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  • Indiana Airmen weather disaster relief training at ‘Racer Winds’

    Screams filled the air. Broken down cars lay overturned in the road. Power lines fallen across the street. Injured victims remain trapped in the wreckage. To some, this would seem like a nightmare, but for the Indiana Air National Guard, it is all part of the job.Approximately 150 Airmen with the 181st Intelligence Wing worked alongside civilian
  • To the rescue

    There are houses underwater. People are trapped. Water levels are high. Getting emergency vehicles to the people seems impossible. Trees have fallen, blocking roads and knocking out power. Rushing water has washed some roads away. This was the scene in Vigo County the summer of 2008.A natural disaster, such as a flood, is just one of the many
  • OPERATION BLUE RIDGE

         On Nov. 4-11, 2012, members of the 181st Intelligence Wing, 113th Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party departed for Mount Mitchell State Park in Burnsville, N.C. to conduct medium altitude mountain training. Operation Blue Ridge is a field exercise to establish proper survival and small unit tactics, techniques, and
  • 113th ASOS prepares candidates for the challenges ahead

         In 2010, the Tactical Air Control Party career field was one of eight Air Force Specialty Codes with the highest training wash-out rates. Over 44% of its Airmen and 50% of its Officers washed out of the program. While some wash outs were due to unavoidable injuries synonymous with aggressive training, an unfortunate percentage were also due to
  • Mission Success for Operation Hoosier Thunder

         The successful eradication of over 20,000 marijuana plants valuing over $47.5 million in nine operational days of concentrated effort by Indiana State Police, Indiana National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, and other State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies gives proof to law enforcement suspicion; drug trafficking organizations are using
  • USO at Indianapolis Airport Receives Much Needed Updates

         On October 19 the USO held a ceremony to announce that a generous gift of $25,000 enabled them to update the lounge located in the airport. Indianapolis philanthropists, Stephen and Margaret Cole Russell, presented the USO with the donation in December of 2009.      The newly refurbished USO lounge is located on the lower level of the Col. H.
  • Has Anything Really Changed In Our Physical Fitness Requirements?

         Effective 1 July 2010, physical fitness testing began under AFI 36-2905 as the Air National Guard transitioned to the new Air Force Fitness Program. What does this mean to you? For all practical purposes, it is business as usual. The program is still conducted at the discretion of the wing commander, under the guidance of the Wing Fitness
  • Racers contribute to Haiti relief efforts

    This past March, four Airmen from the 181st Intelligence Wing contributed to the relief efforts in Haiti. 1st Lt. Matt Hollowell, Master Sgt. Clint Robinson, Tech. Sgt. Jeff Wernz and Staff Sgt. Kevin Feltner provided intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support for Operation Unified Response.The team of Airmen were initially attached to
  • RACER RUN

    Members of the 181st Intelligence Wing and the Wabash Valley participated in the sixth bi-annual Racer Run in April. All the participants received a nice medal when crossing the finish line, whether they were running the 1.5 mile, 5K or 10K event. This run had the most participants to date, with 181.The following individuals were recognized: 5K Top
  • 25 Graduate from first CPI green belt course

         On March 5th 2010, 25 students graduated from the brand new Lean Sigma Six Green Belt Course in Bloomington, Indiana. The students were a mix of Army and Air Force members as well as DoD employees. The Continuous Process Initiative (CPI) training program is rated on three levels; green belt, black belt and master black belt.      This
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