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Reminder today that there is a blood drive at Camp Johnson in the drill hall! Please come by and donate. Vermont is very much in need of replenishing blood supply.

The Vermont National Guard celebrated the 100th birthday of the Warrant Officer Corps at Camp Johnson, Colchesterm Vt., July 9, 2018.

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Vermont is currently at an emergency status level for blood availability which means they need donors now more than ever.

There will be a blood drive held at the Green Mountain Armory, Camp Johnson, on Saturday, July 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It is very important that we have maximal participation for this event.

We encourage all service members available to schedule an appointment at:
https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time and enter the code VTNG to schedule a time. You can also just swing by the GMA during this time frame to donate.

Thank you for your service and donation!

On Saturday, June 30, the education bill providing college entitlements for Soldier and Airmen in the Vermont National Guard officially passed and became a reality for our current and future members.

We are working with a variety of groups and gathering information to provide our current members with the most accurate information. Thanks to all who made this a reality for the Vermont National Guard!

Lt. Col. Daniel Finnegan, Vermont Air National Guard (Official), recently received The Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy for his actions while deployed in 2017 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. He takes us through his quick thinking during a complex in-flight emergency.

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"Two minutes after takeoff a major electrical fire broke out in his aircraft, melting the electrical circuits and severing connections to the power generators. The aircraft lost all displays and navigation instruments."

One of our Vermont Air National Guard (Official) fighter pilots was awarded the Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy! Click the link for the story!

Changes coming to Federal Tuition Assistance!

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U.S. Soldiers with Bravo Company, 86th IBCT/ 572nd BEB, Vermont National Guard, exit a truck to respond to a simulated attack during route clearance training at Fort Drum, New York, June 12. The route clearance training was conducted with a team of combat engineers from the Army of the Republic of Macedonia while the brigade participated in the Exportable Combat Training Capability Program during annual training. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Avery Cunningham)

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One of our 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team - Mountain Soldiers was awarded the 2018 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award.

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It's #InternationalYogaDay2018! We call this pose, "Standing with Boom Boom." What's your favorite yoga pose?

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Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron 172nd Cavalry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team - Mountain load two UH-60 Black Hawks for movement to an area for dismounted area recon while participating in annual training at Fort Drum, New York

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Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron 172nd Cavalry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team - Mountain, Vermont National Guard, load two UH-60 Black Hawks for movement to an area for dismounted area recon while participating in annual training at Fort Drum, New York

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U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawks with C Co 3-126th AVN Air Ambulance, 86th Troop Command, Garrison Support Command, Vermont National Guard, lift off after a deployment ceremony at Army Aviation Support Facility, South Burlington, Vt., June 14, 2018. The unit is deploying to either South-West Asia or the Middle-East for a year to provide medical evacuation support. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Avery Cunningham)

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Soldiers from Charlie Company, 3-126th AVN (AA) stand in formation during their deployment send-off ceremony.

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We are at the Army Aviation Support Facility in South Burlington with Charlie Company, 3-126th Aviation as they head out the door for their deployment to CENTCOM.

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We will be streaming live at 8 a.m. for Charlie Company's deployment ceremony.

Vermont Legislators, Vermont National Guard Soldiers, and Republic of Macedonia Soldiers head to U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division to see the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team - Mountain conduct their annual training.

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Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers and Senegalese Armed Forces service members conduct range renovations, Mount Rolland Training Site, Senegal, April 19, 2018. The range is being renovated by Vermont National Guard and Senegalese Armed Forces engineers because they are state partners in the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program and marks the 10 year anniversary of their teamwork. (U.S. Army National Guard Photograph by Officer Candidate Nathan Rivard)

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Honor those who came before us.

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National Guardsmen and the Governor participated in a Memorial Day ceremony at Camp Johnson, Colchester, Vt., May 24, 2018. This ceremony gave Soldiers, Airmen, and family members an opportunity to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.

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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Richmond, instructor, Army Mountain Warfare School, Vermont National Guard, teaches basic military mountaineer course students how to set up a medical evacuation rope system at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., May 18, 2018. As part of the course students learn how to utilize the knots and systems they’ve learned to evacuate casualties on a SKEDCO litter. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Avery Cunningham)

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Can you spot the Vermont National Guardsmen in this video?

We are proud to have be partners with the Republic of Macedonia and Senegal in The National Guard's #StatePartnershipProgram. We look forward to the years to come!

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