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Delaware C-130H Aircraft C-130's Re-Amping Up
Delaware C-130's are ready to Re-AMP.The Mission, Manpower, and the C-130H Modernization of the Delaware Air National Guard has been at the forefront of Wing leadership.The Del. ANG is in need of crucial upgrades that needs to be done if it is going to stay relevant in flying global missions after 2020.Delaware ANG leadership recently received the
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A bagpiper from the Ian Sturrock Pipe Band plays during an annual wreath laying ceremony at the gravesite of Thomas “Pete” Ray April 19, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Ken Johnson/Released) Honoring Fallen Bay of Pigs Airmen 55 Years Later
It was a warm and sunny afternoon in late April in Birmingham, Alabama. As I approached the grave site at Forrest Hills Cemetery near the airport, I could hear a bagpipe playing in the background. I looked for the grave marker that read "1st Lt. Pete Ray" where a wreath laying ceremony was about to begin. There were four of the Bay of Pigs
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Members of the173rd Maintenance Structural shop apply a vinyl wrap of the Oregon Air National Guard patch to the commemorative ORANG 75th Anniversary F-15 Eagle.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar) Bringing to life the ORANG 75th Anniversary F-15 Eagle
The idea started with Col. Jeff Smith in November, when he was the maintenance group commander; he asked if anyone had ideas for a paint scheme to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Oregon Air National Guard. Master Sgt. Paul Allen submitted a nice, albeit small, design for the vertical tail surfaces.Smith says he looked at the design and
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MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - Master Sgt. Don Pierson laughs as he checks the tire pressure on a government van here May 10, 2016, while managing his morning duties at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center. Pierson is preparing for a reassignment after more than 10 years' service on campus. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith/Released) Logistics manager, former instructor has new assignment: training officers
When Master Sgt. Don Pierson is on campus, he's likely into something unforeseen ... if you can track him. Each day changes, as if through a Magic 8-Ball. It shakes up, and the random possibilities go from "Outlook Good" to "Ask Again Later."    During his last four years at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, Pierson, the logistics
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Tech. Sgt. Michael Lynch, evaluator loadmaster, 136th Airlift Wing, and Senior Master Sgt. Mehmet Aksoy, instructor loadmaster, Turkish air force, instruct Afghan students on the loading of a training pallet of old tires, December 3, 2015. Afghan air force students receive on-the-job training supervised by U.S. Air National Guard and coalition instructors during real-world cargo and passenger sorties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Coarse, 538th Air Expeditionary Wing/released) ANG air advisors building Afghanistan Air Force one flyer at a time
It's a simple meal of stewed beef and onions, naan bread, and rice. Or maybe it's sharing a pot of tea and talking about family. Moments like these are not often what comes to mind when looking for milestones to celebrate, but for the U.S. Air National Guard C-130H Hercules aircraft instructors and their Afghanistan Air Force students, they
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Caleb Watkins, left, and Tech. Sgt. Jaime Farmer, both aircraft armament systems technicians assigned to the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), prep a munitions handling unit (MHU)-204 trailer for loading procedures at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 14, 2016, Watkins and Farmer are two of three 131st AMXS drill-status guardsmen who loaded weapons to the B-2 Spirit during an exercise for the time during CONSTANT VIGILANCE 16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry) Constant Vigilance16 a profound success for Air Guard integration into B-2 strategic operations
Exercise Constant Vigilance 16 proved to be a total force success story as 131st and 509th Bomb Wing Airmen affirmed their strategic B-2 operational mission readiness and completed the final phase of a plan, 11 years in the making.For the first time in this exercise, Whiteman's total force team included drill-status Guardsmen, or DSGs, according to
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U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Jovan D. Banks Be savvy about social media
Social media is no longer the New Thing. With nearly three out of four internet-using adults using social media, it is a normal part of life for most Americans, including most members of the military.Whether you are active duty or in the Air National Guard, you are well within your rights to use social media.Everything you post on any social media
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Default Air Force Logo McLaughlin Air National Guard Remembers the 65th Anniversary of 21 Fallen Airmen
April 8, 1951 is the date of a tragic event in West Virginia history that altered the lives of 21 military families and brought great grief to a community.Their story begins with the loss of Major Woodford "Jock" Sutherland who was one of the West Virginia Air National Guard's best pilots. Major Sutherland, along with other pilots and ground crew,
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A fire extinguisher sits on the ground of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal storage space at the 115th Fighter Wing in Madison, Wis., April 6, 2016. The fire extinguisher was used by an EOD Airman to put out a car fire after coming across the one-car accident on the highway. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Andrea F. Rhode) EOD Airmen demonstrate emergency roadside readiness
They thought it was just another ordinary day. Due to mission requirements and tasks that kept them on base longer than planned, they got a late start. The two 115th Fighter Wing Airmen, venturing out for their two-hour drive to inspect and verify the condition of a bomb at hardwood range, were clueless about the impact they were really about to
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Benjamin N. Garland, Public Affairs Officer and offensive lineman for the Atlanta Falcons, assigned to the 140th Wing, receives a token of thanks from the Army National Guard at Buckley Air Force Base Feb. 21, 2016. A ceremony was held to honor the collaborative effort put forth by Garland and the Army National Guardsmen to ensure service members understand the importance of head injuries as they relate to the military and the National Football League. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Bobbie Reynolds) Concussions bring NFL and military together at last
"We were in the air about 100 to 150 feet, just hovering (on the cable)," said Army Staff Sergeant Kathleen A. Lewis. "The wind below started spinning us in the wrong direction and the flight medic was trying to get us reoriented. Right as I reached the bottom of the helicopter, we got caught in the wind and we flipped in the hoist. The pulley
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