Lt. Col. Kevin Horton, 199th Fighter Squadron commander, and Col. Phillip Mallory, 154th Wing vice commander, complete an in-air refueling sequence Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. Leaders who fall directly above and under the 154th Operations Group participated in a training sortie to witness the Group’s symbolic Change of Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)
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All Hawaii ANG airframes Soar during Symbolic Change of Command

Lt. Col. Kevin Horton, 199th Fighter Squadron commander, and Col. Phillip Mallory, 154th Wing vice commander, complete an in-air refueling sequence Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. Leaders who fall directly above and under the 154th Operations Group participated in a training sortie to witness the Group’s symbolic Change of Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)

Tactical Air Control Party specialists with the 148th Air Support Operations Squadron, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, make observations and determine locations of buildings throughout the landscape Nov. 6, 2021, at Annville, Pennsylvania. TACPs from the 148th ASOS took part in a round-robin, team competition event to help enhance various tactical skills while developing team building. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp)
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148th ASOS Clete Training

Tactical Air Control Party specialists with the 148th Air Support Operations Squadron, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, make observations and determine locations of buildings throughout the landscape Nov. 6, 2021, at Annville, Pennsylvania. TACPs from the 148th ASOS took part in a round-robin, team competition event to help enhance various tactical skills while developing team building. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo [Read More …]

A six-ship formation of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, from the 124th Fighter Wing, fly over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. The aircraft were flying in formation as part of the 124th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Shannon Smith’s final flight. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
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Col Smith’s Final Flight

A six-ship formation of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, from the 124th Fighter Wing, fly over Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2021. The aircraft were flying in formation as part of the 124th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Shannon Smith’s final flight. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, takes his final flight as an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot Nov. 6, 2021 at Gowen Field, Idaho. Smith will relinquish command of the 124FW on Nov. 7th, 2021 as he takes a new position at the Joint Force Headquarters as the director of operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Mercedee Wilds)
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The 124th Fighter Wing Commander’s Fini Flight

Col. Shannon Smith, the 124th Fighter Wing commander, takes his final flight as an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot Nov. 6, 2021 at Gowen Field, Idaho. Smith will relinquish command of the 124FW on Nov. 7th, 2021 as he takes a new position at the Joint Force Headquarters as the director of operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. [Read More …]

U.S. Army Spc. Aaron Fiscelli, 1171st Medial Company Area Support, Michigan Army National Guard (MIARNG), completes an obstacle course during the MIARNG’s Best Warrior Competition 18-21, Fort Custer Training Center, Augusta, Michigan, Oct. 19, 2021. The Michigan Army National Guard conducted the Best Warrior Competition to select the MIARNG Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer to represent the MIARNG at the Region 4 BWC. The Best Warrior Competition recognizes Soldiers who demonstrate commitment to the Army values, embody the Warrior Ethos, and represent the Force of the Future. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Eichaker)
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Michigan Soldiers compete in Best Warrior Competition

U.S. Army Spc. Aaron Fiscelli, 1171st Medial Company Area Support, Michigan Army National Guard (MIARNG), completes an obstacle course during the MIARNG’s Best Warrior Competition 18-21, Fort Custer Training Center, Augusta, Michigan, Oct. 19, 2021. The Michigan Army National Guard conducted the Best Warrior Competition to select the MIARNG Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer to represent the MIARNG at the Region [Read More …]

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 …]