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  • 25th Infantry Division team wins Best Ranger Competition

    For the first time since 1995, a team representing the 25th Infantry Division took home top honors at the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • Wing tests wartime readiness

    Members of the 147th Reconnaissance Wing participated in an Operational Readiness Exercise at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base here April 1-6.

    An exercise evaluation team assessed the members on their ability to ensure operational readiness in a simulated war-time scenario.

    Participants were evaluated on the speed and accuracy of their responses during rocket attacks, mass casualties, aircraft fires and fuel leaks.

    "We want to keep our people sharp," said Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Gulley, the command post non-commissioned officer in charge. "There's a turnover with personnel over a period of time, and we want to train the new people with the additional skills required in a war time environment."

  • Miles "Batkid" Scott becomes pilot for a day

    The exploits of a local "superhero" continued when Miles Scott, call sign "Batkid," reported for duty at the 173rd Fighter Wing here April 10 as part of the Pilot for a Day program.

    He donned the uniform of an F-15 pilot to include helmet, mask, and at one point even night vision goggles in preparation for the events of the day.

    Instructor pilot Maj. Richard Giampietri escorted he and his family to watch take-offs up-close and personal, sat Batkid in the cockpit of a jet, and introduced him to crew chief Tech. Sgt. Cliff Rutledge and other maintenance personnel.

  • 107th members 'Walk a Mile' in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Members of the 107th Airlift Wing here assembled April 13 at the fitness testing area here to "Walk a Mile" in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

    The "Walk a Mile" Awareness event was organized by the 107th Sexual Assault Prevention office to highlight the Wing's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault.

    "When we all get involved we will move the Air Force closer to a culture free of sexual assault," said Col. John Higgins, 107th AW commander. "Sexual Assault Awareness Month is our way to extend this message."

  • Director of ANG visits 123rd Airlift Wing; swears in 15 Airmen to kick off Thunder air show

    Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III, director of the Air National Guard, toured the Kentucky Air Guard Base here April 11-13, meeting Airmen from units across the 123rd Airlift Wing and kicking off Thunder Over Louisville, one of the largest air show and fireworks displays in North America.

    Clarke also inspected displays of the wing's unique mission capabilities, including the only fully operational contingency response group in the Air National Guard and a special tactics squadron that combines both combat control and pararescue functions, according to Col. Barry Gorter, commander of the 123rd.

  • 105th SFS and 823d BDS unite to remember fallen Airman

    A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III parks near the Deployment Control Center at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., April 10, 2014. Members of the 105th Security Forces Squadron from Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., traveled to Moody to attend a memorial dedication ceremony in honor of Staff Sgt. Todd Lobraico Jr., a member of their unit who died Sept. 5, 2013, from wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan/Released)

  • 105th SFS and 823d BDS unite to remember fallen Airman