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Army Capt. Bryan Woody meets his brother Staff Sgt. Justin Woody of the 157th Air Refueling Wing at Bagram Air Base Afghanistan while deployed Sept. 30. Capt. Woody re-enlisted his brother and three other members of the 157th Air Refueling Wing. Capt. Re-enlists Brother, Airmen During Ceremony
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan - Every day, service members across Afghanistan and other locations are making the decision to continue serving in the Armed Forces. While most re-enlistment ceremonies are fairly common, one that happened at Bagram Airfield on Sept. 30 had an unusual twist. Army Capt.  Bryan Woody, assistant operations officer with the
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Squadron Leader Simon Elsey inspects his RAF Puma helicopter on the Snowbird ramp at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Oct. 1. Two Pumas were delivered to D-M from the United Kingdom via C-17. The Puma is a medium-lift support helicopter used to transport between 12 and 16 fully equipped troops. (Air National Guard photo by Capt. Gabe Johnson) Snowbird offers desert training for U.S. allies heading to Iraq
Before leaving the wet grasslands of Northern Ireland for the arid deserts of Iraq, the Royal Air Force's 230 Tiger Squadron will train here as part of Operation Snowbird from Oct. 3 through Oct. 17. The squadron's 60 Airmen brought with them two RAF Puma helicopters from Belfast International Airport for essential training in preparation for their
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Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley was confirmed as the 26th chief of the National Guard Bureau by the Senate Oct. 2 in Washington, D.C. He is scheduled to become the first four-star general in the nearly 372-year history of the National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo) 
McKinley approved to lead Guard Bureau
Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley was confirmed Thursday as the 26th chief of the National Guard Bureau by the U.S. Senate. He will also become the first four-star general in the nearly 372-year history of the National Guard. The current director of the Air National Guard, McKinley was nominated by the President in September based on the
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Default Air Force Logo Tricare Reserve and Guard family benefit now permanent
Eligible families of activated National Guard and Reserve members will continue to save up to $300 in annual deductibles now that a Tricare "demonstration" program is a permanent benefit. Eligible family members of Guard and Reserve personnel activated for more than 30 days under federal orders in support of a contingency operation are made
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Default Air Force Logo Guardmembers get a sneak peek of new Air Guard music video
Air National Guard members here got to preview an upcoming country music video Sept. 22 that features singer Laura Bryna and her band in performance with several Airmen and units. Officials said the music video "Hometown Heroes" will be a new element to the Air Guard's recruiting campaign messages through Web postings and other advertising outlets
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President George Bush talks with Air Force Maj. Dan Rooney of the Oklahoma Air National Guard after arriving at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Sept. 12, 2008. Bush presented Rooney with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his contributions to the lives of military families through his Folds of Honor Foundation. Rooney left for his third tour in Iraq shortly after receiving the award. Photo courtesy of the Folds of Honor Foundation America Supports You: President Honors Guardsman's Volunteerism
Just before heading overseas for his third tour in Iraq, an Oklahoma Air National Guardsman found himself standing in the limelight with the president.Air Force Maj. Dan Rooney received the President's Volunteer Service Award from President Bush when the president arrived at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Sept. 12. Since March 2002, Bush has been
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Default Air Force Logo C-5 airlifts C-130 fuselage to Stratton ANGB
On Sept. 10, a 105th Airlift Wing (AW) C-5 Galaxy from Newburgh, N.Y., landed here with precious cargo - a training fuselage of a C-130A that the 143AW in Rhode Island no longer needed. It was the first time a non-modified C-5 had carried this cargo. And getting the C-130 onto the C-5 was no easy feat. It took more than two years of careful
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(Left to right) Lt. Col. Michael Lane, 163d Operations Support Flight commander, Col. Randall Ball, 163d Operations Group commander, and Lt. Col. Kirby Colas, 196th Reconnaissance Squadron commander, discuss preparations for the 163d Reconnaissance Wing's Predator flight training operations sheduled to begin in 2009. (Photo by Senior Airman Paul Duquette) California Guard Unit Makes Final Preparations for Predator Flight Training Ops
Having successfully surpassed two years of combat operations flying the MQ-1 Predator, the nation's first Air National Guard Predator unit is poised to spread its history-making wings once again. With only minor details remaining, the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing is ready to begin training the Air Force's next generation of unmanned aerial system
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Default Air Force Logo Massachusetts Guard complex gets new lease on life
1st Lt. Francis McGinn shipped out for the Pacific from Camp Edwards when World War II was raging. He was killed during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines in October 1944. Sixty-four years later, his grandson, who has the same name, is playing a key role in transforming this old Army post into a modern training ground for troops preparing
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A line of HH-60G Pave Hawks from the 943rd Rescue Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., 176th Wing, Kulis Air National Guard Base, Alaska, and 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., supporting Joint Task Force 129, sit on the flightline at Ellington Field in Houston on Sept. 3. The aircraft were relocated to Kelly Field in San Antonio on Sept. 11 in preparation for Hurricane Ike hitting the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo/Technical Sgt. Ray Aquino) California Air National Guard assists Texas for Hurricane Ike
California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing, deployed from here to Ellington Field in Houston for Hurricane Ike search and rescue support operations relocated Sept. 11 to Kelly Field in San Antonio because of Hurricane Ike's projected path. Assigned to Joint Task Force 129, the 129th Rescue Wing people and equipment deployed Aug.
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