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  • Utah ANG Security Forces improve combat readiness

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    More than 30 Airmen from the 151st Security Forces Squadron participated in a two-week annual training March 2-12 at various locations in Utah designed to improve combat readiness and refine skills used in their day-to-day jobs at home as well as in deployed locations.


    The training, which took place at the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Camp Williams and Hill Air Force Base, consisted of a combination of classes, demonstrations and hands-on learning, as well as weapons qualification and combatives training.
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  • Air Guard Airmen pioneer critical inspection for F-15

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    Airmen at the 173rd Fighter Wing here pioneered a critical fix Feb. 26 preserving airworthiness for the Air Force F-15C Eagle aircraft as the airframes approach 40 years in service.


    Master Sgt. Dusty McAllister, supervisor of the 173rd Sheet Metals shop, asked one of his Airman, Tech. Sgt. Jeff Childs, who has a background in machining, if it were possible to engineer an inspection point for wing spars, which are inaccessible at field locations.


    This inspection was in response to stress testing conducted by Boeing in which an airframe was subjected to stresses proportionate to more than 20-thousand flight hours. Those tests revealed a vulnerability in some wing spars.
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  • Joint combat communication creates realistic training, cost savings

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    "Train like we fight" and "do more with less" are mottos echoing the walls of countless conference rooms across the Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force daily -- and for good reason. U.S. military missions continue to expand while concurrently trying to balance shrinking budgets and decreasing personnel.


    "Whatever you can do to come up with solutions that really do save us money and provide additional capability across the Air Force, we're all for it," said Gen. John Hyten, then vice commander of Air Force Space Command, during an April 2014 Air Force Association Air and Space Conference speech.
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  • Walden approved to lead Paul H. Lankford Enlisted PME Center

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    The 14th commandant of the Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center was announced here March 2 by the Commander of the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center.


    Col. Jessica Meyeraan said in an email that the TEC expects to welcome Chief Master Sgt. Edward Walden to his new assignment this spring.


    Senior Master Sgt. P. Christine Shawhan is currently serving as the interim commandant since the recent retirement of Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Stoudt, the 13th commandant, in January.
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  • Oregon Air Guard members gather, celebrates annual award recipients

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    Members of the Oregon Air National Guard gathered to be acknowledged for their achievements during the past year at the 21st Annual Oregon Air National Guard Awards banquet held at the Embassy Suites Hotel here March 14.


    Award winners from across the state of Oregon dinned during a formal banquet and represented the 173rd Fighter Wing and 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron based in Klamath Falls, the 116th Air Control Squadron from Warrenton, Joint Forces Headquarters staff from Salem and the 142nd Fighter Wing, the 125th Special Tactics Squadron and 123rd Weather Flight based at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland.
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  • JSTARS dominates as agile Airborne Battle Management Crew of the Year

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    A squadron within the 116th Air Control Wing here was chosen as the National Guard Bureau level Airborne Battle Management Crew of the Year for 2014 by the Air Force Association, announced in February through military channels.


    Professionalism, superior knowledge, and agile technical skills in airborne Battle Management, Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance during missions in Iraq were the drivers behind the 128th Airborne Command and Control Squadron's Crew 8 award nomination.
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  • JSTARS provides ground assessment during joint hurricane exercise

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    Air Force E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft crews recently relayed real-time geographic data to ground personnel to safely evacuate citizens during a simulated hurricane as part of the Vigilant Guard exercise that took place in South Carolina.


    While flying overhead, JSTARS unique wide-area, all-weather, surface surveillance radar and on-board communication suite allowed aircrew to immediately send damaged route, flooding, and bridge integrity information to Soldiers, and state and local authorities caused by simulated Hurricane Zephyr.
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