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  • Unleash the hogs - Idaho's A-10 Warthogs hold Green Flag record

    Pilots from the 190th Fighter Squadron and their supporting team of 124th Fighter Wing airmen, traveled to Exercise Green Flag East where they "unleashed the hogs." From the operating base (Barksdale AFB, La.) they decisively turned a major ground maneuver exercise at nearby Fort Polk in favor of the "Blue Forces."More than 120 airmen from the
  • Gain HQ Staff Experience with a State Force Development Tour

    We have an excellent career growth opportunity for one officer (Lieutenant Colonel or senior Major) and one enlisted member (Master Sergeant or Senior Master Sergeant) to participate in the State Force Development Statutory Tour Program. The program goal is to have 54 Statutory Tour positions filled with candidates identified by the states for
  • KC-135s refuel Idaho's A-10s in mid-flight

    GOWEN FIELD, Idaho - Slight rain trickled on March 9 as more than 120 airmen from Idaho paced one-by-one onto the Gowen Field flight line to board two eagerly-waiting KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, and a C-17 Globemaster III bound for the Green Flag East combat air exercise. Many of the Idaho Air National Guardsmen have not yet had the opportunity
  • Air Force Officials announce FY15 Force Structure initiatives

    The U.S. Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of active, reserve and Air National Guard fleets over the next five years.  This includes the entire A-10 inventory, 21 of which fly for the Idaho Air National Guard. Pending congressional approval, the 124th FW at Gowen Field Idaho will be the first ANG unit to start
  • Air Force officials announce FY15 force structure changes

    Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the Fiscal Year 2015 President's Budget today.   To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of all three components over the next five years.     "The
  • McCandless Assumes Command

    BOISE, Idaho--Col. Sherrie McCandless , the first woman selected to command the 124th Fighter Wing and first female wing commander in Idaho Air National Guard history assumed command in a ceremony on March 2, at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho.   "We have a no-fail mission. It is absolutely imperative that we respond diligently--as you have
  • Legislative day reveals military history exhibit, now inside State Capitol

    Lt. Gov. Brad Little invited state legislators, officials of the Idaho State Historical Society, The Idaho Adjutant General and other key National Guard military members to the Rotunda of the Idaho State Capitol Jan. 15. This year's Military Division Legislative Day coincided with a new military history exhibit, located on the third floor. The
  • Gowen Field firefighters conduct ‘live-burn’ training with Boise City Fire Dept.

    Boise, Idaho--Firefighters from the Gowen Field Fire Department battled flames and smoke alongside Boise City firefighters in a "live-burn" exercise at an abandoned home turned training grounds on Beverly St. off Victory Rd. in Boise, Idaho, Nov. 1. Fire Chief Ryan York and five Gowen Field firefighters: Tech. Sgt. Damon Williams, Staff Sgt.
  • ASOS calls in Apache air strikes during live-fire exercise

    Radios chatter atop a rocky peak at the arid Orchard Combat Training Center as Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Specialists call in precise radio commands to the pilot of an approaching AH-64 Apache Longbow Helicopter. Within seconds crackling 30mm shells rain down on a hapless white sedan target in the distance. It wobbles on its broke-down
  • Why not make it a “Wingman Year”

    By Tech. Sgt. Becky VanshurGOWEN FIELD - Why not "Wingman Year" instead of just "Wingman Day?" That is 124th Fighter Wing Commander, Col. Michael Nolan's, question for all Idaho Air National Guardsmen.The 124th Fighter Wing (FW) held its annual Wingman and Family Day Sept. 8, and this year's agenda had a twist, centering mainly on morale,