Vermont Air National Guard Deploys 150 Troops and 10 F-16s to Japan

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Great American Dream Realty

Vermont Air National Guard, based in Burlington, is deploying 150 troops and 10 F-16 Fighting Falcons to Japan. The 158th Fighter Wing is nicknamed 'The Green Mountain Boys' after our heroes who fought in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War and the Spanish-American War.



The Green Mountain Boys is a very proud name in Vermont which commands much respect. In 1997 the men and women of The Green Mountain Boys earned the highest score ever earned by an Air Defense Unit.

These soldiers will be based in Okinawa to help our Japanese allies with issues such as disaster relief, piracy, 'global situational awareness', and to provide security in the Asia-Pacific area. Please join me in sending your well wishes to Vermont's brave servicemen and servicewomen.

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Bruce Walter
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Lisa, may they stay safe on their deployment and it this related to China and some of their bold advances elsewhere on the Pacific Rim?

Jun 24, 2015 03:54 AM #1
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Kathy Streib
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Lisa- Yes, a cheers to the Vermnt Air National Guard.  God speed and keep you safe.

Jun 24, 2015 04:33 AM #2
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Bob Crane
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Sounds like the Green Mountain Boys are maintaining the tradition of heroism started so long ago.

I hope they have a safe trip to and from the far east.

Jun 24, 2015 05:36 AM #3
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Lottie Kendall
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God speed, to the Green Mountain Boys!

Jun 24, 2015 06:00 AM #4
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Mike Tizzano
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 I spent a year in Vermont it's where I met my wife.  So much rich history and pride there but I was too wimpy do deal with the winters :) 

Jun 24, 2015 07:54 AM #5
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Lisa Friedman
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Bruce Walter , I am not privy to that info. :)

Mike Tizzano , Ah, come on - minus forty isn't too bad. :) I have been to Mesa, by the way - lovely area.

Jun 24, 2015 09:01 AM #6
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I hope the end of the deployment brings them home as safe and sound as when they left.

Jun 24, 2015 09:23 PM #7
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Alan Kirkpatrick
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Lisa Friedman 

Our men and women in the military do an incredible Job. I am so grateful for each one. 

Jun 27, 2015 02:10 AM #8
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