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  • Vermont Airman Reflects on Heritage

    SOUTH  BURLINGTON,  VT -- Rev. Joe Berry Powell was born into slavery in Edgecome County, North Carolina in 1853. More than 170 years later, his great-great-great grandson serves in the Vermont Air National Guard. 

“His earliest memories were of life on the plantation,” said Master Sgt. Juan J.

  • Alaska Air National Guardsman volunteers as JROTC drill judge

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK -- Surrounding the pageantry of high school Junior ROTC drill movements was a small swarm of service members carrying clipboards, furiously scribbling their judge’s observations or any deficiency gigs in performance of the floor routine.At the beginning of each

  • 130th AW and 317AW partner for training

    CHARLESTON, WV – The 130th Airlift Wing and the 317th AW join forces for a momentous inter-fly, showcasing their exceptional capabilities and fostering collaboration between the two units.This partnership allows more experienced C-130J units to provide quality training and growth opportunities. "The

  • MQ-9 Reaper lands at Shaw in historic first

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- U.S. Airmen assigned to the 50th Attack Squadron, here, and the 163d Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, conducted a historic first on Feb. 14, by successfully landing an MQ-9 Reaper at Shaw Air Force Base under satellite control.The landing served as a proof of

  • The 121st continues to develop Multi-Capable Airmen

    RICKENBACKER AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, OH -- The 121st Air Refueling Security Forces Squadron invited Airmen from around the base to go through the Security Forces Augmentation Program to become augmentees at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Columbus, Ohio, February 14, 2024. This program allows

  • 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