• Michigan Airmen, Partners Achieve Milestone During Northern Agility

    ALPENA, Mich. – Less than six weeks after conducting the first highway-based A-10 Thunderbolt II Integrated Combat Turns (ICTs), Airmen from the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, achieved a milestone for the Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment (ACE) doctrine Aug. 8-12,

  • New Hampshire Air Guard Performs KC-46 Endurance Flight

    PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.H. – On a Wednesday in early August, Airmen from the 157th Air Refueling Wing took off from Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire, and they would not touch down again for more than 22 hours in one of the longest KC-46 flights in history. The mission, dubbed a

  • Minnesota National Guard and Niger improve medical capabilities

    ST. PAUL, Minn.– Three members of the Nigerien armed forces’ medical leadership team visited the 133rd Medical Group and 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron to learn more about the capabilities of providing medical care while on board a C-130 Hercules. During their one-day visit, the Nigeriens

  • Duluth leaves its mark on PSAB

    PRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE, SAUDI ARABIA -- The U.S. Air National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing, deployed their 179th Fighter Squadron to AFCENT’s area of responsibility in mid-April of 2022. Under the command of the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing, the 179th adopted the expeditionary moniker as they operated

  • Airman Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Coleman Babcock

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo.-- Staff Sgt. Coleman Babcock, a radar, airfield and weather systems technician for the 241st Air Traffic Control Squadron, hit the jackpot when he enlisted with the 139th Airlift Wing in 2011.Babcock leads the AN/MSN-7, or deployable air traffic control tower, by making sure all

  • New stands aid aircraft inspections and maintenance

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A set of newly-manufactured maintenance stands were recently delivered to the 167th Maintenance Group and set up in the Home Station Check (HSC) aircraft hangar at Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, West Virginia.The HSC maintenance stands were designed and engineered based on inputs

  • Soaring Eagles: F-15 serves for 50-years and counting

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- It was July 27, 1972 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., when the F-15 Eagle took its first flight over the Mojave Desert under the hand of McDonnel-Douglas test pilot Irving L. Burrows.Twenty-eight months later it was delivered to the U.S. Air Force where it has served

  • Northern Strike Continues Support for National Defense

    LANSING, Michigan – Northern Strike 22-2, the country’s largest National Guard Bureau-sponsored military exercise, is scheduled to occur across Northern Michigan’s National All-Domain Warfighting Center (NADWC), including Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Aug. 6-20.Approximately 7,400

  • Illinois Air Guard Civil Engineers help Cherokee Nation Veterans

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - Illinois Air National Guard troops are putting their skills to work in another nation, building homes for U.S. military veterans.The 126th Civil Engineer Squadron is building homes for Cherokee Nation veterans in Oklahoma as part of a continuing Innovative Readiness Training