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  • Idaho Civil Support Team Guardsmen Train With Firefighters

    GOODING, Idaho -  The Idaho National Guard’s 101st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team trained alongside firefighters from Gooding, Bliss and Hagerman Feb. 2. The training provided a better understanding of how first responders in these small rural Idaho towns can integrate the CST’s

  • 175th Wing Fire Department Helps Rescue Man from Frigid Water

    BOWLEYS QUARTERS, Md. - Maryland Air National Guard firefighters teamed up with the Baltimore County Fire Department to rescue a man who fell into frigid water near Martin State Air National Guard Base.The 175th Wing Fire Department responded to a call for help at a pier at Safe Harbor Marina in

  • Tennessee Airmen Train with Bulgarian Air Force Partners

    BEZMER AIR BASE, Bulgaria - Airmen from the 134th Air Refueling Wing out of Knoxville, Tennessee, recently trained with Bulgarian firefighters on emergency response tactics at Bezmer Air Base, Bulgaria.The Tennessee Air National Guard members are in Bulgaria as part of Thracian Sentry 23, a joint

  • Arctic Guardian is National Guard’s top Military Firefighter

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The National Guard Bureau recognized a 176th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter as the 2021 National Guard military firefighter of the year.Master Sgt. Tyler Larimer, 176th CES chief of training, said Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Brenden Turney,

  • Pennsylvania Air Guard Firefighters Train at Joint Base Andrews

    MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Five firefighters from the 193rd Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron completed joint training May 1-7 with their active-duty counterparts at the 316th Civil Engineer Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.The goal of this training was to strengthen the relationship between

  • Oregon Air Guard firefighters, partners ‘Burn-to-Learn’

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Kingsley Field firefighters in the Oregon Air National Guard partnered with local community organizations Dec. 8 to hone their response to structure fires.Klamath Falls Fire District One invited the Kingsley Field firefighters to participate in a “Burn-to-Learn” event held on a

  • 167th Airlift Wing firefighters train on disaster response

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – They changed the tires on their equipment trailer, prepped their communication devices, loaded their urban search and rescue kits and headed south from Martinsburg to Charleston for Vigilant Guard 2021.Vigilant Guard is an annual large-scale disaster response exercise sponsored

  • Nebraska, Czech Republic firefighters strengthen partnership

    LINCOLN AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Fourteen firefighters from the Army of the Czech Republic trained alongside their U.S. counterparts with the 155th Air Refueling Wing Aug. 16-19 at Lincoln Air Force Base and Offutt Air Force Base.Nebraska and the Czech Republic exchange ideas and training methods and

  • Washington National Guard prepares for wildfire season

    RAINIER, Wash. – With the summer months in full swing, the Washington National Guard is preparing for what could be a busy fire season.“We successfully trained 180 Guardsmen during the four academies. Mixed with our recertification, we will have approximately 250 service members ready to support the

  • 167th firefighters train to save lives, rescue local man

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Rigorous training, every shift, often blindfolded. That’s how 167th firefighters prepared to respond to a structure fire, pulling an unconscious man from a second story bedroom to medics on the ground below, saving him from imminent death. Staff Sgt. Daniel Coffman and Senior