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Michigan Air National Guardsman Named NCO of the Year
June 5, 2023
Tech. Sgt. Jessica R. Brazionis, 217th Air Communications Squadron information systems security manager, at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan, April 15, 2023. Brazionis is the ANG’s Outstanding Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2022.

123rd Special Tactics Facilitates Aircraft Highway Landing
May 9, 2023
An MQ-9 Reaper prepares to take off from Highway 287 in Wyoming during Exercise Agile Chariot April 30, 2023, honing capabilities linked to Agile Combat Employment. Instead of relying on large, fixed bases and infrastructure, ACE employs smaller, more dispersed locations and teams to rapidly move aircraft, pilots and other personnel as needed.

Air Guard-Army Team Funded for Maintenance Innovation
May 8, 2023
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Rubin, 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard; U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lamar Porter, 175th Mission Support Group, Maryland Air National Guard; David Rolen, a U.S. Army civilian from the U.S. Special Operations Command; U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Gerad Pyszka, 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, and U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jonathan Borth, 129th Wing, California Air National Guard, at the National Guard Memorial at NGAUS Headquarters, Washington, D.C., March 31, 2023. Teams proposed solutions for emerging national defense problems during an Academia- Industry-Military Hybrid Innovations’ event.

Massachusetts Guard Partners with Fellow Innovators
April 28, 2023
Members of Team Asclepius Shield, comprising Soldiers and Airmen from active and Guard units, including U.S. Army Spc. Paul Martin, Massachusetts National Guard, third from left, met with U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James Parry, assistant surgeon general with Michigan Air National Guard, and Gregg Peterson, chief executive officer with Bexson Biomedical, at the National Guard Memorial Museum in Washington March 31, 2023.

Honoring with Dignity: Michigan’s Longest Serving Honor Guard Member
March 13, 2023
Master Sgt. Carmen LaGuardia poses for photos at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 5, 2023. LaGuardia is Michigan’s longest serving and most decorated honor guard member, having performed more than 2,000 military details.

NY Guard Air War Experts Participate in Nordic Conference
February 16, 2023
Military personnel from the United States, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden pose for a photograph during a conference focused on sharing airspace information in Copenhagen, Denmark, in January 2023. The New York Air National Guard's 152nd Air Operations Group sent a delegation of three officers to the meeting.

Michigan Medics Take new Combat Casualty Care Course
August 30, 2022
Senior Airmen Kristin Julius and Hector Martinez-Gomez, aerospace medical technicians from the 127th Medical Group, carry a simulated victim during Tactical Combat Casualty Care  training at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan. The training Aug. 15-16, 2022, was part of August drill.

Northern Agility 22-1 Begins in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
June 28, 2022
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 191st Air Refueling Group, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan,  arrives at Sawyer International Airport, Marquette, Michigan, to support Agile Combat Employment training as multicapable Airmen during the Northern Agility 22-1 exercise, June 27, 2022. Northern Agility 22-1 tests the rapid insertion of an Air Expeditionary Wing into a bare-base environment to establish logistics and communications and enhance the ability to operate in austere environments.

Michigan ANG firefighters aid county with training resources
April 13, 2022
Firefighters from Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center demonstrated the use of live-fire training props at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich. April 7, 2022. The props, known as “Palmer’s Dollhouses,” are used by fire departments nationwide to train on critical skills, including communication, smoke reading (color, velocity, density and volume), ventilation tactics, and thermal imaging camera operations.

Michigan Airman embraces nurse assistant program, service
March 24, 2022
Senior Airman Tiffany McPherson, an aircrew flight equipment specialist assigned to the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan Air National Guard, at Primrose Retirement Community of Midland, Michigan, March 7, 2022. McPherson volunteered to train and serve as a certified nursing assistant to help ease staffing shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.

110th Wing member links data for EUCOM, AFRICOM air components
November 16, 2021
Michigan Air National Guard Lt. Col. Colin Alexander, an air battle manager with the 603d Air Operations Center, is a member of the Joint Interface Control Cell (JICC) at U.S. Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Michigan Air National Guard Airmen briefed on COVID vaccine
October 28, 2021
U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Bohnsack, state air surgeon, Joint Forces Headquarters,  Michigan Air National Guard, briefs Airmen about the COVID-19 vaccine at the 110th Wing, Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan, Oct. 23, 2021. The briefing was one of a series of presentations coordinated by the 110th Medical Group before the Nov. 2 deadline for Air National Guard members to get vaccinated.

Cyber units secured joint networks during Northern Strike
September 28, 2021
Maj. Richard Frantz, 272nd Cyber Operations chief of training, explains the Threat Cloud program to Senior Airmen Kelsie Hubbart and Micah Sage, cyber operators on the operations floor at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan, Sept. 14, 2020. Threat Cloud was used to improve traffic conditions for the state of Michigan during Operation Resilience, Innovative Readiness Training.

Michigan Guard partner Latvia trains at readiness center
August 13, 2021
Latvian and Estonian firefighters train on a simulated car fire during Northern Strike 21-2 at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, Aug. 6, 2021. Northern Strike is an opportunity to build readiness and interoperability with other units and multinational partners while training in realistic multi-domain environments.

127th Wing makes historic highway landing
August 6, 2021
An A-10 Thunderbolt II from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, lands on a public highway in Alpena, Michigan, Aug. 5, 2021. The highway landing was a part of Exercise Northern Strike 21-2.

25 Years Later: Remembering Khobar Towers bombing
June 25, 2021
On the night of June 25, 1996, a bomb was detonated near the Khobar Tower housing complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 19 Airmen and injuring more than 400 U.S. and international military members and civilians. The towers housed coalition forces supporting Operation Southern Watch, a no-fly zone operation in Southern Iraq.

Michigan ANG engineers replace runway arresting systems
June 17, 2021
Michigan Air National Guard power production Airmen from the 110th Civil Engineer Squadron and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center remove a fairlead beam June 8, 2021. They replaced the aircraft arresting system, which helps stop aircraft with tailhooks in case of emergency.

Michigan Air Guard couple from Zambia become U.S. citizens
June 14, 2021
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Waicha Gondwe, a material management specialist in the 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base (SANGB), Michigan, born and raised in Zambia, stands with her husband, Master Sgt. Suzgo Gondwe, noncommissioned officer in charge of the 107th Maintenance Squadron, SANGB, also born and raised in Zambia, after she recited her oath of allegiance to become a U.S. citizen at the Immigration Services building, Detroit, Michigan, May 24, 2021. Since 2002, more than 139,000 members of the U.S. military have been naturalized, both at home and abroad.

Michigan Air Guard member follows path to England
June 1, 2021
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sydney Suwannarat, an all-source intelligence analyst with the 217th Air Operations Group, 110th Wing, Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan, stands outside RAF Molesworth, England, May 7, 2021. Suwannarat is serving a multiyear tour at RAF Molesworth’s Joint Intelligence Operations Center, Europe (JIOCEUR) Analytic Center.

Michigan Air National Guardsman pursues kickboxing gold
May 13, 2021
Michigan Air National Gjuard Master Sgt. Destiny Taylor, 110th Wing finance specialist, spars with a teen boy during a youth training class in Kalamazoo, Michigan, April 22, 2021.