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  • 103rd Maintenance Group embraces process improvement

    Months of analysis and problem solving efforts culminated in a special event where 17 members of the 103rd Maintenance Group presented the results of their combined process improvement efforts on April 24, 2016.     The Airmen conducted four separate team projects as part of a Six Sigma Green-Belt course taught at the Bradley Air National Guard
  • Connecticut Flying Yankee volunteer makes a difference

    Reduce, reuse, recycle! That's the motto of this environmentally-friendly generation, but at one point, the Flying Yankees were not doing all they could to both help others and the environment. This was until Master Sgt. Nicola Nardi, fuel distribution specialist with the 103rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, coordinated with Gary Raffia, leader of
  • Connecticut students explore National Guard careers

    The colorful crowd exploring the military aircraft on the flight line at Bradley Air National Guard Base is a reminder of the first days of basic military training.  The young faces are quietly curious and the wardrobe includes every color in the rainbow.  In those first days of basic training prior to uniform issue and still clothed in "civies,"
  • LCLA--Another first for the Flying Yankees

    For the first time in Flying Yankee history, the 103rd Airlift Wing conducted a local low-cost low-altitude air drop (LCLA) training exercise. C-130 Hercules aircraft belonging to the Connecticut Air National Guard, in coordination with the 439th Westover Air Reserve Base, successfully dropped training bundles tailored specifically for this purpose
  • The fix is in! ...for IGEMS

    The Inspector General Evaluation Management System has been fully integrated into day-to-day operations for the Airmen of the 103rd Airlift Wing despite occasional programmatic glitches that one Senior Non-Commissioned Officer is working to improve upon as part of a team of IGEMS experts during an Air Force-wide customer acceptance testing
  • UPAR course teaches how to tell the story

    Although the Connecticut National Guard has a full-time staff dedicated to public affairs, it is not nearly enough to provide coverage of all the outstanding achievements and events happening every month.Once a year, the Public Affairs staff members teach a two-day course to train Unit Public Affairs Representatives--Guardsmen and members of the
  • 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