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  • CMSAF underscores need for 137th SOW multi-capable Airmen

    WILL ROGERS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, OK -- Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass saw firsthand how Citizen Airmen with the 137th Special Operations Wing set the Oklahoma Standard across the force during a visit Oct. 12, 2023.She encouraged every service member she met to understand

  • Total Force Airmen participate in AFFORGEN Silver Flag exercise

    Silver Flag is one of the first Air Force exercise programs to align with the new AFFORGEN deployment model. Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, hosted the Air Force’s first Silver Flag course for its Airmen in the AFFORGEN deployment cycle earlier this year.

  • Contingency response Airmen exemplify MCA concept during Air Defender 23

    One hundred sixty-five members of the Air National Guard's contingency response career field assigned to the 123rd and 156th Contingency Response Groups and the 172nd and 146th Contingency Response Flights deployed to Wunstorf Air Base, in support of exercise Air Defender 2023, bringing with them

  • Idaho Air National Guard Airmen Train for Combat

    SAYLOR CREEK RANGE, Idaho - Special warfare tactical air control party Airmen with the 124th Fighter Wing’s Air Support Operations Squadron conducted combat proficiency training May 8-12 at Saylor Creek Air Force Range.TACP members coordinate air support to defend allied forces. The next step in a

  • 176th Wing multi-capable Airmen prepare the total force

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK -- Arctic Guardians of the 176th Wing redefine mission generation by teaching Agile Combat Employment techniques to total force Airmen.Short-notice taskings around the globe to austere and remote environments with limited infrastructure and resources require

  • Western Air Defense Sector Conducts Exercise at Oregon Beach

    SUNSET BEACH, Ore. - For the past month, Airmen from the Western Air Defense Sector’s 225th Air Defense Squadron have been innovating mobile tactical command and control planning and exercises to inch closer to a vision of agile combat employment to protect the homeland.On Apr. 25, they continued

  • Air Force Chief of Staff Visits NY ANG

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., along with his wife, Sharene Brown, visited Stewart Air National Guard Base for a C-17 Globemaster III dedication, medal decoration ceremony and an all-call with Airmen, April 1, 2023.During Brown’s all-call with the Airmen of the 105th AW, he took this

  • 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

  • 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