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  • RC-26 'eye in the sky' rapidly deploys

    In the early hours of July 23, Hurricane Dolly came ashore along the South Texas coast, bringing with it 100-mph winds and heavy rainfall. As the sun rose over the Rio Grande Valley, no one knew how much damage the winds and rain had caused, or would cause, as the storm worked its way inland. Parts of South Texas received up to 11 inches of rain.
  • Mullen: Guard families connect America, the armed forces

    Because it's in every community in the nation, the National Guard is best suited to keep the American people connected with the armed forces, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here Monday. "This is something we have to do better: To make sure that the military needs of our country are met and that the people of America understand what
  • Maryland Civil Engineers Restore Bosnian Memorial

    The Maryland Air National Guard's 175th Civil Engineer Squadron has nearly completed work on a memorial to three Americans, who died here during the Bosnian civil war officials said today. Seventy-two members of the Maryland Air National Guard are in Bosnia taking part in two civic construction projects under the auspices of the National Guard's
  • Mullen: National Guard essential to the warfight

    Leadership changes in the National Guard are historic for a reserve component that is essential to the overseas warfight, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here on Monday. Adm. Michael Mullen was addressing a record-breaking crowd of 1,500 attending the National Guard Bureau's Joint Family Program Volunteer Workshop and Youth Symposium
  • McKinley: Airmen play key roles in joint National Guard

    Airmen are an integral part of fulfilling an increasingly joint National Guard's domestic and overseas missions, the director of the Air National Guard said here Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Craig McKinley told a record-breaking audience of 1,500 gathered for the National Guard Bureau Joint Family Program Volunteer Workshop and Youth Symposium that the Air
  • A RED HORSE rises in Ohio

    The Air National Guard's oldest rapid engineering, deployable, heavy operational repair squadron engineer (RED HORSE) set itself anew here July 20 with the historic activation of a new 200-person detachment, 37 years after the squadron's inception. Although a morning storm at Mansfield Air Guard Base shortened the activation ceremony for Detachment
  • Guard pilot's fitness program goes nationwide

    One Arizona fighter pilot is no longer flying solo - at least not in her efforts to make the Air National Guard a fitter force, less prone to death or injury resulting from poor fitness. Maj. Windy Hendrick, an F-16 instructor pilot at the 162nd Fighter Wing, developed the "9G Force Fitness" program locally, but it has drawn national recognition
  • Guard helps out Greenland school

    Reaching out to the community is nothing new for the men and women of the 109th Airlift Wing. They have always stepped up to the plate in more ways than one in providing community support over the years. So it should be no surprise that these good deeds would extend and reach all the way to Greenland. On June 2, Maj. Matt LeClair, of the 139th
  • Confirmation hearings airing live on Pentagon Channel

    The Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearings for the secretary of the Air Force, the chief of staff of the Air Force and the commander of U.S. Transportation Command are being streamed live on The Pentagon Channel. Meeting the committee are Michael B. Donley, Gen. Norton A. Schwartz and Gen. Duncan J. McNabb. Viewers can go to the site
  • One day fighting fires, the next day a rescue at sea

    Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing launched a search and rescue mission here yesterday at 4 p.m., to save a fisherman experiencing a medical emergency aboard a Canadian fishing boat off the coast of California. Responding to a call from the Coast Guard District 11 Alameda, an MC-130P Combat Shadow tanker met the 85-foot Ocean

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