Vermont National Guard

North Country News
7:30 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Vermont Guard Says Air Force Will Consider F-35 Report

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A Vermont National Guard official says the Air Force will consider the information in a revised environmental report when it makes a decision on where the base F-35 fighter aircraft.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Air Force Releases Revised F-35 Study for Vermont

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Vermont National Guard officials are studying a revised draft of an environmental impact statement about how basing the F-35 fighter jet in Vermont would affect the area around the Burlington International Airport.

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North Country News
8:41 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Vermont National Guard Reducing Furlough Days to Eleven

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The Vermont National Guard says the number of furlough days for about 500 of its federal technicians is being reduced from 14 to 11.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Air Force Delays Impact Statement on F-35s

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The Vermont National Guard says the United States Air Force has delayed the release of a final environmental impact statement on where to base its next-generation fighter jet, the F-35, until the fall.

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North Country News
5:45 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Vermont National Guard Furloughs Postponed

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Furloughs affecting 500 Vermont National Guard members due to automatic federal spending cuts have been delayed.

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North Country News
9:00 am
Sat March 2, 2013

New Head of Vermont National Guard Sworn In

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The Vermont National Guard has a new adjutant general.

Brigadier General Steven Cray was sworn in on Friday at the Guard's headquarters in Colchester. He was elected adjutant general by the Legislature last week.

Cray succeeds Major General Thomas Drew, who assumed the job last summer after Michael Dubie resigned to take a Homeland Security job.

Cray has said that budget uncertainty is the biggest challenge he faces as he assumes command of the 4,000 men and women of the Vermont.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

U.S. Budget Cuts Could Cost 500 Vermont Guard Workers

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The incoming head of the Vermont National Guard says the automatic federal funding cuts will cost about 500 guard employees about 20 percent of their incomes.

In an event Thursday at Vermont National Guard headquarters in Colchester, Brigadier Gen. Steven Cray said the impact of the cuts won't be felt immediately.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Incoming Vermont Guard Leader Says Fiscal Challenges Foremost

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Vermont Air National Guard Brigadier General Steven Cray is going to be the state's next adjutant general. Cray says it's an honor to be elected to the top post in the Vermont National Guard, but he's taking office at a challenging time.

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North Country News
8:40 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Vermont Legislature Poised to Elect New Guard Chief

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The Vermont Legislature is getting ready to elect the next chief of the state's National Guard. Three of the candidates vying to become the next leader of the Vermont National Guard have decades of military service. The fourth isn't a guard member and is running to oppose the possibility the Air Force could send the F-35 fighter plane to Vermont.

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North Country News
3:15 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Vermont Adjutant General Candidate Withdraws

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One of three candidates vying to become the next adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard has withdrawn from the race.

Former Army Guard Brigadier Gen. Jonathan Farnham says an anonymous letter being circulated has become a significant distraction to the Legislature and Guard.

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