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  • Governor visits Flying Yankees in Afghanistan

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy participated in a surprise overseas mission on November 16, visiting servicemembers from the 103rd Security Forces Squadron stationed in Afghanistan. The governor also visited deployed 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron members November 17. Governor Malloy travelled with Delaware Governor Jack Markell as part of the Governors
  • Letter from the Front: 103rd CES Update

    Happy Holidays to all the loved ones we left back home and support us as we pass the half-way point of our mission over here in Afghanistan. It was our turn to deal with bad weather in this part of the world this month as those in New England continue to recover from the damage from the storms. We got snow up north in Mazar-e-Sharif (MeS) and heavy
  • 103rd Airlift Wing's jet engine Centralized Repair Facility commemorates its 100th TF-34 engine

    Through the hard work and efforts of the members of the 103rd Maintenance Squadron, the 103d Airlift Wing reached a new milestone; the 100th A-10 ,TF-34 jet engine was completed at Bradley Air National Guard Base's centralized repair facility (CRF) on Oct. 10, 2011. A combined value of over $130 million of Air National Guard and active duty Air
  • When nature calls, the Guard responds

    Approximately 400 members from the Connecticut Army and Air National Guard were called up for state-active duty Nov. 1, 2011, in response to the destruction caused by Storm Alfred on Oct. 29.The Guardsmen were called for a variety of missions from brush clean-up to dropping off generators and cots to shelters, but the majority of the Guardsmen were
  • Top enlisted personnel visit Connecticut National Guard, discuss top issues

    The relentless rain of the past few weeks took a hiatus just in time for Bradley Air National Guard Base to host a visit for the Office of Secretary of Defense-Reserve Affair's senior enlisted advisory council Oct. 5, 2011. The visit, which included a tour of the base and a town-hall meeting, was part of the senior enlisted leadership council's
  • 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron: Update from the Front...

    Hello to all back home from the 877th Expeditionary Prime BEEF Squadron (EPBS) in Mazar-e-Sharif (MeS), Afghanistan. It is hard to believe we have already knocked off one of our six months over here. We have been working hard on all sorts of different projects making the mission in Regional Commands North (RC-N) and West (RC-W) happen. Since the
  • 103rd CRF shows their stuff

    On a warm summer morning, Aug. 10, 2011 to be exact, a chartered bus rolled to a stop at the front gate of the 103rd Airlift Wing. Aboard was an anxious group of seasoned engineers and machinist from Unison Engine Components, a subsidiary of GE aviation, located in Manchester, Conn. As they waited to be escorted to the Centralized Repair Facility,
  • As iron sharpens iron: Remembering 9/11

    For some people, remembering what they did five minutes ago--never mind 10 years ago--can be quite challenging. But not surprisingly, most people remember exactly where they were, what they were doing and what they said when the United States of America was attacked Sept. 11, 2001. That special place in our memories of those terrorist attacks is a
  • It’s all in the family at Camp Niantic for the Connecticut National Guard

    It's fair season. No, not the weather per se, but town fairs. The Big E, 4-Town Fair, Durham Fair, the list goes on and on. So why not have a military fair? That seems to be the best way to describe the Connecticut National Guard's Family Day 2011, which took place at Camp Niantic September 10. With all of its vendors, a blow-up obstacle course,
  • 103rd SFS troops up to the challenge

    The 103rd Security Forces Squadron participated in the annual CT SWAT Challenge once again last month and found out the competition continues to stiffen. The events kicked off Tuesday, August 23 this year at the Metacon Gun Club in Weatogue and wrapped up on Thursday the 25th at the MDC Reservoir in West Hartford. After what Lt. Jeremy Clark,