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  • Florida Guardsman Achieves First at Air Force Weapons School

    JACKSONVILLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Fla. – Weapons Patch. A distinction earned only after graduating from the U.S. Air Force’s Weapons School, one of the most academically rigorous schoolhouses in the world teaching graduate-level courses in weapons and tactics employment.Tech. Sgt. Ryan Colon, a

  • National Guard Coordinates Transport of German Satellite

    A rocket carrier is barely recognizable from a distance on a typically foggy June morning at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. Its payload, the German Ministry of Defense’s SARah satellite, was delivered thanks to Herculean cross-country coordination by National Guard Soldiers and Airmen. As

  • Cargo aircraft turned rescue platform for astronaut recovery

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – It’s Nov. 13, two days before a historic rocket launch, and a helicopter pilot approaches a cargo jet on a clear morning at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. He is carrying a black box and surrounded by movement; truckloads of rescue crafts and personnel are