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  • Pilots, ground troops train in Boise urban setting

    BOISE, Idaho -The A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots are conducting Urban Close Air Support training over the city of Boise July 16-25. Residents of Boise can expect to hear the aircraft flying near the city and see the troops on the ground in neighborhoods and in the nearby foothills, communicating with the pilots above. The A-10 Thunderbolt II mission is
  • Hazardous waste solution crushes time and cost for IDANG

    GOWEN FIELD, Idaho - Aerosol cans are hazardous waste material, however, recently the Idaho Air National Guard Environmental Management System (eMS) has found a way to recycle these cans to save time and money.The giant red aerosol can crusher was installed in early May to the Environmental Office and the 124th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES)
  • Shoot, Move, Communicate!

    Two Airmen barked "SET!" as they skidded to a halt and assumed a ready position with rifles raised behind the remains of a silver sedan riddled with gunshot holes. As the dust settled, the Airmen heard two teammates behind them yell, "COVER!" and they responded with "READY!" Their teammates yelled "MOVE!" as shots from simulated enemy fire rang out
  • National Guard Bureau supplies Wing with $1.5 million in new radios

    GOWEN FIELD, Idaho - Idaho's124th Communications Flight (CF) realized they quickly needed radio replacement assets totaling $1.5 million in July 2012, when the antiquated radios used in the field were no longer supported by Motorola.That is when the National Guard Bureau responded to a highly detailed radio replacement plan from 124th CF. The Guard
  • Idaho’s Kotter family trains together in New Mexico

    A family of three were among the more than 150 Airmen from the Idaho Air National Guard's 124th Fighter Wing who came here Nov. 3 for a weeklong deployment exercise.Chief Master Sgt. Kris Kotter and his daughters Airman 1st Class Jessica and Airman 1st Class Kendra Kotter serve together in the 124th Maintenance Group, a close-knit group of aircraft
  • Idaho’s A-10s flying in the New Mexico skies

    The skies over New Mexico got a little busier Nov. 5 as 13 Idaho Air National Guard A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft began a weeklong training exercise here. The New Mexico Air National Guard's 150th Fighter Wing is hosting more than 150 airmen from the 124th Fighter Wing while providing numerous parking spaces and runway access for A-10 aircraft, as
  • Veterans Day Deals for wing members

    Here is a list of good deals for this Veterans Day and the day after for military members and veterans.  Please read carefully and check back often, as we may be adding to this list throughout the week leading up to Nov. 12. Metro Express Car Wash in Boise, Meridian and Nampa will give free car washes to veterans on Sunday, Nov. 11, as part of
  • VOTE: Take part in a freedom you defend

    You don't need to wait until Nov. 6 to cast your ballot in the upcoming general election.In fact, you could do it today if you wanted to.All you need is an ID to register and vote in any of the area voting offices. See below for your county office's information:Ada County:Now through Friday Nov. 2Ada County Elections Office400 N. Benjamin Ln.,
  • Get your give online

    Join us for the 1st annual Combined Federal Campaign national week of giving event whimsically named GET YOUR GIVE ONLINE. This CFC special event was designed to inspire and unite federal employees across the country by supporting CFC charities through giving online! After all, online giving makes sense - it's secure, fast, easy, green, and an
  • Ammo prepares to light up training grounds at Jaded Thunder

    The airmen of the 124th Munitions Flight trained Sunday with the SUU-25 Flair Dispenser in preparation of providing critical battlefield illumination to Operation Jaded Thunder in November at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Sunday's training with inert flares prepared the airmen to inspect and load flares into the SUU-25 that will be attached