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  • USEUCOM, Austrian Defense Leaders Explore Expanded Cooperation

    STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven Basham, U.S. European Command deputy commander, hosted Arnold Kammel, secretary general of the Austrian Ministry of Defense, and his staff at the command’s headquarters Nov. 30.The meeting, aimed at identifying areas for future military

  • First Lady Welcomes National Guard Families to White House

    WASHINGTON - For the second straight year, first lady Jill Biden welcomed National Guardsmen, spouses and children to the White House to discuss their challenges and how best to support them.The first lady heard stories of the pride and resilience children show in the face of frequent calls for

  • Keeping the Eagle in the Air: The story of Metal Fabrication

    PORTLAND, OR  -- Tucked away on base is the unassuming metals technology shop. The exterior gives no clue to the mission critical work that goes on behind those walls.Metals technology Airmen produce parts and tools for different units around their respective bases. Whether for aircraft or Aerospace

  • New York Air Guard Trains With Danish Special Forces In Greenland

    Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, NY -- New York Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing joined the Danish military for a September rescue exercise in Greenland.Exercise Arctic Light 2023 was a two-week exercise conducted by Denmark’s Joint Arctic Command and served to

  • 144th Fighter Wing Provides Theater Security in Indo-Pacific

    FRESNO, Calif. - F-15C Eagle pilots, maintainers and support troops led by the California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing deployed to Kadena Air Base, Japan, as the 194th Fighter Generation Squadron to ensure continuous fighter presence through the phased return of Kadena’s fleet of F-15C/D

  • Exercise Sharpens Virginia Guard Unit’s Expeditionary Skills

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, 192nd Mission Support Group, 192nd Wing, trained on expeditionary skills during a field training exercise Nov. 2-5.Over four days, the 203rd Airmen

  • Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Injured Skier

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -  Alaska Air National Guard members of the 176th Wing rescued an injured skier Nov. 16 near Arctic Valley about eight miles northeast of downtown Anchorage.The ski party used a cell phone to call the Alaska State Troopers. Due to poor weather, the troopers

  • South Carolina Guard Airman Receives Bronze Star Medal

    MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. - Master Sgt. Christopher Vine with the 245th Air Traffic Control Squadron was recently awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his achievements while deployed to Iraq in 2022, making him the only current South Carolina Air National Guard enlisted Airman to hold

  • Minnesota Air Guard Security Forces Train on High-Tech Drone

    CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. - The 133rd Security Forces Squadron became the first National Guard unit to certify on the Skydio X2D drone in November.“The strategic plan for the Air Force going forward is to adopt new technology. The Security Forces have adopted drones as our current new technology that we’re