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  • Illinois Air Guard Supports Partner Poland

    POWIDZ, Poland - The 126th Air Refueling Wing completed a two-week deployment to Poland in support of Operation Copper Arrow.The operation enhanced combat readiness among NATO allies and partner nations, enabling them to respond to any threat rapidly. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve aerial

  • National Guard-led Space Exercise Helps Build Programs for NATO Partners

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – About 50 members of the Air National Guard and Romanian and Polish Armed Forces focused on space as a warfighting domain during exercise Vulcan Guard Bolt 6 at NATO’s Allied Air Command in late March. The sixth iteration of the National Guard-led series underscored

  • Maryland Air Guard, Estonian Partners Focus on Cyber Defense

    AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia - The Maryland Air National Guard partnered with Estonia’s Cyber Command Sept. 17-20 to host the cybersecurity exercise Baltic Blitz 23. About 30 Airmen from the 175th Wing, two Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers, 12 service members from Poland, and 30 Estonians

  • Maryland Guard, Estonian Partners Focus on Cyber Defense

    ÄMARI AIR BASE, Estonia - The Maryland Air National Guard partnered with Estonia’s Cyber Command Sept. 17-20 to host the cybersecurity exercise Baltic Blitz 23. About 30 Airmen from the 175th Wing, two Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers, 12 service members from Poland, and 30 Estonians

  • Illinois National Guard, Polish Partners Remember the Fallen

    GREAT LAKES, Ill. – For 17 years, Polish and Illinois National Guard Soldiers fought together in Iraq and then Afghanistan. Last week, they rode more than 500 miles together to honor warriors killed in post-9/11 conflicts.The grueling five-day bicycle ride through Illinois, called the Gold Star 500,

  • 183d Wing cuts ribbon on joint cyber range

    ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT, Ill. – During drill weekends, Illinois National Guard Soldiers and Airmen often go to the range for training. A typical day at the range might include training in physical fitness, land navigation and weapons qualification.This year a new range, the Illinois National

  • Swamp Fox maintenance hosts Bulgarian air force officers

    MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. – Six Bulgarian air force maintenance officers spent two days with the 169th Maintenance Group discussing maintenance best practices as a part of a subject matter expert exchange.Earlier in the week, the Bulgarian air force team visited the 134th Air

  • Connecticut National Guard unit deploys to Poland

    WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. – More than 70 Connecticut Guardsmen from the 142nd Area Support Medical Company departed for a nearly year-long deployment to Poland Oct. 24.The Danbury-based unit will support Operation Atlantic Resolve to provide medical support to U.S. and allied troops stationed in the

  • Polish medical team, Illinois Guard side-by-side in COVID-19 response

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A nine-person Polish military medical team is assisting Illinois National Guard members with COVID-19 response efforts, sharing insight gained from dealing with the outbreak in Europe.“We are deeply moved by the incredible act of support from our friends in Poland who are joining us

  • Polish medical team shares COVID-19 lessons learned with Guard

    ARLINGTON, Va. – “We are deeply moved by the incredible act of kindness and support from our friends from Poland who are joining us here in Chicago to share their experience and expertise in fighting [COVID-19] and offering to lend a hand in some of the local hospitals,” Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard