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Bone Marrow Drive at Dining Facility (Building 400)

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Boise Hawgs complete the Spartan Beast

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 Patten124th Operational Support SquadronPerformance Athletes from the…See More
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Boise Hawgs complete the Spartan Beast

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 Patten124th Operational Support SquadronPerformance Athletes from the…See More
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Sarah Pokorney's blog post was featured

Are you an American Airman? Submit your video before July 29!

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 usafvideos@us.af.mil. Video entries must be received by July 29. See the official rules for information. http://airforcelive.dodlive.mil/contest/See More
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Are you an American Airman? Submit your video before July 29!

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 usafvideos@us.af.mil. Video entries must be received by July 29. See the official rules for information. http://airforcelive.dodlive.mil/contest/See More
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2013 Air Force Media Awards:

3rd Place Online Publication

National Guard Bureau 2013 Media Awards:
1st Place:
Best Online Publication: The Beacon—Idaho ANG
1st Place:
Outstanding Initiative in New Media—124th Fighter Wing

2nd Place:

Outstanding Blog

3rd Place:

Official Web Site

This site is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of 124th Wing Public Affairs by communicating 24/7 with and by Idaho Air National Guardsmen

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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…

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Are you an American Airman? Submit your video before July 29!

Posted by Sarah Pokorney on July 2, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments


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 usafvideos@us.af.mil. Video entries must be received by July 29. See the official rules for information. http://airforcelive.dodlive.mil/contest/

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

SGLI will increase in July

Posted by Gary A. Daniel on May 20, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

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…

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One team, one fight

Posted by Joshua Allmaras on June 12, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

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:

http://www.dvidshub.net/publication/issues/16066

For a short video:

101 Critical Days of Summer - Double Checks, Not Second Thoughts

Posted by Joshua Allmaras on May 23, 2014 at 6:39am 0 Comments

From Safety:



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,…

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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…

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Created by Gary A. Daniel Jun 29, 2014 at 11:06pm. Last updated by Gary A. Daniel Jun 30.

Update your Education Records

Per AFI 36-2305, Educational Classification and Coding Procedure, officer and enlisted personnel are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of their education records annually.  It’s a good idea to do this when you log into Virtual MPF to review your personnel record.

 

Officer: Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) is responsible for maintaining the academic records for active duty, guard and reserve officers of the USAF.

Mail or e-mail your degree progress or graduation official transcript you’re your university in order to obtain an educational level update.

 

Enlisted: It is the Airman’s responsibility to contact the issuing institution(s) for update and/or correction of military records.  Mail or send electronically your Transcripts/documentation from the issuing institution directly to the Base Education and Training Section (ETS). 

 

FULL details and points of contact are HERE.EDUCATION LEVELS UPDATE.doc

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