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  • 103rd Security Forces Squadron SWATS the competition

    Special weapons and tactics, quick response force or emergency services team, no matter how you choose to name these special units, the truth remains the same. These units are the last resort, the most highly-specialized and lethal force that we call upon to return an intense and deadly situation back to a state of calm. The training to maintain
  • Connecticut Air National Guard celebrates 90 years of excellence in aviation

    The year 2013 marks a significant time for the Flying Yankees-- signaling the beginning of a new era with our conversion to the C-130 Hercules tactical cargo aircraft. It is an exciting time filled with the many challenges that a conversion of this magnitude entails. In the coming months, many unit members will be heading off to schools and new
  • Flying Yankees compete in Warrior Day

    In the spirit of springtime, Flying Yankees from various units came out last drill to throw down in a little bit of friendly competition. The Yankee Warrior Day, as it was called, was the first event of its kind for the 103rd Airlift Wing and offered the Airmen a chance to come together as groups to show each other who was the most physically
  • Security Forces: Train How You Fight

    Every drill brings a new challenge for security forces members. Whether they have to renew their baton training, respond to an active-shooter situa-tion or clear rooms, the cops are always training.Baton recertification occurs every year and in-volves classroom lecture as well has pretty in-tense hands-on training. Someone puts the red man suit on
  • CTANG's newest "pilot" tours the base

    The Connecticut Air National Guard's newest Flying Yankee was shown the ropes May 3, 2013, during the Pilot for A Day program at Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Conn. The Pilot for A Day Program was developed so that a child with a terminal illness could be invited to be a "pilot" at an Air Force base. It was created in 1994, by
  • 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