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  • Air Guard Units Test Readiness at Sentry Savannah Exercise

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Over 775 participants and 40 aircraft from units across the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Active Duty Air Force participated in Sentry Savannah 2024, the Air National Guard’s premier fighter integration exercise that recently concluded at the Savannah Combat Readiness

  • Vermont Airmen Test Agility During Multistate Exercise

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Nearly 260 members of the Vermont Air National Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing and other Airmen and civilians from across the country participated in the ACE exercise Maple Thunder Jan. 22-Feb. 3.“ACE is short for ‘agile combat employment,’ and it’s a phrase we’ve been talking about in

  • 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

  • Alabama Air Guard's 187th Fighter Wing Receives F-35 Jets

    DANNELLY FIELD, Ala. - The 187th Fighter Wing received three F-35 Lightning II fighter jets at Dannelly Field Dec. 5, becoming the third Air National Guard unit to transition to the fifth-generation fighter aircraft.“It is an honor to be able to fly one of the first F-35s home,” said Lt. Col.

  • Alabama Air Guard Red Tails Conducts Communication Exercise

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. –The 187th Fighter Wing’s 226th Combat Communications Group conducted Exercise Copperhead Beacon 2023 throughout the east coast Sept. 8-10.Exercise Copperhead Beacon 2023 was an expeditionary communications east coast group exercise built with the objective of increased coordination

  • Alabama Airmen keep Battlefield Communications open at Northern Strike 23

    ALPENA, Mich. – A team of Alabama Air National Guard Airmen kept the communications lines open during Northern Strike 2023 - one of the nation’s largest annual National Guard training exercises.The 232nd Combat Communications Squadron members traveled to the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center

  • Airmen Go Off Grid for Terror Threat Training

    EASTOVER, S.C. - Air National Guard units from South Carolina, Alabama, the District of Columbia and Tennessee participated in Emergency Management Battlefield Expeditionary Response training, also known as Fox EMBER, May 2-7.The 21 Airmen conducted training at a specially constructed mock village

  • Alabama Air National Guard Refuels Romanian Air Force

    BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – Airmen from the Alabama National Guard’s 117th Air Refueling Wing and 187th Fighter Wing conducted capability exercises in the Black Sea region with the Romanian Air Force as part of the State Partnership Program May 13- 21.The State Partnership Program links a state’s National

  • Alabama Air National Guard, Romania complete exercise

    BUCHAREST, ROMANIA - Alabama Air National Guard members from the 117th Air Refueling Wing conducted a week-long joint exercise with the Romanian Ministry of Defense and Romanian Air Force.U.S. Airmen and Romanian F-16 pilots completed multiple midair refueling exercises to ensure interoperability