• US, Australian aircrew swap seats for Global Dexterity

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – Australian accents were heard aboard U.S. aircraft, and vice versa, as international aviators participated in exercise Global Dexterity May 2-13.C-17 Globemaster III crewmembers from the Royal Australian and U.S. Air Forces shared aircraft as they carried out

  • Wisconsin Airmen complete air combat training in Key West

    KEY WEST, Fla. – Approximately 150 Airmen assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing in Madison, Wisconsin, participated in joint-international training at Naval Air Station Key West May 5-18.Throughout the two-week training, Wisconsin Air National Guardsmen and their active-duty counterparts worked with

  • AFSOC incorporates weapon systems cyber defense in Emerald Warrior 22.1

    HURLBURT FIELD, FL -- Air Force Special Operations Command incorporated defensive cyberspace operations actions, for the first time, into the overall training objectives during Emerald Warrior 22.1, May 2-13.The exercise fused cyber effects into aircraft operations and employed two mission defense

  • 106th Medical Group gets hands-on training in Alaska

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, ALASKA - Thirty-four New York Air National Guard Airmen from the 106th Rescue Wing Medical Group trained in Alaska alongside their Active Air Force counterparts May 1-15.The Airmen traveled from F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard base in Westhampton Beach, New York, to

  • Command Chief of the Air National Guard Visits the 193rd SOW

    MIDDLETOWN, PA – Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams, the highest enlisted Airman, and 13th Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard, visited the 193rd Special Operations Wing in Middletown, May 15.Williams came to the base to speak directly with Airmen, observe unit missions and

  • Barnestormers awarded Army Achievement Medals for Task Force Powderhorn

    WESTFIELD, MA -- Fifty four Airmen from the 104th Fighter Wing were awarded the Army Achievement Medal for their work assisting the commonwealth of Massachusetts during Task Force Powderhorn at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, May 14, 2022.The Army Achievement Medal is a military

  • Barnestormer medic boosts moral, gains experience

    HONOLULU, HI, -- Tech. Sgt. Paul Ljubicic, 104th aerospace medical technician has been with the 104th medical group for nearly nine years and is always striving to learn and build camaraderie.“I have been with the 104MDG since the start of my enlistment,” said Ljubicic. “I had a desire to be in the

  • A Matter of Life or Death: Seeking Help and Overcoming

    SWANTON, OH -- “I was highly suicidal and I told my husband that if he didn’t take me to the hospital, I wasn’t going to continue to live.”For Tech. Sgt. Jilayne Michelsen, a Command Post Control Operations Specialist, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, having the ability to

  • Alaska Air National Guard’s 168th Wing refuels Red Flag

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – There is no need to stop for gas when the Alaska Air National Guard’s 168th Wing delivers. Airmen of the 168th Wing led a tanker task force refueling Red Flag-Alaska 22-1, enabling joint and multilateral training April 28-May 13.Red-Flag Alaska is a nonstop flying

  • Deployed Guard unit honors Tuskegee Airman on 100th birthday

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – Sgt. Victor Butler, the last known surviving member of the Tuskegee Airmen, celebrates his 100th birthday May 21. His only request was for birthday cards, and the Alabama National Guard’s 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command responded.The 135th ESC, deployed to Kuwait as