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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…Continue
Nobody tells the Air Force story like our Airmen! We have a video contest starting July 1. Shoot a 30-second maximum video about your story of service or unique mission. Upload the video to your personal YouTube account, and email us a link at email@example.com. Video entries must be received by July 29. See the official rules for information. http://airforcelive.dodlive.mil/contest/
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 We have read through all of the available IDANG historical documents and haven't found a name widely used for the 124th.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
Effective July 1, 2014, the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program will adjust the SGLI monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents to 7 cents per $1,000 of insurance. This means, for example, a premium increase from $26 to $28 a month for Servicemembers with the maximum $400,000 of life insurance. All Servicemembers will continue to pay an additional $1 for Traumatic Injury Protection coverage. Please visit www.benefits.va.gov/insurance
to view a table of the new rates for all coverage amounts and learn more about the premium change.
The offer a very easy-to-follow SGLI premium change fact sheet at: http://www.benefits.va.gov/INSURANCE/docs/SGLI_Premium_Change.pdf…Continue
What a great opportunity we have to be Guardsmen. We get to train not only with airmen but sometimes we get to train with other branches, guard units, or even civilian agencies. This training is priceless because when we are called upon by our state to serve locally or deploy overseas we need to be able to work hand in hand with all of these different agencies.
The 124th Med. Group got this valuable training time during the May UTA. For more on this check out the following:
For a short video:
Today marks the beginning of the 101 Critical Days of Summer. We’ve had a long winter which has left people yearning for warm weather. With the warm weather comes longer days which lead to a wide range of outdoor activities that we haven’t experienced over the last six months.
As you prepare to partake in all that summer has to offer, take a few minutes to think about the ‘worst- case scenario’ and then do... everything you can to mitigate the risk. Inventory your outdoor equipment to ensure you have what you need for that long weekend in the mountains. Check your car’s fluid and wipers. Set up the tent to ensure all the pieces are there…before you head out. Always let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.
Preventing the preventable mishaps during this year’s 101 Critical Days campaign will depend largely on the support given by each commander,…