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  • Military Leaders Urge Congress to Pass Timely 2025 Defense Budget

    WASHINGTON - The 2025 Defense Department budget request prioritizes maintaining operational readiness, taking care of people and continuing to build a joint force that is lethal, resilient, survivable, agile and responsive, said Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, in

  • Illinois Air Guard Medical Group Trains with Navy in Italy

    NAPLES, Italy - U.S. Air National Guardsmen assigned to 126th Medical Group, 126th Air Refueling Wing at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, are conducting annual training in Italy alongside U.S. Naval Hospital personnel, U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command.Members of the 126th who work in 12

  • Ohio Air Guard 178th Wing Hosts Engineer Installation Muster

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Over 150 commanders, officers and senior noncommissioned officers from 16 Air Force engineering installation squadrons across the country concluded a week-long engineering installation muster June 14 at the 178th Wing.The event enabled Airmen from the engineering installation

  • Air Guard Helps Provide Free Medical Care to Virgin Islands

    RED HOOK, Virgin Islands - Approximately 240 service members from across the United States provided no-cost health care to more than 2,000 Virgin Islands residents June 1-9.The event, spanning three islands and multiple locations, was the inaugural Virgin Islands Wellness Innovative Readiness

  • Missouri Air National Guard Improves Aircraft Ramp in Japan

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan - To boost military readiness and operational capacity, the Missouri Air National Guard’s 139th Civil Engineer Squadron helped improve an aircraft ramp at Yokota Air Base June 10. The ramp will eventually accommodate 10 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.The Airmen worked for two

  • Iowa Air Guard performs Iowa Corn 350 flyover

    Newton, Iowa -- A KC-135 Stratotanker and crew from the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing performed a flyover above the Iowa Speedway near Newton on Sunday, prior to the NASCAR Iowa Corn 350 race.The refueling jet flyover was a fitting prelude to Iowa’s first ever NASCAR Cup Series

  • Puerto Rico Air National Guard Trains at Red Flag-Alaska

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - U.S. Airmen assigned to the 141st Air Control Squadron, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, participated in the two-week advanced aerial combat Exercise Red Flag-Alaska.Military pilots and crew members trained April 18-May 3 to enhance air operations skills, improve

  • Air National Guard Conducts Sentry Savannah Exercise

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Approximately 775 participants and 40 aircraft from six flying units participated in the 10th year of exercise Sentry Savannah hosted by the Air Dominance Center May 6-18.Sentry Savannah is the Air National Guard’s premier fighter integration exercise. It aims to enhance fighter

  • Hawaii Air National Guard Hosts Sentry Aloha Joint Exercise

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - The Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing concluded the latest iteration of its ongoing fighter exercise, Sentry Aloha 24-2, June 12 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.This two-week National Guard Bureau training event brought together more than 1,000

  • Cal Air Guard F-15 Pilots Train with Marine Corps F-35 Pilots

    FRESNO, Calif. - California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing and its 194th Fighter Squadron teamed up with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 out of Yuma, Arizona, June 7-9 to conduct fighter integration training.The U.S. Marine Corps unit brought four F-35B Lightning II fighter jets to the