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  • Air Guard JAGs prove a powerhouse in protecting, maintaining and caring for Airmen

    With a 72-hour notice, an Air Guardsman can shed their civilian status and respond to a homeland or federal military mission. Such an expedient turnover requires sound preparation and a supportive foundation.A Guardsman's training, tactics and toughness are imperative, but futile in the absence of the proper administrative bedrock. Mission
  • Fitzgerald remembers flying and leadership challenges upon retirement

    Most fighter pilots can trace their aspirations to fly from an experience early in life. Often the stimulus comes from a family connection or the rush of seeing and hearing a jet performance in person. For Col. Paul T. Fitzgerald, a trip with a classmate to Luke Air Force Base, Arizona cast the die for a career in the cockpit."I was about 9-10 at
  • Guard's 111th LRS at the forefront of AF compliance among looming deployments

    With the 111th Attack Wing here facing its most diverse deployment cycle in more than two years, the 111th Logistics Readiness Squadron is currently supporting its Guardsmen in Air Force compliance.Next year, approximately 70 Wing members are arranged to fulfill world-wide activations to support the Air Force mission - an unachievable task without
  • Alaska Guardsmen return from deployment

    Thirty-four Airmen from the 168th Wing returned home from a deployment to Qatar on Oct. 16, and if previous deployments are any indication of mission tempo, these Airmen were busy.Aircrew and maintenance Airmen from the 168th deployed transferred more than 30 million pounds of fuel, and flew more than 1,000 hours in support of the United States and
  • Citizen Airmen continue 19-year connection with the community

    With falling winter temperatures and snow in the forecast, Airmen from the 168th Wing's Top III Council here knew they had to act fast before their window closed the chance to uphold their 19-year history of participation with the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Adopt-A-Highway program."Your group has had its adopted mile of the
  • Arizona Airmen help save woman, receive Commendation Medal

    Two Arizona Air National Guardsmen were awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, Oct. 2, for actions performed while deployed from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, Phoenix to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.Members of the 161st Maintenance Squadron, Staff Sgt. Matthew St. Onge, crew chief, and Staff Sgt. Ancel Miller, electrical environmental
  • News network salutes services, local Guardsmen during annual on-air event

    The darkness of 4 a.m. along Philadelphia's historic Market Street strained the lampposts' illumination of the brawny military vehicles lumbering down the route. A towable cannon weapon, an armored fighting vehicle and military-style trucks replaced the bicycles, motorcycles and cars commonly formed along the sidewalk. Camouflaged service members
  • Leaving a Legacy: 180FW builds foundation of success for Total Force Integration

    Col. Craig R. Baker, relinquished command of the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, during an official change of command ceremony Aug. 8, concluding his historic tour as the first active duty officer to command an Air National Guard Wing.The 180FW became the first Ohio National Guard unit in history to become part of the Air Force's Total
  • Beyond Expectations

    While many Airmen volunteer their time to different charities and causes, Tyran "Ty" Boyd has a passion for serving the community above and beyond expectations.He is one of the founding members and a former chair of the United Way Emerging Leaders program in Toledo, a program aiming to engage the next generation of professionals in the community
  • A Triumph of Human Dignity

    Never forget. These are the words often used to convey the importance of Sept. 11, 2001, in our country's history. Fifteen years ago, nearly 3,000 innocent lives were lost. They were parents, children, friends, family and loved ones.Service members and civilians alike will mark the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11.For U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Reed,

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