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The vanguard (also called the advance guard) is the leading part of an advancing military formation.It has a number of functions, including seeking out the enemy and securing ground in advance of the main force.
Vanguard Media was established in 1983 by veteran journalist Sam Amuka-Pemu with three friends. The paper has an online edition.  The newspaper is one of the few in Nigeria that is considered independent of political control, the others being Thisday , The Punch , The Sun and The Guardian .
Vanguard, student newspaper of the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama; Vanguard, official press organ of hardline, a radical deep ecology movement; The Vanguard (1922–28), a publication of the émigré Communist Party of India, founded and edited by Manabendra Nath Roy
The Vanguard rocket was intended to be the first launch vehicle the United States would use to place a satellite into orbit. Instead, the Sputnik crisis caused by the surprise launch of Sputnik 1 led the U.S., after the failure of Vanguard TV-3, to quickly orbit the Explorer 1 satellite using a Juno I rocket, making Vanguard 1 the second successful U.S. orbital launch.
Vanguard (ヴァンガード, Vangādo) is a scrolling shooter arcade video game developed by TOSE. It was released by SNK in Japan and Europe in 1981, and licensed to Centuri for manufacture in North America in October and to Zaccaria in Italy the same year.
Vanguard 1 (Harvard designation: 1958-Beta 2, COSPAR ID: 1958-005B) is an American satellite that was the fourth artificial Earth-orbiting satellite to be successfully launched (following Sputnik 1, Sputnik 2, and Explorer 1); it was launched 17 March 1958. Vanguard 1 was the first satellite to have solar electric power.
Project Vanguard was a program managed by the United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), which intended to launch the first artificial satellite into Earth orbit using a Vanguard rocket as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Missile Annex, Florida.
The Vanguard class is a class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) in service with the Royal Navy. The class was introduced in 1994 as part of the Trident nuclear programme, and comprises four vessels: Vanguard, Victorious, Vigilant and Vengeance, built between 1986 and 1999 at Barrow-in-Furness by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering, now owned by BAE Systems.