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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 We have read through all of the available IDANG historical documents and haven't found a name widely used for the 124th.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: