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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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