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  • Civil Air Patrol at the 117th

    Sumpter Smith JNGB, Ala. -- Since the early 1990’s, the Civil Air Patrol’s 117th Air National Guard Composite Squadron, Charter ALA 090, has been a part of Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base in Birmingham, Alabama. The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a congressionally chartered, federally supported

  • January's Unit Spotlight: Aircrew Flight Equipment

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- This month’s Unit Spotlight is the Aircrew Flight Equipment, a section of the 117th Operations Group!The Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) has several different responsibilities according to Master Sgt. Tavares Lucky, the 117th Aircrew Flight Equipment Flight Chief. “Our primary