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  • 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

  • Idaho Airman Promoted on Same day Son Enlists

    BOISE, Idaho - Senior Master Sgt. Virginia Holmgren, 124th Medical Group operational readiness superintendent, was promoted to chief master sergeant March 4, the same day her oldest son, Nathan, enlisted in the Idaho Air National Guard.Holmgren began her military career with the Colorado Air Force

  • German Soldiers Train with Idaho Air Guard A-10 Pilots

    BOISE, Idaho - Soldiers from the German Army’s 6th Battery of the Artillery Battalion 345 joined forces with A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots assigned to the 124th Fighter Wing’s 190th Fighter Squadron Feb. 11-22 to conduct close air support training at Saylor Creek Range, Idaho.“The 190th Fighter

  • Idaho Air Guard’s 190th Fighter Squadron Wins Hawgsmoke 2022

    BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho National Guard’s 124th Fighter Wing, 190th Fighter Squadron, hosted the Hawgsmoke 2022 A-10 Thunderbolt II "warthog" gunnery competition at Gowen Field in Boise and at ranges south of Mountain Home Sept. 6-8.Airmen from active-duty U.S. Air Force, U.S. Air Force Reserve, and

  • National Guard builds homes for Cherokee vets during IRT

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Under the blazing Oklahoma sun, the sounds of construction reverberate through a building site on Cherokee Nation land. Hammers, nail guns and electric saws are guided by the hands of National Guard members from across the country.“The Innovative Readiness Exercise here at

  • Idaho Air National Guard Engineers to Build Homes in Oklahoma

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Civil Engineer Squadron arrived in Oklahoma with nearly 25 Airmen June 5 to conduct an Innovative Readiness Training mission while building homes for the Cherokee Veterans Housing Initiative.This IRT is unique in that it is a joint environment

  • Idaho Air National Guard Airmen Begin Agile Rage Exercise

    ALPENA, Mich. – Airmen from the 124th Fighter Wing, Boise, Idaho, and eight A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 190th Fighter Squadron arrived at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center to participate in Agile Rage ’22.The National Guard Bureau-led exercise, held June 6-19, provides realistic

  • Idaho Air National Guard pilot a trailblazer for women

    BOISE, Idaho – Twenty-nine years ago, Defense Secretary Les Aspin made an announcement that would change the future of women in the military.Lt. Col. Jennifer Ovanek, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot with the Idaho Air National Guard’s 190th Fighter Squadron, was 16 that April and one of the many young

  • Idaho National Guard trains for joint combat rescue missions

    BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Army and Air National Guard aviation units conducted combat search and rescue training together March 9 throughout Idaho’s Owyhee Mountains.“Any opportunity to integrate the Army and Air missions in a joint training capacity is beneficial to both units,” said 1st Lt. Kate Smith,

  • Idaho Air National Guard, Marines train together

    BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Air National Guard welcomed U.S. Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 225 who fly the F-35B Lightning II to Gowen Field Jan. 7-9.The squadron brought four of the fifth-generation fighters to train with A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 124th Fighter Wing’s 190th