Green Mountain Guard

Glen Goodall, a World War II veteran, speaks with U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason Brace, Vermont Army National Guard, during an interview at his home Nov. 4, 2013, in Williamstown, Vt. Goodall served with the 172nd Infantry Regiment, 43rd Infantry Division, Vermont Army National Guard during World War II. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Sarah Mattison) Vermont Veteran Remembers World War IIWILLIAMSTOWN, Vt. - Glen Goodall was only 24 years old when he sailed into the Pacific as a Vermont
National Guardsman aboard the USS President Coolidge in 1942. He served as a supply sergeant with the
172nd Infantry Regiment, 43rd Division, otherwise known as the "Redwings."
Richard H. Hamilton poses for a photograph while giving an interview at his home in Brattleboro, Vt., Nov. 13, 2013. Hamilton recounted wartime stories during which he was a Prisoner of War during World War II. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Sarah Mattison) World War II POW Recalls Wartime ExperiencesBRATTLEBORO, Vt. - Free falling 18,000 feet out of a B-17, engulfed in flames and riddled with bullet holes, was something Richard H. Hamilton never imagined he would have to do.
On July 20, 1944, Hamilton and the rest of the crew of the B-17, Destiny's Child, were shot down during
their 9th mission.
Senior Airman Dylan Desranleau, Staff Sgt. Jason Berube, Staff Sgt. Blake Lahue, Staff Sgt. Brannon Soter and Fire Fighter Robby Carron pose for a photo after receiving an award from the Winooski Fire Department for their actions at an accident off of I-89 in Winooski, Vt. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Jeff Tatro)21 Minutes to RescueStaff Sgt. Brannon Soter, a Fairfax resident and member of the Vermont Air National guard (VTANG)
fire department, arrived on the scene of the accident to determine whether they would need to begin
a rescue or retrieval mission for the driver who had just plummeted 70 feet into a ravine with his
tractor-trailer. The wreckage was like a jigsaw puzzle with all the pieces thrown in a heap on the
Staff Sgt. Damien Larose, an instructor with the 124th Regiment (RTI) assists Soldiers while they build door breach charges at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., May 11, 2013. Soldiers were taught various advance infantry skills during their 11B Infantry Advanced Leadership Course. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Jeffrey Rivard)124th Shares A Wealth of KnowledgeJERICHO, Vt.—U.S. National Guard Soldiers attending the Infantry Advanced Leaders Course taught
by the 124th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) were trained various methods of door breaching at
Camp Ethan Allen Training Site on May 11, 2013.
Insert Description HereA Bond Built to LastSAINT ALBANS, Vt.— A few of the Green Mountain Boys were paid a visit by a familiar face and were able to catch up and continue strengthening a relationship which grew it's roots during the Vermont Army National Guard deployment to Afghanistan in 2010.
Insert Description HereVermont Air National Guard Wins Federal Energy AwardThe Green Mountain Boys has once more proved its colors; the Vermont Air National Guard (VTANG) was selected as an outstanding achiever of energy conservation by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA). Vice Wing Commander Col. Thomas Jackman, along with Adam Wright and Peter Dufault, civilians who comprise the Vermont air base's environmental management office, proudly received the 2013 award in Boston, June 26, on behalf of the unit.
Insert Description HereLoyalty: The Virtue of One SoldierHis smile widens as he recollects his most fond memory; one that journeys all the way to the top of the Italian Alps. The official destination of his first flight and first time out of the country. The opportunity to travel to Italy and work with the Alpini troops was a fantastic experience and set the tone for 28 more years of dedicated service to his country.
Insert Description HereA Niche Capability: Vermont Instructs the Future of WarfareRecently the Vermont National Guard's 3-124th Information Operations Battalion was named the Tactical Information Operations schoolhouse for the United States Army. Starting in 2015, the Regional Training Institute (RTI) will see an influx of students from across the country, essentially tripling the number of students attending the schoolhouse each year.
Insert Description HereStarfire & Shooting Star Land in Museum at Camp JohnsonEarly on May 5, at a time when the skies are still dark and the road traffic is kept at a minimum, Vermont Air National Guardsmen, with the help of local police and the Vermont Army National Guard, transported the first of two airplanes destined to rest at the Vermont National Guard Library and Museum. Civilians witnessing the spectacle took photos of the military relic in wonder; after all, its not every day one gets to see a 1950's airplane inching down the fast lane. The same group moved a second airplane later, causing a stir in morning Colchester traffic.