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  • Guard's '08 Airmen of the Year announced, honored

    The Air National Guard identified its six Airmen of the Year (AOY) for 2008 following their arrival here June 15 for a week-long celebration and tribute to their achievements. This year's AOYs were chosen through a process of unit, state and national selection panels and included the ranks of senior airman through senior master sergeant. The 2008
  • Elevated heliport certified for use by the 129th Rescue Wing

    While patients, nurses, doctors and construction workers stared in awe, an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from the 129th Rescue Wing landed at the Regional Medical Center of San Jose June 9. This Pave Hawk wasn't landing at the hospital for a rescue mission. It was the unit's maiden landing on a heliport that is the first in the Bay Area to be
  • F-16 unit moves to next chapter of distinguished history

    The 147th Fighter Wing stood in formation and enjoyed the breeze on their faces here June 7, while they observed the casing of the old guidon and unfurling of the new in a ceremony taking them on a new journey. The 147th marked this day in history when it ceremoniously sent off the last of its F-16 aircraft to make room for the MQ-1 Predator and a
  • Guard conference fosters Southeast European cooperation

    National Guard and Department of Defense leaders and military chiefs of defense and civilian emergency planners from 10 Southeast European nations who gathered here in early June agreed to increase their joint support to NATO missions and strengthen their capacity for military support to civil authorities. U.S. and foreign officials called the
  • Nebraska Air Guardsman carried unit flag with her during overseas marathon

    A year after competing as a member of the Nebraska Air National Guard's Bataan Death March Marathon team, Senior Airman Riki Foos took her love of competition and unit pride a step further when she competed in a similar race at Al Udeid, Qatar. Competing in a local Bataan Death March Marathon, Foos carried her 155th Civil Engineering Squadron flag
  • Nebraska dining facility named best in Air National Guard

    New York. Paris. Rome. When it comes to fine dining, some places are known for simply being the best. Add the Nebraska Air National Guard's dining facility to that list. That's because, when it comes to serving up a military meal in the Air National Guard, nobody does it better than the 155th Services Flight in Lincoln, Neb. In February the
  • Air Guard, Offutt wing team-up to successfully pass major inspection

    When it comes to teamwork, the members of the Air Force's 55th Wing and the Nebraska Air National Guard's 170th Group have rewritten quite a few chapters during the past five years that the Guard organization has been working with the active Air Force at Offutt Air Force Base. Recently, the Offutt organizations added another chapter to their
  • Air National Guard security forces deploying over 500 to bases in Southwest Asia

    Over 500 Air National Guard security forces personnel have deployed to Southwest Asia or will be in the coming weeks to support the Global War on Terrorism, according to an official at the National Guard Bureau. Chief Master Sgt. David Obetz, the Air National Guard's security forces career field manager, said that members from units in over 20
  • Air Force Week fuels up, takes flight in Philadelphia

    On a typical Friday afternoon Gary Feldman can be found moving from meeting to meeting, visiting schools or maybe talking with parents. But the Philadelphia School District regional support case manager was some place entirely different when a call came in around 2 p.m. today. "Yeah, I can't talk right now. I'm in the belly of a KC-135. I'm doing a
  • RED HORSE members make difference on the border

    Dusty, drug infested, deadly and downright desolate areas are just some of the daily obstacles faced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers patrolling nearly 2,000 miles of the U.S. and Mexico border. Vast stretches of desert canyon, rocky terrain, switchback roads and hairpin turns make for slower response time, dangerous conditions and

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