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Vermont National Guard Enhances Medical Readiness in Senegal
July 17, 2024
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Taylor Johnson, optometry specialist, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, conducts eye exams at the Tambacounda regional medical center in Tambacounda, Senegal, June 8, 2024. The Vermont National Guard was in Senegal for an annual medical readiness exercise with its State Partnership Program partner.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Utah National Guard Joins African Lion Exercise in Morocco
June 24, 2022
U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers along with Royal Moroccan Special Operations conduct fast rope training during exercise African Lion 2022 at Tifnit Morocco, Africa, June 22, 2022. AL22 is U.S. Africa Command's largest, premier, joint, combined annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Ghana, Senegal, and Tunisia June 6 - 30.

National Guard Leaders Emphasize Value of State Partnership Program
June 3, 2022
U.S. Airmen with the Indiana Air National Guard, and Slovak armed forces personnel trained together Feb. 22, 2022, at the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Indiana. The joint training built on a more than 25-year partnership under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Vermont Guard, Senegalese Air Force conduct aviation exchange
March 31, 2022
Vermont Army National Guard rotary-wing pilots with 86th Troop Command conducted an aviation exchange with Senegalese Air Force pilots March 13-19, 2022. During the exchange, part of the State Partnership Program, the pilots discussed aviation safety and visited Senegalese Air Force facilities.

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.

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.

Senegal soldiers observe JRTC training in Louisiana
July 23, 2021
Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Vincent explains the use of Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System gear to visiting Senegalese soldiers at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana, July 22, 2021.

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.

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.