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  • Connecticut Guardsman awarded Bronze Star

    The Bronze Star, the fourth-highest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces, is given for heroic or meritorious achievement or service. For most of us, receiving such a prestigious award would merit bragging rights and serve as the ultimate pinnacle of our career. For Senior Master Sgt. Doug Margelony of the 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron, it may seem
  • Getting High on the K-Loader

    Airmen from the 103rd Logistics Readiness Squadron's small air terminal, a.k.a. the "Port Dawgs," took advantage of the beautifully sweltering weather in Gulfport, Miss. Last month by training on equipment not available to them at Bradley Air National Guard Base. The next generation small loader (NGSL) or the K-loader as the Airmen call it, is a
  • Combat Engineer Company plays cop-for-a-day

    On July 17, 2012, 63 members of the Connecticut Army National Guard 248th Engineer Company out of Norwich received a glimpse into the Connecticut Air National Guard's flightline operations with the 103rd Security Forces Squadron. The training consisted of: instruction on flightline driving, safety procedures, foreign object damage checks, Entry
  • Air museum staff gets tour instead of gives tour

    The New England Air Museum (NEAM) has always been a partner to the Connecticut Air National Guard. As we all know, the Air Museum is packed with aerospace history. The volunteers that escort visitors through the museum are a knowledgeable group of folks filled with historical facts and stories about everything that can be seen and touched. Since
  • Good Grief Campouts: Reflections Of a First Time Mentor

    TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, www.taps.org) is a non-profit organization that offers support to those who have suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstances of the death. One of the many TAPS activities offered throughout the year is a three day summer overnight Good
  • Connecticut Air National Guard unit recognizes 2011 top performers

    The 103rd Airlift Wing's annual awards ceremony was held April 14, 2012, on base in the main hangar to recognize and reward Airmen for their outstanding performance in their duties. Similar to last year's event, as each award recipient went on stage they could be seen by live video feed projected onto a giant screen in an effort to associate the
  • Connecticut unit receives warm send off prior to deployment

    Approximately 80 Airmen from the 103rd Air Control Squadron based in Orange, Conn., were celebrated during a formal send-off ceremony held at the William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford April 25, 2012. The Air National Guard unit has been mobilized and will deploy to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom."Ladies and gentlemen,
  • Connecticut Air National Guard’s Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year finishes 16 months on the road

    Master Sgt. Robert E. Bailey of the 103rd Air and Space Operations Group returned from a period of more than 16 months on the road culminating with a seven-month deployment to the Combined Air and Space Operations Center in Southwest Asia.Bailey served as the Targets and Imagery Support Element Superintendent, supervising more than 17 enlisted
  • Connecticut's AOG reaches 100th deployment milestone

    Lt. Col. John M. Girnius of the 103rd Air Operations Group deployed last month for the group's 100th individual deployment to the Combined Air and Space Operations Center in Southwest Asia."It's a huge milestone for the AOG and the wing," said Col. Peter J. DePatie, 103rd AOG commander. "Thanks to all of the wing organizations who have supported us
  • Joint Freedom Salute Honors Connecticut Airmen, Soldiers

    Connecticut Army and Air National Guard units as well as individual deployers were honored in a "Freedom Salute" ceremony at the 103rd Airlift Wing March 31, 2012.The 103rd Security Forces Squadron (SFS), 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), the 192nd Engineer Battalion, the 1109th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (TASMG), the