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  • Georgia goes to Georgia: breaching barriers and building relationships

    Imagine traveling to a foreign country, not speaking the language, and being tasked to teach some of the country's top medical professionals all through the use of translators.

    For a team of eight healthcare experts from the Georgia Air National Guard's 116th Air Control Wing medical group, that's exactly what the doctor ordered, and the doctor in this case was the U.S. European Command.

    "We were invited to the Republic of Georgia by EUCOM to teach physicians, infectious disease experts and hazmat response teams about treating patients in a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive environment," said Chief Master Sgt. Cynthia Haines, 116th Medical Group medical operations superintendent.

  • 177th SFS hosts active shooter training

    The New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Security Forces Squadron here hosted a mobile training team from the Air Force Reserve's 610th Security Forces Squadron, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 23-25 at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base.

    The team of instructors from the 610th SFS taught Active Shooter Level I training to a mix of ANG, U.S. Coast Guard, and civilian law enforcement officers.

    "An active shooter call is the worst call possible," said lead instructor Master Sgt. Bruce Harris.

  • ANG Airmen inspire school children in Australian Outback

    D.C. Air National Guard Airmen took time to plant seeds of friendship with Australian youngsters during their recent deployment to Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal.        

    Approximately 20 pilots, maintainers, medics and life support Airmen visited  McFarlane Primary School in Katherine in Northern Territory and told eager students about their jobs, and life in the United States.

    RAAF Base Tindal is a remote base in the Australian Outback almost 400 kilometers from the nearest mid-sized city. Many children from the neighboring community of Katherine and the surrounding bush come from traditional Aboriginal families that often struggle to integrate with modern Australian culture. 

  • 188th Airman honors supervisors, University of Arkansas with Patriot Award

    One 188th Wing Airman recognized her employer with a Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award during a presentation ceremony held at the University of Arkansas Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education Sept. 19.

    Maj. Danielle Wood, 188th Wing Equal Opportunity chief, honored Dr. G. David Gearhart, UA chancellor, and Dr. Charles F. Robinson, UA vice chancellor for diversity and communication, for exhibiting exceptional support of her more than a decade long Air National Guard career.

  • Former Kingsley dependent returns, wearing four stars

    The commander of the U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command made his first official visit to Kingsley Field Aug. 27, a base he is very familiar with. 

    Gen. Robin Rand remembers the time he spent here long before his acceptance to the Air Force Service Academy in 1979 and long before he earned his place in the cockpit of the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.

    This visit took him back to 1962 when his father, Col. Phil Rand, commanded the 408th Fighter Group at Kingsley Field.

  • Air Guard families build resiliency through 'Strong Bonds' retreat

    Twenty Airmen and their spouses from the Iowa Air National Guard attended a marriage retreat held here Sept. 19-20 as part of an effort to improve resiliency among Airmen and their families.

    Iowa ANG chaplains from the185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa, and 133rd Test Squadron at Fort Dodge, Iowa, and the132nd Fighter Wing in Des Moines, Iowa, hosted the two-day event dubbed "Laugh You Way to a Better Marriage."

    The program's aim is to get those in attendance in a non-threatening environment and strengthen relationships by using laughter. "Laugh You Way to a Better Marriage " is a Strong Bonds event sponsored by the Chaplain Corps of Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard military services.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldier wins 2014 Drill Sergeant of Year Competition

    A Fort Leonard Wood Soldier won the Training and Doctrine Command's 2014 Drill Sergeant of the Year title, at the end of this year's competition, Sept. 11, 2014, held at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.