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  • Idaho Air Guard Pilots Refuel A-10s During Training Exercise

    GOWEN FIELD, Idaho - A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots from the 190th Fighter Squadron, part of the 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho Air National Guard, participated in a training exercise Feb. 1-2.The pilots landed at Jocelyn Field, Magic Valley Regional Airport in Twin Falls, refueled their jets and then

  • California Air Guard Mobilized for Aerial Firefighting

    PORT HUENEME, Calif. - Two C-130J Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped aircraft assigned to the California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing and the Air Force Reserve’s 302nd Airlift Wing, Colorado Springs, are mobilizing to Klamath Falls Airtanker Base in Oregon to help fight

  • Nevada Air Guard Helps Battle Western Wildfires

    NEVADA AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Nev. - The Nevada Air National Guard will support wildland firefighting operations in several western states at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center.The NIFC asked the Nevada Air Guard to provide one C-130 aircraft equipped with Modular Airborne Fire

  • Nevada Civil Engineers Train in Spain to Increase Readiness

    MORON AIR BASE, Spain - Airmen from the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Civil Engineer Squadron traveled to Spain for Deployment for Training June 17-July 2.During the two-week training, the 28 engineers constructed a communications storage facility; demolished 150 yards of railroad tracks,

  • 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.

  • Wyoming Air Guard Demonstrates Readiness in Exercise

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The 153rd Airlift Wing demonstrated its ability to transition from peacetime readiness to contingency operations during the Mustang Roller Readiness Exercise at the Wyoming Air National Guard Base May 1-7. This exercise tested the unit’s ability to maintain and sustain essential

  • Air Guard Units Practice Aerial Wildland Firefighting

    The 152nd Airlift Wing and 153rd Airlift Wing participated in Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System spring training April 11-16.Several flight crews from the Nevada and Wyoming Air National Guard units flew continuous rotations of sorties during daylight throughout the week-long exercise. Each

  • Washoe County School District Trustee Visits STARBASE Sierra

    NEVADA AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, RENO, NV. -- Earlier this month, Col. Evan Kirkwood, 152nd Airlift Wing Commander, met with Trustee Beth Smith, Washoe County School Board District D, and discussed possible partnering opportunities to include between the airlift wing and the surrounding schools

  • California, Wyoming, Nevada Guard Train on Aerial Firefighting

    CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Calif. - The USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and other federal wildland fire agencies are conducting annual training for Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems personnel April 11-15. The California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing is

  • Nevada, Wyoming Air Guard Conduct Mountain Airlift Training

    RENO, Nev. - The 153rd Airlift Wing from Cheyenne, Wyoming, attended Advanced Mountain Airlift Tactics School training hosted by the 192nd Airlift Squadron at the Nevada Air National Guard Base at the end of March.AMATS exposes aircrew members to high-altitude mountainous flying environments they do