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  • Contingency Response Dominates ACE Exercise During Southern Strike

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon escorts a C-17 Globemaster III into a simulated austere environment. The engines are running, the personnel deplanes the C-17, cargo is downloaded, the airfield is being prepped for more aircraft to land, and within minutes, a security perimeter is established and

  • 172nd Command Teams Embodies Commitment to Servant Leadership

    Fifteen commanders, along with five command chief master sergeants (all past and present), gathered at the 172nd Airlift Wing to serve lunch to Airmen and full-time staff, setting an example and magnifying the impact of servant leadership, on April 6, 2022.

  • MSANG Promotes Evans to Brigadier General

    Col. Edward H. Evans, the Mississippi Air National Guard chief of staff, became the first African American to be promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the Mississippi Air National Guard.

  • 172nd Airlift Wing Flight Medic Praised For Reaction To Motorcycle Crash

    Mississippi Air National Guard Senior Airman Abby Reid, a flight medical technician with the 183rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 172nd Airlift Wing, Jackson, Mississippi, was recognized for her skill and selfless service after stopping to help a motorcyclist who had wrecked on Interstate 20 near

  • Watson Takes Command of the 172nd AW

    The 172nd Airlift Wing welcomed Col. Britt A Watson as the unit's 24th commander during a change of command ceremony at Thompson Field, Jackson, Mississippi, Feb. 6, 2022.

  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or

  • Coastal collaboration perfects aeromedical capabilities

    The range of care that members of the 172nd Airlift Wing’s 183rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron have to be prepared to provide at a moment’s notice undoubtedly requires constant training. From burn victims to improvised explosive device injuries to critical care patients, seasoned members of the

  • Joint Forces: Reserve, Guard train for care in the air

    From broken bones, burns to head trauma, loss of limbs and more; Aeromedical Evacuation teams see more than their fair share of battle injuries. Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Mississippi Air National Guardsmen from the 183rd AES collaborated for a three-day

  • 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