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  • Air, Army National Guard might on full display during airdrop exercise

    In early American history, the Minutemen were civilian colonists who organized together into militia companies and earned their name by being ready at a minute's notice. The Minuteman is the symbol of the National Guard, and that history, work ethic and dedication to being ready when called upon is

  • 104th FW chaplain bolsters resiliency during Korea deployment

    Maj. Kenneth M. DeVoie, the new wing chaplain at the 104th Fighter Wing, recently completed a year-long deployment as the command chaplain to Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR) headquartered in Seoul, Republic of Korea. As a result of his experience, he returned to the 104th FW more capable

  • The Miracle on Laskey

    A 180th Fighter Wing Airman is first on the scene at a traffic accident, and thanks to her experience and professionalism under stress helps save the life of a young boy.

  • New Jersey National Guard pioneered segregation’s end

    Although history credits President Harry Truman with desegregating America’s military, the truth is that racial integration had already arrived in New Jersey, thanks to a governor and National Guard leaders who had stubbornly insisted on equality in their forces.

  • Bittersweet memories as final C-130H departs N.C. Air National Guard

    The final C-130H aircraft departed the 145th Airlift Wing, as the unit prepares for a mission transition to the C-17 Globemaster, leaving many Airmen with bittersweet memories of their time spent flying the "Hercules." The unit has flown C-130s since 1971, starting with the B model, culminating in

  • Airman deploys for hurricane support, returns with new friend

    When Staff Sgt. John Cox, an air transportation specialist assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing, deployed to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Oct. 9, he assumed he would be helping the local people recover from Hurricane Maria; he did not expect to bring home a four-legged addition to his family.

  • Airmen and community team up to support deployed troops

    The 185th Family Programs Office had already received care packages that had been packed by the Le Mars, Iowa High School Student Council and packages from employees of the Premiere Bank Card Agency located in Dakota Dunes, S.D. Finding a way to ship the packages however presented a problem. At a