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  • Missouri Airmen deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve

    Airmen assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing departed Rosecrans Air National Guard Base here Feb. 25 for a deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

    More than 100 Airmen and a portion of the 139th AWs Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft fleet are supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

    Aircrews, maintenance and support personnel from the 180th Airlift Squadron and 139th Maintenance Group will provide airlift capabilities for U.S. and coalition forces in U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

  • NY ANG creates more training opportunities for Airmen

    The 107th Airlift Wing hosted an Instructor Certification Program here recently with 16 New York Air National Guardsmen attending in order to become facilitators for Professional Military Education courses.

    The program lasts 10 days and is taught by instructors from the I.G. Brown Training Center at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    The course content is designed to prepare non-commissioned officers to facilitate Air Force PME classes at their home station, which are referred to as satellite courses. This will help the unit cut travel costs and increase efficiency.

  • South Carolina Air National Guard welcomes Colombian Air Force visitors

    The South Carolina Air National Guard at McEntire Joint National Guard Base welcomed officers from the Colombian Air Force recently as part of a Key Leader Engagement and Subject Matter Expert exchange.

    The commander of the Colombian Air Force, General of Air Guillermo Leon Leon, and six Colombian Air Force officers visited the base for three days, taking time to meet with Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon flight operations and maintenance subject matter experts from the 169th Fighter Wing.

  • Minnesota, Norwegian Service members retrace successful World War II mission

    Airmen and Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard participating in the 42nd American - Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange retraced the steps of U.S. and Norwegian special operators 70 years ago who, during the final months of World War II, waged a successful sabotage campaign against German forces occupying Norway.

  • NY Air National Guard completes 27th year of Antarctic science support

    This week the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing here concludes a five-month mission supporting the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Program as part of Operation Deep Freeze.

    Airmen from the 109th AW flew 241 missions, delivering more than 3,000 passengers and 2,250 tons of cargo and fuel to research stations across Antarctica during a deployment to the southern continent that began in October 2014.

    "This was a great season for the 109th," said Lt. Col. Clifford Souza, 139th Airlift Squadron, who returned home with about 30 Airmen on Feb. 24. "We flew over 155 on-continent missions in Antarctica as well as intercontinental missions from New Zealand to Antarctica. We're glad to be back and have one more year under our belt."

  • ‘If you believe it, they can achieve it:’ ANGRC Airmen on achievement strategy for at-risk youths

    The Air National Guard Risk Management Program Manager and Division Chief of Safety Analysis recently spoke to a regional group of faculty and staff at St. Leonard Elementary School in St. Leonard on an achievement strategy for young black men.

    Maj. Jonathan Reid, who is an active volunteer in his community, delivered remarks about the achievement gap between young black males and other populations.

    As a black male and father of five boys, Reid strongly believes in changing the way early education is approached for young black males.

  • Air National Guard Civil Engineering Squadron clears way

    A team from the 116th Air Control Wing here was recently ready to support the community by pre-positioned snow and debris removal equipment in preparation for potential inclement weather.

    The 116th Civil Engineering Squadron, in coordination with the Joint Operations Center, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, readied their equipment to perform initial route clearance, including removing trees and concrete debris from the roadways.

    "The advantage of utilizing us is that we are a force-multiplier to the civilian authorities who may not be able to respond as rapidly as we can," said Senior Master Sgt. James Love, superintendent with the 116th CES.