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  • 118th AW conducts AHRT

    A clear liquid with an ammonia-like smell was discovered in a mail container at the 118th Airlift Wing Jan. 26 resulting in at least two people already hospitalized; or at least it was simulated this way as several members of the 118th Airlift Wing role played during an all hazard response training exercise that took place Jan. 24-28. "The training
  • 118th AW Honors 3rd Qtr Airmen of the Year Awardees

         The 118th Airlift Wing Airmen of the Third Quarter Awardees were honored Dec. 4.The winners were Master Sgt. Richard Goodwin, as Senior NCO of the quarter, 118th Civil Engineering Squadron; Staff Sgt. Garrett Travis, as NCO of the quarter, 118th Logistics Readiness Squadron; and Airman 1st Class Roger Livingston, as Airman of the quarter,
  • Operation: Toy Drop, Bring Toys to December Drill

    The 118th Airlift Wing is supporting the 13th Annual "Randy Oler Memorial Operation: Toy Drop," and members are encouraged to bring new unwrapped toys to the base during December drill weekend.Operation: Toy Drop is a philanthropic project where Fort Bragg's paratroopers out of Pope Air Force Base, or visiting paratroopers from across the world,
  • 118th Members get on the field at Tenn. Titans Football Game

          More than 140 Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airman took part in a ceremony to honor America at the start of the Tennessee Titans/Oakland Raiders football game on Sept. 12.     "They give their time, this is our way of giving back," said Troy McMaken, marketing coordinator for the Titans, and former U.S. Marine. "Our fans absolutely
  • The National Guard "Family" supports 118th Flood Victim

    The month of May started with what is now being referred to as the historical 1000-year flood. More than 15 inches of rain fell in many areas of middle Tennessee creating flood water that left the destruction of several homes in its path and completely inundated Ashland City and most of Cheatham County.For one Ashland City resident, Jim Johnson,
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter

    It is not uncommon for children to follow in their parent's footsteps and join the military. However, a parent enlisting their child into the military is something quite special and one Tennessee mother has done it twice.Mt. Juliet native Maj. Lawana Nelson, Director of Personnel at the 118th Airlift Wing, raised her right hand in front of the
  • Mobile USO visits 118th AW

    The Mobile USO made an appearance at the 118th Airlift Wing on Feb. 17, and over 100 Airman from the unit made an appearance to see what all it was about. The Mobile USO was located in the front hanger and refreshments and snacks were given to those who stopped by."Our visit's intent was to interact and educate the Airlift Wing on what resources
  • Once on the Battlefield, Now on the Playing Field

    The Olympic Committee's Paralympic Military Program is hosting an inaugural Warrior Games for wounded servicemembers, May 10-14, at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The games, which are a joint effort between the Pentagon and the U.S. Olympic Committee, are part of an effort to inspire recovery, capitalize on physical fitness and
  • 118th Airman selected as Tennessee Airman of the Year

    A Tennessee Air National Guard Airman from Nashville's 118th Airlift Wing was selected as the Tennessee Air National Guard Airman of the Year for 2009. Senior Airman Jessica Webb of Erwin, Tenn., serving as a Command Post Controller, was recognized for superior leadership, job performance, community involvement and personal achievements as an
  • Tennessee Air National Guard tasked to help Haiti Relief Efforts

    A Tennessee Air National Guard team of 30 personnel departed for Haiti Jan. 27 for a period of 90 to 120 days. A second, 10-man team left Jan. 28 for 30 days.The first team consisted of 24 Airmen from Nashville's 118th Airlift Wing Civil Engineering Squadron, and six Airmen from Knoxville's 134th Air Refueling Wing Civil Engineering Squadron. The