• 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

  • 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.

  • Love of flying: a rare reunion for pilot couple

    The Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air and Space Show, brought together over 80,000 families and spectators from the Ark-La-Tex region May 18 and 19, 2019 to witness a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft performances and displays. For one Air Force family, a trip to the air show held more

  • Air Force Marathon to feature MQ-9 Reaper

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB – The MQ-9 Reaper has been selected as the featured aircraft for the 2018 Air Force Marathon.  Built by General Atomics Aviation Systems Inc., the Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely-piloted aircraft that is employed primarily against