Director of the Air National Guard visits 190th ARW

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  • By 1st Lt. Briell Zweygardt, Public Affairs, 190th Air Refueling Wing

FORBES FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Kan. -- The Director of the Air National Guard, Lt. Gen. Michael Loh and his wife, Mrs. Dianne Loh, visited the 190th Air Refueling Wing and other Kansas National Guard units 21-22 June.

Lt. Gen Loh visited with the 190th leadership team to learn more about the air refueling mission and other capabilities the wing brings to the joint fight.

“Meeting with Lt. Gen. Loh was a great opportunity to showcase our wing’s missions, capabilities, and Airmen,” said Col. Brian Budden, 190th ARW commander. “The DANG got to see for himself how the 190th ARW truly is the standard of excellence. He was impressed by our facilities, innovative changes and our professional Airmen. He also said the paint job on our flagship aircraft is awesome.”

Lt. Gen Loh got a first-hand look at how the 190th effectively integrated during Gunslinger, a large force exercise that took place throughout the month of June. Gunslinger is a joint exercise between the Army, Marine Corp and Air National Guard units.

“The 190th was able to showcase our ability to integrate and execute across the joint fight spectrum delivering spot-on employment capabilities in a large force exercise,” said Major Will Sanders, 190th ARW chief of tactics and training.

In addition, Mrs. Loh sat down with key spouses, Angie Gable with the Department of Psychological Health, and Adrienne Dickey, Family Readiness manager, to identify ongoing issues our Airmen face. The importance of mental health, Tricare benefits and childcare were the main points discussed along with wing accomplishments.

“We care so much about our military members,” said Mrs. Loh. “I am your biggest cheerleader.”

Mrs. Loh expressed her and her husband’s support for these programs and thanked them for their hard work to take care of our guard members and their families.

“I appreciate all the things you guys are doing,” said Mrs. Loh. “What I appreciate the most is you’re willing to think outside the box.”