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Default Air Force Logo National Guard on track with recruitment, retention
The National Guard was on track to reach its recruiting and retention goals for 2008 with the military fiscal year's best recruiting months ahead, said officials here July 11 following the release of recruiting and retention statistics for all service components in June. Recruiting and retention goals for the military run Oct. 1 - Sept. 30, and
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C-130 aircraft # 213, Delaware Air National Guard, moments after landing on June 5, 2008. Unit aircrew flew the aircraft past the 10,000 flying hour milestone, the first C-130H aircraft in the unit's inventory to reach this mark. The fleet of C-130H aircraft arrived factory-fresh in the mid-1980s to the New Castle air base. Delaware Air Guard C-130 aircraft reaches 10,000 hour flying milestone
At mid-day June 5, 2008, a C-130 transport aircraft of the 142nd Airlift Squadron, part of the 166th Airlift Wing of the Delaware Air National Guard, flew a training proficiency flight resulting in the aircraft reaching and breaking 10,000 flying hours. This was a new milestone for C-130H aircraft flown by the unit for the last 23 years. Before the
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Default Air Force Logo Gates taps McKinley as next Guard Bureau chief
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates recommended Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley as the next chief of the National Guard Bureau and promotion to full general, and LTG H Steven Blum as the next deputy commander for the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) during a Pentagon media briefing Wednesday. If nominated by the president and confirmed by the
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JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Tech. Sgt. Juan Ramon, a 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron jet engine mechanic assigned to the Tiger Aircraft Maintenance Unit, inspects the inlet fan blades of an F-16 Fighting Falcon engine for nicks and scratches here July 7. Foreign object debris damage prevention is critical to maintaining the jets' engines. One small rock a piece of trash could cause thousands of dollars in damage to an engine. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mareshah Haynes) Mechanics maintain engines for America's air power
The roar of F-16 Fighting Falcons is more than just noise to the jet engine mechanics assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Tiger Aircraft Maintenance Unit. To these Airmen, it's the sound of a job well done. The Airmen who work in the Propulsion Shop ensure the jets' engines are in top operating condition, maintaining one of the
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Default Air Force Logo One size fits all: Air Guard public Web sites migrating to standard page
Air National Guard Web sites are migrating to a more consistent design that's user- and maintainer-friendly. The Air Guard has joined the regular Air Force and Reserve in consolidating and standardizing its public Web sites using Air Force Public Web (AFPW), a program that gives wings a professional-looking Web template and easy-to-use system to
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Senior Master Sgt. Donna Goodno walks along the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., June 18 during the Air National Guard's Outstanding Airmen of the Year Week. Goodno was recently announced as one of 12 Air Force Outstanding Airmen for 2008. (Photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Shaun Withers, Air National Guard Readiness Center) (Released) Air Force names Air Guard member 'Outstanding Airman'
A California Air National Guard member was among 12 Airmen announced by the Air Force Personnel Center July 8 as an Air Force Outstanding Airmen for 2008. Air Force officials said Senior Master Sgt. Donna Goodno was selected from a group of 33 nominees that represented all Air Force major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies
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Helicopters from the Army National Guard have worked with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE) for over a week to put out fires that burned over 400,000 acres. (Photo by SGT Stuart Brown, California National Guard) 
California Guard ordered to battle wildfires on the ground; Air Guard firefighting C-130s continue to make drops
About 200 California National Guard members were ordered by their governor on Tuesday to provide direct ground support to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) as it tries to extinguish wildfires in the northern part of the state. "I can't say enough about the brave men and women working tirelessly, and with little
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Default Air Force Logo Fighting floods and fires, National Guard on duty from coast-to-coast
National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen fought Midwest flooding and California fires Thursday. About 2,300 Guard members remained on duty in the Midwest, down from a peak of more than 5,700, National Guard Bureau officials reported. Meanwhile, the California wildfires called for fewer Guard members and more aircraft. UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47
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Col. Gregory Champagne and Maj. David Thompson take off on a B-2 Spirit mission June 18 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. It was the first sortie flown and launched by Air National Guard members. Colonel Champagne is the 131st Fighter Wing vice commander and Major Thompson is assigned to the 131st FW. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jessica Snow) 
Whiteman Airmen make first all-air Guard B-2 flight
Airmen of the 131st Bomb Wing here completed the first B-2 Spirit sortie flown and launched by Missouri Air National Guard members June 18 at Whiteman Air Force Base. Col. Gregory Champagne, the 131st Fighter Wing vice commander, and Maj. David Thompson, a 131st FW pilot, were launched by Master Sgt. Bob Francis and Tech Sgt. John Venable, both of
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Default Air Force Logo Guard aircraft, aircrews battling California wildfires
Army and Air National Guardmembers from California and North Carolina were supporting firefighting efforts in Northern California today following a state active duty call up by Gov. Arnold Schwarznegger and a request for airborne firefighting assets by the Interagency Fire Center. The governor's office reported yesterday that a "swarm of dry
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