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  • Air National Guard hosts Sexual Assault Prevention and Response summit

    Wing commanders from the Air National Guard attended a day-long Sexual Assault Prevention and Response summit Nov. 18 at the Air National Guard Readiness Center here.

    "The Air National Guard takes sexual assault very seriously," said Brig. Gen. Dawne Deskins, Special Assistant, Sexual Assault Prevention to the Director of the Air National Guard. "This SAPR summit gave us a forum to relay improvements to policy and reporting, while identifying tends. Most importantly, it helped our commanders to better understand how to help victims and recognize indicating behavior to potential sexual assaulters."

  • Graduates tackle Airman Leadership School, NCO Academy

    U.S. Air Force Airman Leadership School and Noncommissioned Officer Academy graduates celebrated their accomplishments at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center here Nov. 20 with their leaders' and instructors' approvals and well wishes.

    At least 273 Airmen and three U.S. Coast Guardsmen made up the Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center's graduated NCO Academy Class 15-1 and Airman Leadership School Class 15-1.

    Commandant, Chief Master Sgt. Thomas TK Stoudt told the graduates: "Today is a day to rejoice.

  • The Air National Guard's Strategic Planning System steering committee hosts quarterly meeting

    The steering committee for the Air National Guard's Strategic Planning System (SPS) held a quarterly meeting on November 19-20, 2014 at the Pentagon Library. 

    Air National Guard (ANG) SPS members include regional leaders who provide strategic guidance for the Director of the Air National Guard (DANG), Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke, III. 

    The steering committee members assemble quarterly to share field-driven updates for strategy development and direction.  "We do not make decisions about man power or equipment...we are strictly a forward thinking, strategic, field-driven advisory group," said Brig. Gen. Jon Kelk, Assistant Adjutant General, California Air National Guard and outgoing chair of SPS.

  • JSTARS showcases value of manned platform during multi-state exercise

    Operators from the 116th Air Control Wing and the 138th Military Intelligence Company took to the skies to provide real-time situational awareness to F-16 Fighting Falcons, AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopters and ground forces during the Operation Carolina Thunder exercise.

    The multi-state, multi-component, collective training exercise conducted during the South Carolina National Guard drill weekend, involved more than 650 participants from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee National Guard units.

  • Total Force teams compete in Hawaii Turkey Shoot

    Pilots, maintainers, intel, and ground controllers from the Hawaii Air National Guard's 154th Wing and the active duty 15th Wing competed in a Turkey Shoot here Oct. 28-30.

    The Turkey Shoot is a competition where teams face-off in simulated air mission scenarios. This year's Turkey Shoot mission scenario involved F-22s providing escort to C-17s simulating an air drop.

    Teams where evaluated on how well they performed while completing the mission.

    In all, three total force teams each comprised of four F-22s, a C-17, a KC-135 and intel personnel from the 154th and 15th Wing and ground controllers from the 169th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron competed.

  • D.C. Airmen protect Nation's capital at Veterans Day concert

    Nearly 100 Airmen of the D.C. Air National Guard spent their Veterans Day volunteering in support of the District of Columbia's security measures for HBO's Concert for Valor Nov. 11.

    "There's nothing else I'd rather do on Veterans Day than to help out," said Airman 1st Class Cayla Clark. "This is what we signed up for, even if we have to volunteer for events. The concert is a huge event and I want to be a part of it."

    Airmen of the 113th Wing routinely augment the District's law enforcement agencies in support of large-scale national events, including July 4th festivities and presidential inaugurations.

  • New York National Guard members called up in snow emergency

    Members of the New York National Guard were out in force Wednesday in western New York, where snow had piled up to 6 feet in some areas.

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