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  • ANG Ready Airman website and mobile app; powerful resiliency, risk and safety resources

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    The Air National Guard Community Action Information Board, in partnership with the safety, personnel and manpower, chaplains, and Surgeon General Directorates, have updated the portfolio of applications available on the ReadyAirman.org site and mobile app.


    Initially debuted at the ANG Executive Safety Summit earlier this year, ReadyAirman.org is already receiving positive reviews from users and has topped 25,000 likes on social media. 


    "Starting in 2005 with SeeAndAvoid.org, joint midair collision avoidance, ANG safety garnered more than a decade of experience innovating, developing, and fielding useful web and mobile platforms for Airmen, families and communities--many of them going on to recognition as Air Force or even joint service best practices." said Col. Edward L. Vaughan, director of safety and executive director of the ANG CAIB.
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  • Forest Service firefighting arsenal getting a boost from ANG, Coast Guard

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    Airmen from the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing recently began training the U.S. Forest Service in the use of the ANG's aerial firefighting system at McLellan Airfield, California.


    In April, the Forest Service acquired the first of seven HC-130H aircraft authorized by Congress to be transferred from the Coast Guard for use in wildfire suppression.


    "The 153rd Airlift Wing is proud of the 40 year partnership we have with the U.S. Forest Service." said Col. Bradley A. Swanson, 153 AW commander, "The MAFFS mission is an excellent example of the dual-use value of the Air National Guard and we are extremely pleased to be able to leverage our experience and our long-standing relationship with the USFS to provide this critical training. The unique firefighting capability provided by working together allows us to assist communities throughout the country when they're in need."
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  • Illinois National Guard, IEMA conduct major earthquake exercise

    Members from the Illinois Army and Air National Guard recently hosted an earthquake response exercise at the 183rd Fighter Wing and the Joint Forces Headquarters with the coordination of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.


    The joint exercise provided incident management and emergency management teams, agency technical experts and military personnel from U.S. Northern Command, the Polish Armed Forces and other state agencies to support the military's training scenario.

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  • Kingsley Field Airmen activated to help with state wild fires

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    As wildfires threaten to consume forests and homes around the state of Oregon, 55 Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing have volunteered to fight the blazes.


    The volunteers traveled north to Salem Aug. 25, where they began firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.


    "It's my home state, and right now it's seen better times," said Staff Sgt. Corey Lingren, one of the volunteers from the 173rd Fighter Wing.  "I figured why not help out the community and fight some fires."
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  • 145th Civil Engineer Fire Fighter named Air Guard's best

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    During a banquet held July 22, 2015, at McGee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Alcoa, Tenn., Staff Sgt. Jeret E. Kinnaird humbly accepted the "Chief Albert Fitzpatrick Award" after being recognized by the Air National Guard's Fire Chief Association as Military Fire Fighter of the Year for 2014. 


    Kinnaird is the lead instructor for the Air National Guard's Urban Search and Rescue Technician Course taught at the North Carolina Air National Guard, 145th Regional Training Site in New London, N.C.
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  • Enlisted Symposium Cultivates NCANG's Most Vital Resource: People

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    The 145th Airlift Wing held the first unit Enlisted Symposium Aug. 14, at the base recreation center near Charlotte Douglas International Airport headquarters.


    The symposium was sponsored by the North Carolina Chiefs Council providing more than 50 Airmen a day of instruction on topics including the Air Force fitness program, career progression and how to write evaluation bullets.


    "This is a monumental event," said Chief Master Sgt. Maurice Williams, 145th AW, command chief, referring to the first Enlisted Symposium. "It provides a foundation that will help develop future leaders in the 145th Airlift Wing."
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  • Operation Back-to-School 2015 Backpack Giveaway

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    More than 350 school-age children received backpacks filled with school supplies this weekend during the annual 102nd Intelligence Wing Back-to-School backpack giveaway.


    Organized by the Otis Civilian Advisory Council, approximately 60,000 school supplies were donated by several Cape Cod vendors to the Joint Base Cape Cod military community.


    Because most items were delivered in containers, dozens of JBCC community volunteers assembled and filled the backpacks during an event, August 19. Volunteers included retirees, active military personnel, civilians and families.
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