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  • Connecticut Guardsmen answer the call in wake of Irene

    On Saturday, August 27, the governor of Connecticut declared a state of emergency prompting the Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard to upgrade hurricane condition levels and relocate assets in preparation for Hurricane Irene.The 103rd Air Control Squadron, based in Orange, Conn., activated approximately 44 personnel for High Water
  • Flying Yankees Sent Off in Style

    Servicemembers and their families, Patriot Guard and base honor guard, commanders and Connecticut's governor all gathered in the main hangar at Bradley Air National Guard Base to say farewell to members of the 103rd Airlift Wing's security forces and civil engineer squadrons July 6, 2011.Chaplain (Maj.) David Larsen opened the ceremony with a
  • 103rd Airlift Wing recognizes 2010 top performers

    The 103rd Airlift Wing's annual awards ceremony was held June 4, 2011, on base in the main hangar to recognize and reward Airmen for their outstanding performance in their duties. While this year's ceremony had no tables or luncheon meal, the spirit of change in making the awards ceremony better each year did not go away. As each award recipient
  • ‘tear da roof off’

    On May 14, 2011, Guardsmen assigned to the 103rd Airlift Wing's Civil Engineer Squadron performed a vehicle extrication at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn. The drill consisted of the firefighters practicing how they would open a disabled vehicle to get access to the passengers. The firefighters practiced various types of
  • Education Matters – Air Force Alma Mater

    Members of the 103rd Airlift Wing who completed their studies in the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) received their diplomas May 14, 2011, during a ceremony at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn. Family, friends, co-workers and dignitaries attended the event to support the graduates of the Fall 2010/Spring 2011 class. "The
  • Servicemembers honored at Armed Forces Day Luncheon

    Servicemembers were honored at the 62nd Annual Armed Forces Day Luncheon May 20, 2011, at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.A member from each branch of the Armed Services was recognized for their distinguished service. The honorees were: Connecticut Army National Guard Sgt. Brian P. Macy, of Ledyard; United States Army Reserve Master Sgt. John
  • 103rd Airlift Wing and Air Operations Group team up for first integrated exercise

    Airmen from the 103rd Air and Space Operations Group, Connecticaut Air National Guard, will execute the unit's first full-scale internal operations floor exercise in June at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn., which will culminate the extensive planning and preparation efforts conducted over last six unit training assemblies.The
  • President Obama greets Flying Yankees

    The Commander in Chief greeted members of the Air National Guard's 103rd Airlift Wing at Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Conn. May 18, 2011. The number of Guardsmen allowed to meet the president was limited due to heightened security measures.President Obama's stop at the base was brief as he quickly boarded his limousine and
  • Ribbon cutting marks 103rd Airlift Wing milestone

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Maj. Gen. Thaddeus J. Martin, the Adjutant General and commander of the Connecticut National Guard, hosted an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new turbine engine Centralized Repair Facility (CRF) at the Bradley Air National Guard Base April 28."The men and women of the 103rd Airlift Wing keep our National Guard
  • 103rd Maintenance Group troops recognized

    Members of the Connecticut Air National Guard's 103rd Maintenance Group were recognized for their performance in the group's annual award ceremony on base April 17, 2011.Many awards were given including the Meritorious Unit Award for exceptionally meritorious conduct from June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010, awarded to Air Force Central units and