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  • Minnesota Guard Conducts 30th Year of Winter Training

    GRAND MARAIS, Minn. - At a remote camp in Northern Minnesota where it’s -18 degrees and winds make it feel like -33, Minnesota National Guard communications experts conduct extensive winter training.Radio frequency transmissions specialists from the 148th Fighter Wing set up a joint communications

  • The race to run in 50 states

    JACKSONVILLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Fla. – After the birth of her son at age 36, Master Sgt. Crystal Fulco made running a habit to keep up with the demands of caring for a growing child. She anticipated motherhood would change her but didn’t foresee this new phase of life sparking a more ambitious

  • Pacific Air Forces Airmen conduct information exchange in Philippines

    BASA AIR BASE, Philippines -- Airmen from throughout Pacific Air Forces area of responsibility traveled to Basa and Clark Air Bases, Philippines, to conduct several Subject Matter Expert Exchanges with Airmen from the Philippine Air Force, Jan. 23 through 27.The SMEEs involved discussions of

  • Air Guard Updates 148th Fighter Wing F-16s with Radar Pods

    DULUTH, Minn. – Subject matter experts from Air Combat Command, Air Force Materiel Command, the Air National Guard, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Reserve Test Center and the 148th Fighter Wing exercised end-to-end employment of the recently fielded AN/ASQ-236 radar pod and

  • 172nd Airlift Wing Conducts Readiness Exercise

    JACKSON, Miss. – Airmen from the 172nd Airlift Wing participated in large-scale readiness exercise Jan. 27-29, testing their ability to operate in a deployed environment under various threats.“The LRE is a comprehensive appraisal of the readiness of the wing. This event was an opportunity for our

  • National Guard Leaders Join Multi-state Arctic Event

    CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. - In the Arctic, steel becomes brittle at -22 degrees Fahrenheit, continuous connectivity at the bandwidth needed for modern military operations lags, and more than 80% of Alaska communities are not connected to the road system.These challenges were among the many topics discussed

  • 2022 Year in review: Flying Yankees moving forward

    BRADLEY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Conn. -- After earning a top overall grade on the Unit Effectiveness Inspection, the Connecticut Air National Guard went full steam ahead in 2022, demonstrating its mission capabilities.“Our pace did not slow down,” said Col. Stephen R. Gwinn, Commander, 103rd

  • Guard Chief Plans Fitness Initiative for Guard, Families

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The chief of the National Guard Bureau is launching a holistic fitness initiative in March to improve the wellness of National Guard members and their families. The new program highlights two priorities of Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson: readiness and people.“Readiness merges with people

  • Indiana Air Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing Exercises ACE Concept

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing is conducting Guardian Blitz, a training exercise with approximately 180 Airmen and 10 A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft, in Florida and Georgia Jan. 23-Feb. 4.The 122nd FW performed Guardian Blitz with proactive airpower