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Fundraiser Will Bring Vt. Troops Home For Holidays
Wednesday, 11/25/09
Organizers of Operation Holiday Homecoming say they've raised enough money to bring Vermont National Guard Troops home for the holidays before they deploy to Afghanistan.
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VT Raises $150,000 To Bus Troops Home
Friday, 11/13/09
A fundraising effort to help bring Vermont National Guard troops home for the holidays so far has raised $150,000 that will be used to charter buses.
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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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Guard Soldiers Headed To Afghanistan Get Sendoff
Friday, 10/30/09
By Steve Zind
The largest deployment of the Vermont National Guard in the past 60 years got underway this week. 
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Interview: Reporter Steve Zind On The VT National Guard Deployment
Friday, 10/30/09
Reporter Steve Zind talks with VPR's Mitch Wertlieb about the hundreds of members of the Vermont National Guard that today, begin their journey to deployment in Afghanistan
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First Group Of VT Soldiers Head To Afghanistan
Friday, 10/30/09
The first group of Vermont National Guard soldiers is leaving the state for training before heading to Afghanistan for a yearlong deployment.
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National Guard F-16 Has In-Flight Emergency
Friday, 10/16/09
By Ross Sneyd
A Vermont National Guard F-16 jet had an "in-flight" emergency this morning and had to jettison its external fuel tanks into Lake Champlain.
Vermont Edition
Mapping Vermont's Ancient Roads
Thursday, 10/08/09
By Jane Lindholm
Towns across the state are finding that the process of identifying which old roads are public thoroughfares and which are not can be complex and sometimes contentious.
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Dubie says it's too early to say what Guard's mission will be in Afghanistan
Tuesday, 09/08/09
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont National Guard Adjutant General Michael Dubie says that while the Guard's upcoming mission in Afghanistan may be changing, it's too soon to know for sure what that entails.
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VT Edition: Maj. Gen. Michael Dubie on Afghanistan
Tuesday, 09/08/09
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont's Adjutant General talks about a changing mission in Afghanistan, and how Vermont's National Guard troops are preparing for deployment.
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National Guard members say they're disappointed with state report on Springfield prison
Friday, 09/04/09
By Nina Keck
A state investigation found no evidence that the state's prison in Springfield discriminated against members of the National Guard who were working there. 
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Major General Michael Dubie on Afghanistan
Tuesday, 09/08/09
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont National Guard troops will face a different, possibly more dangerous mission in Afghanistan.  We learn more specifics about their mission, and how it fits within the larger U.S. strategy.  Also, an update on FairPoint's continuing problems, and using wasps to find a destructive beetle.
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State finds no discrimination of National Guard members
Thursday, 09/03/09
By Nina Keck
A state investigation found no evidence that officials at the state's prison in Springfield discriminated against members of the National Guard who were working there. 
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Troops headed to Afghanistan may face different mission
Thursday, 09/03/09
By John Dillon
Vermont troops going to Afghanistan later this year may face a different, possibly more dangerous mission. The Pentagon is now re-assessing how to use the 1,500 members of the Guard.
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Guard members say they were denied promotions at Springfield prison
Monday, 07/20/09
By Nina Keck
Several members of the Vermont National Guard who were working as temporary corrections officers at the state prison in Springfield, say they were systematically denied permanent jobs because of their upcoming deployment.   Some say they were fired outright.   
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Guard officials say deployment preparations going smoothly
Tuesday, 07/07/09
By Steve Zind
Vermont Guard officials say preparations for the upcoming deployment to Afghanistan have gone more smoothly than in the past.  They say that's largely because they've had plenty of time to get ready - and training has been better than in previous deployments.
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Vermont National Guard deployment
Monday, 07/06/09
By Jane Lindholm
Details of the largest post WWII deployment in the Vermont National Guard's history have been announced.  We'll talk about the mission they'll undertake in Afghanistan and preparations on the home front.
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National Guard announces details of Afghanistan deployment
Thursday, 07/02/09
By Steve Zind
Fifteen-hundred members of the Vermont Army Guard will go to Afghanistan early next year.  It will be the largest deployment of Vermont Guard members since World War II.
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School will be built in Afghanistan in memory of Vermont Guardsman
Monday, 05/25/09
By Steve Zind
This summer, work will begin on a school in an Afghan village, built in memory of Vermont National Guardsman Tom Stone.
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Vt soldier sentenced for stealing weapons in Iraq
Friday, 05/01/09
A former Vermont National Guard soldier has been sentenced for stealing weapons while in Iraq, mailing them to his home in New Hampshire and trying to sell them.
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Burlington community center gets $166,000 grant
Tuesday, 04/28/09
An effort to redevelop a Burlington armory into a community recreation center is getting a boost from a $166,000 federal grant. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch announced the grant at the Robert Miller Community and Recreation Center.
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Employers prepare for Guard deployment
Thursday, 03/19/09
By Susan Keese
Vermont is facing the largest National Guard deployment since World War II. Some 1,600 part-time soldiers could leave for Afghanistan by the end of this year.
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Vt. Guard officials tout programs to support families during deployment
Wednesday, 02/11/09
Senior officials with the Vermont National Guard say they have extensive programs in place to support military families during a major deployment set to begin late this year.
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Hearing planned on impacts of Guard deployment
Tuesday, 02/10/09
Lawmakers in Montpelier will get firsthand testimony today about how the pending deployment of Vermont National Guard members will affect their families and the state.
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Welch: Up to 1,800 troops bound for Afghanistan
Friday, 02/06/09
The Vermont National Guard is gearing up for a deployment that could send up to 1,800 soldiers to Afghanistan by year's end.
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