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  • 'Operation Full Strength' increases recruiting efforts

    "Everyone on this base should be a recruiter," said Capt. Ben Hedley, an air traffic controller assigned to the 241st Air Traffic Control Squadron, who is leading the charge in "Operation Full Strength" on recruiting 200 new airmen by December.Most recently, Hedley and a group of airmen represented the 139th Airlift Wing at an air show at the
  • Air National Guard softball tournament turns 50

    Airmen from across the U.S. Air National Guard converged on Heritage Park in St. Joseph, Mo., on Aug. 12 to kick off the 50th Annual Air National Guard (ANG) Softball Tournament.Master Sgt. Tia Masters, one of the tournament organizers from the 139th Airlift Wing, estimates there were about 2,000 people at the park daily. This estimate included 10
  • Wing reboots career advisor program

    Twenty-six airmen here have been selected as unit career advisors, or UCAs, and held their first meeting Aug. 8, 2015 at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base.UCA is an additional duty and the airmen work closely with the wing's retention office manager. That position is currently vacant, but is being filled temporarily by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Price, a
  • Airmen earn Germany proficiency badge

    U.S. Airmen from the 139th Airlift Wing earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge during a competition Aug. 6 - 8 here at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base.The thirty-six member team consisted of airmen first class thru lieutenant colonel, medic to pilot, who bonded together to accomplish timed events to include:  11x10-meter sprint, flexed
  • Missouri Airmen finish construction on Latvian orphanage

    The doors were officially opened here July 23 for the Naujene Orphanage reconstruction project during a ribbon cutting ceremony.Members from the Daugavpils Regional Council, U.S. Embassy in Latvia, Latvian Army Land Forces, and 139th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) were in attendance."Only with a team can you accomplish great things," said Janina
  • Orphanage benefits from airmen’s skillsets

    U.S. Airmen from the Missouri Air National Guard's 139th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) are renovating a children's orphanage in Latvia, July 9 - 25, 2015.The mission is part of a Humanitarian Civic Assistance (HCA) program sponsored by U.S. European Command (EUCOM).The orphanage will house two groups of ten children, providing a family unit
  • Airmen to help renovate Latvian orphanage

    Approximately 30 Airmen from the 139th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base are going to Latvia to assist with the reconstruction of an orphanage July 9, 2015 for approximately two weeks.The Airmen will be modernizing the Naujene Orphanage near Daugavpils, Latvia, including fixing windows, painting, plumbing,
  • Rosecrans Airport backup location for Thunderbirds

    A mobile aircraft arresting system, or MAAS, was installed and tested here June 8, 2015 at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base.The system is being used as an emergency landing system for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds who are flying in the Wings Over Whiteman Airshow at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., scheduled for June 13 and 14."It only takes 20
  • Spotlight on Airmen: Senior Airman Bruce Jenkins

    Senior Airman Bruce Jenkins has figured how to actively engage both the logical and creative areas of his brain while working with the 139th Airlift Wing as a trained crew chief mechanic and an audio visual production specialist.Jenkins enlisted with the 139th Airlift Wing in 2012 and was thrilled to learn a military trade as a traditional, weekend
  • Understanding Trauma - Summer Series

    "We have been to war, we deploy, we go to disasters," 139th Airlift Wing Director of Psychological Health (DPH) Phil Pringle said, "It's just a matter of time before those in helping professions [assist healing for sufferers who have experienced] a traumatic event."The new summer lecture series entitled "Understanding Trauma" attempts to shed light