A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 "Silver Eagles" is refueled by a U.S. Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker with New Jersey’s 141st Air Refueling Squadron “Tigers” during exercise Scarlet Dragon on Oct. 7, 2021. The Scarlet Dragon exercise was led by the XVIII (Airborne) Corps and included observers from the UK, Australia and Canada as well as participants from all six U.S. armed services. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)
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NJANG supports Marine Corps during Scarlet Dragon

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 “Silver Eagles” is refueled by a U.S. Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker with New Jersey’s 141st Air Refueling Squadron “Tigers” during exercise Scarlet Dragon on Oct. 7, 2021. The Scarlet Dragon exercise was led by the XVIII (Airborne) Corps and included observers from the UK, Australia and Canada [Read More …]

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nelson Struck, left, and Sgt. Justin Wenzel, both military working dog handlers (MWD) with the 928th Military Working Dog Detachment, Connecticut National Guard, train with MWD Rexo on suspect apprehension in Newtown, Connecticut, Oct. 8, 2021. The training was part of a demonstration of skill during a visit from Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, senior enlisted advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, who visited the unit to speak with Soldiers and learn more about the 928th’s mission and capabilities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Sarah Mattison)
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928th Military Working Dog Detachment

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nelson Struck, left, and Sgt. Justin Wenzel, both military working dog handlers (MWD) with the 928th Military Working Dog Detachment, Connecticut National Guard, train with MWD Rexo on suspect apprehension in Newtown, Connecticut, Oct. 8, 2021. The training was part of a demonstration of skill during a visit from Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, senior enlisted [Read More …]

Airmen assigned to the 114th Civil Engineer Squadron practice shoot, move, communicate drills during October's Unit Training Assembly as part of the Multi-Capable Airman (MCA) concept. The MCA training consisted of convoy operations, movement techniques with weapons, integrated base defense and land navigation as a way to cultivate a more self-sustaining and well rounded squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jorrie Hart)
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Advancing the Multi-Capable Airman (MCA) Concept

Airmen assigned to the 114th Civil Engineer Squadron practice shoot, move, communicate drills during October’s Unit Training Assembly as part of the Multi-Capable Airman (MCA) concept. The MCA training consisted of convoy operations, movement techniques with weapons, integrated base defense and land navigation as a way to cultivate a more self-sustaining and well rounded squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo [Read More …]

An AgustaWestland AW109 Razzle Blades assigned to the A-109 Solo Display Team “Razzle Blades” displays air support capabilities during the 20th anniversary of NATO Days, Sept. 18, 2021, at the Leoš Janáček Ostrava Airport, Czech Republic. Originally, the event was a regional public presentation of armed forces, police and rescuers and has since evolved into the largest air, military & security show in Central Europe. Solidarity and unity with allies and partners enhances trust and credibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander D. Schriner)
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NEANG participates in 20th anniversary of NATO Days

An AgustaWestland AW109 Razzle Blades assigned to the A-109 Solo Display Team “Razzle Blades” displays air support capabilities during the 20th anniversary of NATO Days, Sept. 18, 2021, at the Leoš Janáček Ostrava Airport, Czech Republic. Originally, the event was a regional public presentation of armed forces, police and rescuers and has since evolved into the largest air, military & [Read More …]

A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft, assigned to the 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard, fly in formation behind a KC-135R Stratotanker with the 434th Aerial Refueling Wing Aug. 27, 2021, over Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana. The Indiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Boss Lift offered the opportunity for civilian-employers of Guard and Reserve military members to see and experience the military training their employees receive. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rita Jimenez)
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Heritage A-10C Refuels during ESGR Bosslift

A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft, assigned to the 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard, fly in formation behind a KC-135R Stratotanker with the 434th Aerial Refueling Wing Aug. 27, 2021, over Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana. The Indiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Boss Lift offered the opportunity for civilian-employers of Guard and Reserve military members to see [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cameron Johnson, weapons load crew cheif assigned to the 140th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Weapons Element, loads a live Mark 82 bomb with the assistance of Senior Airman Perter Valela, weapons load crew member assigned to the 140th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Weapons Element, during exercise Northern Lightning at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, August 17, 2021. Northern Lightning is a full-spectrum Counterland training exercise hosted at Volk Field Air National Guard Base. The goal of the exercise is to provide a tailored, cost effective and realistic combat training for the Department of Defense Total Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Mira Roman)
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Exercise Northern Lightning

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cameron Johnson, weapons load crew cheif assigned to the 140th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Weapons Element, loads a live Mark 82 bomb with the assistance of Senior Airman Perter Valela, weapons load crew member assigned to the 140th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Weapons Element, during exercise Northern Lightning at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, August 17, [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon with the 177th Fighter Wing flies behind a 108th Wing KC-135R Stratotanker during aerial refueling over the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 18, 2021. The 108th and 177th are both part of the New Jersey Air National Guard, and conducted the air refueling after participating in the 2021 Atlantic City Airshow, "A Salute To Those That Serve." (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)
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Air Refueling F-16C Fighting Falcons

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon with the 177th Fighter Wing flies behind a 108th Wing KC-135R Stratotanker during aerial refueling over the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 18, 2021. The 108th and 177th are both part of the New Jersey Air National Guard, and conducted the air refueling after participating in the 2021 Atlantic City Airshow, “A Salute To [Read More …]

Firefighters with the Michigan Air National Guard, New York ANG, the Estonian air force and the Latvian air force respond to a simulated aircraft fire at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, Aug. 12, 2021. Northern Strike is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise that is a tailored readiness producer that has brought together 5,100 participants from various states and countries at the National All-Domain Warfighting Center. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)
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U.S., Latvian, Estonian Firefighters Respond to Simulated Aircraft Fire at Northern Strike 21

Firefighters with the Michigan Air National Guard, New York ANG, the Estonian air force and the Latvian air force respond to a simulated aircraft fire at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, Aug. 12, 2021. Northern Strike is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise that is a tailored readiness producer that has brought together 5,100 participants from various states and countries [Read More …]