• Defenders at Home and Abroad

    Protecting high-value assets at Jackson, Mississippi’s Thompson Field and abroad is a primary mission for the personnel assigned to the 172nd Security Forces Squadron. And, with a tremendous track record of deploying personnel on numerous overseas deployments, domestic operations such as presidential inauguration security and more, the group’s security focus remains in step.
  • Deployment Gets Ebelhar off to a Running Start

    While on a recent overseas deployment, Technical Sgt. Chris Ebelhar used motivation to successfully handle new assignments and peak physical fitness levels.
  • 172nd Medical Group Prescribes More Than Medical Care

    Although first thoughts of an Air National Guard medical group does is to give shots, update medical records and help set up physicals, the 172nd Airlift Wing’s Medical Group actually provides many services.

    Technical Sergeant Todd M. Wicha follows in his parent's footsteps as a member of the Mississippi Air National Guard.
  • Always Ready to Fight!

    The 172nd Civil Engineer Firefighters are constantly training, fulfilling their duel role to protect Thompson Field and the Jackson-Evers International Airport.
  • Maj Donna Phillips’ Head Turns Towards Contracting

    The 172nd Airlift Wing’s contracting officer Maj. Donna Phillips has the distinction of serving both in the enlisted and the officer corps for both the Mississippi Army and Air National Guard.
  • 172d AW Members Earn Annual MSANG Honors

    Congratulations to Senior Airmen Amy E. Sharp, 172 AW Force Support Squadron, for being named as the state's Airman of the Year. Congratulations also go out to Master Sgt. Joshua T. Shearer, 172 AW Medical Group, for being named as the state's First Sergeant of the Year. Both of these award winners will now advance to the national competition.
  • AF responds to hiring freeze

    The Air Force is working with the Defense Department to provide additional guidance on the federal civilian hiring freeze implemented Jan. 23.
  • 172d AW Wins National Guard Maintenance Effectiveness Award

    Members of the 172d Airlift Wing were the recipients of the Air National Guard Maintenance Effectiveness Award, Category I, Small Unit.  The maintainers are essential in keeping the wing's fleet of C-17 Globemaster aircraft ready for the series of global airlift missions that the wing flies.Maj. Gen. William O. Hill, Commander Mississippi Air
  • 172d Airlift Wing July 2015 Enlisted Promotions

    The following enlisted members of the 172d Airlift Wing received merit promotions in July 2015. Each promotion reflects achievement by that individual and further challenges them with increased responsibility.8-Jul-15 GIVENS, SADIKI A. PROMOTION TO TSGT (STEP 1)7-Jul-15 LAMOURANNE, KIMBERLY M. PROMOTION TO SRA (TITLE 10 UV)9-Jul-15 DUNCAN, DAVID P.