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  • 103rd participates in Armed Forces Appreciation Day trap match

    The Northwestern Connecticut Sportsmen’s Association (NWCSA) hosted its annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day trap match May 12, 2018, in Colebrook, Conn. The event was free for members of the Connecticut Air National Guard and their families. Food, ammunition, shotguns and safety gear were provided for all participants, including an experienced coach for those without prior shooting experience.
  • Nominate your employer for the Boss Lift

    If you’re a member of the Army or Air National Guard who is employed by a civilian employer, that employer may be wondering what you do during drill weekends or annual training and why you are obligated to attend. The Boss Lift, a program offered by the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve), can put your civilian employers curiosity to rest.
  • Wing Care

    Inevitably, everyone goes through rough patches, as an individual or even as a family. Sometimes the pressures of life can just become too much. As a military member you may feel like you should be able to handle all of you and your family’s obstacles yourself. This may lead to internalizing struggles or ignoring them until they become uncontrollable. Thankfully, Wing Care Team of the 103rd Airlift Wing wants to know that there are a plethora of resources available to Airmen to aid in overcoming life’s struggles.
  • From victim to survivor through SAPR

    Since 2009, the Connecticut Air National Guard has been working to prevent and raise awareness of sexual assault among members through the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program.
  • "Stirring up change one community at a time"

    Learning to cook with the flair of a master chef, having memorable conversations over a delicious meal, and developing bonds with your peers sparked by the love of good food—these are the founding principles of JR Chef, a culinary arts program for youth offered through Nourish My Soul, a non-profit organization.
  • Women continue to serve as barriers fall

    In 1973, Cynthia Firsick became the first woman to enlist in the Connecticut Air National Guard. She rose her right hand and took the oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, just as he male counterparts had. Firsick would go on to pave the way for thousands of women who have served in the Connecticut Air National Guard.
  • Connecticut ANG firefighters save house

    It was a sub-zero morning, Jan. 3, 2018, when at approximately 5:00 a.m., Air National Guard firefighters were dispatched to 2 Lexington Drive in the town of East Granby for a report of a house filling up with smoke.  Air National Guard firefighters Captain Brian Ellis, Lieutenant Louis Manfredi, Christopher Albani and Jacob McIntosh responded to
  • Airman wins Connecticut's Excellence in Diversity Award

    Master Sgt. Raymond Rosado is no stranger to the ever-changing climate and challenges of the Air National Guard. Rosado, who is currently the non-commissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) of the 103rd Airlift Wing’s Operations Support Squadron (OSS), is in his 25th year of service in the Air National Guard working as an Air Crew Flight Equipment
  • 103rd security troops take on SWAT challenge

    A team of 103rd Security Forces Squadron Airmen brought a whole new level of competition to the annual Connecticut SWAT Challenge August 22 through Aug. 24, 2017, despite the fact that many of their veteran members are currently deployed overseas.
  • 2017: An extraordinary year for the Flying Yankees

    In the illustrious 94-year history of the Flying Yankees, 2017 was a year that stood out. It was a year of change but, above all, a year of achievements for the 103rd Airlift Wing.