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- Posted on 10/30/2014
Maj. Gen. Wesley Craig, adjutant general of Pennsylvania, representatives from the Pennsylvania National Guard, elected officials, and members of Senate Builders and Leidos Engineering participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new aviation maintenance instruction building that will be part of the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site (EAATS) here today.
- Posted on 10/29/2014
Members of the New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team conducted a training mission in cooperation with the Suffolk County Water Authority at the authority's East Farmingdale, New York, pumping station, Oct. 27, 2014. The exercise tasked the survey team with determining whether or not terrorists had succeeded in dumping a nerve agent into the water supply.
- Posted on 10/27/2014
On Oct. 12, 2014, in Franklinton, North Carolina, National Guard Chaplain Maj. Melissa Culbreth sat laughing and joking in a chair on the front porch of the farm where she works, while her signature red hair was braided into five braids.
- Posted on 10/26/2014
The total force team won the coveted Fairchild Trophy during the last competition, held in 2012, and have won the top prize in two of three competition years.
"When a challenge is put out, our Airmen are dialed-in to show who they are," said Col. Chase McCown, 509th Maintenance Group commander, in a message to evaluators before the competition started here Oct. 8. "Evaluators will see a total force integration effort. We'll show how our wings have worked together day-in and day-out."
- Posted on 10/24/2014
During the 48-hour exercise, Airmen generated and employed realistic scenarios, debriefed, supported, fixed, reloaded and turned F-22 combat airpower in a very demanding 24-hour operation.
- Posted on 10/24/2014
The first JAATT mission supported by the Connecticut Air National Guard took place in the skies above Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, where members the Army, Navy and Air Force received hands-on paratrooper training while aboard an Air Force C-130H Hercules aircraft assigned to the 103rd AW.
There were approximately 600 trainees and two aircraft rotating constantly to get them in the sky and dropped, said Lt. Col. William Daniels, a pilot assigned to the 118th Airlift Squadron.
- Posted on 10/23/2014
The team is also the eighth-busiest Honor Guard in the total Air Force and the only Base Honor Guard recognized by the Air Combat Command Inspector General for its dedication to duty, training plan and administrative procedures.
The five-member team is on call 365 days a year ensuring that Air Force veterans get the military honors Congress says they are entitled to during a funeral, said Chief Master Sergeant Dustin Lance, 106th Force Support Squadron superintendent.