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Airport Neighbors Concerned About F-35 Noise
Friday, 07/30/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
Not everyone is welcoming the news that F-35s may come to South Burlington, especially some people who live near the airport's flight path.
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Corrections Settles With Deployed Prison Guards
Thursday, 07/29/10
By Nina Keck
Vermont's Department of Corrections has offered settlements to two Vermont National Guardsmen who alleged they'd been discriminated against while working at the state's prison in Springfield.   
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Vermont Edition
'Authentic Patriotism'
Thursday, 07/01/10
By Jane Lindholm
Stephen Kiernan's new book, Authentic Patriotism: Restoring America's Founding Ideals Through Selfless Action tells the stories of people who've devoted themselves to a cause, and made a difference to their communities. Also, a summer camp on Lake Fairlee opens its cabins to Guard families.
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Memorial At Camp Johnson To Be Open This Weekend
Saturday, 05/29/10
By Patti Daniels
A special memorial honoring the Vermont soldiers who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq is open to the public over Memorial Day weekend.
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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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Vermont Edition
Mean Girls
Tuesday, 04/20/10
By Jane Lindholm
We talk with a UVM professor who researches aggressive behaviors in young girls.  Also, we hear from Col. Will Roy in Afghanistan about how Vermont's troops are doing, and we visit vernal pools.
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Medical Training Program Gets $1.7 million
Tuesday, 03/09/10
By Ross Sneyd
Senator Patrick Leahy has helped Fletcher Allen hospital get $1.7 million to pay for advanced medical simulations. The money has helped train National Guard medics for their service in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Perception Of National Guard Affects Families, Soldiers
Monday, 03/01/10
By Steve Zind
VPR's Steve Zind looks at how the change of perception of the National Guard affects soldiers, their families, and the public's perceptions.
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Guard Base Under Consideration For F-35s
Friday, 02/26/10
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont's Air National Guard base is one of 10 national sites under consideration by the U.S. Air Force to receive new fighter jets. These new planes would replace the F-16s currently operated out of the base at Burlington Airport. 
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Guard Troops Begin Arriving In Afghanistan
Wednesday, 02/24/10
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont National Guard troops have begun arriving in Afghanistan for their active-duty service.
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Vt. Guard Discrimination Case Reopened
Thursday, 02/18/10
By Nina Keck
The U.S. Department of Labor has reopened the cases of four Vermont National Guardsmen who allege they were discriminated against while working at Vermont's prison in Springfield.  
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First Guard Members Arrive In Afghanistan
Wednesday, 02/17/10
The Vermont National Guard says an advance party of what will eventually be a deployment of 1,500 soldiers has arrived in Afghanistan.
VPR News
House Proposes National Guard Authorization Bill
Thursday, 02/04/10
By Bob Kinzel
Members of the Vermont House want the state to have more of a say in when National Guard troops are sent overseas. Governor Jim Douglas says he doesn't support the proposal.
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Another 350 Vt. Guard Members Ship Out
Friday, 12/11/09
  Another group of Vermont National Guard soldiers is shipping out.  
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Lawmakers seek To Protect Soldiers In Custody Cases
Friday, 01/29/10
Lawmakers in the Vermont House are seeking to protect deployed soldiers from losing custody of their children when they are sent overseas.
VPR News
Guard Deployment Schedule Likely To Change
Friday, 01/22/10
By Bob Kinzel
General Michael Dubie says it's likely that the deployment date for 1500 Guard members heading to Afghanistan will be pushed back for several weeks, so the units can get some additional training that reflects their new combat mission.
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Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chairman Helps Send Off Vermont National Guard
Friday, 01/08/10
By Steve Zind
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was in Vermont this morning, attending a send-off ceremony for 200 members of the Vermont National Guard.
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US Military Chief To Speak At Guard Deployment
Wednesday, 01/06/10
The top military officer in the United States is planning to speak at the upcoming deployment ceremony for about 200 Vermont National Guard soldiers headed to Afghanistan.
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100 Vt. Guardsmen Leave For Afghan Mission
Wednesday, 01/06/10
Another 100 members of the Vermont National Guard are set to leave the state on the first step of a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.
VPR News
Adjutant General To Brief Lawmakers On Deployment
Tuesday, 01/05/10
The head of the Vermont National Guard will brief lawmakers on the largest deployment of the Guard's troops since World War II.
VPR News
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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Voices in the week's news: December 11, 2009
Friday, 12/11/09
These were some of the voices in this week's news.
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Bennington Stages A Send-Off For Its National Guard Troops
Thursday, 12/10/09
By Susan Keese
In Bennington this afternoon, citizens lined the bitter cold streets to give their departing National Guard troops a sendoff.
VPR News
Guard Brigadier General Headed To Afghanistan
Wednesday, 12/09/09
By Jane Lindholm
The Vermont National Guard's 2nd in command will be among the 1500 guard soldiers headed to Afghanistan in the New Year.  Brigadier General Jonathan Farnham will be leading a new organization monitoring the training of Afghan security forces. 
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Guard Soldiers Depart For Training
Monday, 12/07/09
By Steve Zind
300 Vermont National Guard soldiers left for training in Indiana over the weekend. For them and the twelve hundred army guard members who'll follow, it's the final training stop before they deploy to Afghanistan early next year. 
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