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Air National Guard Officers Selected for Prestigious Fellowship
March 27, 2024
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jen Warren, center, deputy director of AFWERX, stands with Air National Guard AFWERX fellowship recipients Lt. Col. Frances Romero, left, and Lt. Col. Cristi Campbell, right. Not pictured: U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Autumn Lorenz.

Air National Guard Crisis Team Recognized for Innovation
March 1, 2024
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Katelyn S. Murphy, superintendent, Crisis Action Team, Air National Guard Readiness Center, National Guard Bureau, simulates gathering pertinent information on crises and events used to inform National Guard senior leaders, at the ANGRC, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Feb. 29, 2024. During event and crisis support, the CAT acts as the central Air Guard point of contact, providing enhanced operational continuity between commanders in the field and senior leaders at NGB.

National Guard Members Showcase Innovation
December 8, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, and Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, SEA to the CNGB, center left and center right, respectively, with competitors of the 2023 National Guard Bureau Innovation Challenge at the Herbert R. Temple Jr. Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington Hall Station, Virginia, Dec. 7, 2023. Arizona Army National Guard members took home top honors for their concept of exportable maneuver live-fire capabilities that could help units achieve training requirements.

AATC Puts Innovation to Work During Northern Edge Exercise
May 22, 2023
An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center launches at Eielsen Air Force Base, Alaska, May 9, 2023, during Northern Edge 2023. AATC aircraft tested the “angry kitten” combat pod, an electronic warfare countermeasure that can be housed in removable, adaptable pods under aircraft wings or fuselages.

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.

AIM-HI Connects Innovators, Senior Military Leaders
April 4, 2023
Members from team Rebellion, Cohort 4, Academia Industry Military-Hybrid Innovation, pitch innovative solutions to military leadership during a one-day capstone event in Washington March 31, 2023. Teams proposed solutions for emerging national defense problems.

Massachusetts Guardsman Wins CENTCOM Innovation Contest
December 28, 2022
Massachusetts Army National Guard Sgt. Mickey Reeve speaks to service members from U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain about the importance of innovation in the military Nov. 22, 2022. Reeve recently won the U.S. Central Command’s Innovation Oasis contest and went on a world tour with CENTCOM leadership to discuss his experience.

Hokanson: Maintaining Joint Force Competitive Edge Requires Rapid Modernization, Innovation
November 3, 2022
A crew chief assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing taxis an F-35A Lightning II fifth generation aircraft assigned to the wing at the Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vermont, May 2, 2022. The aircraft departed to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to continue NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing mission along the Eastern Flank.

Deployed Massachusetts Guardsman Wins Innovation Competition
October 17, 2022
Sgt. Mickey Reeve, an infantryman with Bravo Company, 182nd Infantry, Massachusetts Army National Guard, won the inaugural Innovation Oasis competition at Central Command in Tampa, Florida, Oct. 14, 2022, for developing a Counter Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Trainer.

AI-powered app aims to discover talent in Guard, Reserve
May 20, 2022
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ezekiel Wieland, 272nd Cyber Operations Squadron, 110th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, participates in a cyber-warfare training event, Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Michigan, March 8, 2022.

Spark Cell brings innovation to 175th Wing
May 5, 2022
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joseph Winter, 175th Force Support Squadron commander and field grade officer adviser, speaks with Joe Grigg, CyberWinter Studios founder, about the best practices for the CyberWinter Studios program the 175th Wing will be using in the future. The CyberWinter Studios is the first funded program from the 175th Spark Cell.

National Guard members pitch innovation
May 2, 2022
Michigan Air National Guard leaders from various units attend a Michigan Air National Guard and Kelly Johnson Joint All-Domain Innovation Center Pitch Day, where Guard members proposed solutions to problems, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, April 14, 2022.

Portland Air National Guard Base puts robot dog to work
April 15, 2022
A Quadrupedal Unmanned Ground Vehicle, or "robot dog," goes for a test run at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., March 5, 2022. The QUGV is the most recent addition to the 142nd Security Forces Squadron.

176th Maintenance Group opens Virtual Reality Training Lab
January 4, 2022
Tech. Sgt. Esdei Arurang, 176 Maintenance Group unit training manager, launches a training module at the 176th MXG Virtual Reality Training Lab at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 4, 2021. The lab is one of the first facilities of its kind in the Air National Guard, and the innovative training allows Airmen to familiarize themselves with infrequent maintenance procedures.

Innovation nothing new to Fabrication Flight Arctic Guardian
October 7, 2021
Alaska Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Shawn McDermott, an aircraft metals technician with the 176th Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight, operates a consumer-grade 3D printer Sept. 28, 2021, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Arctic Spark Innovation Lab. In the course of his regular duties, McDermott operates industrial-grade 3D printers to fabricate parts for 176th Wing’s aircraft.

INNG app connects Guardsmen, families to what they need
March 18, 2021
A flyer promotes the Indiana National Guard's new smartphone application. The app connects Indiana National Guardsmen, their families and anyone else interested in the organization to services and information, ranging from job vacancies and education benefits to unit updates.

Michigan National Guard think tank boosts Latvian partnership
March 17, 2021
Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Latvian National Armed Forces conduct close air support training with U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 107th Fighter Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., at Grayling Aerial Gunnery Range in Waters, Mich., October 29, 2019. Michigan and Latvia have been linked under the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program since 1993.

NYAG member seeks innovation to support today's warfighter
January 25, 2021
New York Air National Guard 1st Lt. Ryan Scadlock, an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance officer assigned to the 274th Air Support Operations Squadron, 107th Attack Wing, works remotely during an AF Ventures fellowship due to COVID-19 safety precautions.  The program is designed to increase the quality of technology-proficient Airmen while maintaining long-lasting relationships between the Air Force and the private sector.

Massachusetts Airmen recognized for innovation
November 16, 2020
Master Sgt. Leo Burbee, 104th Maintenance Group structural maintenance supervisor, and Master Sgt. Bob Oleksak, 104MXG fabrication element supervisor, stand at attention after receiving the Air Force Achievement Medal during a ceremony Nov. 14, 2020, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts.