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Default Air Force Logo Marijuana use illegal on military bases, Colorado amendment changes nothing for service members
The state of Colorado voted to legalize marijuana Nov. 6, but its use is still against federal law and the Uniform Code of Military Justice, even for service members stationed in or visiting the state.This should come as no surprise to military members. The use of narcotics, in or out of uniform, is illegal. For family members and civilians with
0 11/16
2012
Default Air Force Logo National Guard essential in storm response
National Guard members have played a key role in the large-scale, coordinated, whole-of-government response to the domestic emergencies triggered by Superstorm Sandy and Winter Storm Athena, saving lives, protecting infrastructure and supporting recovery. "Teamwork between all responding agencies, dual status commanders in New York and New Jersey,
0 11/16
2012
Default Air Force Logo Air National Guard Strategic Planning Systems conference helping bridge to the future
The question of where the Air National Guard will be in 2025 was the topic of conversation for 300 senior ANG leaders from across the nation at the Strategic Planning Systems conference here Tuesday. The answer to that question, SPS committee chair Brig. Gen. Joseph G. Balskus assured attendees, was within their grasp. "We started out in 2005 and
0 11/16
2012
Default Air Force Logo New AFOSI anonymous tip line allows base-level agents to investigate crime
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations recently announced its first anonymous tip line, which operates via the Internet, SMS (text messaging), and a smart phone application.This tool will allow anyone to provide OSI with anonymous tips on everything from drugs and theft to terrorist activities and potential insider threats, according to
0 11/09
2012
Default Air Force Logo National Parks free to veterans this weekend
America's 398 national parks will offer the public free admission Nov. 10-12 during Veterans Day weekend in honor of those who serve and have served in the U.S. military, according to a National Park Service news release."National parks preserve places that commemorate our country's collective heritage -- our ideals, our majestic lands, our sacred
0 11/09
2012
Default Air Force Logo Veterans Day message from the Adjutant General of Wisconsin
Ninety-four years ago today, a cease-fire agreement went into effect, halting the destruction and bloodshed of what was then called "The Great War." If World War I had lived up to the claim that it was the war to end all wars, today might still be known as Armistice Day. But, of course, World War I was not the last conflict mankind would see. When
0 11/09
2012
Default Air Force Logo After Winter Storm Athena, 'big and fast' National Guard Sandy response continues full bore
As the two states at the epicenter of Superstorm Sandy's damage absorbed a cruel second blow from a nor'easter, the National Guard continued round-the-clock missions to alleviate suffering. "We were tracking Winter Storm Athena and prepared forces for possible further evacuations, shelter operations and rescues," said Army Gen. Frank Grass, the
0 11/09
2012
Default Air Force Logo Airmen discover power in resiliency
In a day that saw Airmen cry, laugh and be inspired, there was an overall theme that rose above it all - resiliency.Nearly the entire 115th Fighter Wing - encompassing more than 1,000 Airmen - assembled into a Truax Field aircraft hangar as part of Wingman Day 2012.Col. Jeffrey Wiegand, 115th FW commander, began the presentation by asking Airmen,
0 11/09
2012
Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Mathew Oleson, fire team leader for the 115th Security Forces Squadron, dismantles an M-4 carbine rifle during weapons qualification training at Truax Field in Madison, Wis. on November 3.  Approximately 30 Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron participated in the training exercise, which focused on improving combat readiness and weapons familiarization. Airmen conduct annual training, evaluation
The sounds of mortar rounds and machine gun fire set off car alarms and rattled windows at Truax Field - home of the 115th Fighter Wing.Approximately 30 Airmen from the security forces squadron participated in a preplanned training exercise here as part of the unit's yearly training requirements Saturday."Security Forces Airmen like to be worn out
0 11/04
2012
Master Sgt. Michael Harvey, left, first sergeant for the 115th Security Forces squadron, serves Senior Airman Donovan Halajian, crew chief for the 115th Maintenance Group, his holiday meal during the November Unit Training Assembly, at Truax Field, Madison, Wis., Nov. 3, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ashley Bell) 115th Force Support Squadron treats Airmen to holiday meal
Airmen took a break from training to enjoy turkey, prime rib, shrimp, numerous fixings and pies in the Truax Field dining facility Nov. 3.Nearly 500 Airmen took part in the annual holiday meal which exceeded expectations set by the 115th Force Support Squadron.Master Sgt. Rebecca Kedrowski, 115th FSS food service office manager, said the holiday
0 11/03
2012
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