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  • I am an American Airman: Wingman, leader, warrior

    A sneek-peek into the new NCO Enrichment Course Thirty noncommissioned officers, nominated by their Idaho Air Guard commanders and chiefs, spent a week getting hand-on experience in effective leadership techniques, improving the communication process and conducting a self-assessment at the NCO Enrichment course at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho May
  • Logistics Readiness Squadron features an "open house"

    GOWEN FIELD, Idaho - It was not your typical "open house" where you would find property for sale. Instead, the Logistics Readiness Squadron's goal was to showcase their customer-focused services and logistical support for the 124th Fighter Wing's over-all mission.Thursday morning, June 13, a group of Guardsmen gathered at Gowen Field's base supply
  • Make your vote count

    The November 6th general election is just around the corner. Act NOW to make sure that you will have an opportunity to have your vote counted. Don't wait until it's too late!If you have not requested your absentee ballot for the 2012 general election, you should do so immediately. Go to FVAP.gov, select "Get Started" and "Register to vote/Request
  • Idaho National Guard uses combat equipment in support of state fire emergencies

    8/31/2012 - Boise, Idaho - As more than 450,000 acres of Idaho's wilderness was on fire by the end of August, Joint Task Force Commander Maj. Dennis Stitt and his guardsmen, have discovered a unique way to use a satellite system locally for the fire missions. A more efficient military was ready to respond, armed with the communication and tracking
  • A win-win: new food service contract good for all involved

    April, May and June were dark days at the dining facility. The five-year lunch service contract on drill weekends had run out. Initially set to expire in October 2011, the contract was extended six months to get the wing through the hustle and bustle of the Operational Readiness Inspection without having to worry about training a new contractor on
  • ASOS Airmen show families skills, training at Saylor Creek

    The best way to help communicate to your family what you actually do at work is to show them.But when you operate in a dangerous environment like the Airmen of the 124th Air Support OperationsSquadron do, show-and-tell isn't really possible. For the Tactical Air Control Party Airmen of the ASOS, the next best thing is to bring families to the local
  • Toy Show - Wheels not required

    Each Family Appreciation Day, the Toy Show gives Idaho Air National Guard members and their families the opportunity to show off their hobbies and interests.Classic cars, mudding trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, RC planes, and even a working jet engine have all been on display at the annual Family Day Toy Show but be fooled, it's not a car show, it's
  • Help restore a piece of wing history

    The Idaho Military History Museum's latest addition brings an important piece of the 124th Fighter Wing's History - and a need for volunteers along with it.Located at the Idaho Military History Museum just west of Gowen Field, the F-86A Sabre Jet  hasn't flown over Idaho skies in nearly a half century. But with help from volunteers, it will be an
  • 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 to see "whose cuisine reigns supreme." This year's competition will pit Team France against Team Louisiana in head -to- head competition.Each year, the two teams are formed from services personnel
  • Just Hang Up and Drive

    It is all too common to hear of people on the highways being distracted while driving. Whether it is texting or talking on the cell phone or one of the many other distractions, there are instances of accidents because of distracted driving and they are increasing.More than a million vehicles are on the road at any given daylight moment under the