| June 14, 2017
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Austin Blessard, Georgia Air National Guard 117th Air Control Squadron weapons and tactics non-commissioned officer in charge, introduces himself to members of the Colombian air force during a State Partnership Program Subject Matter Expert Exchange on Ground Control Intercept with the Georgia Air National Guard, May 30-June 2, 2017, at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Capt. Stephen Hudson)
A Georgia Army National Guard Lakota Helicopter departs from Cartersville Airport after picking up a Georgia State Patrolman. Air crew members from Georgia's Army National Guard Counter Drug Task Force patrolled the skies north of Rome looking for marijuana grows Thursday. They harvested more than 20 plants thereby keeping $40,000 of dope off the streets of Georgia. The GA NG CDTF is part of the Governor's Task Force/Drug Suppression, along with three other federal agencies and six state agencies including the Georgia State Patrol. The GTF supports local sheriff departments with an air team and ground team designed to find and eradicate marijuana grows. (Georgia Army National Guard photo by Maj. Will Cox/Released) (Photo by Maj. Will Cox)
South Carolina National Guard
The Georgia Air National Guard (ANG) welcomed a group of visiting Colombian Air Force officers as part of a State Partnership Program (SPP) engagement, May 30- June 2, 2017. The weeklong exchange on Ground Control Intercept consisted of a tour of the unit and discussions with subject matter experts on how to improve the Colombian Air Force’s training plans for controllers.