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  • Guardsmen and Wisconsin State Patrol conduct riot-control training at PATRIOT North 19

    Members of the Army and Air National Guard collaborated with the Wisconsin State Patrol to conduct riot-control training during the PATRIOT North 19 exercise at Fort McCoy, WI.
  • Connecticut National Guard strengthens alliance with Uruguay

    Members of the Connecticut National Guard met and fomented critical discussion with Uruguayan service leads from the Army, Navy, and Air Force June 24 - 29, 2019 in Montevideo, Uruguay during a State Partnership Program (SPP) visit. One of the United States’ key policy goals in Uruguay is to enhance U.S., Uruguayan, and global security by working with our military counterparts in Uruguay. The SPP is a program the National Guard began in 1993 to promote enduring and mutually beneficial security relationships with ally nations. There are currently 83 countries across all six geographic combatant commands that participate in the program. The Connecticut National Guard is partnered with Uruguay and has been working with the South American nation for the last 20 years.
  • 103rd Medical Airmen train readiness, interoperability at East Central Georgia IRT

    As the sun rose over the fields of East Central Georgia, Airmen from the 103rd Medical Group, along with members of the Air Force Reserve and Navy Reserve and active duty support, opened five clinics across the region to provide no-cost medical services to underserved communities June 15-22, 2019. The clinics are part of East Central Georgia Innovative Readiness Training, or IRT, a training event sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. The Air Force Reserve led multi-service training coordinated with Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission in Augusta, Ga.
  • Air Guard first responders lead joint rescue strike team training

    Connecticut Air National Guard fire protection specialists teamed up with firefighters from various departments within Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) Region 3 to participate in a Rescue Strike Team Training Exercise.
  • Bogies for the Brave

    On June 1, 2019, members of the 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron and the 103rd Operations Group participated in Bogies for the Brave’s annual golf tournament at Hunter Golf Club in Meriden, Connecticut.
  • Deployment Discovery Day

    Husband and wife, Jacob and Brooke Cournoyer smiled as they drew large, red, white and blue block letters on a poster board. The letters read “Welcome Home.”
  • 103rd Airman earns award sharing passion for fitness

    Master Sgt. Mitchell Smardz, 103rd Airlift Wing loadmaster, is no stranger to living a healthy lifestyle; working out is just one of the reasons why he wakes up every morning. When he had the opportunity to become a Master Fitness Trainer for the Connecticut National Guard’s Fitness Improvement Program, he earned his certification and put his knowledge and experience to use helping Soldiers and Airmen through several iterations of the program. He was awarded for his efforts with his first Army Commendation Medal May 28, 2019 at Bradley Air National Guard Base, Conn.
  • 103rd’s newest facility ensures wing meets increasing global demands

    The brand-new Small Air Terminal’s front doors swung open as Airmen en route to a deployment for training formed the first processing line May 3, 2019 at Bradley Air National Guard Base, Conn. After 12 years and 10 facility changes, the 103rd Logistics Readiness Squadron finally began work in their new, permanent home.
  • 103rd leads innovation with first virtual reality loadmaster training system

    Loadmasters at the 103rd Airlift Wing helped develop the first Virtual Loadmaster Training System (VLTS), that recently became fully operational at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn.
  • Conn. Air National Guard showcases global reach in Greenland

    The Air National Guard is known to be a force that is ready to respond to domestic emergencies. These proven capabilities range from natural disaster relief to civil disturbance operations. However, the scope of the Air National Guard’s federal mission, which calls for Air Guardsmen to serve in various nations around the world, is lesser known.