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  • Service Members Receiving RAND Military Workplace Survey

    About 580,000 service members have begun receiving emails or letters inviting them to participate in the first RAND Military Workplace Study, Defense Department officials said.

    Active and reserve component members in all military branches and the Coast Guard are being invited to participate.

    "The survey is unprecedented in its scale and will influence policies that affect everyone in the services," defense officials said.

    The survey is voluntary and confidential. No one at the Defense Department will ever see how an individual service member responds, officials stressed.

  • Civilian ER docs help New York Guard medics hone emergency medical skills

    New York Army National Guard medical Soldiers turned their training up a notch Aug. 5, 2014, when they got some hands-on instruction from experienced emergency room doctors.

  • Order of Nevada presented to Air National Guardsmen

    Seven members of the Nevada Air National Guard received the Order of Nevada for exceptional meritorious service at the 152nd Airlift Wing here, on August 17th.

    The recipients were: Brig. Gen. Ondra Berry, Cols. Mitch Sperling, and John Week, Chief Master Sgts. Evelyn Anderson, Joseph Martini, James Warner and Michael Drisdale.

    The Order of Nevada is awarded for exceptional meritorious service of 25 years in the United States military and 20 years of that service must be in the Nevada National Guard.

  • ANGRC leadership recognizes top performers, shares story of heroism

    The Air National Guard Readiness Center recognized the outstanding work and accomplishments of their top performers during the 2nd Quarter Awards Ceremony and Commander's Call Aug. 14 at the ANGRC here.

    The ceremony was hosted by Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael R. Taheri, the commander of the ANGRC, and focused on the accomplishments of the ANGRC staff.

    "The ANGRC team has proven their dedication to defending the nation by leaning forward and accomplishing the mission every day," said Taheri.

  • 188th Wing's Barr family named ANG Family of the Year

    An Arkansas Air National Guard family from the 188th Wing in Fort Smith, Arkansas, set the national standard for volunteerism and was recognized for their accomplishments Aug. 13 during the National Military Family Association volunteer conference here.

    Retired Senior Master Sgt. Scott Barr, his wife Cindy, and the couple's two children Isaak and Andrew were recognized for the achievement with the with the National Military Family Association 2014 Family of the Year award for the Air National Guard.

  • Joint-service color guard represents Guard during national PGA Championship TV coverage

    Airmen and Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard were featured in a national television spot last week, presenting the state colors during CBS Sports' coverage of the Professional Golfers' Association of America Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville Aug. 4-10.

    The spot, which was pre-recorded in Frankfort Aug. 5, shows a joint Kentucky Army and Air National Guard team performing the posting of the colors with a Kentucky state flag.

    Paul Kramer, a videographer for CBS Sports, said the network wanted to brand the PGA Championship with something that "captured the spirit of Kentucky." They considered using horses but finally decided on highlighting the state flag.

  • National Guard enlisted association convenes in Arizona

    More than 1,000 National Guard members from around the country

    assembled at the Phoenix Convention Center here, Aug. 10-13, for the 43rd

    Annual National Conference and Expo of the Enlisted Association of the

    National Guard of the United States, or EANGUS.

    The association represents the interests of enlisted National Guard members

    to the Pentagon and Congress by advocating for legislation to increase or

    preserve manpower, pay, benefits, entitlements, equipment and facilities.