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  • An Airman Finds Meaning in Getting Left Behind

    Since the day I enlisted, my ultimate goal with the Air National Guard was to deploy, even if it meant to a Middle Eastern sandbox not high on anyone’s tourist list. Sure, I had gained experience from every facet of my military journey, from basic training to tech school and live exercises. But deployment, as I saw it, is where “Service Before Self” truly gets put to the test—the test that separates those of us who serve from those who sit on the sidelines.
  • Setting Up for Success in One Day: A Hurricane Irma Story

    Hurricane Irma had made landfall on Florida. And for the past two days, the storm was snaking its way up the Florida peninsula. Irma's initial contact with Florida was as a category five hurricane with sustained winds as fast as 185 mph. Irma's ascent inland was approaching the northern panhandle of Florida where the 129th Rescue Wing aircraft and personnel had been pre-staged for relief operations since September 9th.
  • Security Forces Squadron of the Year! The 129th Stays Ready!

    Air National Guard Security Forces Squadron of the Year: an award bestowed to the best of the best in the ANG. And for 2016, the Defenders standing tall in the end hail from the 129th Security Forces Squadron.Chosen out of a pool of over 100 different squadrons, the 129th Rescue Wing’s Security Forces Squadron took the mantle of being the Air