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  • Chief Jean Allen: Wingman, Air Force spouse and mom

    Its early and still dark on Oct. 4, as a handful of Airmen arrive to a dimly-lit warehouse here on base for their monthly Honor Guard training. As they wander in the door and shake off the early fall chill, they are greeted with hot coffee and a warm smile from Chief Master Sgt. Jean Allen, the 142nd Fighter Wing Force Support Squadron
  • Air National Guard's marathon time solidifies 2016 team's workup

    Chief Master Sgt. Edward Walden had been waiting, ensuring the Air National Guard marathon team, their units, friends and family that they ran very well, when the race officials made an anticipated announcement.He sat in his office here Dec. 10 overlooking the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center. He smiled. He handed over a recent article on
  • Becoming an MTI: What it takes

    After first transitioning from active duty to the Air Force Reserves, one former Marine turned transportation operator started to wonder if he had made a bad career move.  "[Bus driving] was boring to me," said Master Sgt. Carlos Recoder, a Reservist assigned to the 433rd Training Squadron at JBSA-Lackland. "Then I found out about this program --
  • Coming full circle: A Chief uncovers great uncle's WWII crash site, 70 years later

    The date is Dec. 24, 1944, in the midst of World War II, and while most Americans are at home preparing for a Christmas with their families, 1st Lt. Cuno Vernal Becker, an armament officer with the 836th Bomb Squadron, 487th Bomb Group, is boarding his B-17 Flying Fortress, about to take part in mission number 760 -- the 8th Air Force's largest
  • Airman appointed first White House Social aide from the Air National Guard

    Since President Theodore Roosevelt established the White House Social aide program nearly 114 years ago, the White House has never had an Air National Guard officer until now.Capt. John D. Fesler, a native of Lebanon, Tennessee, recently began his duties as a White House social aide, an honor and privilege only reserved for military officers who
  • 188th vehicle maintainers prove to be high speed

    Since the invention of the wheel, transportation has added efficiency to endeavors man can accomplish. With this advent of technology also came the maintainers of the machinery. Current forms of transportation need to be maintained in order to prevent failures and repaired to fix damage. The 188th Wing's vehicle maintainers face these issues head
  • Puerto Rico ANG Starbase program opens kids to STEM education

    For almost two decades, the initial dream to create a program that would fulfill the technological educational needs of children, has evolved into a hands-on teaching environment, which today is known as the Starbase Program.Since the Puerto Rico National Guard youth program launched in 1994, it has graduated 24,123 students.Starbase Puerto Rico,
  • Thankfulness Equals Forgiveness

    November is a time to give thanks, reflect on our Native American heritage, and to honor our nation's veterans.Is it ironic that we observe the Native American Heritage, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving Day all in the same month?  Maybe it is simply a way to remind us, no matter the struggle or battle, hearts can be mended through a spirit of
  • Switcher directs her last satellite broadcasts

    It's her last switch as well as her next switch: after videography missions with Army infantry in Iraq, then conquering a broadcast control room comparable to a major television studio's, one Airman said that she hopes for something challenging.Tech Sgt. Chalanda Roberts just began her last technical direction here of the I.G. Brown Training and
  • "Protecting the Protectors": 129th Security Forces Gears Up For Deployment

    In October, approximately 30 Airmen from the 129th Security Forces Squadron participated in a training mission at Beale Air Force Base near Marysville.The purpose was twofold: annual training for traditional Guardsmen, and pre-deployment weapons qualification.Over the course of four days, participating Airmen got the chance to test their reflexes

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