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  • 103rd Security Forces Squadron "Ghosts of the Base"

    Another successful drill is completed by the members of the 103rd Airlift Wing, most head home; others gather for some after-hours camaraderie. Eventually, they return home, leaving the base, their duty sections, and the unit's aircraft in the rearview mirror. To most, 4:30 p.m. on a Sunday means an end to the duty day, some won't return to duty
  • Air National Guard leads Connecticut's joint inaugural support mission

    At the direction of Gov. M. Jodi Rell the Connecticut Air and Army National Guard will provide a high-tech communications system, and 12 personnel to support the Jan. 20 Inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. "We will be attached to Joint Task Force District of Columbia," said Maj. John Warren, commander, 103rd Air
  • AOG Commemorates First Boots on Ground

    The Air Operations Group has come a long way since the wheels of development started rolling in 2006. The unit first came together as one force during the May 2008 UTA. Since this time, this diverse group has flourished and gained many new members with a multitude of backgrounds from all over the nation. Along with gaining new members, the AOG has
  • Used Government Equipment Available For Sale

    Would you like to buy an old camera that a base has used in the past? Have you ever wondered how cool you would look in a firefighter's suit? Well, there is a way to acquire this equipment and more. The Defense Reutilization Marketing Office (DRMO) is responsible for redistributing turned-in equipment that they receive from various Department of
  • Former Command Chief Master Sgt. Honored at Nation’s Capital

    More than a dozen women earned the Department of Defense Female Trailblazer Award and were recognized during a ceremony on March 20, 2008, in Washington, D.C. Chief Master Sgt. Wanda Wawruck, personnel superintendent, 103rd Military Personnel Flight, Connecticut Air National Guard, was one of 13 awardees. Wawruck is the first female to have served
  • Never Forget September 11th, 2001

    September 11th is a day of remembrance. It has been seven years since the lives of so many innocent people were taken from us in a shockingly horrific attack on our homeland - the first attack on United States soil since WWII. That day, Police, Fire and EMS personnel found themselves on the front lines in what would become today's war on terror - a
  • AOG Welcomes the CTANG's First Female Pilot

    History was made on August 15, 2008 when Maj. Kristen Snow joined the 103rd Air Operations Group (AOG), Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn., and became the Connecticut Air National Guard's first female pilot. Snow brings a wealth of experience to the 103rd AOG having served as both a HC-130 and a C-21 pilot during her 10 years spent
  • Flying Yankee Grads Earn Diplomas

    Several members of a graduating class of 24 from the 103rd Airlift Wing who completed studies in the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) received diplomas at a ceremony on base June 28. Family, friends, co-workers, and dignitaries attended the event in support of the Fall 2007/Spring 2008 graduating class. Capt. Elliotte D. Draegor, personnel
  • Air Control Squadron Trains for the Fight

    For many of us, summer is a time for family, friends and travel, but for the men and women of the 103rd Air Control Squadron (ACS) it is a time for war. Unidentified aircraft are heading in from the North at a rapid velocity, and within moments, a missile launch is detected in an apparent coordinated enemy attack on friendly ground forces. With
  • Army Officer Makes Conn. Air National Guard History

    When sweeping leadership changes within the Connecticut National Guard were announced on May 7, 2008, one move in particular made history. Lt. Col. Timothy J. Symonds, Deputy Chief of Staff for Information Management, Connecticut National Guard, took charge of the 103rd Communications Squadron, Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn.,
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