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  • ANG Command Chief makes Pacific swing

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    Stretching from the town of North Pole, Alaska, to the South Pole in Antarctica, the Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard recently returned from a three-week journey to visit Airmen at ANG units in Alaska, Hawaii and Antarctica.


    Chief Master Sgt. James W. Hotaling embarked on the tour Oct. 31 through Nov. 22 to meet with Airmen where they live and work, and foster direct communication with them about important issues in the ANG as well as answer Airmen's questions and concerns.
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  • California's 129th Rescue Wing saves man from fishing vessel

    Air National Guard members from the 129th Rescue Wing completed an overwater rescue mission on Monday, saving the life of a 24-year-old man on a commercial fishing vessel about 160 nautical miles off the coast of Monterey, California.


    At approximately 3 p.m. the 129th RQW accepted a mission tasking from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center concerning an ill man onboard a 65-foot commercial fishing vessel, Temptation. The patient required treatment beyond the capabilities of those onboard.
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  • Mission complete, partnership stronger

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    District of Columbia National Guard and Jamaican Defence Force soldiers and Airmen wrapped up a weeklong subject matter expert exchange here Dec. 12.


    During the course of the week, the combined and joint team of vehicle mechanics shared best practices on wheeled vehicle maintenance.


    After a daylong orientation of the JDF's various vehicles and missions on the first day, the "Capital Guardians" rolled up their sleeves soon after and joined their Jamaican counterparts in fixing wheel bearings, adjusting alignment and using different tools and systems.
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  • California Air National Guard conducts rescue off coast of Monterey

    Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing completed an overwater rescue mission Dec. 15, saving the life of a 24-year-old male on a commercial fishing vessel approximately 160 nautical miles off the coast of Monterey.


    At approximately 3 p.m. the 129th RQW accepted a mission tasking from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center concerning an ill 24-year-old male onboard a 65-foot commercial fishing vessel, Temptation.


    The patient required treatment beyond the capabilities of those onboard.
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  • WWII veteran revisits base

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    A World War II veteran and former member of the 106th Observation Squadron revisited the National Guard base here Oct. 24.


    Jim Dobrovich, 94, served with the 106th Observation Squadron that is now recognized as the 106th Air Refueling Squadron. He flew on more than 100 flights in the Pacific as a crew chief.


    "One time during a flight, we were in an O-47 and coming in for approach," said Dobrovich." This is a single engine plane and the engine stopped, and that was it! The pilot looked at me and he turned around and pointed to the gas jets and within five seconds the engine cut back on ... I wouldn't be here today if that engine wouldn't have cut back on."
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  • Danish military preps for Saber Strike 2015 with PA National Guard's 28th Infantry Division

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa.- Members of the Danish military visited here Dec. 11, 2014, as part of a planning visit being conducted with the 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, in preparation for exercise Saber Strike 2015.

  • Getting hands dirty: U.S., Jamaican mechanics collaborate on ground vehicles

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    "Are you a pilot?" This is a common question asked of many Airmen across the Air Force.


    What many people unfamiliar with the Air Force may not realize is that while the percentage of Airmen who are pilots is low, the rest of the service supports the Air Force's mission to fly, fight and win. In fact, the daily lives and responsibilities of Airmen in the Total Force are mission-critical to the overarching mission.


    Imagine an Air Force where crew chiefs lacked vehicles to reach their aircraft, or alert missions without trucks. In the Army, imagine a scenario where soldiers in combat need supplies but airdrops are not viable options so they turn to Army vehicles.
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