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  • Commander: Georgia Guard personnel likely saved storm victim

    DONALSONVILLE, Ga. - Georgia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen rendered emergency assistance to an elderly man in Seminole County who has been without food, water and medicine since the impact of Hurricane Michael nearly one week ago. First Lt. Christopher Long of the Augusta-based 877th Engineer Company and Tech Sgt. Eric Glass, Tech Sgt. Lauren
  • Air Force Aid Society provides assistance to displaced Airmen and families

    Significant numbers of Airmen and families have been impacted by Hurricane Michael. It is also understood that it may take time for helping agencies to address the needs of the many affected in the Tyndall Air Force Base area. To that end, to aid affected Airmen in the Mexico Beach, Panama City, or Tyndall AFB community, the Air Force Aid Society is offering a Stabilizing Assistance Grant to Airmen (defined as active duty, retired, and ANG and AF Reserve regardless of activation).
  • Coolest job in the Air Force, in a manner of speaking

    HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Oxygen begins to boil at -297 degrees Fahrenheit and will freeze at around -361 degrees Fahrenheit — in between these two temperatures you have oxygen in liquid form. Handling liquid oxygen, also known as LOX, can be very dangerous and is done on a daily basis by the crew chiefs at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.The
  • VaANG Airmen protect aircraft, citizens under hurricane threat

    Virginia Air National Guard Airmen evacuated U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors and T-38 Talons ahead of hurricane Florence from Joint Base Langley-Eustis and set up shelters in the local community, Sept. 11, 2018. The forecast for hurricane Florence had a potential impact on the area of Hampton Roads. The 1st and 192nd Fighter Wings made the call to evacuate the jets to Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, after Gov. Ralph Northam issued the order to evacuate some areas of Coastal Virginia Sept. 10.
  • ANG hosts national security forces conference & award ceremony

    Security Forces leadership from more than 100 units across the Air National Guard (ANG) met in one place to discuss past, current and upcoming topics that impact the career field as a whole.
  • Sound of freedom: If it’s in the air, maintainers put it there

    They depart with the Rocky Mountains on their shoulder and travel at supersonic speeds up to 1,500 miles per hour. The F-16 Fighting Falcons are mission ready, accomplishing over 2,900 sorties and 4,000 flight hours per year. To ensure each sortie begins and ends with sound maintenance, members of the Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Maintenance
  • Combat Support Wing exercise showcases agile lethality

    More than 150 Airmen from seven major commands participated in a Combat Support Wing proof-of-concept exercise Sept. 05-19 that tested a small team’s capability to conduct agile downrange operations. The exercise, conducted at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, with forward deployments to Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, and Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida, served to validate an innovative way to deliver airpower lethality more effectively and efficiently anywhere in the world.
  • Air advisors partner with Colombian air force during BPC mission

    The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) recently conducted a Building Partnerships Capacity (BPC) mission in Bogota, Colombia. The 17-member mobile training team (MTT), including members of the Wyoming Air National Guard and the Colorado Air Force Reserves, executed a four-week joint training mission with the Colombian air force, designed to promote regional stability by fostering key relationships and enhancing partner nation capabilities. During the four-week mission, more than 204 hours of instruction took place at four geographically separated locations across Colombia, graduating 87 Colombian military personnel from several career specialties. Through the effective work put in by MSAS air advisors, the United States is strengthening relations and cooperation that will meet the challenges of crisis and contingency situations by providing the ability to respond together.
  • U.S. Airmen strengthen relationships in South Africa

    Members of the United States Air Forces Europe – Air Forces Africa and the New York Air National Guard received a warm welcome from the South African National Defence Force at the African Aerospace and Defense Exhibition 18, Waterkloof Air Force Base, South Africa, Sept. 19-23.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing hosts Integrative Therapy training to foster resiliency

    The 173rd Fighter Wing hosted an integrated restoration seminar, known as iRest, for its Airmen, Sept. 14, 2018, in an effort to help them as they pursue Comprehensive Airman Fitness—a program fostering mental, physical, social, and spiritual fitness.

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