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  • Maryland ANG first to certify cyber protection team on live network

    MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AFNS) -- Members of the Maryland Air National Guard’s 275th Cyberspace Operations Squadron recently became the first cyber operators in the Air National Guard to certify a Cyber Protection Team using their weapon system on a live base network during real-world missions.As a part

  • 459th medical units, SFS, RegAF, Guard, Navy team for joint training exercise

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- The 459th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron recently conducted a local C-130T Aeromedical Evacuation static training mission here in conjunction with the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 53 "Capital Express" Naval Air Facility, Washington, D.C., the 459th Aeromedical Staging

  • Little Rock AFB selected to host ANG C-130J Formal Training Unit

    WASHINGTON (AFNS), --The Department of the Air Force selected Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, as the location to host the Air National Guard C-130J Formal Training Unit, June 24.Four C-130J Hercules will replace aging C-130Hs to establish the FTU, which will ensure aircrews gain the experience

  • Contingency response dominates ACE exercise during Southern Strike

    AVON PARK AUXILIARY AIRFIELD, Fla. (AFNS) -- An F-16 Fighting Falcon escorts a C-17 Globemaster III into a simulated austere environment. The engines are running, the personnel deplane the C-17, cargo is downloaded, the airfield is prepped for more aircraft to land, and within minutes, a security

  • Understanding Ground Surgical Teams

    BOISE, Idaho -- Six members of the 124th Fighter Wing comprising the Air National Guard's first, self-contained Ground Surgical Team are preparing to deploy to East Asia. But what does a GST do?The Ground Surgical Team provides damage control, resuscitation and surgery in an austere environment,”

  • 146th Medical Group streamlines readiness reporting

    CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL STATION, CA. -- Airmen from the 146th Medical Group (146 MDG), with oversight from the Minnesota Air National Guard's 133rd Airlift Wing (133 AW), launched its first-ever large-scale medical readiness rodeo inside the wing's fuel cell hangar.The medical rodeo, which had

  • National Guard’s top general stresses individual, unit readiness

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Individual and small-unit readiness remain critical priorities, the National Guard’s top officer told a gathering of senior Army Guard leaders from across the nation this week. Individual, squad and platoon readiness are the best places for the Guard to focus in today’s dynamic

  • Red Flag 22-2 showcases integration of Air Power

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NV -- "We must have a deep understanding of our competitor's mindset and anticipate their future moves," said Col. Jared "Jabba" Hutchinson, 414th Combat Training Squadron commander. "Red Flag allows us and our allies to perform in scenarios to prepare us should we ever be