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  • National Guard supports 2015 Boston Marathon

    Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided approximately 500 Soldiers and Airmen to assist federal, state and local police with public safety and support during the recent 119th Boston Marathon.

  • Idaho Airman receives Air Force safety award for innovation

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    An armament systems specialist with the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Weapons Load Shop here was presented with a Ground Safety Well Done Award April 12 for researching and developing a storage system for the squadron's Triple Ejection Racks.


    Master Sgt. Marshall J. Daniell's TERs storage system improved safety, reduced work hours and decreased the required storage footprint for the weapons warehouse


    "It was a great honor for me to be here to present an Air Force level award to one of the 124th Fighter Wing Airmen," said Col. Edward Vaughan, director of safety for the Air National Guard. "Air National Guard Airmen, on a daily basis, are innovating to get the mission done and to make the mission move forward. Sergeant Daniell is just the tip of the iceberg for this."
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  • CODY VISITS VIANG

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, the 17th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, visited Airmen here Apr. 12 at the 285th Civil Engineering Squadron of the U.S. Virgin Islands Air National Guard.


    During Chief Cody's visit he met with all Airmen, enlisted and officers alike, taking questions and provided insight as to where the VIANG sat in the bigger picture of the Air Force.


    Cody also discussed some new methods that the Air Force may implement in the future to maintain the balance of Airmen on active duty and National Guard or reserve, while keeping retention in mind.
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  • Wyoming National Guard holds inaugural 5K event

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    More than 500 Wyoming service members, their families and retirees participated in the inaugural Sexual Assault Awareness Month 5K ruck, run and walk at the Wyoming Air National Guard Base on April 12.


    The 153rd Airlift Wing hosted the event which was held to raise awareness about sexual assault and prevention. Participants were able to run, ruck with a minimum of 35 pounds or walk the 3.1 mile course and prizes were awarded to the fastest times in multiple categories.


    Fifty volunteers assisted in the event which raised more than $900 for local charities.
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  • JBA Airmen gather, kick off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

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    Air National Guard Readiness Center and Joint Base Andrews Airmen participated in the first of a two-part Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training April 9 held at the base theater here as part of SAPR mandatory training.


    This training provided an opportunity for Airmen to discuss awareness, prevention and ways to care for victims of sexual assault.


    "The Secretary of Defense [Aston Carter] has said this will be the number one priority for him as far as what our culture looks like in the United States military," said Brig Gen. Michael R. Taheri, commander of the ANGRC, who hosted the event. "You've heard a lot from leadership in the last couple of years ... when people like me stand up in front of you and say we can't allow this kind of thing to happen and you know all the rules, we are not really going to make a difference until the newest Airman all the way up the most senior officer takes ownership of it."
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  • Zachary Parsons named National Guard Military Child of the Year

    The 16-year-old son of an enlisted Missouri National Guardsman became the first National Guard Military Child of the Year at a Thursday evening awards ceremony here.

  • Civilian employers visit Rickenbacker

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    The Ohio National Guard Central Joint Employer Event, hosting employers from around the state, was held at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base on April 9.


    The employers, nominated by the guardsmen who work for them, were invited to spend the day learning about Ohio National Guard missions and the responsibilities of Guard members via numerous hands-on demonstrations.


    "We host these events to thank our civilian-employer partners for the support they provide our service members and to help them understand our unique national defense and homeland response missions," said Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio Assistant Adjutant General for Army, who hosted the event. "These people are great patriots and without them, our Soldiers and Airmen couldn't sustain the high levels of readiness and responsiveness our current environment demands."
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