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  • Oregon, Washington Guard and Thailand Train Together

    KORAT ROYAL THAI AIR BASE, Thailand - The first Enduring Partners Engagement commenced Sept. 11 with an opening ceremony officiated by Royal Thai Air Force Group Capt. Nat Kamintra, Enduring Partners Exercise director, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, Washington Air National Guard

  • Air Guard, Thai Counterparts Plan Air Refueling Engagement

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - Leaders from the Royal Thai Air Force and Washington Air National Guard wrapped up the final planning conference on what could be a historic engagement in the Kingdom of Thailand later this year.“There are a lot of eyes on this exercise that we are planning,” said Brig. Gen.

  • Guard Recruiters Optimistic Amid Private Sector Competition

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Defense Department faces one of the most challenging recruiting environments in history, Col. Anthony Pasquale, chief of the Air National Guard recruiting and retention division, told reporters June 21.Pasquale expressed optimism but expects the Air National Guard to fall 3,000

  • 194th Wing Conducts Phoenix Dawn Readiness Exercise

    CAMP MURRAY, WASH. - Washington Air National Guard Airmen from the 194th Wing participated in a multi-day, base-wide readiness exercise to evaluate their ability to generate, employ and sustain combat forces.The Phoenix Dawn 23 exercise was a worst-case scenario against pacing threats in a

  • Western Air Defense Sector Conducts Exercise at Oregon Beach

    SUNSET BEACH, Ore. - For the past month, Airmen from the Western Air Defense Sector’s 225th Air Defense Squadron have been innovating mobile tactical command and control planning and exercises to inch closer to a vision of agile combat employment to protect the homeland.On Apr. 25, they continued

  • Washington Guard, Thai Partners Strengthen Cybersecurity

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. - Since he first supported the Cobra Gold exercise in 2018, Washington Air National Guard Lt. Col. Jason Silves has focused on strengthening cybersecurity.“I started at Cobra Gold 2018 working in the cyberspace defense operations cell before there was a cyberspace exercise. We

  • Washington Guard Hosts Multinational Cybersecurity Program

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – Just like in conventional warfare, strong alliances are necessary to battle cyber criminals. “To get just one country here, putting together a cyber plan with our folks is an accomplishment, but getting three together is incredible,” said Col. William Connor, J6/5 for

  • National Guard builds homes for Cherokee vets during IRT

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Under the blazing Oklahoma sun, the sounds of construction reverberate through a building site on Cherokee Nation land. Hammers, nail guns and electric saws are guided by the hands of National Guard members from across the country.“The Innovative Readiness Exercise here at

  • Oregon ANG partners with neighboring state, hones wartime skills

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- For several days in late April, two KC-135 tanker aircraft from the 141st Air Refueling Wing called Kingsley Field, in Klamath Falls, Ore., home, while they practiced warfighting skills—supplying fighter aircraft with gas being a prime example.In order to effectively train