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  • Michigan ANG engineers replace runway arresting systems

    Flying units training at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) can approach the runway with confidence knowing the base’s two aircraft arresting systems, designed to catch aircraft with tail hooks, were recently replaced by a group of Michigan Air National Guard (MIANG) engineers.The systems, known as the BAK-12, were replaced by power
  • KC-135 takes important step toward ABMS

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah- A KC-135 piloted by Airmen from the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserves passed an important integration and modernization milestone during a recent flight here. During the flight, the total force crew tested for any electromagnetic spectrum interference between the aircraft’s navigation system and tactical datalinks
  • Georgia Air Guardsmen maintain readiness, partner with community first responders for mass casualty exercise in Middle Georgia

    Nearly 50 medical personnel with the 116th Medical Group, Detachment 1, Georgia Air National Guard, trained with civilian medical professionals and local authorities to respond to a mass casualty scenario in Warner Robins, Georgia, June 11 and 12.The Big Blast Theory exercise, initiated by the Medical Association of Georgia’s Medical Reserve Corps
  • Airmen uses military training to save nephew’s life

    Airmen train for all possibilities. From weapons training to cultural competencies and medical skills, Airmen’s skills reach beyond their specific career field in order to accomplish their mission. The benefits of these skills often transfer outside the military into civilian life. For Tech. Sgt. Joshua Curtis, 178th Wing Career Enlisted Aviator,
  • PATRIOT 21 exercise underway at Volk Field

    VOLK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Wis. – About 1,000 people are participating in PATRIOT 21, a domestic operations (DOMOPS) training exercise sponsored by the National Guard Bureau at Fort McCoy and Volk Field Air National Guard Base June 14–17. PATRIOT is an annual exercise focused on local, state, federal and private sector organizations
  • ANG Command Chief Visits 102nd Intelligence Wing

    OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. -- The command chief master sergeant of the Air National Guard (ANG) visited the Airmen of the 102nd Intelligence Wing (IW) here, June 11, 2021. Chief Master Sgt. Maurice Williams met with members of various units on base and spoke to enlisted Airmen at a town hall during his visit.“Chief Williams is one of our
  • 152nd SFS Guardsmen maintain proficiency at shooting range

    HAWTHORNE, Nev. – Members of the 152nd Security Forces Squadron participated in a small-arms, live-fire training exercise at the Hawthorne Army Depot June 8-10. The Nevada National Guard Airmen aimed to maintain and improve weapons proficiency with the M4 carbine and M9 handgun, firing more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition over three days. “Going
  • Hawaii, California Guardsmen practice space capsule recovery

    Hawaii and California Air National Guard Airmen completed a week-long series of search-and-rescue training missions May 21, at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif.The training entailed coordinated airdrops of rescue packages into the Santa Cruz Water Drop Zone, conducted by an aircrew from the 204th Airlift Squadron and Guardian Angel rescue teams from
  • Air Force readdresses women’s hair standard after feedback

    The change addresses feedback received since the previous guidance was originally published. Specifically, women voiced concerns over difficulty related to securing hair in a manner that does not extend beyond the head.
  • Michigan Air Guard couple from Zambia become U.S. citizens

    DETROIT – On May 24, Airman 1st Class Waicha Gondwe recited her oath of allegiance, completing her journey to become a U.S. citizen. Born and raised in Zambia, Gondwe is a material management specialist with the 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base (SANGB), Michigan. Her husband, Master Sgt. Suzgo Gondwe,

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