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  • New CLEP testing facility broadens horizons for 142nd Wing Airmen

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Big opportunities are coming to the Airmen of the 142nd Wing at Portland Air National Guard (PANG) Base.Wing leadership and the base education center have worked hard over the past two years to make a CLEP (College Level Examination Program) testing center available to Airmen

  • Kansas Air Guard Joins Aeromedical Evacuation Training

    FORBES FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Kan. - The 117th Air Refueling Squadron and the 190th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participated in an Aeromedical Evacuation training mission in Oklahoma hosted by the 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Jan. 11.The AE mission enables people who require

  • 105th Airlift Wing Receives Second Consecutive Meritorious Unit Award

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- For the second year in a row, the 105th Airlift Wing has been awarded the U.S. Air Force’s Meritorious Unit Award for its accomplishments in combat support throughout 2021.The Meritorious Unit Award recognizes Air and Space Force units for their exceptional conduct in the execution

  • Guard Charges Forward with Electric Vehicle Conversion

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Force modernization keeps the National Guard relevant and responsive, so it tops a list of priorities for Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau. This extends from updating weapon systems, to force structure, to updating the non-tactical vehicle fleet. However,

  • Phoenix Rising: The First All 64th ARS Air and Ground Crew

    PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NH -- Just before the sun rose Jan. 19, maintainers with the 64th Air Refueling Squadron started their preflight around tail 18-046054 on the flight line at Pease Air National Guard Base.This mission marked the first flight generated by only 64th ARS air and ground

  • 131st Bomb Wing inducts new Senior NCOs

    WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Thirteen senior noncommissioned officers were inducted into the 131st Bomb Wing’s SNCO Corps during a ceremony held in Knob Noster, Missouri, Jan. 8, 2023.The 131st Bomb Wing leadership believes it’s important to recognize the newly-promoted SNCOs for the added duties

  • Leaders Detail Future of National Guard

    The National Guard remains an integral part of U.S. military might, and it's changing to remain effective for the future, Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said today.Hokanson and Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, the senior enlisted advisor to the chief of

  • Red Flag-Nellis 23-1 kicks off

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- The first Red Flag-Nellis exercise of 2023 is underway. Close to 100 aircraft and 3,000 coalition service members have arrived to participate in the large force air combat training exercise centered on readiness and interoperability between joint and allied forces.“In

  • Alaska Air Guard HC-130J Combat King II Expedites Medevac

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guard HC-130J Combat King II aircrew provided refueling and weather navigation to expedite the medevac of a critical patient by HH-60G Pave Hawk Jan. 21.Fairbanks Memorial Hospital asked for help via LifeMed Alaska to the Alaska Rescue