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National Guard Conducts Patriot Exercise in Mississippi
February 22, 2024
Air National Guard security forces participate in a mass casualty event at the PATRIOT 24 exercise at Combined Arms Collective Training Facility, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, Feb. 19, 2024. The disaster-response training exercise was conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responders.

Mississippi Air Guard Demonstrates Multicapable Airman Concept
September 22, 2023
Col. Teri Neely, commander of the 183rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Jackson, Mississippi, receives the status of a simulated patient during Operation Iron Magnolia at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center Auxiliary Airfield, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Sept. 9, 2023.

Mississippi, Arkansas Guard Airmen Train with Coast Guard
August 30, 2023
Aeromedical evacuation technicians from the 183rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron administer aid to a simulated patient during medical airlift evacuation training in Gulfport, Mississippi, July 20, 2023. The 183rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron conducted annual training with the 189th Medical Group, Arkansas ANG, U.S. Coast Guard New Orleans and Gulfport.

Contingency Response Airmen Bring AD23 Participants
June 27, 2023
U.S. Airmen with 123rd and 156th Contingency Response Groups and the 172nd and 146th Contingency Response Flights help to load a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft assigned to the 172nd Airlift Wing, Mississippi National Guard, with personnel and cargo following exercise Air Defender 2023 at Wunstorf Air Base, Wunstorf, Germany, June 27, 2023. Exercise AD 23 integrated U.S. and allied air power to defend shared values while leveraging and strengthening partnerships to deter aggression worldwide.

ACE is Focus of Southern Strike 2023 Exercise
April 26, 2023
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft is connected to a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for aircraft-to-aircraft refueling operations, one of the many agile combat employment strategies being tested at Exercise Southern Strike at Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center, Gulfport, Mississippi, April 20, 2023. The large-scale, joint and international combat exercise features agile combat employment, counterinsurgency, close air support, non-combatant evacuations, and maritime special operations.

130th Airlift Wing practices ACE during Flare 2023
April 3, 2023
Maintainers assigned to the 130th Maintenance Group, Charleston, W.Va., practice tactical combat casualty care after a simulated attack during the unit’s Fly Away Readiness Exercise  March 30, 2023, at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Miss. FLARE is a commander-directed readiness exercise to inform commanders of their units’ ability to deploy using the Agile Combat Employment model.

Mississippi Air Refueling Wing Practices Rapid Response
March 6, 2023
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Rainer, crew chief with the 186th Air Refueling Wing Fuels Management flight, connects a fuel hose to a KC-135 during a large-scale readiness exercise at the Combat Readiness Training Center, Gulfport, Mississippi, March 1, 2023. The exercise tested Airmen’s ability to respond quickly to adverse situations in a deployed environment.

172nd Airlift Wing Completes Readiness Exercise
February 1, 2023
Tech. Sgt. Jerad Easterling, from the 172nd Operations Group, center, marshals a truck carrying medical personnel away from the tail of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on Jan. 28, 2023, in Jackson, Mississippi. This was part of a large-scale readiness exercise to test the capabilities of Mississippi Air National Guard Airmen in a contested environment.

172nd Resource Protection Team: The Quiet Complement
January 19, 2023
Members of the 172nd Airlift Wing, Jackson, Mississippi, Resource Protection Team, qualified on the M18 pistol and M4 rifle at the Combat Readiness Training Center, Gulfport, Mississippi, Dec. 6, 2022. The 172 RPT is a volunteer force, drawn from shops across the base, of trained multi-capable augmentees to the 172nd Security Forces Squadron.

Vietnam Air Force vet tours Mississippi airbase
November 8, 2021
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Schultz, 186th Air Refueling Wing boom operator, shows James Roberts, a former U.S. Air Force boom operator,  the controls in the boom pod of a KC-135R aircraft, Nov. 6, 2021, at Key Field Air National Guard Base, Mississippi. Boom operators are highly trained experts who pump thousands of gallons of fuel to other aircraft midflight.

141st Air Control Squadron attends 2021 Southern Strike
May 25, 2021
Airmen from the 141st Air Control Squadron, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, prepare to depart to Gulfport, Mississippi, at Muniz Air National Guard Base, Carolina, Puerto Rico, April 14, 2021. The Airmen participated in the Southern Strike exercise in Gulfport April 15-29.

172nd Airlift Wing brings 90 Americans home
April 24, 2020
Americans onboard a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 172nd Airlift Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard, en route back to the United States. The aircrew returned 90 Americans from Panama and Bogota, Colombia, to Florida April 1-2, 2020.