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  • It’s not the rank of the Airman, but the leadership within

    Air National Guard members often wear different hats of responsibility and leadership. The different skills and experiences from one role enhance the next, even if those roles don’t seem related. At the 161st Air Refueling Wing here, one vehicle maintenance apprentice wears many hats, both literally and figuratively, enhancing and complimenting these different roles; thereby creating a more effective citizen Airman.
  • 180th Airmen Participate in Water Survival Training

    Ejecting from an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft; plunging hard under the water, uncovering a parachute, battling the elements and surviving in the water, these life or death situations are risks pilots and aircrew could face when flying over bodies of water. Airmen assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing participated in water survival training May 6, at the Aqua Hut located in Toledo.
  • Interior Guardian’s daughter signs college letter of intent

    SMSgt Rebecca Donovan's daughter Emily received a scholarship to play volleyball for Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tenn.
  • American Heroes:

    April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The Month of the Military Child helps raise awareness about the unique struggles military children face, builds resiliency to help them cope with those challenges, and celebrates their sacrifices, which often go unrecognized.
  • Airmen recognizing Airmen, a new tradition

    Receiving a coin, from a Commander or Chief, in recognition of outstanding performance has been a long standing tradition within the military.
  • Family, employers help keep Peoria Air Guardsmen always on mission

    The National Guard Bureau says that success in serving with the Guard is like a three-legged stool made up of the service member, the family and the civilian employer. If one of the legs can’t support the stool, the entire structure could collapse.
  • Inventor, Entrepreneur, Airman: 180th Fighter Wing Airman embraces innovation

    Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Bill Gates; these are a few of the names which come to mind when people talk about success. Tom Burden is not on this list… yet.
  • Airmen answer the call to donate blood during national shortage

    It’s the job of National Guardsmen to “answer the call”, and the Airmen of the 182nd Airlift Wing did exactly that at an American Red Cross blood drive Feb. 5. In a follow-up to the Air National Guard unit’s December blood drive, 75 unit and family members signed up to donate at the event hosted by the 182nd Company Grade Officers Council. Eligible donors gave a total of 57 pints of blood, or 7 1/8 gallons, which exceeded the wing’s goal by 14 percent.
  • Barnestormer Airmen Deliver Munitions for the Mission

    Air Power starts with the weapons loaders as they bring the boom to the Weapons Systems Evaluation Program (WSEP), at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. A crew of three Airmen from the 104th Fighter Wing step to the aircraft preparing to load munitions for the mission at WSEP. “You load the aircraft up and the missiles are gone when they return back to the base,” said Staff Sgt. Nick Albert. “We don’t get to see that every day. It’s cool to see the jets come back without the missiles and know we were a part of making it happen.” Tech. Sgt. Lucas Hagopian, Staff Sgt. Timothy Mannion, and Staff Sgt. Nick Albert are a team of three weapons loaders from Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. Their mission is to ensure weapons loaded on the 104th Fighter Wing’s F-15 Eagles work properly for air crews at home station and deployed.
  • Pa. Guard's 111th ATKW takes home honors, dough for Liberty USO

    On Veterans Day eve, the 111th Attack Wing - via the Liberty USO - secured bragging rights and a $1,500 charitable donation during the Hoagies for Heroes hoagie-building contest supported by Wawa Inc., in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, Nov. 10.The Army National Guard, as well as Pennsylvania's Cheltenham Police Department and Glenside Fire
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