On the 9th of May 2013, the Governor of Vermont, Peter Shumlin, signed a proclamation recognizing May as Military Appreciation Month and May 10th as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. There have always been brave men and women who have been willing to step forward and protect and serve our communities, state and nation in times of need. The military spouse has been there too and has always been a member of the team and their contributions have been a key element in our successes. As our nation transitions through an era of conflict these men and women will continue to be integral in rebuilding and refocusing the force. Please ensure you thank them for their dedication to mission accomplishment
See proclamation here
Cavalry scouts challenge Jay Peak
JAY PEAK, Vt. - When some skiers started heading down the mountain to end their cold day, the mountain soldiers were just getting theirs started. Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment tested their resiliency with cold weather and mountaineering training at Jay Peak, Vt., when the temperature was 0 degrees and steadily falling.
The VTARNG Military Engagement Team
The VTARNG Military Engagement Team (MET) visited Dakar, Senegal in September of 2012 beginning initial discussions on the MET concept and how to best integrate the knowledge and capabilities of the VTARNG with the Senegalese military. Senegal had just finished its rainy season which had caused flooding throughout the capital city and the surrounding area.