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  • Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Guard’s footprint on domestic and international events continued in 2022, highlighting its transformation from a Cold War strategic reserve to the combat reserve of the Army and the Air Force. “People don’t realize just how large the National Guard is,” said Army Gen.

  • STARCOM Debuts New Space Combat Readiness Exercise

    PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – Space Training and Readiness Command completed its first SKIES exercise series to improve the U.S. Space Force’s command and control capabilities.BLACK SKIES 22 was a live simulation exercise to rehearse the command and control of multiple joint electronic warfare

  • National Guard SEA Visits Colorado Guard Space, Missile Defense Units

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado is at the hub of Department of Defense space and missile defense operations, and the state’s National Guard members are supporting these expanding domains here.Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, the SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, joined Command

  • Passing the torch: Continuing a family legacy of service

    After nearly 30 years of service, a 170th Air National Guard Airman’s final act as an officer was to commission her son, whose first act as an officer was to formalize his mother’s retirement.Lt. Col. Jennifer Leavitt, who started as an active duty enlisted Airman, concluded her career as her oldest

  • US Airmen arrive at Chilean Trade and Air Show, FIDAE

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AFNS) -- Over 130 Airmen and Guardians have touched down in Santiago, Chile, to participate in the Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio, or FIDAE, Latin America’s largest aerospace, defense and security exhibition April 5-10.Among those representing the U.S. Air Force are 12th

  • California Guard officer honored for space work at Beale AFB

    BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Roy Davis of the California Air National Guard’s 234th Intelligence Squadron is the 2021 Space Operations Command Company Grade Officer of the Year. Davis earned the award for outstanding performance while assigned to the 7th Space Warning

  • Airmen train on skills from land survival to space radar

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Members of the Tennessee National Guard trained in Alaska on a wide range of skills with their career field counterparts from Eielson Air Force Base.The Tennessee Air National Guard, comprised of three wings and two geographically separated squadrons, sent members from each unit

  • 148th SOPS and 216th SPCS earn 2020 National Guard Space Awards

    BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Two 195th Wing units located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; the 148th Space Operations Squadron and the 216th Space Control Squadron earned 2020 National Guard Space Awards.  Maj. Gen. Gregory T. White, National Guard director of space operations announced

  • NGB chief promotes first Guard director of space operations

    AURORA, Colo. – U.S. Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau (NGB), promoted the first NGB director of space operations, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gregory T. White, to major general at Buckley Air Force Base May 20.Upon the establishment of the U.S. Space Force in