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Suicide Prevention Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Awareness video produced by the 126 ARW/PA office.
Human Performance Training Human Performance Training
All Air Force Noncommissioned Officer and Senior Noncommissioned Officer academies have instituted a new fitness program in their curriculum. The new regimen was...
Refueling the B-1 Refueling the B-1
A B-1 Bomber from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, approaches and makes contact with a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 126th Air Refueling Wing,...
Providing Vital Communications During Emergencies Providing Vital Communications During Emergencies
The Contingency Response Communications System (CRCS) is one piece of next generation equipment in the 126 Communication Flight's arsenal of weapons in the battle for...
KC-135R Takeoff KC-135R Takeoff
B-roll of a 126th Air Refueling Wing's KC-135R takes off from Scot AFB, Ill. The Illinois Air National Guard flies the "Stratotanker" to provide aerial refueling...




Growing Healthy Military Families


Story by Senior Airman Elise Stout

Growing Healthy Military Families SHILOH, Ill.- Members of the Illinois Air and Army National Guard, Air Force, and Air Force Reserves came together Monday, April 27, 2015 at the Mid-America Readiness Center outside of Scott Air Force Base, Ill., to learn healthy eating habits from Operation Homefront.

This is the first time that Operation Homefront has partnered with Walmart to try and teach healthy living to military families according to Darcy Clardy, the organizer of Growing Healthy Military Families.

Clardy wrote the grant that provided the funding to try and show families how to be healthy while living on a budget.

“We are trying to make our programs more education based to help the families for a longer period of time,” said Clardy. “We are providing the information and the resources to help the families make better choices.”

The most recent event at the National Guard armory included different stations for attendees that are looking to shop on a budget as well as how to grow their own vegetables. The county health department was present trying to involve families in newer, healthy habits. Members from the Health and Wellness Center on Scott Air Force Base, including the flight chief and the dietician were also present.

Many military members, spouses, and children enjoyed the recent event.

“I want to go home and plant something now,” said Heather Jordan, a spouse to a member that lives on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

The main goal of this event is to teach families how to avoid food assistance and to influence more healthy eating habits said Clardy.

Those that attended were given about 40 pounds of healthy fruits and vegetables, a Home Depot gift card to shop for seeds for a garden, a healthy eating cook book, and cloth grocery bags. Any children that were at the event were also supplied with their very own gardening tools to help in the garden.

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Memorial Walk in honor of Capt. Brandon Cyr


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Operation Homefront hosted a Growing Military Healthy Families event April 27, 2015, in Shiloh, Ill., at the Mid-America Readiness Center. The campaign includes...
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The 906th Air Refueling Squadron held an outdoor memorial walk at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., for Capt. Brandon Cyr on the second anniversary of his death, April 27,...
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Members of the 126th Air Refueling Wing help each other put on their gas masks during the expeditionary skills rodeo at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., April 19, 2015....
126 Air Refueling Wing spouse flight 126 Air Refueling Wing spouse flight
Maj. Michael Alblinger, a pilot for the 906th Air Refueling Squadron, and Capt. Mark Tisius, a pilot for the 108th Air Refueling Squadron, fly a KC-135R Stratotanker...
Armed Forces Day Armed Forces Day
Airman 1st Class Kaleb Hamann, left, and Master Sgt. Kurt Kleop, both members of the 126th Electrical Shop within the 126th Maintenance Squadron, work on the...
Lt. Gen. Everhart Visit Lt. Gen. Everhart Visit
Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, 18th Air Force commander, meets 126th Maintenance Squadron commander, Maj. Keith Benko, during a visit to the squadron March 7, 2015....