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  • 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.,
  • Bradley Airmen Keep that Combat Edge

    Members of the Connecticut Air National Guard's 103rd Airlift Wing successfully completed an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) at Bradley Air National Guard Base June 1, 2008. "The exercise was geared mainly at our newer troops that have not been through an ORE before," said Col. Gary M. Costello, vice wing commander, 103rd Airlift Wing. The
  • Connecticut Soldiers and Airmen Team Up with Local Authorities

    Communicators from units across the Connecticut Air National Guard, along with soldiers from the Connecticut Army National Guard, conducted the first major training exercise for the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) equipment package, with first responders from state and local agencies, at Camp Rell, from June 1 to June 6,
  • Install and Update Your Operating System at Home, Properly

    In collaboration with the National Cyber Security Alliance website: http://www.staysafeonline.info, we will showcase several articles on personal security. By practicing these tips we hope that it'll not only help you at home but also in the work place. If you have any questions on this or any other security related issues please call the
  • Conn. National Guard Career Day a Success

    High school students from across Connecticut visited Bradley Air National Guard Base May 8 and 9 to learn more about opportunities, technology and career fields in the state. While showers dampened the activities periodically, 507 students from 21 schools toured Connecticut National Guard transport aircraft and helicopters, engine maintenance and
  • Dude, CIRF's Up at Bradley

    Airmen from the Connecticut Air National Guard's 103rd Maintenance Squadron began training as jet engine mechanics May 5, 2008 at Bradley Air National Guard Base. "Our future is here and now and these students are ensuring our mission and unit maintains an integral part of the nation and state missions," said Maj. Wayne B. Ferris, commander, 103rd