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  • The 126th Air Refueling Wing supports the global strike mission

    The U. S. Strategic Command's global strike mission relies on the Illinois Air National Guard's 126th Air Refueling Wing for its regular execution.The wing supports STRATCOM's global strike and strategic deterrence missions with aerial refueling, said Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, STRATCOM commander, in a 2014 congressional posture statement."The
  • CHAPLAINS HELPING IN JAPAN

    Members of the 126th Chaplains Office assisted the U.S. Navy clergy at Naval Air Field Atsugi, Japan, for two weeks.An Illinois Air National Guard chaplain and a chaplain assistant performed their annual training during the month of June with the sister service while filling in for chapel staff members who were on leave or at training
  • MEDICAL GROUP TRIANING

    An Illinois Air National Guard unit provided two weeks of medical assistance during their annual training to an overseas U.S. Navy base.The 126th Medical Group spent two weeks in Japan during the month of June supporting the Basic Health Center, Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi."This was a great opportunity for us not only to train but also provide
  • Being there for your Wingman named June’s focus

    The 126th Air Refueling Wing will host its annual Wing Stand Down Day the Friday of June drill.This year, Airmen will spend about an hour watching a televised video featuring select offices and program managers around the 126 ARW. This will be followed by small-group discussions hosted by facilitators at their units.While maximizing the use of
  • Being promoted while temporarily assigned

    Tech. Sgt. Christopher Yancy received a promotion to the rank of Master Sgt. while temporarily assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 15, 2014. Yancy serves as a mission capability technician on the Quick Response Flight with the 126th Supply Chain Management Squadron (SCMS). He has more than 13 years of combined military time,
  • 126th Civil Engineer Squadron trains in Australia

    After a three-day flight, the 126th Civil Engineer Squadron (126 CES) landed in Australia Aug. 24, ready to unload tools for the deployment for training (DFT). The entire team of 35 civil engineers ranged from electricians to operation managers. After arriving from the Illinois Air National Guard's 126th Air Refueling Wing located at Scott AFB,
  • Federal and State of Illinois Resources for Furloughed Employees

    The following documents have been released to provide information from federal and Illinois state agencies for furloughed employees. Most recent documents will be posted at the top of the list.Pay and Leave during a shutdown furloughFamily Assistance Center LocationsIDES for UnemploymentReadiness Guide 2013 JulyFamily Program Support
  • Federal and State of Illinois Resources for Furloughed Employees

    The following documents have been released to provide information from federal and Illinois state agencies for furloughed employees. Most recent documents will be posted at the top of the list.Pay and Leave during a shutdown furloughFamily Assistance Center LocationsIDES for Unemployment Readiness Guide 2013 JulyFamily Program Support
  • Due to government shutdown, this web site is not being updated.

    Due to the government shutdown, this web site is not being updated.10/9/2013 UPDATE: Updates are once again being posted to this web site.
  • The 126th Maintenance Group keeps 'em flying

    The following story is part two of a feature article series spotlighting each of the Groups within the 126th Air Refueling Wing. Last Wingtips edition, Public Affairs spotlighted the Operations Group. This month, Public Affairs discusses the Group in charge of keeping the birds flying - the 126th Maintenance Group.In the aviation maintenance field,
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