- Associated Press - Saturday, March 7, 2015

BERLIN, Vt. (AP) - Some Vermont National Guard members have returned from a snow-removal mission in Massachusetts and a humanitarian deployment to Senegal.

Gov. Peter Shumlin and Adjutant General Steven Cray thanked the men and women for their work at a ceremony at the Berlin Armory Saturday.

About 38 Guard members went to Massachusetts in February where they loaded and hauled over 15,000 cubic yards of snow over 13 days.

On Saturday, Shumlin presented them a “Veterans of Foreign Snows” certificate. Another 23 soldiers were deployed to Senegal in February where they constructed a demining training site and trained Senegalese soldiers to remove land mines.

Shumlin says whether the Guard is working overseas or close to home, “we’re constantly reminded of the professionalism, dedication, and work ethic of the men and women of the Vermont National Guard.”

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