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  • Former Oregon Air Guard commander shares Holocaust experiences

    A former commander of the Oregon Air National Guard recently recounted his experiences during the Holocaust here at Portland Air National Guard Base. Retired Brig. Gen. Fred M. Rosenbaum spoke at an event sponsored by the 142nd Fighter Wing's Diversity Council as part of their Holocaust Remembrance observances. About 80 airmen attended the
  • Guard, Reserve honor employers during Air Force Week

    Air Force officials honored the support of civilian employers of the Air National Guard and Reserve at an Air Force Week awards presentation April 21 at the Hamptons Golf Course here. After participating together in a golf tournament, Airmen from the Air National Guard and Reserve and employers from the community listened to Maj. Gen. William S.
  • Silicon Valley rescue C-130s go digital

    Nestled in the center of the world's technology epicenter is the 129th Rescue Wing of the California National Guard. Search and rescue is the wing's primary mission, which often involves low-tech but courageous life-saving actions. The mission is about to get a high-tech boost from an innovative communication system called the Situation Awareness
  • U.S. senators visit Airmen during Kirkuk RAB visit

    A visit from home state senators April 16 provided a morale--and caffeine--boost for Airmen deployed here from Rhode Island and Delaware. Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Ted Kaufman, D-Del., ate lunch and spoke with Rhode Island and Delaware citizens, and Airmen stationed in those states, during their stop here. The senators were traveling "to
  • EPLOs redefine part of Air Force mission

    When most Americans think of the Air Force, they envision slick, fast fighter jets soaring through the skies at Mach speed. A picture that doesn't normally come to mind is a military organization that helps local communities during hurricanes, wildfires, floods or other natural disasters. Nor does the image of men and women in blue assisting during
  • 179th Fighter Squadron Wins Raytheon Trophy

    Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General Norton Schwartz recently announced that the 179th Fighter Squadron is the recipient of the 2008 Raytheon Trophy for its accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2008. The 179th Fighter Squadron is attached to the 148th Fighter Wing; a Minnesota-based Air National Guard Wing. The Raytheon Trophy, formerly known as the
  • Air Guardsman earns top Air Force safety award

    An Arizona Air National Guardsman made the greatest individual contributions to safety within the Air Force last year according to the service's top safety office. Lt. Col. Doug "Odie" Slocum, an F-16 pilot and safety chief assigned to the 162nd Fighter Wing here, was recently awarded the Air Force Chief of Staff's Individual Safety Award for 2008.
  • Air Guard team provides clean water for storm stricken Arkansas town

    A team of five Airmen of the 188th Fighter Wing's Civil Engineering Squadron from the Arkansas Air National Guard deployed two water purification units and power generators to restore clean water to this small Southwest Arkansas community following a tornado that destroyed the town's water treatment plant on Thursday, April 9. The water treatment
  • Annual drill prepares agencies for hurricane season

    Hurricane season is coming soon. And while individual households may prepare by stocking up on food, water and maybe a boat, more than 150 Guardmembers, civilians and active-duty servicemembers convened here yesterday to discuss a coordinated response should severe hurricanes make landfall this season. The Rehearsal of Concept, or ROC, drill was
  • Ohio Air Guard unit wins award for environmental excellence

    The Ohio Air National Guard's 179th Airlift Wing has been awarded the Gen. Thomas D. White Environmental Quality Award in the reserve component category. This distinctive award, presented in honor of former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Thomas D. White, is designed to recognize the efforts of installations for environmental quality, restoration,
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