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  • Lithuanian Air Force commander visits 193rd Special Operations Wing

    MIDDLETOWN, PA -- Col. Antanas Matutis, Lithuanian Air Force commander, toured the 193rd Special Operations Wing March 21, at locations in Middletown and Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The tour was part of a week-long visit for Matutis and a delegation from Lithuania aimed at enhancing the two

  • Service and Friendship – one story of Vietnam

    DULUTH, MN -- Former 148th Fighter Wing Commander, retired Brig. Gen. Kenneth J. Stromquist, has a long, storied military career having served in both the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard for 31-years. One of his first chapters starts at III Corps, South Vietnam where Stromquist served as an

  • 176th Wing rescues snowmachiners stranded in ravine

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK -- Arctic Guardians of the 176th Wing rescued two snowmachiners stranded in a ravine on Bald Mountain near Wasilla March 25.Nearing midnight, the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center received a call from the Alaska State Troopers to assist in rescuing two teenage

  • 148th Fighter Wing Recertifies VPP Star Status

    DULUTH, MN. -- On April 30, 2008, the 148th Fighter Wing became the first unit in the Air Force to receive recognition as an Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Worksite. Recently, the Wing received notification it has been officially

  • Super Hercules familiarization

    YOUNGSTOWN AIR RESERVE STATION, OH -- Guardsmen from the 130th Airlift Wing based out of McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, West Virginia, visited Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, on Feb. 22, 2023, with one of their C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. In late December 2022, Secretary of the Air

  • Vermont Hosts First Guard Gaming Event

    BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Fighter Wing is the first Air National Guard base to host Air Force Gaming. Airmen and civilians from across the wing met during the week of March 7-10 to highlight their competitive gaming skills and to build morale while they were at it."It

  • Making Winter History

    Camp Ethan Allen, VT -- For the first time in more than 20 years, athletes from the New Hampshire National Guard Biathlon Team stood on the podium during the 47th Annual Chief of the National Guard Bureau Biathlon at Camp Ethan Allen, Vermont.Among them was Staff Sgt. Christopher Parent, an air

  • 114th Fighter Wing Recruiter Wins National Award

    Joe Foss Field, SD -- Tech Sgt. Briana Kacmarynski, 114th Fighter Wing recruiter, earned the Air National Guard Top Non-Prior Service Accessions Award for 2022. She was recognized for having the most non-prior service (NPS) accessions in the nation with 29. This award puts Kacmarynski as the top NPS

  • IAAFA leaders attend Paraguayan Air Force centennial celebration

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, TX -- Leaders from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy joined Paraguay’s top military officials to commemorate the Paraguayan Air Force’s Centennial Anniversary, Feb. 21-24.Col. José Jiménez, Jr., IAAFA commandant and Chief Master Sgt. Yusef Saad, IAAFA Senior

  • Lessons in Leadership for Cobb Youth

    DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, GA -- The 94th Airlift Wing and Clay Air National Guard Center co-sponsored a military leadership evening for the 2023 Cobb Youth Leadership Class, March 20.Cobb Youth Leadership is a program under the umbrella of the Leadership Cobb Alumni Association that provides