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Staff Sgt. Charmaine Clark Once homeless Air Guard basketball star shoots to inspire others
At 5 feet 11 inches tall, most people wouldn’t be surprised to find out she was once a professional basketball player, but there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to this Air National Guardsman. Staff Sgt. Charmaine Clark, a 116th Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection technician with the Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Air
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2017
Master Sgt. Curtis Stark, 7th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron superintendent, conducts a pre-flight inspection in the cockpit of an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar Nov. 14. Stark has deployed 17 times with JSTARS aircraft in support of contingency operations and has accumulated more than 4,000 combat flying hours. After nearly 30 years of service he plans to retire from the Air Force in March 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman/Released Record-setting Air National Guard flight engineer plans to retire
Master Sgt. Curtis Stark, 7th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron superintendent, has flown more than 400 combat missions in the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft.Stark has accumulated more than 4,000 combat flying hours in nearly three decades of service, holding the record for most combat sorties flown
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2015
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jason Butts, a ground explosives safety craftsman with the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, holds the plaque he was presented at the 2014 U.S. Youth Soccer Awards Gala, Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 17, 2015. Butts topped thousands of fellow coaches from 12 states to take the honor as the Region 3 Boys Recreational Soccer Coach of the Year for a team he coaches in Warner Robins, Georgia.  He also won the top spot as coach of the year for the state of Georgia, and his team has won three-consecutive state championships. Butts has served as a soccer coach in his community during his off-duty hours for the past seven years. (Courtesy photo/Released) Citizen Airman scores as ‘coach-of-the-year’
An Airman from the 116th Air Control Wing was recently recognized at the 2014 U.S. Youth Soccer Awards Gala held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the Region 3 Boys Recreational Soccer Coach of the Year.Master Sgt. Jason Butts, a ground explosives safety craftsman in the Georgia Air National Guard, turned community service into a winning combination
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2015
For Tech. Sgt. Todd Houghton perfection is the standard for his barbecue. Here, he slices his competition beef brisket to be exactly the width of a pencil. Anything thinner or thicker would be put aside. “I treat my barbecue like I treat the work I do for the Air Force. This has my name attached to it. It represents me and who I am,” Houghton said. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. David Salanitri)
116th Airman marinates in success after winning AF barbecue challenge
The results are in, and for Tech. Sgt. Todd Houghton the taste of victory is sweet. After winning two rounds of competition, the aircraft structural mechanic with the 116th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron recently won the Air Force's first-ever High Flyin' BBQ Challenge that was held in San Antonio Sept. 25--27.Houghton went on to take first place in
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2014
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelvin Oxendine, an airborne operations technician with the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, plays a Native American hand drum he created, Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon, Ga., Nov. 5, 2014. Oxendine is a member of the Lumbee Indian tribe out of Robeson County, North Carolina. The tribe has more than 55,000 members with two of the members serving together in the Georgia Air National Guard at Robins Air Force Base. Oxendine and a fellow Airman are descendants of Henry Berry Lowry, a young Native American Revolutionist who rose up in 1865 to fight injustice being directed against his people who are the modern day Lumbee Indians. Lowry came to be known as the Indian Robin Hood for his exploits. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Roger Parsons/Released) In the footsteps of warriors: Legendary “Indian Robin Hood” descendants thrive in the Georgia Guard
In 1865 a young Native American Revolutionist named Henry Berry Lowry, rose up from the swamps in North Carolina to fight racial injustice being directed against his people who are the modern day Lumbee Indians.After witnessing his father and brother being forced to dig their own graves and then executed by the Confederate Home Guard, Lowry and a
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2014
U.S. Air Force Capt. Brandon Rieker, an air battle manager with the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, sits at an operator work station aboard an E-8 Joint STARS aircraft, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., Oct. 18, 2014. Rieker was selected to attend the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Weapons Instructor Course at Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nev. Air battle managers are primarily responsible for command and control of battle management and with ensuring the day to day air mission is executed with success. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kari Giles/released) Guardsman to attend elite Weapons Instructor Course
Georgia Air National Guardsman Captain Brandon Rieker is moving to the head of the class.The 31-year-old air battle manager with the 116th Air Control Wing is one of six in the career field across the Air Force to be selected for the elite U.S. Air Force Weapons School Weapons Instructor Course that starts in February at Nellis Air Force Base in
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2014
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Richard Dunkelberger, a first sergeant with the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, is shown in a photo illustration representing his service as a Citizen-Airman, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., Sept. 30, 2014. Dunkelberger is featured in a story about the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program.  Established in 1972, ESGR promotes cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers. Dunkelberger's employer, United Parcel Service, has twice received the ESGR Freedom Award for their support of Guard and Reserve members. (U.S. Air National Guard photo illustration by Master Sgt. Roger Parsons/Released) ESGR: Comfort in knowing
More than 760,000 National Guard members have deployed in support of the war on terror since 9/11, leaving behind families and the civilian jobs they rely on to support their families.Standing in the gap to support these service members is the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.Established in 1972 by the Department of Defense, the Employer
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2014
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Crystal Steiger, an aerospace propulsion mechanic with the 116th Maintenance Group, Georgia Air National Guard, ensures tube openings are covered on a TF-33 Pratt and Whitney jet engine that is used on the E-8C Joint STARS at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., July 17, 2014.  Steiger was the 2013 Airman of the Year award winner for the 116th Air Control Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Regina Young/Released) Airman finds the Guard a perfect fit for her family
A team of dedicated and committed Airmen from the 116th Air Control Wing operate and maintain the E-8C Joint STARS aircraft and continue its legacy of being "The Eyes of the Night." Some Airmen stand out above the rest. Senior Airman Crystal Steiger, an aerospace propulsion mechanic with the 116th Maintenance Squadron, is such an Airman.Steiger
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2014
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. George Kight, logistics plans and programs superintendent with the 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard, looks out the window of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a flight from Kabul, Afghanistan, to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2013. Kight earned a Bronze Star Medal for distinguishing himself by exceptionally meritorious service while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from 2013 to 2014. (Contributed photo/Released) Bronze Star recipient reflects on experience, why family matters
In an award ceremony held here recently, four Airmen from the 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron were presented the Bronze Star Medal by the commander of the Georgia Air National Guard, Maj. Gen. Thomas Moore.Senior Master Sgt. George Kight was among the recipients to receive the award for his actions in a combat zone while deployed to Bagram
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2014
Then 1st Lt. Robert Brumfield, a 116th Air Control Wing operations officer, prepares to enter the passenger terminal at Forward Operating Base Shank en route to a mission in Eastern Afghanistan, July 19, 2012. (Courtesy photo) One Airman’s lesson on ‘The Wall’ in Afghanistan
In Pink Floyd's song, "Another Brick in the Wall," it starts, "Daddy's flown across the ocean, leaving just a memory."According to Capt. Robert Brumfield, an operations officer with the 116th Security Forces Squadron, these words and a real life wall took on new meaning during his deployment to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan from January to September
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2014
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