With tag: vermont_national_guard
National Guard Teams Showered With Support In Flood Zone
By Susan Keese
"Task Force Green Mountain Spirit" is the name
the Vermont National Guard chose for its flood recovery mission in its home
state. As the mission ends and the soldiers head home,
they say that spirit isn't just something they brought with them. It's
something they found, and shared in the towns where they've spent the past
Vermont Air National Guard Ramps Up
The Vermont Air National Guard says it'll be ramping up training over the next two weeks as aircraft from across the country arrives at Burlington International Airport to support training with the Green Mountain Boys.
Memorial Service Honors Fallen Vermonters
A memorial ceremony in Colchester honored three Vermont National Guard members who died in the line of duty as
members of the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team that recently served in Afghanistan.
Guard Outreach Program Receives Short-Term Reprieve
By Steve Zind
National Guard officials say an important family outreach program that was
scheduled to run out of money next month has received a short term reprieve. The
Guard learned last week that additional federal funds have been allocated to
help the program continue for a while longer, but its long term future is
House Approves Veterans Jobs Bill
By Bob Kinzel
The House has approved legislation that's designed to create new job
opportunities for members of the Vermont National Guard who recently returned
from a year-long deployment in Afghanistan. The chairman of the House commerce committee says the bill is needed because as many as 30% of the 1500 Guard
members who served in Afghanistan are out of work.
Guard Units To Be Home By Christmas
of the Vermont National Guard says 1,500 soldiers are leaving Afghanistan earlier than scheduled and should be in Vermont for the holidays.
Air Guard Members Coming Home
Forty-five Vermont Air
National Guard members who have been stationed in Saudi Arabia are coming home.
Problems At The Vermont Police Academy
By Jane Lindholm
We talk with the interim director of the Vermont Police Academy about morale and training in the wake of the upheaval at the academy earlier this year. Plus, a look at campaign donations made by the CEO of the Vermont Telephone Company. And we hear how a group of Vermont soldiers counts the days left in their deployment.
Fallen Marine To Return To VT
The remains of a U.S. Marine from Swanton
killed in Afghanistan are due back in Vermont. The body of 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Anthony Rosa is
scheduled to arrive at the Burlington International Airport at noon
Vermont Soldier Is Laid To Rest
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.
Two VT Guard Soldiers Die In Gunbattle In Afghanistan
By Ross Sneyd
Sgt. Tristan Southworth, 21, and Sgt. Steven Deluzio, 25, of South
Glastonbury, Connecticut, were killed Sunday during a two-hour gunbattle
their unit was attacked by insurgents in an area just west of the border