• Employing the Pegasus: From Concept to Capable

    MORÓN AIR BASE, Spain -- Approximately 220 Active, Guard and Reserve Airmen have operated four KC-46A Pegasus out of Spain from mid-March through most of April 2022. The Total Force team make up the first KC-46 Employment Concept Exercise (ECE), evaluating how they and the aircraft will provide

  • Vermont ANG F-35s join NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing mission

    SPANGDHALEM AIR BASE, Germany – Eight F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighters from the Vermont Air National Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 2 to continue NATO’s enhanced air policing mission along the Eastern flank. As part of NATO’s plan to bolster its

  • Idaho Air National Guard pilot a trailblazer for women

    BOISE, Idaho – Twenty-nine years ago, Defense Secretary Les Aspin made an announcement that would change the future of women in the military.Lt. Col. Jennifer Ovanek, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot with the Idaho Air National Guard’s 190th Fighter Squadron, was 16 that April and one of the many young

  • 114th Student Flight familiarization with weapons

    SIOUX FALLS, SD -- Defenders with the 114th Security Forces Squadron, 114th Fighter Wing, help prepare Student Flight for basic training with weapons familiarization at Joe Foss Field, April 30.For many new airmen, joining the military comes with an abundance of first experiences. During April’s

  • Spark Cell brings innovation to 175th Wing

    MIDDLE RIVER, MD - The 175th Wing was the first Air National Guard wing to be awarded funding for two programs that started in their U.S. Air Force Spark Cell earlier this year.Spark Cells, which are intended to move individuals, units, or wings forward to meet the challenges of warfighting in the

  • National Guard members pitch innovation

    SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich. – On March 14, through Academia, Industry, Military, Hybrid Innovations (AIM-HI), the Michigan Air National Guard and the Kelly Johnson Joint All-Domain Innovation Center sponsored the Cohort 3 Pitch Day. Guard members pitched solutions to National Guard, Air

  • 174th Attack Wing Airman Attends Cold Weather Training

    Fort McCoy, WI -- A member of the 174th Attack Wing successfully completed the Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) at Fort McCoy, Wis. The course is designed to train Airmen and Soldiers how to operate and survive in cold temperatures.Senior Airman Muhammad-Alamin Qubaisy, 174th Attack Wing

  • 111th ATKW members don denim during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    BIDDLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, PA -- Members of the 111th Attack Wing observed Denim Day, a part of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, by trading their traditional duty uniform for jeans April, 27, 2022.Vivian Claud, 111th ATKW Sexual Assault response coordinator, and her team of

  • Wisconsin National Guard wraps up nursing care support

    LA CROSSE, Wis. – After more than three months, Wisconsin National Guard members’ mission to help as nursing assistants at state health care facilities is winding down.Senior Wisconsin National Guard leaders and officials from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services traveled to several health

  • Victim Advocates of the 157th

    PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NH -- Survivors of sexual assault in the Air National Guard have the support and the strength of familiar representatives in the Air Force’s own Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate program.Victim advocates are Airmen certified by the