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114th Security Forces Squadron members deploy smoke grenades during Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) training at a range a few miles west of Sioux Falls, Feb. 3, 2018. Grenades detonated as part of Security Forces training
114th Security Forces Squadron members performed explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) and grenade recertification training at a range near Joe Foss Field, S.D. Feb. 3, 2018. Members from the 119th Civil Engineer Squadron from Fargo, N.D. led the training. EOD and grenade recertification and training is an annual requirement for Airmen in the career fields using this type of equipment as part of their job.
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Maj. Casey Minor, 114th FW pilot, tries on the digital eye piece add-on that increases F-16 pilots night flying capabilities at March Air Reserve Base, CA, Jan. 17. Digital eyepiece increases capabilities of F-16 pilots
Pilots with the 114th Fighter Wing tested out a new digital eyepiece (DEP) add-on system during a recent deployment Jan. 4-19. The device transforms their existing helmet-mounted displays (HMD) and night-vision goggles (NVG) into “smart helmets”, effective in night flying.
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MARCH ARB, CA - The 114th Fighter Wing deployed more than 90 Airmen and nine F-16 Fighting Falcons for their Lobo Summit 2018 training deployment to March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, CA, Jan. 4-19. Lobo Summit prepares 114th FW for future AEF deployment
The 114th Fighter Wing deployed more than 90 Airmen and nine F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft for Lobo Summit 2018 training deployment to March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, CA, Jan. 4-19. Lobo Summit was a temporary duty assignment preparing the 114th FW for the unit’s future Air Expeditionary Forces deployment (AEF).
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Capt. Brian Gill, 114th Medical Group optometrist, performs an eye exam on a patient at Schofield Health Clinic Jan. 17, 2017, Wahiawa, HI. 114th Medical Group works alongside Army medical personnel
114th Medical Group Airmen deployed to Hawaii to work alongside active duty Army medical personnel at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Schofield Barracks Health Clinic, Honolulu, HI from Jan. 6 - 21. The mission there is the care of military members and their families stationed in Hawaii.
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Senior Airmen Ashley Eickman, 114th Medical Group medic, inserts a chest tube on a practice dummy at Tripler Medical Simulation Center, Jan. 12, 2018, Honolulu, HI. 114th Medical Group Airmen Train at Tripler Medical Simulation Center
114th Medical Group Airmen took a break from the cold of South Dakota and utilized the Tripler Medical Simulation Center, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, Jan. 12 to improve training. The TMSC center provides a place for nurses, medics, doctors, and other medical professionals to hone and improve their very specialized skills.
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Hot pit refueling allows for quicker refueling and shorter down time because it eliminates other inspections needed if the aircraft is shut down. Hot Pit Refueling
The 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 114th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuel operators performed multiple hot refueling training Dec. 2, 2017. Hot refueling is commonly known as hot pit.
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Beau Batscher, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron phase mechanic, inspects an F-16 engine bay during a Phase Inspection Oct. 5, 2017, Joe Foss Field, S.D. 114th Maintenance Group instrumental in achieving 4000 flying hours
The 114th Fighter Wing reached 4000 flying hours for the 2017 fiscal year on Sept. 29, 2017. This wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of the Airmen of the 114th Maintenance Group for keeping up with scheduled maintenance and unforeseen issues to ensure the 114th Fighter Wing’s F-16s are mission ready. This feat has only been accomplished twice by the 114th Fighter Wing since acquiring the F-16 in 1991, the first time in 2004.
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2017
175th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcons are parked on the flight line during the Phase 1 of the Attack Response Exercise (ARE) Oct. 8, 2017, Joe Foss Field, S.D. 114th Fighter Wing conducts readiness exercise
The 114th Fighter Wing held an Attack Response Exercise (ARE) from Oct. 7-15, 2017, at Joe Foss Field, S.D. The exercise is part of the South Dakota Air National Guard’s regular training to ensure Airmen have the skills necessary to perform homeland defense and support overseas operations.
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2017
175th Fighter Squadron F-16s grabs the BAK-14M hook cable support system with its arresting hook during the system certification Oct. 17, 2017, Joe Foss Field, S.D. Runway construction prompts arresting system upgrade
114th Civil Engineer Squadron’s power production craftsmen certify newly installed BAK-14M hook cable support system Oct. 17, 2017, Joe Foss Field, S.D. The Air Force is phasing out the original BAK-14 and replacing it with the new BAK-14M.
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Tech. Sgt. Matt Lickel and Staff Sgt. Jackie Greathouse, U.S. Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs), watch as a Mark-82 high explosive bomb dropped by a 175th Fighter Squadron F-16 hits its target at the Fort McCoy, WI, live fire range Aug. 9, 2017. 114th FW puts bombs on target
Nearly 200 Airmen from the 114th Fighter Wing participated in a live drop bombing exercise at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, WI, Aug 9-16.
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