• Air Guard clears airfield operations for a Total Force horizon

    Air National Guard officials here recently said their knowledge and resources in airfield operations is "successfully" training the Air Force's next air base managers. The Air Guard's Airfield Operations Officer Training (AOOT) Program trains active-duty officers in airfield operations through its

  • Air Guard medics cast off for Continuing Promise

    Eight Air National Guard medical technicians boarded the USS Kearsarge in Norfolk, Va., Friday to participate in the second phase of Continuing Promise 2008, a four-month humanitarian and civic assistance mission to six Caribbean islands. During the deployment, the Kearsarge, a Navy amphibious ship,

  • Syracuse ANG Airmen 'don't fear the Reaper'

    Instead of the Fighting Falcon's roar, the hum of a turboprop engine will carry the 174th Fighter Wing's weapon system of the future into the skies -- but the pilots will stay on the ground half a world away. When the Syracuse, N.Y., Air National Guard unit returns from its current deployment to

  • Air Guard marks training center's 40th anniversary

    The Air National Guard celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Training and Education Center (TEC) at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn., July 30-31 with several events that honored the installation where men and women earn officers commissions and Airmen learn to be noncommissioned

  • JTF sentinel mission becomes 'wait and see'

    Since the California fires began June 21, Army and Air National Guard aircrews have flown continuously, supporting the massive fire fighting operation. At the height of the operation, more than two dozen aircraft from as many as 14 states, as far away as New York, were assigned to Joint Task Force

  • Texas Guard helps South Texas victims

    For close to a quarter million people, a calm is beginning to settle across the South Texas Rio Grande region after the relentless lashing that Hurricane Dolly doled out. This calm is due in part by the relief efforts of strike task forces that set out before dawn July 24 to set up points of

  • Guard capability tears down communications walls between first responders

    A National Guard capability can rapidly bridge communications gaps between first responders to domestic incidents, senior defense officials saw during a hands-on demonstration at the Pentagon. The Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) provides voice, data, video and radio links

  • 149th Civil Engineers complete Southern California tasks

    Four dozen members of the 149th Civil Engineer Squadron traveled from San Antonio, Texas, to southern California June 14-28 to help with construction projects in support of Operation Jump Start, the National Guard's southwest border security support mission. . Camp Morena, in a remote area some 50

  • 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

  • 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