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  • N.Y. Guard Airmen and Soldiers assist police with security

    NEW YORK – New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen went up in the air and down in the ground Jan. 10 and 14 as part of their mission to help law enforcement agencies deter terrorism in New York City. The Soldiers and Airmen from Joint Task Force-Empire Shield, the New York National Guard's 700-person New York City security augmentation force,
  • 173rd FW Vehicle Maintenance braces for heavy snows

    The Klamath Basin sits at more than 4,000 feet of elevation and gets its fair share of snow during the winter months. Thanks to plowing operations the 173rd Fighter Wing continues to train pilots all through the winter months without delay. If a snowstorm deposits more than one-half-inch, plowing operations begin no matter the time and as often as not it’s the middle of the night. A significant part of winter readiness is having all of the snowplows ready for that next big storm and the mechanics at the vehicle operations work hard to ensure they are ready.
  • Fries to cybersecurity: Military gave Airman a new field

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For people who need a career change, the military is often a great choice for finding that new calling.One Airman proved this concept to the fullest, using the Air National Guard as a springboard to leave the fast food industry and join the growing field of cybersecurity. "I had been an assistant manager for a number of years at
  • North Carolina Guard team enhances Antarctic communications

    McMURDO STATION, Antarctica – When December rolls around all eyes are traditionally focused on the North Pole. That was not the case this year however, for four members of the 263rd Combat Communications Squadron, who spent the last month of 2018 focused on the South Pole of Antarctica and Operation Deep Freeze. Operation Deep Freeze (ODF) is a
  • D.C. Air Guard unit protects skies over nation’s capital

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – "Scramble, scramble, scramble," a monotonous, booming voice blares from a speaker inside a spotless hangar. As the words echo through the open space, Air Force Col. John Vargas springs into action.Knowing the voice means a potential threat from the sky, he quickly dons his flight gear and rushes to climb aboard an F-16
  • Arkansas Airman fixes hospital equipment in Guatemala

    Throughout the week-long medical readiness training exercise, 30 Airmen from the 189th Airlift Wing and 188th Wing saw more than 2,000 patients. While that number is a feat in itself, one Airman used his knowledge to support the local community in a different way. Walking into a dusty neonatal intensive care unit, windows open, at 90 degrees
  • Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue pilot at 20 Mile Glacier

    Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued a pilot and two passengers of a Piper PA-18 aircraft Jan. 3 at 20 Mile Glacier after the plane sank in the snow and ice.
  • New York Air Guard members help NORAD track Santa

    ROME, N.Y. – As North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Tracks Santa ramps up this year, the New York Air National Guard members and Royal Canadian Air Force personnel of the Eastern Air Defense Sector play a key role Dec. 24."NORAD has supported Santa Claus' Christmas Eve operations for 60 years and we are always delighted to help," said
  • Nevada National Guard and the Republic of Fiji set for State Partnership

    SUVA, Fiji -- The Nevada National Guard will team with the Republic of Fiji in the National Guard’s State Partnership Program in 2019, said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver Friday.Fiji is the second country currently teaming with the Nevada Guard under the auspice of the State Partnership
  • Citizen-Warrior: Ohio Air Guard member fights drug suppliers

    CINCINNATI, Ohio - Two men in an unmarked black sports utility vehicle sat idle, engine off, in a parking garage. They had been there long enough that their coffee had cooled from near boiling to room temperature. Traffic was brisk, but they gave it only a cursory glance. They were staring through tinted windows, focused on the occupants of a sedan

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