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Michigan Guard, Latvia Collaborate on Airfield Capabilities
July 8, 2024
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ted Schroeder, 507th Engineer Battalion, project officer in charge, discusses the potential wet-gap training area with Latvian Armed Forces leadership during the design phase of the Selija Military Training Area in Latvia, June 5, 2024. Michigan Army National Guard Army Corp of Engineers will collaborate with Latvian Zemessardze Engineers over the next several years, contributing to the Selonia Training Area at each development phase.

Air National Guard Wings Participate in Agile Rage Exercise
March 26, 2024
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing on F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base board an HC-130J Combat King II search and rescue aircraft on F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, Westhampton Beach, N.Y., during Exercise Agile Rage 2024, Feb. 29, 2024. The combat readiness exercise emphasized the execution of the Agile Combat Employment concept.

Michigan Airmen Conduct Airworthiness Assessments in Africa
November 13, 2023
Maj. Jacob Stommen and Maj. Craig Warn, 217th Air Component Operations Squadron maintenance officers, Michigan Air National Guard, speak to a Nigerian Air Force member Sept. 5, 2023, in Nigeria during an airworthiness assessment.

Michigan Airmen Train to Survive in Hostile Environments
November 3, 2023
Lt. Col. Adam Pauly, 107th Fighter Squadron commander, Michigan Air National Guard, practices disengaging from parachute equipment during training. Over the October 2023 drill at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, pilots participated in a survival, evasion, resistance and escape training refresher course.

Airmen of the Year Recognized During Focus on the Force Week
August 25, 2023
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, left, director, Air National Guard and Chief Master Sgt. Maurice Williams, right, command chief, ANG, pose with the ANG’s 2023 Outstanding Airmen of the Year at the Air National Guard Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Aug. 24, 2023. All four Outstanding Airmen of the Year participated in Focus on the Force Week.

Michigan Airmen Practice Combat Turns in Latvia
June 21, 2023
A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 127th Wing, Michigan National Guard, departs Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, June 14, 2023. More than 30 Michigan Air National Guard members from the 127th Wing are training in Latvia as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program, giving them a twofold opportunity to practice launching and receiving A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from austere sites and to work with Latvian counterparts.

128th Air Refueling Wing Supports Air Defender 2023 Exercise
June 12, 2023
U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 127th Wing, Michigan National Guard, fly in formation behind a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin National Guard, June 5, 2023. Exercise Air Defender integrates U.S. and allied air-power to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world.

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.