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  • 118th Loads 8 Pallets of Humanitarian Aid Headed for Afghanistan

    Eight pallets of humanitarian aid were hot-loaded onto a C-130 at the 118th Airlift Wing, Jan. 28. There are 21 pallets total that are bound for Afghanistan. The first eight will stop in Germany until the others arrive.      "The people in Afghanistan have absolutely nothing. They are in great need," said Retired Lt. Gen. John Bradley, the
  • Mobile USO coming to the 118th

    The Mobile USO is scheduled to come to the 118th Airlift Wing on February 17. It will be setup in the MSX parking lot.     It is open for anyone to tour and anyone wanting to take a break. XBOX and Wii stations will be setup, and SportCenter will be on television.     "Hello from the Homefront" will also be available. Those who are interested can
  • 118th Loads Pallets to Aid Needy in Afghanistan

    More than 60,000 pounds of humanitarian aid bound for Afghanistan was loaded onto pallets Jan. 9, at the 118th Airlift Wing Air National Guard Base, Berry Field.The Lamia Foundation, which was created by Lt. Gen. (retired) John Bradley, of Lebanon, is coordinating the donations with the help of the Denton Program to fly the goods overseas.Date of
  • Air Guard unit returns from humanitarian mission to Haiti

    Members of the 118th Airlift Wing of the Tennessee Air Guard returned to Nashville Wednesday following a humanitarian mission to Haiti.The two C-130 airplanes landed on U.S. soil with both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals from Haiti.On the ground in Port-au-Price, Major Tim Heichel described the scene as "pretty chaotic.""There is a lot of
  • U.S. Air Forces Africa Help Nigerian C-130 Fly Again

    A group of active duty Air Force and Tennessee Air National Guard members helped restore one of Nigeria's C-130 transport aircraft to flying condition as part of an ongoing engagement between 17th Air Force, U.S. Air Forces Africa, and Nigeria. Lieutenant Colonel David MacKenzie, deputy director of 17th Air Forces plans and programs directorate,
  • Tennessee Air Guardsman honored as Top Air Guard 1st Sgt.

    NASHVILLE - A former Springfield Tenn. resident was selected as the 2009 First Sergeant of the Year for the Air National Guard and recognized during an awards ceremony for Outstanding Airmen of the Year held June 8 at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. "It's an honor and quite humbling at the same time," said Master Sgt. Lorene Kitzmiller, who won
  • Reserve units swap planes

    Air Force Reserve Command officials will swap C-130 Hercules aircraft this spring to accelerate the consolidation of missions and equipment at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. Officials from the 914th Airlift Wing at Niagara Falls ARS will exchange its eight C-130H3s for eight C-130H2s from the 934th Airlift Wing from the Minneapolis-St.
  • C-130J training expanding, changing

    Little Rock Air Force Base, the C-130 Airlift Center of Excellence, will expand its C-130J training responsibilities, including training international partners, announced Air Force officials Wednesday. In addition, the 314th Airlift Wing will absorb the domestic training formerly done by the 94th Airlift Wing, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., and the
  • Nashville Air Guard unit 'deploys' to Arnold

    Members of the Tennessee Air National Guard's 118th Airlift Wing "deployed" to Arnold Air Force Base March 31 as an exercise to train for deployment overseas. Arnold is "a gold mine for us," said Lt. Col. Shawn Anderson, commander of the 118th Operations Support Flight, because it's close to Nashville, it has plenty of open space, and a great
  • Tactical airlift initiatives further Air Force's total force integration

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley announced four proposed initiatives Oct. 31 concerning C-130 Hercules tactical airlift, each of which furthers the service's vision for a seamless total force. The initiatives, which would impact communities in Tennessee, New York, Georgia and Arkansas, are part of the total force integration effort