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  • Team Whiteman Demonstrates Readiness During Spirit Vigilance

    WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - The 509th Bomb Wing and 131st Bomb Wing capped off the most recent iteration of exercise Spirit Vigilance by performing a mass fly-off of 12 B-2 Spirit stealth bombers April 15 at Whiteman Air Force Base.Spirit Vigilance is one of a series of routine exercises held by

  • Voices of the 131st: Airmen reflect on Black History Month

    ST. LOUIS, MO -- During Black History Month, Airmen of the 131st Bomb Wing at Jefferson Barracks Air National Guard Base share their perspectives on the significance of this observance and a little about themselves.Service members from various roles and ranks came together to emphasize the

  • Missouri Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing Executes 41-hour Sortie

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The 139th Airlift Wing has set a new milestone by pushing the boundaries of the C-130H Hercules aircraft. From Feb. 13-15, multiple aircrews flew a mission in which the aircraft’s cumulative flight time was 41.5 hours, with the engines running continuously for 45 hours.The first

  • Missouri, New York Air Guard team up for Maintenance Training

    SCOTIA, N.Y. - Maintenance Airmen assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing trained in Gulfport, Mississippi, with the Missouri Air National Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing the first week of August.A total of 85 Airmen — 30 from the 109th and 55 from the 139th — traveled to the

  • Missouri Air Guard C-130H Maintainers Learn J-model Systems

    LOUISVILLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ky. - Maintenance Airmen with the Missouri Air National Guard’s Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center traveled to Kentucky for aircraft conversion training from an old sister unit.Over the first two decades of the 21st century, the 123rd Airlift Wing and 139th

  • 131st CES starts M1 Abrams storage facility construction

    HELENA, MT -- Members with the 131st Civil Engineer Squadron began working hand-in-hand with the 219th Red Horse Squadron to build a storage facility for M1 Abrams tanks at Fort William Henry Harrison, Montana.The project consists of six, two-week rotations with different squadrons every rotation.

  • 182nd AW Leads C-130 Hercules Operations at Air Defender 23

    WUNSTORF AIR BASE, Germany – The Illinois Air National Guard’s 182nd Airlift Wing is leading C-130 Hercules aircraft operations at the largest NATO multinational air forces redeployment exercise in history.Air Defender 2023 began June 12 and continues through June 23. The exercise integrates U.S.

  • 139th Airlift Wing Tested in Large-scale Readiness Exercise

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The 139th Airlift Wing conducted a large-scale readiness exercise June 8-11 at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base.Fourteen Inspectors from Air Mobility Command’s Inspector General office evaluated the exercise, focusing on the 139th Wing Inspection Team’s ability to conduct internal

  • Five ANG Wings Train at Operation Hoodoo Sea

    HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fla. - Five Air National Guard wings are conducting agile combat training during Operation Hoodoo Sea along the southeast U.S. coast.The exercise, led by the Virginia ANG, seeks to test and validate minimum force elements using multi-capable Airmen executing functions