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  • Growing leaders for tomorrow’s Air Force

    MIDDLETOWN, PA. -- One challenge military leaders continuously face is mentoring and training junior troops to become leaders of the future. To help provide more professional development for this important endeavor, the 193rd Special Operations Wing recently held a three-day, non-commissioned

  • From Enlisted to Officer - 175th Airman Recognizes Importance of Diversity

    Warfield Air National Guard Base, Md. -- When forming a team, U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Andrea Chaves, a clinical nurse with the 175th Medical Group, Maryland Air National Guard, recognizes the importance of having Airmen with different backgrounds to move towards mission success.During her monthly

  • 136th Civil Engineers earned 2022 Deneke Award

    NAVAL AIR STATION JOINT RESERVE BASE FORT WORTH, TX -- The 136th Civil Engineer Squadron received the 2021 Colonel William L. Deneke Outstanding Civil Engineer Unit Award for excellence, May 12, 2022.Among the many accomplishments which led to this recognition, Lt. Col. Mathew Joseph, 136th CES

  • Illinois National Guard, Polish Partners Remember the Fallen

    GREAT LAKES, Ill. – For 17 years, Polish and Illinois National Guard Soldiers fought together in Iraq and then Afghanistan. Last week, they rode more than 500 miles together to honor warriors killed in post-9/11 conflicts.The grueling five-day bicycle ride through Illinois, called the Gold Star 500,

  • Alaska National Guard Helps Clean up in Merbok’s Wake

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – As of Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, Joint Task Force Alaska, consisting of 164 service members from the Alaska National Guard, the Alaska Naval Militia and the Alaska State Defense Force, have logged more than 2,000 work hours and removed more than 125,000 pounds

  • Oregon Guardsman represents 142nd Wing at 2022 Air Force Marathon

    Portland, Ore. -- Senior Airman Susi Traudt has been a drill-status Guardsman at Portland Air National Guard Base for 4 years. As a recent search and extraction medic for the 142nd Medical Group, detachment one, Traudt trained to search and locate disaster victims, assessing and treating immediate

  • From CE to MST: What a difference a year makes

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- One year ago, 20 Airmen with the 137th Special Operations Wing deployed in support of Operation Allies Welcome. This team included Maj. Neil Chaves, who was assigned as the Task Force Liberty civil engineer team commander at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.The

  • New Hampshire Airman Wins 140- mile Ultramarathon in Africa

    PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.H. -- On the morning of Sept. 13, a bus of endurance athletes from around the globe left Nairobi, Kenya and rumbled across hundreds of miles into the wide-open wilderness of Eastern Africa.After their seven-hour journey, the cramped and sweaty passengers stepped off