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  • Angel Reign: Joint Training in the Outback

    The 129th Rescue Wing departed Moffett Federal Airfield on June 26 for Townsville, Australia as part of joint training exercise Angel Reign. While there, California Air Guardsmen participated in a diverse set of search and rescue (SAR) training exercises with the Royal Australian Air Force and Royal Australian Army."This mission is about the 129th
  • Former AF recruiter uncovers ANG applicants' 'story behind a story'

     "Everybody he encountered in life always treated him badly -- treated him like there was something wrong with him," she says, voice quivering in the middle of a story about an Air Force applicant she hoped to recruit. One of many stories.Tech. Sgt. Elisha Rhodes diverts her gaze. She seems to call on her years of military bearing to halt her tears
  • Firefighters perform CPR, save life

    They were more than 10 hours into their shift when the call came in. None of them knew the impact they were about to make, or that the events of May 24 would be burned into their memories forever.Capt. Jeffery Barker, Mathew Bartol, Steven Dempsey, Chris Klapoetke, Casey Klossner, Ryan Pafford and Joshua Popanz, firefighters for the 115th Fighter
  • Missouri Air National Guardsman receives prestigious safety award

    The Air National Guard Safety Center recently selected Senior Master Sgt. James Sutton, weapons safety manager for the 131st Bomb Wing, for the prestigious 2015 Air National Guard Individual Weapons Safety Award.The annual award recognizes Sutton's contributions to Air National Guard safety and in the Total Force environment with active duty
  • Former Air Force BMT instructor fulfills dream to practice law

    For Senior Master Sgt. Alex Brown, a 20-year Air Force veteran and Arizona Air National Guard member, a life-long calling to practice law set him upon an arduous journey to fulfill a dream. The dream became reality when he passed the Arizona bar exam recently.The newly-minted licensed attorney is currently the material management superintendent for
  • Come Flag Day centennial, Center's 30 years with journeyed Stars and Stripes

    The National Flag Day Foundation reports that Flag Day, soon a 100-year-old American observance, was first proclaimed May 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. The Stars and Stripes, in their birth by congress, however, were adopted June 14, 1777, and that's the day we observe it. This year, it's on a Tuesday. U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned at the I.G.
  • Why diversity is a key to success in the Air National Guard

    Airman 1st Class Irene Lu, a cyber transport systems specialist with the 182nd Communications Flight, is a first-generation American of Chinese heritage and the only woman in her shop. She says that the more diversity the military has, the more one person can learn about the world and learn from different experiences."Everyone sees things
  • 104th Fighter Wing Maintainer of the Year protects U.S. air space in northeast

    As the call is received crews scramble to the hangar, check lists procedures are under way, and moments later the F-15 Eagle aircraft takes off to secure the skies over our homeland.Any day or night of the week alert operations can arise and crews will rush out, leaving a gust of wind in the halls of the alert facility at Barnes Air National Guard
  • C-130's Re-Amping Up

    Delaware C-130's are ready to Re-AMP.The Mission, Manpower, and the C-130H Modernization of the Delaware Air National Guard has been at the forefront of Wing leadership.The Del. ANG is in need of crucial upgrades that needs to be done if it is going to stay relevant in flying global missions after 2020.Delaware ANG leadership recently received the
  • Honoring Fallen Bay of Pigs Airmen 55 Years Later

    It was a warm and sunny afternoon in late April in Birmingham, Alabama. As I approached the grave site at Forrest Hills Cemetery near the airport, I could hear a bagpipe playing in the background. I looked for the grave marker that read "1st Lt. Pete Ray" where a wreath laying ceremony was about to begin. There were four of the Bay of Pigs

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