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  • Ohio National Guard’s 180 Fighter Wing Trains in Key West

    NAVAL AIR STATION KEY WEST, Fla. – More than 150 Airmen and 10 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing deployed to Naval Air Station Key West for air tactics exercises.The Airmen trained at the end of October with the Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 111 “Sun

  • North Dakota ANG regional training site hosts CBRN training

    FARGO, N.D. – Chief Master Sgt. Kristi Erickson, the 119th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management superintendent, hosted 10 emergency management members from units across the country to test their chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) equipment and tactics in cold weather

  • Twin sisters retire from Ohio Air Guard together

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Identical twin sisters retired from the Ohio Air National Guard together after more than 20 years of service at the 178th Wing.Senior Master Sgt. Tammy J. Mundy, administration superintendent for wing staff at the 178th Wing, and Chief Master Sgt. Tabatha K. King, the senior

  • Texas Guard’s 136th Airlift Wing completes four-day exercise

    FORT WORTH, TX -- The 136th Airlift Wing conducted an operational readiness exercise Feb. 11-15 to assess its strengths and vulnerabilities and ensure a force of combat-ready Airmen.”The readiness exercise validates units performing their mission essential tasks in a contested, degraded and

  • Logistics makes the mission go round

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – “Do you fly?”Undisputedly, the most commonly asked question an Airman receives when a civilian learns they are in the Air Force.“You can’t fly without Supply.”Disputedly, the common response for a logistics Airman, since pilots consist of less than 1% of Airmen in the Air Force.The

  • U.S. Air National Guard units support 2021 Formidable Shield exercise

    Prestwick, Scotland, United Kingdom -- U.S. Air National Guard units from Iowa, Maine and Ohio are in the United Kingdom this week participating in multinational missile defense exercise Formidable Shield 2021.“Formidable Shield” is a biennial, live-fire exercise designed to test participating

  • Air National Guard units support Formidable Shield exercise

    PRESTWICK, Scotland – U.S. Air National Guard units from Iowa, Maine and Ohio are participating in the multinational missile defense exercise Formidable Shield 2021 in the United Kingdom this week.Formidable Shield is a biennial live-fire exercise to test participating nations integrated air and

  • Airman crosses four decade threshold while deployed to the 332nd AEW

    332nd AIR EXPEDITIONARY WING  -- Looking back 40 years is something many of us can do, however it’s a far more select group that can look back over a 40-year career. Chief Master Sgt. David R. Purtee enlisted in the U.S. Air Force April 25, 1981, at 17 years-of-age, from his hometown of Lancaster,

  • Airmen recognized on National Day of the Deployed

    SWANTON, Ohio – No longer considered a strategic reserve, today’s National Guard is a fully operational force of nearly 450,000 Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers who live, work and serve in communities throughout the country. Of those 450,000 men and women serving in the National Guard,

  • Flying in their father's footsteps

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cody Notestine's phone rang. It was the call he had been waiting for: he had been selected to become a KC-135 pilot at the 121st Air Refueling Wing. Before he got off the phone, he was told the other selectee would be called in 10 minutes. His twin brother, Nick, was hoping to get