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  • JSTARS trains in world-wide exercise from the comfort of home

    Team JSTARS spent the week participating in a worldwide training exercise called Coalition Virtual Flag 13-4 without a single E-8C Joint STARS aircraft leaving the ground.During the weeklong exercise, aviators from the 461st Air Control Wing and exercise planners from the 116th Air Control Wing, put

  • Quick-acting Georgia Guardsmen save woman's life

    What should have been a routine flight to McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nev., turned into a lifesaving opportunity for three members of the 116th Security Forces Squadron headed to a pre-deployment training exercise at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug 22.Security forces personnel were

  • Training keeps Georgia Guardsmen skills relevant at war and home

    Members of the Georgia Air National Guard's 116th Civil Engineering Squadron participated in Mission Essential Equipment Training at Dobbins Air Reserve Base from July 29 through August 2, 2013.Approximately 50 unit members, representing all Air Force Specialty Codes within the Civil Engineering

  • Joint STARS reach 85,000 combat sortie hours

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- The 7th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron here reached 85,000 flight hours, Aug. 17, in support of operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. This milestone was achieved on an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, or JSTARS

  • Guardsman rescues children from bus

    Senior Airman Joey DeFore helped rescue six children from an overturned school bus after it slid into a ditch and rolled onto its side Thursday, in Warner Robins."It was chaotic," said DeFore, a 116th Air Control Wing member. "The children were screaming and crying as they hung from their

  • New ANG Director visits JSTARS

    Lt. Gen. Stanley E. "Sid" Clarke III made his first visit to the 116th Air Control Wing today since becoming the director of the Air National Guard.Clarke got a first-hand look at the E-8C aircraft and Total Force team, including the 116th and 461st Air Control Wings and 138th Military Intelligence

  • 116th Air Control Wing launches Facebook page

    The 116th Air Control Wing launched an official Facebook page Friday allowing unit members, families and the community to ask questions about wing operations and share ideas and feedback about hot topics."My hope is the Facebook venue will help our Georgia Air National Guard Airmen tell our 116th

  • 35-year Guard member accepts dual employment opportunity

    Since 1977, most of Senior Master Sgt. Maldvina Anderson's career was spent working part-time or in temporary status, but after 23 years, her life has changed. Anderson is now a full-time, Civil Service, Health Services Management technician for the 116th Air Control Wing. Enriched with two jobs,

  • JSTARS unit beefs up for disaster

    The 116th Air Control Wing's civil engineer squadron has been chosen among a select group of Air National Guard CE units throughout the nation to take on an additional mission that will bolster their ability to respond to disasters in the Southeast United States.To meet this mission, the Prime Base

  • 116th Medical Group prepares to meet disaster when it strikes

    Georgia Air National Guard's 116th Medical Group from Robins Air Force Base, Ga., spent the week in Camp Blanding, Fla., training to respond to various man-made and natural disasters like the bombings in Boston and the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma during the annual Vigilant Guard 2013