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  • At-risk Teens Begin New Path as ChalleNGe Academy Graduates

    WASHINGTON - Hundreds of young people across the nation ended 2023 by graduating from Youth ChalleNGe Academy programs that provide discipline and education to set at-risk teenagers on a path to success. In Boise, Idaho, more than 120 high school students graduated from the program Dec. 16 — the

  • 124th Warthogs Arrive at Exercise Air Defender

    LECHFELD AIR BASE, Germany - The 124th Fighter Wing touched down in southern Germany for Air Defender 2023, a collective defense exercise focused on Germany’s ability to command and control a multinational Air Force operating out of German airfields.“We want to demonstrate determined allied air

  • National Guard provides medical treatment to tribes in Idaho, Nevada

    LAPWAI, ID -- Approximately 100 citizen-Soldiers and Airmen from the Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota and Nevada National Guards provided care for two Native American Tribes in Idaho and Nevada as part of Operation Nimiipuu Health, May 11-26.National Guardsmen provided medical, dental and optometry

  • Kentucky Civil Response team Hosts Multi-agency Exercise

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – If there were ever an incident at Churchill Downs requiring the specially trained chemical unit of the National Guard, thanks to training done this week, they’d be ready.About 20 Soldiers from the 75th Troop Command’s 41st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, National

  • California, Idaho, Colorado CSTs Collaborate for Exercise

    SAN FRANCISCO - The HAZMAT-suited men make their way down the crumbling staircase, their breathing amplified by their gas masks.The site — a dank and dilapidated undergrown cavern on Alcatraz Island — would be unsettling enough for most people, but the complicated chemical lab inside the cavern is

  • Idaho Army, Air Guard Conduct Joint Mass Casualty Training

    BOISE, Idaho - Idaho National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and their active-duty counterparts joined forces for a mass casualty exercise Feb. 4 near Gowen Field.“The best way to grow our mindset of becoming more operational and ready for a deployed environment is to train with the nearby resources, such

  • Idaho Guard’s Civil Support Team Trains on Ropes Rescue

    BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho National Guard’s 101st Civil Support Team trained how to conduct ropes rescues with the Boise Fire Department Technical Rescue Team in October. The course, which served as an annual recertification for the CST Guardsmen, entailed two weeklong sessions for the 22-member team

  • Idaho National Guard Ready to Fight Wildfires

    BOISE, Idaho – More than 60 Idaho National Guardsmen completed wildland firefighting training in Boise in June, bringing the number of Guardsmen available to assist the Idaho Department of Lands in the event the governor declares a state of emergency to approximately 170.“Part of the appeal of the

  • National Guard Members Conduct Innovative Readiness Training

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are building homes and treating patients in health clinics in Eastern Oklahoma.They are helping fellow Oklahomans thanks partly to the Innovative Readiness Training program – a Department of Defense initiative.While Soldiers of the

  • New Air National Guard Exercise Tests Agility in Michigan

    ALPENA, Mich. – Air National Guard Airmen and aircraft from around the country are conducting the first Air National Guard Readiness Exercise Program event, Agile Rage 22. This exercise is hosted by the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, part of the National All-Domain Warfighting Center in