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  • 104th Fighter Wing selects 21 Airmen for core cadre training

    BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. -- Twenty-one Airmen from the 104th Fighter Wing were selected for a two-year core cadre program as part of the Wing’s conversion from the F-15 Eagle to the F-35A Lightning II.The core cadre program sends Airmen to active duty F-35A bases to train and learn on

  • Operation AGILE Medic, communication is key

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-CAMP BULLIS, TX -- During the first week of December 2023, the Air Force, Army and Marines collaborated in Operation AGILE Medic at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, providing medics with real-world experience in austere environments transporting patients and

  • F-35s return to Kingsley Field

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona returned to the 173rd Fighter Wing to continue training and flying with the Oregon Air National Guard unit for two weeks in October. “There’s been a lot of air traffic here the past two weeks,” said

  • Iowa ANG Firefighters experience unique EMT training

    Sioux City, Iowa -- Sioux City, Iowa airport firefighters took part in week-long EMT training this week at the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing.Apart from classroom instruction, the group took turns in a “Simulation in Motion-Iowa” truck where they administered first aid on

  • Virginia Air Guard Members Gain Valuable Skills During Training

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Medical Group, 192nd Wing, sent 17 members to complete their Medical Facility Annual Training Aug. 22–Sept. 2 at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.Medical Facility Annual Training (MFAT) is a National Guard unit-funded program with a dual

  • 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

  • Practice makes perfect: Airmen attend Airman Leadership School

    Mountain Home Air Force Base, ID — It’s common for people to be hired for the first time in their teenage years. For some it is working a counter at a cashier’s desk. For others, a tall chair overlooking a swimming pool. For less than 1% of the U.S. population, it is getting off a military bus and