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  • 173rd FW uses off-the-shelf technology to aid student pilots

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Aspiring F-15 Eagle drivers arrive at the 173rd Fighter Wing to work through what many call the most challenging course in the Air Force — the B course.The sole F-15C schoolhouse for the U.S. Air Force, at Kingsley Field, requires a tremendous investment on the part of students who successfully navigate its syllabus and step
  • 104th Medical Group trains on medical care, combat tactics

    HARTFORD, CT -- Members of the 104th Medical Group attended a two-day Tactical Combat Casualty Care course through the Center for Education, Simulation & Innovation with Hartford HealthCare Sept. 18-19, 2021, in Hartford, Connecticut.During the interactive event members were taught the goals of TCCC, which are to treat the casualties, prevent
  • Alpena CRTCs LMOC optimizes training, saves time

    ALPENA, MI -- The Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), one of Michigan’s three Air National Guard bases, is focusing on fighter pilot efficiency through Live Mission Operations Capability (LMOC).“One of the LMOC focus points is to give time back to the warfighter, allowing pilots to focus on their tactical training,” said Lt. Col.
  • Texas National Guard hosts Egyptian Armed Forces for summit

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas National Guard hosted senior officers from the Egyptian Armed Forces for the Egypt-Texas International Summit (ETIS) at the invitation of Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris, Texas adjutant general.Texas formally established a partnership with the Arab Republic of Egypt through the National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP) at a
  • Service members earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, MA -- Service members tested their military proficiency with the goal of earning the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge Sept. 9-11 at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Eight Airmen represented the 104th Fighter Wing during the three-day event.“Competing at the GAFPB was an awesome experience,” said Staff Sgt. Sara
  • Retired SEAL 'Jocko' Willink returns to Biddle Air National Guard Base

    BIDDLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, PA -- When John Gretton “Jocko” Willink, retired Navy SEAL officer and best-selling author, visited Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, for an impromptu morale speech in April, 2021, he said he'd be back.Willink made good on his word to return to the base, reconnecting with military personnel and
  • 118th Medical Group train for expanded tactical care mission

    VENTURA, CA -- On the sun-scorched, rolling hills outside Ventura, California, four medical tents bustle with activity as dozens of Air Force medical personnel attend to wave-upon-wave of patients. Medics are pushed to the limit by the number of injured and the ensuing chaos resulting from a mass casualty event.Simulating a southern California
  • Alaska Air National Guard Airmen help rescue 2 boaters

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing partnered with good Samaritans to rescue two distressed boaters early Oct. 10 at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River near Eek.Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Evan Budd, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center superintendent, said Alaska State Troopers
  • Innovation nothing new to Fabrication Flight Arctic Guardian

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Before he ever put on a uniform, Alaska Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Shawn McDermott, an aircraft metals technician with the 176th Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight, had more than 20 years of experience in machining and fabrication.Raised in Los Angeles County by a father who was a professional
  • VT ANG partners with USDA for rabies vaccine study

    Rabies is a preventable viral disease often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system of mammals, and, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), if left untreated, causes disease in the brain and eventually death.The CDC also states that approximately 5,000 animal rabies cases are
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