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  • Task Force Phoenix CEMA cell counters unmanned aerial systems

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Coalition forces are countering adversary unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the U.S. Central Command area of operations with a rapidly evolving set of tools and training. Task Force Phoenix — a combat aviation brigade responsible for full-spectrum aviation operations for Operation Spartan Shield (OSS) and Operation Inherent
  • 163d Airmen train on readiness in Exercise Grizzly Lightning

    MORENO VALLEY, Calif. – Airmen with the 163d Attack Wing participated in a readiness training exercise at March Air Reserve Base Oct. 2-3.The two-day event, dubbed Grizzly Lightning 21-1, was phase one of a three-phase exercise. The wing simulated the deployment of 120 Airmen in response to a conflict with a near-peer adversary, said Maj. Rey
  • Sword fighting as 'strategy in blink of an eye'

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The metallic clash and clang of two swords striking each other echoed throughout the small room. Tension and anticipation filled the air as the opponents moved swiftly back and forth, thrusting and parrying to gain the advantage and emerge the victor. And then it came – the picture-perfect thrust at just the right time, striking
  • Cal Guard fighting wildfires across the state

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Service members within the California Military Department remain hard at work battling wildfires."There are 1,264 Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen supporting firefighting efforts across the state," U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David Baldwin, Cal Guard's adjutant general, said Tuesday morning at a press conference held by the California
  • Guard fights wildfires, responds to Ida, serves overseas

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Guard continues to live up to its promise, "Always Ready, Always There," with close to 59,000 Guard members on duty overseas or at home responding to Hurricane Ida, wildfires and COVID-19. "As the combat reserve of the Army and the Air Force, we are manned, trained and equipped to fight our nation's wars," said Army
  • 133rd Contingency Response Flight trains with peers

    ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The saying "train like you fight" is something the Airmen from the 133rd Contingency Response Flight (CRF) live by. Within 36 hours of notification of a simulated hurricane, they were on the ground in St. Croix conducting airbase operations to support a larger natural disaster response mission."We exercise to test our
  • Cal Guard actively fights state’s wildfires

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and civilians from California and six other states are actively fighting wildfires burning throughout the state.Nearly 1,000 Cal Guard service members are currently activated for fire missions in the air and on the ground, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David Baldwin, Cal Guard’s adjutant general, said during a
  • Idaho Guard sends wildland firefighting crew to northern Idaho

    BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho National Guard made organizational history by sending wildland Firefighter Type 2 Red Card-certified Soldiers and Airmen to northern Idaho to fight fires for the first time.The newly assigned crewmembers of Task Force Timber Shield left Boise Aug. 4 to help the Idaho Department of Lands contain more than 15 significant
  • National Guard well-equipped to handle West Coast wildfires

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When wildfires happen in the West, the National Guard is there to fight those fires. And for now, they've got a good handle on the effort, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said."We've got 500 people and about 19 aircraft," on the firefighting mission, Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson said. "I think we have the capability to put
  • Hawaii Airmen train in California on disaster response

    CONCORD, Calif. – Medical specialists from the Hawaii Air National Guard's 154th Medical Group Detachment 1 took their expertise on the road to participate in a California disaster response exercise.Exercise Sentinel Response, held primarily on the grounds of a U.S. Navy military installation, tested the skills of the medical team reacting to a
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