• Guard Bureau Chief Sees Innovation, Tech Converge in Texas

    AUSTIN – Innovation and emerging technology underscored the National Guard’s senior-most officer’s visit to Texas on March 9-10.Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, met with Texas Army National Guardsmen and joined the 2024 South by Southwest Conference where he talked with

  • AIM-HI Workshop Ignites Creative Solutions Increasing Military Effectiveness

    Academia Industry Military-Hybrid Innovations (AIM-HI), a professional development program, recently kicked off its sixth cohort at the Southwest Mission Acceleration Center, located in downtown Phoenix. The program aims to promote creativity and innovation, focusing on developing quick solutions to

  • C-130H Hercules avionics go digital

    The recently upgraded Air Force C-130H Hercules includes a new flight management system, autopilot, large glass multifunctional displays, digital engine instruments, digital backbone and terrain awareness and warning system.

  • Tanker Modernization Enhances Battlefield Communication

    During Joint Exercise Northern Edge 2023, participants from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Test Center (AATC) tested advanced tactical datalink and gateway technologies on a Utah ANG KC-135, equipped with the Tanker Intelligent Gateway (TIG). Testing was

  • Connected Battlespace Modernizes the Fight in the Indo-Pacific

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- History is being made during exercise Northern Edge 23-2 as the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing, working with the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Test Center, sent their modified KC-135 Stratotanker to Kadena Air Base, Japan, for use in the

  • Rapid Deployment To Austere Locations Crucial for Modern Warfare

    The Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC) is constantly engaged in developing innovations for a rapidly evolving battlefield and recently performed operational tests on a secure compartmented information facility (SCIF) prototype during Northern Edge 23 (NE23).

  • AATC Puts Innovation to Work During Northern Edge Exercise

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Throughout Alaska’s vast expanse, innovation and readiness were put to the test during the much-anticipated Northern Edge 2023 field training exercise. From May 4 to 19, the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC) conducted field testing to

  • Tucson ANG hosts ARC Weapons and Tactics Conference 2022

    The Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC) recently hosted the annual Air Reserve Component (ARC) Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC) at Morris Air National Guard, Ariz. The event is hosted each October in Tucson, Ariz., and is an ideal venue for the warfighter and