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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
0 7/25
2008
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
0 7/25
2008
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, ?I put family support on an equal plain with individual and unit performance and sacrifice and service, because we cannot do it without you.? (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill) (Released) Mullen: National Guard essential to the warfight
Leadership changes in the National Guard are historic for a reserve component that is essential to the overseas warfight, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here on Monday. Adm. Michael Mullen was addressing a record-breaking crowd of 1,500 attending the National Guard Bureau's Joint Family Program Volunteer Workshop and Youth Symposium
0 7/24
2008
Lt. Gen. Craig McKinley, the director of the Air National Guard, 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, ?What I?ve seen in my 2?-years as the director of the Air National Guard is a far more connected National Guard, a Guard that the adjutants general have brought together so that the talents of both Soldiers and Airmen can be brought to a mission and operate seamlessly.? The secretary of defense has nominated McKinley to be the next chief of the National Guard Bureau and to be the National Guard?s first four-star general. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill) (Released) McKinley: Airmen play key roles in joint National Guard
Airmen are an integral part of fulfilling an increasingly joint National Guard's domestic and overseas missions, the director of the Air National Guard said here Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Craig McKinley told a record-breaking audience of 1,500 gathered for the National Guard Bureau Joint Family Program Volunteer Workshop and Youth Symposium that the Air
0 7/24
2008
Airmen from the Ohio Air National Guard's 200th RED HORSE squadron at Port
Clinton, Ohio, operate heavy equipment July 19 to demolish a barracks
foundation. The squadron recently activated a new 200-person detachment at
Mansfield Air Guard Base, about one hour's drive south.  RED HORSE squadrons
are manned by civil engineers who can build and repair air bases and rapidly
deploy to recover an air base after a natural disaster or enemy attack.
(Photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith, National Guard Bureau) A RED HORSE rises in Ohio
The Air National Guard's oldest rapid engineering, deployable, heavy operational repair squadron engineer (RED HORSE) set itself anew here July 20 with the historic activation of a new 200-person detachment, 37 years after the squadron's inception. Although a morning storm at Mansfield Air Guard Base shortened the activation ceremony for Detachment
0 7/24
2008
Staff Sgt. Virgil Mendivil exercises during a 9G session. “I didn’t think I was overweight when I joined the program, but my pre-assessment results were eye-opening.  I learned that no matter how skinny you are, your body fat percentage will affect your body’s overall performance,” he said. (Air National Guard photo by Capt. Gabe Johnson) Guard pilot's fitness program goes nationwide
One Arizona fighter pilot is no longer flying solo - at least not in her efforts to make the Air National Guard a fitter force, less prone to death or injury resulting from poor fitness. Maj. Windy Hendrick, an F-16 instructor pilot at the 162nd Fighter Wing, developed the "9G Force Fitness" program locally, but it has drawn national recognition
0 7/23
2008
Default Air Force Logo Guard helps out Greenland school
Reaching out to the community is nothing new for the men and women of the 109th Airlift Wing. They have always stepped up to the plate in more ways than one in providing community support over the years. So it should be no surprise that these good deeds would extend and reach all the way to Greenland. On June 2, Maj. Matt LeClair, of the 139th
0 7/23
2008
The Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearings for the secretary of the Air Force, the chief of staff of the Air Force and the commander of U.S. Transportation Command are being streamed live on The Pentagon Channel.   (U.S. Air Force graphic/Luke Borland) Confirmation hearings airing live on Pentagon Channel
The Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearings for the secretary of the Air Force, the chief of staff of the Air Force and the commander of U.S. Transportation Command are being streamed live on The Pentagon Channel. Meeting the committee are Michael B. Donley, Gen. Norton A. Schwartz and Gen. Duncan J. McNabb. Viewers can go to the site
0 7/22
2008
Default Air Force Logo One day fighting fires, the next day a rescue at sea
Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing launched a search and rescue mission here yesterday at 4 p.m., to save a fisherman experiencing a medical emergency aboard a Canadian fishing boat off the coast of California. Responding to a call from the Coast Guard District 11 Alameda, an MC-130P Combat Shadow tanker met the 85-foot Ocean
0 7/19
2008
Default Air Force Logo MAFFS C-130 missions: “Quite a thrill ride”
The flight line here at McClellan Airfield may be miles away from the front lines of the many wildfires in California, yet the Airmen here are giving firefighters on the ground the upper hand in battling the blazes across the state. The modular airborne firefighting system (MAFFS)-equipped C-130s of the 302nd Air Expeditionary Group drop fire
0 7/17
2008
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