• Northern Strike Continues Support for National Defense

    LANSING, Michigan – Northern Strike 22-2, the country’s largest National Guard Bureau-sponsored military exercise, is scheduled to occur across Northern Michigan’s National All-Domain Warfighting Center (NADWC), including Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Aug. 6-20.Approximately 7,400

  • Illinois Air Guard Civil Engineers help Cherokee Nation Veterans

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - Illinois Air National Guard troops are putting their skills to work in another nation, building homes for U.S. military veterans.The 126th Civil Engineer Squadron is building homes for Cherokee Nation veterans in Oklahoma as part of a continuing Innovative Readiness Training

  • SEA Whitehead to Enlisted Guardsmen: ‘Thank you’

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Over the past two years, National Guardsmen were activated at historic levels for missions overseas and at home. Today, there are more than 50,000 National Guard members supporting operations around the world and domestically.Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, the SEA to the

  • Alaska Air Guard Rescues two Plane Crash Victims

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued two plane crash victims on Aug. 7 at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve about 300 miles west of Anchorage, near the park’s border with Canada.The National Park Service requested assistance from the Alaska Rescue

  • Kentucky Air Guard Provides Training for Ecuadorian Air Force

    LATACUNGA, Ecuador – Three members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Maintenance Group visited Latacunga, Ecuador, May 3 to 8 to provide aircraft maintenance training to the Ecuadorian Air Force as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. The Kentucky Air Guardsmen visited

  • California Air National Guard Rescues Injured Sailboat Racer

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – A crew member of a racing yacht who developed a life-threatening infection at sea while returning a racing sailboat from Hawaii to California is safe on land tonight. After being stabilized, he was hoisted off a ship Friday and airlifted for additional medical care Sunday by

  • Wisconsin Guard Civil Support Team Hones Skills, Supports Events

    Milwaukee, Wis. – Of the more than 445 thousand people who thronged Summerfest this year at Milwaukee’s lakefront, a handful were checking out more than the music.Members of the Wisconsin National Guard’s 54th Civil Support Team (CST) were discreetly monitoring the music festival for potential

  • 181st IW opens Airmen Resiliency Center with ribbon-cutting ceremony

    HULMAN FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ind. – The 181st Intelligence Wing revealed its new Airmen Resiliency Center, or ARC, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 7.The ARC, the first of its kind at Hulman Field, is equipped with many amenities to assist with four areas of resilience: mental, social,

  • Environmental Impact Study for aircraft beddown

    Fresno Air National Guard, Calif. -- The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during combat and to provide assistance during national emergencies, such as natural disasters or civil disturbances. During peacetime, Air