Ready To Rescue

Staff Sgt. Michael Wang watches for the pararescueman aboard MSC Beijing to signal for pick up 200 miles off the coast of California on Feb. 4, 2012. The 129th Rescue Wing, out of Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., provided medical assistance to a 54-year-old male who had suffered stroke-like symptoms on the cargo ship. Wang is an aerial gunner assigned to the 129th Rescue Squadron. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Jessica Green.

New Hampshire Air Guard On Display At El Salvador Air Show

Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Gainey, a life support equipment specialist with the New Hampshire Air National Guard's 157th Air Refueling Wing, talks with visitors to the Ilopongo Air Show in Ilopongo, El Salvador, on Jan. 28, 2012. Members of the 157th ARW took part in the air show as part of the State Partnership Program, which pairs up the National Guard in the states and territories with foreign nations as a way to build relationships and fosters greater mutual cooperation. The unit provided a static display of survival equipment as well as several flyovers in a KC-135 Stratotanker. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy.

Major General Etter Visits Bagram Airfield

1/6/2012 - BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan—Col. Geoffrey Bacon discusses a part of the F-16 aircraft weaponry with Maj. Gen. William H. Etter at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 6, 2012. Bacon is the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Group commander and Etter is the deputy director of the Air National Guard. Bacon is deployed from Stuttgart Germany, United States European Command, and Etter is visiting from the Pentagon in Washington D.C. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom.

Testing Ground For Mask Development

Steve Leadore and Kevin O'Neal, both Joint Service Aircrew-Fixed Wing Research Team members, assist Maj. Jeff Musser, a pilot for the 167th Airlift Squadron, don equipment during an assessment of the equipment at the West Virginia Air National Guard in Martinsburg, W.Va., Dec. 7, 2011. A Department of Defense research team working on the development of a joint service aircrew mask conducted field assessments at the 167th Airlift Wing. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle.

First Air National Guard F-16 Unit Deploys In Support Of OEF

Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeff Johnson, 113th Wing commander, D.C. Air National Guard, wishes a safe journey to Air Force Capt. Danny Hull, 121st Fighter Squadron pilot, before Hull's departure as part of the first Air National Guard F-16 deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More than 175 members of the 113th Wing deployed this month to support the mission. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Craig Clapper.

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ANG Training Up North

Senior Airman Kyle Bienia takes oil samples from an F-15 Eagle from the Massachusetts Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Wing Aug. 2, 2011, to identify any metals that might be present in the sample indicating possible wear. The 104th FW is deployed to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, for training. Bienia is a maintainer with the 104th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Anthony M. Mutti)

Texas Wildfires Continue

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Allen, 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, watches air traffic as they orbit near the Deaton Cole wildfire aboard a C-130J Hercules in Val Verde County, Texas, April 29. The C-130 is equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System which is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in under 5 seconds. Wildfires have spread across various parts of Texas and have burned more than 1.5 million acres since January.Photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Harris.

Bagram Tire Changes

U.S. Air Force crew chiefs, from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, change out the front tires on a C-130 Hercules aircraft at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 9, 2011. The Airmen are deployed from the Delaware Air National Guard’s 166th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, New Castle, Del., supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. William Greer)

Arctic Care

An Alaska Air National Guard loadmaster from the 144th Airlift Squadron guides supplies onto a C-130 Hercules April 14, 2011, in support of Operation Arctic Care 2011. The supplies were destined for a forward logistics base in Galena, Alaska, and will assist medical professionals in providing medical, dental, optometric and veterinary care to Alaskans in remote villages. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Brent Campbell)

Texas Wildfires

Airmen from California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing and Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing and members of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forestry Service conduct their morning briefing during firefighting operations at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 21, 2011. The Airmen maintain and operate the Modular Airborne Firefighting System housed aboard a C-130 Hercules which is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in under 5 seconds. The wildfires have spread across various parts of Texas and have burned more than 1,000 square miles of land. Photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Harris.

Texas Wildfires

Wildfires burn in various locations across Texas, April 19. The U.S. Forestry Service, the Air National Guard and other agencies are all fighting to put out and control these fires that have burned more than 1,000 square miles of land. Photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Harris.

North Dakota National Guard Is Assisting With Flood Fight

Staff Sgt. Nick Suko, left and Sgt. Justin Valenti are members of the North Dakota National Guard Joint Task Force East participating in flood flood fighting operations April 6, at the North Dakota Air National Guard, Fargo, N.D. The high tech flood fighting operations center is being manned 24-hours per day until it is no longer necessary. Photo by Senior Master Sgt. David Lipp.

Validation View

U.S. Air Force Master Sgts. Rich Baarda, left, and Kyle Grunon stand at the open back end of the C-130J during a validation flight for Africa Aerospace and Defense in Cape Town, South Africa, Sept. 20, 2010. Baarda and Grunon are assigned to the 143rd Airlift Wing, Rhode Island Air National Guard. U.S Air Force photo by SSgt David J. Murphy

Guard Members Participate In South African Air Show

Members of the 106th Rescue Wing from Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, Westhampton Beach, N.Y., unload an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from a C-17 Globemaster III at the Ysterplaat air force base in South Africa for the Africa Aerospace and Defense 2010 exhibition. The New York National Guard participates in a State Partnership Program with the South African National Defense Force and sent an Army National Guard OH-58 Kiowa Scout helicopter and the Pave Hawk rescue helicopter to participate in the exhibition. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Inman Frank.

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No Business Like Snow Business

Civilian Tom McBurney, a state employee in operations and maintenance at Yeager Airbase, Charleston, W.Va., works to remove snow, Jan. 5, 2010. State employees worked extended hours to remove snow and keep 130th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard operations up and running. Snow and emergency service started December 2010 and operations and maintenance has accrued nearly 300 hours of overtime. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William Hinamon/Released)

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