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Georgia Air National Guard Receives its 1st C-130J-30 Aircraft
January 22, 2024
The 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard's first C-130J Super Hercules, tail number 5975, is staged in front of a Lockheed Martin hangar in Marietta, Ga., Jan. 22, 2024, for a delivery ceremony display. The 165 AW received the first of its eight C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlift aircraft during a ceremony commemorating a new era in Hercules operations for the wing.

NY Guard Helps Prepare Georgia Guard for Aircraft Conversion
November 20, 2023
An Airman from the New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing Maintenance Group trains members of the Georgia Air National Guard 165th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group on the HC-130J Combat King II search and rescue aircraft at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, New York, Nov. 14, 2023. The 165th Airlift Wing is converting from the C-130H model.

Maryland Intelligence Analyst Helps Team Win Skills Exercise
October 27, 2023
Master Sgt. Benny Casalina, a network intelligence analyst assigned to the 135th Intelligence Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard, at Martin State Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md., Oct. 27, 2023.

182nd AW Leads C-130 Hercules Operations at Air Defender 23
June 15, 2023
U.S. Airmen with the 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois National Guard, deplane a C-130 Hercules aircraft to prepare for exercise Air Defender 2023 at Wunstorf Air Base, Wunstorf, Germany, May 31, 2023. Exercise AD23 integrates U.S. and Allied air power to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world.

Georgia Air National Guard Strengthens Argentina Air Force
June 12, 2023
A C-130H lands at I Brigada El Palomar Air Base, Argentina, June 6, 2023. The aircraft has been leased from the U.S. Air Force and through the State Partnership Program, Airmen with the Georgia Air National Guard will train the Argentina air force on the aircraft.

Guard Wing Supports Film Production of First Black Naval Aviator, MOH Recipient from Korean War
November 23, 2022
Air Force Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, the SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, attends a red carpet screening event of “Devotion” Nov. 17, 2022.

Florida, Georgia Guard Airmen Train in Hawaii
July 18, 2022
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 125th Medical Group, Florida Air National Guard, in front of Tripler Army Medical Center, Army Post Schofield Barracks, in Honolulu July 13, 2022. The multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists and bioenvironmental technicians satisfied much-needed inpatient clinical hours and medical training in a hospital environment.

Sentry Savannah builds warfighter readiness, lethality
May 25, 2022
An F-15 Eagle assigned to the 125th Fighter Wing, Florida Air National Guard, flies over the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia, during exercise Sentry Savannah 22-1 May 12, 2022. Sentry Savannah is the Air National Guard’s premier counter air exercise, encompassing 10 units of fourth- and fifth- generation fighter aircraft.

A family affair: Mother, children reunite on deployment
May 12, 2022
From left, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ernesto Lopez Falcon, a force support services journeyman with the 386th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, Staff Sgt. Joanna Falcon, an operations specialist with the 332th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, and Senior Airman Jennifer Lopez Falcon, a customer support specialist with the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, reunite at the Rock at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, April 4, 2022. All three family members were deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility at the same time from the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard.

Georgia, Alabama, Puerto Rico Airmen exercise communications
April 18, 2022
U.S. Airmen with the 156th Combat Communications Squadron, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, configure the network router, switch and phones to establish initial communications during Exercise Tropic Thunder at Camp Santiago Joint Training Center, Puerto Rico, April 11, 2022. Exercise Tropic Thunder is the first large-scale exercise for the 156th CBCS to build and maintain network functions from the ground up, to meet initial operational requirements while developing the cyber skills and teamwork required to operate in any combat communications environment.

165th Airlift Wing Guardsmen wrap up COVID-19 response
March 28, 2022
Thirty 165th Airlift Wing Airmen demobilized March 18, 2022, after serving more than 60 days spread out across Georgia. These multi-capable Airmen, all from different career fields, served at 15 COVID testing sites and 11 hospitals.

A Georgia Guardsman’s journey from Kyrgyzstan to citizenship
November 17, 2021
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Asylbek Dzhapashov, personnelist with the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, at

Kentucky Air Guard enters new era with C-130J Super Hercules
November 8, 2021
One of two new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft arrives at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 6, 2021, ushering in a new era of aviation for the 123rd Airlift Wing. The state-of-the-art transports are among eight the wing will receive over the next 11 months to replace eight aging C-130 H-model aircraft.

165th AW participates in Northern Strike 21 medical exercise
August 10, 2021
Airmen load mannequin patients onto a KC-46 Pegasus during mobile medic training at the Northern Strike 21 exercise Aug. 2-8, 2021. The Air Dominance Center at the 165th Airlift Wing in Savannah, Georgia, hosted over 85 Air National Guard Airmen from multiple medical units across the United States and its territories for the training.

Louisiana Airmen maintain readiness at Air Dominance Center
June 14, 2021
Staff Sgt. Jacob Tapley, 159th Civil Engineer Squadron, takes part in dismounted patrol tactics as part of basic combat skills training at the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Ga., June 7, 2021. The training was led by the 159th Security Forces Squadron as part of unit operations readiness.

165 SFS holds tryouts for new Special Response Team
March 18, 2021
Airman 1st Class Colin Ricco, a security forces specialist at the 165th Security Forces Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard, completes the 11-task obstacle course March 12, 2021, in Savannah, Ga., during a tryout for the new 165th Strategic Response Team. The team will be a group of security forces Airmen who are highly trained and equipped to respond to emergencies requiring advanced police tactics.

JSTARS all-African American flight crew makes history
February 22, 2021
U.S. Airmen and Soldiers from the Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Air Control Wing, active-duty Air Force 461st Air Control Wing, and the Army’s 138th Military Intelligence Company made history Feb. 19, 2021, when the first all-African American JSTARS flight crew flew from Robins Air Force Base on a training mission to commemorate Black History Month.

JSTARS uses AF innovative funding to increase readiness
February 17, 2021
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Robert Cliché, flight chief of the 116th Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, Georgia Air National Guard, shows off new ground power units (GPUs) at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, Jan. 21, 2021. Squadron Innovative Funding used to obtain the new specialized aircraft generators was the first step in Team JSTARS replacing the aging GPUs.

Devotion to military runs deep for Puerto Rican family
September 24, 2019
U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Ernesto Lopez Jr., left, Air Force Airman Basic Jennifer Lopez-Falcon, Airman 1st Class Joanna Lopez, and Senior Airman Ernesto Lopez-Falcon pose for a family photo after Airman Jennifer Lopez-Falcon's basic military training graduation at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, May 10, 2019.