In the first March edition of TAG's Corner, Maj. Gen. Greg Knight discussed Women's History Month and diversity within the Vermont National Guard with Army Staff Sgt. Trisha Emmons.
General Knight held a town hall along with Brig. Gen. David Manfredi, the director of joint staff, and Air Force Col. David Shevchik, the 158th Fighter Wing commander, to speak about concerns related to service member conduct and F-35 Lightning II training.
The combined Vermont Air and Army National Guard group comprising Task Force Coyote transitioned March 3 from Covid-19 testing to providing vaccinations to the public.
Supporting the Vermont Department of Health, 32 Vermont National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided support ranging from directing visitors, registration, and vaccinations in a reconfigured conference room at the Burlington Doubletree Inn.
Nationally recognized as the first Air National Guard unit to be tasked with the F-35A Lightning II mission, Vermont’s 158th Fighter Wing now welcomes another title: home of the first ANG F-35 pilot to graduate from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School.
Maj. Howard Shaner, an F-35A Lightning II pilot assigned to the Vermont ANG's 134th Fighter Squadron, is the first ever Air National Guard F-35 pilot to graduate from this course.