Report from Afghanistan: 9/11 Observed

In his first Report from Afghanistan, VPR’s Steve Zind says the controversy surrounding the burning of the Muslim holy book has been on the minds of Vermont National Guard soldiers, and it’s altered their routines. 

Summer Camp Hosts Guard Families

Ohana Camp in Fairlee is setting aside time exclusively for families of Vermont Guard soldiers serving in Afghanistan.  VPR’s Steve Zind spoke with one wife at camp with two children.

Vermont Guard Faces Shifting Role In Afghanistan

The head of the Vermont National Guard says Vermont soldiers face a difficult, possibly more dangerous, assignment in Afghanistan. Adjutant General Michael Dubie says the task has shifted from primarily training Afghan troops, to more of a combat mission.

Guardsman Sees Changes With 2nd Deployment

In 2004 VPR news spoke with Chris Day, a Vermont Army National Guardsman leaving for active duty in Kuwait. Five years later, Day – who teaches history at Brattleboro Area Middle School – is about to deploy again, this time to Afghanistan.