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  • Security forces focus on self-defense to round out security training

    On Feb. 7, 2015, members of the 103rd Security Forces Squadron engaged in hand-to-hand combat in an effort to increase their effectiveness when trying to detain personnel that are resisting.The training is designed to assist the officers in defending themselves against grapple attacks and punches, allowing them to get out of a threat by using
  • 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron continues its mission of readiness

    This past year was full of many changes for the Airmen of the 103rd Airlift Wing. The Flying Yankees said goodbye to the C-21A aircraft and welcomed eight C-130H Hercules aircraft along with its new mission. With this mission came more training, equipment and new policies but the day-to-day operations remained the same for the 103rd Civil Engineer
  • Airmen fend off simulated flu epidemic

    Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing successfully completed a three-day public health exercise while deployed to the Combat Readiness Training Center, Savannah, Georgia, Jan. 7, 2015.The exercise put the Flying Yankees to the test with a simulated flu epidemic that required a robust medical response to work hand-in-hand with a complex accountability
  • Flying Yankees get down and dirty in Georgia

    Blue skies and beautiful weather set the stage for two pilots assigned to the 118th Airlift Squadron to receive their unimproved airfields certification, or dirt cert, on Ramagen landing strip in Bryon County, Georgia, while deployed to the Combat Readiness Training Center, Savannah, Georgia. More than 100 Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing
  • Intelligence oversight protects Constitutional rights of our citizens

    Members of the 103rd Operations Support Squadron's intelligence office were examined by the 103rd Airlift Wing's inspection team during an intelligence oversight by-law inspection, Dec. 16, 2014 at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut.The oversight program is directed in the law, and as with many other wing programs the IG
  • Maintainers complete first aircraft generation exercise

    Airmen in the 103rd Maintenance Group completed their first aircraft generation exercise with the C-130H Hercules, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut."An aircraft generation is basically a sequence of events we follow to configure the aircraft for a particular mission within a specified timeframe," said
  • Orange Air National Guard Station receives radome prototype

    A radome was raised and installed on the radar tower at the 103rd Air Control Squadron in Orange, Connecticut, Oct. 25, 2014.  A radome, named with a blend of the words radar and dome, is a protective shield that encompasses a radar antenna."The ACS received the radome through the Small Business Innovation Research Program," said Senior Master Sgt.
  • Civilian employers tour Army and Air National Guard facilities

    Civilian employers from around the state gathered to participate in an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve "bosslift" at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut, arriving early on Oct. 28th, 2014.  The day started over coffee and donuts, when participants were briefed by Col. Fred Miclon, vice commander of the 103rd Airlift
  • Special event was a real treat for unit families

    Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing brought their children out for the first ever Trunk or Treat event at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut, Oct. 28, 2014.The event provided 78 children from 35 Connecticut Air National Guard families a safe and fun alternative or enhancement to traditional Halloween activities, while also
  • Flying Yankees support joint paratrooper training

    Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing supported multiple joint Army air transportation training missions on Sept. 5 and Oct. 8, 2014.The first JAATT mission supported by the Connecticut Air National Guard took place in the skies above Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia, where members the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force received hands-on paratrooper