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  • Maryland ANG first to certify cyber protection team on live network

    MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AFNS) -- Members of the Maryland Air National Guard’s 275th Cyberspace Operations Squadron recently became the first cyber operators in the Air National Guard to certify a Cyber Protection Team using their weapon system on a live base network during real-world missions.As a part

  • JB Charleston launches 24 C-17s during mission generation exercise

    Joint Base Charleston launched 24 C-17 Globemaster IIIs to conduct a mission generation exercise that integrated Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps forces across five operating locations, Jan. 5.The exercise marked the largest C-17 launch ever from a single base and demonstrated the wing’s ability

  • Robins AFB takes next step in establishing new missions

    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) -- Air Force leaders announced one step forward in the delivery of battlespace command and control. The Air Force has completed two necessary environmental assessments, with a finding of no significant impact, that will lead to four new missions at Robins Air Force

  • Air Force introduces new, foundational Ready Airman Training program

    The Air Force announced plans to transition foundational training for all Airmen beginning Oct. 1 ensuring they have the necessary skillsets to survive and operate during contingencies both at home station and deployed, including remote and contested environments.  Ready Airman Training will prepare

  • CMSAF announces ‘Purple Book,’ talks people, readiness, culture at AFA

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (AFNS) -- Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass announced the release of the new Purple Book, while illuminating people, readiness, and culture at the Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 20.Bass, who represents the highest

  • Little Rock AFB selected to host ANG C-130J Formal Training Unit

    WASHINGTON (AFNS), --The Department of the Air Force selected Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, as the location to host the Air National Guard C-130J Formal Training Unit, June 24.Four C-130J Hercules will replace aging C-130Hs to establish the FTU, which will ensure aircrews gain the experience

  • Farewell tour: Dutch finish overwater F-16 training over Florida coast

    NAVAL AIR STATION KEY WEST, Fla. (AFNS) -- U.S. Airmen and Royal Netherlands Air Force personnel from Morris Air National Guard Base, Arizona, traveled to Naval Air Station Key West wrapping up a two week-training event in May with the final Dutch B-Course student pilots. This temporary duty

  • Contingency response dominates ACE exercise during Southern Strike

    AVON PARK AUXILIARY AIRFIELD, Fla. (AFNS) -- An F-16 Fighting Falcon escorts a C-17 Globemaster III into a simulated austere environment. The engines are running, the personnel deplane the C-17, cargo is downloaded, the airfield is prepped for more aircraft to land, and within minutes, a security

  • Vermont ANG F-35s join NATO’s enhanced air policing mission

    SPANGDHALEM AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) -- Eight F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighters from the Vermont Air National Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing recently arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base to continue NATO’s enhanced air policing mission along the eastern flank.As part of NATO’s plan to bolster its