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  • 164th Airlift Wing Members Volunteer at the 2023 Liberty Bowl

    Memphis, TN -- Airmen of the 164th Airlift Wing in Memphis, Tennessee help setup and present awards at the 65th AutoZone Liberty Bowl, featuring Memphis vs. Iowa, at the Liberty Bowl Stadium Memphis, Tennessee, December 29, 2023. When Memphis won the game, it was members from the 164th and Green

  • January's Unit Spotlight: Aircrew Flight Equipment

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- This month’s Unit Spotlight is the Aircrew Flight Equipment, a section of the 117th Operations Group!The Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) has several different responsibilities according to Master Sgt. Tavares Lucky, the 117th Aircrew Flight Equipment Flight Chief. “Our primary

  • At-risk Teens Begin New Path as ChalleNGe Academy Graduates

    WASHINGTON - Hundreds of young people across the nation ended 2023 by graduating from Youth ChalleNGe Academy programs that provide discipline and education to set at-risk teenagers on a path to success. In Boise, Idaho, more than 120 high school students graduated from the program Dec. 16 — the

  • New Hampshire Airman Conquers the Appalachian Trail

    PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.H. -- An Air National Guardsman from Rye, New Hampshire, recently spent seven months camping under an open sky as he through hiked the Appalachian Trail.Tech. Sgt. Alan Dwyer started on March 22 at Springer Mountain, Georgia, and proceeded to hike the 2,200 miles

  • Oregon Airman Lives Her Dream to Serve

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The call to serve one’s country is different for each of us. Airman 1st Class Kellie Marshall chose to serve by joining the 173rd Fighter Wing as a Citizen-Airman.“I always wanted to serve since my brother joined back in 2007,” she said. “I realized I didn’t want to look back

  • Hokanson Visits Guardsmen Safeguarding Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Celebration

    LAS VEGAS – Amid throngs of people ringing in the New Year, the National Guard’s senior officer met with Nevada National Guardsmen on duty to safeguard “America’s Party” — one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the country.About 200 Nevada Guardsmen supported local and federal law

  • Nevada National Guard Safeguards ‘America's Party’

    LAS VEGAS – The Nevada National Guard completed its 24th year supporting first responders during Las Vegas’ annual New Year’s Eve celebration, ”America's Party,” which attracted over 300,000 people.Approximately 200 Nevada Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on duty during the activation, ensuring

  • Guard Caps 2023 Supporting Defense Strategy, Domestic Missions

    ARLINGTON, Va. – As December draws to a close, the National Guard wraps up a dynamic year, leaving an indelible mark supporting the warfighter and protecting communities. From fortifying a world-leading state partnership program to pioneering advancements in cyber and space operations, the nation’s

  • The 174th Attack Wing Celebrates Opening of New Main Gate

    HANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NY -- New York Air National Guard Airmen stationed at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base held an installation entry control point (main gate) grand opening ceremony Dec. 14, 2023.The new $4.5 million main gate will benefit the uniformed service members and