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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

  • 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,

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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