158FW News

  • Freedom – That’s the Best Part

    Meet Airman 1st Class Komalpreet Saini, a personnel specialist with the 158th Fighter Wing, who was unaware he could join the U.S. military. That’s because Saini is from India, and in 2016, he immigrated to the United States.
  • 158th religious affairs team hones combat skills

    Members of the 158th Chaplain office participated in the second annual Deployed Security Operations Chaplains Course at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vermont, Aug. 24 to 26.
  • Father, son reflect on shared service

    Tech. Sgt. David LaPierre has been serving in the U.S. Armed Forces for more than ten years, seven of which have been alongside an important figure in his life: his son. 
  • Vermont Airman Takes Top Honor

    Airman 1st Class Dalton Fitch-O’Leary, tactical aircraft maintainer assigned to the 158th Maintenance Squadron, Vermont Air National Guard, bested more than 700 basic military trainees (BMT) to become the top BMT honor graduate. 
  • Green Mountain Pride

    Fuel is in Tech. Sgt. Ashley Whitty’s blood. As a child, she spent days in the small engine shop built by her grandfather, which is now owned by her father. She would spend time dusting engine parts on showroom shelves and sweeping the floors, paying attention to detail, ensuring everything looked just right for the customers.
  • 158th Fighter Wing NCO, 2021 Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award Recipient, Honored in D.C.

    Tech. Sgt. Kirby Addison, a special emphasis program manager for the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, was invited to Washington, D.C. after receiving the 2021 Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) earlier this year.
  • Vermont Air National Guard Member Honored During EMS Week

    Bourn, an assistant fire chief with the Poultney, Vermont volunteer fire department, was the first to arrive on the scene of an active fire on April 3, 2021. Bourn discovered the garage quickly filling with smoke and found that the door to the main house was locked.
  • VT Air National Guard Participates in F-35 Acoustic, Emissions Testing in the U.K.

    In April, aircraft and personnel assigned to both the 134th Fighter Squadron and 158th Maintenance Group, Vermont Air National Guard, travelled to the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, to perform tests alongside their Airmen, personnel from the F-35 Joint Program Office and members of the Air Force Research Laboratory.
  • Here to Help: Vermont DPH Prioritizes Airmen Well-Being During Mental Health Awareness Month

    One of the mental health advocates available to guard members and their families is Trish Soter, the director of psychological health at the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard.
  • Lightning Over Fenway Park

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the Vermont Air National Guard joins a KC-46 Pegasus assigned to Pease Air National Guard and an F-15 Eagle assigned to Barnes Air National Guard for a flyover tribute during the Boston Red Sox 2021 season home opener at Fenway Park, Boston, MA, April 2, 2021. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Mrs. Julie M.