US Air National Guard (ANG)

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Vermont ANG's 158th FW: Converting to the F-35A

Two senior Vermont Air National Guard officers tell Ted Carlson of about their unit’s conversion and the busy operational schedule since receiving the first F-35A in 2019

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How the New Hampshire ANG's 157th ARW became a KC-46A operator

The New Hampshire ANG was the first US Air National Guard unit to take on the KC-46A Pegasus tanker. Ted Carlson spoke with the Guardsmen at the forefront of its introduction

Pentagon considers changes to DC National Guard

The US DOD is reportedly developing plans to restructure the DC National Guard. The moves are intended to address issues that were highlighted by the response to the post-election riots that occurred in Washington DC on January 6, 2021, following the Presidential election and another incident that occurred in 2020

US Air National Guard's 'Badger Air Militia' receive first F-35A Lightning IIs

The Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing welcomed an initial batch of three F-35A Lightning IIs on April 25. The fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters arrived at Truax Field ANGB in Madison, Wisconsin, following a ferry flight from Luke AFB, Arizona

USAF reveals next F-35A, F-15EX base locations

The USAF has revealed its preferred locations for hosting the next Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II and Boeing F-15EX Eagle II units, marking a major boost for the US Air National Guard and the air arm’s plan to modernise its fighter force

Chinooks called in to shift refurbished F-80 Shooting Star

Two Boeing CH-47F Chinook helicopters (serials 12-08869 and 12-08874) belonging to Company B of the Iowa Army National Guard's 171th Aviation Regiment, flew from their home-base at Davenport Municipal Airport on April 11 to collect a Korean War-era Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star jet from the Air National Guard paint facility in Sioux City.

Ukrainian fighter pilots use F-16 simulators at Morris ANGB

Two Ukrainian Air Force pilots are using F-16 flight simulators in the US as part of a programme to assess their training needs, a defense official has said

USAF reconsidering plan to base F-15EX at Kingsley Field

The USAF is actively reconsidering previously announced plans to station its new Boeing F-15EX Eagle II fighters at Kingsley Field ANGB – home of the Oregon Air National Guard’s 173rd Fighter Wing – due to the air arm’s growing focus on the Indo-Pacific theatre

Notorious ‘Blacksnakes’ to bid farewell to venerable A-10Cs

Having operated the venerable A-10C Thunderbolt II since 2010, the Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing ‘Blacksnakes’ will bid a fond farewell to the type after it recently announced it had formally been approved to convert to the F-16C/D Fighting Falcon

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Exercise Air Defender Update: More aircraft deployment details revealed

More information has been released by the German Ministry of Defence on the aircraft participating in Exercise Air Defender 2023, which takes places over June 12-23.