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  • 117ACS Deploys to Control SW Asia Airspace

    The airmen of the 117th Air Control Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Nov. 13, 2013 at Savannah Air National Guard Base in Savannah, Ga. Lt. Col. Ron Speir, 117ACS Commander left with a mix of seasoned operators and maintainers who accompanied him during a 2010 deployment and
  • 117ACS Celebrates Air Force Tradition through Dining Out

    The 117th Air Control Squadron participated in a very old tradition, one that represents the most formal aspects of Air Force social life, Nov. 1, 2013 at the Richmond Hill City Center in Richmond Hill, Ga. Enhancing esprit de corps and reinforcing the ceremony and tradition that play an important role every Air Force unit, the Air Force Dining Out
  • CMSgt. Roy Patterson assumes duty as 165AW Command Chief

    Chief Master Sgt. Roy Patterson was welcomed as the 165th Airlift Wing's newest Command Chief in a change-of-responsibility ceremony held November 2, 2013 at Savannah Air National Guard base in Garden City, Ga. Patterson replaced Chief Master Sgt. Hewshal S. Thornton who retired after a 38 year military career."Chief Patterson is a seasoned leader
  • 117th Air Control Squadron Receives New Commander

    The 117th Air Control Squadron participated in a tradition that predates the Norman conquest of England. The change of command ceremony held at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. symbolized the formal change of leadership from Lt. Col. Victor M. Long to Lt. Col. Ronald N. Speir, Jr. through the passing of the guidon. Maj. Gen. Thomas Moore,
  • 165 ASOS Airmen medal at Fort Gordon's Schützenschnur

    Tech. Sgt. Michael Ashurst, Tech. Sgt. Tony Nickell, Staff Sgt. Matthew Wainwright, Staff Sgt. Robert Jacoby, Senior Airman Paul Cobb, Airman 1st Class Mark Eiden, and Airman 1st Class Joshua Crawford participated in the Schützenschnur (German Shooting Proficiency Badge) at Ft. Gordon near Augusta, Ga. on June 21, 2013. Seven medals were earned
  • Operation Spartan Fury: 165th Defenders Train for the Fight

    Thirty-three members of the 165th Security Forces Squadron spent four days training for intense combat at Ft. Stewart's Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) site known as Colmar Village. The one-mile long and half-mile wide mock-up town comprised a two-story school, complete with wall lockers, computers, and desks, and a four-story city hall
  • Georgia Guardsmen aid in mock Florida Disasters

    Members of the 165th and 116th Medical Groups assisted Guardsmen from Florida and Tennessee as part of the Vigilant Guard disaster response exercise, May 17-23, 2013, at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla. Collaborative efforts amongst southern states tested the mettle of citizen soldiers, civilian first responders, and a mix of federal and
  • 165th Airmen support Sand Hill Elementary Transportation/Career day

    A roar of vehicles made their way toward Sand Hill Elementary School for the annual Transportation Day. This annual event is held to provide students an opportunity to explore careers, which involve the transportation industry. CSX Railroad, SafeKids USA, and JCB were present to discuss safety and answer questions from the students. Fire fighters
  • LRS Key Spouses Outstanding Contributions Recognized

    Two 165th Airlift Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron Key Spouses received Volunteer Awards at the 2013 Georgia National Guard Family Readiness Conference. Judi Lenz, spouse of Master Sgt. Mark Lenz, won Volunteer of the Year (Air) for the state of Georgia and Mrs. Stacy Roberts, spouse of Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Roberts, received the Key Spouse
  • 165th Airlift Wing hosts annual Commander's Cup Golf Tournament

    The 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard hosted the Spring 2013 Commander's Cup Golf Tournament at Lost Plantation Golf Course. Col. Rainer 'Speedy' Gomez, Air Commander, recognized distinguished guests during the opening ceremony while Sue Iacovone, tournament sponsor, and Chief Master Sgt. Roy Patterson picked door prize winners. Gomez