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Best Online Publication: The Beacon—Idaho ANG
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Trailing Edge News for August

Posted by Gary A. Daniel on August 22, 2014 at 8:19am 0 Comments

Did you get your copy?  The archive is HERE http://eepurl.com/1nlLn

Veterans: Senator Crapo would like to hear from you

Posted by Gary A. Daniel on August 11, 2014 at 2:21pm 0 Comments

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo is seeking feedback from the men and women of our Armed Forces.  Crapo is asking Idaho veterans to take part in a brief survey to share their experiences within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Veterans can take the survey online through Crapo’s website at http://www.crapo.senate.gov/contact/survey.cfm   Veterans who do not have internet access or are uncomfortable with computer use can call one of the Senator’s offices to have a staff member administer the survey.  The following phone numbers can be used to reach Crapo’s offices:  Washington, DC (202) 224-6142; Idaho State Office (Boise) 208-334-1776; South-Central Idaho (Twin Falls) (208) 734-2515; North Idaho (Coeur d’ Alene) (208) 664-5490; Eastern Idaho, North (Idaho Falls) (208) 522-9779; North-Central Idaho (Lewiston) (208) 743-1492; Eastern Idaho, South (Pocatello) (208)…


Calling all UPARS

Posted by Gary A. Daniel on July 30, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

We hope that all units will consider nominating someone to serve as a Unit Public Affairs Representative. Updates to our Customer Service Guide and Unit Public Affairs Program are on THIS PAGE and below:

Smith assumes lead of Maintenance Group

Posted by Gary A. Daniel on July 14, 2014 at 4:43pm 0 Comments

Members of the Idaho Air National Guard Gathered on July 13 to witness the change of Command of the 124th Maintenance Group. Lt. Col. Shannon Smith assumed comand from Col. David Trimble who is now the Vice Commander of the 124th Fighter Wing.

Boise Hawgs complete the Spartan Beast

Posted by Gary A. Daniel on July 7, 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Competing for the Boise Hawgs were Nathan Olsen, Tech. Sgt. Josh Patten, Jared Leaman, Tech. Sgt. Clay Thurston, Tech.Sgt. Jake D'Addabbo, and Staff Sgt. Josh Crooks. Photo courtesy Tech. Sgt. Clay Thurston.

Special Report from Tech. Sgt. Josh Patten

124th Operational Support Squadron

Performance Athletes from the 124th Operational Support Squadron and the 266th Range Squadron recently competed as the Boise Hawgs, in the Salt Lake City Spartan Beast obstacle race on Saturday, June 28th.

The Spartan Beast covered over 6000 feet of climbing over the same course used by the 2002 Winter Olympics cross-country skiing and biathlon events.  The 12.5-mile long course was laced with 29 obstacles ranging from rope…


What is our wing image?

Posted by Gary A. Daniel on June 30, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

What name would best encapsulate that image ?
We have a historic opportunity to name the 124th Fighter Wing. As you know many wings/units have historical names which you may be familiar with - The Wolfpack, The Swamp Foxes, The Gunfighters, The Blacksnakes, The Capital Guardians, etc. The names often originate from a local historical event, a military history theme or geographic tie. It could also tie to our motto " First Class or Not at All". We have read through all of the available IDANG historical documents and haven't found a name widely used for the 124th. Col. McCandless wants to bring the idea of a common identity forward for us all to consider. We have a combat focused team of warriors here at Gowen - is there a name out there that fits ?

Please take a moment and share your idea at our BRIEF SURVEY HERE

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