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  • Medical refocus boosts ANG unit’s readiness standings

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- Two years ago, the 108th Wing ranked at the bottom out of 93 Air National Guard organizations in Individual Medical Readiness standings, but with the implementation of a refocus initiative, they are now in the top 20.“IMR, like many programs, is a leadership

  • ANG Command Chief visits Kingsley Field

    KINGSLEY FIELD, OR -- U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Maurice Williams, Air National Guard command chief, and spouse, Mrs. Gwendolyn Williams, visited with Oregon Air National Guard leadership and enlisted members of the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, April 6,

  • 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

  • 157th ARW Earns Air Traffic Control Facility of the Year

    PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.H. -- The 260th Air Traffic Control Squadron’s tower, located on Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (PSM), earned the 2023 D. Ray Hardin Air Traffic Control Facility of The Year award for demonstrating superior ATC capabilities through seamless operations

  • Warfield ANGB transitions to cyber mission

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The Department of the Air Force selected Warfield Air National Guard Base, Maryland, as the preferred location to transition from an A-10 to a cyber wing mission.Replacing the aging A-10 Thunderbolt IIs at the 175th Fighter Wing with a cyber mission will create a natural

  • Redhawk Athena drives Positive Change for 142nd Wing Airmen

    PORTLAND, OR -- In recent years, the Air Force has seen positive change trickle down through its echelons, and many of these changes seek to address barriers to readiness which have predominantly affected women service members.The Department of the Air Force Women’s Initiative Team, or DAF WIT,

  • Bulldogs conduct Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training

    DULUTH, MN -- Pilots, Aerospace Medical Service Specialists, and other airmen from the 148th Fighter Wing participated in survival, evasion, resistance, and escape (SERE) training Sunday, March 3, 2024, in Duluth, Minn.Annual SERE training is conducted to ensure pilots are prepared if an aircraft

  • Heroic Airman Receives Vanguard Award for Life-Saving Actions

    FORT SMITH, Ark. – In a remarkable display of courage and quick thinking, Master Sgt. Greggorey Brewer, a readiness and emergency manager with the 188th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), has been honored with the prestigious Vanguard Award for his heroic actions that saved a life during a dramatic

  • Wisconsin Airmen Complete First F-35 Training Deployment

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – More than 150 Airmen assigned to the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing completed the Weapons System Evaluation Program’s Combat Archer exercise Feb. 23.The exercise was the first training deployment of the unit’s F-35A Lightning II aircraft, providing

  • National Guard conducts PATRIOT Exercise

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- A natural disaster can strike any time, and the National Guard, along with state and county emergency management agencies and industry partners, will conduct a disaster readiness exercise called PATRIOT, beginning February 18, 2024.PATRIOT is a joint, interagency exercise,