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  • New York's 106th Rescue Wing base honor guard sets a high bar New York's 106th Rescue Wing base honor guard sets a high bar

    WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. - With 619 funerals conducted in the 2013-14 fiscal year, the 106th Rescue Wing’s Base Honor Guard is the busiest honor guard team in the Air National Guard. The team is also the eighth-busiest Honor Guard in the total Air Force and the only Base Honor Guard recognized by the Air Combat Command Inspector General for its…

    3 days ago, October 22, 2014
  • North Carolina chaplain fighting breast cancer on her own terms North Carolina chaplain fighting breast cancer on her own terms

    RALEIGH, N.C. – Two weeks ago in Franklinton, North Carolina, National Guard Chaplain Maj. Melissa Culbreth sat laughing and joking in a chair on the front porch of the farm where she works, while her signature red hair was done in five braids. The porch was full of friends, family and fellow Soldiers watching and waiting for the braids to be cut…

    3 days ago, October 22, 2014
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  • Obama activates National Guard, Reserves for Operation United Assistance Obama activates National Guard, Reserves for Operation United Assistance

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has authorized the Defense Department to call up a small number of National Guard or reserve troops that possess special skills needed to aid efforts in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.  Obama issued an executive order Thursday authorizing the secretaries of Defense and Homeland…

    7 days ago, October 17, 2014
  • Civil Support Teams - new tactics for new threats Civil Support Teams - new tactics for new threats

    ARLINGTON, Va. - After 9/11, the Department of Defense mandated that the National Guard increase its emphasis on the kinds of threats the United States was likely to see from terrorist organizations.  With the 9/11 attacks as a blueprint, terrorists' new focus on weapons of mass destruction meant creating teams with more technology that would be…

    7 days ago, October 17, 2014
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