A SOCOM Para-Commando performs during the Ellsworth Airshow practice May 15, 2022 at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. Attendees enjoyed a variety of aerial acts and static displays showcasing the skills and technology of the U.S. military. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Taylor Solberg)
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2022 Ellsworth Air and Space Show

A SOCOM Para-Commando performs during the Ellsworth Airshow practice May 15, 2022 at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. Attendees enjoyed a variety of aerial acts and static displays showcasing the skills and technology of the U.S. military. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Taylor Solberg)

U.S. Airmen with the 156th Wing receive their chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosives training during the January regular schedule drill at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, Jan. 23, 2022. The training ensures all members are furnished with the skills necessary to properly utilize CBRNE equipment and decontamination procedures. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Eliezer Soto)
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156th Wing CBRNE Training

U.S. Airmen with the 156th Wing receive their chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosives training during the January regular schedule drill at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, Jan. 23, 2022. The training ensures all members are furnished with the skills necessary to properly utilize CBRNE equipment and decontamination procedures. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff [Read More …]

GRAYLING, Mich. – Massachusetts Army National Guard teamed up Jan. 24, 2022, with local first responders from Muskegon, Roscommon, Crawford and Grand Traverse counties to perform intensive hypothermia training at Lake Margrethe near Camp Grayling, Mich. The event took place during Northern Strike 22-1 (Winter Strike), a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise held Jan. 21-30 with participants from several U.S. states and partner forces at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, which together comprise the National All-Domain Warfighting Center (NADWC) (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa)
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Special Forces Soldiers Conduct Ski Training in Northern Michigan

GRAYLING, Mich. – Massachusetts Army National Guard teamed up Jan. 24, 2022, with local first responders from Muskegon, Roscommon, Crawford and Grand Traverse counties to perform intensive hypothermia training at Lake Margrethe near Camp Grayling, Mich. The event took place during Northern Strike 22-1 (Winter Strike), a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise held Jan. 21-30 with participants from several U.S. states [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 20th Special Forces Group, Massachusetts Army National Guard, conduct snowmobile training during Northern Strike 22-1, at Camp Grayling, Mich., Jan. 22, 2022. The winter iteration of the Northern Strike exercise series, known as “Winter Strike,” is held annually in northern Michigan during the coldest part of the year, so visiting units can train in subarctic conditions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan D. Viglianco)
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20th Special Forces Group Soldiers Complete Snowmobile Training

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 20th Special Forces Group, Massachusetts Army National Guard, conduct snowmobile training during Northern Strike 22-1, at Camp Grayling, Mich., Jan. 22, 2022. The winter iteration of the Northern Strike exercise series, known as “Winter Strike,” is held annually in northern Michigan during the coldest part of the year, so visiting units can train in subarctic [Read More …]

The 124th Fighter Wing hosted four F-35B Lighting IIs Jan. 7-9, 2021 at Gowen Field. Pilots assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps' Attack Squadron 225 (VMFA-225), based out of Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona, trained with Idaho's A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots, utilizing Idaho's ample training air space and the Orchard Combat Training Center and Saylor Creek ranges. Training with different aircraft exposes Air National Guard members to scenarios beyond their normal close air support mission and provides a unique experience to enhance the unit’s joint operations capabilities. (U.S. National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)
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Arizona Marine Corps Pilots fly F-35s, Train with A-10s at Idaho Ranges

The 124th Fighter Wing hosted four F-35B Lighting IIs Jan. 7-9, 2021 at Gowen Field. Pilots assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Attack Squadron 225 (VMFA-225), based out of Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona, trained with Idaho’s A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots, utilizing Idaho’s ample training air space and the Orchard Combat Training Center and Saylor Creek ranges. Training with [Read More …]

A Swedish Armed Forces highly mobile Archer Artillery System fires a round at a demonstration for U.S. Soldiers and Airmen on Nov. 15, 2021, at Camp Atterbury, IN. Service members from across the country provided operational support, physical security, and force health protection enforcement during the Joint Staff sponsored Coalition Capability Demonstration and Assessment event Bold Quest 21.2 held at Camp Atterbury and Mascatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana, Oct. 18 through Nov. 18. 2021. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Myhr)
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Swedish Armed Forces Demonstrate Archer Artillery System at Bold Quest 21

A Swedish Armed Forces highly mobile Archer Artillery System fires a round at a demonstration for U.S. Soldiers and Airmen on Nov. 15, 2021, at Camp Atterbury, IN. Service members from across the country provided operational support, physical security, and force health protection enforcement during the Joint Staff sponsored Coalition Capability Demonstration and Assessment event Bold Quest 21.2 held at [Read More …]

Thirty-five, two-person teams of military snipers participated in the 2021 Winston P. Wilson and Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Sniper Rifle Match Championships at Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ark., Dec. 05, 2021. Teams participated in 3 events, Binary, El Sniper, and Reveal, each designed to test a specific skillset. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Daniel J. Condit)
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2022 WPW and AFSAM Sniper Rifle Match Championships

Thirty-five, two-person teams of military snipers participated in the 2021 Winston P. Wilson and Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Sniper Rifle Match Championships at Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ark., Dec. 05, 2021. Teams participated in 3 events, Binary, El Sniper, and Reveal, each designed to test a specific skillset. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. [Read More …]

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 301st Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard drops flares over Falcon Bombing Range near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Oct. 7, 2021. This exercise was observed by Canadian Special Operations Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
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137th SOW hosts CANSOFCOM Aircrew for MC-12W Training

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 301st Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard drops flares over Falcon Bombing Range near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Oct. 7, 2021. This exercise was observed by Canadian Special Operations Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard. (U.S. [Read More …]