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  • Fit-to-fight Airmen compete in 111th ATKW Commander’s Cup

    BIDDLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Pa. -- Game was on during October’s regularly scheduled drill (RSD) as the 111th Attack Wing held a Commander’s Cup here on Oct. 14, 2023.Tug of war, a sprint medley, pull-ups, volleyball, basketball, corn hole, and weightlifting made up the events. Each squadron at

  • Ohio’s 123rd Air Control Squadron Trains with NATO Allies

    BLUE ASH, Ohio - Airmen assigned to the 178th Wing’s 123rd Air Control Squadron hosted a two-week combined training exercise with eight service members from NATO allies Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Hungary.The training, which included air battle management, ground control intercept, large-force

  • Kosovo President Visits Iowa National Guard Partners

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – The president of Kosovo visited the Iowa National Guard Oct. 24 as part of an international trip to Iowa spurred by an invitation from Gov. Kim Reynolds and Maj. Gen. Stephen Osborn, the adjutant general of the Iowa National Guard, when they visited Kosovo in June.Iowa military

  • NY Air Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing Supports Antarctic Science

    STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing began its annual round of logistics support for U.S. Antarctic research by sending five LC-130 aircraft on the five-day trip to Antarctica Oct. 17-19.The 109th Airlift Wing flies the largest ski-equipped

  • DOD Leaders: Redefining Cybersecurity a Priority for All

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Cybersecurity is experiencing a dramatic transformation. What was once primarily the domain of IT specialists has evolved into a collective responsibility for all defense personnel. Each member now plays a crucial role in fortifying the digital realm against looming threats.“We have

  • Tennessee Air Guardsmen travel to Hawaii for unique training opportunities

    Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii -- The American military force is expected to be the most highly trained, highly skilled, mission-ready lethal force in the world. As members of the Air National Guard, the reality is that our members have to juggle their home lives, civilian jobs, and school,

  • Hawaii Airmen enhance warfighting capabilities through technology

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BASE TINDAL, Australia -- As part of the largest Talisman Sabre 23 (TS23) exercise to date, held in July and August, Total Force Airmen took part in an experimental Wearables Pilot Program, providing warfighters with a means to increase their battlefield effectiveness through

  • In Finland, Hokanson Sees a Country’s Cold Will to Defend Itself

    HELSINKI, Finland – The National Guard’s top officer recently visited Finland as part of a larger Northern European itinerary to strengthen the Guard’s security cooperation ties in the region.The Guard has worked with Finland for more than 20 years. The framework for an even deeper partnership is