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  • Missouri Air National Guardsmen provide weapons training to Soldiers

    Members from the 131st Security Forces Squadron provided weapons training, qualifying Soldiers from four Army units, the 48th Brigade, the 148th Field Artillery, the 201st Military Intelligence and the 171st Infantry, at Volk Field and Fort McCoy, Wis. July 10 through 13. Tech. Sgt. Robert E. Brooks, 131st Security Forces Squadron NCOIC combat
  • “Wild Man” rises above expectations

    "Good luck in life to you, you won't amount to anything," said the superintendent of a small town school in Sikeston, Mo. to a student at his high school graduation. This was one of the many criticisms that Willie "Wild Man" Deuster has had to overcome during his life. Born 3 months early and weighing just over 2 pounds, Deuster was diagnosed with
  • 231st CEF learns self defense

    Approximately 20 members from the 231st Civil Engineering Flight recently participated in a hand-to-hand self-defense class to prepare for an upcoming deployment. The course was taught by Missouri Army National Guard 1st Lt. Andrew Myatt. He showed several scenarios stressing self-defense including being grabbed from behind and how to kill an
  • Officer continues family tradition with promotion to O-5.

    Newly promoted Lt. Col. Maggie Stephens was pinned by her father during a promotion ceremony held at her parents' home November 28. "Since my mother cannot travel right now, my father wanted to do a pinning ceremony at home," Stephens said, explaining her decision to do a private promotion ceremony. "I enlisted exactly 40 years after Dad enlisted,
  • 131st Maintenance Group Celebrates Changes in Command

    A former maintenance technician took command of the 131st Maintenance Operations Flight and the former 131st MOF Commander assumed command of the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in a ceremony held at Lambert IAP ANGB Dec. 1. Capt. Kirby Findley succeeded Maj. Kimbra Halter, as 131st MOF Commander. "I'll put my best efforts forward and I expect
  • 239th CBCS Airmen honored for deployed accomplishments

    The 239th Combat Communications Squadron honored 33 members who recently returned from deployments in an Air Expeditionary Forces award ceremony on Lambert ANGB Jan. 13. Maj. Gen. Steve McCamy, assistant adjutant general, presided over the ceremony and presented the awards to the airmen who dedicated their time to deploy in support of AEF 7 and 8.
  • Guard members honor popular USO employee

    Members of the 131st Fighter Wing bid farewell to a USO employee and dear friend in an informal gathering on Lambert IAP January 31. Mrs. Melainie Davidson recently retired from her position as USO Director of Satellite Operations. Best known for her efforts with the mobile USO, Davidson has worked closely with many Missouri ANG personnel while
  • F-15 pilot becomes highest rank pilot to complete B-2 initial qualification course.

    WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- One of the first Missouri Air National Guard (ANG) pilots to enter B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flight training was the highest ranking pilot to attend the challenging initial qualification training course at Whiteman AFB, Feb. 22. Col. Greg Champagne, 131st Fighter Wing Vice Commander, began B-2 flight training with
  • Missouri Air Guard associates with Whiteman AFB B-2 Bombers

    Missouri Air Guard associates with Whiteman AFB B2 bombers The Missouri Air National Guard will assume an Associate role in the world's only B-2, long-range stealth bomber mission, located at Whiteman Air Force Base, as announced today. "Establishing an Air National Guard B-2 Associate mission is very exciting for the Missouri Air National Guard,"
  • MoANG Hits 100 percent manning

    For more information contact: Capt. Tamara Spicer, (573) 638-9846, fax: 9848 e-mail: tamara.spicer@us.army.mil or Capt. Brian Bowman, (573) 638-9846 Missouri Air National Guard hits 100 percent manning By Capt. Brian Bowman Missouri Air National Guard Headquarters For the first time in five years, the Missouri Air National Guard is at 100 percent