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  • Air Guard members airlift, assist thousands of Gustav displaced

    With tens of thousands of Gulf Coast residents in the potential path of Hurricane Gustav during the Labor Day weekend, Air National Guard members put aside their last minute school shopping and back yard picnics to bring their states' Guard airpower to the displaced. Taking to the skies Aug. 30-31 were Air Guard aeromedical evacuation squadrons
  • Bush Praises Cooperation in Hurricane Response

    Cooperation among federal, state, local governments and non-governmental agencies has been much better as Hurricane Gustav hit the Gulf Coast than it was when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, emergency officials said. Speaking in Austin, Texas, today, President Bush praised the governors of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, saying "there was
  • Hurricane Gustav -- Airmen ready and helping

    During the Labor Day weekend, Americans have been keeping their eyes on Hurricane Gustav. Active-duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen have been doing their part supporting hurricane evacuation and relief missions along with their civilian and federal agency counterparts. On this third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Airmen are in key locations
  • Chertoff: Air Force, Guard vital to hurricane relief efforts

    As Hurricane Gustav made landfall on the Gulf Coast, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security praised the men and women of the Air Force and the National Guard for their efforts during preparations for the storm. Secretary Michael Chertoff said the services were especially useful to help evacuate people with medical needs, such as
  • Hurricane Gustav Slams Into Louisiana

    With Hurricane Gustav hitting the southwestern Louisiana coast, all preparations have been made. "Now, we pray," said an official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency today. More than 7,000 National Guardsmen from Florida to Texas have been called up for state missions and are patrolling New Orleans and other cities and towns in the region.
  • Air Guard's leaders discuss top concerns at Midwest summit

    Safety, culture and the Air National Guard's future were among topics adjutants general, wing commanders, command chief master sergeants and others from around the nation discussed at a recent conference in Wisconsin. More than 500 Air National Guard senior leaders and safety experts met at the Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center Aug. 11-15
  • Air Force chief of staff discusses leadership goals

    The Air Force chief of staff shared his vision concerning Air Force leadership and discussed his goals for the direction of the Air Force during the Air Force Sergeants Association's Professional Airmen's Conference Aug. 25 in San Antonio. Gen. Norton A. Schwartz began his speech discussing the importance of noncommissioned officer leadership to a
  • Arizona Air Guard demonstrates new night-vision initiative for tankers

    Members of the Air Mobility Battlelab (AMB) here have helped KC-135 Stratotanker aircrews to see in the dark through the KC-135 Exterior Night Vision Imaging System-compatible Lighting initiative. Teaming with the Air Force Research Laboratory's Night Vision Center of Excellence of Mesa, Ariz., a light-emitting diode, or LED-based system was
  • Guard members bring medical relief to Guatemalan citizens

    Thirty-one Airmen from the California Air National Guard's 163rd Medical Group traveled to Guatemala Aug. 18 for a two-week medical readiness training exercise in and around Santa Rosa. Hosted by Guatemala and with the cooperation of the Guatemalan military and public health department, the American medics, translators and assistants traveled to
  • Special developmental education opportunities available

    Air Force officers interested in 2009 special developmental education programs must apply for the Olmsted Scholarship, White House Fellowship, Mansfield Fellowship or Information Assurance Scholarship programs by Sept. 15. A completed Air Force Form 3849 and senior rater nomination must be received by Air Force Personnel Center officials by that

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