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June 22, 2022

Iron Dragons assume mission command over domestic CBRN defense response ...

The 110th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Battalion (Technical Escort) “Iron Dragons” have assumed mission command of Task Force 2 in the Defense CBRN Response Force.

May 25, 2022

US Army North, FEMA, others prepare for 2022 Hurricane Season predicted ...

As the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane season approaches, U.S. Army North hosted more than 150 military and civilian partners who gathered in person and virtually for a Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill at the Army Medical Department ROC Drill

May 5, 2022

NATO Allies, Partners Promote Arctic Security, Military Cooperation

The annual Arctic Security Forces Roundtable assembled 45 military leaders from 11 NATO Ally and partner nations to promote military cooperation on a wide range of issues facing the strategically important High North and the world’s Arctic nations,

May 4, 2022

Nevada Air Guard doubles certified pilots during aerial firefighting tra...

The Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Operations Group upgraded four pilots to aircraft commanders certified on the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) here, April 25 - 30.

May 4, 2022

Airborne Firefighting units participate in interagency spring training i...

Less than two years after the most devastating firefighting season in the United States, the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) spring training took place at Gowen Field, Idaho, April 25-29, 2022.

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A photo of an Airman getting sprayed with a fire hose
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A photo of an Airmen performing CBRN tests
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Guardsmen wearing protective gear use hand tools in a field during training.
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Group photo at Arctic Security Forces Council Roundtable
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People at the Arctic Security Forces Council Roundtable
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People at the Arctic Security Forces Council Roundtable
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Soldiers from the Nebraska Army National Guard's Company G, 2-104th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion) – along with Cpl. Vanessa O’Gorman, a medical technician with the 1 Canadian Field Hospital – help transport a simulated wounded patient from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during a medical evacuation training mission exercise, May 14, to ambulances and crews from Canada’s 5 Field Ambulance for transport to a Unit Medical Station. O’Gorman spent the majority of the two-week exercise training with Sgt. Jason Dillon, a flight medic from Seward, Nebraska, and Sgt. Raymond Smith, a crew chief from Lincoln, Nebraska, learning how American forces conduct air medical evacuations. More than 150 Soldiers from the Nebraska Army National Guard’s 1-376th Aviation Regiment traveled to Camp Wainwright in Alberta, Canada, May 8-24, for Exercise Maple Resolve 2018, the Canadian Army’s most comprehensive annual training event designed for any contingency operation. This year’s Maple Resolve included approximately 6,000 service members from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and France. Working with Canadian Armed Forces, primarily from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG), Nebraska’s aviation battalion served two primary missions, including 24-hour medical evacuation training and support, and air support to all ground defenses. (Nebraska National Guard photo by Spc. Lisa Crawford)
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Soldiers from the Nebraska Army National Guard's Company G, 2-104th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion) – along with Cpl. Vanessa O’Gorman, a medical technician with the 1 Canadian Field Hospital – help transport a simulated wounded patient from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during a medical evacuation training mission exercise, May 14, to ambulances and crews from Canada’s 5 Field Ambulance for transport to a Unit Medical Station. O’Gorman spent the majority of the two-week exercise training with Sgt. Jason Dillon, a flight medic from Seward, Nebraska, and Sgt. Raymond Smith, a crew chief from Lincoln, Nebraska, learning how American forces conduct air medical evacuations. More than 150 Soldiers from the Nebraska Army National Guard’s 1-376th Aviation Regiment traveled to Camp Wainwright in Alberta, Canada, May 8-24, for Exercise Maple Resolve 2018, the Canadian Army’s most comprehensive annual training event designed for any contingency operation. This year’s Maple Resolve included approximately 6,000 service members from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and France. Working with Canadian Armed Forces, primarily from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG), Nebraska’s aviation battalion served two primary missions, including 24-hour medical evacuation training and support, and air support to all ground defenses. (Nebraska National Guard photo by Spc. Lisa Crawford)
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Soldiers from the Nebraska Army National Guard's Company G, 2-104th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion) – along with Cpl. Vanessa O’Gorman, a medical technician with the 1 Canadian Field Hospital – help transport a simulated wounded patient from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during a medical evacuation training mission exercise, May 14, to ambulances and crews from Canada’s 5 Field Ambulance for transport to a Unit Medical Station. O’Gorman spent the majority of the two-week exercise training with Sgt. Jason Dillon, a flight medic from Seward, Nebraska, and Sgt. Raymond Smith, a crew chief from Lincoln, Nebraska, learning how American forces conduct air medical evacuations. More than 150 Soldiers from the Nebraska Army National Guard’s 1-376th Aviation Regiment traveled to Camp Wainwright in Alberta, Canada, May 8-24, for Exercise Maple Resolve 2018, the Canadian Army’s most comprehensive annual training event designed for any contingency operation. This year’s Maple Resolve included approximately 6,000 service members from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and France. Working with Canadian Armed Forces, primarily from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG), Nebraska’s aviation battalion served two primary missions, including 24-hour medical evacuation training and support, and air support to all ground defenses. (Nebraska National Guard photo by Spc. Lisa Crawford)
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Soldiers from the Nebraska Army National Guard's Company G, 2-104th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion) – along with Cpl. Vanessa O’Gorman, a medical technician with the 1 Canadian Field Hospital – help transport a simulated wounded patient from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during a medical evacuation training mission exercise, May 14, to ambulances and crews from Canada’s 5 Field Ambulance for transport to a Unit Medical Station. O’Gorman spent the majority of the two-week exercise training with Sgt. Jason Dillon, a flight medic from Seward, Nebraska, and Sgt. Raymond Smith, a crew chief from Lincoln, Nebraska, learning how American forces conduct air medical evacuations. More than 150 Soldiers from the Nebraska Army National Guard’s 1-376th Aviation Regiment traveled to Camp Wainwright in Alberta, Canada, May 8-24, for Exercise Maple Resolve 2018, the Canadian Army’s most comprehensive annual training event designed for any contingency operation. This year’s Maple Resolve included approximately 6,000 service members from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and France. Working with Canadian Armed Forces, primarily from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG), Nebraska’s aviation battalion served two primary missions, including 24-hour medical evacuation training and support, and air support to all ground defenses. (Nebraska National Guard photo by Spc. Lisa Crawford)
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U.S. Air Force personnel from the 146th Airlift Wing load the U.S. Forest Service's Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) inside a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft
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U.S. Air National Guard units from the 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard, 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard and the 302nd Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserves, Colorado Springs, equipped with Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems conduct annual training operations at Gowen Field, Idaho
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Cameron Seals, a U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems (MAFFS) Airtanker Base Specialist (MABS) trainee, marshalls a Nevada Air National Guard C-130H Hercules during the annual MAFFS Spring Training in Boise, Idaho
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Capt. Dylan Weber, the Air Expeditionary Group’s MAFFS Scheduler, 152nd Operations Group, stands in front of a Nevada Air National Guard C-130 equipped with the MAFFS unit.
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Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) C-130 aircrew practice drops at Hot Tea drop zone near Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho.
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A California Air National Guard C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing flies a training route during the 2022 Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems spring training in Boise, Idaho, April 29, 2022.
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Women assigned to Task Force Female Engagement Team 4 discuss an overview of their first visit of the day at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Dec. 23, 2021. The female team included two interpreters, two Soldiers and one gender advisor. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Yesenia Barajas, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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Maj. Rebecca Brawner, left, Department of Defense gender and protection lead advisor at Fort McCoy, and Sharon Feist, chief gender advisor for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, pose in front of an emergency childcare facility they hope to start on Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Oct. 11, 2021. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan evacuees essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Caitlin Wilkins, 50th Public Affairs Detachment)
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