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  • GA Air Guard civil engineers train for combat operations at Silver Flag

    Thirty-four Georgia Air National Guardsmen from the 116th Civil Engineering Squadron, capped off a successful week of intensive contingency training Thursday at Silver Flag located at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.Deployed to a simulated bare-base combat environment, the Prime Base Engineer Emergency

  • Guardsman assists unconscious women in accident

    A Georgia Air National Guardsman traveling to work at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., March 27, came upon a two car accident just south of the base and took quick action to assist an unconscious woman.Senior Master Sgt. William Greenway, superintendent of the 116th Security Forces Squadron, along with

  • 116th ACW: one of 12 ANG units to receive state-of-art mobile kitchen

    The 116th Air Control Wing, part of the Georgia Air National Guard, was chosen as one of 12 Air National Guard units to receive the new disaster relief mobile kitchen, or DRMK, in April, replacing their current mobile kitchen trailer."The capabilities of the DRMK will allow us to better react and

  • Airman traces family lineage to abolitionist

    For Air Force Staff Sgt. Barricia McCormick, a Georgia Air National Guard member and paralegal with the 116th Air Control Wing here, a fifth-grade family history project for her school revealed a rich heritage she found hard to believe."You know we're related to Harriet Tubman," McCormick's mother

  • Team JSTARS flexes at Red Flag

    When it comes to realistic air-to-air combat training, Air Force members who live and breathe aboard some of the world's most advanced military weapon systems got a chance last month to test some of their skills. Red Flag exercises were conducted in January above the skies of Nellis Air Force Base's

  • JSTARS operators put new technology to the test

    E-8C Joint STARS operators recently trained for and started testing a new capability that will allow them to receive and transmit crucial data to more joint agencies at a farther distance than ever before.The Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol; known as JREAP-C, is currently being tested by

  • 116th ACW Guardsmen receive a host of honors

    More than 70 Georgia Air National Guard members from the 116th Air Control Wing were honored on Feb. 9 for their accomplishments, heroism and sacrifice during a ceremony at the Museum of Aviation.Maj. Gen. James Butterworth, adjutant general, Georgia National Guard, presided over the events

  • Robins location, operation instrumental to multi-service exercise

    It doesn't happen often but when it does, it's invaluable. Such was the case last week when the Iron Triad sat poised and ready for action on the Team Joint STARS flight line. The triad--which includes the Joint STARS E-8C, the AWACS E-3 and the Rivet Joint RC-135 aircraft--were at Robins Air Force

  • JSTARS officer wins ANG Sijan Award

    A Joint STARS operations officer recently won the Air National Guard Lance P. Sijan Award in the senior officer category.Maj. Amy Holbeck distinguished herself as the assistant director of operations, 116th Operations Support Squadron, 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard; expertly

  • JSTARS Recapitalization

    The Air Force will replace, rather than upgrade, the E-8C JSTARS fleet, said Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh and other senior Air Force leaders at AFA's Air and Space Conference last week. "We think the first thing we need to do is recapitalize JSTARS," following the Air Force's top three acquisition