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U.S. Air Force Airmen of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group perform Full Motion Video mission in the temporary sensitive compartmented information facility at the Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Feb. 9, 2024. ISRG is home to the 123rd Squadron.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Travis Hartzell, right, commander, 116th Air Support Operations Squadron speaks with his Royal Thai Air Force counterpart during the Enduring Partners 2024 final planning conference at Camp Murray, Wash. Feb. 6, 2024.
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, commander, Washington Air National Guard, addresses the audience for the Enduring Partners final planning conference at Camp Murray, Wash. on Feb. 6, 2024.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matt Harvey, Commander, 194th Logistics Readiness Squadron talks with a member of the Royal Thai Air Force during the Enduring Partners 2024 final planning conference at Camp Murray, Wash. on Feb. 6, 2024. The 2024 version of Enduring Partners will focus on a number of different engagements including cyber, homeland assistance disaster response, medical, joint terminal air control and ground-controlled interception.
U.S. Airmen with the Washington Air National Guard and Royal Thai Air Force group photo kicks off the final planning conference for Enduring Partners 2024 at Camp Murray, Wash. on Feb. 6, 2024.
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. George Bender, 168th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Chief, tattoos Brian Dianoski, Fairbanks resident, at Sublime Line Tattoo shop in Fairbanks, Alaska, Sept. 27, 2023. The word GRIT was part of the art piece and stands for determination and courage to push through any challenge or obstacle with guts, resilience, initiative, and tenacity. Bender serves as a Chief Master Sgt. in the 168th Wing, 168th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in the Alaska Air National Guard at Eielson Air Force Base, and during his off-duty hours away from the unit, he delves into his love and passion for art as a professional tattoo artist in Fairbanks, Alaska. Over the years, Bender has drawn and developed designs for the KC-135 Stratotanker nose art, unit patches, and various projects for unit organizations such as Top 3. His art is currently on the Maintenance Group unit patch worn on the shoulders of all the MXG members, representing their pride in their maintenance craftsmanship. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey)