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  • Staff Sgt. Lorena Royale March 2019 Spotlight Airman

    A human resource assistant is an individual not easily discouraged and actively seeks solutions to customer concerns or issues, this job is no different in military. Staff Sgt. Lorena Royale, personnel specialist, Maryland Air National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, is one of the many personnelists that assist Airmen in succeeding every day.
  • November Spotlight Airman

    Name: Michael McClenning Rank: Senior Airman Unit: 175th Logistics Readiness SquadronJob Description: Receive and issue aviation fuel Fulltime Job: Fuels Distribution Technician Hometown: Brunswick, Maryland Joined the MDANG: 2012 Total Service years: 5Family: I have one older sister and three younger brothers, and my parents of course.
  • October 2017 Spotlight Airman

    Name: Allison DassingRank: Airman 1st ClassUnit: 175 Operations Support Squadron/IntelligenceJob Description: IntelligenceFulltime job: Intelligence AnalystHometown: Ocala, FLJoined the MDANG: April 22, 2015Total Service years: 2Family: Most of my family is in Florida, but I’ve acquired new family here in Maryland.Favorite Movie: The Matrix,
  • September 2017 Spotlight Airman

    Name: Natalie T. Nieves-GonzalezRank: Airman 1st Class, E-3Unit: 175 Force Support SquadronJob Description: ServicesFulltime job: Recruiting and Retention AdministratorHometown: Ponce, Puerto RicoJoined the MDANG: July 8, 2015Total Service years: 2 yearsFamily: I’m Hispanic, family is never ending.Favorite Movie: The Sandlot & 13 Going on
  • August 2017 Airman Spotlight

    Name: Steve ConkeyRank: Staff SergeantUnit: 175th Operations Support SquadronJob Description: Aircrew Flight EquipmentFulltime job: Aircrew Flight Equipment TechnicianHometown: Naperville, IllinoisJoined the MDANG: May 2015Total Service years: 8Family: My girlfriend Rachel and two dogs, Indiana and Shelby.Favorite Movie: CasinoFavorite food: Cold
  • July 2017 Spotlight Airman

    Name: Akina L. Jones Rank: Staff Sergeant Unit: 175 Medical Group/Bioenvironmental Engineering Job Description (no codes): Industrial hygiene and occupational health NCO in charge Fulltime job: Cosmetologist/Esthetician Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland Joined the MDANG: October 2016 Total Service years: Six years Family: Mom, grandma, sister, brother, aunt and cousins. Favorite Movie: Secret Life of Bees Favorite food: Seafood tacos Favorite Sports Team: I don’t have a favorite sports team. I do love Beyoncé, though.
  • June 2017 Spotlight Airman

    Name: Zachary Free Rank: Airman 1st Class Unit: 175th Civil Engineering Squadron Job Description: Structures Fulltime job: Assistant Project Manager for New Cyber Facility Hometown: Baltimore Joined the MDANG: January 14, 2016 Total Service years: 1.5 Family: Too big to list! Favorite Movie: Castaway Favorite food: Texas Road House Rolls Favorite Sports Team: Ravens & O’s
  • May 2017 Spotlight Airman

    Name: Avery AdamsRank: Airman BasicUnit: 175th Force Support SquadronJob Description: PersonnelFulltime job: Personnel (training)Hometown: Baltimore, MDJoined the MDANG: March 22, 2016Total Service years: 1 YearFamily: Mother, BrotherFavorite Movie: Rush Hour Trilogy, Beverly Hills Cop Trilogy, The WarriorsFavorite food: RibsFavorite Sports Team:
  • April 2017 Spotlight Airman

    Name: David WelshRank: Airman 1st ClassUnit: 135th Intelligence SquadronJob Description (no codes): Fusion AnalystFulltime job: StudentHometown: Finksburg, MDJoined the MDANG: April 27, 2015Total Service years: Almost 2Family: Mother, Father and older brotherFavorite Movie: Enemy at the GatesFavorite food: Ice creamFavorite Sports Team: RavensTell
  • F-86 Sabre: 'Last of the Sports Models'

    They called it the "last of the sports models." Sleek and swept winged, the North American F-86 Sabre was the epitome of the Cold War jet fighter.The Sabre came into being at the dawn of jet age. Although its first flight wasn't until Oct. 1, 1947, the Sabre's roots were really in World War II. The aircraft was first proposed in late 1944, and in