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  • ACC commander visits flying wings

    Gen. Mike Holmes, the commander of Air Combat Command, recently visited ACC flying wings one last time to connect with Airmen and aircrews.
  • Virtual JSTARS: Training enters virtual reality

    Virtual reality is coming to the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft in a collaboration with the 116th Air Control Wing and the 461st Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. A VR Maintenance and Operations Training Program has been created to supplement training and enhance mission effectiveness for Team JSTARS members. In September 2019, Mass Virtual was awarded a contract at the first-ever Robins Spark Pitch Day to develop virtual reality training for Team JSTARS.
  • Georgia Air Guardsman's Story of COVID Relief Efforts & CSAR Motto that Motivates Him

    I am Staff Sgt. Scott Shalek, an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft aerospace propulsion mechanic with the 116th Maintenance Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard. I enlisted in the Georgia Air National Guard in October 2019 after 11 years in the Regular Air Force.
  • Eyes in the sky: Team JSTARS stays focused on mission, keeps warfighter support on target

    U.S. adversaries are always at work, plotting our forces’ demise, but the 461st and 116th Air Control Wings are working together as an integrated force that always has the warfighter’s back around the clock. The two units jointly are referred to as Team JSTARS, which stands for Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System.
  • Georgia Air Guard recruiter sets all-time state record for monthly accessions amid stress of COVID-19

    Despite the obstacles COVID-19 presented, one Air National Guard recruiter broke the monthly record in Georgia, for the number of recruits she brought in during March 2020. Tech. Sgt. Lauren Trail, a Georgia Air National Guard recruiter, is credited with getting 13 new members sworn in last month — reaching more than 300% of her set goal.
  • Georgia Air Guardsman and golfer represents U.S. in 2019 Military World Games held in China

    Georgia Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Justin Broussard, an aerospace ground equipment craftsmen with the 116th Air Control Wing, was selected as one of only six men to represent the United States at the 2019 Military World Games in the golfing competition.
  • 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