.

State Partnership Program a Difference Maker in Africa, U.S. military leaders say
March 7, 2023
U.S. Army and Air Force medical professionals with the Vermont National Guard are working for the next two weeks at the Thies Regional Hospital, and two smaller medical centers in and around Thies, Senegal.

US, Senegal launch medical exercise in Thies
February 24, 2023
U.S. Army and Air Force medical professionals with the Vermont National Guard receive an orientation of the Mbour Hospital Feb. 20 during the start of the MEDREX Senegal 2023 medical readiness exercise. The 40-person U.S. team will work for two weeks alongside Senegalese hospital professionals at the Thies Regional Hospital and two smaller hospitals.

Vermont Soldiers to Depart for Edelweiss Raid in Austria
February 15, 2023
Soldiers from the Army Mountain Warfare School, 124th Regional Training Institute, Vermont Army National Guard, compete in the Edelweiss Raid, an international military mountaineering competition in Absam, Austria, Feb. 02, 2019.

Vermont Guard Members Deploy for Medical Training in Senegal
February 14, 2023
U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Calano, medic, Medical Detachment, Garrison Support Command, Vermont National Guard, draws blood from a patient at the Regional Center Hospital at Tambacounda, Senegal, April 9, 2019. Vermont Guardsmen and their Senegalese counterparts  provide the Department of Defense with cost-effective ways to strengthen alliances and attract new partners.

Team Approach Strengthens African Partner Medical Capabilities
January 11, 2023
Rwandan Armed Forces soldiers and U.S. Nebraska Air National Guard medical personnel load a simulated patient onto a gurney for a patient transfer exercise in Kigali, Rwanda, in March 2022 as part of the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership program.

Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022
December 21, 2022
Spc. Megan Koszarek, an infantryman with the Alaska Army National Guard’s Avalanche Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, conducts a security sweep during a training exercise near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2022. The exercise's aim was to enhance the unit’s combat readiness and evaluate proficiency in an arctic environment.

Vermont TAG meets with President of State Partner Senegal
December 16, 2022
President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal hosts Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, adjutant general, Vermont National Guard, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 2022. Senegal and Vermont are partnered in the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program.

Vermont National Guard Honors Former POWs, MIAs
September 16, 2022
From left: Clyde Cassidy, Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Richard H. Hamilton, William B. Busier, and Ralph McClintock pose for a photo after a POW/MIA Day observance at Camp Johnson, Vermont, Sept. 16, 2022. Knight is Vermont's adjutant general. Cassidy, Hamilton and Busier are former World War II POWs, and McClintock is a former crew member of the U.S.S. Pueblo, which was captured by North Korea in 1968.

Long-term Relationships Drive State Partnership Program Success
July 26, 2022
Air crew, maintainers and logistics Airmen with the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard, stand with Czech Air Force maintainers, holding their countries flags during exercise Ample Strike 2021, Sept. 16, 2021, at Pardubice Airport, Czech Republic. Ample Strike is a Czech Republic-led, multinational live exercise that offers advanced Air/Land Integration Training to Joint Terminal Attack Controllers in coordination with MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft.

Vermont National Guard Signs Letter of Intent with Republic of Austria
July 19, 2022
Left to right, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, Vermont’s adjutant general; U.S. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau; Klaudia Tanner, federal minister of defense of the Republic of Austria; U.S. Ambassador to Austria Victoria Kennedy; Lt. Gen. Erich Csitkovits, training director and commandant, National Defence Academy, sign letters of intent between the Vermont National Guard and Republic of Austria July 19, 2022, Vienna, Austria. The Vermont National Guard also has partnerships with North Macedonia, since 1993, and Senegal, since 2008.

Vermont National Guard Concludes COVID-19 Missions
June 30, 2022
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Nardo, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, injects James Bordeaux with a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Camp Johnson, Vermont, March 18, 2021.

Vermont National Guard Hosts SPP Partner North Macedonia
June 17, 2022
A group photo of the 15th Civil Support Team, Vermont National Guard, and a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear battalion from the North Macedonia Army during a State Partnership Program engagement in Colchester, Vt., June 6-11, 2022. The engagement focused on working with civil authorities in the event of a disaster.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers Conduct Mountain Warfare Exchange in Tajikistan
June 17, 2022
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 91st Cyber Brigade conduct a mountain warfare exchange and an advanced tactical planning exchange with soldiers from the Republic of Tajikistan May 16-20, 2022, in Romit, Tajikistan. Virginia and Tajikistan are partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.