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  • Recruiter earns ‘top production’ in Missouri ANG

    Tech. Sgt. Jason Jones, a recruiter assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing in St. Joseph, Mo., was the top production recruiter in the Missouri Air National Guard for 2015.Jones enlisted 36 new Airmen last year which was 103% of his assigned goal. For his efforts, Col. Ralph Schwader, commander of the 139th Airlift Wing, presented the Air Force
  • Missouri National Guard celebrated seventh annual birthday ball

    More than 600 Soldiers, Airmen, family and friends participated in the nation's largest National Guard birthday celebration during the Missouri National Guard's seventh annual birthday ball at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach on Dec. 12, 2015.Maj. Gen. Stephen Danner, the adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, and his wife, Katie, hosted
  • Wing opens new security forces building

    The 139th Airlift Wing hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of its new security forces building at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 10, 2015.U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard and Bill Falkner, the mayor of St. Joseph, attended the ceremony.The building is 6,000
  • Wing announces two new commanders

    Leadership from the 139th Airlift Wing announced today the appointment of two new commanders at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base.Lt. Col. John Cluck will be the commander of the 139th Operations Group. The group includes the 180th Airlift Squadron, 241st Air Traffic Control Squadron, and other support squadrons and units.Lt. Col. Byron Newell will
  • Wing announces Airmen of the Year

    Five Airmen at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base were selected as the wing's Airmen of the Year for 2015 on Nov. 7, 2015.The winners in each category are as follows:Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Collin Ingram, 139th Operations Support FlightNoncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sgt. Jacob King, 180th Airlift SquadronSenior Noncommissioned
  • Wing first sergeant confesses: 'you will get there'

    The 139th Airlift Wing's First Sergeant recently admitted here at Rosecrans that he is a devoted motivator, a communicator and a life fanatic.Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Hamlett is also a published author, a business owner, a business professor, has a doctorate degree, and is a husband and father."Ten years ago no one could have ever told me I'd be
  • ANG Airman selected as USAF first sergeant instructor

    With nearly six years of experience as a first sergeant for the Missouri Air National Guard's 139th Airlift Wing, Master Sgt. Jan Medina was recently selected as a first sergeant instructor for the U.S. Air Force First Sergeant Academy at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alb.The slot for Airmen in the Air National Guard to be selected as a first sergeant
  • Spotlight on Airmen: Services Specialist

    "I like to keep myself busy," said Airman 1st Class Erin Self who joined the Air National Guard in 2012.Self joined the 139th Airlift Wing in late 2014 as a services specialist.  Currently, she is a fitness assistant and has experience as a cook from her earlier service right out of high school with the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City,
  • ANG command chief accepts challenge from Missouri Airman

    Staff Sgt. Jamie Israel, of the 139th Airlift Wing, called out Air National Guard's Command Chief Master Sgt. James Hotaling, to walk a day in her boots...and her heels.Hotaling issued a challenge to all Airmen in the Air National Guard earlier this year to invite him to their base to walk a day in their boots."The whole purpose of the chief's
  • Local commander to be ANG advisor to AMC

    Col. Andy Halter, commander of the 139th Maintenance Group, will be working for Air Mobility Command (AMC) at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., starting Oct 1, 2015.Halter has accepted a 17 month tour with AMC and will be working as an Air National Guard advisor to the director of logistics, installations, and security at AMC.Halter has been the