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  • 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
  • Arrival of eighth aircraft completes unit's newly assigned fleet

    The Airmen of the 103rd Airlift Wing reached a key moment in their mission-conversion efforts when the unit's eighth newly-assigned C-130H Hercules aircraft arrived at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut, Oct. 15, 2014.The Flying Yankees began their ongoing conversion process from C-21 aircraft operations to the current C-130H
  • Signs of support from members of the community

    As Guardsmen leave Bradley Air National Guard Base, they see two signs that are prominently displayed on the property across the street. One sign's message is "Aim High...Fly, Fight, Win," and the other sign includes an American flag and the message, "CT Residents Thank You For Your Service." The signs belong to Fillmore Express Inc., a small
  • Exchange Senior Enlisted Advisor visits Bradley Air National Guard Base

    The Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service visited Bradley Air National Guard Base on Sept. 18. During his visit, Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson toured Exchange facilities and talked with Airmen about how the Exchange can better serve them."One of the best parts of my job as Senior Enlisted Advisor is connecting with
  • Chief, National Guard Bureau visit Flying Yankees for town hall discussion

    The Chief of the National Guard Bureau, Gen. Frank J. Grass visited the members of the 103rd Airlift Wing at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut, Sept. 6, 2014. During his visit he toured the base and received an update on the Flying Yankee's ongoing conversion to the C-130H Hercules aircraft. The day ended with a town hall