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  • Oregon Airmen train to save lives

    Non-salvageable vehicles usually end up sitting in a scrap yard or are crushed and recycled. But one squadron here routinely uses junked cars as a training tool in order to potentially save lives.Oregon Air National Guardsmen from the 125th Special Tactics Squadron participated in extrication training at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oct. 8,
  • Combat arms instructor keeps 176th Wing sharp

    Tech. Sgt. Brian Sears rienforces the readiness of Alaska ANG defenders by serving as the 176th Security Forces Squadron's combat arms training and maintenance instructor at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
  • Connecticut Air Guard squadrons collaborate to safely train

    EAST LYME, Conn. – The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges to training large groups. The week of Sept. 10, members of the 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron, 103rd Security Forces Squadron, 103rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, and 103rd Medical Group conducted key readiness training while protecting the health of participants. The 103rd Civil
  • Northern Lightning exercise concludes at Volk Field

    CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. – The skies over central Wisconsin will be a little emptier as exercise Northern Lightning hosted by Volk Field wrapped up Aug. 21.The two-week joint-training exercise involved nearly 25 units from all across the country – including Guam – and included Air Force, Army, Navy and Air National Guard assets.“Thanks to the extra
  • 173rd FW completes week of night flying

    The 173rd Fighter Wing finished a week of night flights at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., Thursday, July 16, 2020. These flights are a part of the training syllabus that all incoming students must complete, making night flights a regular occurrence in the Klamath Basin. In order to graduate, students familiarize themselves with night-specific requirements during these flights, according to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Adam Gaudinski, 173rd Fighter Wing F-15C instructor pilot.
  • 122nd Fighter Wing returns to drill amid COVID-19

    FORT WAYNE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ind. – The 122nd Fighter Wing recently returned to regularly scheduled drill after a base-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Blacksnakes priority was to safely bring back members to continue their state and federal mission of being always ready and always there.“The command post’s response was immediate,”
  • California, Nevada Guard fly MAFFS training missions

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California and Nevada Air National Guards brought out their heavy assets June 15-19 to prepare for each state’s annual enemies – wildfires.C-130 Hercules aircraft from both states filled the skies above Tahoe National Forest in Forest Hill, California, during U.S. Department of Agriculture Forestry Service-sponsored wildland
  • Idaho National Guard firefighters train for real emergencies

    Firefighters from the 124th Civil Engineer Squadron conducted a series of live-burn, vehicle extrication and classroom exercises in Boise June 6-7.Senior Master Sgt. Josh Zimmerly, Gowen Field Fire Department’s acting military fire chief, said extrication training using the Jaws of Life, spreaders, cutters and rams, as well as live-burn exercises
  • Oregon Airmen use technology to complete training, mission

    PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ore. – Nearly two months into the stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Kate Brown, people throughout the region are well into their “new normal” with childcare, remote offices, drive-thru grocery shopping and visiting friends and family via video teleconference.For the men and women of the 142nd Wing, the ability to
  • TEC-U to launch on-demand video training for ANG

    I.G. BROWN TRAINING AND EDUCATION CENTER, Tenn. – From the Force, the first initiative for TEC University, officially launches May 22, allowing Airmen to share best practices and receive training from their peers across the Air National Guard.The on-demand video platform, accessible at https://vimeo.com/channels/watchtecu/ and available off the Air
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