Happy Easter #TeamSavannah ! 🇺🇸
Happy Easter from the Georgia National Guard. #EasterSunday🌿🐇
The Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing, known as the Guard Dawgs, is a C-130H Hercules Airlift Unit. Welcome to the Georgia Air National Guard, 165th Airlift Wing official page.
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Happy Easter #TeamSavannah ! 🇺🇸
Happy Easter from the Georgia National Guard. #EasterSunday🌿🐇
ATLANTA – Since Air Force Recruiting Service began a partnership with the Chick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame last year, it has been able to use the venue for enlistments and other functions,
S U P P L Y M E E T S D E M A N D ✅
It has been a busy few months at the Logistics Readiness Squadron as we all have been preparing for the official change over from the Airman Battle Uniforms (ABU) to the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP).
Supply Airmen, like Staff Sgt. Tafari Plummer and Master Sgt. Denise Hopkins, have played a key role in distributing new uniform items to members of our wing and our geographically separated units to ensure mission readiness.
REMEMBER: April 1st marks the end of the ABU era and OCPs become the uniform of the day, EVERY DAY‼️
Make sure you check out AFI 36-2903 to ensure proper wear of our new uniform. 😄 #AirGuard #OCP #newuniform #LRS
📸: Tech. Sgt. Caila Arahood
Today is the LAST day for ABUs...Are you wearing them one last time? Drop your favorite ABU photos below! 👏👏🇺🇸
Turning a new leaf
Folks, today is the last day to wear your Airman Battle Uniform! We know change is hard sometimes, but don’t get caught out of uniform tomorrow, April 1.
Check out AFI 36-2903 for further guidance: https://go.usa.gov/xHq2f
M I S S I O N B R I E F ✈️
Today, Maj. Gen. Thomas Carden, The Adjutant General of Georgia, Maj. Gen. Thomas Grabowski, Commander of the Georgia Air National Guard, along with Col. Chris Dunlap, the 165th Airlift Wing commander, and other wing leaders welcomed Ms. Margaret Mullins, the National Security Advisor to Senator Raphael Warnock.
Ms. Mullins received a mission brief and base tour that highlighted the mission of the 165th Airlift Wing and the Air Dominance Center located here in Savannah, Ga. as well as the great work of the Georgia National Guard Airmen serving here.
#SharedPurpose #SharedVictory #AirGuard
“Dr.” is not just a prefix, it is a superpower! 🏥🩺
Today, on National Doctors Day, we are sending out our gratitude and appreciation to all of the #Doctors who wake up to selflessly serve and save lives each and every day. Thank you for what you do. You are all Heroes! ⛑ #doctorsday #militarydoctor #nationaldoctorsday
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March 25 is National Medal of Honor Day. This date was chosen because the first Medal of Honor was presented on March 25, 1863, during the Civil War. This day allows us to take the time to honor those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
There have been 60 Medals of Honor presented to Air Force and Army Air Corps members from World War I to the current day. We honor those who went above and beyond the call of duty today and everyday.
Each year, throughout the month of March, we celebrate Women's History Month which highlights the achievements and progress of American women since the founding of our country. 🇺🇸
#WomensHistoryMonth #WomeninUniform #GoGuard
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In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we are doing a *shout out* to some of our Georgia Air National Guard Recruiting team.
These women have come together from all different Air Force career fields including contracting, communications, aircrew flight equipment and supply to serve one common purpose.
Meet some of your #GuardDawg Recruiters (left to right): TSgt. Ashley Driver, TSgt. Arielle Gray, SSgt. Jasmine Ross, SrA Sidney Davis and TSgt. Brittany Hopkins.
Their mission as recruiters is to inspire, engage and recruit the next generation of #Airmen. 🇺🇸
#GoGuard #airnationalguard #recruiting #womeninuniform
NEWS | 165 SFS stands up new Strategic Response Team
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- "If you go, I go." 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
This is the mentality required by the U.S. security forces Airmen who went through the initial assessment on Mar. 12 that they must complete to join the 165th Security Forces Squadron’s newest undertaking, a Strategic Response Team.
The team, led by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Overholt, a non-commissioned officer in-charge at the 165 SFS, Georgia Air National Guard, located at the Savannah Air Guard Base, Ga, will be a group of security forces Airmen who are highly trained and equipped to respond to emergencies requiring advanced police tactics.
READ THE FULL STORY: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/391721/165-sfs-holds-tryouts-new-special-response-team
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#Defenders #AirGuard #AlwaysReady #AlwaysThere
Happy St. Paddy’s Day from the 165th Airlift Wing! ☘️
#GoGuard #c130hercules #cityscape #savannah
Stand tall and take this week head on...✈️✈️✈️ #motivationmonday
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Zak Echols, a loadmaster with the 165th Operations Group, Georgia Air National Guard, exits a C-130 Hercules aircraft Feb. 23, 2021 in Savannah, Ga. Airmen from the 165th AW fly local missions throughout the Georgia Low Country to maintain flying readiness at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caila Arahood)
M I S S I O N C A P A B I L I T Y ✈
Meet Tech. Sgt. Devon Brekke | Crew Chief
To wrap up Women in Aviation Week, we are highlighting one of our very own C-130H crew chiefs from the 165th Maintenance Group.
#WomensHistoryMonth #womeninaviation #CrewChief
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S A F E T Y F I R S T ✅ Women In Aviation Week
Meet Tech. Sgt. Rainey Cannady, an aircrew flight equipment specialist assigned to the 165th Operations Group. She has served in the 165th Airlift Wing for 11 years now and said she enjoys being in a career-field that plays such an important role in the overall base mission.
Aircrew flight equipment #Airmen have an extremely important job because they are responsible for ensuring our aircrew is not only equipped with any type of safety gear they made need for various situations while flying a mission, but also for making sure that all safety equipment will function perfectly in an emergency situation.
Some of the equipment she inspects on a regularly-scheduled basis are pilot helmets, night-vision goggles, parachutes and emergency oxygen masks.
📸: Tech. Sgt. Caila Arahood
#WomeninAviation #WomensHistoryMonth #GoGuard #OperationsGroup
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F L E X I B I L I T Y I S K E Y 🔑
Meet Capt. Anna Griffin, the 165th Maintenance Operations Flight commander.
#WomensHistoryMonth #womeninaviation #GoGuard
Video By: Tech. Sgt. Noel Velezcrespo
W O M E N I N A V I A T I O N W E E K! ✈️
Meet Capt. Katie Parker, one of our very own combat systems officers!
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I N T E R N A T I O N A L W O M E N ‘ S D A Y 🌎
Today we celebrate all the achievements of the female trailblazers across the globe who have made social, economic, cultural and political advancements for equality worldwide!
#IWD2021￼ #GoGuard #militarywomen #womenshistorymonth￼ #womenwhoserve #internationalwomensday2021￼
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Check out this awesome opportunity to attend the Women's Air & Space Power Symposium virtually all week long at the Facebook link below. 😀
See their official page below for more details on guest speakers and topics that will be discussed throughout this week.
Airmen and Guardians had the opportunity to participate in a virtual professional development event March 8-11, 2021. During the event, the participants discussed topics that affect DAF civilian and servicewomen at large, and hear from subject matter experts, as well as from Airmen and Guardians sharing their experiences.
Symposium Resources can be found HERE:
Program - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Na78dovGG7soi3qphUYG3KGDtudpBEAS/view?usp=sharing
Notes & Reflection Journal -https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cmoa1qJqDv8lxvaqMbeCqVe4jNSeHECl/view?usp=sharing
Support Resources -
S E R V I N G I S A P A S S I O N 🇺🇸
Meet Staff Sgt. Samaria Armstrong -- a defender assigned to the 165th Security Forces Squadron, Georgia National Guard.
"Serving in law enforcement has been a lifelong passion for me and I am proud to serve my country and to be a part of something bigger than myself." said Armstrong.
Armstrong served for 5 years as a civilian police officer before joining the #Georgia Air National Guard over 8 years ago.
She said that ever since she was a little girl, she knew she wanted to be a #police officer and that it is an amazing feeling to be able to do so here in her local community.
📸: Tech. Sgt. Caila Arahood
Each March we celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth to honor the women who have played a vital role in changing the Nation and world. Throughout this month, we will be highlighting some of the awesome women who serve here at the 165th Airlift Wing. #HerStory #GoGuard #CitizenAirmen
5K FRIDAY 🏃🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽🏃🏼♀️🏃🏿
SHAMROCK RUN 2021 ☘️☘️☘️
It was an absolutely beautiful day to run! Great job to all who participated today. Thank you to Maj. O’Shea and MSgt. Patterson for organizing the event.
📸: Tech. Sgt. Noel Velezcrespo
#GoGuard #fittofight #alwaysready #alwaysthere
Please see the newest Air Force PT test guidance. There is more information to come in the next few months about the specifics of this new PT test roll-out. #StayTuned
It is CRUCIAL that we all continue to make health and wellness a TOP PRIORITY so that we can live up to our mantra “Always Ready, Always There.” 🏃🏃🏽♀️
#GoGuard #WeHearYou #AirForce
When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work
PREPARE FOR TAKE-OFF ✈
Crew chiefs from the 165th Maintenance Group get the job done, RAIN OR SHINE!
Some of their duties include fueling the planes, performing routine inspections of the entire aircraft, directing pilots from the ground and coordinating any maintenance that must be done on the plane to ensure safety for our Airmen at all times.
📸: Tech. Sgt. Caila Arahood
#GoGuard #Airmen #Crewchief #AlwaysReady #AlwaysThere
Some of our 165th AW Airmen are featured below! 👏
Going into the month of March, we will be highlighting some of the amazing women in our wing.
#StayTuned #militarywomen #Airmen
March is Women's History Month! Female service members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees are key contributors to the DoD mission and we honor the dedicated service of these patriotic Americans and welcome you to stay tuned throughout the month to hear #HerStory!
Some of our 165th Airlift Wing Georgia #Guardsmen are supporting the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency-led effort to vaccinate the state's population in sites established throughout Georgia. 📸: Barry Bena & SMSgt. Roger Parsons from @116acw (This photo has been altered for security purposes by blurring out personally identifiable information.) #covid_19 #covidvacccine #inthistogether
Check out this highlight video of some of the great work some of our 165th Airmen, along with other GA Guardsmen are doing to support Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency with the #COVID19 vaccine distribution throughout our state! #inthistogether #alwaysready #alwaysthere
Georgia Air National Guardsmen from the 116th ACW and 165th Airlift Wing support the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency COVID-19 vaccine operations in Atlanta, Georgia. The Georgia National Guard continues to serve under Governor Brian Kemp and at the direction of GEMA to provide the service, support, and action necessary to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Senior Master Sgt. Roger Parsons)
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Black History Month Highlight #ThrowbackThursday
✈️Command Chief Master Sgt. Betty Morgan (Ret.)
“Having one “first to achieve” accomplishment is not easy to obtain - but having four is remarkable. Retired Command Chief Master Sgt. Betty L. G. Morgan made history for the Georgia Air National Guard in April 1997 when she became the first African-American, and the first female command chief for the165th Airlift Wing, Savannah, Ga. Then again, in January 2003, she became the first African-American and first female command chief for the Georgia Air National Guard, Marietta, Ga.”
(Original Article by Staff Sgt. Jamilia Haven)
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#BlackHistoryMonth #airforce #airnationalguard #makinghistory
Let's make it a great week Team Savannah -- RAIN OR SHINE!✈️
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Manuel Lopez, a loadmaster with the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, stands next to a C-130 Hercules aircraft while pre-flight checks are performed by pilots Feb. 18, 2021 in Savannah, Ga. Airmen from the 165th AW fly local missions throughout the state of Georgia on a regular basis to maintain flying readiness at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caila Arahood)
#c130 #AlwaysReady #Alwaysthere #Airmen #nationalguard
#COVID_19 R E A D I N E S S 💉
Today marks the 29th day since the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations were given to members of the 165th Airlift Wing here in Savannah, Ga.
Dozens of #Airmen from throughout the wing, including the Wing Staff Leadership team, returned to the 165th Medical Group Feb. 17, 2021 to receive their second shot of the vaccine series now that their 28-day waiting period has passed.
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Tiffany Sneeze ,165th MDG, and Tech. Sgt. James Koch, from the 116th Air Control Wing Medical Group, were the aerospace medics administering the vaccines today.
“For some of us working in the medical group, providing this new vaccine to our members is something we see as exciting since it is the first vaccine of its kind,” said Koch.
“The first Covid-19 shots were given Jan. 21 here at the 165th AW and since then the medical group has administered over 500 vaccinations,” said Sneeze.
The wing commander, Col. Chris Dunlap, along with his wing staff team including vice commander, Col. David Smith, the chief of staff, Col. Ryan Hampton, & the executive officer, 1st. Lt. Alex Blanke, all received their second vaccination along side 165th AW Airmen and employees.
#inthistogether #covidvacccine #alwaysready #alwaysthere
💥N O W H I R I N G 💥
Did you know that the Air Guard has jobs (AFSCs) equivalent to Army Guard MOS positions?
Below are some *HOT* job openings here in the Georgia Air National Guard that allow members to smoothly transition their branch of service to Air Force all while maintaining their current Army career field. Contact Georgia Air National Guard Recruiting for more information. #GoBlue
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T O T A L F O R C E E X C E L L E N C E 🌟
Congratulations to Tech. Sgt. Brittany Hopkins who was coined by Maj. Gen. Thomas from the Air Force Recruiting Service for her hard work and accomplishments in implementing the Total Force Integration (TFI) recruitment initiative in the state of Georgia.
She now serves as an Air National Guard recruiter here in the Savannah area as well as part-time in a new office in the Augusta area working alongside an active-duty recruiting team.
“I definitely plan to educate the active-duty recruiters on our culture and I hope to learn as much as I can about theirs,” Hopkins said.
“Ultimately the recruiter wants the best possible option for their applicant. Some applicants need the chance to get away from their current situation which is when I refer them to an active-duty recruiter. Some applicants want to concentrate on furthering their education full time, while still being a part of the military. That’s where the ANG benefits them.”
(Read more here: https://www.recruiting.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2422300/total-force-recruiting-takes-big-step-as-air-force-air-national-guard-co-locate/)
Total Force recruiting allows applicants to find the best fit for their lives and allows them to get education on the different ways to serve in the Air Force, be it full time or part time.
(Courtesy Photos: TSgt Brittany Hopkins)
Find out more about job opportunities in the 165th AW: ⬇️ Georgia Air National Guard Recruiting
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