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Journey of an Airman: From The Gambia to Nebraska Guard
February 9, 2024
Senior Airman Ebrima Minteh, structural journeyman with the 155th Civil Engineer Squadron, stains a shadowbox display case Feb. 2, 2024, at the National Guard air base in Lincoln, Nebraska. Minteh, originally from The Gambia, joined the Nebraska Air National Guard in 2021 after receiving his degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha and obtaining his five-year green card.

National Guard Airmen Participate in World Record Event
September 26, 2023
A KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 155th Air Refueling Wing along with an F-16 from the 114th Fighter Wing fly over over Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska, Aug. 30, 2023, for a University of Nebraska volleyball game. The flyover celebrated Volleyball Day in Nebraska, where 92,003 fans became the largest crowd in the world to witness a women’s sporting event.

139th Airlift Wing Tested in Large-scale Readiness Exercise
June 15, 2023
Airmen from the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, respond to a simulated attack as a post-attack reconnaissance (PAR) team at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Missouri, June 10, 2023. The wing conducted a large-scale readiness exercise that tested the wing’s ability to execute the mission in a contested integrated environment.

Nebraska, California National Guard Units Honor WWII Veteran
May 11, 2023
World War II veteran James K. Kunkle lays in the back of a KC-135 boom pod and watches the boom operator refuel an F15-C Eagle from the 114th Fighter Wing, Fresno, California, April 25, 2023. Kunkle served as a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot during World War II and flew P-38 and P-57 aircraft, receiving the Distinguished Service Cross for engaging 20 German aircraft and downing two of them.

Nebraska Guard, Czechs Solidify Partnership at Exercise
October 6, 2022
Aircrew members from the Nebraska Air National Guard have their photos taken with the public near the KC-135 Stratotanker engine, Sept 17, 2022, during the NATO Days event in Ostrava, Czech Republic. NATO Days is a two-day, regional public presentation of the Czech Republic Army, Air Force, first responders and security services.

Nebraska Air National Guard Trains at Travis AFB
September 8, 2022
Staff Sgt. Jordan White and Senior Airman Kyle Johnson, air transportation for the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard, place a net on a loading pallet Aug. 18, 2022, during annual training at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The 155th Logistics Readiness Squadron sent Airmen to Travis AFB for exposure to new aircraft and deployment readiness training.

Nebraska, Missouri Guard Medical Groups Train in Japan
August 24, 2022
Members of the 155th Medical Group, Nebraska Air National Guard, and the 139th Medical Group, Missouri Air National Guard, traveled to Okinawa for annual training Aug. 2-11, 2022.

Nebraska Air National Guard Provides Aerial Refueling Along Eastern Flank
May 24, 2022
The Nebraska Air National Guard’s 155th Air Refueling Wing deployed a KC-135 Stratotanker to Pardubice Air Base, Czechia, in May 2022 to supply critical aerial refueling capabilities to U.S. and NATO coalition forces operating as part of NATO’s enhanced air policing mission. Nebraska and the Czech Republic are partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Simulator prepares boom operators for in-flight emergencies
April 5, 2022
Staff Sgt. Audrey Levey, 155th Air Refueling Wing boom operator, next to a Boom Operating Simulator System, March 25, 2022, at Lincoln Air Force Base, Neb.

Nebraska Air Guard participates in Ample Strike exercise
December 13, 2021
This year's Czech Republic-led Exercise Ample Strike 2021 integrated training on air and land with joint terminal attack controller (JTACS) instructors.  A U.S. Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker from the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska, participated in the exercise.

Nebraska ANG cybersecurity team keeps network safe
November 8, 2021
Nebraska Air National Guard members of the 155th Air Refueling Wing Cyber Security office at Lincoln Air Force base, Nebraska, Nov. 7, 2021. Cybersecurity specialists ensure the security of computer networks and online communications from programming to hardware.

Nebraska, Texas ANG participate in Ample Strike 2021
September 22, 2021
An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF, Lakenheath, England, is refueled by a U.S. Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker from the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska ANG, Sept. 15, 2021, during exercise Ample Strike 2021, near Pardubice Airport, Czech Republic.

Nebraska, Czech Republic firefighters strengthen partnership
September 3, 2021
Firefighters from the Army of the Czech Republic perform car extrication tactics, Aug. 16, 2021, during a training exercise with the 155th Air Refueling Wing fire department at Lincoln Air Force Base, Neb. This Nebraska National Guard and Czech Republic armed forces training exchange is one of many facilitated by the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.

Nebraska Air National Guard SFS takes on Patriot 21
June 24, 2021
2nd Lt. Dan Dibbern, squad leader with the 155th Security Forces Squadron, completes a radio call in his zone during a simulated riot as a part of the Patriot 21 exercise at Fort McCoy, Wis., June 16, 2021. Patriot 21 is a training exercise for civilian emergency management and responders to work with military entities during natural disasters.

Air National Guard helps rescue 5 missing mariners
March 24, 2021
Five U.S. Air Force Guardsmen from the 155th Air Refueling Squadron, Nebraska Air National Guard, and one Guardsman from the Alaska ANG on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 18, 2021. The crew, assigned to the 506th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron, assisted in rescuing five men overdue from a fishing trip.

Nebraska Air National Guard joins Emerald Flag exercise
January 12, 2021
A U.S. Air Force F-16C Falcon from the 96th Test Wing prepares for in-flight refueling from a 155th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker during exercise Emerald Flag over the Gulf of Mexico, Dec. 3, 2020. More than 25 agencies participated in the exercise, hosted at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Emerald Flag combined ground, space, cyber, and air platforms for joint test and experimentation.

Innovation funds help Nebraska National Guard firefighters
October 28, 2020
Firefighters Michael Budke and Craig Behrens, 155th Civil Engineering Squadron, run through a realistic fire scenario on a pump operations simulator Oct. 15, 2020, at Nebraska National Guard airbase in Lincoln, Nebraska. The squadron bought the simulator with the aid of U.S. Air Force innovation funds.

Nebraska Guard assumes firefighter training stalled by virus
September 22, 2020
Brent Bergstrom, Offutt Air Force Base Fire Department firefighter, trains new firefighters on Aircraft Rescue Firefighter (ARFF) operations, Aug. 26, 2020, at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb.  Since firefighter schools closed due to COVID-19 concerns, the Nebraska Air National Guard decided to conduct the training on its own.

Guard aircrews train to keep skills sharp
September 11, 2020
A KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew from the Nebraska Air National Guard's 155th Air Refueling Wing refuels four F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during a training mission, Aug. 12, 2020, from the 140th Fighter Wing, Buckley Air National Guard base, Denver, Colorado. This completed required training for the Colorado Air National Guard F-16 pilots as well as for the Nebraska KC-135 aircrew.

Aircraft airflow tested in Nebraska to reduce COVID-19 spread
April 14, 2020
Members from the University of Nebraska’s National Strategic Research Institute, KC-46 Pegasus crew members and 155th Air Refueling Wing Airmen discuss airflow particle test results at the 155th ARW, Nebraska National Guard air base, Lincoln, Nebraska, April 10, 2020. The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command, the university's medical center and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency examined airflow to assess ways to eliminate virus transmission to aircrew when transporting COVID-19 patients.