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  • Mongolian Colonel Visits Arctic Security Center, Alaska Partners

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Col. T. Galbadrakh, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces, visited the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies Feb. 14 in a step toward increased international security cooperation.Galbadrakh’s visit marked a milestone in

  • National Guard conducts PATRIOT Exercise

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- A natural disaster can strike any time, and the National Guard, along with state and county emergency management agencies and industry partners, will conduct a disaster readiness exercise called PATRIOT, beginning February 18, 2024.PATRIOT is a joint, interagency exercise,

  • Civil Air Patrol at the 117th

    Sumpter Smith JNGB, Ala. -- Since the early 1990’s, the Civil Air Patrol’s 117th Air National Guard Composite Squadron, Charter ALA 090, has been a part of Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base in Birmingham, Alabama. The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a congressionally chartered, federally supported

  • 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

  • Guam Air Guard Security Forces Join Cope North Exercise

    BARRIGADA, Guam – About 20 Airmen from the Guam Air National Guard’s 254th Security Forces Squadron “Defenders” are on active duty to secure fighter jets operating from Guam International Airport during the Cope North 24 exercise in February.Cope North 24 is a multinational, U.S. Pacific Air

  • Air National Guard Director Inducted into Order of the Sword

    U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, director, Air National Guard, was inducted into the Order of the Sword at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Feb. 15.The Order of the Sword is the highest honor the U.S. Air Force enlisted corps can bestow upon a

  • 105th Airmen Support Security Forces Training at Red Flag

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - Ten Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing’s 205th Base Defense Squadron trained in cutting-edge base defense operational concepts at Exercise Red Flag 24-1 from Jan. 15-26.Exercise Red Flag was initially intended for aircrews to gain the experience of multiple intensive

  • 173rd Medical Group lends expertise to local youth mountain bike team

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore.  -- A 173rd Fighter Wing Airman who serves in the medical group saw an opportunity to help a local mountain bike team and arranged wilderness first aid training for more than 25 Klamath Basin cyclists, Jan. 31.Master Sgt. Wyatt Stinnett’s children cycle for the local Jackelopes,

  • AIM-HI Workshop Ignites Creative Solutions Increasing Military Effectiveness

    PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Academia Industry Military-Hybrid Innovations (AIM-HI), a professional development program, recently kicked off its sixth cohort at the Southwest Mission Acceleration Center, located in downtown Phoenix. The program aims to promote creativity and innovation, focusing on developing