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Vt. Air Guard Members Deploy to Afghanistan
Monday, 11/12/12
By Patti Daniels
Thirty members of the Vermont Air National Guard engineering squadron are deploying to Afghanistan for six months.
VPR News
30 Vt. Air National Guard Members Headed To Afghanistan
Thursday, 11/01/12
About 30 Vermont Air National Guard members are headed to Afghanistan where they will provide engineering support at a coalition airbase.
VPR Presents
VPR Presents Tom Bowman
Saturday, 06/09/12
NPR's Tom Bowman speaks with VPR's Mitch Wertlieb on reporting the news in Afghanistan.
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Vermont Edition
The State Of The State’s Downtowns
Tuesday, 04/26/11
By Jane Lindholm
We look at what tools are at the disposal of Vermont's downtowns and village centers and the challenges they're facing. Also, we get some insight into the controversy over Greg Mortenson's work in Afghanistan. Plus, we hear about Poultney's audio walking and driving tours.
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Body Of U.S. Marine Is Back Home In Vermont
Thursday, 03/17/11
A motorcade carried the body of Cpl. Ian Muller, of North Danville, from the Burlington International Airport to St. Johnsbury, along roads lined with people paying their respects. The 22 year old was killed in combat last week in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.
Vermont Edition
Progressives Oppose Human Service Cuts
Friday, 02/25/11
By Bob Kinzel
There are 180 members of the Vermont Legislature, and only 7 of them represent the Progressive Party. But despite their small caucus, the Progressives want to make an impact on how the state closes the $176 million budget deficit.
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National Guard Troops Getting Help Readjusting To Civilian Life
Tuesday, 12/07/10
By Jane Lindholm
Many of the 1,500 Vermont Guard soldiers who were deployed to Afghanistan earlier this year are returning to Vermont this week. Adjutant General Michael Dubie says they're already receiving support to readjust to civilian life.
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Gen. Dubie Reflects On Deployment's End
Tuesday, 12/07/10
By Jane Lindholm
A lengthy, large-scale deployment of Vermont National Guard troops is nearing its conclusion, and Adjutant General Michael Dubie discusses the mission and the aftermath of the soldiers' service in Afghanistan.
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Vermont Commander Reports 'Huge Progress' In Afghanistan
Wednesday, 11/10/10
By Steve Zind
The commander of the Vermont Guard in Afghanistan says there's much progress to report as his soldiers prepare to end their year-long deployment.
Saturday Special
State of the Re:Union: Veterans Coming Home
Saturday, 12/03/11
State of the Re:Union explores the challenges veterans face as they return home from war.
VPR News
Report from Afghanistan: 9/11 Observed
Saturday, 09/11/10
By Steve Zind
In his first Report from Afghanistan, VPR's Steve Zind says the controversy surrounding the burning of the Muslim holy book has been on the minds of Vermont National Guard soldiers, and it's altered their routines. 
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Welch Sees Need For New Policy In Afghanistan
Tuesday, 09/07/10
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says his recent trip to Afghanistan has reinforced his view that the current policies of the Obama Administration can't be successful and that a new strategy is needed.
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VT Edition: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan
Monday, 11/09/09
By Steve Zind
VPR's Steve Zind talks with Zoya, author of the book Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom, about working with the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan.
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VT Edition: Patrick Leahy On Troop Deployment
Friday, 12/04/09
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with Senator Patrick Leahy about his reaction to President Obama's request for 30,000 additional troops for Afghanistan.
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Vermont Soldier Is Laid To Rest
Wednesday, 09/01/10
By Amy Kolb Noyes
Sergeant Tristan Southworth was laid to rest Wednesday in Hardwick, near his hometown of Walden. Southworth died in a firefight in Afghanistan last week alongside another Vermont Guard member, Sergeant Steven DeLuzio.  
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Two VT Guard Soldiers Die In Gunbattle In Afghanistan
Tuesday, 08/24/10
By Ross Sneyd
Sgt. Tristan Southworth, 21, and  Sgt. Steven Deluzio, 25, of South Glastonbury, Connecticut, were killed Sunday during a two-hour gunbattle after their unit was attacked by insurgents in an area just west of the border with Pakistan.
VPR News
Hardwick Mourns Loss Of Soldier Killed In Afghanistan
Thursday, 08/26/10
By Charlotte Albright
Teachers at Hazen Union High School in Hardwick are preparing to help returning students cope with the death of Tristan Southworth, a popular 2007 graduate who was killed during a firefight in Afghanistan over the weekend.
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VT Edition: Pam Blair's Sons Deploy to Afghanistan
Monday, 11/02/09
By Steve Zind
Pam Blair's two sons are in the Vermont National Guard and both left last week on a deployment that will take them to Afghanistan.  VPR's Steve Zind spoke with her last week about what she's feeling as her sons prepared to leave.
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Summer Camp Hosts Guard Families
Thursday, 07/01/10
By Steve Zind
Ohana Camp in Fairlee is setting aside time exclusively for families of Vermont Guard soldiers serving in Afghanistan.  VPR's Steve Zind spoke with one wife at camp with two children.
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Vermont Soldier Is Laid To Rest
Monday, 07/19/10
By Steve Zind
This weekend, friends and family remembered Specialist Ryan J. Grady for his devotion to his family and to his country.
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VPR News
Col. Will Roy On The Guard's Afghanistan Mission
Tuesday, 04/20/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm speaks with Colonel Will Roy of Jericho, commander of the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Afghanistan about some of the challenges for the Guard's current mission.
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Fallen Soldier's Parents Attend Funerals, Deployments
Monday, 01/25/10
By Steve Zind
As National Guard soldiers deployed for service in Afghanistan in recent weeks, they've received a send off from hundreds of well wishers.  Among them are the parents of soldiers killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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VT Edition: Maj. Gen. Michael Dubie On Afghanistan
Friday, 01/22/10
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with Adjutant General Michael Dubie about the scope of the Afghanistan deployment as it now stands.
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Vermont Guard Faces Shifting Role In Afghanistan
Tuesday, 01/05/10
By John Dillon
The head of the Vermont National Guard says Vermont soldiers face a difficult, possibly more dangerous, assignment in Afghanistan. Adjutant General Michael Dubie says the task has shifted from primarily training Afghan troops, to more of a combat mission.
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Guardsman Sees Changes With 2nd Deployment
Monday, 12/28/09
By Susan Keese
In 2004 VPR news spoke with Chris Day, a Vermont Army National Guardsman leaving for active duty in Kuwait. Five years later, Day - who teaches history at Brattleboro Area Middle School - is about to deploy again, this time to Afghanistan.
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