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  • Guard suicides drop but outreach programs continue, expand

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The suicide rate in the National Guard declined last year, according to the Department of Defense’s 2019 Annual Suicide Report, but Air Force Maj. Gen. Dawne Deskins said more work must be done to battle the problem.Last year, the rate was 20.3 suicides per 100,000 people compared to 30.8 in 2018, said Deskins, who recently
  • 148th Fighter Wing Conducts Medevac Training

    148th Medical Group personnel from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, gathered at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota to conduct field training September 19-22, 2020.
  • 173rd FW deploys Oregon Guardsmen to help combat raging wildfires

    The 173rd Fighter Wing out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon has deployed more than sixty Airmen to assist with containment of the devastating wildfires that have spread across the state, and additional personnel from the Wing are preparing to head out in the next few days.
  • 144th Medics Respond to Creek Fire Rescues

    The fire season in California has been relentless this year. This became even more apparent Sept. 5, 2020, when the uncontained Creek Fire in Fresno and Madera Counties engulfed the Mammoth Pool area trapping more than 200 men, women and children in a ring of fire. Lt. Col. Jordan Darnauer, 144th Medical Detachment 1 commander, received a call from Col. Jeremiah Cruz, 144th Fighter Wing commander, asking for the medical strike teams to be activated to assist with evacuees that were to be rescued by the California Army National Guard’s HH-60 Blackhawks and CH-47 Chinooks and flown into the 1106 Theater Aviation Support Maintenance Group located at the Fresno Yosemite International Air Terminal.
  • 148th Fighter Wing, U.S. Coast Guard Conduct Water Survival and Rescue Training

    The 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard’s 9th District Great Lakes to conduct water survival and rescue training in Lake Superior near Duluth, Minnesota on August 25, 2020.
  • Annual Northern Lightning exercise returns to Volk Field

    CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. — Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center is hosting approximately 50 aircraft and nearly 1,000 members of the National Guard, Air Force, Army, and Navy as part of the annual Northern Lightning Counterland training exercise.Units from California, Idaho, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin will all
  • NJNG women talk about the meaning of Women Veterans Day

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – The first Women Veterans Day was observed June 12, 2018, 70 years after President Harry S. Truman signed the groundbreaking Women’s Armed Services Integration Act that allowed women to serve as regular members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. For the third Women Veterans Day, the New Jersey
  • National Guard force surpasses Hurricane Katrina response

    About 74,000 National Guard members were on duty Wednesday performing domestic response missions in support of their governors. The number surpasses the more than 51,000 Guard members activated after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, which was the Guard’s largest previous domestic response in recent years.Guard members are filling a
  • Operation America Strong: 146th Airlift Wing salutes first responders with local flyover during training mission

    An aerial flyover to honor Ventura County’s first responders, healthcare workers, and essential personnel took place May 15, 2020, as two146th Airlift Wing C-130J Super Hercules aircraft accomplished a training route over several Hospitals and Medical Centers in the area.
  • Called to comfort: Mass. military chaplains provide support during COVID-19

    During these challenging times, people are seeking comfort and compassion to help them not only with any medical issues they may be facing, but also the emotional challenges that come with increased stress. Chaplains from the Massachusetts National Guard (MANG), as well as the Massachusetts Organized Militia, have been visiting Soldiers and Airmen throughout the state to provide additional spiritual support during the COVID-19 response efforts. 
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