Vermont Guard deploying to Europe

Published: Apr. 7, 2022 at 3:43 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 7, 2022 at 5:43 PM EDT
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COLCHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) - WCAX News has learned about an upcoming deployment for the Vermont National Guard.

We now know Air Guard members will head to European Command in early May.

I confirmed the mission with the governor’s office. And the Vermont National Guard tells me this is a temporary deployment to enhance NATO’s defense and support of air policing.

I’m told this is part of a U.S. rotation to help European allies.

Guard members will be briefed on the mission at a drill this coming weekend.

We’re still working to get more details including how many will deploy, more specifics on where they’re going and whether they’ll be in harm’s way because of the war in Ukraine.

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