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  • 103rd develops future tactical airlift operations at Sentry Storm 2021

    Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing helped develop future C-130H Hercules tactical airlift operations during exercise Sentry Storm 2021. The exercise was hosted by the West Virginia Air National Guard July 18-23 at Camp Branch in Logan County, Yeager Airport in Charleston, and Eastern West Virginia

  • Resilience with a “cup of joe”

    Military chaplains lend a listening ear to service members who want to talk about the issues that they are faced with. Thanks to a donation from Holy Joe’s Café, a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, members of the Connecticut Military Department can have these conversations

  • Connecticut Guard upgrades C-130H fleet

    The Connecticut Air National Guard, home of the 103rd Airlift Wing ‘Flying Yankees’, is upgrading its fleet of C-130H Hercules aircraft. The first of seven H3 model C-130s arrived at Bradley Air National Guard Base in June 2021. The H3s will replace the Connecticut Guard’s current fleet of aircraft,

  • CT Guard Airmen featured in recruiting ad

    Growing up, 1st Lt. Alexandra Pagoni and 2nd Lt. Jeremi Johnson remember seeing military recruiting commercials on television. Neither of them ever imagined that they would one day be featured in one.

  • Faced with challenges, first-time deployers seek growth

    In May 2021, members of the 103rd Air Control Squadron deployed to multiple locations in Southwest Asia and the United States in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Mission Resolute Support. Despite being faced with challenges, first-time deployers Staff Sgt. Jalisse Vazquez and 2nd Lt. Ryan

  • 103rd Airlift Wing trains multi-capable maintainers

    EAST GRANBY, Conn. – Airmen from the 103rd Security Forces Squadron partnered with the 103rd Maintenance Group June 5 to conduct flight line security training. The course is part of an Air Force effort to develop multi-capable Airmen embodying the Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) mindset.During

  • Airman and Family Readiness vital to 103rd’s resilience

    In a year that has presented several challenges to families throughout the nation and state, Kasey Timberlake, 103rd Airlift Wing Airman and Family Readiness program manager, has prioritized keeping unit members and their families connected to the wing and the resources available to help them.

  • Airman Highlight: Capt. Seth Johnson, 103rd Chaplain

    Master Sgt. Tamara Dabney recently spoke with Air Force Capt. Seth Johnson, a chaplain assigned to the 103rd Airlift Wing. In the conversation, they addressed why Johnson chose to become a minister and what his plans are for Airmen at the 103rd.Johnson is originally from Enfield, Connecticut,