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Vermont National Guard delivers 2nd vaccine doses
February 5, 2021
Sgt. Kevin LaPierre receives his second dose of COVID-19 vaccine from Lt. Col. Sarah Davis Feb. 3, 2021, at Camp Johnson, Vermont. Recipients of the second dose commonly experience mild flu-like symptoms including soreness and mild fever. LaPierre is a fueler with the Vermont National Guard's 186th Brigade Support Battalion. Davis is a registered nurse and the officer in charge of immunizations for the Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Medical Group.

1st CONG infantry company since WWII deploys to Middle East
January 29, 2021
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers with Attack Company, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, Colorado Army National Guard, spend more than a week in Guernsey, Wyoming, in preparation for a deployment, Oct. 15-25, 2020. Throughout the week the Soldiers ran lanes multiple times, qualified on individual weapon systems and completed situational training exercise lanes that consisted of ambushes.

Vermont cavalry squadron cleared to recruit women
January 22, 2021
Members of the Vermont National Guard's Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment (Mountain), 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, shown on Dec. 7, 2018, at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

VTNG's 172nd Law Enforcement Detachment tests skills
January 20, 2021
Vermont National Guard Pvt. Jonas Schroeder conducts a traffic stop on the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vermont, during a task evaluation Jan. 16, 2021. Schroeder and other Soldiers with the 172nd Law Enforcement Detachment are training on law enforcement duties in preparation for a deployment in support of U.S. Army Europe and Africa.

Vermont National Guard rolls out 1st doses of COVID vaccine
January 5, 2021
Staff Sgt. Yolande Allen receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine from Douglas Sutton during a vaccine rollout at Camp Johnson, Vermont, Jan. 4, 2021. The Vermont National Guard received 200 doses of the Moderna vaccine in late December. Allen is a performer with the 40th Army Band who specializes in flute, tenor saxophone, and vocals. Sutton is a registered nurse with the University of Vermont Medical Center.

Airmen honor Vermont’s oldest living veteran
December 31, 2020
Col. Adam Rice, vice wing commander of the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, presents a flag flown in the F-35A Lightning II to WWII veteran Lenny Roberge, Vermont’s oldest living veteran, outside his nursing home in South Burlington, Vt., Dec. 22, 2020. To honor Roberge, Airmen from the 158th Fighter Wing had a flag flown in an F-35 during a combat training sortie over the mountains of Vermont and New York.

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.

Vermont Guard tops 50,000 COVID-19 test kits assembled
September 28, 2020
Airmen and Soldiers of the Vermont National Guard reached a milestone Sept. 18, 2020, assembling the 50,000th COVID-19 test kit for distribution throughout Vermont.

Vermont Guard distributes test kits, PPE before school starts
September 2, 2020
Airman 1st Class Brett Woods from the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, maneuvers a forklift at the Strategic National Stockpile Warehouse, Aug. 27, 2020. Airmen are helping distribute personal protective equipment and COVID-19 test kits to schools throughout the state.

NY Army Guard Soldiers win NE Best Warrior 3rd straight year
August 19, 2020
New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Matthew Ortiz, right, who finished first in the noncommissioned officer division at the Army Guard Northeast Best Warrior Competition at Camp Ethan Allen in Jericho, Vermont, receives his award from Vermont Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Chipman, Aug. 16, 2020. Ortiz is the third New York Army National Guard NCO in a row to win this award.

Northern Lightning: Vermont Guard Airmen train in Wisconsin
August 5, 2020
Airmen assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, deploy to Volk Field, Wisconsin, for Operation Northern Lightning, Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vt., Aug. 3, 2020. A C-130 assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing, Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, California Air National Guard, flew the Green Mountain Boys to partake in a two-week exercise where they will train on combat operations involving the F-35A Lightning II.

Vermont National Guard helps hospital with emergency care
May 18, 2020
Members of the Vermont National Guard and employees of the University of Vermont Medical Center wheel a notional patient to a triage station as part of a Mass Casualty Exercise at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont, April 15, 2020. The Vermont National Guard is working with the state of Vermont and emergency partners in a whole-of-government effort to flatten the curve during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Green Mountain Boys reach F-35 milestone: 500 sorties
May 11, 2020
Airman 1st Class Isabel Murphy, a crew chief assigned to the Maintenance Group at the 158th Fighter Wing, launches an F-35 Lightning II at the Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vt., May 6, 2020. Maj. Michael Cady, chief of weapons and tactics for the 134th Fighter Squadron, Vermont Air National Guard, was piloting this F-35 Lightning II, Tail 5278, which achieved the 500th sortie for the Green Mountain Boys.

From Vermont to Antarctica (and back)
April 13, 2020
Maj. Esther Lee, a chaplain assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, poses for a photo as she supports the Amundsen-Scott station, Antarctica, Feb. 6, 2020. The National Science Foundation runs the station, located at the Geographic South Pole, and relies on the 109th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard, as the sole supplier of airlift within Operation Deep Freeze, a six-month deployment to the arctic.

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.