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  • Teamwork and courage saves the life of an Airman

    An individual once said, "Fate rarely calls upon us at a time of our choosing;" a piece of wisdom several Flying Yankees can personally attest to after their combined efforts saved the life of a fellow Airman on April 4, 2014.As Col. James Galloway, commander of the 103rd Medical Group, completed his annual physical fitness test, he and the
  • Joint exercise provides great training for 103rd Air Control Squadron

    Two operations modules sit inconspicuously on top of a hill beneath the shadow of a skyward-facing radar unit. Huddled inside each module are air surveillance technicians, weapons directors and a mission commander taking part in a joint training exercise. The Airmen inside are communicating with the 255th Air Control Squadron out of Gulfport,
  • 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