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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.

Vermont Guardsman solves M17 training round extraction issue
September 28, 2021
1st Lt. Anna Kretzer, a platoon leader assigned to the 527th Military Police Company, qualifies on the new M17. The U.S. Army started fielding Military Police units with the new SIG Sauer M17 pistol to replace the M9 Beretta.

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 National Guard supports medical warehouse
September 17, 2021
Members of the Vermont National Guard at the Vermont Medical Countermeasures Warehouse Sept. 18, 2020. Guard members continue to work at the site in September 2021, distributing COVID-19 vaccines and personal protective equipment throughout Vermont.

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.

Refugee is now a Vermont National Guard officer
September 3, 2021
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Abdimaik Hashi, a newly commissioned transportation officer in the Vermont National Guard, is assigned to assist the Vermont National Guard state resilience coordinator at Camp Johnson, Joint Force Headquarters, Colchester, Vermont. Hashi, shown on Aug. 13, 2021, spent the first eight years of his life in a refugee camp in Kenya.

National Guard religious affairs teams hone combat skills
September 1, 2021
Master Sgt. Warren Jones, 107th Attack Wing religious affairs Airman, and Capt. Jeff Bartz, 107th AW chaplain, exit a Humvee during the Deployed Security Operations Chaplains Course, Aug. 26, 2021, at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vermont. The three-day course was developed by 158th religious affairs and security forces Airmen as a crash course in weapons handling and familiarization, general security procedures, convoy operations and improvised explosive device recognition.

Vermont National Guard supports Afghanistan evacuation
August 25, 2021
The Vermont National Guard is assisting with security at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan.This image was designed in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to accompany press releases from the Vermont National Guard.

Guardsman sets records at CMP National Trophy Rifle Matches
August 9, 2021
Master Sgt. Greg Neiderhiser, Pennsylvania National Guard, had a perfect shot during the Hearst Doubles Match at the 2021 CMP National Trophy Rifle matches Aug. 4, 2021, in his final event as an All Guard member.

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.

National Guard support critical to U.S. European Command
July 22, 2021
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Justin Sachariason, left, a Soldier assigned to the Florida Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, instructs 1st Lt. Almir Sarac, a soldier with the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, how to shoot the M4A1 carbine rifle at Manjaca Training Area, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 19, 2021.

VTNG supports COVID response from strategic stockpile
July 14, 2021
Airman 1st Class Abas Kallon from the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, retrieves personal protective equipment to fill an order at the Strategic National Stockpile Warehouse, Aug. 27, 2020. Airmen from across the 158th Fighter Wing have supported operations at the warehouse since March 2020.

Vermont Guardsman receives Soldier’s Medal for 2020 rescue
June 23, 2021
U.S. Army Sfc. Dustin Dearborn, a Vermont National Guard instructor at the Army Mountain Warfare School, is awarded the Soldier's Medal by Vermont Gov. Phil Scott June 18, 2021, at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt.  Between Feb. 28 and March 1, 2020, Dearborn helped rescue two people at the Stowe Mountain ski area. One the military’s highest honors, the medal is awarded for acts of heroism not involving conflict with an armed enemy.

VTNG Soldier completes French desert commando course
June 4, 2021
U.S. Army Spc. Caylen De Los Reyes, an 11B Infantry Soldier assigned to 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry (Mountain), 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Vermont National Guard, moving through an obstacle during the French Desert Commando Course in Djibouti May 16, 2021.

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.

Vermont Air National Guard responds to aircraft fire
March 25, 2021
The Vermont National Guard''s 158th Fire Department responded to a civilian aircraft fire on a runway of Burlington International Airport the evening of March 24, 2021. The pilot and family evacuated before Guard members arrived and extinguished the flames.

Guardsmen excel in All Army Marksmanship Championships
March 23, 2021
Service Members from across the Army, Army Reserves and National Guard fire M-9 pistols during the 2021 U.S. Army “All Army” Small Arms Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia, March 14-20, 2021. National Guard teams and individuals brought home 23 of 31 top awards including 1st in nine of 11 categories.

Vermont Guard highlights women in military to preschoolers
March 19, 2021
Senior Airman Yainna Hall, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, poses for a photo near a display honoring Amelia Earhart in the Green Mountain Armory at Camp Johnson, Vermont, March 18, 2021. Hall, an aviation resource management specialist with the Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Operations Group, was one of several Soldiers and Airmen who showcased their uniforms and equipment for children at a Vermont daycare center via teleconference.

Vermont Guard shifts from COVID-19 testing to vaccination
March 3, 2021
Army Sgt. Lisa Kromer displays a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Doubletree Hotel in Burlington, Vermont, March 3, 2021. Kromer is part of the Vermont National Guard's Task Force Coyote, which recently transitioned from offering COVID testing to vaccinations.

Vermont National Guard teaches winter mountain skills
February 22, 2021
Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division train on cold weather tactics with subject matter experts from the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) as part of the annual Mountain Legacy event, Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., Feb. 18-20, 2021. The Mountain Legacy program rotates yearly between Vermont and Colorado.