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U. S. Air Force Sr. Amn. Alexandra Olson (left), Capt Anthony Valetine and Staff Sgt. Daisha McCuskey all attached to the 148th Fighter Wing, Medical Group, simulate an IV on the METI Man, a new Emergency Casualty Simulator on 30 July, 2008.  Olson and McCuskey participated in training in preparation for their upcoming deployment for Operation Continuing Promise, which is to be aboard the U. S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brett R. Ewald)  (Released) Air Guard medics cast off for Continuing Promise
Eight Air National Guard medical technicians boarded the USS Kearsarge in Norfolk, Va., Friday to participate in the second phase of Continuing Promise 2008, a four-month humanitarian and civic assistance mission to six Caribbean islands. During the deployment, the Kearsarge, a Navy amphibious ship, will visit Nicaragua, Colombia, Panama, the
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JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Tech Sgt. Jason Owens talks to fighter pilots during arming of an F-16 Fighting Falcon here July 8. When the Syracuse, N.Y., Air National Guard unit returns from its current deployment to Joint Base Balad, it will become the first Air National Guard unit in the country to adopt an MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial system mission. Sergeant Owens, a weapons specialist with the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, is deployed from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter) Syracuse ANG Airmen 'don't fear the Reaper'
Instead of the Fighting Falcon's roar, the hum of a turboprop engine will carry the 174th Fighter Wing's weapon system of the future into the skies -- but the pilots will stay on the ground half a world away. When the Syracuse, N.Y., Air National Guard unit returns from its current deployment to Joint Base Balad, it will become the first Air
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From left, Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, director of the Air National Guard, Col. Michael L. Waggett, commander of the Air Guard's I.G. Brown Training and Education Center (TEC) and Chief Master Sgt. Deborah Davidson, TEC enlisted education commandant, watch a pass and review of Noncommissioned Officer Academy students July 31 during the TEC's 40th anniversary celebration at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn. (Photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kendra Owenby, Tennessee National Guard) Air Guard marks training center's 40th anniversary
The Air National Guard celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Training and Education Center (TEC) at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn., July 30-31 with several events that honored the installation where men and women earn officers commissions and Airmen learn to be noncommissioned officers. The celebrations, attended by Lt. Gen. Craig R.
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Default Air Force Logo JTF sentinel mission becomes 'wait and see'
Since the California fires began June 21, Army and Air National Guard aircrews have flown continuously, supporting the massive fire fighting operation. At the height of the operation, more than two dozen aircraft from as many as 14 states, as far away as New York, were assigned to Joint Task Force Sentinel. Aircrews endured the stifling heat and
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Default Air Force Logo Texas Guard helps South Texas victims
For close to a quarter million people, a calm is beginning to settle across the South Texas Rio Grande region after the relentless lashing that Hurricane Dolly doled out. This calm is due in part by the relief efforts of strike task forces that set out before dawn July 24 to set up points of distribution across 15 counties. "The unity of effort
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First Lt. Michael Malloy, left, of the National Guard's Joint Communication, Command, Control and Computer Coordination Center in Smyrna, Del., briefs Paul McHale, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense; LTG H Steven Blum, the chief of the National Guard Bureau; and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England at the Pentagon on July 25, 2008, about the National Guard's Joint Incident Site Communications Capability. Deployed in all 54 states and territories by the National Guard Bureau, JISCC is a communications bridge between first responders and other local, state and federal agencies that can provide initial communications capability within one hour after arrival at an incident scene. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill) (Released) Guard capability tears down communications walls between first responders
A National Guard capability can rapidly bridge communications gaps between first responders to domestic incidents, senior defense officials saw during a hands-on demonstration at the Pentagon. The Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) provides voice, data, video and radio links between first responders and other local, state and
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A member of the 149th Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, helps with the internal demolition of a building on Camp Morena, California. The unit worked on real-world engineering projects for the U.S. Navy and the Southwest Border Mission while simultaneously completing two weeks of training. 149th Civil Engineers complete Southern California tasks
Four dozen members of the 149th Civil Engineer Squadron traveled from San Antonio, Texas, to southern California June 14-28 to help with construction projects in support of Operation Jump Start, the National Guard's southwest border security support mission. . Camp Morena, in a remote area some 50 miles from San Diego, Calif., served as the forward
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Default Air Force Logo RC-26 'eye in the sky' rapidly deploys
In the early hours of July 23, Hurricane Dolly came ashore along the South Texas coast, bringing with it 100-mph winds and heavy rainfall. As the sun rose over the Rio Grande Valley, no one knew how much damage the winds and rain had caused, or would cause, as the storm worked its way inland. Parts of South Texas received up to 11 inches of rain.
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Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
tells 1,500 people gathered for the largest-ever National Guard Bureau Joint Family Program Volunteer Workshop and Youth Symposium in St. Louis, Mo., on July 21, 2008, that caring for wounded servicemembers and the families of those killed serving their country is a national responsibility. ?In the end, it?s America that can do this,? Mullen says. ?It?s not DoD, and it?s not the VA. We?ve all got to do this together.? (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill) (Released)
Mullen: Guard families connect America, the armed forces
Because it's in every community in the nation, the National Guard is best suited to keep the American people connected with the armed forces, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here Monday. "This is something we have to do better: To make sure that the military needs of our country are met and that the people of America understand what
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Master Sgt. Robert A. Gordon and Tech. Sgt. Shaun Blische, both members of the 175th Civil Engineer Squadron, restore a monument at Mount Igman, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The monument memorializes three American diplomats and their French driver, who were killed at the site in 1995. The memorial is being restored by members of the Maryland National Guard as part of a humanitarian civic action project under the auspices of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David D. Speicher) Maryland Civil Engineers Restore Bosnian Memorial
The Maryland Air National Guard's 175th Civil Engineer Squadron has nearly completed work on a memorial to three Americans, who died here during the Bosnian civil war officials said today. Seventy-two members of the Maryland Air National Guard are in Bosnia taking part in two civic construction projects under the auspices of the National Guard's
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