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  • In footsteps of warriors: Legendary 'Indian Robin Hood' descendants thrive in Georgia Guard

    In 1865 a young Native American Revolutionist named Henry Berry Lowry, rose up from the swamps in North Carolina to fight racial injustice being directed against his people who are the modern day Lumbee Indians.After witnessing his father and brother being forced to dig their own graves and then executed by the Confederate Home Guard, Lowry and a
  • ANG 'Fighting Falcons' recall Vietnam service

    Sometimes history can be elusive, and even events that happened recently can be forgotten. Such was the case of the 177th Tactical Fighter Wing's actions in Vietnam. A hodgepodge group of aviators and maintenance Air National Guardsmen from both the 177th as well as the 113th Tactical Fighter Wing volunteered for Vietnam service.Initially, the
  • Fly Another Day: 007 back in action

    The legendary fictional British spy character James Bond, "codename 007," has spent his career pursing enemies and foiling plots against his country. After 25 feature films, "007" persistently overcomes adversity. The same can be said about a tried and true fighter jet, as the 142nd Fighter Wing's own "007" returned to action after nearly two years
  • Remembering the Oregon ANG's 'Caretakers'

    When the Air National Guard resumed its normal peacetime role after World War II, lessons learned from both prewar and wartime experience resulted in a buildup of capacity with ANG unit structure across the United States. One of these improvements was the addition of the "Caretakers," a cadre of full-time personnel whose role was to take care of
  • Drought reveals Kingsley history for first time

    Kingsley Field's location in the high desert of southern Oregon, with its mixture of sunny days and proximity to the west coast, made it home to a frantic effort to train fighter pilots during World War II. In those days, the small base sent as many as 2,000 flights from the base in a single week. Compare that to the modern era of flying, and
  • Guardsman to attend elite Weapons Instructor Course

    A Georgia Air National Guardsman is moving to the head of the class.Capt. Brandon Rieker, a 31-year-old air battle manager with the 116th Air Control Wing, is one of six in the career field across the Air Force to be selected for the elite U.S. Air Force Weapons School Weapons Instructor Course that starts in February 2015 at Nellis Air Force Base
  • Colorado Guard, Royal Jordanian Armed Forces celebrate 10 years of partnership

    In 2004 the Colorado National Guard and Royal Jordanian Armed Forces established a relationship that has been immeasurably valuable to both nations ever since. Today we celebrate the tenth year of collaboration, but more importantly, friendship.Through the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program, the militaries of Colorado and Jordan have
  • Keep fighting

    Lt. Col. John Fogarty felt unwell for nearly a year."I told my wife, 'There's something wrong, but I don't know what it is,'" the senior New Jersey Air National Guard officer said recently.A bout of the flu and pressure from his wife finally got Fogarty to the doctor in February 2012.The first tests revealed no problems, but the doctor recommended
  • Like something you would see in the movies

    Down came the rain. And it rained and it rained and it poured. It was miserable weather for flying for man and fowl alike ... in fact, there wasn't much of any flying going on.So it was at Dole/Tavaux Airfield, also known as Advanced Landing Ground Y-7, in France in late October 1944 where elements of the 371st Fighter Group hunkered down and
  • Becoming a C-130 pilot or combat systems officer in the Air National Guard

    Do you want to learn how to become an air crew member aboard the Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo transport aircraft, the "workhorse of the Air Force," to serve your state and nation?You can explore the qualifications, selection process, and training for the pilot and combat systems officer, two of the four air crew positions of the C-130 flown by
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