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  • Michigan Guard, Latvia Collaborate on Airfield Capabilities

    LIELFVARDE, Latvia - Airmen from the Michigan Air National Guard are on a critical mission in Latvia during the first two weeks of June, collaborating to bolster the capabilities of Lielvarde Airfield to manage military training airspace and defend against potential threats. The joint initiative

  • Air National Guard Wings Participate in Agile Rage Exercise

    SAVANNAH AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ga. - Almost 200 members of the 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, participated in the Agile Rage 2024 exercise at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center in Georgia Feb. 26 to March 8.The goal of the exercise was to practice leading-edge combat

  • Michigan Airmen Conduct Airworthiness Assessments in Africa

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - Two members of the 217th Air Component Operations Squadron traveled to Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, for over a week in September to assess the airworthiness of foreign aircraft in support of U.S. Air Forces Europe - Air Forces Africa.Maj. Jacob Stommen and Maj. Craig Warn, 217th

  • Michigan Airmen Train to Survive in Hostile Environments

    SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich. - Aircrew from the 127th Wing sharpened their skills to survive should they ever be forced to leave their aircraft in a hostile environment.Pilots from the 107th Fighter Squadron participated in survival, evasion, resistance and escape (SERE) refresher

  • Michigan Airmen Practice Combat Turns in Latvia

    LIELVāRDE AIR BASE, Latvia - Over four days, approximately 30 Michigan Air National Guard Airmen traveled from Michigan to Germany and then Latvia, practicing deploying for future fights.Simulating a deployment to a contingency location, the 127th Wing’s Agile Combat Employment team practiced

  • 128th Air Refueling Wing Supports Air Defender 2023 Exercise

    NAVAL AIR STATION KEFLAVIK, Iceland – The 128th Air Refueling Wing helped facilitate an air bridge leading to exercise Air Defender 2023, the German-led, live-fly NATO exercise with 235 aircraft from 25 nations and over 10,000 personnel throughout Europe June 12-23.The 128 ARW KC-135 tankers acted

  • Air Guard-Army Team Funded for Maintenance Innovation

    MIDDLE RIVER, Md. – Airmen from three Air National Guard Wings and a U.S. Army civilian from the U.S. Special Operations Command received $1.8 million from the U.S. Air Force to develop software to improve scheduled maintenance on all aircraft by centralizing the data in one system.They were one of

  • Massachusetts Guard Partners with Fellow Innovators

    WASHINGTON - Imagine being so injured, all you can think about is wanting to die. Under the best conditions, it takes about five minutes for a trained medical professional to establish an intravenous point to start giving a steady flow of pain medication. They must treat the injuries and monitor the

  • Honoring with Dignity: Michigan’s Longest Serving Honor Guard Member

    LANSING, Mich. - The U.S. Air Force honor guard uniform features epaulets, white gloves, service caps and the silver cord but not the name of the person wearing it. This symbolizes that honor guard members represent the U.S. Air Force and its values. Honor guard members live by the mantras “Nameless

  • NY Guard Air War Experts Participate in Nordic Conference

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Three New York Air National Guardsmen who plan and execute air war campaigns participated in a workshop designed to ensure that the militaries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland know what’s flying in the skies above their region.The New York Airmen, all assigned to the