Director, Air National Guard

 

Lieutenant General L. Scott Rice

Lieutenant General L Scott Rice is the Director, Air National Guard, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting more than 105,500 Guard members and civilians in 90 wings and 175 geographically separated units across 213 locations throughout the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

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  Changes to Enlisted PME

   from Chief Master Sgt. Anderson

   from Lt. Gen. Rice and Chief Master Sgt. Anderson


Director's Priorities


  1. Readiness: Today’s Fight
  2. 21st Century Guard Airmen
  3. Build for Tomorrow’s Fight

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Airmen are the key enabler for all of the ANG’s priorities and a critical asset to Joint Warfighting success and to the nation.
Our Air National Guard Airmen, past and present, have made huge impacts in support of our United States Air Force mission, the joint fight, as well as missions external to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) such as community involvement. The unique skill sets and diverse backgrounds of our Citizen Airmen bring an element of expertise to the table that is unmatched. From doctors to lawyers, school teachers to college students, the Airmen of the ANG continue to integrate their civilian and military skills to increase our lethality and win the war fight.
As the Air National Guard continues to deploy our Citizen Airmen to Unified Combatant Commands and theaters across the globe, I would like to take time out to thank all of the the families that support our service, sacrifice along with us, secure the homefront during deployments and welcome us back with open arms. Our success depends on you. Thank you! 139th Airlift Wing l Missouri Air National Guard l Rosecrans Air National Guard Base
Let the sound of freedom ring. Happy Independence Day!
Domestic Operations and disaster relief has always been a Total Force effort and a part of the duality of the National Guard mission. As we enter into hurricane season, the Air National Guard is trained and resourced to meet the needs of our Nation and stands prepared to mobilize alongside our brothers and sisters in arms during times of distress in our homeland.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of state partnership between the Czech military, the United States and the National Guard. Sky Avenger is yet another shining example of the State Partnership Program enhancing our troops in the ANG. Every opportunity we take to share best practices and learn new tactics increases the lethality of our force. Every time we train together, we strengthen our relationships. This is what the SPP is all about. Keep getting after it Airmen! U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) l United States Air Force
Training like what the Civil Engineering Squadron of the 137th Special Operations Wing is accomplishing is critical to our mission readiness. I charge units to continue to immerse our Airmen in the hands-on training that is going to prepare them for the field. The awesome thing about our Citizen Airmen is that they also bring their civilian experiences to the table along with their military training and can bring those together to innovate within the Guard. Keep getting after it, Airmen!
This week I had the opportunity to visit with Airmen and Soldiers deployed to a site outside of Djibouti City, Djibouti. These service members are providing support to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa while also enhancing host nation partner capacity. I am extremely proud of the members of Team ANG in the field and in theater getting after it and strengthening international relations. United States Air Force l U.S. Army l U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) l U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa l Air National Guard l National Guard
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak personnel and airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard 249th Airlift Squadron load a C-17 Globemaster III with Coast Guard equipment and cargo in Kodiak, Alaska, June 21, 2018. The equipment and cargo was delivered to Kotzebue, Alaska, in support of Air Station Kodiak's forward operating location opening July 1 in support of Arctic Shield 2018. Awesome video from Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen of U.S. Coast Guard District 17. U.S. Coast Guard Alaska l U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak l U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak
“Having our Airmen in this region helps us execute three major parts of our mission; assurance, deterrence and interoperability. We're building relationships with the locals, cultivating a give and take relationship with the Romanian Air Force, and training our Airmen to be experts at what they do.”
Proud to be in attendance as the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program (SPP) commemorated their 25th anniversary during their 2018 conference held at Edelweiss Lodge located in the scenic Bavarian Alps in Germany on June 20, 2018. The SPP began in 1993 and has since grown to nearly 80 partnerships with countries throughout the world. The program continues to successfully build relationships between U.S. states and partnered nations in a cooperative, mutually beneficial relationship. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Captain Michael O’Hagan)
The National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program (SPP) commemorated their 25th anniversary with a cake cutting during their 2018 conference held at Edelweiss Lodge located in the scenic Bavarian Alps in Germany on June 20, 2018. The SPP began in 1993 and has since grown to nearly 80 partnerships with countries throughout the world. The program continues to successfully build relationships between U.S. states and partnered nations in a cooperative, mutually beneficial relationship. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Captain Michael O’Hagan)
Congratulations to the Airmen that made up Team ANG for the 2017 Air Force Marathon - Official Page! They put their physical ability to the test and got after it to triumph over 11 other MAJCOMS. Go #TeamANG! Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio l Gen. David L. Goldfein l
Happy Birthday to our brothers and sisters in arms.
This is a proud moment for the Michigan National Guard, National Guard and the Air National Guard alike. The impact that the State Partnership Program has goes far beyond just training. The relationships that are built through the SPP builds trust between nations. Because of that trust, future service members from around the world will walk down Michigan Avenue in Latvia and know that the National Guard and Latvia have dedicated themselves to the long-standing relationship we've built.
I had a fantastic visit with 110th Attack Wing, Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan this past weekend during their RSD. Talking with Airmen about their goals and careers always strengthens my optimism about the future of the ANG. Keep up the great work Battle Creek!
The ANG is working tirelessly to provide relief in Guatemala. Airmen with the 183rd Air Evacuation Squadron, Mississippi Air National Guard, offload a patient in Galveston, Texas, June 7, 2018. They worked with a joint medical team from Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to provide en route medical treatment for six injured children during the U.S. Air Force humanitarian airlift aeromedical evacuation mission from Guatemala after the recent Fuego Volcano eruption. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Edward Staton U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) l United States Air Force
It is my complete honor to congratulate the 16 Air and Army National Guard members that graduated from the National Defense University at Fort Mcnair today. Thank you to Gen. Paul Selva, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff for bringing the keynote. This is a proud accomplishment and these officers will be joining the upper echelon of key decision makers in National Security and Defense. Congratulations! Air National Guard l National Guard l National Defense University l Fort Lesley J. McNair
On June 6, 1944, nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed along a heavily fortified, 50-mile stretch of French coastline in the historic operation known as D-Day. Today, we remember.
Partnership, partnership, partnership. Ten F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard are being inspected by the maintenance crew at Amari Air Base, Estonia in support of Saber Strike 18, June 1, 2018. Saber Strike 18 is the eighth iteration of the long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners. This year's exercise will take place June 3-15, focusing on improving land and air operational capabilities with an additional key objective to train with NATO's enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroups. Great photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer

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