• 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
  • Bringing to life the ORANG 75th Anniversary F-15 Eagle

    The idea started with Col. Jeff Smith in November, when he was the maintenance group commander; he asked if anyone had ideas for a paint scheme to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Oregon Air National Guard. Master Sgt. Paul Allen submitted a nice, albeit small, design for the vertical tail surfaces.Smith says he looked at the design and
  • Logistics manager, former instructor has new assignment: training officers

    When Master Sgt. Don Pierson is on campus, he's likely into something unforeseen ... if you can track him. Each day changes, as if through a Magic 8-Ball. It shakes up, and the random possibilities go from "Outlook Good" to "Ask Again Later."    During his last four years at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, Pierson, the logistics
  • ANG air advisors building Afghanistan Air Force one flyer at a time

    It's a simple meal of stewed beef and onions, naan bread, and rice. Or maybe it's sharing a pot of tea and talking about family. Moments like these are not often what comes to mind when looking for milestones to celebrate, but for the U.S. Air National Guard C-130H Hercules aircraft instructors and their Afghanistan Air Force students, they
  • Constant Vigilance16 a profound success for Air Guard integration into B-2 strategic operations

    Exercise Constant Vigilance 16 proved to be a total force success story as 131st and 509th Bomb Wing Airmen affirmed their strategic B-2 operational mission readiness and completed the final phase of a plan, 11 years in the making.For the first time in this exercise, Whiteman's total force team included drill-status Guardsmen, or DSGs, according to

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