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  • New York Airmen Awarded Medals for Afghanistan Evacuation

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. – U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown Jr. recognized 17 Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing April 1 for their bravery during the August 2021 withdrawal from Afghanistan.Master Sgt. Byron Catu, a crew chief at the 105th, was awarded the Air Medal with Valor, a previously

  • Air Force Chief of Staff to Honor 105th Airlift Wing Airmen

    STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH, NEW YORK - Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. will recognize 17 New York Air National Guard Airmen on April 1 for their bravery and teamwork during the August 2021 evacuation of Americans and Afghans from Afghanistan.The members of the 105th

  • From CE to MST: What a difference a year makes

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- One year ago, 20 Airmen with the 137th Special Operations Wing deployed in support of Operation Allies Welcome. This team included Maj. Neil Chaves, who was assigned as the Task Force Liberty civil engineer team commander at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.The

  • New Jersey Air Guard supports Operation Allies Welcome

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – More than 80 New Jersey Air National Guard Citizen-Airmen from the 108th Wing and 177th Fighter Wing have supported Operation Allies Welcome at Liberty Village on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst since August.The Airmen work at various levels throughout the

  • Year in Review: National Guard delivered at home and abroad

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When a series of tornadoes slashed across parts of eight Midwest states late in the evening of Dec. 10, Spc. Zach Neisz sprang into action. He grabbed an ax, flashlight and medical kit and drove to Dawson Springs, Kentucky, to help any way he could.“I couldn’t sit back and not do

  • 144th Fighter Wing Airmen return from OAW deployment

    FRESNO, Calif. – Four Airmen from the California Air National Guard's 144th Fighter Wing recently returned from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, where they assisted evacuated Afghan refugees in Operation Allies Welcome.OAW is a coordinated operation by federal government agencies to

  • Alaska Airman embraces Operation Allies Welcome mission

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Airman 1st Class Jessicah Sharp, an Alaska Air National Guard aerospace medical technician with the 168th Medical Group at Eielson Air Force Base, volunteered to support Operation Allies Welcome this fall. The opportunity to serve at Joint Base

  • Indiana National Guard supports Operation Allies Welcome

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. – Approximately 150 Indiana National Guard members and employees continue to work at Camp Atterbury to support Afghan nationals in the Operation Allies Welcome program. The Department of Homeland Security initiative provides Afghan partners essential support at secure locations,

  • Operation Allies Welcome cultivates multicultural calling

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N. J. - It would be easy to overlook Air Force Staff Sgt. Sharon Queenie, inconspicuous in her OCP uniform, N-95 mask and orange safety vest, blending in with nearly every service member assigned here to support Operation Allies Welcome. What makes her journey