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  • Astronaut recovery task force more capable after airlift exercise

    MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, CA -- Hawaii and California ANG Airmen are enhancing their ability to recover fallen astronauts after completing a search and rescue training scenario held yet out of Moffett Federal Airfield from Sept 4-12.The training is part of an ongoing series of contingency exercises held to ensure that splashed down space travelers
  • Tennessee Air National Guard Members Participate in Falcon Defender '21

    Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria – U.S. Airmen from the Tennessee Air National Guard and the 435th Contingency Response Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, participate in Falcon Defender 21 here, July 19-26.Falcon Defender 21 is a bilateral training exercise with the Bulgarian air force that increases operational capacity, capability, and
  • Deputy Air Guard Director addresses 9/11 remembrance ceremony

    ROME, NY -- Maj. Gen. Dawne L. Deskins, Air National Guard deputy director, praised the resilience, determination and volunteer spirit of Air National Guardsmen during a 9/11 remembrance address Saturday at the Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS).“Today we remember the almost 3,000 lives lost in that terrible tragedy, but today is also about
  • Undersecretary of the Air Force Visits 175th Wing

    Warfield Air National Guard Base, Md. -- The Honorable Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, Air National Guard director, visited Warfield Air National Guard Base at Martin State Airport on Sept. 11 to meet with wing leadership to discuss the ongoing efforts to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to
  • After Ida: La. Guardsmen assist with recovery, rebuilding

    NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana National Guard is conducting emergency operations throughout coastal Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida while continuing COVID-19 response missions. More than 4,400 members of the Louisiana Guard, augmented by more than 3,000 Guard members from 15 other states and 485 active-duty service members, were in
  • Alaska Air National Guard rescues ATV riders

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - The Alaska Air National Guard’s Rescue Coordination Center and the 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued two all-terrain vehicle riders in Glennallen early Sept. 11. A male and a female were riding an ATV in the Glennallen area when the female sustained an injury during an accident. They contacted
  • Airman jumps into action using deployment training, resuscitates drowning child

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Situations can change in an instant. We’ve all heard that before. But for Master Sgt. Keona Newsom, a commander’s support staff noncommissioned officer in charge with the 192nd Operations Group, it was never more true than on July 27, 2021.It started out like any other relaxing Sunday. She had been with friends and family to
  • Maryland National Guard remembers 9/11

    BALTIMORE – Sept. 11, 2001, was a day without comparison for most Americans, and the Maryland National Guard was one of the first responders in the days the followed to provide support to a nation in crisis. For both U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joe Llewellyn and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Aarion Franklin, it was a life-changing experience as they
  • Royal Malaysia Air Force trains on radar operations at WADS

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The Western Air Defense Sector hosted a Radar Operations Orientation Course for 12 members of the Royal Malaysian Air Force's 2nd Air Division, 330th Squadron, Aug. 2-27.WADS helped U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and Pacific Air Forces plan and execute the training under the National Guard's State Partnership Program.
  • Hokanson: Names in bronze one of the reasons the National Guard keeps our promise to be Always Ready, Always There

    NEW YORK – As Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson ran his fingers over the letters spelling out one of the names cut into the 9/11 Memorial here Wednesday, he pondered the consequences of the terrorist attacks of two decades ago.Personal consequences because, like so many Americans, the chief of the National Guard Bureau knew people killed on Sept. 11, 2001.

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