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  • Reserve Airmen train Guardsmen on Raptor

    Reservists here are training members of the Air National Guard as part of total force integration.Airmen from the 477th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here trained 13 Airmen from the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing Jan. 13 on take-off and recovery procedures for the F-22 Raptor. The Air Guard unit is stationed at nearby Kulis Air National
  • Total force provides seamless airlift support

    Nearly 60 Air National Guardsmen finished a 10-week tour of duty Jan. 11 with the 38th Airlift Squadron here where they'd collectively hauled more than 283 tons of cargo throughout Europe in 109 sorties on C-130 Hercules aircraft.Their mission was a testament of how seamlessly Guard, Reserve and active-duty members have learned to work together as
  • Oregon F-15s to fly again

    After more than two months of being grounded, the F-15s from the 173rd Fighter Wing were expected to start flying again Jan. 10.The jets have been grounded since Nov. 2 after a Missouri Air National Guard F-15 from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport broke apart during flight and crashed. Since then, all F-15 units around the country have been
  • Upgraded A-10s prove worth in Iraq

    A new version of the A-10 Thunderbolt II has been flying over Iraq providing close-air support for the ground troops from Al Asad Air Base for nearly two months.As part of the Precision Engagement Upgrade Program, the Maryland Air National Guard's 175th Wing has been converting it's A-10s from A to C models."We are the first A-10C model squadron to
  • Air Guard pilots, maintainers make history in Iraq

    Capt. Brian "Snap" Curland, a deployed member of the 175th Fighter Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, made history here when he dropped the first Joint Direct Attack Munition from the newly upgraded A-10C Thunderbolt II in combat Sept. 19.The captain's strike, and the Air Guard's participation and support of precision engagement for the A-10, mark
  • National Guard's eye in the sky wows firefighters

    In the same sky from which the National Guard drops flame-suffocating retardant and dumps water on the Southern California wildfires, a camera hanging from the belly of an aircraft gives firefighters unprecedented information about their enemy's progress.The National Guard's fleet of 11 sleek, gray RC-26 aircraft have been a key asset assisting law
  • ELC phase one nears completion

    The first phase of a $10.2 million project to construct the Expeditionary Legal Complex here inches closer to completion as Air Guard civil engineers put their finishing touches on its various structures.With a scheduled phase one completion date of Jan. 15, Air Force Lt. Col. James Starnes, commander of the 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineering
  • Nevada senator surveys flooding; Guard provided meals to displaced

    Nevada Sen. Harry Reid inspected the flooded town of Fernely, Nev., in a Nevada Army Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Monday and requested President George Bush declare the Fernley flood a disaster, making home and business owners and the town eligible for federal aid.Reid said he would make it his priority to get the town's residents back into
  • Air Guard readies for expanded center

    Civil engineers call it the Air National Guard's most high-tech office space, ever.When completed, the $52 million Air Guard Readiness Center (ANGRC) expansion - a four-story complex of shining glass and steel -- will unite the existing ANGRC here with its Air Guard offices in Arlington, Va.Its construction phase began here Nov. 19, when Air Guard
  • Aircraft name now honors a precious payload

    One of the Air Force's most modern cargo aircraft was named after the nation's oldest military decoration Nov. 20 in a ceremony here attended by Medal of Honor and Purple Heart medal recipients.The Mississippi Air National Guard's 172nd Airlift Wing named one of its C-17 Globemaster IIIs "The Spirit of the Purple Heart" and painted a Purple Heart

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