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Vermont Guard Welcomes Its New Leader As Budget Cuts Loom
Friday, 03/01/13
By Kirk Carapezza
A week after he was elected by the Legislature, Brigadier General Steven Cray has officially been sworn in as the next leader of the Vermont National Guard.
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Vermont Guard Members Face 20 Percent Pay Cut
Thursday, 02/28/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Massive federal spending cuts are set to kick in within hours. The automatic cuts - known as sequestration in Washington-speak - are certain to affect Vermonters, including civilian defense employees in the Vermont National Guard.
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Longtime General Elected to Lead Vermont National Guard
Thursday, 02/21/13
By Kirk Carapezza
The Vermont National Guard has a new leader. Lawmakers decided Thursday that Brig. Gen. Steven Cray of Essex Junction was the candidate best suited to lead the Guard during difficult financial times ahead.
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Vermont’s New Adjutant General
Friday, 02/22/13
By Bob Kinzel
Newly elected Adjutant General Steven Cray discusses issues affecting the National Guard, VPR's Hamilton Davis analyzes Vermont's efforts to establish a health care exchange and we listen back to the voices in the news.
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Guard Media Makers Honored
Wednesday, 11/30/99
Two members of the Vermont National Guard are being recognized with awards as part of the 2012 Air Force Media Contest.
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Bennington OKs Land Swap With National Guard
Wednesday, 10/24/12
The Select Board in Bennington has approved a property swap with the Vermont National Guard.
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Ceremony To Remember POWs And MIAs
Friday, 09/21/12
The Vermont National Guard and Vermont State Guard are holding a ceremony at Camp Johnson to recognize prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action.
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Artillery Training At Firing Range
Friday, 09/14/12
The Vermont National Guard will be firing artillery Friday and Saturday at the Ethan Allen Firing Range, in Underhill and Jericho.
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Guard To Hold Live Firing Training
Tuesday, 09/04/12
The Vermont National Guard will be training at the Ethan Allen Firing Range, in Jericho, this month.
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National Guard To Hold Live Firing Training
Wednesday, 08/29/12
The Vermont National Guard will be training at the Ethan Allen Firing range in Jericho next month.
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Military Training Flights Start Tuesday
Monday, 08/13/12
Military training flights originating at the Burlington International Airport begin this week.
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National Guard To Conduct Air Training
Thursday, 08/09/12
The Vermont Air National Guard says there will be increased military flying operations out of its Burlington International Airport Base, beginning next Tuesday.
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New Vermont Guard Chief To Begin Duties
Friday, 08/03/12
Brigadier General Thomas Drew is set to take command of the Vermont National Guard this morning.
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Rosanne Greco, A Former Nun And Air Force Colonel, Turns To Serving South Burlington
Thursday, 07/26/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Among the opposition to the Vermont Air Guard's plans to host the F-35 stealth fighters at Burlington International Airport is Rosanne Greco, the volunteer chairwoman of the city council in South Burlington. She says her experience in a convent and years in the Air Force have prepared her to take on the challenge.
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Shumlin Administration Meets With Towns Regarding F-35s
Thursday, 07/12/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The Shumlin Administration says it's working to answer questions about the Air Force's plan to base F-35 fighter jets at Burlington International Airport.
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For Vt. Delegation, Little Political Risk In Defending F-35 Program
Tuesday, 07/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont's Congressional delegation has long called for the Pentagon to cut its budget. But Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch all support basing F-35s in Burlington because, they say, it might sustain hundreds of jobs. And despite growing local opposition, the delegation says it's committed to the program.
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General Dubie Looks Forward To National Security Appointment
Wednesday, 05/30/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont National Guard Commander Michael Dubie is preparing to depart for a top post in the U.S. military's homeland defense mission.
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Senate Confirms Dubie To NORTHCOM Post
Friday, 05/25/12
By Melody Bodette
The head of the Vermont National Guard has been confirmed by the Senate to a top post in the U.S. military's homeland defense mission.
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Burlington City Council Considers Changes To Airport Noise Zone
Monday, 05/21/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Burlington International Airport has asked Burlington's City Council to authorize new noise exposure maps designed to clearly define which homes can't coexist with airport noise.
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Vermont To Search For General Dubie's Replacement
Friday, 05/11/12
By Steve Zind
Adjutant General Michael Dubie has been tapped by President Obama to serve as Deputy Commander of the United States Northern Command, but his replacement won't be chosen until next year.
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Adjutant General Dubie Prepares To Step Down
Tuesday, 05/15/12
By Jane Lindholm
Major General Michael Dubie's tenure as Adjutant General of the Vermont National Guard will end this year, when he's confirmed as deputy commander of NORTHCOM. Dubie talks with VPR's Jane Lindholm about his years heading the guard and the issues his successor will face.
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Vt. Wins Federal Change On Guard Disaster Aid
Wednesday, 04/18/12
By Ross Sneyd
The federal government has awarded the state $4 million to repay National Guard units that helped rebuild roads damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. The Federal Highway Administration initially denied the state's application for the money, because National Guard units typically don't do the kind of work they did after Irene.
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New F-35 Jets Likely To Bring More Noise To Burlington Area
Wednesday, 04/18/12
By Steve Zind
The Air Force says more people would be affected by noise if F-35 fighter jets are based at the Vermont Air Guard base at the Burlington airport. Vermont is one of two preferred sites being considered for the new jets. 
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Missing For Decades, Medals Return To Families Of The Fallen
Saturday, 03/03/12
By Ric Cengeri
A Vermont National Guard member who collects military artifacts is on a new mission to return Purple Heart medals to soldiers' families.
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Adjutant General Says Guard Fares Well Under Pentagon Cuts
Thursday, 02/16/12
By Steve Zind
Vermont's adjutant general says the state's Air and Army National Guard units would fare well under proposed Pentagon budget cuts. 
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