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Senior Airman Jonathan Rockrich, a security forces specialist for the 161st Air Refueling Wing, calls for assistance while he controls access to Goldwater Air National Guard Base in Phoenix, May 14. Security forces members are part of a select few in the Arizona Air National Guard who meet the demands of a 24-hours-per-day operational mission; always ready to respond in defense of their state and nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Tinashe Machona) Arizona Air Guard members: ‘Not on my watch’
While others celebrate holidays, watch movies, or sleep soundly in bed, few remain here to protect them from those who would threaten peace and security. They have a greater responsibility than most can fathom, but who are “they” and why do they do what they do? Select members of the 161st Air Refueling Wing here dutifully miss holidays, family events and lose sleep to work odd shifts in order to accomplish their missions, which ultimately leads to the security and defense of the state and nation.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 153rd Maintenance Group's Crash Damage or Disabled Aircraft Recovery team conduct a safety briefing prior to jacking an A-7 Corsair II aircraft, May 11, 2017 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Maintainers from all aircraft specialties practiced moving a fighter aircraft from the mud into a parking spot as part of an annual CDDAR requirement. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Charles Delano/released) Wyoming ANG maintainers practice recovering fighter aircraft
Flying units, like the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, are required by the Air Force to maintain CDDAR capability. This is broken down into two phases – initial response and recovery. The maintenance group CDDAR team is responsible for the latter – recovery – which includes coordinating efforts to move the damaged or disabled aircraft to a parking or storage area.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col Matt Basler speaks to Airmen at Pease about the importance of listening during the Profession of Arms Center of Excellance (PACE) seminar May 10, 2017 at Pease Air National Guard Base, NH. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Victoria Nelson) PACE Goes Beyond Career Based Training
A Profession of Arms Center of Excellence leadership seminar was held here May 9-11, for Airmen and their families at Pease ANGB. Lt. Col. Matt Basler, an Instructor from PACE at Joint Base San Antonio, delivered the three leadership seminars.
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Duncan, an aircrew flight equipment specialist assigned to the 161st Air Refueling Wing, teaches KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew members how to don their life preservers and board a 20-man life raft to prepare for rescue at Lake Pleasant aquatic center, Ariz., May 7, 2017. Water survival training is conducted every two years at the wing to refresh the aircrew on using the life support equipment on board the aircraft in the event of an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin) Getting the vector: aircrews receive life-saving training
More than 60 Airmen from the Phoenix-based 161st Air Refueling Wing participated in classroom and hands-on water survival training here, May 7. The pilots and boom operators who fly the wing’s eight assigned KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft all over the globe are required to practice what they would do if they were forced to ditch their aircraft at sea.
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2017
The Army and Air National Guard’s top enlisted leaders meet inside the new classroom building at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, May 2, 2017, in east Tennessee, for the Joint Enlisted Advisory Council. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith) National Guard's enlisted leaders join efforts
The Army and Air National Guard’s senior enlisted leaders met at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center in East Tennessee this week.
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2017
The Air National Guard's I.G. Brown Training and Education Center mixed-use facility, Buildings 418, 414A-B, is a 46,871 square foot classroom and dormitory facility for training and education at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in east Tennessee. The facility was constructed from August 2014 to January 2017. The facility offers free Wi-Fi throughout. There are 97 single occupancy dorm rooms. There are six 31-person classrooms and two 148-person combined classrooms, dividable into three smaller classrooms of 64, 41, and 43, or of those combinations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith) ANG to name building in honor of former NGB Chief
The Air National Guard plans to dedicate a new classroom and dormitory facility at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee, in honor of a former Chief of the National Guard Bureau and former Director of the Air National Guard, during a ceremony scheduled to be held July 27, 2017.
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2017
Two major joint officer management laws affecting active and reserve component Air Force officers have recently changed. The definition of “joint matters” has expanded and the authorized length of a joint tour without waiver has shortened. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic) Air Force implements changes to joint matters, joint tour credit
The definition of “joint matters” and the authorized length of joint tours, two major joint officer management laws affecting active and reserve component Air Force officers, have recently changed following publication of guidance from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.   Directive-type Memorandum 17-005, Implementation of the National Defense
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2017
A C-130H Hercules is towed on the flightline at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia April 24, 2017. The Aircraft, which is assigned to the 103rd Airlift Wing, delivers cargo and personnel downrange in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kenneth McCann) Air Guardsmen keep C-130H flying high
Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here are undergoing a transition during their deployment here. These Airmen deployed from the 103rd and 145th Airlift Wings, from Connecticut and North Carolina respectively, have come together to maintain the C-130H Hercules cargo aircraft.
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2017
Eleven Airmen assigned with I.G. Brown Training and Education Center made their way 13.1 miles through Gatlinburg and into Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains April 22 to complete the 10th Mountain Man Memorial March. Team TEC finished 2nd and Team AFSA finished 3rd in the military team light 13.1 division. One sergeant, who ran the half marathon, finished sixth overall. The annual 26.2, 13.1 and 10K run/march/ruck has since grown to be among the largest Gold Star Family events east of the Mississippi. (U.S Air National Guard photo courtesy Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford EPME Center) Airmen honor Gold Star Families in Mountain Man Memorial March
Eleven Airmen assigned to the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center made their way 13.1 miles through Gatlinburg and into Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains April 22 to complete the 10th Mountain Man Memorial March. “You got this!” “Way to go Team TEC!” “You are all fantastic! Well done.” “Good stuff man!”
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Tech Sgt. Patrick Hatcher stands with the Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, flight line in the background, April 21, 2017. Hatcher, the occupational safety manager for the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing, was recently selected for the prestigious 2016 Air National Guard Individual Ground Safety Award.
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mary-Dale Amison
Missouri Air National Guardsman receives safety award
The Air National Guard Safety Center recently selected Tech. Sgt. Patrick Hatcher, occupational safety manager for the 131st Bomb Wing, for the 2016 Air National Guard Individual Ground Safety Award.
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