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  • 124th Communications Flight 'gig-upgrade' brings speedy new network

    For the last several months you may have seen contractors pulling network cable in various Air Guard buildings on Gowen Field. The base also experienced a planned network outage that affected many April 30. Both are visible evidence of the growing pains involved in a major telecommunications network upgrade to bring a faster and more robust
  • Guardians Race for the Cure

    A cool spring morning greets thousands of pink clad runners and walkers as they mingle about preparing to participate in the 13th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Boise. The race, an annual tradition for those whose lives have been touched by cancer, as well as those just looking for an excuse "to get together " is why Jen Navarro started
  • Intense new ASOS program mentors future JTAC

    The high-demand, select cadre of Joint Terminal Air Controllers (JTAC) from the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) are investing heavily in the next generation of controllers by training candidates for their positions even before these candidates attend their first technical schools. The National Guard Bureau mandated "One-Level Program"
  • Energy use down--brain power up

    The 124 Civil Engineering Squadron is half way through a decade-long energy program that will affect every workplace, every guardsman and civilian, and how they operate at Gowen Field. Huge sums of energy, (measured in British Thermal Units) money, and brain power (in the form of extensive re-engineering and energy auditing) are in motion to insure
  • Gowen Airfield Operations employing hands-on Wildlife Management

    "Pyrotechnics, which sound like gunfire, may be used during this time to harass wildlife." And it is for their own good. The Joint Force Headquarters at Gowen Field has approved the occasional use of noise and visual means to encourage birds to fly, nest, and live away from the flight paths and aircraft traffic patterns around Gowen Field and the
  • 124th Services Flight chefs compete in annual Iron Chef Competition

    Taking a cue from the now famous TV show, Iron Chef, the Services Flight from the 124th Force Support Squadron will hold its 4th annual team competition during April UTA to see "whose cuisine reigns supreme." This year's competition will pit 'Team France' against 'Team Louisiana' in head-to-head competition.Each year, services personnel form two
  • Firefighters honored for filling the boot

    The Professional Firefighters of Idaho recognized the Gowen Field Fire Department as its most generous member at their annual conference earlier this month. They honored the department for raising the "Most Dollars Raised per Member" on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's 2010 "Fill the Boot" event. According to the MDA, the department
  • CST's special skills aid Capitol security detail

    In a unit where readiness depends on creating realistic training scenarios in order to properly prepare for a CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosives) event, it is fairly uncommon when real-world events call for the 101st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team to break away from training to employ their
  • Veterans get a visit from wing members

    Each year, members of the 124th Fighter Wing take time from family and friends to visit residents of the Idaho State Veterans Home on Reserve Street near downtown Boise. More than two dozen veterans were sponsored by individuals and groups within the wing. Veterans make their wish lists for items they want and need: clothing, electronics, books,