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A firefighter assigned to the 103rd Airlift Wing helps a young girl spray a fire hose May 19, 2018. Family Support hosts Connecticut National Guard's first Deployment Discovery Day
Approximately 50 Connecticut National Guard children, from kindergarten through eighth grade, participated in the first Deployment Discovery Day, organized through the 103rd Airlift Wing’s Family Support program, May 19, 2018, at the Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Connecticut. Laughter and excitement filled the air as the children progressed through a series of push-ups, sit-ups, burpees and relay runs. Grey skies and dark clouds loomed overhead, but that didn’t diminish the enthusiasm felt by the children participating in the physical training (PT) session. Following PT, meals ready to eat (MREs) were served followed by a trip to the flight line and, even as the rain began to pour, there was no stopping the group. The children were “deployed,” and they had to continue the mission despite the weather.
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Staff Sgt. Evan Mitchell, 103rd Civil Engineering Squadron, cuts through a downed tree May 18, 2018 in Bethany, Conn. The Connecticut National Guard was activated to assist local and state agencies from the devastation cause by the storm May 15, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Jen Pierce/released) 103rd Civil Engineers clear roads after storm
On May 15, 2018, severe storms ripped through the state of Connecticut, devastating several towns. High winds, hail and tornados felled trees and powerlines, leaving many state residents without power and unable to gain access to main roads for several days. Faced with the overwhelming task of clearing the trees and debris from roads, local and state agencies received support from the Connecticut National Guard—the 103rd Airlift Wing responding to the town of Bethany on May 18.
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2018 Trap match 103rd participates in Armed Forces Appreciation Day trap match
The Northwestern Connecticut Sportsmen’s Association (NWCSA) hosted its annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day trap match May 12, 2018, in Colebrook, Conn. The event was free for members of the Connecticut Air National Guard and their families. Food, ammunition, shotguns and safety gear were provided for all participants, including an experienced coach for those without prior shooting experience.
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Default Air Force Logo Nominate your employer for the Boss Lift
If you’re a member of the Army or Air National Guard who is employed by a civilian employer, that employer may be wondering what you do during drill weekends or annual training and why you are obligated to attend. The Boss Lift, a program offered by the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve), can put your civilian employers curiosity to rest.
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Default Air Force Logo Wing Care
Inevitably, everyone goes through rough patches, as an individual or even as a family. Sometimes the pressures of life can just become too much. As a military member you may feel like you should be able to handle all of you and your family’s obstacles yourself. This may lead to internalizing struggles or ignoring them until they become uncontrollable. Thankfully, Wing Care Team of the 103rd Airlift Wing wants to know that there are a plethora of resources available to Airmen to aid in overcoming life’s struggles.
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Default Air Force Logo From victim to survivor through SAPR
Since 2009, the Connecticut Air National Guard has been working to prevent and raise awareness of sexual assault among members through the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program.
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Default Air Force Logo "Stirring up change one community at a time"
Learning to cook with the flair of a master chef, having memorable conversations over a delicious meal, and developing bonds with your peers sparked by the love of good food—these are the founding principles of JR Chef, a culinary arts program for youth offered through Nourish My Soul, a non-profit organization.
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Default Air Force Logo Women continue to serve as barriers fall
In 1973, Cynthia Firsick became the first woman to enlist in the Connecticut Air National Guard. She rose her right hand and took the oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, just as he male counterparts had. Firsick would go on to pave the way for thousands of women who have served in the Connecticut Air National Guard.
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Default Air Force Logo Connecticut ANG firefighters save house
It was a sub-zero morning, Jan. 3, 2018, when at approximately 5:00 a.m., Air National Guard firefighters were dispatched to 2 Lexington Drive in the town of East Granby for a report of a house filling up with smoke.  Air National Guard firefighters Captain Brian Ellis, Lieutenant Louis Manfredi, Christopher Albani and Jacob McIntosh responded to
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Master Sgt. Raymond Rosado counts parachute lines to ensure the lines are not tangled or frayed 1 Feb 2018 at Bradley Aire National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn. One of Rosado’s duties include inspecting survival equipment, like parachutes, for any deficiencies. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Jen Pierce/released) Airman wins Connecticut's Excellence in Diversity Award
Master Sgt. Raymond Rosado is no stranger to the ever-changing climate and challenges of the Air National Guard. Rosado, who is currently the non-commissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) of the 103rd Airlift Wing’s Operations Support Squadron (OSS), is in his 25th year of service in the Air National Guard working as an Air Crew Flight Equipment
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