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  • Arizona Guard, Oman Partner in State Partnership Program

    MUSCAT, Oman - The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, Arizona National Guard, and the Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Defense signed a State Partnership Program agreement March 13, becoming partners in the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau program.“This is a unique and

  • Idaho Airman Promoted on Same day Son Enlists

    BOISE, Idaho - Senior Master Sgt. Virginia Holmgren, 124th Medical Group operational readiness superintendent, was promoted to chief master sergeant March 4, the same day her oldest son, Nathan, enlisted in the Idaho Air National Guard.Holmgren began her military career with the Colorado Air Force

  • Honoring with Dignity: Michigan’s Longest Serving Honor Guard Member

    LANSING, Mich. - The U.S. Air Force honor guard uniform features epaulets, white gloves, service caps and the silver cord but not the name of the person wearing it. This symbolizes that honor guard members represent the U.S. Air Force and its values. Honor guard members live by the mantras “Nameless

  • Indiana Guard Civil Engineers Train for Mission Readiness

    CAMP ATTERBURY JOINT MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, Ind. - Airmen from the 181st Civil Engineer Squadron participated in cross-functional training exercises at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in March.The multi-day training included operating heavy construction equipment, clearing routes

  • Siblings create total force success stories

    WILL ROGERS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Okla. -- Framed on the wall of her brother’s office is the most impactful car ride taken by now-Lt. Col. Alecia Campbell, commander of the 81st Contracting Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi — in the form of a letter.Campbell had been recruited to play

  • 177th Fighter Wing Opens Mental Health and Wellness Center for its Airmen

    ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NJ -- The 177th Fighter Wing opened a Mental Health and Wellness Center (MHAWC) for its airmen here, March 4, to provide prevention, outreach and education for its members.According to Tech Sgt. Ryan Bullock, a mental health technician with the MHAWC, the goal

  • F-22 Raptors Rearmed in Demonstration of ACE Capabilities

    PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii - Total-Force weapons specialists from 154th and 15th wings rearmed F-22 Raptors at the Pacific Missile Range Facility for the first time March 8-9, demonstrating their ACE capabilities.The maneuver operation was part of a larger Joint Base Readiness Exercise

  • Women’s History Month: One single mother’s commitment to service

    DES MOINES, IA -- It takes a village. For some, this means relying on family or friends to watch their kids for a date night or to pick them up from football practice. For many military members, 'it takes a village' takes on a deeper meaning. Deployments, TDYs, and training can take members from

  • Air National Guard Command Chief visits 188th Wing

    FORT SMITH, AR -- U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Maurice L. Williams, command chief, Air National Guard, came to Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith, Arkansas on March 4, 2023.During his visit, Williams met with 188th Wing Airmen to discuss their missions, challenges, and to