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Vermont National Guard Engineers Train with North Macedonia
May 9, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, the adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard, visited with soldiers from North Macedonia training at the Ethan Allen Firing Range, Jericho, Vermont, April 25, 2023. The North Macedonia soldiers come from engineering units and the Krivolak Training Area in Macedonia.

New York Guard Participates in Exercise Guerrier Nordique
March 28, 2023
Soldiers from the Canadian Armed Forces board a C-17 Globemaster III from the 105th Airlift Wing during exercise Guerrier Nordique at Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada March 18, 2023

New York Air Guard Supports Canadian Forces’ Arctic Exercise
March 1, 2023
Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wing’s Polar Camp Skiway Team and members from the 440 Transport Squadron, Royal Canadian Armed Forces, load equipment and fuel into a Twin Otter aircraft at Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada, Feb. 27, 2023, to prepare for Exercise Guerrier Nordique. The Vermont National Guard is also participating in the exercise.

Vermont Army Guard Leads Training Exercise in Arctic Circle
February 27, 2023
An advance team of Soldiers and Airmen arrive in the Arctic to prepare for Guerrier Nordique. The Artctic Circle exercise in March 2023 will include Soldiers from the Vermont, Utah, Connecticut and New Hampshire National Guard, the New York Air National Guard, the National Guard Bureau, the 11th Airborne Division, and the 34th and 35th Canadian Brigade Group in Quebec province.

Vermont Army Aviation Soldiers Ready for Overseas Mission
February 2, 2023
Soldiers with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, 86th Troop Command, Garrison Support Command, Vermont National Guard, performed hoist training with Black Hawk helicopters, Camp Johnson, Colchester, Vermont, Aug. 7, 2020.

North Macedonia Soldiers Train with Vermont Guard Partners
August 29, 2022
The Vermont Army National Guard's C Company. 186th BSB, (Medical) 86th IBCT (Mountain), conduct annual training with State Partnership Program partner North Macedonia at the Sustainment Center on Camp Dodge, Iowa July 31-Aug. 13, 2022. North Macedonia and Vermont have been partners since 1993.

Vermont National Guard Hosts State Partner Senegal
August 19, 2022
The Vermont Army National Guard hosted three Senegalese Air Force pilots July 17-22,2022, to conduct safety, operations, and maintenance cross-training with VTARNG’s Aviators during a State Partnership Program visit. The Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program pairs U.S. state National Guard units with other nations to facilitate international civil-military relationships. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Alvarez)

Vermont Guardsmen Demonstrate Readiness Under Stress
August 15, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers of Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, participate in a stress shooting exercises at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., Aug. 13, 2022.

Vermont Army Guard to Support Swift Response Exercise
May 6, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers with Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, perform a live-fire training lane, Ethan Allen Firing Range, Jericho, Vermont, July 16, 2020. The live-fire range was conducted as part of their annual training.

Vermont Soldiers hone mountain skills with Saudi Special Forces
April 1, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 172 Infantry (Mountain) Headquarters Company and C Company, Vermont National Guard, conduct mountain training with Royal Saudi Land Forces at the RSLF Mountain Warfare School in Saudi Arabia. About 70 U.S. Army Soldiers attended the training in October and November.

Vermont Guard participates in Canadian extreme cold exercise
March 18, 2022
Soldiers from the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, set up their bivouac site in the Arctic Circle, March 3, 2014 during Guerrier Nordique extreme cold weather training in Canada.

Making Mountaineers: U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School
February 17, 2022
Students at the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School’s Basic Military Mountaineer Course practice traversing in crampons and learning to stop a fall with ice axes Jan. 21, 2022. The AMWS is a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command school operated by the Vermont Army National Guard at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Vermont.

Legacies of Excellence: Mountain Warfare School instructors
February 17, 2022
Staff Sgt. John Hampson, an instructor at the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School, demonstrates a casualty evacuation system to students at the school’s Basic Military Mountaineer Course at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Vermont, Jan. 22, 2022. U.S. and foreign service members learn basic, advanced and specialty mountain warfare skills at the school.

Humble Beginnings: U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School
February 17, 2022
Pictured from left, the aid station that accompanied a mobile home (which no longer exists) where the first Army Mountain Warfare School courses were run when it was established in 1983; the current AMWS building, which was built in 1987, and the new $30 million facility scheduled to house students and instructors and support courses in April 2022.

Beyond the Basics: U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School
February 17, 2022
Students at the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School’s Advanced Military Mountaineer Course in Jericho, Vermont, drag mountaineering equipment on sleds as they leave the site where they camped in temperatures that plunged to -29 degrees with windchill Jan. 27, 2022.

Vermont Guard shares communication strategy with SPP partner
February 16, 2022
U.S. Army Capt. Mike Arcovitch, commander, and Sgt. Gloria Kamencik, public affairs specialist, 172nd Public Affairs Detachment, Vermont Army National Guard, lead a crisis communication workshop at the Army Home in Skopje, North Macedonia, Feb. 8-10, 2022. The Vermont National Guard and North Macedonia have been partners in the State Partnership Program since 1993.

Vermont Army Guard hosts mountain warfare course in Djibouti
December 21, 2021
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Elijah Amendola, 1-102nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), Task Force Iron Gray, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), assists a French service member with the 5th Overseas Interarms Regiment (5e RIAOM) on fixed rope techniques at the Arta Range Complex, Djibouti, Dec. 15, 2021. Five instructors from the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School in Jericho, Vermont, taught a five-day Joint Expeditionary Mountain Warfare Course on basic military mountaineering skills to French service members in Djibouti to strengthen the relationships among the international forces working together in the region.

Vermont Guard provides input for crew-served weapon's scope
September 7, 2021
Soldiers with the Vermont National Guard's Headquarters Company, 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion (Mountain), adjust a new Family of Crew Served Sight Systems at the Camp Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vermont. From Aug. 16-20, 2021, Soldiers provided feedback that will be used to further refine the optic before full-rate production in 2023.

From Iraq to Vermont National Guard
July 20, 2021
U.S. Army Spc. Ali Aljarah, an 88M heavy vehicle operator assigned to Alpha Company 186 Brigade Support Battalion, Vermont National Guard, during the unit's annual training evolution at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Center in Jericho, Vermont, June 13, 2020. Aljarah emigrated to the United States from Iraq in 2012 before enlisting in the Vermont Army National Guard at the age of 22.

Vermont National Guard biathletes eye 2022 Beijing Olympics
June 10, 2021
U.S. Army Spc. Vasek Cervenka, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Garrison Support Command, Vermont National Guard, competing in the 12.5 KM Pursuit Race at the 2021 Junior World Championships in Obertilliach, Austria, March 3, 2021. Cervenka hopes to compete in the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, China.