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  • End of an Era: JSTARS flies last sortie out of CENTCOM

    An 18-year long deployment of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, and the second longest deployment in U.S. Air Force history, came to an end Oct. 1, 2019. Just before sunrise, Col. Konata Crumbly, 116th Air Control Wing commander and Joint STARS aircraft commander, pulled back the flight controls and lifted the aircraft from the runway on the last Joint STARS sortie leaving Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, marking the end of an era.
  • Mercer University students help Team JSTARS with innovative approach to scheduling frustrations

    Team JSTARS, the sole operators of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, recently teamed up with Mercer University’s computer science department in Macon to advance an antiquated software system during the fall 2019 semester. The vision for the project is to make the multiple databases the unit uses for scheduling missions and flying operations a seamless system, and aggregate 15 years of scheduling data to analyze for improvements, according to Lt. Col. Vanessa Cox, the chief of scheduling with the Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Operations Support Squadron.
  • Hispanic heritage and devotion to military service runs deep for this Puerto Rican family

    It’s often said the Air National Guard is more like a family — that’s literally the case for the Lopez family where mother, son, and daughter serve together in the Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base.
  • Team JSTARS maintainers design tool saving Air Force estimated $500k yearly

    Eight Airmen from Team JSTARS at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, recently designed an innovative tool estimated to save the Air Force nearly $500k a year in cowling repairs for the E-8C Joint STARS aircraft. The cowling fixture table, an approved tool intended for field-level repairs, was a response to a challenge set by leadership. “The supply system could not meet the demand requirements for these cowlings,” said Col. Robert Nash, commander of the 116th Maintenance Group, Georgia Air National Guard. “We needed a sufficient capacity to support the warfighter.”
  • 116th Air Control Wing deploys Airmen to distribute supplies for Hurricane Michael relief

    Airmen from the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, deployed from Robins Air Force Base Oct. 12 to help distribute food and water to citizens affected by Hurricane Michael in Seminole County, Georgia.
  • 116th Air Control Wing to provide route clearance in wake of Hurricane Michael

    Airmen from the Georgia Air National Guard, 116th Air Control Wing, departed today to provide support to local authorities in Seminole County, Georgia after Hurricane Michael roared through the panhandle of Florida and Georgia yesterday.
  • 116th ACW Comptroller Flight named top performing office in all ANG

    The Comptroller Flight with the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, has been identified as the top performing finance office out of all 94 Air National Guard wings for fiscal year 2017.
  • 116th Medical Group Airmen join nationwide CERFP units for Nellis medical training event

    Airmen from the 116th Medical Group, 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, joined more than 15 Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear High-Yield Explosive, Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, units for an intensive medical training event aimed at sharpening their skills at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2018.
  • Three Joint STARS Aircraft Returned to Mission Ready Status

    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga . — Four other E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft received minor damage here Tuesday.
  • E-8C Joint STARS Ground Maintenance Operations Mishap

    During a ground maintenance operations engine test run here, Tuesday, Dec. 19, an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft engine failed spreading debris on the Joint STARS Ramp.
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