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  • Air National Guard Crisis Team Recognized for Innovation

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - The Air National Guard Crisis Action Team was nominated for the 2024 General Larry O. Spencer Innovation Award for innovation that improved efficiency and operational readiness across the Air Force enterprise.“The primary objective of the CAT is to provide ANG senior

  • Washington Air Guard, Malaysia Sign Sister Squadron Pact

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, Washington Air National Guard commander, and Brig. Gen. Azman bin Jantan, the deputy assistant chief of staff operations and strategy of the Royal Malaysian Air Force, signed a sister squadron agreement Feb. 22,

  • Minnesota Guard, Norway Train Together

    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - Camp Ripley Training Center hosted the 51st annual Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange between the Minnesota National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard Rapid Reaction Force and the Home Defense Youth Feb. 1-12.“Whatever force you train with, whether it’s inside of our own

  • Team Kingsley Defender champion of Official Military Skate competition

    KINGSLEY FIELD, OR -- Working the gate at Kingsley Field or patrolling the streets of the 173rd Fighter Wing you would never know that Staff Sgt. Erick Fregoso, 173rd Security Forces Squadron, lives a dual life. In his uniform he’s every bit of a Security Forces Defender, kitted out for the job,

  • Idaho Civil Support Team Guardsmen Train With Firefighters

    GOODING, Idaho -  The Idaho National Guard’s 101st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team trained alongside firefighters from Gooding, Bliss and Hagerman Feb. 2. The training provided a better understanding of how first responders in these small rural Idaho towns can integrate the CST’s

  • Oregon National Guard Airmen Recognized for Bravery

    PORTLAND AIR GUARD STATION, Ore. - In May, during a casual drive over a mountain toward Three Rivers Marina on Lake Billy Chinook, Staff Sgt. Mara Fenwick and Senior Airman Bailey Buck, both weapons loaders with the Portland Air National Guard’s 142nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, found themselves

  • National Guard Enlisted Leader Speaks to Sergeant Major Students

    FORT BLISS, Texas - Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, spoke to the Army’s latest class of graduating sergeants major at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Feb. 23, focusing on the essence of enlisted

  • State Partnership Directors Share Tips on Adriatic Partnerships

    ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.J. - State Partnership Program directors of the state National Guards partnered with the Adriatic charter nations shared best practices during a conference hosted by the New Jersey National Guard at the National Aerospace Research and Technology Park Jan.

  • Air National Guard Unit Trains for any Situation

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – When U.S. Army Special Forces enter dangerous situations, they often aren’t alone.“Our job as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) or Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) is to integrate with the Army. Wherever they go, we go – whether by tank, armor, or jumping out of a

  • 188th Operations Group completes Exercise CAS 3.0

    EBBING AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ark. - The 188th Operations Group completed Exercise Close Air Support (CAS) 3.0 in Avon Park, Florida, from Jan. 29, 2024, to Feb. 8, 2024.
CAS 3.0 completed Joint Terminal Air Controller (JTAC) certification training tasks, with support from the 188th Wing and