More than 30 Airmen, from the Idaho Air National Guard departed Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho to support wildfire containment efforts at the Kaniksu Complex Tower Fire in the Idaho Panhandle and eastern Washington Aug. 26, 2015.
The National Guard volunteers are serving on state active duty orders manning checkpoints to keep residents and travelers from entering evacuated areas. The Airmen come from many work centers within the 124th Fighter Wing and all are taking time away from their families, military and civilian jobs to serve their state mission.
124th Fighter Wing Commander, Col. Tim Donnellan addressed the group, before their departure, “Thanks again for being the fantastic guardsmen that you are and standing up and taking
The U.S. Forest Service reports that the Tower Fire, along with six smaller fires are scattered across the Idaho Panhandle and…
The Airmen of the Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Fighter Wing held a ceremony dedicating two A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft to the cities of Twin Falls and Jerome at the Magic Valley Regional Airport on Aug. 14, 2015. City officials from both Magic Valley communities attended the ceremony along with interested members of the public.
Not only are the Mountain Home Air Force Base Gunfighters and their aircraft slated to arrive later this week, Gowen Field will also be home to several food truck vendors from within the Treasure Valley for the next few weeks. Several food trucks will be parked behind building 1530 during lunch hours to support the increased manning. Come stop by and check out the diverse selection of food.
The Idaho State Education Assistance Program (SEAP) has just been authorized. SEAP is a reimbursement program that authorizes payment up to $2,500 a state fiscal year for eligible Idaho Air and Army National Guard students.
This program is dependent on legislature funding each state fiscal year (01JUL-30JUN). Active drilling eligible non-technician Idaho national guard students may apply for the State Education Assistance
Program (SEAP) 60 days prior to class and up to the day before class starts.
Applicants must provide proof of a C or better for authorized classes up to 30 days after class date closure (but NLT 10 days before each 30 June) for reimbursement to be mailed to them. See the TAG memo, the SEAP SOU in the application steps, and the State Ed Assistance LOI for more details. Airmen cannot use Federal Tuition Assistance and State Education Assistance Program funds for the same class. Airmen can use GI Bill…Continue
The Selective Retention Review Board has completed its review for 2015. If you were being considered for retention this year and are waiting for notification, the Idaho ANG has sent all retained notifications to your home and .mil email accounts.
BOISE — Water quality monitoring by the US Army Corps of Engineers has identified E. coli bacteria levels at Robie Creek Beach that exceed the level considered safe for public swimming beaches. Robie Creek Beach is in the Mores Creek arm of Lucky Peak Reservoir.
Excess levels of E. coli indicate the presence of human or animal waste and that pathogenic microorganisms may be present, which pose a threat to public health. If ingested, these microorganisms can cause diarrhea, fever, and vomiting, particularly in infants, small children, and the elderly. The source of bacteria is unknown at this time.
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