• Be savvy about social media

    Social media is no longer the New Thing. With nearly three out of four internet-using adults using social media, it is a normal part of life for most Americans, including most members of the military.Whether you are active duty or in the Air National Guard, you are well within your rights to use social media.Everything you post on any social media
  • McLaughlin Air National Guard Remembers the 65th Anniversary of 21 Fallen Airmen

    April 8, 1951 is the date of a tragic event in West Virginia history that altered the lives of 21 military families and brought great grief to a community.Their story begins with the loss of Major Woodford "Jock" Sutherland who was one of the West Virginia Air National Guard's best pilots. Major Sutherland, along with other pilots and ground crew,
  • EOD Airmen demonstrate emergency roadside readiness

    They thought it was just another ordinary day. Due to mission requirements and tasks that kept them on base longer than planned, they got a late start. The two 115th Fighter Wing Airmen, venturing out for their two-hour drive to inspect and verify the condition of a bomb at hardwood range, were clueless about the impact they were really about to
  • Concussions bring NFL and military together at last

    "We were in the air about 100 to 150 feet, just hovering (on the cable)," said Army Staff Sergeant Kathleen A. Lewis. "The wind below started spinning us in the wrong direction and the flight medic was trying to get us reoriented. Right as I reached the bottom of the helicopter, we got caught in the wind and we flipped in the hoist. The pulley
  • Helping Airmen stick to medical readiness

    Every facet of an Air National Guard wing is centered on preparedness for deployment. It can be easy to forget the value of each Airman's individual role. One particular mission seems to consistently stick within the mind of Airmen throughout the year - Immunizations and Lab work.The 147th Medical Group takes advantage of all wing members' ongoing
  • Breaking Labs

    TOLEDO, Ohio - Traffic outside an abandoned 1920s era school in downtown Toledo slowed to a crawl as drivers and passengers stared out their windows at men and women dressed in fluorescent orange hazardous material suits processing through decontamination tents. Inside the school, similarly dressed men and women searched for labs used to create
  • 117th Captain Earns Distinguished Awards

    "Excellence in All We Do." It's the Air Force core value that comes to mind when you notice the recent accomplishments by Capt. Mitchell June. June recently returned from Squadron Officer School at Maxwell Air Force Base where he was named a Distinguished Graduate, a title only given to the top ten percent of the graduating class of approximately
  • ANG command chief: Ultimate Airmen can be leaders at every level

    The top enlisted Air National Guardsman has three targets in his sights to ensure the force is always on mission, and he is traveling to ANG bases in person to make sure the enlisted corps knows how to do it.Chief Master Sgt. James Hotaling, the 11th command chief master sergeant of the Air National Guard, promotes three aim points to the enlisted
  • Chaplain assistant gives, gains enlisted leadership

    Classrooms line the hallways of the enlisted professional military education center in east Tennessee. They're filled with Airmen as Air Force lessons resound through doorways. A look inside shows them sitting in a semi-circle, focused on instructors.Tech. Sgt. John McClean, with the Paul H. Lankford EPME Center here, knows their coursework. He
  • Niagara's Best is Welcomed Home

    Family members, friends and loved ones wait patiently with their signs and American flags, Feb. 5, creating a sea of red, white and blue.They are patient, though highly anxious because it is the day that has been looked forward to for more than six months.During that time it has been a rollercoaster of emotions, bringing everything from how to say

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