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  • Florida Guard’s 159th Weather Flight Wins Weather Challenge

    JACKSONVILLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Fla. – Airmen assigned to the 159th Weather Flight bested 66 teams to win Thor’s Forecast Challenge, a demanding two-week competition that tested weather flights’ ability to develop hour-by-hour forecasts across the globe.The 2021 reigning champions, a

  • New air-to-ground munitions mark historic growth for FLANG

    JACKSONVILLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Fla. -- The 125th Fighter Wing received its first inert training munitions as part of its historic air-to-ground mission addition for the upcoming conversion to the F-35 Lightning II, Aug. 24, 2022.The inert general purpose bombs, called the MK-84s, are the

  • 125th Fighter Wing JAG office win 2021 Legal Office of the Year

    JACKSONVILLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Fla. -- The 125th Fighter Wing Judge Advocate General’s office was recognized Aug. 14, 2022 for winning the 2021 Legal Office of the Year award within the Air Combat Command component of the Air National Guard.The 125th FW JAG office bested 40 other ANG units

  • Oregon’s 173rd Fighter Wing Trains with Marine Counterparts

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – The 173rd Fighter Wing out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon, has been in the fighter training business for nearly 40 years and is the sole F-15C training base for the U.S. Air Force. For two weeks in August, Team Kingsley took that experience to

  • Florida Guardsman Achieves First at Air Force Weapons School

    JACKSONVILLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Fla. – Weapons Patch. A distinction earned only after graduating from the U.S. Air Force’s Weapons School, one of the most academically rigorous schoolhouses in the world teaching graduate-level courses in weapons and tactics employment.Tech. Sgt. Ryan Colon, a

  • Florida, Georgia Guard Airmen Train in Hawaii

    HONOLULU – Nearly 50 Airmen assigned to the 125th Medical Group, Florida Air National Guard, and the 165th Medical Group, Georgia Air National Guard, conducted annual medical training at Tripler Army Medical Center, Army Post Schofield Barracks, July 1-15. “This is going to be a manning assist to

  • Sentry Savannah builds warfighter readiness, lethality

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – About 1,300 Total Force Airmen, joint personnel and civilian partners and more than 50 airframes participated in exercise Sentry Savannah May 2-15.Hosted by the Air Dominance Center at Savannah’s Combat Readiness Training Center, Sentry Savannah showcased the nation’s combat aircraft

  • 202nd RED HORSE Squadron preps for deployment at exercise

    STARKE, Fla. – Explosions, gunfire and heavy machinery. Airmen of the 202nd RED HORSE Squadron started their morning at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center hunkered down in the field, ready to respond to every situation thrown their way. Their primary objective was simple: master the skills for

  • Operation SPACECAT focuses on electromagnetic warfare

    CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, Fla. - Near the end of 2021, members of the Florida Air National Guard’s 114th Space Control Squadron hosted the U.S. Navy’s Electronic Attack Squadron 139 (VAQ-139) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.“The purpose of this operation was to bring two

  • FLNG Citizen-Airman tops 3,000 flight hours on CV-22 Osprey

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Just days before assuming command of the newly activated 249th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Lt. Col. Luke Sustman became the first Air Force pilot to amass 3,000 flight hours in the CV-22 Osprey. Sustman crossed the 3,000-hour mark during his flight from