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  • COVID response: DOD, Academia partner to conduct aircraft airflow testing in Nebraska

    In an effort to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and to continue executing rapid global mobility operations, the U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command sent multiple airframes to participate in particle and airflow testing at Nebraska Air National Guard air base, Nebraska, April 4-11, 2020.
  • Nebraska Airmen continue overseas contingency operations

    Airmen from the 155th Air Refueling Wing deployed to support overseas contingency operations March 25, 2020, from the Nebraska Air National Guard air base in Lincoln. The deployment, scheduled 16 months ago, is part of a normal rotation where 50 Airmen traveled to U. S. Central Command, which is in charge of U.S. military operations in the Middle East.
  • Nebraska fire fighters douse emergency landing fire

    An American airborne early warning and control aircraft from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, made an emergency landing at the Lincoln Airport July 11, 2019, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • 173rd ARS Aircrew Members Improve Readiness with ATSO Training

    “This is an opportunity to practice using and wearing the Aircrew Chemical Defense Ensemble,” said Maj. Tyler Sanberg, 173rd Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot. “It allowed us to see how we would proceed to the aircraft, pre-flight the plane and potentially launch the aircraft all while wearing the chemical gear.”
  • As Panic Sets In: Nebraska Airman saved following heart attack

    “Holy crap, I killed our friend.” Guilt set in Capt. John Kupka’s thoughts when he and four other Airman turned over Tech. Sgt. Michael Alvarez, who was lying face down and unresponsive on a basketball court.
  • It’s Not Just A Pile of Rocks When It Comes to Counter IED Awareness Training

    Thirty Airmen with the 155th Security Forces Squadron from the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Lincoln, Nebraska, conducted their annual training June 19-26, 2017 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
  • Nebraska Air Guardsmen support Australia training

    Fourteen Airmen from the Nebraska Air National Guard’s 155th Air Refueling Wing joined approximately 230 Airmen from the active duty Air Force and reserve component of the Air Force for a Feb. 9-28 joint exercise with the Australian Air Force at Darwin Royal Air Force Base in Darwin, Australia.
  • NEBRASKA AIR GUARD SHOWCASES EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES: CIVIL DISTURBANCE, NATURAL DISASTERS

        When it comes to unpredictable weather, the state of Nebraska rarely takes a backseat to anyone.    That's why, the Nebraska Air National Guard places such a significant focus on maintaining its readiness and ability to step in to help local and state communities recover when disasters do inevitably occur. Whether a community is struck by a
  • STAPLETON SENIOR UNVEILS NOSE ART

         An artistic vision hatched at ground level in Stapleton, Neb., will now be visible around the world, after the latest 155th Air Refueling Wing KC-135R Stratotanker nose art was unveiled in a ceremony Aug. 8 at the Nebraska National Guard air base in Lincoln, Neb.     Mariah Harm, a Stapleton, Neb., native and soon-to-be senior at Stapleton
  • Simulator Cuts Dollars, Increases Training Availability

    At 12,000 feet, the airman from the 155th Air Refueling Wing lies on his stomach in the KC-135 Stratotanker's boom pod, his hands tense on the controls. "Start guiding in the receiving plane", a voice tells him. The airman may feel nervous, but the B-1 Lancer pilot sounds calm as he receives permission to approach. With tracking lights the airman
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