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  • Multi-Capable Airmen, the Future of the 126 ARW

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- The 126th Maintenance Group, assigned to the Illinois Air National Guard, earned their seventh top mission capability rating for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-135 Stratotanker fleet and now aims for greater heights by implementing the Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment

  • Illinois Air Guard Unit Expands Capabilities Through ACE Exercise

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- The 126th Operations Group, located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, deployed 44 personnel to Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, Feb. 6-10, 2023, for Agile Combat Employment training to increase survivability while generating combat power.The KC-135 Total Force aerial

  • JB Charleston launches 24 C-17s during mission generation exercise

    Joint Base Charleston launched 24 C-17 Globemaster IIIs to conduct a mission generation exercise that integrated Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps forces across five operating locations, Jan. 5.The exercise marked the largest C-17 launch ever from a single base and demonstrated the wing’s ability

  • AMC approves 4th KC-46A Pegasus ICR milestone 

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) - Gen. Mike Minihan, commander of Air Mobility Command, approved a fourth Interim Capability Release (ICR) mission set for the KC-46A Pegasus, Dec. 6.This ICR decision allows the KC-46A to refuel the AC-130J Ghostrider, HC-130J Combat King II, MC-130J Commando II,

  • 109th takes off to support 30th Operation Deep Freeze season

    Two LC-130 aircrews, transporting supplies and equipment, began the first leg of a five-leg journey to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, to provide logistical support to the National Science Foundation.The primary mission of the New York Air National Guard's 109th AW is to provide airlift within

  • Time Tested: Airman, aircraft serve 21 years together

    For Master Sgt. Norbert Feist, a C-130H crew chief assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, one C-130 in particular, has a special place in his personal Air Force storybook.A Minnesota Air National Guardsman deployed here from the 133rd Airlift Wing, Feist has been working