U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Randle Taborn, left, and Cody Razo, both fire protection specialists with the 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, extract an unconscious victim from a C-130H3 Hercules fuel cell during a training exercise at the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill., Feb. 10, 2019. The unit practices proficiency in confined space rescues in part due to the potential hazards presented to aircraft maintainers, including oxygen deficiency, temperature extremes and unfavorable natural ventilation.
On behalf of the 182nd Airlift Wing commander, Col. Daniel R. McDonough, the 182nd Airlift Wing Chiefs’ and First Sergeants’ Councils, current and former unit members and their sponsored family members are cordially invited to the 2019 Wing Retirement Dinner on Saturday, Apr. 6, 2019. Please come and join us in honoring the 42 Airmen who have retired since May 1. The retirement ceremony has become an honored tradition; please join us in welcoming our retirees.
Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do: The Air Force core values provide a guide for all Airmen to follow, and these values are represented best by those honored as the annual Outstanding Airmen of the Year for the 182nd Airlift Wing.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kevin Strauss, center, a C-130H3 Hercules mobility pilot with the 169th Airlift Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, receives command of the unit from 182nd Operations Group commander Col. Rusty Ballard during a change of command ceremony at the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill., Jan. 13, 2019. Lt. Col. Richard Wainman, right, relinquished command of the squadron after serving in the role for six years. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)
U.S. Air Force Gen. CQ Brown Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, takes a group photo with Airmen from Kadena Air Base, Japan and the Illinois Air National Guard at Cope India 19 at Kalaikunda Air Force Station, India, Dec. 14, 2018. Cope India initially began as a fighter training exercise held at Gwalior Indian Air Force Range with the goal of increasing combat capability and improving warfighter compatibility between the U.S. and Indian air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Hailey Haux)

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