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  • Wing deploys two additional aircraft in support of Hurricane Harvey relief

    The 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, deployed two C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft Aug. 29 to Biggs Army Airfield, El Paso, Texas, in support of relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey.The Airmen will transport 45 security personnel and 12,000 pounds of cargo from Biggs Army Airfield to San Antonio.The two aircraft, consisting of 12
  • 139th Airlift Wing celebrates quadrennial Military Ball

    Airmen from Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, Mo., celebrated 70 years of Air Force history July 8th at the “Eclipse the Night” quadrennial Military Ball, held at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph, Mo.The ball is an annual celebration held in honor of the day the Air Force became a separate branch of service. It is an Air Force-wide event that allows
  • Top leadership of the Air National Guard visit Rosecrans

    It isn't every day when, straight from the nation's capital, the Air National Guard director and command chief master sergeant, visit St. Joseph, Missouri.Between a change of command ceremony in the morning, where the 139th Airlift Wing and city of St. Joseph welcomed a new commander, and a military ball in the evening, visiting with the top
  • Wing to host change of command ceremony

    The 139th Airlift Wing will host a change of command ceremony at the St. Joseph Civic Arena July 8, 2017 at 10:00 am.Col. Ed Black, the Wing’s vice commander, will assume command of the 139th Airlift Wing during the ceremony.The event is open to the public.Outgoing commander, Col. Ralph Schwader, will be assigned to Missouri National Guard
  • Air National Guard Chaplain of the Year

    An Airman from the 139th Airlift Wing received top honors in their career field.The 2016 Air National Guard Chaplain of the Year award, known as the Samuel Stone Award, was awarded to Capt. Jose Martinez, a chaplain assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing.Chaplain Martinez was one of the first Air National Guard chaplains to offer support to United
  • Missouri Airman recognized as volunteer of the year

    A member of the 139th Airlift Wing was recognized as a volunteer of the year by a local organization.Staff Sgt. Brandi Mora, a tactics analyst for the 139th won a volunteer of the year award from the United Way of Wyandotte County, during the 2017 volunteer recognition dinner on April 11. Mora, a victim advocate for the Air Force’s Sexual Assault
  • Missouri Airmen travel to Fort Riley for weapons training

    Airmen with the 139th Security Forces Squadron, Missouri Air National Guard, traveled to Fort Riley, Kan., for a live-fire machine gun training exercise.The annual live-fire machine gun training was conducted June 5-10, at Fort Riley.Combat arms instructors from the 139th, trained 31 of their personnel, including support staff. In addition, two
  • 139th Airmen take first at ground transportation rodeo

    A team from the 139th Airlift Wing brings home a trophy for the first ever Best in the Midwest Ground Transportation Rodeo held in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.Senior Master Sgt. Robert Ward, Tech. Sgt. Michael Morris and Staff Sgt. Michael Hill, vehicle operators with 139th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Missouri Air National Guard, won first place
  • Col. Black named wing commander

    The Adjutant General of Missouri has announced a new commander for the Missouri Air National Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing in St. Joseph.Maj. Gen. Steve Danner announced Col. Ed Black, who is currently the 139th’s vice commander, will assume command from Col. Ralph Schwader, who will move to Missouri National Guard Headquarters in Jefferson
  • Servicemembers receive victim advocate training in Missouri

    Servicemembers from the Navy, Air Force, and Air National Guard received victim advocate (VA) training at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Mo., on April 12, 2017.