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158TH FIGHTER WING NEWS

  • Coming Together for a Good Cause

    Throughout early Spring, a dynamic team of Airmen collaborated with a Scouts of America youth camp in part of an ongoing community support initiative that was established in the mid-1990’s. During their time in the hills of the green mountains, Airmen of the Vermont Air National Guard focused their efforts and skills to update key facilities to give camp goers a better experience during their next visit.
  • Extreme. Deliberate. Austere: SILVER FLAG

    March 2019: Civil Engineering and Fire Fighter Airmen from the 158th Fighter Wing attend a 10-day guantlet of training in Germany; known as "Silver Flag."
  • Close Yet Far: A Rescue Story

    Typically, tragedy happens to someone else far away. We watch or read the unnerving stories that detail the most austere cases, often feeling pain and empathy for the victims. This is the usual perspective until something does happen close to home.
  • Viper Out: Vermont Ends 33 Years of F-16 Operations

    A crowd of nearly 2,000 members, family, retirees and freinds attended the Viper Out event at the 158th Fighter Wing, on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The F-16 mission have left the VTANG after 33-years of service as the Wing anticipates the arrival of the F-35 Lightning II in the Fall, 2019.
  • The Rocky Mountains Get A Little Greener

    Shortly after the turn of the New Year, leadership of the 158th Maintenance Group at the Vermont Air National Guard, were contacted by their Colorado Air National Guard counterparts. This correspondence described a circumstance that led to a handful of Green Mountain Boys spending several weeks in the Rockies. As conveyed, the Colorado Phase Dock element of the Maintenance Group reached out to like-units for support in preparing large scale aircraft.
  • The Vermont National Guard Family: Bittersweet Hello's & Goodbye's

    U. S. Army Col. Gregory Knight, assumed command as the authorities were relinquised by Vermont's Adjutant General, U.S. Air Force Steven A. Cray, the outgoing commander of the Vermont National Guard.
  • Soulful Lunch focus on Black History Month

    In celebration of Black History Month, the Vermont National Guard’s Cultural Diversity Enhancement Team (CDET) hosted a Soulful Luncheon at the Vermont Air National Guard Base, including a presentation by Ms. Kiah Morris, a former Vermont State Representative. Together, airmen and soldiers shared conversation and ethnic cuisine.
  • MISSION COMPLETE: Final F-16 Phase Inspection for the VTANG

    U.S. Air Force aircraft maintainers assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, pose in front of the tail of an F-16 during a phase inspection at the Vermont Air National Guard Base, August 1, 2018. Aircraft 328 was the last F-16 to undergo a phase inspection as the unit transitions to the F-35 Lightning II in fall of 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd. Lt. Chelsea Clark)
  • Past Meets Present: Green Mountain Boys Host World War II Combat Pilot

    96-year old WWII B-17 Pilot and Vermont Native shares experience with 134th Fighter Squadron.
  • Citizen Airmen answer call to service

    When the Airmen of the 158th Fighter Wing were tasked with a short-notice deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in the fight against Daesh, otherwise known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, they had to leave their civilian lives behind to dawn the uniform and answer their nation's call.
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