• 104th Fighter Wing supports COVID-19 testing task force

    BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. – Fourteen members of the 104th Fighter Wing were activated to support Task Force Maher and help test students and school staff for COVID-19.Task Force Maher is a joint Air and Army National Guard medical mission that established teams to help with COVID-19

  • Maine Airman Heads to Montenegro

    BANGOR, ME -- Maine Airman from the 101st Air Refueling Wing moves to Montenegro to serve as Bilateral Affairs Officer for Maine’s State Partnership Program. The program is designed to further strengthen the relationship between the United States and Montenegro.Major Carolyn Richley started her

  • Oklahoma National Guard exercises mission sustainment teams

    WILL ROGERS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Okla. – The 137th Special Operations Wing (SOW) conducted Mission Sustainment Team (MST) training Nov. 5-7.Fifty-five Airmen from five squadrons in the 137th Special Operations Mission Support Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard, learned a variety of new skill

  • US, Malaysia conclude exercise interrupted by pandemic

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – In March 2020, members of the Washington National Guard were deep into the Bersama Warrior staff exercise with their counterparts in the Malaysian Armed Forces in Kuala Lumpur. At the same time, the COVID-19 virus was beginning to spread rapidly around the world.

  • Minnesota National Guard Members Activated to Support Healthcare Facilities

    Saint Paul, Minnesota – Today, Governor Walz has activated the Minnesota National Guard to serve as skilled-nursing “rapid response teams” to support healthcare facilities experiencing severe staffing shortages.“Our force is highly adaptive and with training will assist Minnesota’s healthcare

  • NY National Guard teams up with governor to distribute Thanksgiving turkeys

    NEW YORK — Fifty New York National Guard Soldiers and airmen turned out to help New York Governor Kathy Hochul and her staff sort and package 3,200 donated turkeys at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021.“We are here to help with the National Guard, to show New

  • Alaska National Guard Airman shares perspective

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska  –  On our last day in New Jersey after working for nearly two months at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, we headed home, prepared for colder weather and a chance of snow. As members of the Alaska Air National Guard, we had volunteered to deploy in support of

  • Saber family sponsor Airmen this holiday season

    SPRINGFIELD-BECKLEY AIR GUARD STATION, OH -- The 178th Wing Saber family stepped up for sixth year in a row, ensuring Airmen in need receive gifts for their children thanks to the Giving Tree program, hosted by the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Springfield-Beckley Air National Guard Base,

  • Foster family values

    FRESNO, CA -- Each November, Month of the Military Family usually recognizes families for supporting a parent or a child who is serving in the Armed Forces. For the Foster sisters at the 144th Fighter Wing, military family has profound and unique meaning. For these three sisters, their desire to be