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  • Missouri Airmen perform annual training in Germany

    Airmen from the 139th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) are here for two weeks working side-by-side with their counterparts from the 86th Air Mobility Wing to enhance their skill levels within their individual career fields.“What we are learning over the next two weeks will be critical during our upcoming deployment,” said Lt. Col. Mark Ruehter,
  • Base running track construction underway

    The 139th Civil Engineer Squadron is facilitating the construction of the base’s first-ever running track.  The contract has been awarded and dirt work has begun, with an expected completion date around July, according to Lt. Col. Mark Ruehter, 139th Mission Support Group deputy commander. A great deal of effort has gone into the approval and
  • Maintainers remove aircraft ‘tail’ for first time

    Master Sgt. Brian Gregory was performing a routine maintenance check on a C-130 Hercules aircraft recently, when he noticed a small crack underneath the vertical stabilizer. The crack was on a metal support structure on which the stabilizer, or tail, rests. In order to fix the crack, the entire tail of the aircraft would have to be removed.“In my
  • AATTC hosts 35th tactics and intelligence symposium

    The Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center (AATTC) hosted its 35th Annual Tactics and Intelligence Symposium this week here at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base. This year’s theme was “Joint Warfare: Combined Integrations for Tomorrow’s Conflict”. Over 260 tactics and intelligence professionals and industry partners attended the symposium.
  • Missouri Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    Wing leadership announced during January drill the 2016 Missouri Outstanding Airmen of the Year award winners. The 131st Bomb Wing and the 139th Airlift Wing nominated individuals with a wide range of exemplary accomplishments.“The competition was fierce,” said Chief Master Sgt. Randy Miller, “The decisions were not easy…but in the end, the 139th
  • Ribbon cutting for new training site in northwest Missouri

    Nearly 46 acres of land was transferred to the Missouri National Guard from Buchanan County near Interstate 29 and North 169 Highway in St. Joseph, Mo., on Dec. 29, 2016.The adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, Army Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, attended a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the event.The land will be used as a
  • Wing announces airmen of the year winners

    Wing leadership announced during December drill the Outstanding Airmen of the Year award winners. More than 30 Airmen were nominated for all the categories. The winners will compete in the state level awards on January 5th at Whiteman AFB. Airman of the Year - Senior Airman Logan McFarland - 139th Civil Engineer Squadron.NCO of the Year - Staff
  • 180th assists air drop certification at Scott AFB

    A C-130 from the 180th Airlift Squadron, Air National Guard located in St. Joseph, Mo., performed an air drop at Scott AFB's drop zone space designated for dropping personnel and equipment from an aircraft on Dec. 13, 2016. The 180th AS came to support Scott AFB for our first drop, testing the capabilities of the DZ and knocking-out training
  • Blue Angels to headline 2018 air show

    The U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration team announced last week they will be part of the Sound of Speed Air Show and Open House Aug. 25 and 26, 2018.The announcement was made during the annual International Council of Air Shows convention in Las Vegas where the Blue Angels released their 2017 and 2018 schedule.“The air show planning team has been
  • 139th Airlift Wing approaches annual Combined Federal Campaign Goal

    The 139th Airlift Wing (AW) is closing in on their annual workplace charitycampaign goal for 2016 of $40,000, working with the local United Way andother local federal agencies under the umbrella of the Combined FederalCampaign (CFC)."The 139th has raised $22,045 in 2016," said Master Sgt. Tia Farley, a 139thAW CFC Loan Executive.Within the 139th AW