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  • Alaska Air National Guard Helps 3 Alaskans During 2 Missions

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen evacuated a mother and premature baby and rescued an injured snowmachiner in two missions at remote locations across Alaska April 4-5. The first mission began April 4 when Norton Sound Regional Hospital officials in Nome asked

  • Maryland Guard, Bosnia and Herzegovina Conduct JTAC Training

    WARREN GROVE, N.J. - Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in their first live-fire training exercise with state partner the Maryland National Guard April 2-6 at the New Jersey Air National Guard’s Warren Grove Gunnery Range during Deliberate

  • Finnish Air Force Commander Meets Virginia Guard Leaders

    HAMPTON, Va. - Maj. Gen. Juha-Pekka Keränen, commander of the Finnish Air Force, met with Virginia National Guard leaders April 8 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.Maj. Gen. James W. Ring, the adjutant general of Virginia, Brig. Gen. Catherine M. Jumper, commander of the Virginia Air National Guard, and

  • South Carolina National Guard Airmen Return From Deployment

    MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. - Airmen assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing returned to South Carolina April 10, ending a six-month deployment to U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility as part of the new Air Force Force Generation (AFFORGEN) model.During their deployment, the 150

  • Syracuse Air Guard members recognized for life saving actions

    HANCOCK FIELD ANGB,  NY. -- U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Colin Kistner, was awarded the Air and Space Commendation Medal, and Staff Sgt. Miguel Rodriguez Peraza, was awarded the Air and Space Achievement Medal, during a March 8 ceremony at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse.Kistner, an

  • ONG Scholarship "vaults" Airman to the National Championship

    RICKENBACKER AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ohio -- In the seventh grade, Tyler Shipley began watching videos of pole vaulters and learning how to jump all on his own. In his junior year of high school, he would finally have a coach. Little did he know that his initiative to learn and drive to serve his

  • Local civic leaders fly with Team Kingsley

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- The 173rd Fighter Wing hosted a civic leader flight offering a group of local leaders an opportunity to view an aerial refueling mission over Eastern Oregon, April 7. Flights like these are a great way to showcase our mission,” said Lt. Col. Nikki Jackson, public affairs

  • Trailblazing NMANG pilot returns home from Middle East

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- U.S. Air Force Capt. Araceli Saunders, a search and rescue pilot assigned to the 188th Rescue Squadron, 150th Operations Group, 150th Special Operations Wing, New Mexico Air National Guard, returned home April 10th following a busy deployment to the Kingdom of Saudi

  • Sisters-in-Arms

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – Within the ranks of the United States military, sharing a last name is not all that uncommon, but for U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sarah Gerry and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Laura Gerry, it's more than just a coincidence, that’s because the two are sisters.Sarah, an aircraft

  • 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