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  • Students decorate airplane nose

    The 155th Air Refueling Wing honored two Pender High School freshmen girls who unveiled their artwork on the nose of a KC-135R Stratotanker during the Guardians of Freedom Airshow, Sept. 10, in Lincoln, Neb.The unveiling ceremony is an annual event sponsored by the 155th Air Refueling Wing. It is designed to honor those Nebraska communities that
  • Blue Angels bring world famous act to Guardians of Freedom show

    The early morning sun glistened on the wings of the Blue Angels parked on the ramp. Upon entering the gate, spectators observed service members driving in golf carts with gear, setting up equipment, applying sunscreen and passing out water bottles, while vendors constructed their booths and exhibits, arranging merchandise to sell. The crowds
  • Air Guard wing commander flies with Blue Angels

    The commander of the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Col. Richard J. Evans III, flew as a passenger in a U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet during the Guardians of Freedom Airshow practice, Sept. 8, in Lincoln, Neb.The colonel was qualified to fly in the F/A-18 Hornet with some of the most highly trained pilots in the country due to his experience as an RF-4C
  • Airshow homecoming for visiting F-15 commander

    With the sound of fighter jets over head, the colonel's eyes followed the aircraft across the sky. Dressed in his Air Force green flight suit, Col. Pat Doherty, commander of the 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., flashed a proud smile.Doherty, a native of Bellevue, Neb., and graduate of Bellevue East High School, flew one of
  • Nebraska National Guard members Brush Up on Community Service

    Laughter filled the air as paint flowed from brushes and rollers onto the aged grey house. Painted fingers gripped and dipped their tools as more than a dozen volunteers from the Nebraska Army and Air National Guard surrounded the house with supplies while they prepared and painted the house.The house belonged to World War II U.S. Navy Veteran,
  • Nebraska Air National Guard Civil Engineers Practice Contingency Operations at Silver Flag

    Sixty-four Airmen from the 155th Civil Engineering Squadron traveled to Silver Flag, a military training site near Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., July 9 through 16 to train with newly developed engineering equipment and operate in a contingent environment.Silver Flag allowed the members of the CES to perform combat support training during a four-day
  • Guardsman Puts Newly Acquired Training to Test

    Senior Airman Luis A. Zendejas-Garcia was driving home May 17 after completing Airman Leadership School where he learned management and leadership skills to be successful in his career. Little did he know he would have to put those newly used skills to work during that drive.Zendejas-Garcia, a food operations journeyman assigned with the 155th
  • Air National Guard Supports Missouri Flood Efforts

    As a good portion of the sporting world's eyes were focused on the college baseball action at Omaha's sparkling new $128 million TD Ameritrade Park, members of the Nebraska Air National Guard's eyes were focused squarely on the action taking place just north and south of this year's College World Series.Beginning on June 17, just a day before the
  • 155th Air Refueling Wing Participates in Global Operations

    Most warfare techniques from WWI have become antiquated or have been replaced thanks to new technology. However, the Nebraska Air National Guard continues to employ a deployment concept first created in 1917 - the Air and Space Expeditionary Force concept.Better known as AEF, it was a concept born out of necessity and has evolved immensely since
  • National Guard Bureau Senior Enlisted Leader Visits

    The 155th Air Refueling Wing welcomed Command Chief Master Sgt. Denise M. Jelinski-Hall, Senior Enlisted Leader for the National Guard Bureau, when she spent time with the airmen and soldiers of Agricultural Development Team 2 here June 6 and 7.Jelinski-Hall visited with members of ADT 2 in the 155th Wing Auditorium June 6, to learn about the