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  • Air National Guard Director Inducted into Order of the Sword

    U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, director, Air National Guard, was inducted into the Order of the Sword at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Feb. 15.The Order of the Sword is the highest honor the U.S. Air Force enlisted corps can bestow upon a

  • Tennessee Air Guard Remotely Pilots MQ-9 From California

    SMYRNA Tenn. - The Tennessee Air National Guard’s 118th Wing remotely flew an MQ-9 from California to Tennessee June 7 without ground crews and support facilities usually deployed for line-of-sight taxiing, takeoff and landing.As part of exercise Whiskey Fury, designed around the Air Force’s new

  • Airmen Go Off Grid for Terror Threat Training

    EASTOVER, S.C. - Air National Guard units from South Carolina, Alabama, the District of Columbia and Tennessee participated in Emergency Management Battlefield Expeditionary Response training, also known as Fox EMBER, May 2-7.The 21 Airmen conducted training at a specially constructed mock village

  • 118th Ops Group Exhibits Reaper SLR Abilities at Balikatan

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The 118th Operations Group (OG) played a crucial and unique role in a massive U.S. and Filipino exercise that showcased the satellite and recovery capabilities of the MQ-9 Reaper.The Balikatan exercise, held in the Philippines each year, was the largest on record and offered the

  • 134th Air Refueling Wing Trains on Chemical Threat Response

    MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - Hundreds of 134th Air Refueling Wing members trained how to respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attacks quickly and efficiently during a four-day exercise. Airmen from the 164th Airlift Wing instructed 480 Tennessee Air National

  • Tenn. Air Guard Leads Patrol Course Before Defender Falcon 22

    LAVINIA, Tenn. – Security Forces Airmen assigned to the 164th Airlift Wing hosted an annual two-week patrol course at Milan’s Volunteer Training Site Aug. 6-20 to strengthen relations with their Bulgarian counterparts and reinforce airbase ground defense skills.The course included participation from

  • A Refugee’s Journey to the Tennessee Air National Guard

    Senior Airman John Gebremariam, a services specialist with the 118th Force Support Squadron in Nashville, Tennessee, is living a life that he couldn’t imagine as a young man. Going to school to become an aviation mechanic, and serving in the Air National Guard.Born in Eritrea, he fled as a refugee

  • Four Lao brothers serve in same Tennessee Air Guard wing

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The record for the number of siblings serving at the same time at the same wing is difficult to determine, but the Tennessee Air National Guard’s 118th Wing is probably getting close.Four siblings share similar aspirations to make their family proud and to ensure a successful

  • Army and Air Guard members compete in fitness contest

    CONCORD, N.C. – The National Guard’s All Guard Endurance Team sent more than 40 service members to the Spartan Sprint 5k with over 20 obstacles at a 600-acre farm April 9-10.From California, Maj. Robert Killian — two-time winner of the Army’s Best Ranger competition and Spartan World Championship

  • 118th Wing conducts its largest combat readiness exercise

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee’s 118th Wing conducted the largest combat readiness exercise in its history at Berry Field Air National Guard Base April 5-9 to prepare for potential near-peer conflicts.Near-peer is a term used in the military to identify nations of similar military strength and