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  • Virginia National Guard ends COVID response mission

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia National Guard ended its COVID-19 response July 31 after more than 460 days of assisting with vaccinations, testing and administrative, logistics and planning support across the state."I couldn't be more proud of the tremendous effort from our Soldiers, Airmen, members of the VDF and state and federal civilian workforce
  • Alaska National Guard medevacs injured plane crash victims

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing medically evacuated two injured occupants of an overturned Cessna 206 aircraft July 31 from King Salmon to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The aircraft turned over on Kukaklek Lake and triggered the onboard 406 Emergency Locator Transmitter. Good Samaritans
  • National Guard well-equipped to handle West Coast wildfires

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When wildfires happen in the West, the National Guard is there to fight those fires. And for now, they've got a good handle on the effort, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said."We've got 500 people and about 19 aircraft," on the firefighting mission, Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson said. "I think we have the capability to put
  • Airlift Wing dedicates new $8.9 million facility for response forces

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The 123rd Airlift Wing dedicated an $8.9 million building here Friday to house units that respond to contingencies and disasters around the world.The two-story, 28,000-square-foot Response Forces Facility, located on the grounds of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base, will serve as the new home of the 123rd Security Forces
  • Michigan Air Guard to make history with landing exercise near Alpena

    ALPENA, Mich. -- The Michigan National Guard, in coordination with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and local partners, plans to close a portion of Michigan State Highway M-32 for five hours on August 5 to test its ability to land aircraft on roadways designed for cars and trucks.The Michigan Air National Guard’s 127th Wing,
  • ANG units train in advanced vehicle maintenance and repair

    FARGO, N.D. –Thirteen students from six Air National Guard units in five states attended an advanced truck air brake system course hosted by the 119th Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron and taught through a joint project at Minnesota State Community and Technical (M State) College in Moorhead, Minnesota, July 19-23.The 37.5-hour course focused on
  • 104th SFS Increases Capabilities with Domestic Operations Trailers

    BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Massachusetts -- The 104th Fighter Wing’s mission is to provide highly trained personnel and equipment for dedicated service to our community, commonwealth and nation. Last month we received new equipment that will help us fulfill our mission in the form of two domestic operations trailers.Senior Master Sgt. Dana
  • Chicagoland launches first Total Force Air and Space Force recruiting office

    GURNEE, Ill. — A ribbon cutting ceremony for the nation’s first Total Force Air and Space Force recruiting office was held in Gurnee, Illinois, July 27, 2021. The Gurnee Mills Mall storefront station will provide recruiting services for the active duty Air Force, Illinois Air National Guard and Space Force — all components of the Department of the
  • Pa. Guardsmen compete in Governor’s Twenty marksmanship competition

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Eighty-three Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers and Airmen competed with rifles and pistols in multiple courses of fire to determine the Commonwealth’s best marksmen during the Governor’s Twenty match here July 23-24.Created in 1968, the Governor's Twenty is a state-level National Guard award presented annually to the
  • Camp Ripley to Install Fiber Optics Cables Across Training Areas

    Camp Ripley, Minnesota — Airmen from all over the country were at Camp Ripley earlier this summer conducting site surveys of the down range training areas. The goal of this years-long project is to install a full loop of fiber optics cables throughout the range.Fiber optics is a way of communication. Fiber optics is a faster transmission method
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