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  • Missouri governor announces funding for levees

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon held a press conference today at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base about approved funding for the surrounding area levees along the Missouri River.The governor announced that $5 million from the state budget for fiscal year 2017 would be used to repair the levees in St. Joseph. The levees protect the 139th Airlift Wing as
  • Airmen compete in Army Air Assault Course

    Two airmen from the 139th Airlift Wing competed in the U.S. Army Air Assault Course in Neosho, Mo., from May 2 - 13, 2016.U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Greggory Haynes, who is assigned to the 139th Security Forces Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Kristen Roles, assigned to the 139th Maintenance Group, competed in the two-week long course.The course is designed
  • ‘American Idol’ winner to perform at Sound of Speed Air Show

    David Cook will perform in conjunction with the Sound of Speed Air Show and Open House on Aug. 27 at Rosecrans Memorial Airport.Cook won season seven of American Idol and has since released three major label albums. Cook is American rock singer-songwriter from Blue Springs, Mo. www.davidcookofficial.comDanika Portz, a singer-songwriter from Remsen,
  • Maintainers take first place in marksmanship competition

    A team of four airmen from the 139th Maintenance Group took first place in the the annual Missouri National Guard's 2016 Adjutant General State Combat Match Rifle/Pistol Competition at Camp Crowder March 18 - 20, 2016.The team includes Tech. Sgts. Nathan Nichols, Ben Ott, Rodd Boyer and Staff Sgt. John Baxter."I'm not the best shooter, but us four
  • Airmen learn Air Force protocol

    Airmen from the 139th Airlift Wing attended a week long protocol course at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph, Mo., on March 8-11, 2016.Maggie Bonner, a protocol special event manager and international relations for the U.S. Air Force Services Agency, taught the course and has been teaching protocol for 59 years. Her story tells of
  • Mentorship program helps find mentors for Airmen

    The 139th Airlift Wing (AW) mentorship program kicked off at Rosecrans Air Natioanl Guard Base March 6, 2016 during an all call briefing in the base auditorium.The mentorship program is designed to pair mentors and mentees with the goal of assisting Airmen with setting and achieving career progression goals.Col. Ed Black, vice commander of the
  • Spotlight on Airman: Chief Master Sgt. David Schultz

    With over two decades of military service, Chief Master Sgt. David Schultz, 139th Operations Group superintendent, was administered the oath of enlistment one more time.Schultz's brother-in-law, Col. Todd Mitton, Missouri National Guard A-3 director of operations, swore his brother-in-law in for his final time Jan. 28, 2016 at Rosecrans Air
  • Missouri Air National Guard announces 2016 airshow

    The Missouri Air National Guard's 139th Airlift Wing, in coordination with the City of St. Joseph and Buchanan County, is pleased to announce the Sound of Speed Air Show and Open House will return to Rosecrans Memorial Airport on August 27 and 28, 2016.As in the past, this event will include military, warbird, and civilian flying acts, static
  • Symposium brings airlifters from around the world to Missouri

    About 300 people attended the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center's 34th annual symposium Jan. 25 - 28 here at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base.This year's theme was Asymmetric Airlift: Tomorrow's Tactical Considerations."We're bringing in subject matter experts from around the globe to talk about emerging threats and considerations within
  • Spotlight on Airman

    Staff Sgt. Brittany Waybright, a maintenance management production specialist assigned to the 139th Maintenance Group, recently became the vice president of the Junior Enlisted Council at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base.She joined the Missouri Air National Guard in 2010 when her uncle, Maj. Tom Orth recommended it as a way to help pay for college