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  • 103rd AOG’s Air Intelligence Squadron preps CTANG members for deployments

    Members of the 103rd Air and Space Operations Group's Air Intelligence Squadron assist Airmen from the across the Connecticut Air National Guard as they prepare to deploy to the U.S. Central Command 's area of responsibility, known as the CENTCOM AOR.Airmen from Connecticut's National Guard regularly deploy to different locations within CENTCOM's
  • Connecticut Air National Guard unit performs crash recovery exercise

    Members of the 103rd Maintenance Squadron and the 103rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Connecticut Air National Guard, along with members of the 103rd Airlift Wing's Fire Department and Security Forces responded to an aircraft recovery exercise scenario on the flightline at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn., March 31, 2011.When a
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The mission of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate the public on how to prevent it.Each day, people witness a continuum of behaviors that range from being respectful and safe, to sexually abusive and violent. While
  • FSS troops take skills on the road

    Members of the 103rd Force Support Squadron, Sustainment Services Flight, Connecticut Air National Guard, recently took their skills to the road again to participate in their periodic Force Support Combat Training at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga.The team of 15 Connecticut Guardsmen deployed with the 104th FSS from the Massachusetts Air National

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  • Connecticut Senator visits 103rd Airlift Wing, tours facilities

    A United States Senator for Connecticut toured National Guard military facilities across the state Feb. 24, 2011.Senator Richard Blumenthal visited several National Guard installations including: Camp Niantic's Readiness Center and Regional Training Institute, the Army Aviation Support Facility in Windsor Locks, and Camp Hartell, wrapping up the
  • School rooftops cleared by Conn. Guardsmen

    The sound of boots on the roof was not a belated visit from St. Nick, but that of Connecticut Air National Guardsmen as they worked to remove massive amounts of snow from the high school and middle school in Tolland on Feb. 4, 2011. Approximately 125 Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing armed themselves with snow shovels, roof rakes and snow blowers
  • 103rd Airlift Wing marks start of hangar renovation

    The 103rd Airlift Wing and its maintenance group celebrated another construction milestone that realigns its facilities for mission sets that are perfectly suited for tomorrow's challenges and threats. With golden sledge hammers, hardhats and personal protection equipment, walls were punched through by senior leaders Dec. 1, 2010, commemorating the
  • Conn. Guardsmen recognized overseas

    A firefighter with the 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron was recently recognized as the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing's Tuskegee Airman of the Week, Joint Base Balad, Iraq.On duty while deployed, Staff Sgt. Joseph D. Startup lead his crash crew in preventing further damage to a C-130 with active hung chaffs and flares and, with his crew, was the first
  • Conn. Guardsmen represent in the Big Apple

    Why I chose to march...My military career began many years ago when I began serving my country as a young private in the U.S. Army. Upon my discharge from the Army, I joined the Connecticut Air National Guard and began my career in the Guard. Over the years, I have marched in numerous parades; the Memorial Day, Veterans Day parades and many