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  • Shoot, Move and Communicate—Reload and Reiterate!

    During the Connecticut Air National Guard's April Unit Training Assembly, the 103rd Security Forces Squadron took to the field to train in fire team communication drills. Armed with M-4s with Simuntion-style ammunition, the security forces practiced shooting, moving and communicating to further enhance their base defense capabilities. According to
  • Connecticut Airman answers the call to duty

    The ideals of the call of duty within all Airmen are manifested in the actions they choose. For Staff Sgt. Dustin Wonoski of the 103rd Logisitics Readiness Squadron, those ideals became actions on April 15, 2013. During the recent Boston bombing, Wonoski had charged back down Boylston Street after getting his mother and two children to safety."It
  • Strong Bonds help strengthen marriages

    GROTON, Conn. -- On April 12, 2013, the 103rd Airlift Wing's Chaplain's office hosted a Strong Bonds-sponsored marriage retreat for couples of the 103rd Airlift Wing. The theme of the program was "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage," which is part of Mark Gungor's marriage seminar video series.According to Tech. Sgt. Jessica Rawlinitis, a
  • Courage to Speak the Truth

    Abraham Lincoln had the reputation of being honest. A very clever GEICO ad shows "Honest Abe" reluctantly responding to his wife's inquiry regarding how her dress fits. Needless to say, his honesty was not welcomed by Mary after he very delicately indicates the truth. She storms off.The military places great emphasis on honor, integrity and
  • Hero 2 Hired brings job opportunities

    Are you looking for job or need advice writing your résumé but do not know where to start? Try Hero 2 Hired (https://h2h.jobs/) the Department of Defense sponsored jobs website that goes beyond the basic job seeker search. One of the main benefits on H2H.jobs is the Military Skills Translator. If you search by your AFSC, it will give you relevant
  • OPSEC? Tweet this, not that!

    You can't believe that a year has gone by since you received official notification of your deployment. In that year you have talked to friends, family and co-workers about your upcoming endeavor. This maybe an exciting time for you and you'll more than likely want to share that with people close to you. Throughout the year you may have even told
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and I'd like to highlight a form of sexual assault that is a critical issue still affecting women and girls--acquaintance rape and its lack of prosecution.While many of us tend to think of "stranger danger" and dark alleys when we think of rape, the reality is that acquaintance rapes account for more than 80
  • FY13 NDAA includes new airframe for CTANG

    President Obama signed into law the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) January 2, 2013. The NDAA affects Connecticut on several fronts, including the Connecticut Air National Guard as well as several Connecticut-based businesses.The final conference report supports an Air Force plan to base eight C-130H cargo aircraft
  • Connecticut school kids know how to thank a Veteran

    I had the privilege of attending a very special event in my new hometown of Enfield on the morning of Dec. 11, 2012.Master Sgt. Chad Wink, 103rd Maintenance Squadron, Senior Airman Kyle Roy, 103 Civil Engineer Squadron and Brian Ellis, a 103rd Fire Fighter, were also in attendance. Edgar H. Parkman School on Weymouth Road was selected for the
  • Connecticut Air Guard Dunk Tank fundraiser a huge success

    Sometime in December 2011, a committee was put together in support of the Wounded Warrior project. It took strong individuals to think outside the box and come up with this type of idea to donate to charities that a lot of people wouldn't think about. One of these individuals is our own Tech. Sgt. Kevin Carabetta. He came up with an idea to raise
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