Airmen from the 124th Fighter Wing, Boise, Idaho, 125th Special Tactics Squadron, Portland, Oregon, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and the 129th Rescue Wing, Mountain View, California, conduct a forward area refueling point exercise between an HC-130J and two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, from the Idaho Air National Guard, in Pendleton, Oregon, February 4, 2021. A FARP is used to refuel aircraft in austere locations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
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Idaho A-10s Participate in FARP Exercise

Airmen from the 124th Fighter Wing, Boise, Idaho, 125th Special Tactics Squadron, Portland, Oregon, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and the 129th Rescue Wing, Mountain View, California, conduct a forward area refueling point exercise between an HC-130J and two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, from the Idaho Air National Guard, in Pendleton, Oregon, February 4, 2021. A FARP is used to refuel [Read More …]

A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from Company B, 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation Regiment, Kankakee, Illinois, AH-1Z Viper with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, conducts mixed multi-ship training during Winter Strike 21 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., Jan 26, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold-weather readiness event held as part of the Northern Strike exercise series that offers the Michigan National Guard’s unparalleled facilities as a venue for U.S. and coalition forces to receive advanced All-Domain joint fires training in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson)
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Winter Strike 21

A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from Company B, 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation Regiment, Kankakee, Illinois, AH-1Z Viper with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, conducts mixed multi-ship training during Winter Strike 21 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., Jan 26, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold-weather readiness event held as part [Read More …]

Soldiers from 1st/120th Field Artillery, Wisconsin National Guard, maneuver a M-119 Howitzer into firing position after the artillery piece was transported via helicopter into the field during Winter Strike 21 at Camp Grayling Maneuver Center, Mich., Jan. 27, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold weather readiness event held as part of the Northern Strike exercise series that offers the Michigan National Guard’s unparalleled facilities as a venue for U.S. and coalition forces to receive advanced All-Domain joint fires training in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Dan Heaton)
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Winter Strike 2021

Soldiers from 1st/120th Field Artillery, Wisconsin National Guard, maneuver a M-119 Howitzer into firing position after the artillery piece was transported via helicopter into the field during Winter Strike 21 at Camp Grayling Maneuver Center, Mich., Jan. 27, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold weather readiness event held as part of the Northern Strike exercise series that offers the [Read More …]

A gunnery team from C Battery, 1st/120th Field Artillery, Wisconsin National Guard, prepares to load and fire a M-777 Howitzer during Winter Strike 21 at Camp Grayling Maneuver Center, Mich., Jan. 25, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold weather readiness event held as part of the Northern Strike exercise series that offers the Michigan National Guard’s unparalleled facilities as a venue for U.S. and coalition forces to receive advanced All-Domain joint fires training in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Dan Heaton)
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Winter Strike 2021

A gunnery team from C Battery, 1st/120th Field Artillery, Wisconsin National Guard, prepares to load and fire a M-777 Howitzer during Winter Strike 21 at Camp Grayling Maneuver Center, Mich., Jan. 25, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold weather readiness event held as part of the Northern Strike exercise series that offers the Michigan National Guard’s unparalleled facilities as [Read More …]

A U.S. Soldier with the Oklahoma National Guard, stands watch near the U.S. Capitol building, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2021. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Imwalle)
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Oklahoma National Guard provides security during the 59th Presidential Inauguration

A U.S. Soldier with the Oklahoma National Guard, stands watch near the U.S. Capitol building, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2021. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. [Read More …]

U.S. Airmen with the Minnesota National Guard deboard a C-130 Hercules upon arrival to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Jan. 18, 2021. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Morgan R. Whitehouse)
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ANG Airlifts Troops Nationwide to DC for 59th Inauguration

U.S. Airmen with the Minnesota National Guard deboard a C-130 Hercules upon arrival to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Jan. 18, 2021. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by [Read More …]

Nebraska National Guard Airmen and Soldiers prepare to board a 155th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker, Jan. 17, 2021, at the Nebraska National Guard air base in Lincoln. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, approved a request for additional support to the D.C. National Guard and law enforcement agencies providing security during the 59th Presidential Inauguration.
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Nebraska National Guard provide support for 59th Presidental Inauguration

Nebraska National Guard Airmen and Soldiers prepare to board a 155th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker, Jan. 17, 2021, at the Nebraska National Guard air base in Lincoln. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, approved a request for additional support to the D.C. National Guard and law enforcement agencies providing security during the 59th Presidential [Read More …]

Air Force 1st Lt. Jennifer Petrow, a pilot assigned to the 118th Airlift Squadron, flies a C-130 H aircraft enroute to Washington, D.C., January 15, 2021, East Granby, Connecticut. Guardsmen were mobilized in support of security operations in the days leading up to the United States presidential inauguration. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Tamara R. Dabney)
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Connecticut Guard supports operations in D.C.

Air Force 1st Lt. Jennifer Petrow, a pilot assigned to the 118th Airlift Squadron, flies a C-130 H aircraft enroute to Washington, D.C., January 15, 2021, East Granby, Connecticut. Guardsmen were mobilized in support of security operations in the days leading up to the United States presidential inauguration. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Tamara R. Dabney)

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division fire a M119A3 Howitzer during Operation Demon Flex on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 12, 2021. Operation Demon Flex was a live-fire exercise to certify Howitzer and Fire Direction Center sections, as well as to build crew drill proficiencies in order to fight near-peer adversaries. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin Stafford)
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Operation Demon Flex

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division fire a M119A3 Howitzer during Operation Demon Flex on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 12, 2021. Operation Demon Flex was a live-fire exercise to certify Howitzer and Fire Direction Center sections, as well as to build crew drill proficiencies in order to [Read More …]