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  • Virginia Guard Soldiers, Airmen Train on Emergency Response

    FORT BARFOOT, Va. – Virginia National Guard members of the 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package conducted a collective training event Jan. 5-7 to instruct their newest Soldiers and Airmen on the basics of incident management and

  • WADS New Agile Operations Center Operational

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA -- The Western Air Defense Sector celebrated the opening of its new Agile Operations Center during a ribbon cutting ceremony, January 26, 2024, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.The Adjutant General for Washington, Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty and Congresswoman Marilyn

  • Chief connects with People as an Airman and Tattoo Artist

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE , AK -- People have been marking their skin for thousands of years. Around the world, across cultures, tattoos hold different significances. Ancient Siberian nomads, Indigenous Polynesians, Nubians, Native South Americans, and Greeks used tattoos for various reasons.The oldest

  • 139th hosts NGB production assessment team

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, hosted five members from the National Guard Bureau who are part of a production assessment team (PAT) Jan. 22-25, 2024 at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base. The team has been on a tour of multiple flying wings within the Air

  • 148th FW participates in WSEP 24.04

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, participated in the latest iteration of the Weapons System Evaluation Program, WSEP-East 24.04 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Jan. 16-19, 2024. WSEP is a joint program designed to evaluate air-to-air and air-to-ground

  • Iowa Air Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing departs for Guam

    Sioux City, Iowa -- Members of the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing from Sioux City, Iowa recently departed for a temporary duty assignment at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.The group of around 100 unit members departed for Guam with their KC-135 air refueling aircraft in January as

  • Hokanson Explores National Guard Cooperation with Kingdom of Denmark

    COPENHAGEN – On the last leg of a four-country trip to strengthen security cooperation between the National Guard and European partners, the Guard’s senior-most officer talked with Danish Armed Forces leaders about the prospect of deeper engagements between the Guard and the Kingdom of Denmark. As a

  • Atlantic Region Strategic Planning System Event

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Numerous Air National Guard, ANG, senior leaders attended the Atlantic Region Strategic Planning System, SPS, event at Berry Field Air National Guard Base in Nashville, Tennessee, Jan 23-24, 2024.The assistant adjutant generals, chiefs of staff, directors of staff and senior

  • 144th FW EOD trains with NAS Lemoore

    Fresno Air National Guard, Calif. -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 144th Fighter Wing participated in a joint training exercise at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, Dec. 12, 2023, where they had to identify and neutralize a simulated improvised explosive device.Personnel from

  • 176th Wing Innovation works to field Rapid Yeti Logistics Operations Device

     JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- A 176th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airman has been working through the 176th Wing Innovation team with the JBER Arctic Spark Innovation Lab to devise a method to rapidly offload equipment from cargo aircraft in an austere operating environment.Senior