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Idaho Guard Maintainers Supply Iron to the Fight
July 2, 2024
Maintenance Airmen from the 124th Maintenance Group generate A-10 Thunderbolt IIs at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, June 4, 2024. The aircraft generation is in support of a weapons system evaluation program  at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

Idaho Air Guard Conducts Panther Shadow Exercise
May 3, 2024
F-35A Lightning IIs wait on the ramp to be refueled at historic Wendover Airfield, Utah, March 27, 2024. Airmen from the 34th Fighter Squadron and Fighter Generation Squadron tested their F-35 agile combat employment and readiness capabilities during an exercise in Utah, Nevada and Idaho.

Idaho Air Guard Pilots Refuel A-10s During Training Exercise
February 6, 2024
The 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho Air National Guard, practiced agile combat employment alongside other support agencies, Gowen Field, Idaho, Feb. 1-2, 2024.

Idaho Air National Guard Airmen Train for Combat
May 15, 2023
Special warfare tactical air control party Airmen with the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron conduct proficiency training on vehicle, radio and weapons systems at Saylor Creek Air Force Range May 8, 2023. As the dedicated liaisons between ground forces and supporting aircraft, ASOS members must maintain proficiency on a variety of equipment to assist their host units.

Idaho Airman Promoted on Same day Son Enlists
March 13, 2023
Senior Master Sgt. Virginia Holmgren, 124th Medical Group operational readiness superintendent, receives a Stripes for Exceptional Performers II Program promotion to chief master sergeant after seeing her oldest son, Nathan Holmgren, enlist in the Idaho Air National Guard the same day at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, March 4, 2023. Holmgren has spent her career with the critical care air transport team as a respiratory therapist.

German Soldiers Train with Idaho Air Guard A-10 Pilots
March 7, 2023
Soldiers from the German Army’s 6th Battery of the Artillery Battalion 345 join forces with A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots assigned to the 124th Fighter Wing’s 190th Fighter Squadron while conducting close air support training at Saylor Creek Range, Idaho, Feb. 11-22.

Idaho Air Guard’s 190th Fighter Squadron Wins Hawgsmoke 2022
September 12, 2022
An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the Idaho National Guard’s 124th Fighter Wing, Boise, Idaho, performs a strafing run during the Hawgsmoke 2022 gunnery competition at the Saylor Creek Bombing Range south of Mountain Home, Idaho, Sept. 8, 2022. The competition traces its heritage back to 1949 and the Gunsmoke gunnery competition.

National Guard Builds Homes for Cherokee Vets During IRT
June 15, 2022
Pfc. John Beckman, a carpentry and masonry specialist with the 2120th Engineer Company, participates in the Cherokee Nation Civil Engineering Innovative Readiness Training June 9, 2022, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Air and Army National Guard members work in two-week rotations from April to August, building seven homes each year for low-income or homeless military veterans of Cherokee Nation.

Idaho Air National Guard Engineers to Build Homes in Oklahoma
June 6, 2022
Two dozen Airmen from the 124th Civil Engineer Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard, build pallet bridges to access new homes during an innovative readiness project in the Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Idaho Air National Guard Airmen Begin Agile Rage Exercise
June 6, 2022
Members from the 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho Air National Guard, travel aboard a C-17 Globemaster III from the 105th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard, en route to Alpena, Michigan, June 4, 2022. This effort is in support of Agile Rage 22 exercise.

Guard airborne firefighting units train in Idaho
May 4, 2022
A California Air National Guard C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing flies a training route during the 2022 Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems spring training in Boise, Idaho, April 29, 2022.

Idaho Air National Guard pilot a trailblazer for women
May 2, 2022
Lt. Col. Jennifer Ovanek, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot with the Idaho Air National Guard's 190th Fighter Squadron, conducts a preflight inspection at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, March 13, 2022.

Idaho National Guard trains for joint combat rescue missions
March 11, 2022
Idaho Army and Air National Guard aviation units conducted combat search and rescue and escort training together March 9, 2022, over Idaho’s Owyhee Mountains. The training rescue missions involved 124th Fighter Wing A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots escorting UH-60 Black Hawk pilots along the safest route of a simulated combat zone.

Idaho Air National Guard, Marines train together
January 10, 2022
A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots with the 190th Fighter Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard, train with F-35 Lightning II pilots from the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 225 at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Jan. 7-9, 2022.

From the ground to the sky: Idaho’s joint fire exercise
May 24, 2021
The Idaho Army National Guard’s 2nd of the 116th Combined Arms Battalion and the Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Air Support Operations Squadron and 190th Fighter Squadron joined forces from the ground to the sky in the large-scale joint training event on May 18 and 19, 2021.

Idaho Air Guard sweeps top honors during Hawgsmoke 2021
April 21, 2021
Idaho National Guard A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots and their crews come home to Boise as the 2021 Hawgsmoke overall team champions. The Hawgsmoke is a biennial aerial competition where approximately 150 Airmen from 13 Air Force units compete to test the bombing, missile and tactical gunnery skills of the pilots and maintainers of the U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft. This year it was held at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, April 14-17, 2021.

Northern Thaw exercise concludes at Volk Field
April 15, 2021
An F-35A assigned to Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, takes off for an exercise during Northern Thaw at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, April 1, 2021.The two-week Northern Thaw exercise was a total force exercise providing tailored, cost-effective, tactical level, high-end combat training.

Rescue squadrons train in Idaho exercise
March 30, 2021
Members from 11 rescue squadrons with HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters participated in Spud Smoke 21at the Orchard Combat Training Center in Boise, Idaho, March 8-28, 2021.  The exercise focused on the weapons employment fundamentals and dynamic threat environments.

U.S. flag flown over Afghanistan dedicated to tribes
November 10, 2020
A U.S. flag, in honor of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe, was presented to the tribe council Nov. 2. This special flag was flown over Afghanistan during the Idaho Air National Guard’s recent Southwest Asia deployment.

Airmen from the 124th FW simulate evacuation in rural Idaho
August 17, 2020
Idaho Air National Guard special warfare tactical air control party Airmen from the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron conduct non-combatant evacuation operation training in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, Aug. 12, 2020, with members of the Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Four from North Island Naval Air Station, California. The joint training utilized HSC-4’s MH-60S Seahawk helicopters.