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  • Conference focuses on building greater diversity within the National Guard Conference focuses on building greater diversity within the National Guard

    SAVANNAH, Ga. —Diversity in the National Guard is an important component of continued success and educating leaders in diversity is one way to further strengthen the Guard, said the Guard’s top general. “One of our National Guard’s greatest strengths as an operational force is that we are present in communities across the country,” said Army Gen.…

    10 hours ago, December 17, 2014
  • California's 129th Rescue Wing saves man from fishing vessel California's 129th Rescue Wing saves man from fishing vessel

    MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif.-Air National Guard members from the 129th Rescue Wing completed an overwater rescue mission on Monday, saving the life of a 24-year-old man on a commercial fishing vessel about 160 nautical miles off the coast of Monterey, California. At approximately 3 p.m. the 129th RQW accepted a mission tasking from the Air…

    9 hours ago, December 17, 2014
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  • Kentucky Airmen return from West Africa mission Kentucky Airmen return from West Africa mission

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - About 40 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard returned home early Wednesday from a deployment to West Africa. The Guard members were based in Senegal where the 123rd…

    November 19, 2014
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  • Pararescuers are Air National Guard's 'quiet professionals' Pararescuers are Air National Guard's 'quiet professionals'

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When many people think of special operations forces, the first to come to mind include Navy SEALs, Marine Corps Reconnaissance Forces, or Army Rangers.  “Air Force? No,” said Chief Master Sgt. Eric Degner, the Air National Guard’s pararescue career field functional manager. “Most people don’t even realize that the Air Force in…

    2 days ago, December 15, 2014
  • Utah Soldier honored for rescuing three from crashed plane Utah Soldier honored for rescuing three from crashed plane

    DRAPER, Utah - A Utah National Guard Soldier who rescued three people from a crashed plane received the Soldier's Medal for heroism from Gen. Frank Grass, chief of National Guard Bureau, in a Dec. 6 ceremony at Camp Williams. Staff Sgt. Robert Kelley received the prestigious award because of his actions when he risked his life rescuing three…

    5 days ago, December 12, 2014
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