Vermont National Guard

5:30 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Town, Vermont National Guard Look at Land Swap

The Select Board in Bennington has approved an agreement with the Vermont National Guard that will allow the town to acquire the Bennington armory if and when a new one is constructed for the local unit.

The town broached the idea of exchanging the properties in June 2011 as a potential spot for a new readiness center to replace the local Vermont National Guard headquarters. The Guard had been looking at multiple sites in Bennington County.

5:45 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Vermont National Guard Has New Commander

The Vermont National Guard has a new commander.

Brigadier General Thomas Drew took command of the Vermont Air and Army National Guard in a ceremony Friday morning at the Guard's Green Mountain Armory in Colchester.

Drew, who lives in Florence in Rutland County, took over as state adjutant general from Major General Michael Dubie, who is moving to Colorado to take the No. 2 post in the U.S. Northern Command, which is responsible for overall homeland defense.

Drew will serve in the post until next winter when the Legislature will elect a permanent replacement.

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5:20 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Vermont Chamber Launches Petition Supporting F-35


The Vermont Chamber of Commerce has started a petition drive in support of bringing F-35 fighter jets to the state.

The Vermont Air Guard in Burlington was named as a preferred site for one of the first deployments of the stealth fighters.

Some neighbors of the Burlington International Airport are concerned about noise from the jets, and anti-military activists are lobbying against the planes.

North Country News
7:52 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Vermont National Guard Chief to Talk of New Job

Vermont National Guard Adjutant General Michael Dubie is getting ready to take a new job.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…

Last week the U.S. Senate confirmed Dubie's promotion to the rank of lieutenant general and his naming as deputy commander of the United States Northern Command.

The Northern Command was created following the 9/11 attacks to protect U.S. territory and provide military support for civil authorities in the event of a national emergency.

The new job means Dubie will leave the National Guard post he's held since 2006.