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  • Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal

    The new medal, established by then-Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, is part of a continuing effort to recognize U.S. Air Force military members in a non-deployed status who directly participated in a Department of Defense combat operation from a remote location.
  • 188th Airmen support ICan Career Expo

    Airmen with the 188th Wing were on hand to support the Fort Smith Public Schools’ 2019 ICan Career Expo held October 22, 2019, at the Fort Smith Convention Center here.
  • Helpers sometimes need help too

    188th Wing Director of Psychological Health Molly McHenry shares her story of experiencing domestic violence and her path to recovery.
  • Senate confirms Barrett to be Air Force secretary

    The 85-7 vote makes Barbara Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and its 685,000 total force Airmen. Barrett replaces Dr. Heather Wilson who resigned in May. Undersecretary Matthew Donovan served as acting secretary in the interim.
  • CMSAF Kaleth Wright Visits 188th Wing

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright met with Airmen and hosted an all call during a visit Oct. 6, 2019, at Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Ark.
  • 188th Airman named adjunct instructor at AF First Sergeant Academy

    Master Sgt. Robert M. Stephens, a first sergeant with the 188th Medical Group, is the first Airman to complete the adjunct faculty selection process and become fully-certified to instruct the new curriculum at the First Sergeant Academy.
  • Dodroe takes command at 188th Wing

    The 188th Wing conducted a formal change of command ceremony, August 11, 2019, as it bid farewell to Wing Commander Col. Robert I. Kinney, who relinquished command to Col. Leon J. Dodroe.
  • 188th Wing promotes colonels during dual ceremonies

    Sara A. Stigler, 188th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group commander, and Patric D. Coggin, 188th Operations Support Squadron commander both were promoted to colonel, immediately followed by Coggin’s assumption of command from Col. Jeremiah Gentry.
  • 188th Wing, other state agencies respond to Arkansas flooding

    The Arkansas Air National Guard 188th Wing’s Unclassified Processing, Assessment and Dissemination (UPAD) capability was activated May 25, 2019, along with other state agencies in response to imminent widespread flooding throughout the state of Arkansas as reservoirs in Oklahoma swelled from heavy rains. These assets assisted emergency managers in making critical decisions and directing response activities during this emergency.
  • ANG Command Chief announces 2019 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    Air National Guard Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Ron Anderson Jr., announced the Air National Guard 2019 Outstanding Airmen of the Year.
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