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  • Louisiana National Guard cyber team trains to defend Web

    More than 40 Louisiana National Guardsmen with the Cyber Defense Incident Response Team took part in a two-day training event at Louisiana State University's Stephenson Disaster Management Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Nov. 14-15.

  • ANG director receives Order of the Sword invitation

    Air Force Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke III, director, Air National Guard, received the enlisted corps' top honor that can be bestowed upon an officer as he was presented an invitation to accept the Order of the Sword at a historic fire station here, Nov. 11.

    "You are the leader who has shaped the Air National Guard and the enlisted corps forever," said Chief Master Sgt. James W. Hotaling, command chief master sergeant of the Air National Guard. "On behalf of the enlisted force, you truly deserve this invitation."

  • Army National Guard director: Two weeks annually, weekend per month enough?

    Army National Guard troops go on active duty for at least 39 days a year for training and drill - but that may not be enough for the Guard, said its director, who is contemplating the amount of training time needed by Guard Soldiers so that he may provide an answer to the Army's chief of staff.

  • Air National Guard command chief visits 153rd Airlift Wing members, focuses on effective communication

    The command chief master sergeant of the Air National Guard visited Airmen at the Wyoming Air National Guard base here Nov. 8 to discuss issues affecting the enlisted force.

    The first order of business for Chief Master Sgt. James W. Hotaling, ANG command chief master sergeant, was to hold two consecutive enlisted calls at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. He discussed three main themes: renewing ANG members' commitments to the profession of arms, maintaining a healthy force and recognizing our Airmen's accomplishments.

  • National Guard Airmen partner with local law enforcement, perform life-saving SWAT training

    Six members of the Oklahoma Air National Guard trained alongside almost 30 members of the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office and other state agencies during a Special Weapons and Tactics school held by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office at a variety of training locations throughout Oklahoma, Oct. 26 to Nov. 6, 2015.

    The school allowed four Security Forces and two Tactical Air Control Party Airmen from Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City and state law enforcement to learn precise joint operations and procedures that could be used to save lives in real-world situations.

  • Diversity: More than meets the eye

    What is diversity? Most would think of a person's race, gender and ethnicity; however diversity includes a number of various qualities. The 188th Wing embraces all forms of diversity as it continues its transition to a remotely piloted aircraft, space targeting and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission sets.

    The changes in mission sets, the inclusion of men and women from other branches, the change in American culture throughout the years and a number of other various differences have brought not only a modern diversity among Airmen in the 188th, but an overall change from how the unit appeared throughout the years.

  • Helpful Airmen aid homeless vets

    Members of the 108th Medical Group, New Jersey Air National Guard, provided blood pressure checks to homeless veterans during the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Stand Down Day at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center in Newark, New Jersey, Oct. 10.

    The event allows the veterans to get much needed care and services from a wide array of state agencies and nonprofit organizations.

    Members of the 108th Medical Group have been providing care at stand down days for more than 10 years and provided the blood pressure checks as a means to talk with the veterans about their overall health and wellness.