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  • CT Guard Airmen featured in recruiting ad

    Growing up, 1st Lt. Alexandra Pagoni and 2nd Lt. Jeremi Johnson remember seeing military recruiting commercials on television. Neither of them ever imagined that they would one day be featured in one.
  • Faced with challenges, first-time deployers seek growth

    In May 2021, members of the 103rd Air Control Squadron deployed to multiple locations in Southwest Asia and the United States in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Mission Resolute Support. Despite being faced with challenges, first-time deployers Staff Sgt. Jalisse Vazquez and 2nd Lt. Ryan Ordille see their deployment as an opportunity for professional growth
  • 103rd Airlift Wing trains multi-capable maintainers

    EAST GRANBY, Conn. – Airmen from the 103rd Security Forces Squadron partnered with the 103rd Maintenance Group June 5 to conduct flight line security training. The course is part of an Air Force effort to develop multi-capable Airmen embodying the Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) mindset.During two training sessions throughout the day,
  • Airman and Family Readiness vital to 103rd’s resilience

    In a year that has presented several challenges to families throughout the nation and state, Kasey Timberlake, 103rd Airlift Wing Airman and Family Readiness program manager, has prioritized keeping unit members and their families connected to the wing and the resources available to help them.
  • Airman Highlight: Capt. Seth Johnson, 103rd Chaplain

    Master Sgt. Tamara Dabney recently spoke with Air Force Capt. Seth Johnson, a chaplain assigned to the 103rd Airlift Wing. In the conversation, they addressed why Johnson chose to become a minister and what his plans are for Airmen at the 103rd. Johnson is originally from Enfield, Connecticut, located just minutes away from Bradley Air National Guard Base, the home of the 103rd. He and his wife Judy have seven children and have been married for 25 years. Inspired by the military service of his brother-in-law and two sons, Johnson decided to join the Connecticut Air National Guard in February 2021. He has no prior military experience.
  • Master Sgt. Garceau, The IT Guy

    These days, information technology consumes much of Garceau’s life. The 40-year-old husband and father spends almost as much time providing technical support at home as he does at his job as a Client Systems Specialist for the 103rd Airlift Wing, Connecticut Air National Guard. In other words, Garceau is the go-to guy when it comes to IT.
  • Connecticut Guardsman turns personal tragedy into 10 years of advocacy

    On July 21, 2011, Master Sgt. Jessica Roy gave birth to her first child, Austin. He was born prematurely at 26 weeks and weighed 1 pound, 11 ounces. Doctors at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford promptly placed him in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU.
  • Connecticut Guard members vaccinate nursing home residents

    As the sun peeks through the clouds on an early spring day, Mary Wade Home resident Marilyn Degnan reflects on the previous year and the shot of hope she felt hearing that the Connecticut National Guard was headed her way with the COVID-19 vaccine.“All I have are my two sons and five granddaughters,” said Degnan. “Just to be able to see them is
  • Strong Bonds: Sergeant 1st Class Trevor Brittell and wife, Kateri

    Sergeant 1st Class Trevor Brittell and wife, Kateri, share their experience at the 2021 Connecticut National Guard Strong Bonds event, hosted by the Connecticut National Guard Chaplain Corps. Strong Bonds is a unit-based program, which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening military families.
  • Strong Bonds: Army Capt. Christopher Coutu and wife, Neringa (2/2)

    Army Capt. Christopher Coutu and wife, Neringa, share their experience at the 2021 Connecticut National Guard Strong Bonds event, hosted by the Connecticut National Guard Chaplain Corps. Strong Bonds is a unit-based program, which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening military families.
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