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  • 92nd CST fires up Exercise Desert Torch in Vegas

    LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas residents had the opportunity to witness a flurry of training activity starting April 20, as the Nevada National Guard’s 92nd Civil Support Team conducted mock emergency HAZMAT scenarios throughout the valley.“For me, this training enhances our readiness,” Commander Maj. Nick Agle said. “We are here to train with our first
  • Idaho Air Guard sweeps top honors during Hawgsmoke 2021

    BOISE, Idaho – The 124th Fighter Wing’s 190th Fighter Squadron was recognized as the top pilot team at Hawgsmoke 2021, a biannual A-10 Thunderbolt II competition, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, April 14-17.The 190th Fighter Squadron won all three team awards: overall champion, top bombing team and top tactical team. The overall win is the
  • Oregon National Guard supports COVID vaccinations statewide

    SALEM, Ore. - Oregon National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen have vaccinated almost 300,000 people since Jan. 8, helping the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and regional medical partners distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.Members of the Oregon National Guard have also been trained to assist 211 Information, a call center connecting people with
  • NY, NJ Homeland Response Force resumes training

    EAST AMHERST, N.Y. — After a year and a half hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 200 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from New York and New Jersey trained together to respond to Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear incidents April 16-17.The members of the FEMA Region II Homeland Response Force (HRF) rescue victims and provide
  • 171st Air Refueling Wing Aims for Excellence in National and State Marksmanship Competitions

    FINDLAY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Each year, members from the 171st Air Refueling Wing compete in local, state and national shooting team competitions.Competition within the military directly supports the readiness and well-being of all service members. By making individuals rise to their highest level of individual potential, competition allows guardsmen
  • TEC hosts, trains Volunteer Victim Advocates

    MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- U.S. Air Force Airmen and instructors in the Volunteer Victim Advocate Training Course completed their training at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center today, April 16, on McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in East Tennessee.“The course provides newly selected VVAs with essential information,
  • Connecticut Guard members vaccinate nursing home residents

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – As the sun peeks through the clouds on an early spring day, Mary Wade Home resident Marilyn Degnan reflects on the previous year and the shot of hope she felt hearing that the Connecticut National Guard was headed her way with the COVID-19 vaccine. “All I have are my two sons and five granddaughters,” said Degnan. “Just to be
  • Air National Guard Director visits 167th Airlift Wing

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The director of the Air National Guard visited the 167th Airlift Wing March 9.Lt. Gen. Michael Loh and his wife, Diane, met with Airmen and saw first-hand how the unit adapted and continued the mission in a COVID-19 environment. “He was very appreciative of the mission accomplishment performed over the past year by the 167th
  • NYNG helps vaccinate 10,000 people in a day at New York site

    NEW YORK – The New York National Guard helped vaccinate 10,367 people in a single day at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City April 11.The team topped that achievement with 10,463 vaccinations the next day.And as vaccine supply increased, so did the number of people coming to be vaccinated.More than 419,000 vaccinations have been
  • 167th Airmen are force multipliers in fight against COVID-19

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Approximately 60 Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing are supporting COVID-19 relief efforts throughout West Virginia, a key component in the fight against the pandemic.Since the start of the pandemic, the 167th Airmen joined West Virginia National Guard members supporting multiple targeted task forces whose mission sets have

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