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  • Staff Sgt. Blasko wants to meet YOU

    Staff Sgt. Rachael Blasko is an enlisted accessions recruiter at the 182nd Force Support Squadron, and she wants to meet recruits. Maybe more importantly though, she wants to meet you - the men and women that make up the Air National Guard's 182nd Airlift Wing.Why?It's all about making sure the

  • ANG command chief: Ultimate Airmen can be leaders at every level

    The top enlisted Air National Guardsman has three targets in his sights to ensure the force is always on mission, and he is traveling to ANG bases in person to make sure the enlisted corps knows how to do it.Chief Master Sgt. James Hotaling, the 11th command chief master sergeant of the Air National

  • Keeping the airspace clear

    Sometimes the location you need to place communications equipment isn't exactly the desired area you had in mind. If you have no choice but to set up shop on an airfield, penetrating the navigable airspace could mean trouble for both aircraft and ground structures.The Airfield Management section of

  • CERFP: When first responders call 911

    A dirty bomb detonated in Chicago, taking down a large building full of occupants. Hazardous material saturated the disaster site as local first responders attempted to rescue survivors. The city's resources and manpower were exhausted after one day, but help from the Federal Emergency Management

  • The unstoppable Airman Brown

    Airman 1st Class Tanya Brown was a fulltime everything three years ago - beautician, livestock farmer, college student, wife, and mother to four children. Then, not being one to shy away from a challenge, the 35-year-old decided to join the Air National Guard.Brown along the way earned a 94 percent

  • Family, wingman day brings 182nd Airlift Wing together

    Friends and family of the 182nd Airlift Wing spent an afternoon with their Airmen during a wingman and family day held here Sept. 12, 2015."Today we are having a wingman day and we have invited all of our families - brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles, mom and dad - to come out and see what we're

  • Conquering tragedy

    1st Lt. Allison Schore heard two shots ring out inside the restaurant. Two unmistakable gunshots. Then three more."I knew instantly what that noise was," she said. "There was a band playing inside and everyone was talking, lots of music going on - and then it just turned silent. I mean, no noise.

  • Loadmasters train to be first-choice warfighters

    Loadmasters with the 182nd Airlift Wing conducted hands-on training with their C-130 Hercules aircraft at the Greater Peoria Air National Guard Base here during the unit training assembly Saturday and Sunday.The loadmasters received both classroom instruction and ground training to continue being

  • Small Air Terminal Riggers

    When that resupply of cargo is welcomed by the troops on the ground downrange, it is not likely that they think about the Air Force rigger that packed the parachute. However, the rigger's actions in turn helped train the aircrew on the C-130 that dropped it to them. A 182d Airlift Wing, Small Air

  • Civil Air Patrol experiences ANG mission firsthand

    Twenty-four Civil Air Patrol cadets from Peoria and McLean County got a taste of the Air National Guard when they toured the 182nd Airlift Wing on drill weekend May 2.The cadets visited the Civil Engineer Squadron fire department, Security Forces and the Aircrew Flight Equipment shop before taking