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  • New York Air Guard conducts 100th shuttle mission

    Eight pararescue men aboard "King 2" an HC-130 from the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing, breathed a collective sigh of relief as the space shuttle Atlantis, traveling over 3,000 miles an hour, reached orbit at 2:07 p.m. EDT, today for NASA's final visit to refurbish and restore the Hubble Space Telescope. It was the 100th time
  • Illinois Air Guard spouse named top in Air Force

    Five military spouses received recognition for their valued service to the nation at an award ceremony here yesterday. The Military Spouse of the Year awards honor individuals that embody the best characteristics of today's military spouse, said Babette Maxwell, a Navy spouse and the co-founder and executive editor of Military Spouse Magazine, a
  • Better-equipped National Guard still eyes critical shortages

    Equipment that's critical to both domestic and warfighting missions and aircraft that are essential to guarding the nation's air sovereignty remain areas of concern for the National Guard. That was the message Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III, the director of the Air National Guard, and Maj. Gen. Raymond W. Carpenter, the acting deputy director of the
  • Wyatt discusses ASA mission with Congress

    New commitments need to be made to the nation's Airmen and others who defend North America from threats to its air sovereignty, the Air National Guard's senior officer told members of Congress here today. Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt, director of the Air Guard, testified before the House Armed Services' readiness committee in a hearing on the
  • Arizona medics go "Beyond the Horizon" to help Jamaican people

    They arrived before the crack of dawn, some camped nearby waiting to be the first in line when the doors opened, but they weren't waiting for concert tickets or a 'Black Friday' sale; they were waiting for much-needed health care. More than 3,700 Jamaicans were given free medical, eye and dental care April 11-26 when 35 Guardmembers from Arizona's
  • Utah Air Guardsman rides along with AirMed

    The sun peeks over the horizon as Staff Sgt. Alan Reynolds prepares for his briefing inside the University of Utah hospital. It may be an early morning, but for the AirMed medics and aircrew that he is sitting with, it's just another day on the job. Sergeant Reynolds, a member of the 151st Medical Group, Utah Air National Guard, is about to have
  • Construction at Army, Air readiness centers on track

    Construction projects at the National Guard Bureau's two readiness centers will be completed by 2011 allowing the Guard's joint staff to move out of a leased high-rise here in Crystal City. Jefferson Plaza 1 has been the bureau's official location since August 1998. But the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law required NGB's joint staff elements
  • 174th Fighter Wing helps open new Yankee Stadium

    Four F-16 C Fighting Falcons from the 174th Fighter Wing performed the flyover for the first ballgame ever played in the new Yankee Stadium during opening ceremonies held today. The F-16s took off at about 12:15 p.m., from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base for the flyby mission. "We are extremely proud of all of our New York teams and feel
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