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  • National Guard supports vulnerable Afghans at military bases

    ARLINGTON, Va. – National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from around the nation are helping support Afghan personnel who are temporarily housed at Department of Defense installations as part of Operation Allies Refuge.The Defense Department, through U.S. Northern Command and at the State Department's

  • 152nd Airlift Wing 'High Rollers' extended on MAFFS duty

    RENO, Nev. – The Nevada Air National Guard's participation in the wildland firefighting mission in the West has been extended to Aug. 26 at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).Two additional C-130 aircraft and aircrew were added to the mission – one from the Wyoming Air

  • 270th ATCS makes ANG history during Patriot North exercise

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. – Airmen from the 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon, operated a mobile air traffic control unit during Patriot North 21 at Ft McCoy in June.Patriot 21 is a training exercise for civilian emergency management and responders to work with

  • MAFFS tackle largest wildfires in California history

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The ground shakes and you feel the vibration of four propeller engines approaching. The rumble becomes a deafening roar as the California National Guard C-130 aircraft, only 150 feet above the ground, appears just above the treetops and drops 3,000 gallons of retardant in less

  • Wyoming Air Guard 153rd AW activated again for firefighting

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing has once again been activated by extension to support fire suppression efforts in California. One C-130 Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped aircraft with eight crew members was departing Sept. 17 to Sacramento McClellan

  • Air advisors partner with Colombian air force during BPC mission

    The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) recently conducted a Building Partnerships Capacity (BPC) mission in Bogota, Colombia.The 17-member mobile training team (MTT), including members of the Wyoming Air National Guard and the Colorado Air Force Reserves, executed a four-week joint

  • Wyoming Senator visits Guardsmen

    Sen. John Barrasso shared a Thanksgiving meal with deployed Wyoming Air National Guardsmen, assigned to the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in Southwest Asia Nov. 23. The Wyoming senator, who is also a member of the senate committee on foreign relations, was traveling to engage in discussions

  • ANG dual mission: helping at home and abroad (Part 2 of 2)

    More than 100 Airmen from the 153rd Airlift Wing based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, deployed to the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron recently in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. In September and October, approximately half of the 153rd Airmen deployed here were deployed using their Modular