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  • CTANG civil engineers get it done overseas

    HATZOR AIR BASE, Israel--Connecticut Air National Guard civil engineers embarked on a Deployment for Training (DFT) over 6,000 miles away to Hatzor Air Base, Israel, in support of Operation JUNIPER COBRA. Over a 19-day deployment in the Mediterranean heat of July, 103rd Prime BEEF engineers worked side-by-side with Airmen from the 200th Rapid
  • Flying Yankee Cops place 10th in Annual CT SWAT Challenge

    Members of the 103rd Security Forces Squadron banded up to compete in the CT SWAT Challenge once again. Set up began at the State Police Metacon Range in Simsbury Sept. 17, 2015, and concluded at the MDC Reservoir in West Hartford by Sept. 21, 2015.The team of 11 included Senior Master Sgt. James Reynolds, Master Sgt. Richard Marks, Tech. Sgt.
  • Former Connecticut Air Guard Member appointed Commandant, Air Force First Sergeant Academy

    Chief Master Sgt. Danny Doucette understands that he will go down in history as the first Air National Guardsman to be named commandant of the U.S. Air Force Academy, but he says there really is no difference between him and anyone else who has held the position.     The Air Force is moving towards an integrated force with active, Guard and Reserve
  • "Me and My Brothers": Vietnam Commemoration Draws Large Crowds to Bradley Air Guard Base

    My brothers are here with me today," said James F. Jordan. "They're always with me," he said.Jordan provided a book talk and presentation during the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Event at Bradley Air National Guard Base and, although he detailed numerous missions and events he'd undertaken during the war, his message was simple and
  • Reconnecting with the past--Flying Yankees host Vietnam 50th Commemoration

    On the weekend of July 10, 2015, the gates at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut, were opened for the public to celebrate and welcome home Veterans from the Vietnam War era. As part of the Vietnam 50th Celebration, the base was one of two sites offering historical displays and events that highlighted the actions and lives of
  • Two 103rd Security Forces Squadron members aid accident victim

    Staff Sgt. Brian Davies, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance Non-commissioned Officer in Charge assigned to the 103rd Security Forces Squadron, went off base during his lunch break May UTA prior to the Wing Warrior Day event.  Staff Sgt. Steven Young, one of his CATM troops, accompanied him.  Little did they know that on their way they would
  • Junior Officer of the Year knows how to take care of people

    Once each year, 103rd Airlift Wing members, friends and family gather to honor those who have distinguished themselves from their peers in the unit. Capt. Jessica Herndon was shocked and humbled when she learned she had been selected to receive the Connecticut Air National Guard Junior Officer of the Year award for 2014.     "Something like this
  • NCO of the Year is No Stranger to Pressure

    "There are so many opportunities with the Guard, you've just got to find them," said Tech. Sgt. Darrel Hanrahan, an aerospace medical services craftsman with the 103rd Medical Group. "Figure out what you can do and learn from them as much as possible."     The 2014 Connecticut Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year said that this
  • SNCO of the Year takes training seriously

    Leadership is a vital building block in maintaining a strong force, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the education and training needs of the Flying Yankees at the 103rd Airlift Wing will be in good hands with an individual who has proven to be a tremendous leader for her troops.Master Sgt. Nicole Thomas recently won the Connecticut Air
  • 103rd Civil Engineer Airman Earns Top Honors

    Airman 1st Class Aaron LaPorte, a Connecticut Air National Guardsman assigned to the 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron, received the Airman of the Year award during the annual awards ceremony on base April 12. LaPorte, who has been a Flying Yankee for two years, earned this accolade as a result of hard work and dedication.Born in Putnam, Connecticut,