By Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2020

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - More than 70 members of the Vermont Air National Guard are going to be headed overseas for deployments that will last up to six month.

The airmen from the 158th Fighter Wing will begin deploying this month in small groups to multiple locations.

The guard did not say specifically where they will be going, but they will be supporting the U.S. Central, European and Africa commands.

The airmen are from support units and their duties will include logistics, civil engineering, communications, contracting, supply, ground transportation, air transportation and medical.

“The women and men of our Air Guard will experience great developmental opportunities down range,” said Col. Adam T. Rice, the vice commander of the 158th Fighter Wing. “They get to put their years of training and hard work to use in a very practical way, in support of not only the U.S. Air Force and our allies, but of our country as a whole.”

The deployments will not affect the operations of the Vermont Air Guard’s F-35 aircraft.

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