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109th Airlift Wing Makes Historic South Pole Landing
November 3, 2006
The Tethered Aerostat Radar System is a low-level surveillance system that uses aerostats as radar platforms. An aerostat is a lighter-than-air, inflatable, aerodynamic balloon filled with helium and air. The primary mission is to provide low-level radar surveillance along the southwest border of the United States and Mexico, the Straits of Florida and the Caribbean in support of federal agencies involved in the nation's drug interdiction program.

Guard, Reserve Team Up to Make Child 'Pilot for a Day'
November 2, 2006
Michael Ogunjimi, 10, of Washington, D.C., joins Air Force Reserve Capt. Scott Clark, 756th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, to salute from the wing of a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 27. The 459th Air Refueling Wing and the District of Columbia Air National Guard 113th Wing teamed up to host the "Pilot for a Day" program. "P4D" is a community outreach program that allows military and civilian children of all ages who suffer from serious or chronic medical conditions to visit an installation for a day.

Air Traffic Service Soldiers Deploy to Iraq Theatre of Operations
November 1, 2006
Maj. Gen. Ron Chastain, the adjutant general of the Arkansas National Guard, visits with Soldiers and their families during a going away celebration on Monday at Camp Shelby, Miss. Family members and Guard leaders gathered at Camp Shelby to bid farewell to the Soldiers, who were deploying with Company D, 1st Battalion, 114th Aviation (Air Traffic Services) of the 77th Aviation Brigade. Over 60 Soldiers strong, the unit departed Camp Shelby, Miss, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, for their yearlong deployment in Iraq.

Arkansas National Guard engineers take over critical mission; Bid Missouri unit 'God Speed'
November 1, 2006
Lt. Col. Patricia Anslow, commander of the Arkansas Army National Guard's 875th Engineer Battalion, and Command Sgt. Maj. Billy Ward proudly uncase the unit colors at a formal transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Striker, Iraq, Nov. 1, 2006. The 875th took over from the Missouri Army National Guard's 110th Engineer Battalion, which is completing a yearlong deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Hawaii National Guard Plans Airlift to Maui Earthquake Victims
November 1, 2006

Guard chief stresses importance of Ohio-Serbian alliance
October 31, 2006
Zdravko Ponos, acting chief of the Serbian armed forces General Staff, and LTG H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, review Serbian Soldiers in Belgrade on Oct. 13 during talks about the Serbia's new alliance with Ohio as part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program.

Building better warriors
October 31, 2006
Level III combatives instructor, Sgt. 1st Class Jeffery Malloch, demonstrates a combatives move for students of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

Davis receives highest Guard Bureau award
October 27, 2006
LTG H Steven Blum (left), chief of the National Guard Bureau, presented the 2006 Sonny Montgomery Award, the National Guard Bureau's highest award, to Congressman Thomas Davis III of Virginia at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington Oct. 25.

Air Guard Recapitalization, Training on Command Chief's Mind
October 27, 2006
Sgt. Chris Campbell, (left), of the 102nd Civil Support Team, briefs Sgt. Richard Hosmer (center), and Sgt. Paul Edgerly (right), both CST Survey Team Members, at a CST demonstration event at the Marion County Regional Fire Training Facility in Brooks, Ore., on Oct. 27, 2006. Staff Sgt. John Reyes, Survey Team Chief & Sgt 1st Class Sharon Robertson, Logistics NCO, are in the background.

Oregon National Guard's 102nd Civil Support Team Demonstrates Capabilities to Support Local, State, Federal Agencies
October 27, 2006
Sgt. Chris Campbell, (left), of the 102nd Civil Support Team, briefs Sgt. Richard Hosmer (center), and Sgt. Paul Edgerly (right), both CST Survey Team Members, at a CST demonstration event at the Marion County Regional Fire Training Facility in Brooks, Ore., on Oct. 27, 2006. Staff Sgt. John Reyes, Survey Team Chief & Sgt 1st Class Sharon Robertson, Logistics NCO, are in the background.

California Air Guardsmen save life in Mexico
October 26, 2006
Master Sgt. Eric Degner provides manual air to the patient.

Chilling mission takes off; New York Air Guard planes stop off at Hickam before going on to Antarctica
October 25, 2006
A C-17 cargo jet takes off from an ice runway at McMurdo Station in Antarctica over five LC-130s parked on a sea ice ramp.

Strength through adversity: Loss of limb no hurdle for Ohio combat veteran
October 25, 2006
Terry Dean with his wife Alissa, and daughter Gracie, celebrate the unit's February 2005 return from Iraq.

Heavenly armor
October 25, 2006
Pastor given 'additional protection' for Iraq deployment.

Alma mater recognizes Army Guard director
October 25, 2006

Vermont Guard trains Macedonia military for peacekeeping missions
October 23, 2006
A Vermont National Guardsman observes a Macedonian military policeman during the rifle marksmanship training portion of Operation Rising Phalanx, which took place here Sept. 9-22, 2006. The U.S. European Command State Partnership Program sponsored field exercise culminated a 10-month small unit exchange to train Macedonian Army military police platoons to take part in international peacekeeping missions. The State Partnership Program, which originated in 1993, links a National Guard State with a partner nation in support of EUCOM's Theater Security Cooperation objectives. There are currently 24 partnerships within the EUCOM area of responsibility.

Cheney thanks Indiana Airmen, Soldiers
October 21, 2006
Vice President Dick Cheney addresses Indiana National Guard Airmen, Soldiers and family members during an Oct. 20 military rally at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

Operation Deep Freeze LC-130 arrives at Hickam
October 20, 2006
A New York Air National Guard LC-130 Hercules sits while crews unload fuel and cargo here during a mission to Antartica in 2005. A LC-130 arrived Oct. 17 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, en route to its first Operation Deep Freeze mission for the year. The LC-130 is equipped with ski-landing gear that allows the aircraft to land on ice or snow while airlifting supplies to remote locations throughout the Antarctic continent.

Shielding the Orient: Oregon National Guard Citizen Soldiers Train with the Japanese Army
October 19, 2006
Oregon National Guard and Japan Ground Self Defense Force troops salute the U.S. and Japanese flags during the Orient Shield opening ceremony Monday.

Air Force dedicates Memorial
October 18, 2006
On behalf of all American citizens President George W. Bush accepts the Air Force Memorial during a dedication ceremony at its Arlington, Va. location overlooking the Pentagon on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006. Looking on are, from left: Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley and Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne. Designed by the late James Ingo Freed the memorial with its three soaring spires inspired by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds bomb burst manuever, pays tribute to and honors the patriotic men and women of the U.S. Air Force and its predeccessor organizations. An open house will run near the Pentagon in conjunction with the dedication ceremony which will feature performances by the U.S. Air Force Band, the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard drill team, and will culminate with a concert featuring country music performer LeeAnn Womack. (U.S. Air Force photo/)