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  • Guard activates first cyber protection team, issues new shoulder sleeve insignia

    The Army National Guard's first cyber protection team received its new shoulder sleeve insignia, Oct. 7, 2014, during a ceremony conducted by U.S. Army Cyber Command/Second Army, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

  • Officer Training School graduates first total force class

    Air Force Officer Training School moved one step closer to complete total force integration with its first-ever simultaneous graduation of active duty, Reserve and Air National Guard officer trainees Oct. 10, 2014.

    The first graduating class of fiscal year 2015, which consisted of 193 new second lieutenants, included 73 active duty and 12 Reserve members completing Basic Officer Training and 108 ANG officers completing the Academy of Military Science.

    This is the first time OTS ran through its new eight-week curriculum for both active duty and ANG officer trainees in parallel, which included combined lecture sessions and parade and drill training. The previous courses were 9.5 weeks for active duty and six weeks for ANG.

  • Army Cyber capabilities increasing to include Guard, Reserve

    The Army's top cyberspace experts said increasing digital capabilities of the force include 11 cyber protection brigades in the National Guard, and 400 more Cyber Soldiers in the Army Reserve.

  • Carson: Changes needed in Army's 'archaic' retention, promotion system

    The Army needs to make serious institutional changes in order to retain and develop the best Soldiers, the Army's under secretary said.

  • General Grass hosts Air Guard town hall

    Fighting our nation's wars, defending the homeland and building partnerships were among many topics addressed by Army General Frank J. Grass, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, at a town hall meeting with Air Guard members and civilians at the Air National Guard Readiness Center.

    "The mission we do every day in support of the warfight and the homeland is who we are, dating back almost 378 years," he said. "Our enduring relationships with interagency partners and nations around the world, is something nobody else can match."

  • Short-term instructors encourage students, climb mountain

    Two enlisted professional military education instructors from the regular Air Force graduated two NCO Academy flights here Oct. 9, through temporary duty assignment at the Paul H. Lankford Enlisted PME Center.

    Master Sgt. Jason Ramon and Tech. Sgt. Michael Hubbard served on short-term duty with the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center.

    The TEC's officials said that staff training and regular reassignments created a temporary shortfall of qualified EPME instructors.

  • 142nd sign up with Klamath Community College

    With the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Oct. 14, the 142nd Fighter Wing and Klamath Community College, based in Klamath Falls, Oregon, began offering classes on site at Portland Air National Guard Base to help Airmen achieve their Community College of the Air Force degrees.

    Every autumn, college students across the nation participate in a rite of passage, as they return to campuses large and small to pursue their dreams of earning a diploma.

    "This agreement will allow our Airmen to complete the classes they need to finish their CCAF degrees and hopefully be able to add another stripe in the process," said Col. Rick Wedan, 142nd Fighter Wing Commander.