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  • Flying Yankees ready for the storm

    The Airmen of the 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron are ready to provide storm recovery operations and roadway clearance support should the state request their assistance in the event of a major weather event. With yet another winter storm headed for the state, the engineer squadron began operational checks on their specialized equipment days before
  • Deploying trio ready to make a difference

    Three members of the 103rd Force Support Squadron said farewell to their loved ones and boarded an aircraft bound for a deployed location in Southwest Asia on Jan. 23, 2014.The trio will focus on programs that will maintain and improve the quality of life for other deployed Airmen there. Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Gorbachyk will serve as a food service
  • Aerial porters on track with pallet-train after unit's fourth C-130 arrives on station

    The fourth of eight C-130H Hercules aircraft earmarked for service with the 103rd Airlift Wing touched down here with a full load of cargo on Jan. 17, 2014.On the following duty day, aerial porters assigned to the 103rd Logistic Readiness Squadron took the opportunity to achieve some valuable on-the-job training, working to download the six pallets
  • C-130H mission takes flight as the sun sets on 2013

    The 103rd Airlift Wing reached a historic milestone when it launched the first locally-generated sortie with one of the unit's newly-assigned C-130H Hercules aircraft on Dec. 19, 2013.The Flying Yankees took flight shortly before 5:00 p.m., soaring off into a stunning winter sunset over the Bradley Air National Guard Base with a local aircrew
  • Yale Bowl Offers New Opportunities

    Recruiting and Retention teamed up with the Yale Reserve Officer Training Corps Saturday, November 2, to honor local veterans at the Yale-Columbia football game in New Haven, Connecticut. The invitation for veterans and their families offered free admission to the game, but also a recruiting opportunity for the Connecticut Air National Guard.Col.
  • Loadmasters, Flight Engineers and Navigators needed

    The Connecticut Air National Guard is looking for loadmasters, flight engineers and navigators to support the Flying Yankees' new C-130H mission."The team effort required to accomplish the mission in the C-130H is a wondrous thing to witness," said Maj. John Saunders, a recent C-130H navigator school graduate. "The idea of being able to do that
  • Maintainers get home schooled on new mission

    After five years with the C-21A Learjet, the 103rd Airlift Wing received a new aircraft on Oct. 5, 2013. Bradley Air National Guard Base is now home to three C-130H Hercules aircraft, with another five slated to arrive over the next several months. Along with the new aircraft and diverse mission set of the C-130H comes the task of training
  • Flying Yankees train for Herculean tasks

    Have you looked out of your window lately? If you have, perhaps you've noticed a C-130 being towed around in circles on the ramp. This is not the tow crew practicing for the next NASCAR race. This is maintenance training. Even before the first new aircraft arrived, members of the 103rd Maintenance Group were deeply engaged in hands-on training,
  • Flying Yankees celebrate aircraft roll out

    The 103rd Airlift Wing celebrated the arrival of the first out of eight C-130H aircraft expected to be assigned to the unit during a formal ceremony on Oct. 5, 2013, despite complications and logistical consequences presented by the 16-day federal government shutdown.The bulk of the unit's full-time force was furloughed and its part-time Airmen