There’s just one day to go before voters in Vermont head to the polls, but we
may not know the outcome of some very close races the day after the election. That’s
because Vermont has extended the deadline
for military and overseas voters to return their absentee ballots.
Adjutant General Michael Dubie has been
nominated as the deputy commander of the United States Northern Command, the
military’s unified command in charge of protecting U.S. territory and providing military support for civil
authorities in the event of a national emergency.
The demands placed on the military by two
wars thrust the Vermont National Guard into a critical role and with that came more money and
cuts in the Pentagon budget announced this month will bring more changes to the guard.