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  • Ending military segregation took an executive order from President Harry Truman Ending military segregation took an executive order from President Harry Truman

    TRENTON, N.J. - Revolution is both a process and an event. The process for the desegregating the military can be seen in the successes of the Tuskegee Airmen, the 78th Tank Battalion – the first black armor unit and the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion – the only all-black Women's Army Corps unit to serve in Europe during  World War II.…

    2 days ago, February 05, 2016
  • Bronze Star for Valor awarded to two New York Air National Guard Airmen killed in Afghanistan Bronze Star for Valor awarded to two New York Air National Guard Airmen killed in Afghanistan

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. - Two Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing have been posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for saving the lives of other Airmen at the cost of their own.Tech. Sgt. Joseph Lemm, Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa and four other Airmen were killed in action in Afghanistan on Dec. 21, 2015, when a…

    3 days ago, February 04, 2016
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  • Commission report provides opportunities to strengthen the Total Army Commission report provides opportunities to strengthen the Total Army

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Commission on the Future of the Army, chaired by retired Gen. Carter Ham, released its recommendations Thursday on how the Army should best organize and employ the Total Force at a time of declining resources-and proceed with the transfer of all Apache attack helicopters (AH-64s) from the Army National Guard to the…

    January 29, 2016
  • Alaska Air Guard's Terns fly south for the winter Alaska Air Guard's Terns fly south for the winter

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - The Arctic tern is a seabird native to both Arctic and subarctic regions. Of its many traits, the tern is known for its long-range migratory patterns. Here, there is another flock of terns that frequent the skies — the 249th Airlift Squadron of the Alaska Air National Guard, and this year, they migrated…

    January 28, 2016
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