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  • Arizona Guard Unit Tests Readiness in ANG Flyaway Exercise

    MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing conducted the Air National Guard’s first multiday flyaway readiness exercise by an air refueling wing Oct. 12-17 to demonstrate the Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment priority.The ACE concept uses multicapable Airmen to maintain,

  • From CE to MST: What a difference a year makes

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- One year ago, 20 Airmen with the 137th Special Operations Wing deployed in support of Operation Allies Welcome. This team included Maj. Neil Chaves, who was assigned as the Task Force Liberty civil engineer team commander at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.The

  • 175th Wing demonstrates warfighting capabilities in Europe

    MIDDLE RIVER, Md. – Approximately 170 Airmen assigned to the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard and A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft have returned from Europe, where they supported Exercises Swift Response and Defender Europe 22.The 10 Maryland A-10s, assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron, flew

  • Northern Agility 22-1 Begins in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

    MARQUETTE, Michigan - U.S. Air Force KC-135 aircraft from the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, arrived at Sawyer International Airport June 27 to kick off Northern Agility 22-1, a total-force Agile Combat Employment exercise led by the Michigan Air National Guard.Upon

  • 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

  • Airmen hone expeditionary skills at Rally in Rockies exercise

    RIFLE, Colo. -- Active duty, Air National Guard and Reserve Airmen gathered in Colorado and Wyoming for 22nd Air Force’s flagship exercise Rally in the Rockies Sept. 12-17. The exercise is designed to develop Airmen for combat operations by challenging them with realistic scenarios that support a

  • 103rd develops future tactical airlift operations at Sentry Storm 2021

    EAST GRANBY, Conn. -- Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing helped develop future C-130H Hercules tactical airlift operations during exercise Sentry Storm 2021. The exercise was hosted by the West Virginia Air National Guard July 18-23 at Camp Branch in Logan County, Yeager Airport in Charleston, and

  • It takes a village to perfect ACE

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS,Va. –  Through hard work and rigorous training, members of the 633rd Air Base Wing, 1st Fighter Wing, 192nd Wing, and Missouri Air National Guard completed a week-long Agile Combat Employment exercise Jan. 11-15 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. With the ever-changing