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  • JISCC Enables Military, Civillian Communication During Exercise

    Five North Carolina Air Guardsmen with the 263rd Combat Communications Squadron and four service members with a staff element from Joint Forces Headquarter - North Carolina set up the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability to support the Alaska National Guard's Vigilant Guard 2010 exercise here today.The JISCC is a mobile communications
  • Ukraine Officials Observe As Airmen Train for MAFFS Mission

    Military and civilian officials from Ukraine are observing airmen from the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves training for use of the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center in Greenville, S.C., this week. The Ministry of Defense of the Ukraine sent two representatives from Joint Operations
  • Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen Train for Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System Mission

    Airmen from the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves are training for use of the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center in Greenville, S.C., April 25-30. MAFFS units are comprised of National Guard and Reserve C-130 aircraft that drop fire retardant ahead of an encroaching fire to assist
  • Airmen in Greenville to Practice Fire Fighting

    Hundreds from the Air National Guard's 146th Air Expeditionary Group are converging on the Pisgah National Forest this week for wild fire fighting certification. Airmen of the 146th Air Expeditionary Group, comprised of North Carolina's 145th AW, the 146th AW from Channel Islands, Calif., the 153rd AW hailing from Cheyenne, Wyo., and the Air Force
  • North Carolina Air National Guard Train for MAFFS Mission

    Airmen from the North Carolina Air National Guard are training for use of the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center in Greenville, S.C., April 25-30. The 145 AW, NCANG based out of Charlotte is one of four military units assigned to perform the MAFFS mission dropping fire retardant ahead of a
  • MAFFS Training Ends With Airman Prepared to Fight Wildfires

    Members of military and civilian organizations closed Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System training operations April 30 after completing nearly 130 flying missions throughout the week over the Chattahoochee, Francis Marion, Pisgah, and Nantahala forests. The recurrent training, which took several months of planning, is essential to assist in
  • Sharing Medical Ideas During Botswana Workshop

    Lt. Col. Rick Vatt, an officer from the North Carolina Air National Guard and U.S. Army Africa's Maj. Terry Clark and Sgt. 1st Class Roddy Rieger spent the last week of January sharing medical information in Gaborone, Botswana."Our intent was to familiarize the Botswana Defense Force with U.S. Army ways to care for casualties under tactical
  • Change of Command Signifies Changes in Logistics Squadron

    As Lt. Col. Robert Krebs assumed command of the 145th Logistics Readiness Squadron January 10, the organization looked vastly different than it did when his predecessor, Lt. Col. Frank Murphy took the reins not long ago.But during a ceremony signifying the change of command, Lt. Col. Krebs stated he was pleased to be there, telling unit members it
  • Guard Dedicates New Headquarters Facility in New London

    A new $7.7 million-dollar facility dedicated January 9, by civic and military officials in New London, NC will help to expand the capabilities of the North Carolina Air National Guard. "To achieve victory on the battlefield you must shoot, move and communicate," said Major Gen. William E. Ingram, Jr., North Carolina National Guard's Adjutant
  • Hendra Brings Emotional Leadership to Medical Post

    Col. Jill L. Hendra began establishing a new culture here when she took command of the 145th Medical Squadron October 3. Succeeding retiring Col. Robert Taylor, Hendra is a Board Certified psychiatrist who has been participating in a National Guard Bureau emotional resiliency project at the national level for the last two years.The majority of her
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