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  • USAF Weapons School chooses 190th Fighter Squadron as A-10C advanced tactics test-bed

    The universally recognized masters of A-10 combat flying visited Gowen Field in November and integrated with numerous 124th Fighter Wing units throughout their two-week stay. After dozens of combat training sorties, mutual respect and common dedication to excellence in the A-10 community abounded as the most noted post-deployment sentiment from
  • For 20th year, Idaho Air Guard helps deserving kids get bikes

    For the last 20 years, community members, donors, and Idaho Air National Guard volunteers have come together to put helmets and bikes into the hands of well-deserving children in the Boise community as part of Burgers for Bikes, Bikes for Kids. Ten members of the Logistics Readiness Squadron were at Applebee's May 5 with tools and air hoses in hand

    MXG, Munitions shine in successful retakeWing's combat readiness is official once more with positive reports in all areas that participated in the Operational Readiness Inspection retake April 13-17. "We're fully combat ready and looking forward to our next challenges," said Col. James R. Compton, commander.The entire 124th Maintenance Group

    Dumpster inspection reveals wing's recycling program needs improvementNothing will give you a better idea of how good your base recycling efforts are than a good old-fashioned dumpster dive.That is exactly what Senior Airman Heidi Caye and Master Sgt. Robert McGarvie did Feb. 28 as they donned white suits, protective eyewear and blue latex gloves
  • 124th Fighter Wing marksmen host local vets for shooting, camaraderie

    Idaho Air National Guard airmen host local veterans to honor their sacrifice and share in the camaraderie of target shooting.Richard Nelson's fondness for accuracy and precision goes back nearly 70 years to when he used to send messages in Morse code as a young radioman serving in the U.S. Navy. Just as he still remembers Morse code today, he still
  • New fuel pipeline keeps Boise jets flying

    A new above-ground pipeline at Gowen Field is brining "clean and dry" aviation fuel to the A-10s and visiting aircraft. The stainless steel pipeline, that is easier to access and maintain, became operational at the end of May. It replaced an aging underground system that was the source for alarming contamination that occurred in 2009.The 124th
  • Boise Civil Support Team makes a big boom at Boise State

    A fizz, then a sharp crack echoes from the walls of the Taco Bell Arena , not unlike the pyrotechnics often seen and heard at rock shows in the arena. This explosion, accompanied by a puff of white smoke, didn't have masses of concert goers cheering but was effective hands-on training for federal, state, and local first responders. The 101st