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National Guard-led Space Exercise Helps Build Programs for NATO Partners
April 8, 2024
Air Force Staff Sgt. Javin Delgado, an electronic warfare specialist with the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing, prepares to calibrate electronic warfare equipment as Senior Airman Oscar Mendoza, a space systems operator with the 148th Space Operations Squadron, looks on during Vulcan Guard Bolt 6, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 27, 2024. Though not part of the mission planning portion of the space-focused exercise, Delgado and Mendoza showcased EW assets to Vulcan Guard participants and distinguished visitors.

Top Space Force Doctor Leads Seminar with Guard Space Ops Directorate
February 6, 2024
Air Force Col. Dr. Lidia Ilcus, center holding plaque, stands with members of the National Guard Bureau Space Operations staff after a seminar on space medicine as part of the Aldebaran Lecture series at the Pentagon. Ilcus touched on the role of medical operations in both astronaut and Earth-based space mission sets during the January 2024 event.

Weapons School Produces Guard Leaders in Growing Space Domain
October 17, 2023
Air Force Master Sgt. Ryan Colon, pictured here as a technical sergeant with the Florida Air National Guard’s 114th Electromagnetic Warfare Squadron, poses in front of space-based equipment at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, June 29, 2022. Colon is the first enlisted Airman in the Air National Guard to graduate from the Space Warfighter Advanced Instructor Course at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School in Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Airmen Train for Space Operations During Vulcan Guard
August 14, 2023
Members of the Vulcan Guard BOLT 5 exercise stand for a group photo Aug. 10, 2023, during Vulcan Guard, a space-focused exercise incorporating several diverse space weapons systems in realistic threat-based scenarios and hosted at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio. Personnel from all seven National Guard states that conduct space operations, U.S. Space Command and the Brazilian military participated in the week-long exercise.

Colorado Electromagnetic Warfare Squadron Celebrates new Facility
August 9, 2023
Airmen from the 138th Space Control Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Air National Guard, prepare to depart from Peterson Air Force Base to Washington, D.C., via an F-18 Globemaster courtesy of the 183rd Airlift Squadron, Mississippi Air National Guard, May 11, 2023.

Space Control Squadron Redesignated Electronic Warfare Squadron
January 30, 2023
Members of the 114th Electromagnetic Warfare Squadron, Florida Air National Guard, operate on equipment at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Jan. 8, 2023. The unit's federal mission is to deliver offensive counterspace and space situational awareness to rapidly achieve flexible and versatile effects in support of global and theater campaigns and provide mission-ready Citizen-Airmen and equipment to combatant commanders in support of operations worldwide.

Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022
December 21, 2022
Spc. Megan Koszarek, an infantryman with the Alaska Army National Guard’s Avalanche Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, conducts a security sweep during a training exercise near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2022. The exercise's aim was to enhance the unit’s combat readiness and evaluate proficiency in an arctic environment.

STARCOM Debuts New Space Combat Readiness Exercise
September 29, 2022
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mendoza, 216th Space Control Squadron space systems operator, utilizes a ‘Honey Badger System’ during BLACK SKIES 22 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Sept. 20, 2022. The 216 SPCS specializes in electromagnetic warfare and participated in the Space Training and Readiness Command’s (STARCOM) BLACK SKIES 22 along with numerous other units from California to Colorado.

National Guard SEA Visits Colorado Guard Space, Missile Defense Units
July 1, 2022
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, center right, the SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, stands with Command Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Perry, the Colorado National Guard’s command senior enlisted leader, and members of the Colorado Guard’s 138th Space Control Squadron on Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, June 28, 2022. Whitehead visited Colorado Guard space and missile defense units in Colorado Springs to see how National Guard members are contributing to these expanding domains.

California Guard officer honored for space work at Beale AFB
March 25, 2022
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Roy Davis of the California Air National Guard’s 234th Intelligence Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, California, March 18, 2022. Davis was selected the Space Operations Command Company Grade Officer of the Year for 2021 for performance while integrated with the 7th Space Warning Squadron at Beale Air Force Base.

Airmen train on skills from land survival to space radar
September 1, 2021
Members of the Tennessee Air National Guard from a variety of career fields participated in land navigation and survival skill training in the more rural parts of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 19, 2021. Survival skills learned included fire production, emergency rations, map reading, signaling for help, and procuring shelter.

Air Guard unit provides essential satellite communications
May 12, 2021
Tech. Sgt. Jaime Gomez, undergoing mission qualification training to operate the Advanced Extreme High Frequency Satellite Mission Control Subsystem, wears his unit patch on his right sleeve at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., April 16, 2021. His unit, the 148th Space Operations Squadron, operates the U.S. Space Force's protected Military Satellite Communications system, providing warfighters global, secure, survivable, strategic and tactical communication.

NGB chief promotes first Guard director of space operations
May 20, 2020
U.S. Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief, National Guard Bureau, promotes U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gregory T. White, director of space operations, National Guard Bureau, to major general May 20, 2020, at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado.

Colorado Air National Guard space warriors fight COVID-19
April 17, 2020
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class John Boyle, 233rd Space Group security forces specialist, Colorado Air National Guard, Greeley, gathers meals for people experiencing homelessness as a result of COVID-19 at a hotel in Denver, April 16, 2020.